Zags take care of business against Southern Oregon

Not going to get to in depth with this recap as I'm still curious as to how Southern Oregon scored in this evening's game at the McCarthey Athetic Center.  Gonzaga got off to a quick start and never really took their foot off the gas as they cruised to a 90-58 win.

While it was a pointless exhibition game that means nothing, it was fun to see a brief glimpse of the 2010-11 Zags.  As we expected, there is a lot to be excited about with this team.  The first thing that jumped out to me was the frontcourt.  I don't really care to discuss their post moves and interior scoring because Southern Oregon was obviously outmatched but I absolutely love their ability to run the court.  Kelly Olynyk and Sam Dower have built a great chemistry on the court and I hope they see a lot of time together.  Both can run, both showed confidence passing in traffic, and they can really stretch the court.  Throw in Robert Sacre who had a nice game in his own right and, oh yeah, Elias Harris and the frontcourt has the potential of being scary good.

Other things that impressed me...

  • Meech looked good I thought.  The much maligned point guard had 12 points, 7 boards, and 3 assists.  He played with a nice control to his game tonight.  As we've seen in the past, he's the one guy that goes all out regardless of competition.
  • The potential of Mathis Moenninghoff and Mathis Ketia absolutely intrigues me.  Both have that look about them and both have great size for freshman.  Moenninghoff does appear to have that Micah Downs build and style and Keita's length on defense was everything I hoped for.  Both will be assets for years to come.
  • Last but certainly not least, Steven Gray.  Every offseason I forget how much I love watching Gray play.  He was very solid tonight and, once again, did a little bit of everything.

Now comes the hard part; waiting a week until the official start of the season when Southern University comes to Spokane.

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