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Postgame: Gonzaga falls short, loses to Duke in Elite 8


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Heading into this game, we knew one thing - Gonzaga could not beat itself.  Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened tonight in Houston.

The Bulldogs were inexplicably sloppy.  I don't know whether it was the stage or the opponent but the Zags shot themselves in the foot - over and over on its way to a loss in the Elite 8.

- The turnovers.  13 for the Zags, just 2 for the Blue Devils.

- Kevin Pangos and Gary Bell. 4-14.

- 8 made threes to 2 for the Zags

It is a gut wrenching way to see Gary, Kevin, and Byron's career end.  In particular, Gary and Kevin were held without any impact in this game outside of one made Gary Bell three.  Byron had a stretch of outstanding play but they just could not sustain any run.

I'm too exasperated for words at this point - feel free to vent, celebrate, and love eachother here.