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11-13-2012, 06:45 AM
First, a video interview with Few and Bell from GUBulldogs (http://youtu.be/wlgcFFxRbR4).

KREM 2 Game Report (http://www.krem.com/sports/gonzaga-bulldogs/Zags-race-past-WVU-in-NCAA-Tournament-rematch-179056431.html)

KREM 2 Interview with Few (http://www.krem.com/video/raw/Raw-Mark-Few-on-Zags-big-win-over-WVU-179059901.html)

11-13-2012, 07:00 AM
Jim Meehan Post (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/nov/13/zags-blast-mountaineers/)

John Blanchette Column (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/nov/13/blanchette-late-night-turned-out-be-fun/)

Jesse Tinsley Photo Album (http://www.spokesman.com/picture-stories/gonzaga-men-take-west-virginia/)

11-13-2012, 07:10 AM
Bud Withers (http://seattletimes.com/html/collegesports/2019671056_zags13.html)

Gary Bell, the sophomore from Kentridge High, led all scorers with 15 points, but he had a lot of help with four others in double figures, including forward Guy Landry Edi, who had 14 points and seven rebounds.

"Loved it," Few said of Bell's game. "That's the best he's played all fall, I thought, from a toughness point of view, and he hit some big shots."

11-13-2012, 07:17 AM
ESPN Game Story, photos, and Highlight Video (http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=323172250)

11-13-2012, 07:41 AM
KXLY TV video Game Story (http://video.kxly.com/watch.php?id=32335)

KXLY Interview with Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell (http://video.kxly.com/watch.php?id=32337): Good stuff!

KXLY Interview with Mark Few (http://video.kxly.com/watch.php?id=32336)

11-13-2012, 08:05 AM
Metro News Photo Album (http://www.wvmetronews.com/wvu.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=56295): Really nice photos!

Metro News Game story: Late-Night Letdown Irks Huggins (http://www.wvmetronews.com/wvu.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=56296)


West Virginia forward Deniz Kilicli (13), guarded by Gonzaga freshman center Przemek Karnowski, fouled out with only five points in an 84-50 loss to the Bulldogs. (James Snook-US PRESSWIRE)

11-13-2012, 08:11 AM
ZN, again THANKS for all you do!

11-13-2012, 08:30 AM
ZN, again THANKS for all you do!You're welcome! Happy to do it!

Hand now for some happy video, with music, from GoZags.com. (http://www.gozags.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=1091439)

11-13-2012, 08:38 AM
“Defense is the stronger form with the negative object, and attack the weaker form with the positive object.” - Hemingway

But Gonzaga went with a 1-2-2 press that sparked a turnover - and then a romp.


11-13-2012, 08:46 AM
And this blog post from ESPN (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/tag/_/name/2012-tip-off-marathon) with lots of good praise for the Zags. I liked this tidbit on Edi:

•Get a notebook. Write down this name: Guy Landry Edi. The Gonzaga senior was an X factor for the Bulldogs. He scored 14 points (7-for-10 from the charity stripe) and grabbed seven rebounds. He was active on defense and aggressive on offense. The preseason Gonzaga chatter centered on Elias Harris and Kevin Pangos, but the Bulldogs have so much depth, proven by Edi’s performance.

11-13-2012, 08:52 AM
And this blog post from ESPN (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/tag/_/name/2012-tip-off-marathon) with lots of good praise for the Zags. I liked this tidbit on Edi:

Good find DNJ. GLE is the real deal.

The phrase 'X-Factor' is becoming a joke in itself. I heard a commentator the other day for a college football game identify about 3 players on each team as 'X-Factors'.

Using the definition of 'x-factor', I think most of the players on the club are known quantities for the most part so I would have to take the 'Tall Prince' as the 'x-factor'. If his game gets sharp, this team looks very formidable.

11-13-2012, 09:04 AM
I like the pic of GBJ from that WV Charleston story:


11-13-2012, 09:35 AM
Story from West Virginia Illustrated (http://www.wvillustrated.com/story/20079031/gonzaga-defeats-west-virginia-in-season-opener-)

Also this story from NBC Sports (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/13/precision-attack-leads-gonzaga-over-west-virginia/). I liked this part:

Gonzaga showed finesse tonight, sure. But they also showed real defensive toughness and presence of mind against a Bob Huggins-coached team. That’s real currency, even this early in the season.

11-13-2012, 09:54 AM
YOU are ! thanks

11-13-2012, 09:59 AM
And finally Meehan's Day After Post (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2012/nov/13/day-after-west-virginia/).

11-13-2012, 10:12 AM
In fact, other than the stakes and the venue, Monday’s amusement was eerily reminiscent of the pounding in Pittsburgh.

Deja never had so much vu.

Well said. Great summary of links, ZN! I have a lot of reading to do.

11-13-2012, 10:20 AM
Jim Meehan's Day-After Post (http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2012/nov/13/day-after-west-virginia/).

Not as much here as usual, but I liked this:
“I’m more happy defensively. I feel like if we play good defense, I play better offense,” guard Gary Bell Jr. said. “We’re trying to be way more aggressive on the defense end this year, be in the gaps and make plays.”

Of the zone defense, Bell said. “We worked on it a little bit in practice the last two days but we really don’t work on it that much. Just a matchup zone, it kind of hurt them. It looked like they were really frustrated. We just played really hard on the defensive end.”

Bellwas a force at both ends. He had 13 of his 15 points and all four of his assists in the first half. He finished 3 of 5 from long distance.

“I let the game come to me,” he said. “In the beginning it felt like I was trying to press but once the game came to me I felt a little better. ‘Stocks’ (David Stockton) found me and got me going a little bit, and it steamrolled through the whole team.”Edited to add: Oops! dnj beat me to it, but I'll leave it for the quote.

11-13-2012, 11:19 AM
ZN, again THANKS for all you do!

Indeed. Enjoy having the links from multiple sources to read, review, consider.

It's very much appreciated.

11-13-2012, 10:54 PM
One more straggler, from ESPN (http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/67040/best-and-worst-of-the-2012-tip-off-marathon):

Best and worst of the 2012 Tip-Off Marathon
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

Before handing out my superlatives, let's dive right into what I think would be the 2012 All-Marathon Team:

G Michigan State’s Keith Appling: 19 points in Michigan State's 67-64 win over Kansas
G Gonzaga’s Gary Bell Jr.: 15 points in Gonzaga’s 84-50 victory over West Virginia
G/F New Mexico’s Tony Snell: 25 points in the Lobos’ 86-81 victory over Davidson
G/F Temple’s Scootie Randall: 31 points in Temple’s 80-66 road win over Kent State
C Duke’s Mason Plumlee: 18 points in Duke’s 75-68 victory over Kentucky

Most impressive: Gonzaga did everything right in its victory over West Virginia. The Bulldogs defended well. They executed on offense. And they showcased their depth in the Marathon’s best performance. We knew the Zags were dangerous. They proved it with this victory.
Most confusing: I know West Virginia is adjusting to life without All-American Kevin Jones and the additions of three transfers who commanded heavy minutes. But Tuesday’s loss to Gonzaga was embarrassing. The Mountaineers were 15-for-55 from the field and committed 18 turnovers. Yes, they have a bunch of new faces and yes, the Kennel isn’t an easy place to win. But that deplorable effort was still baffling.
Eek! I hope this doesn't scare off all our high profile competition ....

11-14-2012, 09:17 AM
Anybody see Jeff goodmans avatar on twitter? It's KO sitting on the bench.

@GoodmanCBS: Avatar of the Day goes to … Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk. I don't normally like to reward someone who's suspended, but the photo was too tempting.

11-14-2012, 09:30 AM
We did a very good job...moreso on defense (which was just plain tough). It'll be tougher from here. I don't know if we can maintain that intensity for a whole season.
COncerns going forward..1,2,3 spots solid. We need to fill a hole in the center. Sam's just not a center. Karno is learning and needs to get in better shape to withstand the rigors of D1 ball. KO? We'll see. Even a 6 9 athletic kid would be enough. We don't have one. Teams sometime conpensate for flaws. I suspect this one will. Lots of talent we have. Game by game.......grind it out.
I know this much: Every team we play will know they've been up against a very strong GU team..bruises and all.

11-15-2012, 11:15 AM
Just found this very good SWX locker room post-game video with Kevin Pangos (http://www.swxrightnow.com/category/160222/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7954119).