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Zags power past Bruins, into Elite Eight

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few hugs Przemek Karnowski after a college basketball regional semifinal game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga won 74-62. (David Phillip / Associated Press)
Gonzaga head coach Mark Few hugs Przemek Karnowski after a college basketball regional semifinal game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga won 74-62. (David Phillip / Associated Press)

I caught Mark Few returning from post-game media session in a nearly empty hallway after Gonzaga's 74-62 win over UCLA and asked him a couple of questions before a few more reporters arrived. Few explained what he imparted during a timeout when the Bruins had cut GU's lead to one early in the second half.

Few told the Zags to tighten up their ball-screen coverage, it had slipped during the Bruins' rally. And he told the Zags to feed it inside to Przemek Karnowski.

"We liked that (Karnowski) matchup so I was trying to call that number," Few said. "And Domas (Sabonis) had a nice stretch there."

GU's big men powered the victory and our S-R coverage: My game story, John Blanchette's column, Colin Mulvany's picture story and a sidebar with notes from Meehan/Thorpe.

 




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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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