Ryan Sullivan: Blog http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog en-us Ryan Sullivan ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Sun, 04 Mar 2018 16:55:00 GMT Sun, 04 Mar 2018 16:55:00 GMT http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/img/s/v-5/u1038894178-o766750436-50.jpg Ryan Sullivan: Blog http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog 80 120 I still take photos http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2018/3/i-still-take-photos Just about two years after my last "recent work" blog post, here is what I have been working on.

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) beverage beverage photography cocktail cocktail photography drink photography food food photography landscape portrait seattle seattle beverage photography seattle cocktail photography seattle drink photography seattle food photography street studio studio lighting http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2018/3/i-still-take-photos Sun, 04 Mar 2018 16:54:49 GMT
Recent Work http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2016/4/recent-work Here are some frames from the past couple weeks. I spent some time shooting tennis, baseball, climbing and grabbed a landscape along the way.

-RS

The Gonzaga Baseball team took on Portland on Friday, April 8, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) The Gonzaga Baseball team took on Portland on Friday, April 8, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) The Gonzaga Baseball team took on Portland on Friday, April 8, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) The Gonzaga Baseball team took on Portland on Friday, April 8, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Men's Tennis versus Saint Mary's on Friday, April 15, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Men's Tennis versus Saint Mary's on Friday, April 15, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Men's Tennis versus Saint Mary's on Friday, April 15, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Men's Tennis versus Saint Mary's on Friday, April 15, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Men's Tennis versus Saint Mary's on Friday, April 15, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Men's Tennis versus Saint Mary's on Friday, April 15, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Baseball Bulldogs Gonzaga Gonzaga Baseball Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga Tennis Gonzaga athletics NCAA Rock climbing Tennis climbing rocks of sharon sports photography http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2016/4/recent-work Sat, 16 Apr 2016 00:47:51 GMT
Chicago - Not So Sweet http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2016/3/chicago---not-so-sweet I had the opportunity to go to Chicago to cover the Gonzaga men's basketball team in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Gonzaga, the last mid-major in the tournament, took on Syracuse in the Sweet 16. The game didn't kick off until 8:40pm local time, so I took some of the afternoon to take some photos around the loop, an area of Chicago that I happened to be staying in:

Street photography around Chicago on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Street photography around Chicago on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Street photography around Chicago on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Street photography around Chicago on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Street photography around Chicago on Friday, March 25, 2016. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan)

After spending a short afternoon taking street photos, I made my way to the United Center to prepare for the Zags' game. The United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, was overwhelming at first: It seats 20,000 fans, opposed to McCarthey's 6,000, and, photographically, wasn't as well lit as I had hoped it would be. Unfortunately it appeared the Zags were a little overwhelmed as well. They had trouble penetrating Syracuse's zone and couldn't pull out a win between the turnovers and rebounds they gave up. 

Here are my photos from the game:

-RS

Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Syracuse 63-60 during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at the United Center in Chicago, IL on Friday, March 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan)

 

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Bulldogs Chicago Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Madness March March Madness NCAA NCAA basketball Street Street Photography United Center http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2016/3/chicago---not-so-sweet Sat, 26 Mar 2016 17:15:52 GMT
Season Top 40 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2016/3/season-top-40 Gonzaga heads into the NCAA Tournament as an 11-seed this Thursday against Seton Hall. Unlike the past two years, I will not be traveling to cover the team. The West Coast Conference Tournament marked the end of my Gonzaga basketball coverage as I graduate in May. It's been an incredible experience covering the Zags - a team I've followed as I grew up. Here are 40 of my favorite photos (in no particular order) from the past season:

-RS

Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan(23) gets a break-away dunk after earning a steal against Eastern Oregon in the first half of play. Gonzaga would go on to beat Eastern Oregon 90-58 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on November 7, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Mount St. Mary's 101-56 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat West Virginia 62-57 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Grand Canyon 70-44 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Arizona 63-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Arizona 63-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Arizona 63-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Montana 61-58 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) Gonzaga beat Montana 61-58 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) Gonzaga lost to UCLA 71-66 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to UCLA 71-66 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Saint Martin's 86-50 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Saint Martin's 86-50 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Tennessee 86-79 in the annual Battle in Seattle at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, on December 19, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Tennessee 86-79 in the annual Battle in Seattle at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, on December 19, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Tennessee 86-79 in the annual Battle in Seattle at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, on December 19, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to BYU 69-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to BYU 69-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to BYU 69-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat San Francisco 86-48 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Pacific 90-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Pacific 90-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Saint Mary's 58-63 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Saint Mary's 58-63 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to San Diego 57-58 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat BYU 73-55 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Santa Clara 59-58 during the West Coast Conference Tournament at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, March 3, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga lost to Santa Clara 59-58 during the West Coast Conference Tournament at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, March 3, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Portland 92-67 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Portland 92-67 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Portland 92-67 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Portland 92-67 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, March 5, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat BYU 88-84 in the semi-finals of the West Coast Conference Championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, March 7, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat BYU 88-84 in the semi-finals of the West Coast Conference Championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, March 7, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat BYU 88-84 in the semi-finals of the West Coast Conference Championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, March 7, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat BYU 88-84 in the semi-finals of the West Coast Conference Championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Monday, March 7, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Saint Mary's 85-75 in the West Coast Conference Championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Saint Mary's 85-75 in the West Coast Conference Championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Saint Mary's 85-75 in the West Coast Conference Championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga beat Saint Mary's 85-75 in the West Coast Conference Championship at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Basketball Bulldogs Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga University Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos NCAA NCAA basketball http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2016/3/season-top-40 Mon, 14 Mar 2016 22:02:45 GMT
Fall Semester Recap http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/12/semester-recap This year I took a new position as a part-time photographer with Gonzaga University in the Marketing and Communications department. In years past I was just a freelancer, who would pick up an assignment here or there, while the majority of my work and efforts were spent in the Student Publications department focusing on the weekly student newspaper and annual yearbook.

The majority of my work with the University includes events and headshots or groupshots. However, I still have the opportunity to cover athletics, specifically basketball, and will continue to do so. Here are 25 of my favorite images I've made this semester to catch everyone up on my work.

-RS

Celebration of Catholic Schools 2015Celebration of Catholic Schools 2015Students of St. Mary's Catholic School in Spokane Valley perform during The Celebration of Catholic Schools held in the Hemmingson Ballroom on Gonzaga's Campus on October 8, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Red Mass 2015Red Mass 2015A student receives a blessing during the Gonzaga Law School's annual Red Mass on September 22, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Hemmingson DedicationHemmingson DedicationJohn J. Hemmingson looks on as the new student center named after him was officially dedicated on October 16, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits GonzagaLiberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits GonzagaLiberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visited Gonzaga and was featured as part of the Presidential Speaker Series on October 4, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) ZagapaloozaZagapaloozaThe Gonzaga community came together for Zagapalooza weekend at the Grand Hotel and the Hemmingson Center on October 15, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga's Wind Symphony at the Fox TheatreGonzaga's Wind Symphony at the Fox TheatreGonzaga's Wind Symphony practices during their dress rehearsal at the Fox Theatre on November 11, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga's Wind Symphony at the Fox TheatreGonzaga's Wind Symphony at the Fox TheatreGonzaga's Wind Symphony practices during their dress rehearsal at the Fox Theatre on November 11, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga's Wind Symphony at the Fox TheatreGonzaga's Wind Symphony at the Fox TheatreGonzaga's Wind Symphony practices during their dress rehearsal at the Fox Theatre on November 11, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga's Wind Symphony at the Fox TheatreGonzaga's Wind Symphony at the Fox TheatreGonzaga's Wind Symphony practices during their dress rehearsal at the Fox Theatre on November 11, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Leavenworth Bouldering with GU OutdoorsLeavenworth Bouldering with GU OutdoorsEan Van Bramer chalks up inside of a cave during a GU Outdoors bouldering trip to Leavenworth, WA on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) Leavenworth Bouldering with GU OutdoorsLeavenworth Bouldering with GU OutdoorsSara Griffith works on Pimpsqueak(V9) during a GU Outdoors bouldering trip to Leavenworth, WA on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan) A Gonzaga fan awaits the start of the Gonzaga men's basketball game against Arizona at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Gonzaga lost to Arizona 63-68 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University). The Gonzaga women's basketball team huddles prior to taking the court against Montana at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. Gonzaga beat Montana State 65-52 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University). The Gonzaga ROTC color guard is seen during the national anthem prior to the Gonzaga men's basketball game against Arizona at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Gonzaga lost to Arizona 63-68 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University). Gonzaga Women's Basketball vs. USCGonzaga Women's Basketball vs. USCThe Gonzaga women's basketball team is seen during player announcements prior to their game agains the USC Trojans. The Bulldogs lost 56-60 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga beat Grand Canyon 70-44 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga beat West Virginia 62-57 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga lost to Arizona 63-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga Men's Basketball versus Eastern OregonGonzaga Men's Basketball versus Eastern OregonGonzaga’s Eric McClellan(23) gets a break-away dunk after earning a steal against Eastern Oregon in the first half of play. Gonzaga would go on to beat Eastern Oregon 90-58 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on November 7, 2015. (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga lost to UCLA 71-66 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Final Score: Gonzaga beat Montana 61-58Final Score: Gonzaga beat Montana 61-58Gonzaga beat Montana 61-58 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) Gonzaga lost to Arizona 63-68 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga lost to UCLA 71-66 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga lost to UCLA 71-66 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University) Gonzaga lost to UCLA 71-66 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 (Photo by Ryan Sullivan for Gonzaga University)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Arizona Arizona Wildcats Bruins Bulldogs Climbing photography Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga University Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Leavenworth bouldering Mass NCAA NCAA basketball UCLA Bruins bouldering http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/12/semester-recap Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:08:47 GMT
Gonzaga Volleyball http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/9/gonzaga-volleyball The Gonzaga Volleyball team upset No. 23 Pacific tonight 3-1. Here are some shots from the game:

-RS

Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga upsets No. 23 Pacific 3-1 to open up WCC play in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Bulldogs Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga Volleyball NCAA NCAA Volleyball Volleyball http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/9/gonzaga-volleyball Fri, 25 Sep 2015 04:31:06 GMT
Soccer Season http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/9/soccer-season Collegiate soccer is back and I have covered a few games so far this year (including 4 this past weekend). Here is a selection of images from the start of the season:

-RS

 

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Bulldogs Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga Soccer NCAA NCAA Soccer Soccer http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/9/soccer-season Mon, 14 Sep 2015 07:19:44 GMT
Looking Back http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/8/looking-back I am approaching my senior year of college, and decided to look back at some of my favorite images from my college career. I don't have an exact number of photos I have taken through my college career, but I'd estimate it to be over 100,000. Less than 1% of the photos I take will make the cut to be published/delivered to clients, and I've narrowed these down to 13 memorable images to share. Many people may disagree on my selection, or think that I have stronger photos that could replace some of these, but these images all have importance to me for either their quality or the story behind them. Hope you enjoy them.

-RS

 

Mount Rainier:

I probably get the most compliments/comments on this photo compared to any others. It has over 20,000 unique views between the places I've posted it, made the front page of reddit twice and the front page of 500px. It was the first photo I ever had requests to get printed, and by far the photo that has gotten the most press.

Mt. RainierMt. RainierThe Milky Way rises over Mount Rainier. Shot from the Sunrise area of the national park. (Ryan Sullivan) 2014 NCAA Tournament:

I was lucky enough to photograph Gonzaga in the 2014 NCAA tournament, where unfortunately they would lose to a very good Arizona team in only the third round. This photo came towards the end of the game, a play where Gabe York was fouled by Stockton on a lay-up and turned it into a 3-point play. This is one of those photos that tells the story of the game.

Gabe York (right) celebrates finishing a play and scoring while getting fouled as Gonzaga's David Stockton looks to the referee in disbelief. Arizona won 84-61 in the third round of the NCAA tournament at the Viejas Arena in San Diego. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Sasquatch 2014:

I never thought becoming a student photographer at Gonzaga would lend me the opportunity to photograph an NCAA tournament, or the Sasquatch Music Festival. It was a crazy weekend running around trying to photograph all the artists I wanted to see between 5 stages or so. This photo was one of my favorites from the weekend. It isn't Outkast or Phantogram or Tyler the Creator, but I think it is one of my strongest photos from the weekend. I pushed my way through a crowd at the smallest stage that had no photo pit to really provide a crowd member's perspective of the concert.

Raz Simone performs at the 2014 Sasquatch Music Festival. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Remote Cameras:

At the start of my junior year (Sept 2014) I decided to start trying out remote cameras. I felt that it was the next step to elevate my work beyond where it was by providing some new perspectives and angles. This was the first game I ever set up a remote, and I was lucky enough to get a penalty kick shot right at my corner of the net (I didn't get one goal photo for the rest of the season, though).

I am still in disbelief that this photo won me the National Award for Sports Photography from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Trinity Western's Andrew Hicks misses a save on a penalty kick scored by Gonzaga University's Zach Hamer at Luger Field in Spokane, WA. (Ryan Sullivan) Ball Compression:

Almost every sport has a signature "moment" you want to capture at some point. For baseball it is the ball on bat photo, and for soccer (for me at least) it was the header photo where the ball shows compression. This past year I noticed the timing of my photographs to really improve to capture the peak moments in sports and in day to day assignments I had - this photo is representative of that. Tent City:

Gonzaga has a somewhat chaotic process in order to get the best seats close to the court for important men's basketball games. It involves waiting for hours in line for tickets, running around campus to earn your tenting spot, and then camping overnight (sometimes two nights). This was the scene as students fought for a spot in line to earn their tenting number. The tenting number signifies the order students get into the arena; the first students to arrive at the location get tent #1, and are let in to the arena first.

After running alongside all of the students I arrived to the location and made this photo. I love how chaotic it is and how (for once) no one is looking up at my camera. The student on her phone was what made the photo for me. This is one of those photos that I initially didn't take any special notice to but my editor did.

Molly Bocca (center) tries calling her tent-running team while waiting to secure a tent number for a Gonzaga men's basketball game. (Ryan Sullivan) The Low-Five:

Sometimes you get some funny looking photos. Mark Few started to argue with the referee after he called a blocking foul on one of the Gonzaga players. The ref then proceeded to show that the player swung his arms down and didn't hold them straight up - creating this moment. From my perspective on the other side of the court, using a long lens, it looked like they were about to low-five. Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, argues a foul call with the referee in the first half of play against Southeastern Louisiana at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) An Iconic Photo Recreated:

At the 2015 NCAA tournament I had the capability to place a remote camera on the sideline, something that isn't possible in our home gym because of its design. I immediately knew the photo I wanted to create and the player I needed. In 1999 Gonzaga made their first Elite 8 run in the tournament, and Sports Illustrated photographer Robert Beck made a photo of Richie Frahm shooting a baseline 3-pointer in their game against Stanford. 16 years later, Gonzaga makes their second Elite 8 run and I capture this photo of Kevin Pangos. I was psyched to have a similar photo in nearly the same circumstance 16 years later. 

Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) shoots a three-pointer over UCLA’s Isaac Hamilton(10) during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications)

Gonzaga vs. Duke:

I have been a college basketball fan for a long time now - growing up basketball was my favorite sport and I stuck with it the longest. Gonzaga became my favorite team sometime around 5th grade - with players like Morrison, Pargo, Raivio, Batista, and Heytvelt, to name a few. Being a college basketball fan I obviously came to know who Duke was, and Coach K. I never dreamed I'd see a Gonzaga-Duke matchup, let alone be photographing it for an Elite 8 game in the NCAA tournament. It was a surreal experience, and this was one of my favorite photos from the tournament.

Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Amile Jefferson(21), Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33), Duke’s Marshall Plumlee(40) and Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) try to track down a rebound in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) More Sports:

Sports have become my favorite thing to photograph, if it wasn't obvious from the images I've chosen so far. Collegiate sports are incredibly fun to photograph because the players show so much emotion. I made this photo after a Gonzaga tennis match. The opposing San Diego player felt a call was blown by the ref about halfway through the match, and complained about it off and on until the very end. After losing the match he proceeded to complain to the referee and blame him for his loss - his teammates rushed to quiet and console him.
San Diego's Filip Vittek is consoled and quieted by teammates as he continues to complain to the referee for one call after his singles match loss to Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Right Place - Right Time:

Sometimes you get lucky. I was the only photographer on this section of the course of Spokane's Bloomsday Run. To start off the race wheelchair racers go first. This man crashed right in front of me. I rushed over with the medic team to see if he was okay (and to photograph him more). Luckily he was alright, just bruised - and he was in good spirits while the medical team worked with him.

Adam Finney crashes in the early stages of the Bloomsday run in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) Adam Finney is treated by a medical staff shortly after crashing in the early stages of the Bloomsday Run in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) More perspectives:

To finish these photos I thought I'd share a non-sports/landscape photo with everyone. I shoot a lot of events at Gonzaga as well, one of which was Graduation. This was my favorite shot from my set - I went up in the catwalks of the Spokane Arena to shoot straight down on the Graduates. I think it is a good example of how I am trying to push new angles and perspectives in my work outside of just sports.
Gonzaga Commencement 2015Gonzaga Commencement 2015at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Basketball Blue Devils Bruins Bulldogs Canon Canon 1dx Duke Duke Blue Devils Favorite images Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga Tennis Gonzaga University Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Graduate Commencement Graduation Landscape Madness March March Madness Milky Way Milkyway Mount Rainier NCAA NCAA Tennis NCAA basketball NRG Arena Rainier Spokane Photography Star Photography Stars UCLA UCLA Bruins class of 2015 concert ncaa soccer http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/8/looking-back Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:50:53 GMT
Gonzaga Commencement Weekend 2015 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/5/gonzaga-commencement-weekend-2015 I had the privilege of photographing the commencement ceremonies for the school of law, the graduate programs and undergrad. I decided to do some black and white edits with the photos this time.

Here are my shots:

-RS

Law Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Law Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Law Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Law Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Law Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Law Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Law Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Grad Commencement at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Class of 2015 Commencement at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Bulldogs Commencement Gonzaga Gonzaga Commencement Gonzaga Law Gonzaga School of Law Gonzaga bulldogs Graduate Commencement class of 2015 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/5/gonzaga-commencement-weekend-2015 Sun, 10 May 2015 22:16:50 GMT
Bloomsday http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/5/bloomsday I had the opportunity to photograph Bloomsday for the Pacific Northwest Inlander this year. I had roughly a 4 mile stretch in the center of the course to cover and biked around between spots as I photographed different spots along the course.

Here is my take from the race:

-RS

in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander) in Spokane, WA, Sunday, May 3, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Bloomsday Bloomsday 2015 Race Spokane running http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/5/bloomsday Sun, 03 May 2015 20:07:06 GMT
Gonzaga Women's Tennis http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/4/gonzaga-womens-tennis Spring sports continue with Women's Tennis this weekend taking on San Francisco and Santa Clara.

Here is my take from the matches:
A detail shot of the tennis balls used in the Gonzaga vs. San Francisco women's tennis matches at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) D.J. Gurule, head coach of the Gonzaga Women's Tennis team, addresses his team prior to their matches against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) D.J. Gurule, head coach of the Gonzaga Women's Tennis team, addresses his team prior to their matches against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) The Gonzaga Women's Tennis team is seen exiting their formation for the national anthem prior to play against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) A referee flips the coin prior to matches between Gonzaga and San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) San Francisco players celebrate their point against Gonzaga in doubles matches at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Melanie Yates looks to the referee to argue against a call in her doubles match against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Melanie Yates returns a ball from San Francisco in doubles play at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Melanie Yates rushes the net in her doubles match against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Alex Bourguignon(right) high fives teammate Melanie Yates in their doubles match against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Melanie Yates argues with the referee in her doubles match against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Samantha Polayes(left) and Katie Edwards compete against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Katie Edwards lunges to return a ball from San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Kylie Peek tosses the ball to serve against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) A Gonzaga player goes to return a ball from San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Franziska Koehler returns a ball from San Francisco in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Kyle Peek lunges to return a ball from San Francisco in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Kylie Peek celebrates a set win against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Franziska Koehler picks the ball up with the help of her feet during her singles match against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Alex Bourguignon returns a ball from San Francisco in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 17, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Samantha Polayes returns the ball from Santa Clara in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Samantha Polayes serves the ball against Santa Clara in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Katie Edwards returns a ball from Santa Clara on the near court while other Gonzaga-Santa Clara matchups are going on at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) A Santa Clara player returns the ball from Gonzaga in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) D.J. Gurule, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, talks with Melanie Yates after her singles match against San Francisco at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Franziska Koehler returns the ball from Santa Clara in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Samantha Polayes celebrates a won set against Santa Clara in singles play at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Santa Clara players look on after their matches as their teammates continue to compete against Gonzaga at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Kylie Peek returns the ball from Santa Clara in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Caroline Lilley, assistant coach to the Gonzaga Bulldogs, cheers on Samantha Polayes with the players who had already finished their matches at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Kylie Peek returns the ball from Santa Clara in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Kylie Peek tosses the ball to serve against Santa Clara in her singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) A detail view of a Santa Clara player's racket which was switched out mid match against Gonzaga at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Kylie Peek celebrates a point during her tie-breaker against Santa Clara at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Kylie Peek hugs a teammate after her final home win against Santa Clara for the Bulldogs' senior night at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 18, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga Gonzaga Tennis Gonzaga Women's Tennis NCAA NCAA Tennis http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/4/gonzaga-womens-tennis Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:23:28 GMT
Gonzaga Men's Tennis http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/4/tennis Gonzaga Men's Tennis took on BYU and San Diego this weekend. As a team they finished 4-3 against BYU and 6-1 against San Diego. 

This was the first time I have ever photographed Tennis, and I really should have done a little homework to understand the game more. I have no idea how the scoring works beyond each individual set, and that doubles apparently is scored differently than singles. However, that didn't totally impair my photographs. I got a little tired of the same photo over and over again of a player hitting the ball (pretty common theme in sports photography as it turns out) and so I tried a few fun things like using a floor camera and panning. 

Here is my take from these two match-ups:

-RS

The Gonzaga men's tennis team comes together around head coach Peter MacDonald between matches with BYU at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Hayden Smith serves the ball in his doubles match with Vladimir Mijatovic against BYU at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Vladimir Mijatovic serves the ball in his doubles match with Hayden Smith against BYU at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Vladimir Mijatovic returns a serve in his doubles match with Hayden Smith against BYU at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal hands tennis balls off to his BYU opponent who served first in their singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal celebrates one of his set wins against BYU at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar returns the ball from BYU in his singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar serves the ball against BYU at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar serves the ball in his singles match against BYU at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal returns the ball from BYU in his singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, April 10, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal returns a ball from USD in his doubles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar celebrates a won rally in his doubles match with Alvaro Nazal against USD at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal serves the ball against USD in his doubles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal returns a ball from USD in his doubles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal returns a ball from USD in his doubles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Peter MacDonald, head coach of the Gonzaga men's tennis team, speaks during a huddle between doubles and singles rounds against USD at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar returns a ball from San Diego's Filip Vittek in their singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Derek Siddiqui, assistant coach to the Gonzaga men's tennis team, tries to motivate Nick Kamisar during a break in sets against San Diego's Filip Vittek at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Derek Siddiqui, assistant coach to the Gonzaga men's tennis team, talks strategy with Nick Kamisar during a break in sets against San Diego's Filip Vittek at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar returns a ball from San Diego's Filip Vittek in their singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Alvaro Nazal returns a ball from San Diego's Uros Petronijevic in their doubles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) San Diego's Filip Vittek complains to the referee about a call in his game against Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Vladimir Mijatovic talks with his coach after losing to San Diego's Romain Kalaydjian at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) A detail shot of a tennis ball used in play between Gonzaga and San Diego at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar returns a ball from San Diego's Filip Vittek in their singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar celebrates his win over San Diego's Filip Vittek in their singles match at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) San Diego's Filip Vittek is consoled and quieted by teammates as he continues to complain to the referee for one call after his singles match loss to Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan) San Diego's Filip Vittek is consoled by teammates as he eats a banana after his singles match loss to Gonzaga's Nick Kamisar at the Stevens Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Gonzaga Gonzaga Men's Tennis Gonzaga Tennis NCAA NCAA Tennis http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/4/tennis Sun, 12 Apr 2015 02:58:38 GMT
Tournament Top 40 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/4/tournament-top-40 The Zags made an Elite 8 run for the first time since 1999, with a historic 35 win season. Here are my top 40 photos from the tournament:

-RS

 

Media DayMedia DayGonzaga’s Byron Wesley greets fans and signs autographs as the Bulldogs exit their open practice going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) tries to explain his foul with Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, during the second half of play against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) celebrates hitting a three pointer and getting fouled to make a 4 point play in the Zags' game against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) and Kyle Dranginis(3) call out defense assignments late in the second half of play against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga gets pumped up prior to facing Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaIowa’s Jarrod Uthoff(20) dunks the ball against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaTommy Lloyd, assistant coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, addresses the team during a time-out against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) goes up for a lay-up over Iowa’s Gabriel Olaseni(0) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, hugs Kyle Wiltjer(33) as Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos(4) return to the bench in the last minute after securing the victory over Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaEric McClellan(21) jumps on top of Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, after the Bulldogs' victory over Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga Cheerleaders celebrate the men’s basketball teams’ win over Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaA Gonzaga fan is seen during the Zags warmups prior to their game against UCLA at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaA UCLA cheerleader and the UCLA mascot react to Steve Alford, head coach of the UCLA Bruins, in their Sweet 16 game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) looks across the huddle during a time-out in their Sweet Sixteen game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaFans in the NRG Arena are hit with a spot of sun through a crack in the curtains that blocked off seating in the arena during the Gonzaga-UCLA Sweet Sixteen game in the NCAA Tournament in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) shoots a three-pointer over UCLA’s Isaac Hamilton(10) during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) goes for the ball through UCLA’s Kevon Looney(5) during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga fans wave signs as they cheer on the Bulldogs against UCLA in their Sweet Sixteen game in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) stares down UCLA’s Isaac Hamilton(10) after dunking in the second half of play in their Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 63-57, DukeFinal Score: 63-57, DukeThe Duke Blue Devils take the court against the Utah Utes for Sweet Sixteen play in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 63-57, DukeFinal Score: 63-57, DukeUtah's Delon Wright(55) loses the ball while going to the basket against Duke’s Quinn Cook(2) and Justise Winslow(12) during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 63-57, DukeFinal Score: 63-57, DukeThe Utah Utes return to their bench for a timeout late in the second half in their game against Duke in Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Duke’s Amile Jefferson(21) dunks the ball over Jakob Poeltlin during Sweet Sixteen plays in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 63-57, DukeFinal Score: 63-57, DukeDuke’s Jahlil Okafor(15) takes a hand to the face from Utah's Dallin Bachynski(31) during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 63-57, DukeFinal Score: 63-57, DukeA Utah cheerleader is seen returning to the baseline in their men's basketball game against Duke as part of Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, answers questions at a press conference between Sweet 16 and Elite 8 rounds of play in the NCAA tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Saturday, March 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, arrives for their game against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos arrives prior to the Bulldogs' game against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Amile Jefferson(21), Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33), Duke’s Marshall Plumlee(40) and Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) try to track down a rebound in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, has a word with the referee after a foul is called on his team in the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Jahlil Okafor(15) knocks down Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) and is called for a charge in the first half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Angel Nunez(2) saves a loose ball in the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) celebrates teammate Byron Wesley's(22) made basket while getting fouled to earn a three-point play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Justise Winslow(12), Duke’s Jahlil Okafor(15) and Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) try to track down a rebound in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) gets ready to shoot a three-pointer in the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Justise Winslow(12) celebrates his three point basket late in the second half of play to extend Duke's lead over Gonzaga in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeThe Gonzaga bench watches as Duke takes momentum late in the second half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Matt Jones(13) celebrates their win over Gonzaga as time expires in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke players celebrate Tyus Jones' Most Outstanding Player award in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, is interviewed after the Bulldogs' loss against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications)

 

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Basketball Blue Devils Bruins Bulldogs Duke Duke Blue Devils Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga Bulldogs, Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Key Arena Madness March March Madness NCAA NCAA basketball NRG Arena North Dakota State UCLA UCLA Bruins http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/4/tournament-top-40 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:55:40 GMT
Elite 8 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/elite-8 The Duke Blue Devils took down the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Southern Region final of the NCAA tournament to earn a spot in the Final Four.

Write up at: http://www.gonzagabulletin.com/online/article_e36b1afc-d678-11e4-9760-e3bc852e85d4.html

Here are my photos from the game:

-RS

Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, arrives for their game against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos arrives prior to the Bulldogs' game against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeThe Gonzaga Bulldogs head to their locker room upon arrival for their game against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeSpike, Gonzaga's mascot, leads the team out onto the court prior to their game against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) wins the tip-off against Duke’s Jahlil Okafor(15) to start off the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) puts up a shot through contact from Duke’s Justise Winslow(12) in the first half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Tyus Jones(5) puts up a floater over Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) in the first half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Tyus Jones(5) gets past Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) to score a lay-up in the first half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Amile Jefferson(21), Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33), Duke’s Marshall Plumlee(40) and Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) try to track down a rebound in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, cheers on his team during the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Jahlil Okafor(15) goes up for a lay-up while being defended by Gonzaga’s Kyle Dranginis(3) in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, has a word with the referee after a foul is called on his team in the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Amile Jefferson(21) passes the ball to Marshall Plumlee(40) in their game against Gonzaga in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) celebrates hitting a three-pointer in the first half of play in the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Justise Winslow(12) tries to block Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) shot in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Justise Winslow(12) goes for a steal from Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) in the first half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga Cheerleaders perform during a break in play of the south regional final between Duke and Gonzaga of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Jahlil Okafor(15) knocks down Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) and is called for a charge in the first half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) celebrates drawing a charge from Duke’s Jahlil Okafor(15) in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Angel Nunez(2) saves a loose ball in the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) goes up for a reverse lay-up after getting a steal in the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) celebrates teammate Byron Wesley's(22) made basket while getting fouled to earn a three-point play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) drives to the basket against Duke’s Matt Jones(13) in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Justise Winslow(12), Duke’s Jahlil Okafor(15) and Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) try to track down a rebound in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeMike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, calls out a play for his team in the second half of play in the south regional final against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) defends against Duke’s Quinn Cook(2) in the second half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) gets ready to shoot a three-pointer in the south regional final against Duke in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Justise Winslow(12) pulls down a rebound over Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) in the second half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Justise Winslow(12) celebrates his three point basket late in the second half of play to extend Duke's lead over Gonzaga in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeThe Gonzaga bench watches as Duke takes momentum late in the second half of play in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke’s Matt Jones(13) celebrates their win over Gonzaga as time expires in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeThe Gonzaga Bulldogs meet at half court before exiting the court after their loss against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeThe Duke Blue Devils cut down the net after their south regional win in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke players celebrate Tyus Jones' Most Outstanding Player award in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeDuke players were given hats and shirts in honor of their regional final win over Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) is interviewed after the Bulldogs' loss against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 66-52, DukeFinal Score: 66-52, DukeMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, is interviewed after the Bulldogs' loss against Duke in the south regional final of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Stadium in Houston, TX, Sunday, March 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Basketball Blue Devils Bulldogs Duke Duke Blue Devils Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Madness March March Madness NCAA NCAA basketball http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/elite-8 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:38:41 GMT
Party like it's 1999 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/party-like-its-1999 The Zags took down the UCLA Bruins 74-62 in the Sweet Sixteen to advance to the Elite 8 for the first time in school history since 1999. 

"Gonzaga wore down 11-seed UCLA 74-62 to advance to its second Elite Eight in program history. It was a tale of two halves Friday in NRG Stadium as the Zags controlled the interior en route to opening up a second half lead that stretched to 19.

The first half featured an elongated adjustment period in the cavernous stadium with the capacity to seat over 71,000 fans. UCLA and GU combined to shoot just 37 percent in the first half, including only two connections on jump shots. The Zags offense, most efficient in the country, relied on stellar ball control resulting in a single turnover to take a 35-29 lead into the locker room..."

- Riley Peschon

continued at: http://www.gonzagabulletin.com/online/article_e7a9bd86-d4f6-11e4-93f4-1715fbcb2884.html

Here is my take from the game:

-RS

 

Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaThe Gonzaga men's basketball team is seen during the national anthem prior to their game against UCLA at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaA Gonzaga fan is seen during the Zags warmups prior to their game against UCLA at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, calls out a defensive assignment to one of his players in their game against UCLA during their Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Norman Powell(4) blocks Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) shot in the first half of play during a Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) grabs a rebound over UCLA’s Tony Parker(23) in the first half of play in the Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Norman Powell(4) does a spin-move between Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) and Gary Bell, Jr.(5) to get to the basket in the first half of play in a Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, addresses his team during a time-out in their game against UCLA in a Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Norman Powell(4) puts up a shot over Gonzaga’s Kyle Dranginis(3) and Kyle Wiltjer(33) in the first half of play in a Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) celebrates with teammate Silas Melson(0) in the first half of play against UCLA in a Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaA UCLA cheerleader and the UCLA mascot react to Steve Alford, head coach of the UCLA Bruins, in their Sweet 16 game against Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) and Kyle Wiltjer(33) celebrate their teams' play as they return to the bench in the first half of play in the Sweet 16 against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Kevon Looney(5) shoots a lay-up after beating the Zags' defense to the basket during the first half of their Sweet 16 game in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaA Gonzaga cheerleader tries to energize the crowd during a break in play of the Zags' Sweet Sixteen game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga fans cheer on their team during their Sweet 16 game against the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Tony Parker(23) and Kevon Looney(5) try to track down a rebound that went over their heads against Gonzaga in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Isaac Hamilton(10) tries to secure a loose ball through contact from Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) during their Sweet Sixteen game in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Tony Parker(23) loses the ball while trying to get past Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) in their Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Tony Parker(23) goes up for a shot through the Gonzaga Bulldogs during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) looks across the huddle during a time-out in their Sweet Sixteen game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaA Gonzaga fan holds up a sign during the Bulldogs' Sweet Sixteen game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaFans in the NRG Arena are hit with a spot of sun through a crack in the curtains that blocked off seating in the arena during the Gonzaga-UCLA Sweet Sixteen game in the NCAA Tournament in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) puts up a floater in the key over the UCLA Defense in their Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) shoots a three-pointer over UCLA’s Isaac Hamilton(10) during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) goes for the ball through UCLA’s Kevon Looney(5) during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) pleads with Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, during their Sweet Sixteen game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga cheerleaders perform during a break in play of the Bulldogs' Sweet Sixteen game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga fans wave signs as they cheer on the Bulldogs against UCLA in their Sweet Sixteen game in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) stares down UCLA’s Isaac Hamilton(10) after dunking in the second half of play in their Sweet Sixteen game of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Dranginis(3) watches the ball go out of bounds past him for a UCLA turnover during Sweet Sixteen play in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) celebrates teammate Przemek Karnowski’s behind-the-back assist in the second half of play against the UCLA Bruins during Sweet Sixteen play in the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaUCLA’s Bryce Alford(20) dishes the ball to UCLA’s Tony Parker(23) in the second half of play against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) walks towards his bench celebrating the Zags lead and momentum towards the end of the second half in their win over UCLA in Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) tries to get to the basket through UCLA’s Thomas Welsh(40) during Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaSteve Alford, head coach of the UCLA Bruins, cheers on his team against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Sweet Sixteen play of the NCAA Tournament at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 74-62, GonzagaFinal Score: 74-62, GonzagaGonzaga’s Eric McClellan hugsRem Bakamus(15) as the Bulldogs celebrate their win over UCLA to advance to the Elite 8 at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX, Friday, March 27, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications)

 

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Basketball Bruins Bulldogs Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Madness March March Madness NCAA NCAA basketball NRG Arena UCLA UCLA Bruins http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/party-like-its-1999 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 02:55:03 GMT
Headed to Houston http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/headed-to-houston "Second-seed Gonzaga overwhelmed seventh-seed Iowa 87-68 in a Round of 32 matchup in Seattle to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time in six years. The Zags put on an offensive clinic from the opening tip and continued to roll throughout, as the lead never slipped below double digits in the second half.

GU shot a blistering 61.5 percent from the field despite the Hawkeyes laying claim to the best field goal percentage defense in the Big Ten, holding opponents to just 39 percent on conference."

- Riley Peschon for the Gonzaga Bulletin - 

more at: http://www.gonzagabulletin.com/online/article_ef54aa40-d100-11e4-96d4-27033dbc0eae.html

Here are my photos from the game:

-RS


Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaThe Gonzaga and Iowa basketball teams warm up prior to their match up in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaThe Gonzaga Band performs prior to tip-off against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaSpike, Gonzaga's mascot prepares to step on the court prior to tip-off against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga gets pumped up prior to facing Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaThe Color Guard takes the court prior to tip-off between Gonzaga and Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) holds up a number one as the team comes together before tip-off against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaIowa’s Aaron White(30) lands after missing a dunk attempt against Gonzaga in the first half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, has a word with the referee in their game against Iowa in the first half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaIowa’s Mike Gesell(10) drives the ball against Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) in the first half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaIowa’s Jarrod Uthoff(20) and Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) can't track down a loose ball as it flies out of bounds in the first half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaIowa’s Jarrod Uthoff(20) dunks the ball against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) dunks the ball against Iowa to score 2 of his 24 points in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) screams in celebration after dunking the ball against Iowa to score 2 of his 18 points in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaA Gonzaga cheerleader is lifted into the air during a break in play in the men's basketball game against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaThe referee talks with Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) during a break in play in the Gonzaga-Iowa game in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) celebrates with Kyle Wiltjer(33) as the opposing Iowa Hawkeyes call a time-out in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) loses track of the ball after trying to lay the ball up over Iowa’s Adam Woodbury(34) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) is fouled by Iowa’s Gabriel Olaseni(0) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaTommy Lloyd, assistant coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, addresses the team during a time-out against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) reacts after making a turn over against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) goes up for a lay-up over Iowa’s Gabriel Olaseni(0) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) goes up for a lay-up over Iowa’s Gabriel Olaseni(0) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaIowa’s Aaron White(30) is blocked by Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) in the second half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaIowa’s Mike Gesell(10) takes contact from Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) claps as the Zags took momentum over Iowa late in the second half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaFran McCaffery, head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes, looks on as the referees discuss a foul call in their game against Gonzaga in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) brings down a rebound over Iowa’s Aaron White(30) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) grabs a rebound against Iowa in the second half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) celebrates after hitting a three pointer and having the Iowa Hawkeyes call a time-out in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) hits a three pointer over Iowa’s Aaron White(30) late in the second half to secure the Zags' victory in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) celebrates his three pointer late in the second half against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Dranginis(3) passes the ball over Iowa’s Mike Gesell(10) to Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) drives to the basket after getting past both Iowa’s Mike Gesell(10) and Gabriel Olaseni(0) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) pulls down a rebound late in the second half of play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) and Kyle Wiltjer(33) return to the bench in the last minute of play against Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, hugs Kyle Wiltjer(33) as Wiltjer and Kevin Pangos(4) return to the bench in the last minute after securing the victory over Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, Gonzagathe Gonzaga bench celebrates their victory over Iowa as time expires in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaThe Gonzaga Bulldogs celebrate after defeating Iowa and securing a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaEric McClellan(21) jumps on top of Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, after the Bulldogs' victory over Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 87-68, GonzagaFinal Score: 87-68, GonzagaGonzaga Cheerleaders celebrate the men’s basketball teams’ win over Iowa in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Basketball Bulldogs Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Key Arena Madness March March Madness NCAA NCAA basketball http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/headed-to-houston Mon, 23 Mar 2015 02:33:53 GMT
March Madness Day 2 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/march-madness-day-2 "The second-seeded Bulldogs withstood a barrage of outside shooting from the tenth-seed North Dakota State Bison en route to an 86-76 win in a first round matchup at Key Arena in Seattle.

GU’s largest lead of the game was 18, though the Bison knocked down 10 3-pointers for the game to help cut the Zags’ lead to single digits on five separate occasions during the final 12 minutes of the game. The Zags were able to repeatedly counter every punch NDSU threw at them in front of a sellout crowd of 14,852 fans."

- Riley Peschon for the Gonzaga Bulletin -

more at: http://www.gonzagabulletin.com/online/article_f7c3d8e8-cf86-11e4-bffb-6be5efc55e4d.html

Here are my shots from the game:

-RS

Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaThe Gonzaga Bulldogs get pumped up before taking the court against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaNorth Dakota State’s Carlin Dupree(13) tries to get to the basket past Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaNorth Dakota State’s Kory Brown(22) goes up for a lay-up between Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) and Przemek Karnowski(24) in the first half of play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) pulls down a rebound between his teammates in their game against the North Dakota State Bison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) goes up for a reverse lay-up against the North Dakota State Bison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) celebrates a steal and transition dunk in the first half of play against the North Dakota State Bison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) bites on a pump-fake and flies past North Dakota State’s Paul Miller(2) in the first half of play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaThe Gonzaga Bulldogs bench celebrated after Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan(21) draws a charge call in the first half of play against the North Dakota State Bison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaNorth Dakota State’s Carlin Dupree(13) drives to the basket through Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) who tries to draw a charge but there is no call during the first half of play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, talks to the referee to dispute a call in the Zags' game against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaNorth Dakota State’s Kory Brown(22) goes up for a shot through Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) and Kevin Pangos(4) in the first half of play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, looks on as his team is on offense against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaSpike, Gonzaga University's mascot, dances for the crowd during a break in play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament where the Zags took on North Dakota State at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) goes after a loose ball against North Dakota State’s Paul Miller(2) in the second half of play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) goes up for a lay-up over North Dakota State’s Dexter Werner(40) in the second half of play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaNorth Dakota State’s Chris Kading(34) tries to pull down a rebound between Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11), Eric McClellan(21) and Kyle Dranginis(3) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga cheerleader Wolfey Gerhardt is thrown into the air during a break in play between the Gonzaga Bulldogs and North Dakota State Bison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kyle Dranginis(3) dunks the ball after earning a steal in the second half of play against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) tries to explain his foul with Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, during the second half of play against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) goes up for a hook-shot in the second half of play against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) celebrates hitting a three pointer and getting fouled to make a 4 point play in the Zags' game against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) looks at the referee in disbelief as he rules that North Dakota State will have the ball in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Rem Bakamus(15) celebrates a teammates' play against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) is hugged by Kevin Pangos(4) late in the second half of play as the Zags took momentum over the North Dakota State Bison in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) throws up a floater in the key against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) and Kyle Dranginis(3) call out defense assignments late in the second half of play against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) avoids being fouled late in the game against North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaAlex Hernandez, an administrative assistant to the Gonzaga Bulldogs, is tackled by Gary Bell, Jr.(5) after the Zags' win over North Dakota State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 86-76, GonzagaFinal Score: 86-76, GonzagaGonzaga’s Eric McClellan(21) and Rem Bakamus(15) do a handshake in celebration of their first win of the NCAA tournament against North Dakota State, 86-76 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Friday, March 20, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications)

 

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Bulldogs Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Key Arena Madness March March Madness NCAA NCAA basketball North Dakota State http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/march-madness-day-2 Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:36:53 GMT
March Madness Day 1 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/march-madness-day-1 I am currently in Seattle at the Key Arena as I follow the Zags' journey through the NCAA Tournament. The Zags' have their first game tomorrow (March 20th) and so today was a "media day" where the teams that play in Seattle have open practice and interviews. Here are my shots from the day:

-RS

Rick Pitino, head coach of the Louisville Cardinals, smiles after he makes a joke about putting vodka in NCAA branded cups during his interview session at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell goes up for a dunk during the Cardinals’ open practice prior to second round play at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) The Louisville Cardinals have open practice at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, answers a question during the Zags' interview session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) A detail shot of the chairs that players and coaches sit in during their interview sessions for the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley(left) and Gary Bell, Jr. listen as Kevin Pangos answers a question during the Zags' interview session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos answers a question during the Zags' interview session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, smiles as he watches his players during the Zags' practice session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer holds his follow-through after shooting a three-pointer during the Zags' practice session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer dunks the ball during the Zags' practice session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis waits for a pass from assistant coach Donny Daniels during the Zags' practice session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Angel Nunez can't grab the ball for a tip-in dunk during the Zags' practice session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr. smiles for the camera during the Zags' practice session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Angel Nunez (left), Dustin Triano and Byron Wesley tell jokes with one another during their practice session going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga’s Byron Wesley greets fans and signs autographs as the Bulldogs exit their open practice going into the NCAA Tournament at the Key Arena in Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 19, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Bulldogs Cardinals Gonzaga Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos Louisville Cardinals NCAA NCAA basketball Rick Pitino http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/march-madness-day-1 Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:22:38 GMT
Season's Top 40 http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/seasons-top-40 Going into the NCAA Tournament I thought I would compile some of my favorite images from the regular season of men's basketball. I'll be heading to Seattle this week to cover the Bulldogs' journey through the NCAA tournament and will try to share a behind-the-scenes look while I am there.

Over the course of this season I photographed 13 different games and took (an estimated) 15,000 photos. Here are my favorite 40. I hope you enjoy them:

-RS

Gary Bell, Jr. argues with the referee after a technical foul is called against him in the first half of the Bulldog's home opener against Sacramento State. Gonzaga would go on to win 104-58 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Josh Perkins celebrates Gary Bell, Jr.'s 3-pointer as the Zags took momentum early in the first half against Sacramento State. The Bulldogs would go on to win 104-58 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Brian Katz, head coach of Sacramento State Hornets, pulls a frustrated Nick Hornsby towards the bench after he fouls out in the second half against the Gonzaga Bulldog's at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) St. Thomas Aquinas' Sam Berlin blocks the shot of Gonzaga's Byron Wesley at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Tobin Anderson, head coach of the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans, reacts to a foul call against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Gonzaga's Byron Wesley dunks the ball in transition after a steal against the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Gonzaga's Angel Nunez goes up for a lay-up late in the second half of play against the St. Thomas Aquinas Spartans at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, argues a foul call with the referee in the first half of play against Southeastern Louisiana at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Gonzaga's Byron Wesley goes up for a lay-up in transition to score 2 of his 20 points in the Bulldogs' win against Washington State University, 81-66, at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Mark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, argues with the referee about a previous call in the Zags' game against the Washington State Cougars. The Zags would go on to win 81-66 at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Gonzaga's Kyle Wiltjer celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer in the second half of play against Washington State University. Wiltjer had 21 points in the Zags' 81-66 win at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) The Gonzaga Bulldogs' bench erupts in celebration after Rem Bakamus scored a lay-up late in play against Texas Southern University. The Bulldogs' would go on to win 94-54 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Gonzaga's Silas Melson goes up for a lay-up in the second half of play against Texas Southern's Malarious Gibbs at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Final Score: 94-54, Bulldogs. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 63-50, Gonzaga.Final Score: 63-50, Gonzaga.Gonzaga's Byron Wesley(22) goes up for a reverse lay-up past Cal Poly's Maliik Love(3) to score 2 of his 8 points during the Battle in Seattle at the KeyArena in Seattle, WA, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 88-57, GonzagaFinal Score: 88-57, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) is fouled hard by San Francisco’s Matt Christiansen(3) in transition to go to the free-throw line at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 88-57, GonzagaFinal Score: 88-57, GonzagaGonzaga's Bryan Alberts (center) entertains some of the Gonzaga coaches' daughters on the bench in the closing minutes of the Bulldogs' 88-57 win against USF at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 88-57, GonzagaFinal Score: 88-57, GonzagaThe Gonzaga Bulldogs come together before tip-off against USF at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 88-57, GonzagaFinal Score: 88-57, GonzagaSpike, Gonzaga's mascot, is seen cheering during player announcements at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga Student Publications) Final Score: 68-47, GonzagaFinal Score: 68-47, GonzagaSpike, Gonzaga's mascot, cheers with fans before the Bulldogs' game against Saint Mary's at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 68-47, GonzagaFinal Score: 68-47, GonzagaA Gonzaga cheerleader does a tumbling routine during a break in play in the men's basketball game against the Saint Mary's Gaels at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 68-47, GonzagaFinal Score: 68-47, GonzagaGonzaga’s Angel Nunez(2) dishes the ball after driving to the basket in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 64-46, GonzagaFinal Score: 64-46, GonzagaGonzaga Kennel Board member Sharon Greer dances during "Zombie Nation" prior to the Bulldogs' game against the Portland Pilots at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 64-46, GonzagaFinal Score: 64-46, GonzagaGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) is fouled as he goes up for a lay-up over Portland’s Philipp Harwich(15) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 64-46, GonzagaFinal Score: 64-46, GonzagaGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) is fouled as he goes up for a lay-up over Portland’s Philipp Harwich(15) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Gonzaga’s Eric McClellan(21) makes a no-look pass to teammate Byron Wesley(22) in the second half of play against the San Diego Toreros at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Gonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) celebrates teammate Przemek Karnowski's(24) made basket through getting fouled in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Silas Melson(0) and Kyle Dranginis(3) dive after a loose ball against BYU’s Skyler Halford(23) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) brings down an offensive rebound between BYU’s Frank Bartley IV(24), Luke Worthington(41) and Tyler Haws(3) in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) goes up for a lay-up in the second half of play against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) scores a reverse lay-up between BYU’s Anson Winder(20) and Corbin Kaufusi(44) and is also fouled on the play in the second half at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUThe Gonzaga Bulldogs come together in a huddle after a foul is called in their game against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 64-46, GonzagaFinal Score: 64-46, GonzagaGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) points out an opposing Portland player for a defensive assignment as the Bulldogs get back on defense at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 64-46, GonzagaFinal Score: 64-46, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) dunks the ball in the second half of play against the Portland Pilots at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 64-46, GonzagaFinal Score: 64-46, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) and Silas Melson(0) scream in celebration of Sabotonis' dunk in the second half of play against Portland at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 82-64, GonzagaFinal Score: 82-64, GonzagaFans wait for the Gonzaga men's basketball game against Memphis to start at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 82-64, GonzagaFinal Score: 82-64, GonzagaGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) goes up for a lay-up over Memphis’ Trahson Burrell(0) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 82-64, GonzagaFinal Score: 82-64, GonzagaMemphis’ Nick King(5) pushes teammate Markel Crawford(1) away from the referee after Crawford was called for a technical foul in their game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) The Gonzaga Dance Team performs during a break in the play of the men's basketball game against the San Diego Toreros at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Gonzaga’s Silas Melson(0) drives to the basket and draws a foul between San Diego’s Marcus Harris(11) and Christopher Anderson(00) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Gonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) goes after a loose ball against San Diego’s Duda Sanadze(10) in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) Basketball Bulldogs Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs, Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos NCAA NCAA basketball http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/seasons-top-40 Sun, 15 Mar 2015 22:52:54 GMT
GU Men's Basketball v BYU http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/gu-mens-basketball-v-byu The Zags took on the BYU Cougars Saturday night for their final home game of the season. Seniors Byron Wesley, Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell Jr. were honored before and after the game to celebrate their final game in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

Unfortunately it was not the game the seniors were hoping for. It was a close game from start to finish, with a tie game going into the half. BYU ended up pulling away and holding onto that lead to beat the Zags 73-70, to give the Zags their only home loss of the season.

This was one of the most photogenic games of the year - it was the first real challenge the Zags had at home and it showed throughout a very physical game. I also had a remote camera on the backboard for the first time ever. It did not produce any spectacular images, but I learned how I can adjust that for the next season.

Here are my shots from the game:

Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) is honored prior to his last home game in the McCarthey Athletic Center against BYU in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, smiles as three of his seniors are honored prior to their last home game in the McCarthey Athletic Center against BYU in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) fights for a rebound with BYU’s Corbin Kaufusi(44) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) calls teammate Kyle Wiltjer(33) into the huddle to regroup during a break in play in the Zags' game against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUBYU’s Josh Sharp(12) puts his arms up in disbelief at a foul called on him against the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUA Gonzaga cheerleader performs prior to the men's basketball game against BYU at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) struggles to keep possession of the ball between BYU defenders Luke Worthington(41) and Frank Bartley IV(24) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski(24) shoots the ball over BYU’s Corbin Kaufusi(44) in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) goes up for a shot but is fouled by BYU’s Anson Winder(20) in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUThe Gonzaga bombsquad dance team seniors perform their last time during a break in play of the men's basketball game against BYU at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Silas Melson(0) and Kyle Dranginis(3) dive after a loose ball against BYU’s Skyler Halford(23) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) brings down an offensive rebound between BYU’s Frank Bartley IV(24), Luke Worthington(41) and Tyler Haws(3) in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, argues a call with the referee in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) dishes the ball over BYU’s Luke Worthington(41) to Gonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) in the first half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) goes up for a lay-up in the second half of play against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Kevin Pangos(4) goes up for a lay-up in the second half of play against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUThe Gonzaga Bulldogs come together in a huddle after a foul is called in their game against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) scores a reverse lay-up between BYU’s Anson Winder(20) and Corbin Kaufusi(44) and is also fouled on the play in the second half at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) and Przemek Karnowski(24) compete for a rebound with BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth(5) in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Byron Wesley(22) flexes and celebrates a Gonzaga basket as the BYU Cougars bring the ball up the court late in the second half of play at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Kyle Wiltjer(33) and Domantas Sabonis(11) go after a rebound in the second half of play against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUDave Rose (left), head coach of the BYU Cougars, and Mark Pope, assistant coach, yell at their team as they defend against the Gonzaga Bulldogs at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Domantas Sabonis(11) reacts after a foul is called on him late in the second half of play in the Zags' game against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga's bench watches as BYU’s Tyler Haws(3) goes to the free-throw line late in the game in the Zags 70-73 loss at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUThe BYU Cougars come together and celebrate their win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs, 73-70, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUMark Few, head coach of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, addresses the crowd after his team lost against the BYU Cougars for the last home game of the season at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University) Final Score: 73-70, BYUFinal Score: 73-70, BYUGonzaga’s Gary Bell, Jr.(5) addresses the Gonzaga student section (aka Kennel Club) for senior night, the last home game of the season, after the Zags' loss against the BYU Cougars at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, WA, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (Ryan Sullivan/Gonzaga University)

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ryan@ryansullivanphoto.com (Ryan Sullivan) BYU BYU Cougars Basketball Bulldogs Cougars Gonzaga Gonzaga Bulldogs, Gonzaga basketball Gonzaga basketball photos NCAA NCAA basketball http://www.ryansullivanphoto.com/blog/2015/3/gu-mens-basketball-v-byu Sun, 01 Mar 2015 08:04:50 GMT