Just kidding, but you might wonder why.
Kelly Graves was enjoying a little mid-day R&R when we found him.
One question had to be asked - and of course I asked more than one - but didn’t we leave you hanging with one big one after Gonzaga earned its first trip to the Women’s Sweet 16 last night? Aren’t we wondering how many messages a phone can hold after a team upends a two-seed 72-71 on national television?
Now we know. Keep reading.
And while you’re at it, here’s an ESPN.com piece on GU taking the next step; the College Station, Tex, newspaper story on the A&M loss (with all the reasons why, which we didn’t get to use because we were looking at all the reasons why the Zags won); San Antonio story; Seattle Times story and blog; Everett Herald story; and the Associated Press story.
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The answer is 90.
The question is how many text messages would Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves get after his Bulldogs upended Texas A&M Monday night to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history?
“Between 8:52 and 11 I got 90 texts,”
The Bulldogs returned from
Without class to worry about and associate athletic director Shannon Strahl handling arrangements for Gonzaga’s next adventure, Graves slipped home and into his office chair, rocking, “soaking it all in” and channel surfing.
“I’m watching Texas A&M play
The Aggies won, their third-straight win over a top 15 opponent, including previously unbeaten and third-ranked
Other than answering calls and texts and struggling to stay awake on just one hour of sleep,
Third-seeded Xavier faced sixth-seeded Vanderbilt and the winner faces seventh-seeded Gonzaga (29-4) Saturday afternoon in
“We have film on those two teams,”
He could have gotten that alert from GU men’s coach Mark Few, who happened to drive by at the airport when
“He was excited for us,”
Reflecting on the biggest win in program history, one thing stood out.
“I thought of the way our kids celebrated,” he said. “They weren’t giddy. They were excited beyond belief, but not giddy or silly. I think they firmly believed they were going to be in that position, I really do.”