Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/21/12
Heartbreak Hotel for #24 Gonzaga Bulldogs It seems on the week of Whitney Houston’s passing that the University of San Francisco’s War Memorial Gym has been renovated into the Heartbreak Hotel. The average fan would excuse the San Francisco Dons (18-11, 8-7, in the WCC) if they laid an egg on Saturday. While Gonzaga is always the West Coast Conference’s most anticipated game of the year for each team, the Dons did lose an 85-84 heart breaker  on Thursday in a conference thriller at home against BYU, failing to capitalize on two open chances from 23 and 21 feet to win it on the last possession. If anybody saw some of  Houston’s funeral coverage like I did on Saturday, heartbreak was a common emotion shared by those from New Jersey to the Bay Area, where seven of Houston’s #1 hits were produced (San Rafael to be exact). As a tribute to her, my latest Gonzaga Love ‘em & Hate ‘em topics are laced with past song titles of the late diva. Fittingly, the Dons Saturday 66-65 upset of the #24
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