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ZagNative
12-02-2009, 09:35 PM
GoZags.com (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/120209aaa.html): AP story by Nick Geranious (also the story on ESPN's website as the post-game recap.) Box Score is up now, and photos will likely be up tomorrow.

KREM 2 TV (http://www.krem.com/outbound-feeds/yahoo-news/Gonzaga-takes-on-WSU-78376932.html): Currently, they have a story up, a link to a video of some Zags lighting a Cougar T-shirt and flag on fire before the game (http://www.krem.com/home/Zags-light-Coug-t-shirt-on-fire-before-Clash-in-the-Kennell-78376712.html), and a photo album (http://www.krem.com/outbound-feeds/yahoo-news/Gonzaga-takes-on-WSU-78376932.html?gallery=y&c=y), but this is a good site to check back to for raw video of post-game interviews, if experience proves true.

TheZagPhish
12-02-2009, 09:39 PM
Examiner.com (http://www.examiner.com/x-7460-Spokane-Headlines-Examiner~y2009m12d2-Gonzaga-defeats-WSU-in-battle-of-Inland-Northwest)

TSN (http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cbask/news/news.aspx?id=4271305)

alaskazagnut
12-02-2009, 10:19 PM
In the KREM interview we get a nice close up of Bones nose.

But he is a class act and gracious in defeat. WSU has the guts to come here unlike UW or many other BCW schools.

Too bad.

lothar98zag
12-02-2009, 10:21 PM
always a good place to look - http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/?k=gonzaga%2Czags (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/?k=gonzaga%2Czags)

AP story has quotes now - http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=293372250
(hopefully espn adds video soon, unless they are too busy pimping the big11-acc games)




random thought -

A few weeks ago GU was "unknown" nationally and for their first first tough game they played in a nationally recognized team's house (MSU). They play well, open some eyes, are ahead a lot of the game, but lose in the end. The nation notices GU and they go on to do good things. At least so far...

&

Tonight WSU was "unknown" nationally and for their first first tough game they played in a nationally recognized team's house (GU). They play well, open some eyes, are ahead a lot of the game, but lose in the end. Does the nation notice WSU? Do they go on to do good things? We'll see...

WallaWallaZag
12-02-2009, 10:32 PM
sorry...the zags have come a long way, but it's still not nearly the same thing.

that was a nationally televised game at the #2 team and national runner-up's house (though after two losses they have some question marks as well now). this was regional in a region not many people pay attention to.

besides, the cougs already have got some national pub for winning alaska and also because kt has been going off like the mustache.

Nevtelen
12-02-2009, 10:36 PM
sorry...the zags have come a long way, but it's still not nearly the same thing.

that was a nationally televised game at the #2 team and national runner-up's house (though after two losses they have some question marks as well now). this was regional in a region not many people pay attention to.

besides, the cougs already have got some national pub for winning alaska and also because kt has been going off like the mustache.

I don't know. It depends on what the Cougs do from here on out IMO. Bone is a very good coach and if they go on a good run this season, I think it's safe to say it might have been ignited by a loss @ K2 (or maybe the championship @ the GAS).

BavarianZag
12-02-2009, 10:37 PM
the post game "raw" vids are the best batch yet.

ZagNative
12-02-2009, 10:42 PM
Since I posted the first KREM 2 story, the following videos were added:

Great post-game video, showing highlights and comments from Ken Bone and Matt Bouldin: http://www.krem.com/outbound-feeds/yahoo-news/Gonzaga-takes-on-WSU-78376932.html

Raw: Mark Few is happy with his team's "courageous" win (http://www.krem.com/video/raw/Raw-Mark-Few-is-happy-with-his-teams-courageous-win-78394622.html)

Uncut: Elias Harris: "This is how I play basketball" (http://www.krem.com/video/raw/Uncut-Elias-Harris-This-is-how-I-play-basketball-78394672.html)

Uncut: Kelly Olynyk liked GU's overall effort on Wednesday night (http://www.krem.com/video/raw/Uncut-Kelly-Olynyk-liked-GUs-overall-effort-on-Wednesday-night-78394662.html)

Raw: Matt Bouldin talks about beating Washington State (http://www.krem.com/video/raw/Raw-Matt-Bouldin-talks-about-beating-Washington-State-78394647.html)

Raw: Ken Bone: "Experience carried the Zags down the stretch" (http://www.krem.com/video/raw/Raw-Ken-Bone-Experience-carried-the-Zags-down-the-stretch-78394887.html)

Tim and the other guys at KREM 2 ROCK!

caduceus
12-02-2009, 10:52 PM
Gotta love the quote in Geranios' article:


"I've never been through a crowd like this before," Moore said. "It's so loud, you can't even call a play."


The 6th man came out tonight to play. Good job KC and home crowd fans!

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caduceus
12-02-2009, 11:17 PM
Kitsap Sun: Zags Pull Cougars Out of Their Hat (http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/dec/02/zags-pull-cougars-out-of-their-hat/)

Nice article with plenty of good quotes.

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TheZagPhish
12-02-2009, 11:32 PM
Kitsap Sun: Zags Pull Cougars Out of Their Hat (http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/dec/02/zags-pull-cougars-out-of-their-hat/)

Nice article with plenty of good quotes.

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ZagNative
12-02-2009, 11:37 PM
Kitsap Sun: Zags Pull Cougars Out of Their Hat (http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/dec/02/zags-pull-cougars-out-of-their-hat/)

Nice article with plenty of good quotes.

=caduceus=Indeed! Thanks for posting the link!

Matt — that was one of the most outstanding things I’ve seen,” Gonzga junior wing Steven Gray said. “He just basically said, ‘We’re not going to lose this game.’”

Bouldin was ably assisted by forward Elias Harris. The 20-year-old freshman, coming off a summer with the German national team, waited until the second half to produce 21 of his 24 points and nine of his 12 rebounds.

“He just would not be denied,” Gray said.

Gray, who came into the game averaging 15.8 points, struggled on offense all night. The former Bainbridge High School star hit just 1 of 6 shots and finished with four points and six turnovers, but he guarded Cougar standout Klay Thompson most of the way and held Thompson to 15 points.

“I just wanted him to have to take tough shots,” Gray said.

“He did a good job,” WSU coach Ken Bone said. “He was able to play physical with him.”

“He was a good defender,” Thompson said. “It wasn’t just him. They play good team defense.”

Thompson started the day as the national scoring leader with 28.3 points per game. The sweet-shooting sophomore wing sank just 6 of 21 shots, including an 0-for-4 effort from beyond the 3-point arc. He also missed 4 of 7 free throws.

“I haven’t missed that many in my life,” Thompson muttered.
“That’s the best college basketball atmosphere I’ve ever played in,” Thompson said. “It was fun.”

“I’ve never been through anything like this,” Moore said. “That crowd was deafening.”

“You can FEEL that crowd get into it,” Gray said with a smile. “You can FEEL them get louder.”
I don't know when I've seen two Zag players who were more lavish and obviously sincere in their praise of each other than Matt and Steven. Bodes very well for the ongoing chemistry of this team and more and more wins.

Read the rest of Howie Stallwick's excellent article in the Kitsap Sun here (p://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2009/dec/02/zags-pull-cougars-out-of-their-hat/).

ZagNative
12-02-2009, 11:54 PM
Jim Meehan's blog (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2009/dec/02/zags-pull-another-comeback-victory/) tonight:
I think this is the grittiest team I’ve played on,” said Bouldin, who had 14 points in the first half to keep Gonzaga within striking range. “We’ve got a lot of guys that love to bang. I couldn’t say that in years’ past maybe, but it’s sort of becoming a staple for us.”
“We got probably the most courageous performance I’ve seen in this building from one of our players,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said of Bouldin, who was 7 of 12 on 3-pointers. “He wasn’t getting a whole lot of help there for large stretches. And it was just a whale of a second half for Elias.”
“Everyone was sleeping in the first half, dreaming,” Harris said. “First of all, I tried to rebound in the second half – that was our biggest problem in the first half. After that, they fed me in the post and I tried to attack the basket.”
For key stretches in the second half, GU had four freshmen (Harris, Olynyk, Gibbs and Manny Arop) and Bouldin on the floor.

“We had some guys that mentally were analyzing and not doing much,” Few said. “They were very tentative and just getting beat to balls. Those freshmen just went out and played. If they made a mistake they played through it. And through it all, the story was Matt and obviously Elias in the second half.” Read the rest of Jim's blog here (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2009/dec/02/zags-pull-another-comeback-victory/).

ZagNative
12-03-2009, 12:15 AM
From a WSU perspective, this from Vice Grippi's blog (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2009/dec/02/more-thoughts-gus-win-over-wsu/):
The game plan WSU put together for GU was damn good and worked to near perfection for about ¾ of the game. The idea was to double the on-ball screens up top, forcing the dribbler high and wide, disrupting the GU pick-and-roll game. That worked to near perfection. To defend the post, where the Zags had an obvious size – and depth – advantage, the Cougars doubled quickly, something they’ve done well the past three years. That also worked, disrupting the GU inside game. But the Bulldogs adjusted, getting away from on-ball screens and post play, going smaller with Kelly Olynyk instead of Robert Sacre and switching to more of a motion in the late first half and the second. For a while WSU handled it. But as the Zags wore them down, the Cougars started to lag, slow on getting through screens, slow on help and slow on rotations. And you can’t defend GU with slow.

One thing assistant coach Ben Johnson told Marcus Capers and the rest of the Cougars was they couldn’t relax on defense when Matt Bouldin or Steven Gray came off a screen. The Zag guards will relax and then explode to an open spot. Too often he was right. Bouldin got a lot of his looks not by coming off a screen but by baiting Capers into standing a little, then making a quick cut to get space and a pass. That’s all he needed Wednesday night.
• Here are some quotes from the Cougars …

Marcus Capers

On Bouldin: “We couldn’t really give him (any) space. When we used a help man, they took advantage. They started slipping screens.”

“With Bouldin, if he knocks one down – he’s not really a shooter, Gray’s the shooter on the team – but Bouldin, in situations like that, if one shot goes down he feels like all of them can go down. We let him make four in the first half and after that, he just got in rhythm.”Read the rest of Vince's blog at the Spokesman-Review here (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2009/dec/02/more-thoughts-gus-win-over-wsu/).