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caduceus
03-19-2010, 04:23 AM
National Post (Canada): Upstarts no more - Gonzaga's basketball success has defined the mid-major movement and put Spokane on the education map (http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/story.html?id=2700566). Nice article about the Zags program as well as the Canadian connection.

The Olympian: As usual, Zags gain seasoning (http://www.theolympian.com/2010/03/19/1177594/as-usual-zags-gain-seasoning.html)

Spokesman-Review: Big man on block - Zags devise strategy to contend with 7-foot-1 Alabi (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/mar/19/big-man-on-block/)


Most schools have trouble simulating Alabi’s presence around the rim, if only because there aren’t that many 7-1, 250-pound backup centers.

Even Gonzaga lacks one. The Bulldogs’ backup post is 7-5 and 270 pounds. That may help them tonight.

“The thing too, that we have, is, they have great shot blockers, but it’s not like our guys haven’t seen size before,” said Gonzaga assistant Leon Rice, who prepared the scout for tonight’s game. “They see Will Foster every single day at practice. He’s a great shot blocker. It’s not like we’ve been playing against 6-5 guys all the time.”

Foster said Thursday he’s done his best this week in practice to simulate what Alabi can do.

The Slipper Still Fits (Blog): Will Gonzaga add to the madness? Zags vs. Seminoles (http://www.slipperstillfits.com/2010/3/18/1380473/will-gonzaga-add-to-the-madness)

Tallahassee.com: Upsets catch FSU's attention (http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20100319/FSU05/3190341/1002/SPORTS)

Tallahassee.com: Scouting the 'Zags (http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20100319/FSU05/3190339/1002/SPORTS)

Tampa Bay Online: FSU, Gonzaga won't alter their styles (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/mar/19/neither-team-will-alter-style/)

Seattle Times (Bud Withers): Being a No. 8 seed is a new experience for Gonzaga (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/ncaatournament/2011382688_gonzaganotes19.html)


Last time Gonzaga played in an 8-9 matchup it won, then lost thriller to No. 1 seed Arizona in 2003.

For Zags fans looking for an omen, here are a couple: Like this year, 2003 was one in which Spokane hosted a sub-regional. And if Gonzaga were to survive Buffalo, it would end up back in Salt Lake City.

That's a longshot, but as coach Mark Few points out, the trip to Buffalo isn't a fate unfamiliar to his team. Early in the season, it competed well at Michigan State, won the Maui Invitational, and captured road wins against Illinois (in Chicago) and Memphis.

"Over the course of history," Few said, "we've fared pretty well in this kind of scenario."

The Zags had six road or neutral wins against the RPI top 80. FSU had three.

Post more if you see 'em!

=GO ZAGS!=

ZagMan in Philly
03-19-2010, 07:52 AM
Tourney Look-Alikes

Matt=Frodo

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/363996-march-matchness-15-ncaa-tourney-look-alikes#page/2

zagfaninmt
03-19-2010, 07:54 AM
Bloviating blogger bags on the Zags (http://tournament-blogger.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/20091884/20527377?tag=coverlist_active;coverlist_footer).

VaBeachZAG
03-19-2010, 08:28 AM
The sad reality of life is that a bunch of people around the nation are just waiting to jump on the Bloviating Blogger's bandwagon if we lose to Florida State. It will be the same old story from BCS lovers, soft Zags play in a soft (weak) confernce, yadda, yadda, yadda. The best cure for this cr*p is for both the Zags and Sait Mary's to make a run to at least the second week. I am quite confident the Zag's can take today's game, but if we don't....

For what it's worth, Cameron Diaz is hot!

TerpZag
03-19-2010, 09:56 AM
caduceus, thanks again for your article roundup.:clap:

ZagNative
03-19-2010, 10:20 AM
Steven at practice yesterday ...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/S6OujzsgilI/AAAAAAAAX4Y/rhj3FtyAbrA/2010-03-18%20Steven%20Gray%20Practice%20before%20Florida%2 0State.jpg

BlueVoodoo07
03-19-2010, 10:32 AM
Steven at practice yesterday ...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_UkLNCxT74w4/S6OujzsgilI/AAAAAAAAX4Y/rhj3FtyAbrA/2010-03-18%20Steven%20Gray%20Practice%20before%20Florida%2 0State.jpg
Uh oh guys we are in trouble, Gray looks way to stressed out.:D