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ID ZAGFAN
02-27-2011, 01:02 PM
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2011/feb/27/day-after-san-diego/

Great Quotes:

Sacre has been battling a nagging wrist injury for a while and he’s aggravated it a few times, including once during the Saint Mary’s game. It sounds like it’s going to be with him the rest of the season, but he didn’t sport tape or a brace. Injuries are always a touchy subject and Sacre, like other Zags in the past dealing with various ailments (Heytvelt, Pargo, Gray, Bouldin, etc.) will barely acknowledge any issue with his wrist and quickly seeks to change the subject.
“I told Jen (Nyland, GU trainer) that we’re not going to check what’s wrong with it until the end of the year,” Sacre said with a broad smile. “It’s nothing big. I can handle it.”
He left the topic with one of his favorite sayings: “Small thing to a giant.”

—Mark Few was beyond pleased with Gonzaga’s title, his 11th in 12 years as head coach. He’s said repeatedly that the key, after a stumbling 3-3 start, was (cliché alert) proceeding one practice, one game at a time and focusing on improvement. GU won its last eight conference games to finish 11-3.
“He was pumped (in the locker room),” senior guard Steven Gray said. “He told us it was right up there with the best of them because it didn’t come easy. They never do, but we had to fight, scratch and claw to get this one. It’s really rewarding. He wanted us to go ahead and celebrate and understand we have another game (Cal-State Bakersfield) on Monday.
“So we’ll enjoy the plane ride back and right back to it.”
The players were singing and dancing in the locker room, long after the final buzzer sounded.

—One of the more promising signs over the last 2-3 weeks has been Harris’s elevated play. He had a memorable drive and dunk against the Gaels and he followed it up with some quality work inside Saturday. He’s looked bouncier and more aggressive in the second half of the WCC season.
“I’ve been playing my way,” he said. “I know what to do now and I’m going to keep it up.”

More great quotes and stats in the article. Give Jim some hits!

ZaGranny

NEC26
02-27-2011, 01:08 PM
Wow great read. Love the attitude of this team. :)

BobZag
02-27-2011, 02:23 PM
“I’ve been playing my way,” he (Elias) said. “I know what to do now and I’m going to keep it up.”

Me like this one.

Great job by my boy Jim.

TL87ZAG
02-27-2011, 02:53 PM
What about the Meehan quote, "Mike Hart is the primary backup for Gray" ?

Hart hasn't done anything awful, but can anyone find a single piece of statistical or film-room justification for Hart earning this role instead of Mathis, Matis or Manny?

adoptedzag
02-27-2011, 03:02 PM
What about the Meehan quote, "Mike Hart is the primary backup for Gray" ?

Hart hasn't done anything awful, but can anyone find a single piece of statistical or film-room justification for Hart earning this role instead of Mathis, Matis or Manny?

A lot of times, its not what you do that show up on the stat line, but what you DON'T do. He doesn't make stupid mistakes and doesn't have lapses. He works hard all the time. Hoff and Keita can give you offense, sure, but they're one trick ponies in Hoff's case, or turnover prone in Keita's case.

dnj116
02-27-2011, 03:51 PM
Everytime I see Keita play he's playing hard all the time. He is somewhat of a defensive specialist and brought in from overseas. Why bring these kids in from far and wide if they're not going to be played over the likes of a walk on?? I see their potential and UPSIDE far exceeding Hart's and need to be used and developed.

From a practical recruiting point of view, if you see some of these highly touted recruits (each played for their respective national U-18 teams) riding the pine behind a walk-on, what is your incentive to come to GU? Its something that I would certainly be looking at with my decision and something I'll bet those bigs being recruited from Poland will weigh in on.