Zags Fans Looking Ahead To Tourney Time

SPOKANE – Gonzaga fans were disappointed over Monday’s loss to San Diego, but still hopeful that the Bulldogs would make it into the NCAA tournament.

Fans gathered at Heroes and Legends on Monday to cheer on the Zags as they took on the Sand Diego Toreros in the WCC championship game.

Unfortunately for fans the Zags fell to the Toreros 69 – 62 in a tough fought match at Jenny Craig Pavilion, the host site for this years WCC tourney.

Fans agree that if somebody had to beat the Zags, they were glad it was former Gonzaga assistant turned San Diego Head Coach, Bill Grier.

They’re still convinced the Zags will make their 10th straight appearance in the big dance. But they did say they didn’t think it was fair it was a home game for San Diego. They do like the idea that the WCC tournament will be played on a neutral court in Las Vegas next year.

Fans told us the concern is not if the team is selected just how low they will be seeded.

“They’re ranked 23rd in the nation so their seed is locked up,” said loyal Zag fan, Neil Shaw.

For other Bulldog fans like Suzanne Shields, the loss is simply a speed bump in a winning legacy.

“The last time they lost was about four years ago, so win four, lose one, win four, so we’ll just have to do a good job at the tournament,” said Shields.

Faithful fans are glad that it was at least one of their own that took down their team.

“You know it’s kind of bittersweet, it’s nice to see Bill Grier do so well with his San Diego Toreros in his first year there,” said Maura Dickson.

With this loss behind them, fans are just looking forward to tourney time and yet another opportunity to cheer on the hometown team.