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BobZag
12-11-2009, 09:26 AM
http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/29845

Got a question?

There you go.

Pleasant Peninsula
12-11-2009, 10:19 AM
LB (Indiana)


What do you think of the recent down turn of events in the WCC? Gonzaga's lost on Saturday doesn't mean as much, but Portland, San Diego and St. Mary's don't have any more opportunities available to improve their and the conference RPIs. IS the WCC back to a one bid team without a GU upset in the WCC tournament. Thanks.


Andy Katz
(2:20 PM)


The problem is the margin for error is so thin and when Portland loses to Portland State and at Idaho the Pilots are suddenly dropped. The team to watch for a second bid now might be Saint Mary's, which is a deuce away from being undefeated. I'm not giving up on Portland now but the Pilots have dug themselves a hole. It can be erased with a win at Washington. San Diego has no shot at an at-large now.

bullzag23
12-11-2009, 10:27 AM
'76 Coug (Sammamish, WA)


Hi Andy,Started out very excited about Wazzu this year and then their youth hit me in the face by blowing a large lead at Gonzaga and getting creamed on the road by K-State. Do you think Ken Bone can channel these guys into making an upper half finish in a down PAC-10 is it probably "hit the weight room and wait 'till next year"? Thanks.

Andy Katz (2:26 PM)


The Cougars can make a run in the Pac-10 because the league is so weak. Blowing the lead at Gonzaga and losing at Kansas State is hardly something to be down about. I fully expect Klay Thompson to challenge for Pac-10 playe of the year and the Cougs to challenge for a top five Pac-10 finish.

Josh (Redmond, WA)


Will that state of Washington or Pac-10 get more teams into the NCAA tournament?

Andy Katz (2:27 PM)


Good call.I'd say it's even.Ultimately I think the state of Washington will have two teams (Gonzaga and Washington) and the Pac-10 will have two (Washington and Cal).

nonzagzag
12-11-2009, 10:39 AM
Jake (SF,CA)


I hope a possible WCC/A10 "Challenge" occurs for the future. Good possibility?

Andy Katz (2:39 PM)


Yes. Strong possibility. The Gonzaga-Xavier game is already set.

bullzag23
12-11-2009, 10:43 AM
GU/WCC seems to be lighting up the chat today:

Drew (Davenport)


do you think in order to ever win a national championship Gonzaga must move into a more competitive league such as the pac-10 in order to a a tougher regular season schedule, and more real test for the national tournament?

Andy Katz (2:42 PM)


No. Has nothing to do with it. The WCC may get as many teams in as the Pac-10 this season. Matchups and seedings has been an issue for the Zags, not conference affiliation.

cbbfanatic
12-11-2009, 11:00 AM
I disagree that seeding and matchups are what have stood between gu and a title, or even a final four.

VaBeachZAG
12-11-2009, 11:23 AM
Matchups were defininely a big time issue the past two tournaments. Zags could well have made it past the sweet sixteen if they hadn't collided with a brick wall otherwise known as North Carolina. If not for the first game match up the previous year with a red hot Davidson, the Zags could very possibly have gone a long way. Still, those worthy of tournament advancement have to overcome whatever challenges face them (except when the challenge last March was NC being - no one had a chance against those Tarheels).

gozagswoohoo
12-11-2009, 11:24 AM
Mother...


I missed it. Thanks for the heads up anyways BZ, I enjoy trying to get a question in.

CDC84
12-11-2009, 11:28 AM
I really, really hope that Gonzaga is able to win enough games to get placed as a top 4 seed in the Spokane subregional. That would be a huge advantage.

UberZagFan
12-11-2009, 11:30 AM
Matchups were defininely a big time issue the past two tournaments. Zags could well have made it past the sweet sixteen if they hadn't collided with a brick wall otherwise known as North Carolina. If not for the first game match up the previous year with a red hot Davidson, the Zags could very possibly have gone a long way. Still, those worthy of tournament advancement have to overcome whatever challenges face them (except when the challenge last March was NC being - no one had a chance against those Tarheels).

Uber would say the same thing regarding another game against another team that Uber won't mention (Uber's therapist said that he is no longer allowed to speak of that game). The best chances at a FF were that year and GU blew it by not being able to hold a lead--a lead that was in double digits and prompted Uberwife to declare the game over and went to bed.

Rangerzag
12-11-2009, 11:42 AM
Uberwife to declare the game over and went to bed.

At last we know who to blame!!!


:jk:


Honest, just kidding!

UberZagFan
12-11-2009, 12:06 PM
At last we know who to blame!!!


:jk:


Honest, just kidding!

Believe Uber, he's known it for a long time...

zagzilla
12-11-2009, 02:24 PM
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rangerzag
At last we know who to blame!!!
Honest, just kidding!



Believe Uber, he's known it for a long time...



Funniest thing you've ever posted Uber! Sorry-can't neg rep that one :)

ZZ

titopoet
12-11-2009, 02:49 PM
The best chances at a FF were that year and GU blew it by not being able to hold a lead--a lead that was in double digits and prompted Uberwife to declare the game over and went to bed.

Sad tale Uber, but as I remember the game ended around lunch time. (I cheated by watching it at work) How early does Uberwife get to bed? 1:00 pm?

BobZag
12-11-2009, 02:52 PM
Sad tale Uber, but as I remember the game ended around lunch time. (I cheated by watching it at work) How early does Uberwife get to bed? 1:00 pm?

No, it ended late. I hit the shower afterwards, too numb to feel the water.

UberZagFan
12-11-2009, 03:12 PM
That game ended late unless you live in Hawaii. It was one of the last games of the night. About a 7:00 p.m. Pacific start time or something. Ended probably around 9 or so.

Actually, Uberwife went upstairs (just after the under 12 TV TO in second half) to get ready for bed, take a bath, and all that. She came back downstairs an hour or so later to find the TV off, the room dark and Uber crying in his beer. Salty beer sucks.

gueastcoast
12-12-2009, 10:55 AM
methinks y'all are talking about different games:o

And I agree the TT loss is one we don't properly acknowledge as the biggest wasted opportunity we've had

bballbeachbum
12-12-2009, 11:08 AM
Believe Uber, he's known it for a long time...

:lmao: gut buster