At that dinner, two worlds that he had been keeping apart all season happened to come together. Without a doubt, Lloyd wished for the Zags to win because of his connections, the deep bonds he had formed, and the significance that place held for him. Even so, a loss wouldn't have been all that bad because it would have eliminated a fellow No. 1 seed from the tournament.
But, as Gonzaga mounted a second-half comeback and Timme began to play tic tac toe take over the game, Lloyd eventually rose from his seat. He had not yet determined who had won. However, he had a lot of film to watch, a big game to prepare for, and a championship to win on the line. "He hasn't looked back once," says Bill Bakamus, a sentiment that is completely understandable in the context of the story.