I deliberately waited to post my article that will run on Thursday's Four Corners page in the S-R. The topic was the importance of earning a No. 1 or No. 2 seed as it relates to WCC Tournament success.
Gonzaga entered the night with an outside shot at keeping its streak of 10 consecutive WCC regular-season titles going, but San Diego, tied with LMU for last in the conference, stunned Saint Mary's and Gaels' standout Rob Jones appeared to suffer a rib-cage injury..
Now, Gonzaga can earn at least a co-WCC title by winning its last four conference games. The Bulldogs have two important games this week when fourth-place Santa Clara and San Francisco, tied with GU for second, visit the MAC.
When San Diego pulled off its upset, I did a quick re-write and here's a link to the article that will run tomorrow.
By the way, I visited briefly with Robert Sacre prior to Tuesday's practice and he said he's feeling much better after battling illness last weekend. He took it easy on Sunday and Monday and judging by the effort he expended in the first 30 minutes of Tuesday's practice, he appears to be feeling much better. Steven Gray, who was under the weather on last week's road trip, also practiced hard during the first half hour of Tuesday's drills.
"I've got my energy back," Sacre said.
Here's a quick look at GU's week:
RECORD: 17-9, 7-3 WCC
COMING UP: Tonight vs.
OUTLOOK: Gonzaga lost to both of this week’s opponents on the road last month. The games loom large for tournament seeding purposes, especially with the first tiebreaker head-to-head results. In its last three games,
GONZAGA STAT LEADERS
Steven Gray 14.6 points, 4 assists
Robert Sacre 12.9 points, 6.7 rebounds
Elias Harris 11.9 points, 5.8 rebounds
Demetri Goodson 2.9 assists