Pargo: Gonzaga's wins are warnings to teams across the country
Jeremy Pargo said his team is the same one that it was two months ago (Photo: KHQ)
SPOKANE, Wash. - On the eve before their first conference road game of the season, players at Gonzaga (12-4, 3-0) believe they're playing at the same level they were weeks ago when they were considered one of best five teams in the country. If that's true, watch out.
The Zags, who returned to the AP Top 25 this week after four straight wins, are slated to play at Pepperdine (4-15, 1-2) on Thursday. After that, they play at Loyola Marymount (1-18, 0-3).
During practice this week, head coach Mark Few said his players have shown some much-needed improvement.
"They've played with some passion and some energy, and were also very efficient on the offensive end, and pretty stingy on the defensive end," said Few.
"It's kind of sending a message out to the rest of the teams in the league, and even guys across the country that we're still the team that we were two months ago," said guard Jeremy Pargo.
Pargo said winning on the road against Pepperdine and LMU is just another chance to make yet another statement that they are a team with which to be reckoned.