Just a bit more difficult – as it should be at this point in college basketball season

The final difficulty level was determined Monday night – Big Monday Throwback, anyone? – when the No. 1 tier Bulldogs ventured to Provo to get ahead of the usual 19th000 … um, playing 200 enemies at the Marriott Center and won 82-71 against Brigham Young

After taking a 15-2 lead from the opening point, Gonzaga never broke the Cougars. The Zags extended their lead to 22, but only because they have Jalen Suggs and BYU doesn’t

This of course came after last week’s clunker against Pacific, where the end result was also of the unmistakable variety, but with the Bulldogs trailing by seven points in the second half with the Gonzaga team in the final minutes on Monday surfaced

There are more of these, provided there are still opponents in the West Coast Conference for the remainder of February

There are currently five teams on the COVID-19 break, including Santa Clara, who was supposed to be GU’s opponent on Thursday night The Broncos had to end the game three times now, at this rate it will have to be played after the NCAA tournament

Yes, the Bulldogs not only find it difficult to rev up their own engines and face increasingly tougher tests, but also to find opponents who can pass theirs

Yes, we’ve been in and around this mulberry bush before, and during Monday the 90s For weeks in a row, the Zags were in the Associated Press Top 25 – that goes back to late 2016 and has been the longest active streak in college basketball – it’s not enough to end the debate

Remember, imagine, Dragons had a pretty good run on the Billboard Hot 100 too, and no one has ever called them the Beatles

It will take at least one national championship and more than two decades of public consciousness to sway the doubters, although the non-Qanonbody audience of Baskeball will still be strong in 2050

At the moment, however, the Bulldogs don’t want to run with that blue amount of blood

Gonzaga’s 90-week streak now tops the charts as the poll was the first on Monday after 231 in a row that Kansas wasn’t in the top 25 and not just the Jayhawks

Nowhere was Herzog to be found, or North Carolina, or UCLA, or Kentucky, which this season was so fragile it could hardly be found on the map

Other notable historical elites, Michigan State, Indiana, Louisville, UConn, and Syracuse are also excluded for this week

No title contenders, OK But not even in the picture? And a handful of them who can’t even aspire to the tournament bubble?

Of course, such things are waved by the backlashers as evidence that the Zags – and their undefeated Baylor – have been doing their dominant thing for the past few years, as a fact, it just underscores how remarkable Gonzaga’s season has been

The reasons for the blue blood belly flop were mostly teenagers – too much of it, not as talented as before, and not as boring as the COVID limbo programs were done before the season started

And so it is. A look at the experience levels, which were weighted by the statistical KenPom treasure trove, shows Duke as 343 National, Kentucky 341 UCLA is 259, Kansas 265

The Zags have their old hands – especially Corey Kispert and Joel Ayayi Andrew Nembhard started 60 games in Florida before his transfer, and backup guard Aaron Cook has his degree in hand. No Noobs Da

But the Zags have their kids too – especially Suggs, one of those extraordinary talents who used to automatically turn to the blues, although he’s had some minor problems with his shot lately and only stayed in games because of bad issues He was that rare type of freshman that a team can single-handedly pitch late Monday, when BYU fell behind, rocking the Cougars’ Brandon Averette on his shoulder, desperately trying to find a nook and cranny – then casually bringing it in in the basket to lie down because everyone was so fascinated

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