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Weekly Zag Briefing: Checking in with some Zag Alums, a profile of Domas, and brackets for days

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This week in Zag news brought us a lot of interesting pieces for your consumption. Take a look below!

  • Andy Buhler of The Oregonian wrote a great profile on our #11. The piece looks at Domas' relationship with his family, his recruitment by Tommy Lloyd and the decision to attend Gonzaga, and his dreams for the NBA.
  • The Boston Celtics made a valiant effort to get Kelly Olynyk a spot in this weekend's NBA 3-point contest, but their efforts came up short. You can read Kelly's comments regarding the competition here. Speaking of Olynyk, I've seen his name get tossed around in a lot of trade rumors over the last day or two. That'll be something to keep an eye on as the NBA trade deadline approaches.
  • While we're on the topic of Zag Alums, you can scoop up a new biography about our #4, written by a Pangos family friend/former coach. The book is entitled "Can't Miss: The Kevin Pangos Story"
  • Pangos also spoke to ACB.com which covers Liga Endesa. For those that don't read spanish, rough translation is that Pangos is happy to return after missing some time with a concussion. Pangos admits he's still working to recover his physical fitness and find his rhythm after returning from injury. He also discusses an upcoming game against Strasbourg.
  • We covered all the latest Bracketology prognostications here, but I'll post the links again below in case you missed it earlier.
  • Jerry Palm of CBS Sports lists Gonzaga as his last team to get into the tournament filed. When Louisville announced its self-imposed ban, the Zags were one of the ancillary beneficiaries as Louisville's ban created one more spot in the tourney field. Palm gives that spot to the Zags.
  • Lunardi upgraded the Zags to an 8-seed (they were a 10-seed last week) in the Midwest region with a very difficult game against Iowa, in Des Moines, on the horizon.
  • Our fellow SBNation site, Mid-Major Madness, takes a look at the WCC and places the Zags at the top of its WCC Power Rankings
  • You can listen to Gonzaga Bulletin Sports' recap of the games in LA, along with previews of the weekend slate against Portland and SMU.
  • In her first career start, Lady Zag freshman forward Jill Barta scored 25 points to go along with 11 rebounds in an 83-68 home win for the Lady Zags. Congrats to Jill on her sterling starting debut.
  • The latest trailer for Gonzaga's HBO mini-series was released, and the fan girl in me shrieked a little bit...