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Gonzaga: A 2-Headed Monster


I will be the first to point out that I have absolutely zero sports analytical experience, skills, or divine insight. What I do have is a rabid passion for GU basketball and a pair of good eyes to watch it and read about it. That being said, I offer this humble observance - Gonzaga IS a 2-headed monster! Here's what I base this statement on - and really you could look at it from 2 different angles.

1st angle - offense/defense; Although they have started both of this seasons televised games slowly, they seemed to get into a groove and actually very play well on both ends of the court. The SUU game was the better example of the 2 contests with an obviously elevated offensive effort that had great ball movement almost to the point of over doing it. Six guys in double figures - wow, you couldn't ask for a better way to show the willingness of these guys to play as a team. The other end of the court was just as devastating to the opponent as well. A pesky, in your face, swarming defensive blanket that yielded 28 turnovers - 18 of which were counted as steals - highlights their desire to push this team to the next level of competition.

2nd angle - ketchup/catsup; This viewpoint of the 2-headed monster will be a little more difficult for teams to contend with. How do you run with a team that is actually deep enough to have 2 good, if not great, players at each position? Dower gets a little winded - in comes PK. Guy-Landry needs a break - KD or even Barham for a stretch. GBJ? - maybe Hart's pressure will force a TO. We haven't even seen what KO will bring yet - I'm willing to bet he will be every bit as good as any other player on this years squad.

I will get a first hand chance to see for myself as my oldest son has snagged a pair of tickets to the West Virginia tip off. As long as WVU hasn't secretly recruited Godzilla, I don't see them pulling off an upset victory even though Coach Huggins has tormented them with a near 24/7 re-play barrage of the last time these two legendary teams faced off.

GU 78 - WVU 64

This post does not reflect the views of the blog authors or SB Nation.

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