2019–20 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team

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2019–20 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball
Gonzaga Bulldogs wordmark.svg
ConferenceWest Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
2019–20 record10–1 (0–0 WCC)
Head coachMark Few (21st season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaMcCarthey Athletic Center
Seasons
2019–20 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Gonzaga 0 0       11 1   .917
Santa Clara 0 0       10 2   .833
Saint Mary's 0 0       9 2   .818
San Francisco 0 0       9 2   .818
Pacific 0 0       9 3   .750
Portland 0 0       7 3   .700
BYU 0 0       8 4   .667
Loyola Marymount 0 0       5 5   .500
San Diego 0 0       6 7   .462
Pepperdine 0 0       5 6   .455
2020 WCC Tournament winner
As of December 15, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019–20 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team (also informally referred to as the Zags) represents Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, Washington, in the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team is led by head coach Mark Few, in his 21st season as head coach. This is the Bulldogs' 16th season at the on-campus McCarthey Athletic Center and 40th season as a member of the West Coast Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Bulldogs team finished the 2018–19 season 33–4, 16–0 in WCC play to win the WCC regular season championship. After losing to Saint Mary's in the WCC Tournament, they received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they defeated Fairleigh Dickinson in the Round of 64, Baylor in the Round of 32, and then Florida State in the Sweet Sixteen, before losing to Texas Tech in the Elite Eight.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for Departure
Jeremy Jones 22 F 6'7" 213 Senior (Redshirt) San Antonio, TX Graduated
Josh Perkins 13 G 6'3" 190 Senior (Redshirt) Park Hill, CO Graduated
Geno Crandall 0 G 6'4" 185 Senior (Redshirt) Minneapolis, MN Graduated
Brandon Clarke 15 F 6'8" 215 Junior (Redshirt) Phoenix, AZ Entered 2019 NBA Draft
Jack Beach 2 G 6'3" 180 Junior (Redshirt) San Diego, CA Graduated
Rui Hachimura 21 F 6'8" 230 Junior Toyama, Japan Entered 2019 NBA Draft
Zach Norvell Jr. 23 G 6'5" 205 Sophomore (Redshirt) Chicago, IL Entered 2019 NBA Draft
Greg Foster 4 G 6'5" 195 Freshman Milwaukee, WI Transferred to Saint Joseph's

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous
School
Years
Remaining
Date
Eligible
Admon Gilder G 6'4" 199 Senior (redshirt) Dallas, Texas Texas A&M 1 Oct. 1, 2019[1]
Ryan Woolridge G 6'3" 175 Senior (redshirt) Mansfield, Texas North Texas 1 Oct. 1, 2019[2]

Recruiting class of 2019[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Anton Watson
SF
Spokane, WA Gonzaga Preparatory School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jun 21, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Brock Ravet
PG
Kittitas, WA Kittitas High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Jun 23, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Martynas Arlauskas
SF
Kaunas, Lithuania BC Žalgiris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sep 20, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Drew Timme
C
Richardson, TX Pearce High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Nov 14, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Pavel Zakharov
C
Saint Petersburg, Russia Montverde Academy,
Montverde, FL
6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Nov 19, 2018 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Oumar Ballo
C
Koulikoro, Mali NBA Academy Latin America,
Mexico City
6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Feb 23, 2019 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

  • "Gonzaga Commit List for 2019". Rivals.com.
  • "2019 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Recruiting class of 2020[edit]

Roster[edit]

2019–20 Gonzaga Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 1 Admon Gilder 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Sr James Madison
Texas A&M
Dallas, TX
G 4 Ryan Woolridge 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr Lake Ridge
San Diego
North Texas
Mansfield, TX
G 5 Alex Martin (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Blue Valley
Belmont
Johnson County CC
Overland Park, KS
F 33 Killian Tillie 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr INSEP Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
F 24 Corey Kispert 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr King's Edmonds, WA
G 11 Joël Ayayi 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So INSEP Bordeaux, France
F 3 Filip Petrušev 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Montverde Academy Belgrade, Serbia
G 10 Matthew Lang (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Jesuit Portland, OR
G 20 Paul Pennington (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) RS Fr Boise Boise, ID
F 22 Anton Watson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Gonzaga Prep Spokane, WA
G 32 Brock Ravet 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Kittitas Kittitas, WA
G 5 Martynas Arlauskas 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr BC Žalgiris Kaunas, Lithuania
F 2 Drew Timme 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr J. J. Pearce Richardson, TX
C 10 Pavel Zakharov 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Montverde Academy Saint Petersburg, Russia
C 0 Oumar Ballo Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Fr NBA Academy Latin America Koulikoro, Mali
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: October 30, 2019

Projected depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Filip Petrušev Pavel Zakharov
PF Killian Tillie Anton Watson Drew Timme
SF Corey Kispert Alex Martin Martynas Arlauskas
SG Admon Gilder Joël Ayayi Matthew Lang
PG Ryan Woolridge Brock Ravet Paul Pennington

[citation needed]

  • Roster is subject to change as/if players transfer or leave the program for other reasons.


Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at
Gonzaga
Alma Mater (year)
Mark Few Head Coach 21st Oregon (1987)
Tommy Lloyd Associate Head Coach 19th Whitman (1998)
Brian Michaelson Assistant Coach 7th Gonzaga (2005)
Roger Powell Assistant Coach 1st Illinois (2005)
Josh Therrien Athletic Trainer 4th Washington State (2007)
Travis Knight Strength & Conditioning Coach 14th Gonzaga (2000)

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 1, 2019*
6:00 pm, KHQ
No. 8 Lewis–Clark State W 116–61 
 28  Watson   9  Tied   5  3 tied  McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
Non-conference regular season
November 5, 2019*
5:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
No. 8 Alabama State W 95–64  1–0
 28  Kispert   7  Ayayi   7  Ayayi  McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
November 9, 2019*
5:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
No. 8 Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 110–60  2–0
 25  Petrušev   13  Ayayi   9  Woolridge  McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
November 12, 2019*
6:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
No. 8 North Dakota W 97–66  3–0
 20  Kispert   15  Petrušev   5  Kispert  McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
November 15, 2019*
6:00 pm, SECN
No. 8 at Texas A&M W 79–49  4–0
 16  Tied   10  Petrušev   6  Ayayi  Reed Arena (10,344)
College Station, TX
November 19, 2019*
6:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
No. 8 UT Arlington
Battle 4 Atlantis campus-site game
W 72–66  5–0
 19  Woolridge   10  Timme   5  Gilder  McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
November 23, 2019*
5:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
No. 8 Cal State Bakersfield W 77–49  6–0
 15  Petrušev   7  Petrušev   4  Petrušev  McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
November 27, 2019*
4:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 8 vs. Southern Miss
Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals
W 94–69  7–0
 28  Kispert   12  Ayayi   7  Woolridge  Imperial Arena (1,459)
Nassau, BS
November 28, 2019*
1:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 vs. No. 11 Oregon
Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals
W 73–72 OT 8–0
 22  Petrusev   16  Petrusev   4  Ayayi  Imperial Arena (1,432)
Nassau, BS
November 29, 2019*
11:00 am, ESPN
No. 8 vs. Michigan
Battle 4 Atlantis championship
L 64–82  8–1
 20  Tillie   9  Petrusev   5  Woolridge  Imperial Arena (1,503)
Nassau, BS
December 4, 2019*
6:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
No. 9 Texas Southern W 101–62  9–1
 17  Kispert   9  Ayayi   5  Tied  McCarthey Athletic Center (6,000)
Spokane, WA
December 8, 2019*
4:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 9 at No. 22 Washington W 83–76  10–1
 17  Petrusev   10  Petrusev   6  Tillie  Alaska Airlines Arena (9,268)
Seattle, WA
December 14, 2019*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 6 at No. 15 Arizona   
                     McKale Center 
Tucson, AZ
December 18, 2019*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
North Carolina   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
December 21, 2019*
2:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
Eastern Washington   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
December 30, 2019*
6:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
Detroit Mercy   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
WCC Regular Season
January 2, 2020
7:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
at Portland   
                     Chiles Center 
Portland, OR
January 4, 2020
7:00 pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
Pepperdine   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
January 9, 2020
7:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
at San Diego   
                     Jenny Craig Pavilion 
San Diego, CA
January 11, 2020
1:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
at Loyola Marymount   
                     Gersten Pavilion 
Los Angeles, CA
January 16, 2020
8:00 pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
Santa Clara   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
January 18, 2020
7:00 pm, ESPN2/ESPNU
BYU   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spoakane, WA
January 25, 2020
7:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
Pacific   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spoakane, WA
January 30, 2020
7:30 pm, CBSSN
at Santa Clara   
                     Leavey Center 
Santa Clara, CA
February 1, 2020
1:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
at San Francisco   
                     War Memorial Gymnasium 
San Francisco, CA
February 6, 2020
8:00 pm, CBSSN
Loyola Marymount   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
February 8, 2020
7:00 pm, ESPN/ESPN2
at Saint Mary's
Rivalry
  
                     McKeon Pavilion 
Moraga, CA
February 15, 2020
7:00 pm, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
at Pepperdine   
                     Firestone Fieldhouse 
Malibu, CA
February 20, 2020
8:00 pm, ESPN2
San Francisco   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spoakane, WA
February 22, 2020
7:00 pm, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
at BYU   
                     Marriott Center 
Provo, UT
February 27, 2020
6:00 pm, KHQ/RTNW
San Diego   
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
February 29, 2020
7:00 pm, ESPN/ESPN2
Saint Mary's
Rivalry
  
                     McCarthey Athletic Center 
Spokane, WA
WCC Tournament
March 5-10, 2020
TBD
vs. tbd   
                     Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[3]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final 
AP 8 8 8 8 9 6 Not released 
Coaches 7 7* 8 7 9 6

*AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gonzaga Adds Texas A&M Transfer Admon Gilder" (Press release). Gonzaga Bulldogs. May 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "MBB Adds North Texas Transfer Ryan Woolridge" (Press release). Gonzaga Bulldogs. June 25, 2019. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "gozags.com :: Gonzaga Official Athletic Site :: Men's Basketball". gozags.com.