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A great article about Tommy Lloyd, plus more.

NCAA Basketball: San Francisco at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

We got plenty of stuff to talk about this week as the regular season inches towards a close and tournament week appears right around the corner. Here are some of the things written about the Gonzaga Bulldogs from the past week.

  • The short rotation is a cause of concern for many in the fanbase. Jackson Frank dove into a piece for The Athletic about the history of seven-men rotations in the NCAA Tournament, with a look specifically at this year’s Gonzaga squad. (behind paywall)
  • No offense to Jackson, but Jeff Borzello wrote the Gonzaga-related article you need to read this week. He took a look at international recruiting guru Tommy Lloyd in a fantastic breakdown of Lloyd’s history and how his recruiting hand helped turn Gonzaga into a national powerhouse.
  • Jake Weingarten at Stock Risers is taking a look at high school prospects he considers underrated. His first piece is focused on one of Gonzaga’s 2020 recruits, Julian Strawther. Click here to read why Strawther thinks about his game and why he chose Gonzaga.
  • For reasons beyond me, I have chosen never to write articles about the Coaches Poll, only the AP Poll. That said, let’s acknowledge that the Gonzaga women crashed into the upper echelon of basketball at No. 10, the highest ranking ever in school history.
  • After Gonzaga’s loss to BYU on Saturday, Head Coach Mark Few said the loss was, “A great message for me, it’s a great message for the rest of our staff.”