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03-19-2009, 06:17 PM
2 links to start:



03-19-2009, 06:34 PM
Mark Few's inventing words:


03-19-2009, 06:37 PM
The Oregonian's NCAA page: http://www.oregonlive.com/march-madness/

03-19-2009, 07:10 PM
Bud Withers:


03-19-2009, 07:19 PM
lots o pix - http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/photos?gameId=294000036

03-19-2009, 07:44 PM
pargo dunk!



ZagMan in Philly
03-19-2009, 07:49 PM

03-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Dunk by Pargo=SICK!!!

03-19-2009, 07:54 PM
AP Story @ the NCAA Web Site (http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-mmc/spec-rel/031909aco.html)

"They came out throwing blows and had us rattled," said Heytvelt. "Then we snapped out of it."

Heytvelt snapped back most decisively. The senior scored 22 points - seven during a late game-breaking run - and the Bulldogs rallied to get past the determined but ultimately overmatched Zips 77-64 on Thursday night in the South Regional.

The Zags are in their 11th consecutive NCAA tournament but had lost in the first round of the last two.

"To get this first one is a really big deal," said senior Jeremy Pargo, whose soaring right-handed slam punctuated the 19th win in 20 games for Gonzaga (27-5). "The last two years, we didn't do this."

Heytvelt simply sighed and said, "Oh, it was a weight off the chest."

Gonzaga faces the winner of the Western Kentucky-Illinois game on Saturday. The Zags can only hope their next foe doesn't have collars as blue as Akron's.

"Well, hey, it feels good to win and move on. That's what this tournament is about," Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. "That was a grinder."

Video of the post game press conference:

Silverlight required; after the deodorant commercial, it takes about 45 seconds for the GU folks to appear on the dais:


03-19-2009, 07:54 PM
more videos here: http://www.krem.com/sports/gu/

03-19-2009, 08:02 PM
...the post game comments from Josh, Matt and Micah. Each of them commented about the importance of defense in turning around the game and putting Akron away.


03-19-2009, 08:08 PM
Coach Dambrot:

Like a lot of people have said, I think I'm a pretty good judge, that's the most individually talented 4 seed you'll see. Those guys are pros. I kind of had the tendency to judge people by LeBron. I don't think they're LeBron, but they're pros. And I'm proud of our guys.

Link to transcript of the post-game presser:


03-19-2009, 10:45 PM
From the Akron Beacon-Journal (http://www.ohio.com/sports/41547862.html)

The hope for UA fans is that the Zips will be back because Linhart will be the only loss, and prized recruit Zeke Marshall, a 7-foot center, will be a freshman in 2009-10.

''I am not satisfied with where we are. I am a competitive guy,'' Dambrot said. ''If we can pour some money into the program and work on the facilities, I think we can become like them [Gonzaga].''

03-20-2009, 06:23 AM
Jim Meehan's 'Game Notes' (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2009/mar/19/zag-notebook/#more)

Heytvelt’s fifth NCAA tournament game went a lot smoother than his previous four. Heytvelt made 7 of 12 field-goal attempts and 7 of 8 at the foul line to finish with 22 points in 36 minutes. In his previous four NCAA games, Heytvelt scored a total of 15 points in 39 minutes.

“Our guards were doing such a great job of coming off screens and making jumpers, it opened up feeds inside for easy baskets,” Heytvelt said.

And vice versa.

“When Josh hunkers down in the post, he’s a big body and he’s easy to find sometimes,” Matt Bouldin said. “Once he gets going, it really starts opening things up.”

03-20-2009, 06:28 AM
Meehan's Game Story (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2009/mar/19/zags-d-shuts-down-zips/#more)

It was a run that turned into a veritable sprint for the finish line.

For nearly 30 minutes, fourth-seeded Gonzaga was confined to a slower pace and was locked in a plodding affair with No. 13 Akron. Then came a modest 7-0 spurt. Followed shortly thereafter by 13 straight points and a decisive 19-1 run.

Gonzaga didn’t let up, outscoring the Zips 31-6 on its way to 77-64 first-round NCAA men’s basketball tournament victory Thursday at the Rose Garden. The victory snapped GU’s two-year string of first-round NCAA exits and propelled the Bulldogs into a second-round date with No. 12 Western Kentucky at 5:10 p.m. Saturday.

When it was over, the 10th-ranked Bulldogs (27-5) were in unison pinpointing the cause of the turnaround.

“We just took care of our defense,” junior guard Matt Bouldin said. “We knew when we ratcheted it up we were going to get some easy buckets. We also didn’t think they could shoot like that the entire game. Some of those guys were knocking down all kinds of shots.

03-20-2009, 06:35 AM

03-20-2009, 06:48 AM
Zags' Stats:


03-20-2009, 11:29 AM
mid day bump for the late board readers, plus lothar's last batch of links:




http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1575663/gonzagas_blueprint_for_bracket_domination.html (from before the Akron game, but don't recall it posted here)



(4) Gonzaga 77, (13) Akron 64 [61]. Josh Heytvelt scored 21 points on just 12 shots as the Bulldogs overcame mediocre outside shooting to hang 77 points on the Zips despite playing in the day's slowest-paced game.

03-20-2009, 05:42 PM
Thank you for the links, Lothar