DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: BASEBALL|| HOCKEY | BASKETBALL
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Tue May 24 13:42:19 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
GONZAGA HOLDS THE BEST WINS/LOSSES BALANCE NATIONWIDE
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:30 AM EST

The first time Gonzaga Bulldogs played Santa Clara this season, Broncos coach Kerry Keating essentially paid fans to come out and watch.

The second time Bulldogs played Santa Clara this season, Keating should have paid the Bulldogs for putting on a clinic at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

“They played great and made us look truly pedestrian,” Keating declared after the 3rd-ranked Gonzaga crushed Santa Clara, 85-42. “They’re manifestly one of the best teams in the country.”

Gonzaga raced to leads of 15-2, 22-5 and 40-11 before “settling” for a 44-15 lead at the half. Last month, the Broncos played Bulldogs tough in an 81-74 loss, when Keating paid hotel bills for Santa Clara Broncos students who returned to campus from the holiday break before the dorms re-opened.

Gonzaga’s starters sat out lots of the 2nd half Wednesday, but the Gonzaga still finished with a 45-22 edge in bouncing back and a 50-16 advantage in points in the paint. The Zags shot 56.9 % from the field and held Santa Clara to 30.2 %.

“Outstanding effort by our guys,” Gonzaga Bulldogs coach Mark Few said. “Probably the best I’ve ever seen in this building as far as our defense and rebounding and heck, even our offensive execution.

Elias Harris led Bulldogswith 17 points and 9 rebounds in 23 minutes. Front-court partner Kelly Olynyk added 14 points and 7 rebounds in just 18 minutes. Scores

“If Kelly’s not the best player in the country, he’s second best behind (Indiana guard Victor) Oladipo,” Keating related. “Our big men are doing a heck of a job playing together,” Gonzaga senior guard Mike Hart said.

No one will ever confuse Hart with a national player of the year candidate, but the former walk-on continues to draw raves for his hustling play at each end of the floor. Hart shut down Santa Clara star Kevin Foster and racked up 6 points, 7 rebounds and two steals while earning repeated ovations from the sellout crowd of 6,000.

“He’s one of a kind,” teammate Gary Bell Jr. Said. “He’s the ultimate Zag.”

“He’s what every coach wants to have on their team, regardless of what level you’re at,” Keating recounted. “He relishes his role.”

Brandon Clark led Santa Clara Broncos with 14 points. Marc Trosolini was next with just 8 points. Hart helped limit Foster, Santa Clara’s best-ever leading scorer, to 4 points on 2-for-10 shooting.

“He basically took Kevin out of the game direct from the start,” Keating announced. “The 1st play of the game (when Hart was fiercely protecting Foster), he didn’t care if he was going to get a foul.

“He was going to tell Kevin, ‘This is how it should be. You have to handle it.’

The Bulldogs, riding their second 9-game lucky streak of the season, improved to 26-2 overall and 13-0 in the West Coast Conference.

The Broncos, who had won 2 in a row and 7 of 9, slid to 19-9 and 7-6. Santa Clara’s points and margin of defeat were the worst of the season.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
PRINTABLE BRACKETS - UPDATED AFTER EVERY ROUND
BASEBALL 4/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
BASKETBALL 3/8/2016 - 4/12/2016
HOCKEY 3/8/2016 - 4/9/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Golden State Warriors
2
Golden State Warriors
3
Tampa Bay Rays
4
Oklahoma City Thunder
5
Miami Marlins
05/24/2016
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceMATHIEU, PAUL-HENRI vs. GIRALDO, SANTIAGO05:15 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceKNAPP, KARIN vs. AZARENKA, VICTORIA05:15 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceLORENZI, PAOLO vs. BERLOCQ, CARLOS06:10 AM PST
ATP - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceGOFFIN, DAVID vs. BARRERE, GREGOIRE06:30 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceNICULESCU, MONICA vs. PARMENTIER, PAULINE06:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceWILLIAMS, SERENA vs. RYBARIKOVA, MAGDALENA06:45 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceSVITOLINA, ELINA vs. CIRSTEA, SORANA07:30 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceNARA, KURUMI vs. ALLERTOVA, DENISA08:00 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FranceTOWNSEND, TAYLOR vs. HESSE, AMANDINE08:35 AM PST
MLBTB RAYS vs MIA MARLINS (PROPS)09:10 AM PST
WTA - Roland Garros, Paris, FrancePUTINTSEVA, YULIA vs. WOZNIAK, ALEKSANDRA09:50 AM PST
MLBNY METS vs WAS NATIONALS4:05 PM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs PIT PIRATES4:05 PM PST
MLBTOR BLUE JAYS vs NY YANKEES4:05 PM PST
MLBMIL BREWERS vs ATL BRAVES4:10 PM PST
MLBCHI CUBS vs STL CARDINALS4:10 PM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs DET TIGERS4:10 PM PST
MLBCOL ROCKIES vs BOS RED SOX4:10 PM PST
MLBLA ANGELS vs TEX RANGERS5:05 PM PST
NHLPIT PENGUINS vs. TB LIGHTNING5:05 PM PST
MLBCLE INDIANS vs CHI WHITE SOX5:10 PM PST
MLBBAL ORIOLES vs HOU ASTROS5:10 PM PST
MLBKC ROYALS vs MIN TWINS5:10 PM PST
NBAGST WARRIORS vs OKC THUNDER6:00 PM PST
MLBCIN REDS vs LA DODGERS7:10 PM PST
MLBOAK ATHLETICS vs SEA MARINERS7:10 PM PST
MLBSDG PADRES vs SFO GIANTS7:15 PM PST
05/25/2016
MLBNY METS vs. WAS NATIONALS10:05 AM PST
MLBKC ROYALS vs. MIN TWINS10:10 AM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs. DET TIGERS10:10 AM PST
MLBCHI CUBS vs. STL CARDINALS10:45 AM PST
MLBLA ANGELS vs. TEX RANGERS11:05 AM PST
MLBCLE INDIANS vs. CHI WHITE SOX11:10 AM PST
MLBSDG PADRES vs. SFO GIANTS12:45 PM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs. PIT PIRATES4:05 PM PST
MLBTOR BLUE JAYS vs. NY YANKEES4:05 PM PST
MLBMIL BREWERS vs. ATL BRAVES4:10 PM PST
MLBCOL ROCKIES vs. BOS RED SOX4:10 PM PST
MLBMIA MARLINS vs. TB RAYS4:10 PM PST
MLBBAL ORIOLES vs. HOU ASTROS5:10 PM PST
NBATOR RAPTORS vs CLE CAVALIERS5:35 PM PST
NHLSTL BLUES vs. SJ SHARKS6:05 PM PST
MLBCIN REDS vs. LA DODGERS7:10 PM PST
MLBOAK ATHLETICS vs. SEA MARINERS7:10 PM PST
05/26/2016
MLBOKC THUNDER vs GST WARRIORS6:00 PM PST

x