LAS VEGAS – UConn’s guards kept coming, one at a time, one after another, creating more distance between Gonzaga and a return trip to the Final Four with every maneuver to the basket and 3-point attempt.
PULLMAN – Linemen squared off in an intense round of 1-on-1 drills. Tailbacks received a healthy workload during a full-team period of practice, which emphasized inside-running plays. Linebackers laid a couple of loud hits on receivers in the middle of the field.
ulian Strawther and Drew Timme left the court together arm and arm after UConn ended Gonzaga’s season with an 82-54 blowout Saturday at T-Mobile. It was a completely different scene from Thursday night when Strawther ran and hopped down a hallway toward GU’s locker room after hitting a clutch 3-pointer with 7 seconds left in a 79-76 victory over UCLA in his hometown.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Our little corner of the world was hit with snow late yesterday afternoon. Big, fluffy flakes falling from a sky that darkened in minutes. Odd. Where’s the lamb we’re promised about this time of March?
LAS VEGAS – Adama Sanogo’s UConn teammates believe there was a correlation between comments made by Saint Mary’s coach Randy Bennett prior to a second-round NCAA Tournament game and the 24-point, eight-rebound outing the junior forward delivered a day later in a 70-55 win over the Gaels.
LAS VEGAS – The Gonzaga and Connecticut teams clashing in Saturday’s Elite Eight game at T-Mobile Arena were in the same city, and very different places within their individual seasons, five months ago while competing at the PK85, held over four days at the Moda Center during Thanksgiving week.