I've put together a short preview of Saturday's GU-Memphis game. The unedited version is below.
By Jim Meehan
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One of Gonzaga’s bigger wins of the season elicited the briefest of celebrations.
Shortly after throttling
“Unfortunately, we have about five minutes to celebrate, then we have to go home, get to bed and get up and fly across the country,” Gonzaga coach Mark Few said. “It’s a really tough turnaround.”
They’ve done it before. The Bulldogs (18-4) defeated
Today’s game is big for both teams. With the Spokane Arena serving as a site for NCAA Tournament first- and second-round games, Gonzaga can bolster its chances of landing a virtual home assignment. ESPN.com’s latest Bracketology doesn’t project
“It’s a really big game for our NCAA resume,” Few said.
Sophomore guard Elliot Williams averages a team-leading 20 points. Wesley Witherspoon (11.6 points), Roburt Sallie (10.8) and Doneal Mack (10.7) also average double figures. Since the 2005 Conference USA Tournament, the Tigers are 95-6 at the FedEx Forum.
Gonzaga senior guard Matt Bouldin hasn’t had much success against the Tigers. In three career games, he’s scored just 20 points on 7-of-26 shooting.
“I don’t think I’ve played a good game against them,” Bouldin said. “They’ve had some great teams. They use their athleticism, length and quickness to their advantage.”