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    Default Mark Few was one of the few who saw Gonzaga becoming a national power - great article

    I have told this many times, but Mike was the very first major college basketball writer (a Hall of Famer) to declare that Gonzaga was a major conference team in a "mid major" league. This is an outstanding piece about the start of Few's run - about when MD 1st attended one of Few's Coaches vs. Cancer golfing events.. Both he and Katz were the biggest supporters of the program at a national level. There are some funny stories that I wish I could relate about him and Katz sharing a rental car voyage to attend a WSU/Arizona game and then a GU/Stanford game in the Morrison days. Anyway, this a great piece. I can tell you Mark has great respect for him and will often pull him aside one on one interviews:

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa...61ehj9zw0t711k

    P.S. = Despite his controversial dismissal from Texas, and his matching sarcastic wit, Rick Barnes remains one of Mark's closet buddies in the coaching world. It's the reason why Mark agreed to a neutral/neural affair when Rick first arrived at Tennessee and was having trouble getting games after the Pearl regime. I'd love to see an annual home and home between both squads. The Vol fans were fantastic the last time GU visited Knoxville.

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    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa...61ehj9zw0t711k

    Nice article w quotes about Few and Zags from Roy Wiiliams, Gary Williams, Rick Barnes, Bilas etc.
    Some new info for me and Im pretty nerdy about Zags
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    I have told this many times, but Mike was the very first major college basketball writer (a Hall of Famer) to declare that Gonzaga was a major conference team in a "mid major" league. This is an outstanding piece about the start of Few's run - about when MD 1st attended one of Few's Coaches vs. Cancer golfing events.. Both he and Katz were the biggest supporters of the program at a national level. There are some funny stories that I wish I could relate about him and Katz sharing a rental car voyage to attend a WSU/Arizona game and then a GU/Stanford game in the Morrison days. Anyway, this a great piece. I can tell you Mark has great respect for him and will often pull him aside one on one interviews:

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa...61ehj9zw0t711k

    P.S. = Despite his controversial dismissal from Texas, and his matching sarcastic wit, Rick Barnes remains one of Mark's closet buddies in the coaching world. It's the reason why Mark agreed to a neutral/neural affair when Rick first arrived at Tennessee and was having trouble getting games after the Pearl regime. I'd love to see an annual home and home between both squads. The Vol fans were fantastic the last time GU visited Knoxville.
    CDC, I believe that game was played in Nashville, which was the coming out party for Big D:


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    Quote Originally Posted by GonzagasaurusFlex View Post
    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa...61ehj9zw0t711k

    Nice article w quotes about Few and Zags from Roy Wiiliams, Gary Williams, Rick Barnes, Bilas etc.
    Some new info for me and Im pretty nerdy about Zags
    Great story. Thanks.
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    Three-hour pregame show?

    Man, it's like the Superbowl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    CDC, I believe that game was played in Nashville, which was the coming out party for Big D:

    They Zags DID play in Knoxville 12 or 13 years ago .... but I'm thinking you may be correct. He may have been referring to the more recent game in Nashville. Cool pic btw. Must have been one heckuva photographer there who was able to capture the passion and majesty of the epic "Big D" moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    They Zags DID play in Knoxville 12 or 13 years ago .... but I'm thinking you may be correct. He may have been referring to the more recent game in Nashville. Cool pic btw. Must have been one heckuva photographer there who was able to capture the passion and majesty of the epic "Big D" moment.
    Speaking of which, if "Big D" ever wins the U.S. Men's Figure Skating championship, I'm calling out anyone who changes the nickname.

    And Charles Barkley is the real deal. Complete guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    Jeff Goodman
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    . They went to dinner after hotel rooms not ready.

    https://watchstadium.com/six-ncaa-to...ls-03-15-2021/
    Dear God. Valentine is one of the most arrogant refs in basketball, and Higgins one of the most controversial. Please, please, please God build an independent body outside the NCAA and the leagues to handle the refs. There us too much patronage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    They Zags DID play in Knoxville 12 or 13 years ago .... but I'm thinking you may be correct. He may have been referring to the more recent game in Nashville. Cool pic btw. Must have been one heckuva photographer there who was able to capture the passion and majesty of the epic "Big D" moment.
    You are obviously referring to the greatest goalie in the history of Gonzaga hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    They Zags DID play in Knoxville 12 or 13 years ago .... but I'm thinking you may be correct. He may have been referring to the more recent game in Nashville. Cool pic btw. Must have been one heckuva photographer there who was able to capture the passion and majesty of the epic "Big D" moment.
    You are partially right GZ and TZ. They played a game in Nashville, as well as a game in Seattle and another game in Knoxville. I am sure nowadays it would be a pure home and home, Of course we also played them in the title game of the Orlando tourney as well as Phoenix when we were #1 with Rui, Brandon and Co. The general point is that there is a long history between between the Zags and Vols. Would love to see it continue. Both coaches are good guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DZ View Post
    Three-hour pregame show?

    Man, it's like the Superbowl.
    You can THINK of it like that, but I believe it is just the Houston/Baylor game.
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    Anyone with ESPN+?

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...021-final-four

    What # are the Zag players?

    *Hope this is allowed*

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    Must watch upcoming ..ESPN. ..PBJ....12:51 pm....Paige Bueckers and Suggs.

    In other news, Moser couldn’t get that Oklahoma shirt on fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spink View Post
    Anyone with ESPN+?

    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...021-final-four

    What # are the Zag players?

    *Hope this is allowed*
    1 - Timme
    5 - Suggs
    8 - Kispert
    11 - Ayayi
    14 - Nembhard
    24 - Watson
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    Default Jalen Suggs, Paige Bueckers and the land of 10,000 point guards in Minnesota

    https://theathletic.com/2495380/2021...-in-minnesota/

    The man who in many ways introduced Minnesota basketball to the world has been watching the NCAA Tournament on television and, naturally, his eyes are drawn to the point guards leading the two best teams in the country.

    In some ways, Paige Bueckers and Jalen Suggs look nothing like him. Both use their size to their advantage to see over the top of the perimeter defense, survey the landscape and squeeze their slender frames through the tiniest cracks in the facades. But the looks in their eyes in crunch time? Their sense for the moment and their understanding of exactly what their teams need from them to win? In that respect, Bueckers and Suggs are carbon copies of Khalid El-Amin.

    “There must be something in the water around here,” El-Amin says with a cackle. “It seems like players from Minnesota have that knack for the big stage and just understanding how to control the tempo and understanding when to score and when to pass.”
    El-Amin: Jalen and Paige both have this thing, and it seems like maybe it’s the time of basketball and where we are, but being able to think and play the game, those are the players who dominate the game or who tend to be the best players.

    Tyus Jones: I saw Jalen take a charge in the middle of a run that got their momentum back. You don’t see that a lot of times, the best player wanting to sacrifice for their team and wanting to have the ball in their hands at the end of the game as well. That’s some of the little stuff that is in all of us that has been cool to see, being able to do a little bit of everything for your team, whatever it takes to win, not just putting the ball in the basket.

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    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/how-gon...154553113.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyberu View Post
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/how-gon...154553113.html

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    Good article, thanks.

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    Easter Sunday mini appetizer for what I hope turns into a feast of links to stories about what we all witnessed last night:
    https://twitter.com/jaybilas/status/...828003840?s=21

    Raftery called Bilas at 2AM and shared that Vern Lundquist called him and said that was the greatest college hoops game he has ever seen. Lundquist knows a thing or two about great college hoops games.

    Fill me up here ZagNation. I just wanna sit around and read everything out there about Zags vs Bruins today.
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    Greatest NCAA Tournament game ever? The 7 best moments from Gonzaga's buzzer-beating win vs. UCLA

    https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen

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    Opinion: Gonzaga-UCLA gave us an unexpected masterpiece in this men's Final Four

    https://news.google.com/articles/CBM...S&ceid=US%3Aen

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    Gonzaga’s timeless approach could culminate in immortal success

    https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    Gonzaga’s timeless approach could culminate in immortal success

    https://news.google.com/articles/CAI...S&ceid=US%3Aen
    This is an excellent article. The thought forming in my head as I read it was whichever NBA GM has the #1 pick in the draft is in one heck of a quandary. Suggs just oozes winning and success, along with being an elite athlete amongst the elites.

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    Default Gonzaga’s timeless approach could culminate in immortal success

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...ment-timeless/

    Gonzaga is a giant that can still recognize itself. It’s hard to grow as much as the Bulldogs have, for as long as they have, without getting lost in the bulk. Yet look at them, big but still lean, dominant but still charming, unbeaten but still toiling for perfection.
    At its best, this team seems like it is from another time. But are these Bulldogs from the past or the future? Or both? For 31 unblemished games, they’ve been a modern throwback in every way. They can shoot, play at a speedy pace and preach floor spacing in following today’s best basketball practices. But they live in the paint and make an unfathomable 55 percent of the field-goal attempts.
Their personnel accentuates this timelessness. They are a hybrid of prototypical Gonzaga all-Americans (Drew Timme, Corey Kispert), impact transfers (Andrew Nembhard, Aaron Cook), international recruits (Joel Ayayi), one big-time national recruit (Suggs) and a slew of developmental gems who will grow and carry the program after this season.
    He can move 15 ft to the left or right about as fast as my eyes can see it, his name could just as well be Hunter Hustle -ZagsGoZags 11/17/21

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    Jim Nance's perspective on THE shot, his call and its place in history. Fabulous. Read it three times.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nca...er/ar-BB1filaT

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