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03-29-2015, 08:54 AM

Selected quotes from the archive. Go Zags. Beat Duke

"I'm not an expert on Fairy Tales, but it seems to me that Cinderella only went to one dance."MarkFew3/01

"Over comes Matt Santangelo, the All-America point guard. I said to him 'I stayed up all night in our studios watching you shoot the lights out against Santa Clara '." DiggerPhelps 12/99

"These guys are a poor-man's UNC - one great guard, a good big man, and crap everywhere else. Have they stopped for one second to wonder who is going to keep a lid on Chris Williams' baseline jumper if Calvary is covering Watson? You are right - the 'Zaga bandwagon has ballooned to ridiculous proportions. Me thinks that we are going to lay an ass-whoopin' on them." UVaJimBeam3/14/01

" 'This is a team that was on the ropes and responded.' Game was tied at 60 and Gonzaga ends the game on a 25 to 8 run. MAKE IT THREE STRAIGHT Sweet 16 appearances for Gonzaga! It's OVER at the Pyramid. They hold off upstart Indiana State to win it going away 85 to 68."- Ian call me eye-ann Eagle and Jim Spanarkle3/01.

"Guys like Jeff Brown, they passed the legacy, the work ethic on to Casey, who has passed it on to Cory Violette. It continues today with the new guys" Mark Few 9/26/01

"We should pound the Zags on Friday. They don't have a top 100 recruit, play in a weak conference and don't have the big-game experience of UVa (Duke, UNC, etc.). Does anyone think that Duke or UNC would be worried about this game?"cAv3/14/01

"Bottom line, this game is all about UVa's performance and not the Zags'. If we're the average team from our wins, there's nothing Dickau and co. can do to win unless Carolina refs show up." Hoofan3/14/01

“Either the baskets in the West Coast Conference are three feet wide or these guys have radar in their heads.. I don’t buy the theory that suddenly those shots will start rimming out because the Zags are playing an ACC squad.” Oped:thesabre3/14

"To be honest, I never really had heard of the school, But since I've been here, I've had three (West Coast Conference) championship rings, been to the NCAA twice and the NIT twice. So, we've shared some real success."Mike Leisure3/99

"The big guys from Illinois really paid him (Zach) and Cory a compliment when they said they were the best tandem they've played against so far in their career. I thought that was really something when you think that last year they played against (Michigan State's) Zach Randolph and Andre Hutson."Mark Few S/R11/21/01

"It's kind of a misnomer about us. It's almost funny. They assume we are not very athletic. It's a big mistake."MarkFew12/01

"Plus, the Zags have an unofficial coach who has worked with the guys the last decade and a half during the summer. He's said that in the future, all he wants to do is coach the guards at Gonzaga. John Stockton will make a fine addition to the staff some day."Rivals.com7/99

"I don't think people, both in the media and my profession, understand just how good a thing we have up here right now."Mark Few 9/01

"Shot clock turned off.....Calvary.......Hall........8 to shoot........Hall...the runnerrrr......loose ball .....ITS GOOD!!!!.........4.4 to go............Shannon...'Don't want to foul'............Shannon..from the cornerrrrrrrrrr........AND IT'S OVER!!!!!......GONZAGA!!!, THE SLIPPER STILL FITS!!!.....THEY WIN IT 73-72........HOLY COW!!!!" Gus Johnson/Dan Bonner3/99

. "Everyone remembers our charmed little run. They don't remember losing at TCU or at San Diego or hitting a three-pointer at the buzzer to beat Texas-Pan American. Nobody remembers that game." Few12/98

"They just took our heart and our pride from us. They started hitting shots and crashing the rebounds and we couldn't answer that. That's when our heart was taken and it was all downhill from there." Jason Kapono UCLA 12/99

03-29-2015, 09:11 AM
I could watch that a million times. Thx GZ.

I do think, however, it is time for a newer, sister, "defining moment." The runner will always be tops b/c it began the run, but it is time to put up another legend beside it.

Pangos over to Bell, looks inside, back over to Pangos, kicks to Wiltjer, Wiltjer fakes inside, pulls up, for the winnnn, off... Sabonis! Sabonis with the put back.... the Zags are going to the Final Four, ...Sabonis, ONIONS!.

Something like that. Or just beat them by 20.

03-29-2015, 10:56 AM
I love it when GoZags pulls out the beautiful tidbits from the past! Thanks! Hopefully some New ones to add from today!

03-29-2015, 11:02 AM
I re-watched the last bit of the Florida game earlier in the week. My favorite stretch of the game is from about 7 to 4 minutes to go. It starts with a 3 from Florida at 6:45 to go "that may be a back-breaker for Gonzaga" and then Frahm has a great stretch. "There's that man again!" Love it! https://youtu.be/AC7UBpimsu0?t=3987

03-29-2015, 11:07 AM
I was at that 01 game in the Pyramid. great fun talking to all the fans that wanted to know "who are these guys" . Also fun splainin' it to them , how to pronounce Gonzaga, just where it was located, what it was like going there, etc