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RenoZag
02-09-2014, 08:43 AM
http://www.spokesman.com/zags/blogs/sportslink/2014/feb/08/gu-falters-late-falls-memphis/


The Zags made just 1 of their last 6 shots and committed three turnovers, one inconsequential in the closing seconds. Memphis locked up the inside tandem of Sam Dower (18 points) and Przemek Karnowski (12) after Dower’s putback of a missed free throw gave Gonzaga a 52-43 lead with 5:15 remaining.

With the interior taken away, the Bulldogs had several shaky possessions down the stretch. David Stockton lost control of the ball and Pangos was forced to take a rushed 3-pointer to beat the shot clock. Pangos misfired on a 3-pointer on a designed inbounds play. Dower made a mid-range bank shot but it came after the shot clock expired.

Pangos, Stockton and Gary Bell Jr. combined to make 4 of 17 shots.

Sports Illustrated: http://college-basketball.si.com/2014/02/09/memphis-gonzaga-marcus-smart-melvin-ejim/

Sporting News: ( DeCourcy ): http://www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/story/2014-02-09/memphis-gonzaga-result-joe-jackson-przemek-karnowski

Ezag
02-09-2014, 08:47 AM
This is one I care not to read....I know what happened....:(

Zaglaw
02-09-2014, 08:52 AM
You should read it. All the posters here should read it.

Reborn
02-09-2014, 09:05 AM
I disagree that this is a bigger resume builder for Memphis. Memphis and GU are two pretty even teams. Have have been neck and neck for awhile. Memphis is at home, playing in front of 18,000 crazy fans who love basketball deep in their soul. Memphis should have won that game. Gonzaga, was the team that traveled across the country to play in one tough place to win, AGAIN. This is not a bad loss for Gonzaga. Many teams come back from behind at the end of a game, especially when you're playing at home in front of 18,000 fans.

GonzagasaurusFlex
02-09-2014, 09:55 AM
.....This is not a bad loss for Gonzaga. Many teams come back from behind at the end of a game, especially when you're playing at home in front of 18,000 fans.

I disagree Reborn. If Zags had won, then finishing season as WCC champs means they lock up an NCAA tourney bid regardless of what happens in WCC tourney. Now they have to win WCC tourney regardless of how they finish up the season. WCC is a 1 bid conference this year as these Zags lack a marquee win and are not a top 25 team

Birddog
02-09-2014, 10:07 AM
You should read it. All the posters here should read it.
+1

bballbeachbum
02-09-2014, 10:09 AM
+1

+2

RenoZag
02-09-2014, 02:40 PM
LINK (http://www.spokesman.com/zags/blogs/sportslink/2014/feb/09/day-after-memphis/)


When 6-foot-1 guard Joe Jackson blocked the 7-1 Karnowski’s dunk attempt early in the second half, the play drew widespread attention, and rightfully so. It was on ESPN’s Top 10 plays, it was labeled a “play for the ages” by one national writer and it was all over my twitter feed.

Several Memphis players and coach Josh Pastner called the block the key to the Tigers’ comeback.

“That block started the run we needed,” Pastner said.

Yes, and no. It was a spectacular play, and it did start a run that cut GU’s 42-31 lead to 44-42. But the Bulldogs regained momentum and rebuilt the advantage to 52-43.

The sequence that prompted Memphis’ final comeback was Michael Dixon Jr.’s miss from close range, his offensive rebound and ensuing 3 that cut the deficit to six and roused an energetic crowd.

Zags11
02-09-2014, 04:31 PM
We will make march. Book it. Portland scares me the most.