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Zags a true team

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team is going whether no other has gone, the Sweet 16. The true talent of this team was on display in a 72-71 win over Texas A&M because they did it with the best player not at her best. S-R columnist John Blanchette’s column is below.

Will try to get to some links some time tomorrow but there’s a drive home, a hockey story to do and travel plans to make. I will get to it as soon as possible.

Gonzaga women off to Sweet 16

Vivian Frieson just couldn’t contain herself.

“How sweet it is,” she said, warning everyone before she said it that the cliche was about to come.

Why not, did a little bit of everything, including hitting the game winning shot, in a 72-71 decision over Texas A&M to send Gonzaga to its first Sweet 16.

The unedited game story is below and we’ll be back a little later with John Blanchette’s column.

GU women face A&M

A little morning surfing before the Gonzaga women face Texas A&M tonight in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament. The game is  n ESPN2 and 1510 AM radio. Tip-off is about 6:40, after the 4 p.m. games that includes Tennessee.  Keep reading for stories we’ve found.

Bulldog women ready for rematch

Gonzaga women basketball players get a chance to erase the memory of their lowest point of the season with what would be the high point of their athletic lives, not to mention the high point in program history.

The Bulldogs play Texas A&M in the second round of the NCAA Tournament - the unedited game story is below - along with a couple of notes.

Gonzaga gets signature win

At times it appeared the Gonzaga women’s basketball team was playing against the jersey, which shouldn’t be surprising since the first round oppenent in the NCAA Tournament game was at North Carolina.

And there were moments it appeared the Bulldogs might be over-whelmed by the big, fast and athletic Tar Heels.

But in the end they proved they were an outstanding basketball team, emphasis on team, in an 82-76 win. The unedited game story is below.

The color purple and more

Picked up a few notes from practices for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament doubleheader at UW.

It includes an adverse reaction to the color purple, a presidential brush-off and Kobe. Keep reading, there are probably too many note to make Saturday’s paper.

Pargo on SI cover

This week’s issue of Sports Illustrated includes six regional covers featuring teams advancing to the Sweet 16 of the 2009 NCAA men’s basketball championship:  Gonzaga, Jeremy Pargo; Michigan State, Kalin Lucas; North Carolina, Ty Lawson; Oklahoma, Blake Griffin; Pittsburgh, Levance Fields; and Syracuse, Jonny Flynn, are featured on the covers, with the billing Let’s Get It On.

 

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