2010–11 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2010–11 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball
Gonzaga Bulldogs wordmark.svg
WCC Regular Season Co-Champions
WCC Tournament Champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
Conference West Coast Conference
2010–11 record 25–10 (11–3 WCC)
Head coach Mark Few (12th year)
Assistant coach Tommy Lloyd (10th year)
Assistant coach Ray Giacoletti (4th year)
Assistant coach Donny Daniels (1st year)
Home arena McCarthey Athletic Center
Seasons
2010–11 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Mary's 11 3   .786     25 9   .735
Gonzaga 11 3   .786     25 10   .714
San Francisco 10 4   .714     19 15   .559
Santa Clara 8 6   .571     24 14   .632
Portland 7 7   .500     20 12   .625
Pepperdine 5 9   .357     12 21   .364
Loyola Marymount 2 12   .143     11 21   .344
San Diego 2 12   .143     6 24   .200
2011 WCC Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Gonzaga University in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs are members of the West Coast Conference, and were led by head coach Mark Few. They played their home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center on the university campus in Spokane, Washington.

The team lost the 2010 WCC Player of the Year Matt Bouldin to graduation, but returned the rest of their starting lineup.[1] Three of the returning players participated in the 2010 FIBA World Championship in TurkeyElias Harris for Germany and Kelly Olynyk and Robert Sacre for Canada. Gonzaga was the only NCAA school with more than one player involved in the 2010 Worlds.

The Bulldogs finished the 2010–11 season 25–10, 11–3 in WCC play to share the regular season championship with Saint Mary's. They defeated Saint Mary's in the championship game of the 2011 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to earn an automatic bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. As the 11 seed in the southeast region, the defeated 6 seed St. John's in the second round before falling to 3 seed Brigham Young in the third round.

Preseason[edit]

In 2010–11, the Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team were in their 31st season as a member of the West Coast Conference.[2] Since 2004, the team has played their home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center, which has a capacity of 6,000.[3] In their previous season, a West Coast Conference Preseason poll predicted that the Gonzaga Bulldogs would finish first in the conference.[4]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for Departure
Foster, WillWill Foster 45 C 7'5" 273 Senior Bonney Lake, WA Graduated
Bouldin, MattMatt Bouldin 15 G 6'5" 224 Senior Highlands Ranch, CO Graduated
Pontarolo-Magg, ChrisChris Pontarolo-Magg 4 G 5'11" 175 Senior Quincy, WA Graduated
Kong, BolBol Kong 34 G 6'6" 220 Sophomore (redshirt) Vancouver, BC Transferred to NAIT
Poling, AndyAndy Poling 14 F 6'11" 204 Freshman (redshirt) Portland, OR Transferred to Seattle Pacific
Gibbs, GrantGrant Gibbs 10 G 6'4" 204 Freshman (redshirt) Marion, IA Transferred to Creighton
Vilarino, G.J.G.J. Vilarino 5 G 6'0" 177 Freshman McKinney, TX Transferred to Appalachian State

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous
School
Years
Remaining
Date
Eligible
Carter, MarquiseMarquise Carter G 6'4" 178 Junior (redshirt) San Diego, CA Three Rivers CC 2 Oct. 1, 2010[5]

2010 Recruiting class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Keegan Hyland[6]
SG
Portland, ME South Portland 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Apr 27, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 84
Mathis Keita[7]
SG
Thionville, France Lycée Marcelin Berthelot/INSEP 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) May 12, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN: N/A   ESPN grade: NR
Mathis Mönninghoff[7]
SF
Ibbenbüren, Germany Landrat-Lucas-Gymnasium/Bayer Giants 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Aug 11, 2010 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN: N/A   ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  247Sports: 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:

Roster[edit]

2010–11 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 41 Gray, StevenSteven Gray 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Bainbridge Irondale, WA
C 00 Sacre, RobertRobert Sacre 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Jr Handsworth North Vancouver, BC
G 2 Carter, MarquiseMarquise Carter 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 178 lb (81 kg) RS Jr Horizon Christian
Three Rivers CC
San Diego, CA
G 3 Goodson, DemetriDemetri Goodson 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Klein Collins Spring, TX
G 30 Hart, MikeMike Hart 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) RS So Jesuit Portland, OR
F 10 Arop, MangistoMangisto Arop 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 208 lb (94 kg) So St. Mary (ON) Edmonton, AB
F 20 Harris, EliasElias Harris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Friedrich-Magnus-Schwerd-Gymnasium
BIS Speyer
Speyer, Germany
F 13 Olynyk, KellyKelly Olynyk 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 238 lb (108 kg) So South Kamloops Kamloops, BC
C 35 Dower, SamSam Dower 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) RS Fr Osseo Brooklyn Park, MN
G 11 Stockton, DavidDavid Stockton 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 152 lb (69 kg) RS Fr Gonzaga Prep Spokane, WA
G 25 Keita, MathisMathis Keita 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Lycée Marcelin Berthelot
INSEP
Thionville, France
F 22 Mönninghoff, MathisMathis Mönninghoff 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Fr Landrat-Lucas-Gymnasium
Bayer Giants
Ibbenbüren, Germany
G 33 Hyland, KeeganKeegan Hyland Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Fr South Portland Portland, ME
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2010-11-13

Rankings[edit]

Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
Poll Pre
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Wk 2
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Wk 3
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Wk 4
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Wk 5
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Wk 6
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Wk 7
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Wk 8
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Wk 9
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Wk 10
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Wk 11
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Wk 12
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Wk 13
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Wk 14
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AP 12 11 22 RV RV -- RV RV RV RV RV -- -- --
Coaches 12 12 18 24 RV -- -- RV RV RV RV -- -- --

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
10/30/2010*
No. 12 vs. Texas
Secret Scrimmage
   -
Pepsi Center (-)
Denver, CO
11/05/2010*
6:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
No. 12 Southern Oregon W 90–58 
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
Regular Season
11/12/2010*
6:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
No. 12 Southern W 117–72  1–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/14/2010*
1:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
No. 12 IUPUI
CBE Classic Regional Round
W 86–56  2–0
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/16/2010*
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 11 No. 25 San Diego State
CBE Classic Regional Round
L 76–79  2–1
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
11/22/2010*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 22 vs. No. 4 Kansas State
CBE Semifinal
L 64–81  2–2
Sprint Center (18,630)
Kansas City, MO
11/23/2010*
4:45 PM, ESPNU
No. 22 vs. Marquette
CBI 3rd place game
W 66–63  3–2
Sprint Center (18,966)
Kansas City, MO
11/30/2010*
6:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
Eastern Washington W 86–57  4–2
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/04/2010*
2:15 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 20 Illinois
Battle in Seattle
L 61–73  4–3
KeyArena (14,789)
Seattle, WA
12/08/2010*
8:00 PM, FSN
at Washington State L 59–81  4–4
Beasley Coliseum (10,177)
Pullman, WA
12/11/2010*
5:30 PM, ESPN2
at No. 23 Notre Dame L 79–83  4–5
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,570)
South Bend, IN
12/16/2010*
6:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
Lewis-Clark State W 103–61  5–5
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/18/2010*
1:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. No. 9 Baylor
The Showcase
W 68–64  6–5
American Airlines Center (11,077)
Dallas, TX
12/22/2010*
12:00 PM, ESPN2
Xavier W 64–54  7–5
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/29/2010*
5:30 PM, KHQ/FSN
Lafayette W 83–55  8–5
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
12/31/2010*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
Oklahoma State W 73–52  9–5
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/02/2011*
10:00 AM, FSN
at Wake Forest W 73–63  10–5
LJVM Coliseum (11,003)
Winston-Salem, NC
01/08/2011
5:30 PM, KAYU/FSN
Portland W 74–61  11–5 (1–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/13/2011
6:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
Pepperdine W 92–75  12–5 (2–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/15/2011
5:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
Loyola Marymount W 79–59  13–5 (3–0)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/20/2011
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at Santa Clara L 71–85  13–6 (3–1)
Leavey Center (4,017)
Santa Clara, CA
01/22/2011
5:30 PM, KHQ/FSN
at San Francisco L 91–96 OT 13–7 (3–2)
War Memorial Gymnasium (4,195)
San Francisco, CA
01/27/2011
8:00 PM, ESPN2
Saint Mary's L 71–73  13–8 (3–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
01/29/2011
5:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
San Diego W 86–53  14–8 (4–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/03/2011
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at Portland W 67–64  15–8 (5–3)
Chiles Center (4,852)
Portland, OR
02/05/2011*
1:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Memphis
Ronald McDonald House Charities Classic
L 58–62  15–9
Spokane Arena (10,778)
Spokane, WA
02/10/2011
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at Loyola Marymount W 67–57  16–9 (6–3)
Gersten Pavilion (2,964)
Los Angeles, CA
02/12/2011
7:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
at Pepperdine W 63–44  17–9 (7–3)
Firestone Fieldhouse (2,484)
Malibu, CA
02/17/2011
6:00 PM, KHQ
Santa Clara W 85–76  18–9 (8–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/19/2011
5:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
San Francisco W 70–53  19–9 (9–3)
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
02/24/2011
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at Saint Mary's W 89–85 OT 20–9 (10–3)
McKeon Pavilion (3,500)
Moraga, CA
02/26/2011
6:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
at San Diego W 68–31  21–9 (11–3)
Jenny Craig Pavilion (3,882)
San Diego, CA
02/28/2011*
6:00 PM, KHQ/FSN
Cal State Bakersfield W 96–49  22–9
McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
2011 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/06/2011
7:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. San Francisco
Semifinals
W 71–67  23–9
Orleans Arena (7,489)
Paradise, NV
03/07/2011
6:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Saint Mary's
Championship Game
W 75–63  24–9
Orleans Arena (7,186)
Paradise, NV
2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
03/17/2011*
6:45 PM, CBS
vs. No. 18 St. John's
Second Round
W 86–71  25–9
Pepsi Center (19,216)
Denver, CO
03/19/2011*
4:45 PM, CBS
vs. No. 10 BYU
Third Round
L 67–89  25–10
Pepsi Center (19,328)
Denver, CO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "West Coast Conference History". CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gonzaga History 1990-present". Gonzaga University. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
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  5. ^ "Guard Marquise Carter commits to GU - More on Carter". April 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Portland, Maine's Keegan Hyland To Join Bulldogs". May 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Zags officially add French guard to mix". August 24, 2010. 
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