The brain works in fantastic ways. It is constantly protecting you from terrible circumstances that can lead to sadness or unhappiness. For example, as I was busy writing the game preview against BYU, I completely forgot about the fact that BYU beat Gonzaga last season.
Not only did they beat Gonzaga, they ended a 41-game home winning streak. They also completely ruined any shot the Zags had of getting a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. And in the process, BYU basically secured the win they needed to make sure they made it into the NCAA Tournament.
So, with BYU staring at five losses already, it would be nice to deny the resume building win that a win in Spokane represents. Gonzaga has been somewhat shaky in its past three games, but hopefully the students making the noise they are known for in these circles will ease that a bit.
Tipoff: 6:00 pm PT
Radio: KGA 1510 AM (Spokane), KIXI 880 AM (Seattle), KUIK AM 1360 (Portland)