It was a Senior Night properly celebrated, as Gonzaga honored five seniors before beating Saint Mary’s en route to its eighth straight WCC regular season title.
Wait, I can hear you asking, five seniors? Aren’t there only three? There are three ON the court, but the Bulldogs pulled a pair of spectacular surprises, brining student manager Mac Graff out for celebration before bringing out NBA lottery pick and former Bulldog Rui Hachimura (WE HAVE A RUI!!) to enjoy what would have been his senior night.
Yes, dear FIBber, by that point, the game was a formality but we here at Free Ira Brown won’t let that stop us. And in our latest episode, our heroes react to the Senior Night festivities before breaking down the win over the Gaels (and all was right with the world).
Those stories, plus with the end of the regular season we turn our attention to Vegas and the WCC Tournament. To help us, we brought in someone who has some experience (and expertise) in postseason tournaments: Kerry Keating! The former Santa Clara coach makes his return to the pod to (in theory) help us understand how teams prepare for conference tournaments before things, well, drifted ever so slightly.
And finally, with the retirement of Adam Morrison’s jersey, we wonder what else might be worth putting on the North Wall of The Kennel.
All that and more on the latest episode of Free Ira Brown, THE Gonzaga Hoops Podcast. Do come celebrate another WCC title with us, won’t you?