2006–07 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2006–07 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball
Gonzaga Bulldogs wordmark.svg
WCC Regular Season Champions
WCC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
ConferenceWest Coast Conference
2006–07 record23–11 (11–3 WCC)
Head coachMark Few (8th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaMcCarthey Athletic Center
Seasons
2006–07 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Gonzaga 11 3   .786     23 11   .676
Santa Clara 10 4   .714     21 10   .677
Saint Mary's 8 6   .571     17 15   .531
San Francisco 8 6   .571     13 18   .419
San Diego 6 8   .429     18 14   .563
Loyola Marymount 5 9   .357     13 18   .419
Portland 4 10   .286     9 23   .281
Pepperdine 4 10   .286     8 23   .258
2007 WCC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2006–07 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Gonzaga University in the NCAA men's Division I competition.

Preseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for Departure
J.P. Batista 13 F 6'9" 269 Senior (Redshirt) Pernambuco, Brazil Graduated
Erroll Knight 22 G 6'7" 211 Senior (Redshirt) Seattle, WA Graduated
Nathan Doudney 11 G 6'4" 208 Senior (Redshirt) Rockwall, TX Graduated
Colin Floyd 15 G 6'1" 201 Senior (Redshirt) Harrington, WA Graduated
Stephen Gentry 24 G 6'2" 175 Senior (Redshirt) Fort Scott, KS Graduated
Mamery Diallo 3 F 6'9" 235 Junior Evreux, France Signed a Pro Contract with Poitiers
Adam Morrison 3 F 6'8" 205 Junior Spokane, WA Entered the 2006 NBA Draft
David Burgess 33 F 6'10" 270 Sophomore (Redshirt) Irvine, CA Transferred to Azusa Pacific

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous
School
Years
Remaining
Date
Eligible
Abdullahi Kuso F 6'9" 228 Junior (Redshirt) Kaduna, Nigeria Tallahassee CC 2 Oct. 1, 2006[2]

2007 Recruiting Class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Will Foster[3]
C
Bonney Lake, WA White River 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jul 2, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Matt Bouldin[3]
G
Highlands Ranch, CO ThunderRidge 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Sep 14, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Theo Davis[4]
F
Brampton, ON Lutheran Christian Academy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 198 lb (90 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2006 Gonzaga Rivals Commits". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 11, 2006.
  • "2006 Gonzaga Scout Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved August 11, 2006.
  • "2006 Gonzaga ESPN Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 11, 2006.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 11, 2006.
  • "2006 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 11, 2006.

Roster[edit]

2006–07 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 32 Sean Mallon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 223 lb (101 kg) RS Sr Ferris Spokane, WA
G 5 Derek Raivio 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Sr Mountain View Vancouver, WA
F 31 Abdullahi Kuso 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 228 lb (103 kg) RS Jr Rimi
Rutgers
Tallahassee CC
Kaduna, Nigeria
G 22 David Pendergraft 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 223 lb (101 kg) Jr Brewster Brewster, WA
G 22 Pierre Marie Altidor-Cespedes 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Jr St. Champlain St.-Lambert Montreal, QC
F 33 David Burgess 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) RS So Woodbridge
BYU
Irvine, CA
F 42 Josh Heytvelt 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 238 lb (108 kg) RS So Clarkston Clarkston, WA
G 11 Andrew Sorenson (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS So Olympia Olympia, WA
G 22 Micah Downs 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Juanita
Kansas
Kirkland, WA
G 2 Jeremy Pargo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 219 lb (99 kg) So Robeson Chicago, IL
G 20 Larry Gurganious Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 199 lb (90 kg) So Saint Mary's Berkeley, CA
G 13 Jordan Mast (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Fr Jesuit Hillsboro, OR
C 45 Will Foster 7 ft 4 in (2.24 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr White River Bonney Lake, WA
G 15 Matt Bouldin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Fr ThunderRidge Highlands Ranch, CO
F 34 Theo Davis Injured Current redshirt 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Fr Lutheran Christian Academy Brampton, ON
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/10/2006*
5:00 PM, KHQ
Eastern Washington W 90–75  1–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/14/2006*
8:00 PM, ESPN
Rice
Preseason NIT West Region - 1st Round
W 88–50  2–0
Spokane Arena 
Spokane, WA
11/15/2006*
7:00 PM, ESPN
Baylor
Preseason NIT West Region - Title Game
W 78–69  3–0
Spokane Arena (8,303)
Spokane, WA
11/19/2006*
5:00 PM, KAYU
Texas-San Antonio W 92–48  4–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/22/2006*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 2 North Carolina
Preseason NIT - 1st Round
W 82–74  5–0
Madison Square Garden (9,123)
New York, NY
11/24/2006*
4:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Butler
Preseason NIT- Championship Game
L 79–71  5–1
Madison Square Garden (9,498)
New York, NY
11/26/2006*
1:00 PM, KHQ
Idaho W 76–51  6–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/30/2006*
5:00 PM, KHQ
No. 22 Portland State W 69–51  7–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/02/2006*
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 22 vs. Texas
Hall of Fame Challenge
W 87–77  8–1
U.S. Airways Arena 
Phoenix, AZ
12/05/2006*
7:00 PM, KHQ
No. 18 at Washington State L 77–67  8–2
Beasley Coliseum 
Pullman, WA
12/09/2006*
8:00 PM, KHQ
No. 18 No. 13 Washington W 99–77  9–2
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/16/2006*
2:00 PM, ESPN
No. 16 at Georgia L 96–83  9–3
The Arena at Gwinnett Center (6,812)
Duluth, GA
12/21/2006*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 22 vs. No. 6 Duke L 61–54  9–4
Madison Square Garden (19,528)
New York, NY
12/30/2006*
3:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 24 Nevada
Battle in Seattle
L 82–74  9–5
KeyArena (15,110)
Seattle, WA
01/03/2007*
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at Virginia L 108–87  9–6
John Paul Jones Arena (13,827)
Charlottesville, VA
01/06/2007
1:00 PM, KAYU
Loyola Marymount W 97–62  10–6 (1–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/08/2007
8:00 PM, ESPN2
Pepperdine W 69–52  11–6 (2–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/13/2007
8:00 PM, KHQ
at Santa Clara W 77–69  12–6 (3–0)
Leavey Center (4,500)
Santa Clara, CA
01/16/2007
9:00 PM, ESPN
St. Mary's L 80–75  12–7 (3–1)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
01/22/2007
8:00 PM, ESPN
at Portland W 80–68  13–7 (4–1)
Chiles Center (4,712)
Portland, OR
01/27/2007
5:00 PM, KHQ
San Francisco W 72–56  14–7 (5–1)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/29/2007
4:00 PM, ESPN2
at San Diego W 91–82  15–7 (6–1)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/31/2007*
8:00 PM, FSN
at No. 23 Stanford W 90–86 2OT 16–7
Maples Pavilion (7,178)
Stanford, CA
02/03/2007
12:00 PM, KHQ
at Pepperdine W 82–57  17–7 (7–1)
Firestone Fieldhouse 
Malibu, CA
02/05/2007
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at Loyola Marymount L 67–61  17–8 (7–2)
Gersten Pavilion (3,816)
Los Angeles, CA
02/10/2007
5:00 PM, KHQ
St. Mary's W 60–49  18–8 (8–2)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/12/2007
8:00 PM, ESPN2
Santa Clara L 84–73  18–9 (8–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/17/2007*
3:00 PM, ESPN
No. 8 Memphis L 78–77  18–10
Spokane Arena (11,272)
Spokane, WA
02/19/2007
6:00 PM, KHQ
Portland W 87–67  19–10 (9–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/24/2007
12:00 PM, ABC
at San Francisco W 86–79 OT 20–10 (10–3)
War Memorial Gymnasium (4,500)
San Francisco, CA
02/26/2007
7:00 PM, KHQ
at San Diego W 74–64  21–10 (11–3)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (5,054)
San Diego, CA
2007 West Coast Conference Tournament
03/04/2007
6:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. San Diego
Semifinals
W 88–70  22–10
Chiles Center 
Portland, OR
03/05/2007
6:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Santa Clara
Championship
W 77–68  23–10
Chiles Center (4,621)
Portland, OR
NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
03/15/2007*
6:00 PM, CBS
No. (10) vs. (7) Indiana
NCAA Tournament Round of 64
L 70–57  23–11
Arco Arena (16,338)
Sacramento, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

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