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Akzag
03-10-2008, 05:49 PM
WCC Championship Game 2008
Auto-Bid on the line.

Go Zags!

primal23
03-10-2008, 05:51 PM
If this stupid crap league game doesnt end soon, I'm going to start cussing more than I already am :mad: :lmao:

lothar98zag
03-10-2008, 05:53 PM
Go Zags!

Akzag
03-10-2008, 05:58 PM
And your Colonial Champions - George Mason ... c'mon we get it ...

Akzag
03-10-2008, 05:59 PM
wow! crowd's loud

SoCalGael
03-10-2008, 06:00 PM
If this stupid crap league game doesnt end soon, I'm going to start cussing more than I already am :mad: :lmao:

Is it me or have more and more fans started storming the court?
And when they do storm, it's not even a good storming, it's like 200 fans...

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:02 PM
Welcome Gael.

Fwiw - it looks like Joey Brackets still has you all comfortably in ...

We'll see you in San Antonio.

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:02 PM
I disagree w/ Gottleib, if San Diego wins tonight, I think SMC is going to be left out. This would be a crime imho, but I dont think the comittee would ever ever ever ever ever give the WCC 3 bids.

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:04 PM
Kuso with the start ... that answers that.

[Joey Brackets = Joe Lunardi]

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:05 PM
Libbey is on the whistle ....

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:05 PM
Well we are screwed, Libbey is an official.

GPGUgrad
03-10-2008, 06:05 PM
I am so excited!


Go Zags!!!!

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:08 PM
Kuso - DUNK.

Shot clock violation on USD.

2-2

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:11 PM
Gotta make sure and block out OBGYNo Pomare everytime.

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:11 PM
3 Blocks already for Kuso.

7-4

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:12 PM
We gotta love this pace ....

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:13 PM
Yeah make them run and run, they are bound to run out of gas, well hopefully.:o

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:14 PM
Wow! Libbey out with an injury.

Eggers in as the replacement official.

wiszag
03-10-2008, 06:15 PM
Libbey out!!!!

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:15 PM
Libbey Is Injured And Not Officiating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:17 PM
And THREE time clock violations already.

WAY TO GO D!

MedZag
03-10-2008, 06:17 PM
Defense!

Pargo!

Heytvelt!

Love it!

GPGUgrad
03-10-2008, 06:17 PM
Great pace so far!!!

gamagin
03-10-2008, 06:17 PM
IT WORKED ! I stuck a hat pin in my libby doll's leg.

wiszag
03-10-2008, 06:20 PM
I'm glad the Josh flop was a "no call", that is good officiating.

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:20 PM
IT WORKED ! I stuck a hat pin in my libby doll's leg.

Keep that doll handy ... we might need it again this season :D

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:20 PM
IT WORKED ! I stuck a hat pin in my libby doll's leg.

:allhail:

SoCalGael
03-10-2008, 06:23 PM
I think Ill be posting on here more often.
My fellow Gaels aren't posting a damn thing on the SMC page :(
I mean...this game is really important to SMC, right?

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:25 PM
Yeah I would imagine that SMC is pulling, albeit silently, for GU in this game.

MedZag
03-10-2008, 06:26 PM
Wow that is a couple ugly possessions.

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:26 PM
2 turnovers in a row come on guys :mad: :mad:

Air Force Zag
03-10-2008, 06:26 PM
Mark Few with "Grudenesque" glare....funny line...

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:30 PM
Another ^&^%'n turnover.

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:34 PM
Crafty Pendo ...

gamagin
03-10-2008, 06:35 PM
my palmere (sp?) doll's shooting/putback hand. we'll see

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:37 PM
nice pass Pargo!

(Pomare)

MedZag
03-10-2008, 06:37 PM
That was a rediculous pass by P.

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Need to keep them off the boards!

gamagin
03-10-2008, 06:42 PM
running and driving. take out their legs. the gelling will come.,

especially jh. would like to see daye in there, too. he seems to have the deffensive craftsmanship really down these days.

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:45 PM
Giving the game away......

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:46 PM
g)^@Q#%) d)^$@#)

TheBeast
03-10-2008, 06:46 PM
Um...

.......


Crap.

Someone tell our guys that it's ok to score, maybe even encouraged.

FuManShoes
03-10-2008, 06:47 PM
I wonder about the Zags' court-awareness sometimes. Guys don't seem ready for passes, or seem surprised when a loose ball comes their way.

And then there's Micah's mid-range game, or lack thereof. The guy has a sweet shooting stroke and great hops, but he displays neither when he dives into the lane. He plants a foot, dives into a crowd and and throws up a one-handed runner that NEVER goes in. Enough! Take a jump shot or pass.

Akzag
03-10-2008, 06:48 PM
Pomare is dominating.

TRhyno
03-10-2008, 06:50 PM
two things that have annoyed me this year.

1. Downs passing up open 3's to drive into the paint, stop, not shot and either turn it over or force a shot.

2. Boldin has to have the weakest hands in NCAA, I hate it how much he drives and turns it over.

Ziggy
03-10-2008, 06:50 PM
Let's get a few of those offensive rebounds, huh?

primal23
03-10-2008, 06:51 PM
That was terrible. Also it should be a 5 point lead.

ZagAddict
03-10-2008, 06:53 PM
1st half observations...

Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers... they killed GU anytime they seemed to be getting things going offensively. Poor decision making continues to hold this team back.

S.U. Chieftain
03-10-2008, 06:56 PM
Last-night's-Josh has not yet shown up.
Give me back Kuso!

Ziggy
03-10-2008, 06:56 PM
We should be up by 6-10, It's all about Offensive rebounds; they have 14
D rebounds and we have 1 O rebound. Them's the facts, pure and simple! :mad:

LynetteG
03-10-2008, 06:59 PM
it's alright you guys. i predict GU comes out absolutely fired up.... although I know Few wants to win and probably doesn't want to beat Billy too badly, but... look out Toreros, the Zags are gonna get ya!

GO ZAGS!!!!!!!!!!

Nevtelen
03-10-2008, 07:00 PM
Honestly, the Zags look like they don't care about this game. No boards, after a few good offensive possessions they just look lost, can't be bothered to go after loose balls... Still shooting like crap, too. Ugly and dissapointing.

D Hark 2003
03-10-2008, 07:01 PM
we got lucky with that bucket before the half. time to step it up in the second half

McZag
03-10-2008, 07:03 PM
Honestly, the Zags look like they don't care about this game. No boards, after a few good offensive possessions they just look lost, can't be bothered to go after loose balls... Still shooting like crap, too. Ugly and dissapointing.

Exactly. They didn't want the first half as bad. We'll see what happens next.

Nevtelen
03-10-2008, 07:03 PM
I'm calling that bucket return karma for the free-throws we should have gotten right before the half against Tenn in the BIS.

gamagin
03-10-2008, 07:04 PM
to get in there and stay in there. I nominate Kuso. He blocked him at least twice before sitting down.

fwiw, the ball, as often as not, has just bounced towards him, moreso than his out boarding anyone. BUT, he knows how to finish. and we aren't blocking his lane enough.

In fact we are way un busy underneath. again.

It's all about attitude. hustle.

plus SDU is playing with desparation, but they are getting shots off and working their asses off in the process.

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 07:04 PM
We need the Memphis Pargo to come out for the second half and take this game over.

GeorgiaZagFan
03-10-2008, 07:06 PM
....****Brutally honest WARNING****....

If the Zags can't take care of San Diego tonight, and I mean handily, they don't really need to worry about their seeding in the NCAA tourney!
Maybe next year if they can improve on ball handling and rebounding.
But this year, from what I've seen last night vs. Santa Clara, and tonight against San Diego, GU will be 1 and done in this year's NCAA tournament!

Ziggy
03-10-2008, 07:07 PM
We need the Memphis Pargo to come out for the second half and take this game over.

We need ther last edition of the "SMC" Zags. Yea, that's who I want.

GeorgiaZagFan
03-10-2008, 07:07 PM
.... to prove they are worthy of the 6 seed everyone is predicting!!!

SoCalGael
03-10-2008, 07:08 PM
So I jump in the shower thinking that GU will be up by the time i get out.
I come outta the shower to find that you guys are down by three???

:eek:

D Hark 2003
03-10-2008, 07:08 PM
Lets get it on

TheBeast
03-10-2008, 07:09 PM
I'm calling that bucket return karma for the free-throws we should have gotten right before the half against Tenn in the BIS.

I agree.

Also, Gray is the man.

So is Pendo.

Ok, I think that's it.

spudzag
03-10-2008, 07:10 PM
Nice to see Gray earning his starting spot with a couple of quick buckets to get us started. Pargo follows suit.:D

kitzbuel
03-10-2008, 07:14 PM
The red-headed garbage man!

TheBeast
03-10-2008, 07:14 PM
God I love that great big redheaded beacon of hope and Zagginess

VinnyZag
03-10-2008, 07:14 PM
Hey, we're getting some of those ... uhh, whatya call 'em? Oh yeah, rebounds.

S.U. Chieftain
03-10-2008, 07:16 PM
retire #15!

MedZag
03-10-2008, 07:16 PM
God I love that great big redheaded beacon of hope and Zagginess

:clap:

kitzbuel
03-10-2008, 07:16 PM
Hey, we're getting some of those ... uhh, whatya call 'em? Oh yeah, rebounds.
Those were becoming a little alien.

primal23
03-10-2008, 07:16 PM
OMG that beer add just made my evening, the one with the new ability to talk to animals.:lmao: :lmao:

SoCalGael
03-10-2008, 07:20 PM
...with the Bulldog tearing up the #50 jersey...
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Air Force Zag
03-10-2008, 07:21 PM
All - I want to apologize. I just realized that I was wearing my Adam Morrison #3 Zag t-shirt for the first half. Nothing good comes when I am wearing it...so I dashed back to change at the half. Its good enough for post-game days and even the odd pre-game, but can not be trusted for game day. All is well now...we can press on now. Whew.:o

gamagin
03-10-2008, 07:22 PM
better matchup

kitzbuel
03-10-2008, 07:22 PM
...with the Bulldog tearing up the #50 jersey...
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Guess the Kennel Club was expecting to use them.

SoCalGael
03-10-2008, 07:24 PM
not a lot of people like Omar...even up here in Moraga...

--ps--
WHY AREN'T YOU GUYS BEATIN THEM?!?

primal23
03-10-2008, 07:27 PM
Wow getting burned by the backups. I hate to say it, but if they cant beat SDU, if they get an at large bid, it will be one game only.

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 07:28 PM
Not rebounding and not shooting 3's....what is going on?

Zag4Hire
03-10-2008, 07:29 PM
Man, I was hoping for a smooth game but no luck. I want to be excited about going into Selection Sunday with high hopes for a #6 or quite possibly a #5, not a #7 or such. Just don't give them any excuses. Thankfully I am sticking with water for this one and I had to come on the board to get some support and insight.

GO ZAGS!

primal23
03-10-2008, 07:29 PM
This team showing absolutely no heart. They look like they just dont care, that kind of attitude will send them into the NIT.

LoveMyZags
03-10-2008, 07:29 PM
The SMC and the SCU games looked promising for this team...then the tournament started and this team is not proving anything to me other than its going to be another one of those years...we need to start rebounding here!! I could get more boards than they are! :mad:

Zag4Hire
03-10-2008, 07:30 PM
The ball movement right now is really poor. Stretch that defense and make them run like in certain parts of the first half.

primal23
03-10-2008, 07:30 PM
The SMC and the SCU games looked promising for this team...then the tournament started and this team is not proving anything to me other than its going to be another one of those years...we need to start rebounding here!! I could get more boards than they are! :mad:

A corpse could get more rebounds.

Ziggy
03-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Asleep at the Wheel !!!!

Zag4Hire
03-10-2008, 07:32 PM
I personally think it is a bit of a underestimation by this Zags team of USD. I think they wanted another shot at SMC and are surprised to be playing USD. I think the Zags thought with USD playing 3 games and a double OT game the night before, they would walk away this one. Never count a desperate team.

Zag4Hire
03-10-2008, 07:34 PM
Nice dish by Matty and a monster dunk by Kuso...Turning point? Hope so.

LET'S PICK IT UP ZAGS!

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Kuso 4 fouls.....we need Josh now!!

TRhyno
03-10-2008, 07:37 PM
No heart tonight. If you cant get up for a championship, something is wrong.

primal23
03-10-2008, 07:38 PM
Well I've had about as much as I can stand, so I'm going to do something productive with my time, hell cleaning cat litter boxes will even SMELL better than watching this crap filled fest that GU is putting out onto the court. --Rant over--

Birddog
03-10-2008, 07:38 PM
serenity Now!!!

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 07:38 PM
can someone make a 3 tonight?

MedZag
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
Wow. Just wow.

Jones has killed us multiple times with the backdoor.

wiszag
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
I hate to single anyone out but Bouldin has disappeared...again.

MedZag
03-10-2008, 07:42 PM
I hate to single anyone out but Bouldin has disappeared...again.

Who hasn't? Pargo was the only one showing some consistency and now he's trying to force things to keep our head above water.

SCREENS FOR GRAY! SCREENS FOR GRAY! PLEASE!

TRhyno
03-10-2008, 07:43 PM
It amazes me how little playing time Daye gets when people like Bouldin, Downs, and Pendo struggle. At least Daye gets rebounds and blocks shots.

LoveMyZags
03-10-2008, 07:43 PM
I am so glad we will be in Vegas next year...

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 07:43 PM
His MO in big games this year.

abarefootboy
03-10-2008, 07:44 PM
SD's playing on heart .. and the Zags ... the ?Zags .. hello .... Zags ?

gamagin
03-10-2008, 07:44 PM
who wants it. that's who will get it. We're not done. but we gotta see some game. leadership. We've been here many times. it is time. right now.

Go Zags.

TRhyno
03-10-2008, 07:44 PM
Bouldin gets scared in big games, you can see it in his face.

Zerogame
03-10-2008, 07:46 PM
I think my septic tank needs cleaning...now!

zagco
03-10-2008, 07:46 PM
Zagco has been exasperated with our team for 2 years. So much talent, so little maximization of it. We often play like we're surprised the other team is even trying. We play to not lose. The offense goes in spurts, thanks to the often overwhelming talent advantage, but it never clicks. Do we even run an offense? Zagco doubts it. Watching Gonzaga play hoops for the last 2 years has been stressful. The sheer number of stupid, boneheaded mistakes and decisions in this game is awesome, but not all that unusual. Between playing not to lose, being unprepared for the other team's effort, and having no flow whatsoever, it often seems like we're a great big balloon that's been filling up with air for so long that it's now time to pop it so we can get back to being the confident, prepared, organized hunter that Zagco saw for so many years.

thickman1
03-10-2008, 07:47 PM
This is absolutely pathetic. No guts, no honor, they don't seem to care.

Zag4Hire
03-10-2008, 07:47 PM
I am SOO glad I did my drinking for last night's game. My stomach hurts so bad. This is not what we wanted to see and I really don't want to see the last Pendo led team drop a tourney championship.

Seattle_Zag
03-10-2008, 07:47 PM
Bouldin gets scared in big games, you can see it in his face.

Yeah, that's why he carried us against UConn and remember the last St. Mary's game? Or were those not big games?

wiszag
03-10-2008, 07:48 PM
I like this lineup with the possible exception of Pendo for Bouldin.

Air Force Zag
03-10-2008, 07:48 PM
Scared? Lack of heart? Easy there...just stop. Fans melting down while complaining about a game meltdown. Irony.

trzag
03-10-2008, 07:49 PM
Bouldin gets scared in big games, you can see it in his face.
Give me a break!

thickman1
03-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Scared? Lack of heart? Easy now...just stop. Fans melting down while complaining about a game meltdown. Irony.

What game are you watching? The one that I have on show a team in blue jersey's doing everything right and taking it to the team in white jersey's. They're playing with a sense of purpose.

TheBeast
03-10-2008, 07:51 PM
Medzag are you going to be an ear, nose, and throat doc? I've got a lump I need to get looked at...

Zag4Hire
03-10-2008, 07:51 PM
0 for 8 from 3point range?!! That is insane with all the shooters on this team. Last time we didn't hit a 3 all game?! Anybody got that stat?

C'mon let's pull this one out now. Turn it on!

TRhyno
03-10-2008, 07:51 PM
They aren't showing heart Airforce Zag....

Seattle Zag...2 games out of how many when we needed him...


Just tough to watch them squander a game like this...voicing frustration

Air Force Zag
03-10-2008, 07:55 PM
What game are you watching? The one that I have on show a team in blue jersey's doing everything right and taking it to the team in white jersey's. They're playing with a sense of purpose.

Our Zags aren't playing well...but folks are back to getting personal and making character assumptions...thats all.

SoCalGael
03-10-2008, 07:55 PM
:mecry:
why does USD keep scoring?
ok wait...ok Gonzaga made a two.
wonderful...now USD is just running down the clock...

wiszag
03-10-2008, 07:58 PM
And they don't know enough to foul there, geez.

gueastcoast
03-10-2008, 07:58 PM
We need a little help. Pray it comes.

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 07:59 PM
under a 2 minutes, we're down by 10 and heytvelt is on the bench? Kuso is in? WHAT?

TRhyno
03-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Positive side...If USD wins the WCC could get 3 teams into the dance.

LoveMyZags
03-10-2008, 07:59 PM
30 seconds left and Josh is on the bench???!!!!:confused:

TheBeast
03-10-2008, 08:01 PM
I think one of the announcers said it's been 300 or 400 some odd games since we didn't hit a 3

SoCalGael
03-10-2008, 08:01 PM
chances of 3 teams in the Tourny...slim
if those students storm the court...i might cry.

McZag
03-10-2008, 08:01 PM
Positive side...If USD wins the WCC could get 3 teams into the dance.

EVOLUTION :D :D :D :D

jayray
03-10-2008, 08:02 PM
What game are you watching? The one that I have on show a team in blue jersey's doing everything right and taking it to the team in white jersey's. They're playing with a sense of purpose.


Yeah, its called March. That is how all teams SHOULD play in March.

LoveMyZags
03-10-2008, 08:02 PM
chances of 3 teams in the Tourny...slim
if those students storm the court...i might cry.


They did last night...they will for sure do it again

spudzag
03-10-2008, 08:03 PM
Well, they Couged it. Looks like something less than that 6 seed. Congrats to SDU and Billy Greer. They were the better team and definately deserve the win.

SoCalGael
03-10-2008, 08:03 PM
theyre gunna storm the court twice?
how tacky...(not something GU or SMC would do)
that shows that they didn't expect to win either game.

TRhyno
03-10-2008, 08:04 PM
Few better use this game as a motivational tool for the tourney or we are DOOMED!

zagco
03-10-2008, 08:05 PM
There is certainly some skill on our team, but Zagco adamantly believes it is not being properly used and developed. Bill Grier put to rest the concerns about his coaching, leading San Diego to a title and having SOLID defense all year long. Our problem is clearly offense. We get by with playground style hoops, relying on overpowering talent to get hot and score. Oddly, we've been fairly ineffective from outside, yet we really don't have a solid inside scorer either. Zagco is tired of the path we are on in terms of the rather tense way we seem to play. Can we get back on the path of being what we were for so long? Zagco has no real answers, and he recognizes that the sheer number of wins is impressive, but something is just not right with where we've been the past couple years.

Air Force Zag
03-10-2008, 08:05 PM
theyre gunna storm the court twice?
how tacky...(not something GU or SMC would do)
that shows that they didn't expect to win either game.

Well, their team just earned a trip to the Dance through tenacity and sheer determination. I'd say they're entitled.

Dickau43
03-10-2008, 08:06 PM
:explode: :argh:

Zerogame
03-10-2008, 08:06 PM
A silver linning to this loss? Don't get mad, get even. Your in the "Dance", now show what you're made of.

thickman1
03-10-2008, 08:06 PM
Our Zags aren't playing well...but folks are back to getting personal and making character assumptions...thats all.


I'm not blind - I saw a team that thought this game was over at the tip. Going back to yesterday you could make the assertion that they thought the tourney would be handed to them. Right now this looks like a one and done team in the NCAA's.

gamagin
03-10-2008, 08:06 PM
not NOT the WCC championships, as announced on ESPN.

Or am I missing something ?

Zag4Hire
03-10-2008, 08:07 PM
theyre gunna storm the court twice?
how tacky...(not something GU or SMC would do)
that shows that they didn't expect to win either game.

Winning an instant ticket to go to the dance when you were not even considered in a discussion for an at-large? Why WOULDN'T you storm the court?!

I'm absolutely going to be sick. This better NOT carry over into the tourney.:(

thickman1
03-10-2008, 08:07 PM
There is certainly some skill on our team, but Zagco adamantly believes it is not being properly used and developed. Bill Grier put to rest the concerns about his coaching, leading San Diego to a title and having SOLID defense all year long. Our problem is clearly offense. We get by with playground style hoops, relying on overpowering talent to get hot and score. Oddly, we've been fairly ineffective from outside, yet we really don't have a solid inside scorer either. Zagco is tired of the path we are on in terms of the rather tense way we seem to play. Can we get back on the path of being what we were for so long? Zagco has no real answers, and he recognizes that the sheer number of wins is impressive, but something is just not right with where we've been the past couple years.


Perfect post. Sums it up entirely.

abarefootboy
03-10-2008, 08:07 PM
I am extremely pleased for Billy. He and the Torero's totally deserved this one. They will play with full hearts and represent the WCC with courage and honor.

Dickau43
03-10-2008, 08:07 PM
theyre gunna storm the court twice?
how tacky...(not something GU or SMC would do)
that shows that they didn't expect to win either game.

Let's not forget that Gonzaga fans stormed the court when they were #2 in the nation and beat unranked Santa Clara in the tourney in Santa Clara a few years ago. Congrats to SD, nothing tacky about being exciting that your team just earned an NCAA tourney berth by beating the two best teams in the conference.

LoveMyZags
03-10-2008, 08:08 PM
Well, their team just earned a trip to the Dance through tenacity and sheer determination. I'd say they're entitled.

Yes, they are entitled tonight, so not appropriate for a semi game...I have read many rules on storming the court this year and a semi final conference game was not on any of them...especially not when the team you beat isn't ranked.

Good job USD, you guys came out and wanted it more. I am happy for Bill Grier...just glad we don't have to be that nervous about the dance.

Here is to hoping we get it together in the next couple weeks and get beyond the first game.

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 08:08 PM
That was an terrible performance!! It's going to be one and done unless Few can wake these guys up in the next 10 days. Hats off to San Diego, they played very well. But if we can't beat a team that has now played 3 games in 3 nights with essentially 5 players....not good!!

GeorgiaZagFan
03-10-2008, 08:14 PM
...that prevents Few from playing Kuso AND Heytvelt at the same time? I just think in a slow down game like SD was playing it would benefit the ZAGS to get the extra defense and rebounding. Not all the time but just to change things up. Just think of Kuso and Heytvelt with any combination of Pargo, Gray, Daye, Pendo, Bouldin and Downs!

At times it will be needed and should be used!

gobroncsgozags
03-10-2008, 08:15 PM
Winning an instant ticket to go to the dance when you were not even considered in a discussion for an at-large? Why WOULDN'T you storm the court?!

I'm absolutely going to be sick. This better NOT carry over into the tourney.:(

I don't think it will. For some reason, the Zags won't get into the street ball mode. Even when the other team is doing it and the refs are letting them. Not complaining about the refs, they did an ok job and certainly didn't affect the outcome. I think the NCAA tourney will be a lot different. Teams will be physical, but the refs won't let it get the way WCC refs let it get. My two cents anyway.

Air Force Zag
03-10-2008, 08:18 PM
I'm not blind - I saw a team that thought this game was over at the tip. Going back to yesterday you could make the assertion that they thought the tourney would be handed to them. Right now this looks like a one and done team in the NCAA's.

I'm not going to disagree that the team lacked intensity...my only point, and it always happens when we lose, is that folks start frothing at the mouth, questioning everything about these kids. It tends to get very disdainfully ugly, very fast.

Did the team execute? No way. Did they play flat again? Absolutely. If we don't play better, yes, we are one and done. But, "Matt Bouldin always playing scared in the big game?" I don't believe it. Team lacking heart (and, yes, I would take it personal if someone said I lacked heart)? I'm not one to question this team's dedication -- no one here can authoritatively say that (unless you are one on the practice courts). We expect our team to play with discipline (just read this thread - its what we have been grousing about)...just seems to me that we fans could have some discipline too and not make it personal.

speed21
03-10-2008, 08:20 PM
...that prevents Few from playing Kuso AND Heytvelt at the same time? I just think in a slow down game like SD was playing it would benefit the ZAGS to get the extra defense and rebounding. Not all the time but just to change things up. Just think of Kuso and Heytvelt with any combination of Pargo, Gray, Daye, Pendo, Bouldin and Downs!

At times it will be needed and should be used!

Can't agree more!

Juanzaga
03-10-2008, 08:23 PM
Gonzaga has better players at every position and in most cases two better players at every position. There is only one reason Gonzaga lost tonight. Outcoached. Outcoached. Outcoached. I guess that's three.

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 08:25 PM
Can't agree more!

Agreed!! When you are being out rebounded like the Zags were tonight, why, why continue with this 3 guard lineup?

S.U. Chieftain
03-10-2008, 08:27 PM
The O's were the only ones who dove on the floor and/or played with intensity - PargO, KusO, and PendO

Josh was back to his same old self from the past months - did you see that lazy baseline pass that went right into the hands of a SD player? Few saw it. He benched Josh right then and there.

We need Josh and Bouldin to play better if we're going to the sweet 16...and we CAN get there!

Go, Zags!

Hextall7388
03-10-2008, 08:28 PM
Gonzaga has better players at every position and in most cases two better players at every position. There is only one reason Gonzaga lost tonight. Outcoached. Outcoached. Outcoached. I guess that's three.

Careful Juanzaga, as a few of us realized last night....be prepared to take some hits when you challenge the decision making of coach Few on this board.

gamagin
03-10-2008, 08:38 PM
if desparation makes you play better, like it did SCU and SDU, well, we are now officially desparate, too, as we head for the dance.

No more second chances. No laurels to rest on. This is it.

A brand new season.

Go Zags !