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2018 Schedule
32-5, 1st in WCC
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2dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

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17dJonathan Givony

Hachimura back to Gonzaga for junior season

Rui Hachimura is returning to Gonzaga for his junior season. The 6-foot-8 power forward is projected as the No. 14 pick in ESPN's 2019 mock draft.

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23d

Gonzaga staying put in WCC, AD Roth confirms

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth met with university president Thayne McCulloh on Monday to finalize the decision to keep the athletic program in the West Coast Conference, according to The Spokesman-Review.

Mann: 'It was hard to' envision FSU in Elite Eight (0:41)
Florida State's depth, defense were instrumental in win (1:21)
Cofer: Junkyard defense is 'the culture' at FSU (0:48)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State was the more active team and the more aggressive team tonight. The Seminoles' press was just too much for Gonzaga throughout the game and the Noles were so efficient in transition. FSU has beaten three straight higher seeds for the first time in school history. This is just FSU's third Elite Eight appearance in school history and the first since 1993.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

And looks like the West regional final will be Florida State vs. Michigan, which hopefully will be as entertaining as their Orange Bowl matchup a couple years ago.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Chants of "F-S-U" raining down here inside Staples Center. The Seminoles have all the momentum and have been incredibly active in the paint all night on both the offensive and defensive end. Length and the use of the press have really worn down this Gonzaga offense at times. Very similar to UNC Greensboro plan in the opening weekend.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

A key factor through the first 28 minutes of the game: rim protection. Florida State has 8 blocks (3 by 6-foot-8 forward Mfiondu Kabengele), while Gonzaga has none.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Florida State guard Terance Mann is having himself a helluva second half, with all of his points coming at the rim.

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34dKyle Bonagura

Gonzaga's Tillie sits out vs. FSU with hip injury

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie was a late scratch for the Zags' Sweet 16 loss to Florida State Thursday night, pulled from the lineup after aggravating a hip injury.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

The first few minutes of the second half have been illustrative of all the problems Gonzaga has had with Florida State's length and athleticism tonight.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

It's possible this could be Gonzaga's last half of basketball as a WCC school. “Every day we're having some sort of contact with representatives of the Mountain West Conference,” Gonzaga AD Mike Roth said Wednesday.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

FSU really digging its heels in on defense against the Zags. Gonzaga didn't score any points in the last 2 minutes of the half and just hit 1 of its last 8 shots. FSU is forcing the Zags to shoot just 10 percent from 3 right now

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Yesterday, Gonzaga coach Mark Few said Florida State was "probably easily the most physically imposing and athletically gifted team we've faced" since he's been coach. While that was likely an exaggeration, the Noles have looked the part in controlling this first half.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga players and assistants told me in Boise that they traditionally struggle when teams press them. Early on FSU had the Zags all out of rhythm offensively but Gonzaga has found its game against this aggressive Noles team, especially with F Rui Hachimura coming through big in the paint. Switching to zone also helped the Zags on the defensive end.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

When there was 4:34 to go in the first half, Florida State and Gonzaga were each shooting 9-of-22 from the field. That's how close this game has been — and felt.

Joel Anderson ESPN 

Mark Few's switch to a zone defense, down 23-14, has been pivotal in Gonzaga's run to get back into the game against Florida State.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga forward Killian Tillie is not expected to play against Florida State after aggravating a hip injury, according to a team spokesman.

Team Stats

Points Per Game83.511th
Rebounds Per Game39.913th
Assists Per Game15.268th
Points Allowed67.753rd

Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record29-20
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances20