View Full Version : Lesson to be learned!

01-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Duke is #2 in the polls-

Zags have as much talent-

I hope the Zags are watching Duke vs. Maryland- 40-15 at the half, 2nd NO LET DOWN- step on their neck attitude

2nd 80-40

01-24-2009, 11:52 AM
I already see the Zags starting to do some of the things that have made Duke so successful. Bouldin taking on a leadership position (Henderson), Downs doing a little bit of everything (Singler) and coming off the bench (Paulus).

IMO, the next step is to match Duke's relentless intensity on Defense (holding Maryland to 28% shooting and forcing 17 turnovers) and the boards (20 offensive rebounds and 52 overall).

01-24-2009, 06:04 PM
Zagfan, That relentless attitude was the lesson I was talking about. The fact they were up by 25 at the half was NOT good enough.

01-25-2009, 03:53 AM
Have you ever actually tried to step on the neck of a terrapin? SO HARD!

You know, 'cause of the shell. Which I feel is sort of cheating.

01-25-2009, 07:10 AM
Dr - and yet they did step on the neck of the Terps, and LMU is a long way behind the Terps. As a Zag fan it continues to depress me to see what Dook does with similar talent.

01-25-2009, 08:08 AM
:confused: of any athlete or team in any sport (even Tiger) that doesn't change their approach and intensity when the game is over...from football to golf ....baseball to bowling ... motor racing to skiing... I don't watch dook much but IMHO if both teams played a B+ game at a neutral site Gonzaga would win easily. I am hoping the Zags can meet dook or ND in the NCAA because they are among the most overrated teams in the country...

01-25-2009, 11:27 AM
Um, Bart, the point is that Dook is prepared, mentally tough, and has that tenacious desire to compete, so they don't play B+ games.

The Zags have much higher probability of playing a B+ game than Dook - so Dook would have higher probability of winning vs. the Zags and getting deep into March IMO.