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Monday, February 19, 2007

Ha!, Take That Seth Davis......................

From's Seth Davis

No. 8 Memphis (22-3) at Gonzaga (18-9)

As I pointed out in my column in SI last week, Memphis is romping through Conference USA, winning all its games by an average of 16.1 points. This was supposed to be a rubber-hits-the-road game, but the Zags aren't at full strength because of the suspension of second-leading scorer Josh Heytvelt. Memphis is a very talented team that could improve its reputation and bolster its seed by winning in Spokane. But after seeing its 50-game home win streak broken by Santa Clara on Monday night, Gonzaga is now fighting for its NCAA tournament life. You all know how much I love to go with desperate teams playing at home. I also think the five extra days of practice will help Gonzaga compensate for having to play without Heytvelt.

Gonzaga 84, Memphis 80

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