November 24, 2010
Hello devoted readers! I want to apologize for a lack of content. I started this blog over three years ago with the intention of making it the best Gonzaga Mens Basketball blog on the Internet. During my time blogging I've had over 30,000 hits and more importantly I had a lot of fun. I want to thank the readers of this blog for their support. Now for the bad news...I'm going to have to go on an indefinite hiatus. I'm a full time dad of two toddlers ages 2, and 1. Im also a full time culinary arts student. In the future I would love to come back to this blog on a more full-time basis, however at this time it's simply not feasible. Now I do not want to leave anyone high and dry, my friends over at Slipper Still Fits can supply you with all the zag news you need, a matter of fact I will go out on a very sturdy limb and say they have the best bulldogs blog on the internet. Please dont take this as a goodbye, but more of a see you later! Good luck, and as always GO ZAGS!!!!!
November 6, 2010
It was just an exhibition game, but Gonzaga looked like a team that is ready to roll this season. Mark Few emphasized that Turovers were the biggest issue as the Zags committed 12 in the first half, but as advertised the frontcourt was simply great (all without help from Sophomore phenom Elias Harris who sat out with what was described as a "Badly Bruised Shoulder" but should be ready for the Season opener against Southern next Friday) Sam Dower offered 17 Points while Robert Sacre and Kelly Olynyk combined for 23 Points and 19 Boards. Lots of encouraging signs going into this season...The Biggest thing i noticed was depth...Mark Few has prided himself in having one of the deepest rotations in College Basketball for the last few years, and this team is no different.
November 5, 2010
The Season officially Tips off tonight in the Kennel with the Zags slated to take on the Southern Oregon University Raiders in an Exhibition matchup at 9 PM Eastern on FSN. The Biggest Questions heading into this game are the following:
1. Can Stephen Gray solidify himself as the leader and make this backcourt shine?
2. Can Robert Sacre take his physical talents and transform into the first round NBA talent we have all seen flashes of?
3. Can Elias Harris improve on his phenomenal freshman season and become one of the best wing players in the country?
4. Can the Zags replace Matt Bouldins savvy leadership this season?
5. Can the Zags finally get over that hump and get back at least to the Sweet 16 this season?
I expect these questions and more to be answered as the season progresses, but at least we will get a chance to see the Zags in action for the first time this season. Im expecting them to win the West Coast Conference and make the NCAA Tournament, after that we will not know for sure until we can see them play some of the toughest Non Conference Schedule in all of college basketball this season.