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Zags growing up in a hurry

Good morning from sunny Portland. It's exactly the same here as it was in Maui - minus 35 degrees or so. I'm on the final leg of my trip home for a day-after Thanksgiving Day with my family.

On the Zag front, last I saw there were about 10-12 of them swimming in the ocean late Sunday morning. I could hear a loud voice (turned out to be Robert Sacre's) from my neighboring hotel, so I walked over and the team was cooling off, nerf football flying around, on another 85-degree day. Steven Gray, always up for a new challenge, said prior to the trip that he wanted to try surfing, despite serious concerns with the shark population. After the win over Colorado, I asked him if he'd hit the waves. He said, 'Not yet, but I hope to after the tournament.' I'm guessing Sunday was his chance.

Anyway, John Blanchette checked in on the Zags no longer flying under radar. Seems like GU was under the radar until, oh, ESPN's Steve Lavin started gushing about the Zags' frontcourt and that the team was worthy of national ranking in the first half of the Michigan State game.


Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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