View Full Version : Game Predictions: Gonzaga vs Santa Clara

01-20-2011, 08:36 AM
Gonzaga 84
Santa Clara 63

Sacre gets in foul trouble and has to sit (we're on the road). Olynyk has his best game of the year with a double-double.

Harris scores 27 and 10 rebounds.

Gray takes on the role of passer after hitting 4 three's the first half and they decide to guard him. He gets 17 as usual with 7 assists.

Keita holds Foster down to season low 12 points.

01-20-2011, 08:42 AM
My expectation is to win by more than enough to ensure Keating's absolute respect.


01-20-2011, 08:53 AM
Alright, not too shabby on the year and with some new loot from USD's cover, looking to make a jump. Line sitting @ -8 1/2 and SCU always seems to give GU a battle at the Leavey Center. The pace I am looking at is a back-and-forth early on, maybe a few 3 balls from Foster. But I think the Zags go bread and butter and pound it inside. Let Harris do his thing and get Rob to the stripe for some free points. The key to the cover will be the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half. Kill any mojo coming out of the gate from Broncos and they will be fine. Otherwise, GU may need the Ghost of Brodie Angle for some late game heroics (Gray still doesn't get enough credit for hitting those FTs..Absolute money). One nice strength with GU is the bench rotation and it doesn't seem that SCU can run and sub quality personnel. Get Trasolini and Dowdell and foul trouble and there is your cover. I think GU being at home for a while will make the affair closer than it should be on paper. However, I am still taking the chalk!

GU 79
SCU 67

Martin Centre Mad Man
01-20-2011, 08:59 AM
The Zags beat the point spread and Keating says nothing about SMC being the best team in the league after the game.

01-20-2011, 09:09 AM
Two plastic water bottles and one hot dog wrapper thrown at Keating!


Zags by 19

01-20-2011, 09:12 AM
I hope you guys are right but I don't see it. We NEVER play well there, and I expect Foster to have a good game. Throw in some questionable calls that favor the home team and I think this is a good spot for SCU to pull the upset.

SCU 70
GU 66

01-20-2011, 09:31 AM
Zags' Dunks Make Donks of Broncs.

U Zig, I Zag
01-20-2011, 10:38 AM
GU 85-65.

I really don't think we will 'crush' folks like SMC does, primarily because we play a deeper bench and haven't had two decent halves put together very often.

01-20-2011, 10:48 AM
Foster is shooting a ton of 3's. If he gets shut down I don't think scu has a chance.

It has been reported on their board that he doesn't have the lift he had last year, coming off an injury. Plus he had put on weight (which may or may not be back to normal, haven't heard).

I think the Zags have a couple of athlete's that are capable of shutting him down.

01-20-2011, 11:31 AM
Foster has put on some weight. (Sort of reminds Kiddwell of Kiddwell.) Consequently, not sure Foster's shown himself this year to be the wowzer ballplayer he used to be.

Regardless, Zags are deep and strong. So, and despite Coach Keating being a SoCal superhero, the final score is...

Gonzaga University -- 83
Santa Clara University -- 57

01-20-2011, 11:35 AM
Score won't be close, we'll win going away. But we probably won't run it up like SMC does because we'll go deep in the bench to get our guys minutes.

01-20-2011, 11:37 AM
Zags 92
SCU 72

01-20-2011, 11:55 AM
Warriors 95
Striped men in suits 53

More my taste =] I wonder if Keating remembers that BEATDOWN?!? I hope he does and gets another one tonight =]


01-20-2011, 01:24 PM

"The Amazing Zagnut 2012" says...

Zags by 18 with "Big Rob" dominating the middle with 20 points.


01-20-2011, 01:55 PM
Zags 72
SCU 63

Bench plays large role as the WCC refs paste two of our big three to the pine with early foul trouble. Courage conquers, depth prevails, and Keating's Comandoes slink off into the dank dark Santa Clara night in search of strong drink and decent man-to-man defense.

01-20-2011, 02:00 PM
Zags 72
SCU 63

Bench plays large role as the WCC refs paste two of our big three to the bench with early foul trouble. Courage conquers, depth prevails, and Keatings Comandoes slink off into the dank dark Santa Clara night in search of strong drink and decent man-to-man defense.

And the women - How much for the women ?

01-20-2011, 02:11 PM
So right Reno Zag, so so right. Folks, this is the WCC we are talking about, Rob will be called for a foul while shaking a bronc hand prior to the tip and pick up the second when he lifts his arms in the paint, b/c they will brush some air agianst someone on their way up.

The key, then, will be which other Zag becomes the focus of the black and white - Harris? Probably, but maybe Steven. Either way, this game will be inexplicably close at the end of the first half.

Second half - our "POTGOTTB3" Player Of The Game Other Than The Big 3, perhaps. . . Arop will get a little rhythm going, and I like Keita to take some drives to the hoop and we open up our first double digit lead at about 14:00 of the second half.

They come back b/c of FOULS! Everywhere! But Keating simply cannot beat Few this year, we get out of the Arena w/o an arrest or further incident:

GU 78
SCU 72

Keating is quoted post game as saying that his team lost b/c Gonzaga is "not the worst team in the nation, I don't think anyone would debate that."

01-20-2011, 02:47 PM
Zags 82 SCU 65.

Go!! Zags!!!

01-20-2011, 02:56 PM
Zags 83
Broncos 61

w/ Steven's 22 pts.

Go Zags!

Section 116
01-20-2011, 03:04 PM
And for the women:

GU: 88
Santa Clara: 60

01-20-2011, 04:09 PM

01-20-2011, 05:30 PM
GU 94
SCU 71

For Canadian Zag fans I hope that Traz has a decent game, seems that he and Keating are not communicating well (IMHO he isn't getting as much pt and is averaging way below his ability). Traz played us well last year and hit some decent 3s, but up against Rob and Kelly who he both knows it will be tough inside.

01-21-2011, 03:33 AM
Well, most of us laid an egg on this thread....thank goodness I don't get paid to pick 'em, I'd be living under a bridge somewhere

01-21-2011, 05:15 AM
Guess "The Amazing Zagnunt 2012".....

Should have listened to the Magic 8 Ball!!!!!!!