The Alabama-Arkansas (roll tide) game took a while to end, so I didn’t see much outside of a peek in for the first couple minutes and when ESPN2 finally shifted over the score was already 11-3. Dower was in the game (along with Stockton) and made a quick hook shot to extend the lead. The first few baskets by LMU seemed to be 3 pointers, as the generic formula for a surprise Gonzaga road loss began to take shape. That formula, in case you are unfamiliar, is simple. The home team has an easy pattern to follow: let the Zags push out to a quick lead while you look terrible and out of sorts, shoot threes constantly and watch several of them fall in regardless of range or defense, and, most importantly, pray that Gonzaga doesn’t show up.
Unfortunately, Gonzaga got the memo and absolutely dominated from the opening tip. The depth of this team was on display all night as we played aggressive on both ends of the floor. I considered doing a “running diary” type recap but that will have to wait for a different game. I honestly had trouble focusing when the internet had SO MANY cat pictures for me look through. I decided to do this recap in bullet form and just jot down some of my impressions as the game went on. Give ‘em a look!