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Zags suffer 1st regular season loss

The Gonzaga bench and guard NIgel Williams-Goss, left on the court, feel the pain of their first loss in the finals seconds against BYU Saturday in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Dan Pelle/SR)

Before Saturday, UCLA couldn’t play defense and Gonzaga couldn’t lose.

Before Saturday, the Zags seemed immune to the wonderful zaniness that is college basketball. Five AP top-10 teams suffered losses last week, including BYU’s 79-71 stunner over No. 1 Gonzaga.

Before Saturday, Gonzaga was solidly on the No. 1 seed line and in the hunt for the top overall seed.

After Saturday, the Zags have one loss, on-court corrections to make and some openings on the bandwagon.

And the exact same list of goals they had before Saturday/Jim Meehan, SR. More here.

Question: What does Saturday loss mean for the Zags?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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