Gonzaga Bulldogs; Zags 2008/09

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Bulldogs; Zags West Coast
Coach: Mark Few
Record: 28-6
Dance Seed: 4
Dance Result: Round of 16
Players: Austin Daye
*Josh Heytvelt
*Matt Bouldin
*Jeremy Pargo
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 11
Scoring Defense * 53
Free-Throw Percentage * 79 B-
Rebound Margin * 68
Assists Per Game * 57
Turnovers Per Game * 11
Scoring Margin 3 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 5 A+
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 4 A+
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 19
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 66
Won-Lost Percentage 8 A+
Blocked Shots Per Game 21 A-
Steals Per Game 98 B-
Personal Fouls Per Game 34 B+
Assist Turnover Ratio 14
ThreePt FG Defense 226 C-
Turnover Margin 19
MPI - Marchpool Index 1 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control15B+
RPI Decade68D
Round of 16
#17 Seed: The 08/09 Gonzaga team was intriquing to say the least.  They put up stats that were as impressive as any team over the 2002/11 decade, albeit against RPI-challenged opponents.  Some prognosticators saw them as a possible David to the mighty Goliath UNC Tarheels - largely due to Ty Lawsons then-gimpy toe injury.  Ultimate champion UNC and Lawson practically hit everything they put up in the first half, and by the time Zags guard Jeremy Pargo picked up his 4th foul, the Zags season was over.  These offensively powered 08/09 Zags were yet another example of a solid program designed and run under the exemplary leadership of coach Mark Few.