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Blanchette on Zags’ slide

A couple of items for your consumption on a blustery morning in Knoxville. First, John Blanchette checks the Zags’ temperature here. Also, a preview of the GU-Tennessee matchup from the Knoxville newspaper. 

Battle in Seattle game story

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Gonzaga couldn’t finish off what it started Saturday.

The Bulldogs overcame a double-digit deficit in the first half and appeared to be on their way to a win over second-ranked Connecticut, but guard A.J. Price’s 3-pointer put a hold on Gonzaga’s plans. Connecticut won 88-83 in overtime, sending Gonzaga to its third straight loss in the Battle in Seattle.

Read on below for an unedited game story.




Zags can’t hold lead, fall to UConn

The Gonzaga Bulldogs had an 11-point lead near the midpoint of the second half. They led by four with 2 minutes left and three with 24 seconds remaining. But Connecticut’s A.J. Price hit an off balance 3-pointer with eight seconds left to tie it and the second-ranked Huskies went on to an 88-83 victory in overtime in the sixth annual Battle in Seattle.

Steven Gray led No. 8 GU (8-2) with 23 points. Price had 24 points and 10 assists for the Huskies (10-0).

Check back for the game story in about 90 minutes.


Zags, Huskies clash in Seattle

Time for a renewal of the short, but thoroughly entertaining series between Gonzaga and Connecticut. The teams will tangle at 1 p.m. Saturday in KeyArena as Gonzaga tries to snap a two-game losing streak (Nevada, Tennessee) in the Battle in Seattle.

They’ve met three times. Gonzaga won 85-82 a year ago in Boston with Jeremy Pargo pouring in 23 points. In the 2005 Maui Invitational championship, the Huskies won 65-63 on Denham Brown’s basket with 1.1 seconds left. The most memorable contest came in 1999 when then-upstart Gonzaga gave the eventual national champion Huskies fits before falling 67-62 in the West Regional Final.

Read on for an unedited preview that will run in Saturday’s S-R.



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