We've reached the point of the college basketball season where there is daily discussion about teams that are NCAA locks, teams that are probably safe, teams that are the last ones in, teams that are on the bubble and teams that are on the outside looking in. It will continue until Selection Sunday, March 13.
Gonzaga, like dozens of squads, is trying to position themselves for a restful sleep on Saturday, March 12. The guaranteed route is by winning the WCC tournament in Las Vegas. At present, the Zags are in the probably safe/last ones in/on the bubble range. Most bracket projections have them in the 10-12 seed range but the only thing that matters is what the selection committee thinks. And that figures to change, for better or worse, as Gonzaga faces six road tests in its final eight regular-season games.
That's the first item my Gonzaga notebook. No media day this week so we cobbled together several notes, including some from my day-after San Francisco post on Sunday.