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Angelo Roncalli
12-27-2009, 02:01 PM
I'm starting this a day early because I'm sick of looking at the Duke game thread.

Opening line: Zags -25.

Zag4Hire
12-28-2009, 10:32 AM
I'm starting this a day early because I'm sick of looking at the Duke game thread.

Opening line: Zags -25.

Agreed, good move. I looked for your post on the general board but didn't see it. Opening lines tend not to be actual lines available, I am seeing 23 1/2 and 22 in some areas. 143 for the O/U has stayed firm.

Nevtelen
12-28-2009, 05:51 PM
Not long now... man am I jonesing for a game after a week.

RenoZag
12-28-2009, 05:59 PM
Directv ( FSN NW Channel 687 ) is blacked out !?!

Akzag
12-28-2009, 06:12 PM
Jennifer's hair looks nice tonight ...

NovaZag
12-28-2009, 06:13 PM
Goodson with good start. Sacre looks the same.

RenoZag
12-28-2009, 06:15 PM
Score ? ( Please )

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:15 PM
I was hoping Sacre would start improving that assist/turnover ratio... not getting off to a good start in this game.

madness
12-28-2009, 06:16 PM
Goodson with good start. Sacre looks the same.

Thanks for the updates, more would help since Directv is blacked out

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:16 PM
18-8 GU up @ 13:34

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:20 PM
19-8 GU... Kong hits 1 of 2 free throws....

Akzag
12-28-2009, 06:21 PM
Foster, Kong, Olynyk, Gibbs have all seen time so far ...

19-8 under 12 to ..

Gametracker available here (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/gonz-m-baskbl-sched.html)...

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:22 PM
Nice rebound and put back for 2 by Bol Kong... he really has a great presence on the court...

ID ZAGFAN
12-28-2009, 06:22 PM
at 11:46

ID Zagfan

Akzag
12-28-2009, 06:23 PM
Kong needs some work on his ft's ...


Kelly needs someone to take a pair of clippers to that cowlick that his new haircut has created.

JeffyJeff
12-28-2009, 06:23 PM
This mysterious DirecTV blackout stings doubly bad, since I am a Zags fan and an EWU alum. ESPN carries a play-by-play text that isn't too horrible...

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Harris - 7 points / 3 steals / 2 rebounds
Goodson - 5 points / 0 turnovers :clap:
Kong - 4 points / 1 rebound

21-10 @ 11:00 mark

NovaZag
12-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Gibbs doesn't have the lateral quickness on D. Olynyk jacked up a horrible 3.

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Foster, Gibbs, Olynyk all see time before Manny....who would've thunk it? Heck, most of us would like to see him in the starting lineup and he's currently 10th on the depth chart. Odd rotation this game. However, nice to see Bol come in so soon, and what do you know, makes good things happen, like score.

Manny is consistently labeled a "gamer" by teammates, coaches, and fans. Does that essentially mean he's terrible in practice but terrific in games?

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:25 PM
Technical foul on GU bench:confused:

ZagNative
12-28-2009, 06:27 PM
Coach Few gets a tecnical, Richard Fox says the official says it was because "I'm tired of hearing your voice."

RenoZag
12-28-2009, 06:28 PM
Coach Few gets a tecnical, Richard Fox says the official says it was because "I'm tired of hearing your voice."

LOL !

ZagNative
12-28-2009, 06:28 PM
Zags 26-14.

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 06:30 PM
Olynyk jacked up a horrible 3.

In all fairness, when hasn't his shot looked horrible? He's 0-8 on 3pt attempts and is shooting 28% on from the field on the season.

I know KO scored points in HS, yet he's shown very little ability to score at this level and his shot is consistently WAY OFF.

All that said, he's tall, has nice handles, and hustles. At this point, thats about it. Still unsure why he's in before Manny. Ugh.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:31 PM
I love Arop's rebounding effort... he just works so hard to rebound

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:32 PM
Heister comments on how quiet the Kennel is... you can hear both coaches voices over the crowd.

NovaZag
12-28-2009, 06:32 PM
Arop with the 3.

Akzag
12-28-2009, 06:34 PM
31-14 at the under 8 ...

I thought the tech on the bench was because Few isn't wearing his Nike lapel swoosh ...

ZagLawGrad
12-28-2009, 06:34 PM
Kong's got the talent, but raw it is---some minutes will help him alot

ZagNative
12-28-2009, 06:35 PM
34-17, Manny just put down his second three.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:35 PM
Wow... Kong with an assist to Arop for a 3 point shot. I would like to see both of these guys get more minutes.

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 06:36 PM
Manny brings SO much to the table for the Zags. You'd be blind and deaf to think he should be 9th or 10th off the bench, yet he is. Pretty crazy for GU not to utilize his undeniable talents i.e. rebounding, defense, slashing, mid-range game, shooting, etc. Just my opinion. Manny should be no lower than 7th in the rotation and he can rebound better than Sacre, so his height and position don't really matter in his case. USE HIM, PLAY HIM.

ID ZAGFAN
12-28-2009, 06:36 PM
at 6:30

ID ZAGFAN

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:36 PM
ZN - that's Manny Arop hitting the 3's tonight...

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:38 PM
38-19... a 3 by Bouldin...

ZagLawGrad
12-28-2009, 06:38 PM
MB looking good from the arc

ID ZAGFAN
12-28-2009, 06:39 PM
38-19

Id Zagfan

ZagNative
12-28-2009, 06:40 PM
ZN - that's Manny Arop hitting the 3's tonight...?? :confused:

Another three? Manny is looking great!

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:41 PM
Arop hits his 3rd three pointer... :D

ZagLawGrad
12-28-2009, 06:41 PM
Arop--nice stroke from the arc

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 06:41 PM
So frustrating to see Olynyk and Gibbs log more minutes b/c they "seem" smarter in practices, yet can't hit the broad side of a barn in most cases and always get burnt on defense. No knock on those players, but its ridiculous to see their minutes come at the expense of players who truly earning playing time(kong and manny). It seems so obvious. Isn't basketball about RESULTS instead of how good they look in practice? Let's take a look at actual production WHEN IT COUNTS. I'm sorry, yet players like Manny and Bol deliver and make positive things happen for this team.

UberZagFan
12-28-2009, 06:41 PM
Another Arop 3!!!

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:42 PM
?? :confused:

Another three? Manny is looking great!

Sorry ZN... thought I saw a Kong in your post...:o

ID ZAGFAN
12-28-2009, 06:43 PM
43-21 @ 4:12

Id Zagfan

UberZagFan
12-28-2009, 06:44 PM
After going 1 for 10 against puke now 7 for 10 this game already.

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 06:44 PM
Gotta love the offensive rebounds by GU tonight!

Both Elias and Arop(a given) are cleaning up the glass on the offensive end.

Positive result.

NovaZag
12-28-2009, 06:45 PM
7/10 from three.
It's going to be a long season for Eastern.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:46 PM
Exciting to see Manny Arop take advantage of minutes tonight...

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 06:48 PM
Exciting to see Manny Arop take advantage of minutes tonight...

Ditto.

Here's to hoping he moves up from 9th in the depth chart to 6th or 7th.

Cheers to Manny!

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 06:50 PM
Manny's line at Half:

7 mins, 9 pts, 2 offensive rebs, 2 assists.

Not too shabby in limited minutes.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:52 PM
Arop is completely unselfish as well... nice little assist to KO underneath the basket...

ID ZAGFAN
12-28-2009, 06:53 PM
53-25 half time score

ID ZAGFAN

RenoZag
12-28-2009, 06:55 PM
53-25 half time score

ID ZAGFAN

16 zip, Da Bears. . .

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 06:56 PM
With the last missed 3pt attempt, that puts Kelly Olynyk at 0-10 on 3pt. In other words, he's shooting 0% from perimeter.

Must be tough for him to shoot so poorly. I hope he turns things around in WCC. At least he gets the minutes and 1st of bench to right the ship.

If Coach Few trusts ya', so do I. However, time to pick up the shooting KO, b/c right now, you're a one dimensional player -- you play smart, that's it.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 06:58 PM
I love seeing these stats for GU in one half - 11 assists and 12 steals... you know you're working hard on both ends when you see numbers like these. I really think GU's offense needs to have assist numbers like this to be successful... we don't have the talent to continually take players on one-on-one.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:02 PM
8-14 (57.1%) free throws :( On a positive note, all the other stats are looking better tonight. I just hate to see us waste the free ones... this is what will kill you in close contests and definitely if you have dreams of going deep in March.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:04 PM
This is a great display for Gary Bell Jr. to witness if he is in the stands tonight... just wish the Kennel had the electricity of the student section.

Baldwinzag
12-28-2009, 07:06 PM
Nice to see the guys hustling on defense and regaining their shooting form(post Duke debacle).

All positive things in the 1st half!

Elias playing tough, Manny shooting lights out, Bouldin looking 100%, and passing the ball well.

Keep it up, Zags.

:)

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:13 PM
I think Dean just ran into Sacre's knee cap to draw that defensive blocking foul...:lmao: I don't think he even comes to his belly button.

ID ZAGFAN
12-28-2009, 07:14 PM
62-29

Id Zagfan

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:18 PM
Did Goodson just miss a runaway layup... come on:(

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Disappointing to NOT see Arop get rewarded for his 1st half play... Olynyk, Foster, and Kong first off the bench in the 2nd half.

UberZagFan
12-28-2009, 07:20 PM
Foster really has to keep that ball above his head.

Baldwinzag
12-28-2009, 07:21 PM
We're already pulling all the starters?? There is still 15 mins remaining in the game. Seems a little premature, imo.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:22 PM
Arop in @13:33... :D

Baldwinzag
12-28-2009, 07:23 PM
Again, Manny still considered 9th in the depth chart. :confused: :mad: :(

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:24 PM
Foster is hilarious to watch... I just mostly scratch my head. His pass to KO was a 100mph heater from about 3 feet away.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:29 PM
Harris coast to coast with the spin bucket + foul... impressive. Maybe he can run our point ;)

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:32 PM
Arop nice dish to Harris... Harris layup bucket + foul... nice combo

UberZagFan
12-28-2009, 07:34 PM
How many And1s is Harris going to have tonight?

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:35 PM
FREE THROWS... no GU player other than Goodson (1-1) is better than 50% from the line tonight... sorry but that just pathetic from the line.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:36 PM
How many And1s is Harris going to have tonight?

Doesn't really matter if free throws aren't being made :(

UberZagFan
12-28-2009, 07:37 PM
Poling with good position and an easy lay in as result.

UberZagFan
12-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Poling hit both free throws!!!!

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 07:41 PM
Manny is everywhere!

6 assists & 1 turnover. :eek:

Also has FOUR offensive rebounds to boot.

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 07:43 PM
Many positives, yet 10-20 from FT ain't gettin' it done as a team

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 07:46 PM
I like GJ's aggresive style, yet I'm seriously beginning to wonder if he knows how to play within the offense. :confused:

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:51 PM
Arop... 10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists in limited minutes. :clap: Not many players are capable of putting up complete stats like this... let alone in limited action. He just continues to improve and impress.

ZagAddict
12-28-2009, 07:53 PM
Does Olynyk have an outside shot? It doesn't get any easier than the wide open mid-range jumper he just wiffed.

Timeout!
12-28-2009, 07:54 PM
Arop... 10 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists in limited minutes. :clap:

I was kinda hoping Few would leave him until the end -- heck, he was on pace for a TRIPLE-DOUBLE in just 18 minutes of play. Imagine if he played 25+ minutes. :D

I would love if Manny grabbed the microphone from the PA announcer in the middle of the game and yell to the entire Coaching staff and fans, "Are you not entertained?"

What else can this guy prove to move up a few spots in the depth charts? Sheesh.

RenoZag
12-28-2009, 09:19 PM
BOX SCORE LINK (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-baskbl/stats/2009-2010/gonmb12.html#GAME.BOX)