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BobZag
11-17-2009, 03:10 PM
Okay, it's time to put on the armor and go into battle-mode. As much as I've joked about how MSU will murder GU, if there's one consistent trademark of Mark Few coached teams, they're always surprisingly ready in November. Can the veterans keep the ship righted in the eye of the hurricane? Can the rookies absorb the hostile environment and still be effective? Can the Zags limit the momentum that comes with trey-bombs and slam dunks? Can at least three rookies and the four returnees bring their A Games?

Many questions, few answers. This team enters a realm of the unknown.

Time for a battle mentality. Time to slip firmly into battle-mode.

Beat Sparty!
Go Zags!

Nevtelen
11-17-2009, 03:20 PM
Man, I'm already nervous for this game and I still have a class to teach this afternoon... *sigh*

Go Zags! Take down Sparty and prove me wrong!

ZagNative
11-17-2009, 03:58 PM
HuddyBuddy and Richard Fox coming up in six minutes with the pre-game show on 1510 KGA radio from East Lansing.

I really like ESPN's Steve Lavin for color, but I think I'll stick with Hudson and Fox on the radio - unless the voice gets too far out of sync. Usually, the radio has run a tad bit ahead of TV, which I like because they telegraph what's coming a second before it happens.

What a gig Hudson and Fox have. Tom was saying they fly on the charter with the team and stay in the team's hotel.

BobZag
11-17-2009, 04:14 PM
Run, rebound, be strong and shoot with confidence. This will take a herculean effort by the Zags and Zaglets, but if Sacre is Adonis, just maybe...................

GU69
11-17-2009, 04:34 PM
HuddyBuddy and Richard Fox coming up in six minutes with the pre-game show on 1510 KGA radio from East Lansing.

I'm didn't get much of the pre-game show on the cbssports website, but it has started now (around 4:35).

GPGUgrad
11-17-2009, 04:38 PM
Go Zags!!!

What BobZag said!

MickMick
11-17-2009, 04:40 PM
Getcha Popcorn ready!

BobZag
11-17-2009, 04:51 PM
Breslin is rockin'.

BobZag
11-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Here we gooooooooooooooo.

May the Force be us.

Akzag
11-17-2009, 04:55 PM
Let's Do This ...

Akzag
11-17-2009, 04:56 PM
Eggers, Bastell, and Hood on the whistles (west coast zebras)

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:02 PM
Cap'ns and coke on ice, HD, all's good

MedZag
11-17-2009, 05:03 PM
Tension is palpable.

zagking
11-17-2009, 05:03 PM
Go zags! Let's go boys.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:05 PM
Did I ever say Meech is quick? yes indeed

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:05 PM
SG torchin it

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:06 PM
Zags look focused early

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:08 PM
Rob looking strong

zagking
11-17-2009, 05:08 PM
kellys shorts are ripped

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:10 PM
great hustle Kelly!

MedZag
11-17-2009, 05:11 PM
Less nerves than I expected. Great to see all the early looks for Big Rob. Guards just need to real in the wild passes a bit.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:11 PM
RS a beast on both ends---awesome

Akzag
11-17-2009, 05:12 PM
Keep cleaning the glass .... don't wake up.

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 05:12 PM
Great start!!! Let's keep the tempo up!!! They're considered a running team, but that's compared to the rest of the Big (slow) 10 (11)... Let's run run run run run!

whatazag
11-17-2009, 05:12 PM
Wow. Looking great so far. Hope they can keep this effort and focus up.

GPGUgrad
11-17-2009, 05:12 PM
Wow, I am too nervous to type!!

Go Zags!!!

gamagin
11-17-2009, 05:13 PM
had he passed back to sacre, we'dve seen a monster jam imo. a learning moment.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:13 PM
Keep cleaning the glass .... don't wake up.

LOL

LynetteG
11-17-2009, 05:13 PM
1st commercial and the boys are doing well! keep it up guys!

LMUZAG
11-17-2009, 05:14 PM
Impressive.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:15 PM
Rob has nice touch, really soft

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:16 PM
State picking up intensity

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:18 PM
Harris---sweeeet

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 05:19 PM
I'm lovin our D right now!!!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:20 PM
bad call, matt saw it tipped

sullyzag66
11-17-2009, 05:20 PM
I thought Gray's defense was good last game--he has two blocks already tonight.

sullyzag66
11-17-2009, 05:21 PM
bad call, matt saw it tipped

replay confirms

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:22 PM
c'mon refs, u gotta see the tip---SG looking good

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:23 PM
SG with the 'fro, whiskers, looking tougher

zagfan24
11-17-2009, 05:23 PM
Awesome stuff Zags. Great effort all around, the defense has been extremely cohesive and active. :D

GU69
11-17-2009, 05:25 PM
WOW!!!!

This is the first game I have seen this year ....... and this is a GOOD team.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:25 PM
Awesome stuff Zags. Great effort all around, the defense has been extremely cohesive and active. :D

ZF24----What's the avatar signify?

MedZag
11-17-2009, 05:26 PM
Harris = Banger.

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 05:26 PM
Will is looking great and making an impact on the game... I love it!

gamagin
11-17-2009, 05:26 PM
sparty

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:26 PM
Big Will, disrupting and grabbing rebounds

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:28 PM
Harris reminds me of Diamon Simpson

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 05:30 PM
Wow... This honestly feels like a tournament game... Insane intensity level.

gamagin
11-17-2009, 05:30 PM
some were discussing olynyk getting redshirted. for shame . . .

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:31 PM
Willllll

mendiant
11-17-2009, 05:32 PM
What he said!!!!!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:33 PM
Will making big impact---good for him

LynetteG
11-17-2009, 05:34 PM
HOLY MACKERAL!!!!!!!! We just need BOuldin to get some of his attempts in and we are golden! WHOAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

Akzag
11-17-2009, 05:34 PM
Now ... we have to start hitting those threes ... Punish them !

gamagin
11-17-2009, 05:34 PM
what a game ! !

zagking
11-17-2009, 05:34 PM
This is not the game I expected at all!

We've got them rattled!

UKwildcats20
11-17-2009, 05:35 PM
Looking good!

zagsfanforlife
11-17-2009, 05:35 PM
Its 1:30 in London, am I still dreaming or are we winning by 13?

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:37 PM
MB---in your face

MedZag
11-17-2009, 05:38 PM
Offense heating up on both ends. Gotta stay controlled.

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 05:38 PM
Good shot GJ... Will is one of the most improved players in the country! I feel great for him, he must've worked his tail off!

gamagin
11-17-2009, 05:38 PM
Its 1:30 in London, am I still dreaming or are we winning by 13?


both

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:39 PM
Good job Will

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:40 PM
uh oh---don't let 'em get a run

rawkmandale
11-17-2009, 05:41 PM
We have Sacre waiting, resting - will destroy them in the second half.

MedZag
11-17-2009, 05:42 PM
Glad to see Morgan's ok.

zagsfanforlife
11-17-2009, 05:42 PM
What are we holding Rob for?? DOesnt he have just 1 foul??

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:43 PM
oops, wrong choice on free throws coach

Crazy
11-17-2009, 05:44 PM
did you use, and when which one i miss a good working one here :(

PS: a text ticker won't be bad too

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:45 PM
did you use, and when which one i miss a good working one here :(

PS: a text ticker won't be bad too



Huh?:confused:

bballbeachbum
11-17-2009, 05:46 PM
and we go to...the freshman in the post to break the string, and he delivers!

MedZag
11-17-2009, 05:48 PM
Frick.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:48 PM
matt---stay in control

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:49 PM
not good shot selection in past few minutes

gamagin
11-17-2009, 05:49 PM
burgess

gamagin
11-17-2009, 05:50 PM
were holding with both bigs sitting

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:50 PM
need a bucket

sullyzag66
11-17-2009, 05:51 PM
were holding with both bigs sitting
Am waiting for Harris to catch fire in the second half.

Crazy
11-17-2009, 05:51 PM
Huh?:confused:

i forgot the word a stream ;)

Did you use a stream, and when which one because the streams i use are pretty laggy and low quality(+ problem with fast movement, which a ball have)

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:53 PM
good half---this team can play---

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 05:56 PM
need a stop to end half

zagsfanforlife
11-17-2009, 05:58 PM
If our vets would get going then man we would be way up in this game.

MedZag
11-17-2009, 05:58 PM
Meech's D = Story of half.

Harris' banging, Big Rob's smooth jump hook, Big Will's floor presence other leading storylines.

LynetteG
11-17-2009, 05:58 PM
Holy $hit!!!!!!!! what a game!!!!!!!!!!!!! if we had more shots go in we'd be really killing them!!!!!!!!!

KEEP IT GOING BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KSTATEZAG
11-17-2009, 05:59 PM
Meech's D = Story of half.

Harris' banging, Big Rob's smooth jump hook, Big Will's floor presence other leading storylines.

I hope Meech keeps rattling Lucas.
Lucas will start to force things...already starting to.

gamagin
11-17-2009, 05:59 PM
Am waiting for Harris to catch fire in the second half.

he's very effective wherever he is. makes everyone around him better.

I'm counting on all those sparty fouls kicking in and making them play with more hesitation than they'd prefer. keep them off balance like the first 15 minutes and we drive them out of their own gym

whale of a game !

Go TEAM Zags !

Rbo
11-17-2009, 06:00 PM
Keep cleaning the glass .... don't wake up.

Halftime plus points super-subs KO and Foster!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Will gave Rob long breather--it should pay dividends

mendiant
11-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Bol Kong has yet to step on the floor.

we're dooommmedd!!!:lmao:

GU69
11-17-2009, 06:03 PM
if we had more shots go in we'd be really killing them

I was thinking the same thing.

The shooting percentage isn't very good. Bouldin is 1 for 6, Gray is 2 for 8, Meech is 0 for 4. With more shots dropping then we do even better.

BobZag
11-17-2009, 06:04 PM
Unreal how much Sacre has improved from last year. Elias looks like he's been there, done that before. A nice 1st-half.

Can we stop the game right now? :)

Well, the 2nd-half is the "money half." We'll see what adjustments have been made.

But I'm already proud of these guys for winning the first 20 minutes. If they keep battling hard and playing smart............

Go Zags!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:05 PM
Unreal how much Sacre has improved from last year.............

Very impressive indeed

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:06 PM
Harris reminds me of Diamon Simpson

Same thing Uber said on Saturday. This guy is money. Mature money at that.

Keep this up for another 20....Uber hates seeing that stat that GU hasn't beaten a top 5 team since 2006.

and gamagin, that trivia stuff is for non-guboard fans....anyone on this board better get that one right!

vandalzag
11-17-2009, 06:07 PM
I hope Meech keeps rattling Lucas.
Lucas will start to force things...already starting to.

Lucas has 9 in the first half, that is not being shout down. Goodson has to be able to put the ball in the hoop, they are playing a man down on offense when he is on the floor, especially since Bouldin is the one that is getting them into their sets. Hopefully Goodson can spend less time talking (avoid getting T'd up) and focus on running the show.
Sacre is the story of the game, they have no answer for him.

GU69
11-17-2009, 06:07 PM
Unreal how much Sacre has improved from last year.

Sacre has been the best player on the floor.

MSU came back when Sacre was on the bench with two fouls. Hopefully he won't pick up quick fouls in the second half.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:08 PM
Same thing Uber said on Saturday.


Sorry Uber, would have footnoted a credit had I known you tagged that comparison first. :o

BJZags
11-17-2009, 06:10 PM
Very impressed with the defense so far, even the perimeter D seems much improved from last year.

bballbeachbum
11-17-2009, 06:11 PM
proud indeed

post play...we're killing in there on both ends, as long as our guys are on the floor; nobody can check Elias or Robert yet; Steven was as active as I've seen him

nice perimeter D, cutting off drivers without help

better believe Izzo is raising heck in there; got to match that coming out

MDABE80
11-17-2009, 06:12 PM
I just got home. Listened though...lost a big lead. I hope Few toughens em up at the half. MSU has won 40 straight in OOC games on that court. I hope we are all giddy in 25 mins. How about Meech? He's such a fiery competitor!.
Best be slowing the boy down at that floor. Who knows what those kids say to each other!!! GO ZAGS!!!

vandalzag
11-17-2009, 06:12 PM
Very impressed with the defense so far, even the perimeter D seems much improved from last year.

Exactly all Man to Man defense and physical. Nothing coming easy for MSU.

mendiant
11-17-2009, 06:13 PM
Detroit is in Michigan, right?
Might of hoped to see Austin sitting behind the bench...
But he's got his life now.

mendiant weeps feeling like a dejected beau.:(

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:14 PM
Sorry Uber, would have footnoted a credit had I known you tagged that comparison first. :o

No problem. Uber said it to his uncle at a bar. Don't think the word came to the boards

vandalzag
11-17-2009, 06:15 PM
Detroit is in Michigan, right?
Might of hoped to see Austin sitting behind the bench...
But he's got his life now.

mendiant weeps feeling like a dejected bow.:(

Pistons are in LA

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:16 PM
bouldin!!!!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:16 PM
good start

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:17 PM
Wasn't there a lot of talk that GU didn't want a banging contest?

mendiant
11-17-2009, 06:18 PM
Pistons are in LA

Ifeel better now, thanks Vandal:)

mendiant
11-17-2009, 06:19 PM
Fouls going the other way now...someone got a memo.

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:19 PM
That's a tough foul on Foster

sullyzag66
11-17-2009, 06:19 PM
Fouls :(

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:20 PM
Harris---nice move

McZag
11-17-2009, 06:21 PM
I can't believe how physical this team is!

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:22 PM
another gimme foul in traffic...quit biting on the ball fake!

zagsfanforlife
11-17-2009, 06:23 PM
Iso Harris. Bouldin, be a facilitator and stop forcing it

kitzbuel
11-17-2009, 06:24 PM
Detroit is in Michigan, right?
Might of hoped to see Austin sitting behind the bench...
But he's got his life now.

mendiant weeps feeling like a dejected beau.:(

It is entirely possible that Austin is in El Lay with his team. ;)

rawkmandale
11-17-2009, 06:25 PM
We're doing well with Sacre out much of the game, and Bouldin cool shooting (good overall game by Matt, of course). This is very encouraging.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:25 PM
I am bothered by Harris = Simpson. Simpson was an arse.

Harris is a stud.


Harris = good but he still has to earn some more stripes before annointing him

rawkmandale
11-17-2009, 06:27 PM
We need Steven to be more of a factor in the offense - feed him.

RenoZag
11-17-2009, 06:28 PM
C'mon, Zags !

zagsfanforlife
11-17-2009, 06:29 PM
wE WIll not win this game if bouldin and Gray dont get going

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:29 PM
We need a run right here!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:31 PM
Harris looking a bit rattled

MedZag
11-17-2009, 06:31 PM
Harris looking a bit rattled

More think he's tired.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:33 PM
Harris looking a bit rattled


Now looking REALLY rattled

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:33 PM
And One!!!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:33 PM
Nice Rob!

gamagin
11-17-2009, 06:34 PM
the sparts. the pressure has been on them the whole game. now is the time to exhaust them with great def and continued run and gun offense. all doable.

time to break their hearts.

Go TEAM Zags !

rawkmandale
11-17-2009, 06:35 PM
I agree. We should be a lot fresher, especially Sacre.

zagsfanforlife
11-17-2009, 06:35 PM
Too many wide open looks this half. The defense hasnt come out with the same intensity as it did the first half. Lets go Zags! We can do this!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:38 PM
refs blowing whistles like the wind---let 'em play

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:39 PM
1 and 1 already?

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:40 PM
Matty B!!!!

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:40 PM
Matty!!!!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:40 PM
MB steppin it up!

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:40 PM
Did Lavin just say a "buttery touch"?

gamagin
11-17-2009, 06:40 PM
i like that, way to go matty !

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:41 PM
Take the whistle out of your dang mouth... Too many touch fouls this half... At least call it consistant between halves.... And the ball never lies, he missed the FT

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:42 PM
That should be a no call....what's goin' on here...a foul every time down last 4 or 5 possessions

bballbeachbum
11-17-2009, 06:42 PM
that new rule is dog poop

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:42 PM
Unreal how much Sacre has improved from last year.


Bears repeatin'

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:43 PM
No that was a cheap foul the other way....whistle whistle whistle

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:45 PM
The ball was a foot short of the goal on that "goal tending"

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:45 PM
Harris will learn from this game some important things

rawkmandale
11-17-2009, 06:46 PM
Our guards are really pressuring theirs - this is great!

whatazag
11-17-2009, 06:46 PM
Officiating is starting to break down.

gamagin
11-17-2009, 06:46 PM
are adding up.

MBZags
11-17-2009, 06:46 PM
Is there a reason why that was a goaltend? The ball was already coming down in front of the rim.

LynetteG
11-17-2009, 06:47 PM
no kidding. that was not goaltending.

Oregon Zag
11-17-2009, 06:47 PM
The guys are doing great! I may have a stroke before this if over.

zagsfanforlife
11-17-2009, 06:47 PM
Im not one to blame anything on refs, but the refs are starting to have a major impact on this game. Big 10 refs for you i guess. But damn. Gimme a break. That goal tend and charge werent even close

MDABE80
11-17-2009, 06:48 PM
My good Gawd GJ is quick! Few's got some serious talent.....10 kids with little D1 ball and he comes up with this??? Amazing! Go Zags!,,,,Harris slow down!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:48 PM
nice hustle SG

gamagin
11-17-2009, 06:49 PM
he's making the right moves and missing the shots. the effort's there, the finish is eluding him.

gamagin
11-17-2009, 06:49 PM
a sparty fouled out !

kitzbuel
11-17-2009, 06:50 PM
Refs are altering the game

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:50 PM
Rob, smooth, confident

gamagin
11-17-2009, 06:51 PM
hope our kids can realize the mo is with us.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Oaky Harris, stroke is back...play smart

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:53 PM
chippy calls both ends

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 06:55 PM
The touch fouls on both sides are ridiculous in the second half after they let them bang in the first half... It happens every game, I'll never understand why it's so hard to be consistant.

gamagin
11-17-2009, 06:55 PM
goes in. Geez !

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:56 PM
Matt, easy....

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:57 PM
Rob----wow

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:58 PM
good job KO

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 06:59 PM
Steven, Great D

bballbeachbum
11-17-2009, 07:01 PM
our answers are in the post...keep feeding them in there

MedZag
11-17-2009, 07:01 PM
Steven, Great D

Agreed, that 3 would have been a HUGE momentum swing

gamagin
11-17-2009, 07:02 PM
GOOOOOO Zags ! ! !

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 07:03 PM
this is crazy!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 07:04 PM
not betting next paycheck on outcome, but these Zags have been impressive either way

kitzbuel
11-17-2009, 07:05 PM
Can you imagine that? A foul!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 07:08 PM
some earlier mistakes catchin' up to the Zags---

gamagin
11-17-2009, 07:08 PM
that last minute the lack of it worked againt us. I wish Rob had gone for the slam. Or at least to draw a foul . . .

LOTS of time yet.

GOOOO ZAGS ! ! ! !

BJZags
11-17-2009, 07:08 PM
Never fails, the team who gets the calls in the first half, don't get them in the second.

bballbeachbum
11-17-2009, 07:08 PM
Robert's made that all night...good look, just missed it

UberZagFan
11-17-2009, 07:10 PM
would someone pause this game so i can finish making the kids dinner!!!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 07:10 PM
another chippy foul, but what goes around comes around

bballbeachbum
11-17-2009, 07:10 PM
at least that bad call went our way!

gamagin
11-17-2009, 07:10 PM
Harris may have found his stride at JUST the right time. we'll see

GOOOOO Zags ! ! !

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 07:10 PM
My goodness, I'll take it, but weak foul on Morgan... Let the freakin kids play... This half has been ridiculous... These refs are pathetic.

bballbeachbum
11-17-2009, 07:12 PM
what a game!!!

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 07:13 PM
gotta stop that drive by #1----foul him....

gamagin
11-17-2009, 07:15 PM
bad bounces ! damn !

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 07:17 PM
Need the 3....

gamagin
11-17-2009, 07:18 PM
damn !

gamagin
11-17-2009, 07:20 PM
The Zags did themselves, and US, PROUD ! ! !

What a game !!

zag67
11-17-2009, 07:21 PM
People said we could not play with them unless Matt and Steven mad a bunch of 3s. They were 3 - 15 and we were in it to the end. Great game guys/.

MedZag
11-17-2009, 07:21 PM
gg, all.

Heckuva showing by the zag pups.

ZagLawGrad
11-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Good showing Zags. Had a chance to take it, but respect earned.

CarolinaZagFan
11-17-2009, 07:21 PM
Dang, great effort Zags... It sure does suck losing a game that we led most of the way, but I love these kids, and I see great things coming.

MedZag
11-17-2009, 07:22 PM
Few all smiles with the handshake.

Telling.

gamagin
11-17-2009, 07:23 PM
NO shame here. None.

We had the opportunity but lacked the bounces, the luck and the experience.

It seemed.

Fantastic game plan and they nearly did what few have done in years, beat the Sparty's at home. Lessons learned.

Go TEAM Zags !

bballbeachbum
11-17-2009, 07:45 PM
excellent college basketball game. doesn't really feel like a loss, but it does, you know? Chin up!

RenoZag
11-21-2009, 07:59 AM
GU vs. MSU BOX SCORE (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-baskbl/stats/2009-2010/gonmb02.html)