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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Commentary: Gonzaga-Texas Tech: the most significant statistic

 

April 4, 2019



What was it?

The steal ratio? Rebound differential? Points "in transition?" Shooting percentage? Or was it this?

Eight.

The (unofficial) count for the number of times T.V. announcers Reggie Miller and Dan Bonner called for Gonzaga to get the ball inside. Two of the eight mentions sounded like they were in the same sentence.

At one point, it was as blunt as could be: “They're taking bad shots,” Bonner said.

Yet the statistic will not show up in any official analysis of Gonzaga's 2019 Elite Eight loss to Texas Tech.

Maybe it's time it should. It was not unusual for this team.

Another sta...



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