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Day after San Diego

Good afternoon. You know how you plan some trips out and they go off without a hitch. This wasn't one of those trips.

From lousy wireless (shouldn't that be a non-issue in this age of technology?) to blog posts that literally vanished into hyperspace, not to mention a reporter's notebook stuffed with play-by-play from GU-BYU and GU-USD as well as extensive breakdowns of Elias Harris' last nine games and David Stockton's last five that is somewhere in a seat pouch on an Alaska Airlines plane, it's been an adventure. No worries, we made it home, and the wireless works fine. 

We'll post the day-after San Diego now and  check back later for a look at GU's two seniors, Robert Sacre and Marquise Carter, as they prepare for their last game at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

First the links: My game story and the San Diego Union-Tribune's gamer, My game story has the seeding and pairings for the WCC Tournament (You'll note the game times for the second games of the night sessions are listed as 8:15. the league office lists them at 8 but with a 30-minute break after the conclusion of the 6 p.m. contest, the nightcaps generally start between 8:15-8:30).

Elsewhere, Saint Mary's did what Gonzaga couldn't do last Saturday. The Gaels beat San Francisco to wrap up an outright WCC title and their post-game celebration left as least one Dons player fuming. BYU, without Noah Hartsock, secured the third seed with a win over Portland. LMU downed Santa Clara, which finished 0-16 in WCC play. 

Read on..

Day after San Diego

Gonzaga crushed San Diego 68-31 last night to secure an 11th consecutive WCC title, this one shared with Saint Mary’s. The only other co-championship in GU’s run was with Pepperdine in 2002.

Saint Mary’s defeated Portland and will be the No. 1 seed at the conference tournament via tiebreaker (SMC swept No. 3 San Francisco, Gonzaga went 1-1 vs. the Dons).

Here's my game story and another from the San Diego newspaper.

The seeding for the conference tournament: No. 1 Saint Mary’s, No. 2 Gonzaga, No. 3 San Francisco, No. 4 Santa Clara, No. 5 Portland, No. 6 Pepperdine, No. 7 San Diego (won tiebreaker vs. LMU), No. 8 Loyola Marymount (picked No. 2 in preseason poll). Openers Friday in Las Vegas: Portland vs. LMU, Pepperdine vs. San Diego.

Read on for my day-after post.

Day after San Diego

Good Sunday morning. Back with my day-after post following Gonzaga's easy win over San Diego last night.

Press row was pretty well packed Thursday vs. Saint Mary's. There were multiple seats open Saturday for the Toreros, who probably won't win a WCC game if they continue to play the way they did at the new Kennel.

Not much in the way of links: Here's my game story, which was posted last night, S-R photos by Dan Pelle (before he zipped over to hockey at the Arena), and a recap by A.P.

Read on.

Day after San Diego

Back with the day-after post from Gonzaga’s 82-65 win over San Diego on Saturday.

First the links: S-R gamer, S-R photosA.P., San Diego Union-Tribune (authored by S-R’s John Blanchette) and WCC recaps.

Day after San Diego

Make that a long day after San Diego.

Adventures in travel, part 9,635: Up before 5 a.m., bumped off one flight for mechanical issues only to board another flight that was delayed 30 minutes by, you guessed it, mechanical issues. So I worked my way home through Seattle instead of Portland, put together this post on the first leg of the trip, but had to dash from the north satellite to the D gates at SeaTac and barely made my connection. My luggage made it, too. Back home, I can finally get this post, er, posted.

Read on for more from Gonzaga’s businesslike 68-50 win over San Diego on Saturday.


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