Lesson #3- The Zags against the spread
Going back to last year, The Zags have won 19 of their last 20 games. This season Gonzaga is 3-0-0 against the spread and 4-1 in their last five overall contests. Per usual, Mark Few opted to play his future stars, Joel Ayayi, and Greg Foster Jr., instead of allowing the regulars to run up the score.
Gonzaga covered their 17-point spread against the Aggies and Zags fans were able to preview upcoming starters for the last four minutes. It’s one reason why athletes like to play for Few. The game was a win, win.
What can we take away from the Bulldogs vs. Aggies 94-71 win on Thursday night? To be honest, not much. After winning by 23 on Thursday, A&M proved they were not a formidable opponent for Gonzaga.
Zags fans are going to have to continue to wait for the Maui Invitational to better make predictions about how this team will perform under pressure. Just because this game wasn’t a nail-biter or a shootout, doesn’t mean there weren’t lessons to be learned.
Who: The Fighting Illini from the University of Illinois.
Where: The Maui Invitational, Maui, HI
When: Monday, November 19. 8:30 p.m. PDT
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