Thursday, March 01, 2007

Zags are Best in WCC

In a surprising two game finish in league play, the Gonzaga Bulldogs won another West Coast Conference title (pending the tourney). They have won or shared the title the last eight years in a row. On Saturday morning Feb 24th, the Bulldogs (9-3) were in second place to Santa Clara (10-2) with only two games remaining. Later that day the Bulldogs played the San Francisco Dons and needed one OT period to beat them. Meanwhile, Loyola Maramount was helping the Zag effort by knocking off the Broncos. Thus leaving both teams tied at 10-3 and one game remaining for each. Jump to Monday Feb 26th. The Bulldogs beat San Diego on the road (a game that was not televised, damn it). Meanwhile, the Broncos of Santa Clara played Pepperdine who is in last place in the WCC. Believe it or not, Pepperdine knocked off the Broncos (10-4) in one overtime, handing the league title (pending) to Gonzaga (11-3). With the league title and 21 wins overall, I think that will be enough for an invite to the NCAA Bracket for Gonzaga. The Zags sure could use the services of center Josh Hytevelt, but that’s not happening. It’s too bad he decided his personal drug use was more important than his commitment to the team, thus getting his ass kicked off the roster. Hopefully he will learn something from this mess. Meanwhile, the Zags are lacking talent in the paint, which will translate into an early NCAA exit. The WCC Tournament will actually crown the conference champ, but at least the Zags will have the highest seed. Let's see if they can hold 'em off another week. But record wise, the Zags are the Champs. Later

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