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gamagin
03-01-2009, 12:01 PM
http://upstatespartans.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/recaps/022809aaa.html

gamagin
03-01-2009, 01:15 PM
was at Oregon State for five years. I wonder if this is the possible connection to this game getting booked ?

http://upstatespartans.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/payne_eddie01.html

BobZag
03-01-2009, 03:00 PM
Southern
North Florida
Lipscomb
Campbell
Jacksonville
Stetson
Florida Gulf Coast
Mercer
Kennesaw State

Glad they've won some games, but not exactly murder's row.

Thomas_Sutpen
03-01-2009, 03:19 PM
Mercer


Glad they've won some games, but not exactly murder's row.

But Mercer beat Alabama, who beat Arkansas, who beat Oklahoma, which means the USCU post is better than Blake Griffin.

We'd better bring it.


;)

GonzagaDynasty
03-01-2009, 03:27 PM
Im so glad this is senior night... There will be zero lack of intensity, meaning there will be ZERO chance of a let down...

kclubfounder
03-01-2009, 03:27 PM
theseattletimes.com has us playing South Carolina. Hopefully that's what some will think.

thespywhozaggedme
03-01-2009, 03:28 PM
This school is 25 minutes from my house. They have a 7'3 250 lb center from Germany, Nick Shneiders that's pretty decent(wonder if he knows Elias Harris?). He had 20pts and 7 blocks in their last game. Hope they can fly out as it looks like Greenville and the whole southeast is getting killed. I'm here in Milwaukee on business and just skyped my wife and it was already snowing big time.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/boxscore?gameId=290592908

fedwayzag
03-01-2009, 04:06 PM
We are sure to lose this game. REmember what happened the last time we had a 'snow game'. They are probably on a bus now headed west to make it 2 hrs before game time. Their 5'7 guard can't be stopped. Oh no I see it coming now.

Zag365
03-01-2009, 09:31 PM
I hope we don't pull our all to common act of letting what should be overmatched teams hang around. Please guys put a 15-point lead on them in the first 10 minutes so we can all relax and have fun.

Hextall7388
03-01-2009, 10:44 PM
I have to admit that I'm a little puzzled that they have scheduled this game. I'm sure it's intended to serve as a tune up game for the Zags before the WCC tournament, but the negatives seem to outweigh the positives in my mind. USC Upstate has an RPI of 288. With a team's RPI having such a huge influence on their seeding in the tournament, even when we win the game, our RPI is going to drop.

Even if we blow them out, well, everyone expects that.

If we were to lose the game, or if it turns out to be a tight game, it will be a dagger to our hopes of a 5 or 6 seed. We might be lucky to get a 7.

I thought the driving force behind the first round bye in the WCC tournament was to help the league's top teams avoid playing a game against an RPI killer in the first round. The thought was that WCC teams would have a better shot of getting into the tournament or perhaps improving their seed. This game against USC Upstate seems to defeat the intended purpose of the first round bye.

I know we had a scrimmage game against Texas earlier in the season, how come the Zags didn't elect to have this game, or a game against a similar opponent played as a scrimmage, without it being a "schedule" game?##

rawkmandale
03-01-2009, 11:07 PM
USC Upstate enters K2 @ 9-20

leaves K2 @ 9-21

The question remains though: How did they beat Stetson?

gamagin
03-02-2009, 09:07 AM
I noticed at the site (above) that they played Notre Dame and Georgia, among a few other name schools, early in the season. They were crushed.

Angelo Roncalli
03-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Some questions are answered here:

1. Why are we playing USCU? Because Payne and Few are friends.

2. Why is USCU playing GU? 70,000 good reasons.

3. With the bad weather on the East Coast, will they make it? They're already here.

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20090302/NEWS/903020975/1088/SPORTS?Title=Growing-pains-Upstate-hits-road-for-payday-publicity

kitzbuel
03-02-2009, 06:24 PM
Brutal.

CB4
03-02-2009, 07:48 PM
It's senior night so in the end it really doesn't matter who they play. That being said, it would have been nice to support a team like Seattle U. They'd also be kinda cool and probably more enjoyable to watch then a team that basically came out of no where.

lawprof99
03-02-2009, 08:21 PM
I kind of wonder why we are not playing Seattle U instead of a team clear across the country, as well. Could be a little concern that they might do better than we would want them to?

sullyzag66
03-02-2009, 09:26 PM
I kind of wonder why we are not playing Seattle U instead of a team clear across the country, as well. Could be a little concern that they might do better than we would want them to?
They're booked. Playing the Fuskies tomorrow.

gamagin
03-02-2009, 09:54 PM
http://www.goupstate.com/article/20090302/NEWS/903020975/1088/SPORTS?Title=Growing-pains-Upstate-hits-road-for-payday-publicity

the club fighter shows up here and there, on short notice, even, taking on all comers, makes a little money and maybe catches a break, makes a name. Gets a fresh start.

SCU U gets or works its way out of the cycle of getting the crap beat out of it over time & gains respect in the process.

Yeah, sure.

This smacks of the Washington Generals vs. the Globetrotters. the only thing missing will be the buckets of confetti, I guess.

thespywhozaggedme
03-02-2009, 10:22 PM
Already started:

http://www.guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?t=18702

kitzbuel
03-03-2009, 05:39 AM
This is one of the few times a team from SC will go to Spokane and get better weather at this time of the year (even if at least marginally better).

FuManShoes
03-03-2009, 05:49 AM
I don't know what brought these guys to Spokane, either, and would have preferred the Zags were playing someone with a regional or a potential conference tie-in like Seattle U, but what's done is done and all the Zags can do -- and better do -- is crush Upstate by 50.

cjm720
03-03-2009, 06:41 AM
I thought the driving force behind the first round bye in the WCC tournament was to help the league's top teams avoid playing a game against an RPI killer in the first round. The thought was that WCC teams would have a better shot of getting into the tournament or perhaps improving their seed. This game against USC Upstate seems to defeat the intended purpose of the first round bye.

Not sure what the WCC tourney has to do with the Big Dance...could be completely wrong, but isn't the first round bye a reward for the top 2 teams in league play?

A game's a game, in my mind. I think more than anything Few wants to keep the rust off his team...not sure if a drop in RPI or appeasing our desire to play top teams are on his list for things to worry about.

GO ZAGS!!!

gamagin
03-03-2009, 06:54 AM
http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?t=18753

EngineerZag
03-03-2009, 07:45 AM
It would be nice to play a D-II team for this situation so that we don't hurt our RPI, or even do something fun and play our D-III friends across town, Whitworth (they've got a decent team for their division!).

229SintoZag
03-03-2009, 09:36 AM
Some questions are answered here:

1. Why are we playing USCU? Because Payne and Few are friends.



Isn't coach Few friends with any coaches with sub-150 RPIs?

UberZagFan
03-03-2009, 09:48 AM
Isn't coach Few friends with any coaches with sub-150 RPIs?

None that are willing to play in the MAC.

gamagin
03-03-2009, 09:51 AM
http://www.kxly.com/Global/category.asp?C=119243&nav=menu683_5_13

gamagin
03-03-2009, 10:07 AM
http://www.khq.com/Global/category.asp?C=105297&nav=menu438_4_1_2

scroll to headline: top video:

click on: "sorenson on usc upstate . . . .

77Zag
03-03-2009, 10:32 AM
But Mercer beat Alabama, who beat Arkansas, who beat Oklahoma, which means the USCU post is better than Blake Griffin.

We'd better bring it.


;)

Actually, they should be ranked 4th in the Coaches Poll?