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RenoZag
12-23-2011, 05:39 AM
LINK (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/dec/22/pangos-leads-way-gonzaga-win-over-air-force/)


At one point, Air Force was shooting 61.5 percent and still trailed 45-42.

“They were efficient, tough and they knew their strategy,” Pangos said. “It was a tough win, but it was a good one.”

Gonzaga wrapped up a five-game, 13-day stretch with a 4-1 mark.

“This was a really hard stretch of games, going all the way back to Michigan State we’ve just been on it,” Few said. “Today we got their grades (for first semester) and it was the best I’ve seen around here for a group. They did a wonderful job, a couple on the President’s list, and then they stepped up and competed.”

RenoZag
12-23-2011, 05:40 AM
AP Wire Story (http://www.denverpost.com/afa/ci_19605520)

rijman
12-23-2011, 06:24 AM
Thanks for the link. During the game I was wondering "what if" Michael Lyons was healthy enough to play the entire game?

tyra
12-23-2011, 07:04 AM
Tainted!

zagfan24
12-23-2011, 07:11 AM
“Today we got their grades (for first semester) and it was the best I’ve seen around here for a group. They did a wonderful job, a couple on the President’s list, and then they stepped up and competed.”

Awesome.

DCZag
12-23-2011, 07:12 AM
A W is a W and I'll take every one, thank you very much. Rob dislocated his thumb and was ineffective, it all evens out in college Bball.

bballbeachbum
12-23-2011, 08:47 AM
I really love Jim's writing on the Zags. Wouldn't trade him for any other beat writer. Also love Blanchette's columns, the Spokesman's got a good group of sports writers.

we're lucky. I like the lack of sugarcoating while still being homers, at least that's my view. I trust their perspective as journalists.



“I didn’t rebound, I didn’t score in the first half,” Dower said. ‘I knew with Rob injured, I had to do as much as I could in the second half. Those rebounds got me going. After that, I got some touches in the post. The guards believed in me and I’m thankful for that.”

Radbooks
12-23-2011, 08:51 AM
I really love Jim's writing on the Zags. Wouldn't trade him for any other beat writer. Also love Blanchette's columns, the Spokesman's got a good group of sports writers.

I really enjoy Blanchette too, I'm going to miss him when he retires next week. :( Evidently he'll do some free-lancing for the Spokesman, but I doubt we'll get the amount of stories we do now.

MickMick
12-23-2011, 08:53 AM
Thanks for the link. During the game I was wondering "what if" Michael Lyons was healthy enough to play the entire game?

A lot of "what ifs" in this one.

I will say this. If a D1 team can shoot 65% for an entire game, there isn't a team in the country they can't beat. Some of those shots could be labeled as "high percentage", but many, many others were not.

You can extend the defense but there really is no defense for shots taken five feet beyond the arc.

My own suspicion: Air Force could not maintain that shooting percentage regardless of injury. It was a matter of time before they came back down to earth.

john montana
12-23-2011, 09:01 AM
It was a matter of time before we finally went to the zone. i couldn't believe we stayed in man for so long. why play that game? why chase them around for 2/3 of the shot clock? as soon as we went zone at 1244, we started to pull away. i'm a man to man guy, but against the princeton offense and factoring in the size disparity (dower/sacre/harris having to chase 6 ft 5 guys around) we should have played a lot more zone in my mind.

ZagNative
12-23-2011, 11:15 AM
Meehan's Day-After post. (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2011/dec/23/day-after-air-force/)

Colin Mulvany's Spokesman-Review Photo Album of the Game (http://www.spokesman.com/picture-stories/gonzaga-vs-air-force-dec-22/)

americasteam
12-23-2011, 11:57 AM
[Colin Mulvany's Spokesman-Review Photo Album of the Game (http://www.spokesman.com/picture-stories/gonzaga-vs-air-force-dec-22/)[/QUOTE]


Those are some awesome pics!