Was Crocodile stronger at Marineford? Or was he holding back in Alabasta?

 During the Alabasta arc, Crocodile displayed a level of power that was initially considered overwhelming by the Straw Hat Pirates. He possessed the Logia-type Devil Fruit called the Suna Suna no Mi (Sand-Sand Fruit), which granted him the ability to control and transform into sand. He had a reputation as a Shichibukai and controlled the desert kingdom of Alabasta from the shadows. His strength was showcased through his battles with Luffy and others. At Marineford, Crocodile was present as part of the war that took place at Marine Headquarters. While he did participate in the battle, he didn't display the same level of dominance as some other powerful characters present. This has led fans to speculate that he might not have been as strong as initially portrayed in Alabasta. It's important to note that power scaling and character abilities can be subject to interpretation and development by the author. Oda often keeps details deliberately open-ended to keep the story intriguing.



LAS VEGAS — No. 2 seed BYU ladies' ball will take on No. 1 seed and No. 16-positioned Gonzaga on Tuesday, March 9, at 1 p.m. PST in the 2021 West Coast Conference Women's Basketball Tournament title game. The Cougars and Bulldogs split the standard season arrangement, with Gonzaga winning 63-56 in Spokane and BYU winning 61-56 in Provo. 

The matchup will be communicated live on ESPNU and sound transmissions will be accessible on BYU Radio 107.9 FM, the BYU Cougars App and on BYUCougars.com/LiveRadio. 

No. 2 BYU versus No. 1 Gonzaga Game Notes 

2021 UCU WCC Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket 

ABOUT NO. 2 BYU (18-4, 14-3) 

The Cougars overwhelmed No. 3 seed San Francisco 85-55 in the WCC elimination rounds Monday to progress to the WCC Tournament title game for the second time in three years 

The last time BYU arrived at the WCC Tournament title game was in 2019, when the Cougars crushed Gonzaga 82-68 

BYU is making its 6th WCC Tournament title game appearance since joining the gathering in 2011. The Cougars are 3-2 in the WCC Tournament title game 

2020-21 WCC Co-Player of the Year Shaylee Gonzales is the WCC's second-driving scorer and is averaging group dominates in focuses (18.1 ppg), helps (3.9 apg) and takes (2.4 spg) 

Following Gonzales, individual 2020-21 All-WCC First Team individuals Paisley Johnson Harding (14.1 ppg) and Lauren Gustin (11.7 ppg) are likewise averaging twofold figures in scoring 

Gustin positions second in the country in bounce back per game (12.8 rpg) and has counted 14 twofold duplicates on the season, useful for eleventh in the country 

Sara Hamson, a 2020-21 All-WCC Honorable Mention, is averaging an association best 2.5 squares per game 

Individual 2020-21 All-WCC Honorable Mention Tegan Graham is averaging 8.1 focuses per game off the seat 

Lead trainer Jeff Judkins is the 2020-21 WCC Coach of the Year 

As a group, BYU entered the 2021 WCC Tournament positioned sixteenth in the country in helps per game (16.9 apg) and 26th in field-objective rate protection (.362) 

ABOUT NO. 1 GONZAGA (22-3, 16-1) 

The Bulldogs crushed Santa Clara 72-62 in the WCC elimination rounds to progress to their fifteenth WCC Tournament title game and their fourth in the last five seasons 

Gonzaga gathered five All-WCC respects this season, tying BYU for the most in the group. Senior forward Jenn Wirth was named Co-Player of the Year alongside Gonzales, while Wirth and senior watchman Jill Townsend were named to the All-WCC First Team 

Junior forward Melody Kempton was named WCC Sixth Woman of the Year, while Kempton, sophomore watchman Kayleigh Truong and senior forward LeeAnne Wirth were named All-WCC Honorable Mentions 

Townsend and Wirth pace Gonzaga with 13.8 and 13.1 point-per-game midpoints, individually 

Wirth drives the Bulldogs in bounce back (5.4 rpg), Townsend drives the group in takes (1.2 spg) while Truong is Gonzaga's help chief (4.2 apg) 

As a group, the Bulldogs are averaging 72.6 focuses per challenge while permitting simply 55.4 

Gonzaga completed the normal season driving the association in helps (17.8 apg), bounce back (39.9 rpg), field-objective rate (.474), three-point field-objective rate (.367) and scoring edge (17.5) 

Arrangement HISTORY 

Gonzaga drives the record-breaking arrangement over BYU, 18-13 

The Cougars are 3-2 against the Bulldogs in the WCC Tournament, incorporating 2-1 in the title game 

The two groups split the standard season arrangement, with BYU most as of late crushing Gonzaga 61-56 in Provo on Feb. 18 


Television: ESPNU 

Television Talent: Paul Sunderland (in depth), Andraya Carter (examiner) 

Radio: BYU Radio 107.9 FM 

Streamed Audio: BYU Cougars App, BYUCougars.com/LiveRadio 

Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (in depth), Kristen Kozlowski (examiner) 

Live Stats: BYUCougars.com