NBA Insider and one of our northwest hoops bloggers Steve Lee says this NBA season it appears as though two “Vancouverites”, (ok, one from Victoria) have flipped the script and are trying to make Hollywood into “Vancouverlite”. Steve points out at 7’0″, 265lbs, Rob Sacre will help solidify a frontcourt core of Howard, Pau Gasol, and Jordan Hill. It can`t hurt his game for Team Canada having Steve Nash to look to as well…
Bulldogs bloggers Blair Thomas takes a deep look at who may be in the starting lineup for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 2012-13 season. The Zags will be looking to return to greatness in next year’s March Madness but who will be the key contributors? Mark Few says Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris will undoubtedly be the two focal points on offense.
NWSB Insider and Gonzaga Bulldogs blogger Blair Thomas tells us the Zags (25-6) were awarded the 7th seed in the East Region as the NCAA announced pairings for this season’s NCAA Tournament Sunday. The Bulldogs will face No. 10 seed West Virginia University (19-13) Thursday at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Here are the keys to a Bulldogs win.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Gonzaga Bulldogs mens basketball head coach Mark Few. Jason Green one of our northwest hoops bloggers points you cannot deny Few’s coaching record. He’s led Gonzaga to the Big Dance every season he has been the head coach, has won the WCC championship from 2001 to 2011 and has won the WCC Tournament championship eight times.
NWSB Insider and WCC conference blogger Blair Thomas tells us its 2012 West Coast Conference tournament basketball time. What team is going to win its way out of the WCC brackets into the NCAA tournament? Inconsistent play in close games plagued the Bulldogs in their five losses. Can Elias Harris, Kevin Pangos, and Robert Sacre help them win it in Las Vegas?
NWSB Insider and Gonzaga Bulldogs blogger Blair Thomas tells us the five players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on northwest sports teams. The players mentioned on this list include Adam Morrison, Ronny Turiaf, Jeff Brown, Frank Burgess, and Matt Santangelo. Apologies to John Stockton, Richie Frahm, Blake Stepp, Dan Dickau, Derek Raivio, and Jeremy Pargo.
NWSB Insider and Gonzaga Bulldogs blogger Blair Thomas tells us the Zappo’s.com West Coast Conference Tournament kicks off February 29th at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Saint Mary’s comes in as the favorite. The ace in the hole is Gonzaga Head Coach Mark Few. Blair has some reasons Gonzaga Will Win the Automatic Big Dance Bid. Led by Kevin Pangos.
NWSB Managing Editor Q weighs in with his Gonzaga Bulldogs vs BYU Cougars Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Bulldogs by 2.5. The total is set at 147.5. The game is pretty evenly matched up despite BYU losing its stud Jimmer Freddette. The Zags will be looking for Robert Sacre and Elias Harris to step up.
NWSB Managing Editor Q weighs in with his Washington State Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Bulldogs by 15.5. The total is set at 141. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 2-2 while on the road this season, 6-1 against conference opponents. Look for the bigs Robert Sacre and Sam Dower to dominate Thursday night.
Clinton Bell tells us with a close win Saturday night at Loyola Marymount, Gonzaga now looks ahead at two conference foes in the upcoming week. With St. Mary’s sitting atop the conference with a 5-0 record, the Zags need a win in both Thursday, and Saturday nights games to stay close. Gonzaga will definitely need to rely on the shooting abilities of both Kevin Pangos and Sam Dower.