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RenoZag
02-18-2011, 05:42 AM
LINK (http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/feb/17/carter-scores-20-zags-win-over-santa-clara/)


Gonzaga opened the second half with a 12-3 burst, capped by Harris’s dunk at the 16:03 mark. Foster made a pair of 3s and Marc Trasolini added a 3 as the Broncos closed within 63-61.

But Stockton answered with a jumper from just inside the 3-point line with time running out on the shot clock and then the redshirt freshman guard intercepted a pass. While falling to the court, he dished the ball to Carter, who converted from 5 feet, a sequence that triggered a standing ovation from the crowd. Carter hit a floater in the lane and Stockton blocked Foster’s 3-point attempt from behind, scooped up the ball and drove for a layup.

“I was just trying to make a play,” Stockton said of his 18-foot jump shot that started GU’s surge. “At that point, I was thinking, ‘Just get a shot up.’”

gozagswoohoo
02-18-2011, 05:51 AM
That quick little jumper by Stock, then the steal...were HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE

Reborn
02-18-2011, 05:51 AM
Last night the Zags were able to play their best basketball in the four most important parts of the game. It's said over and over again that games are won during the first 5 minutes of games, the last five minutes of the first half, the first five minutes of the second half, and the last five minutes of the game. This year the Zags have not played their best basketball during these "most important times of the game," and in particular the first five minutes of the second half. They seem to be getting more focussed durning these times of the game. Good job by the Zags, and KEEP IT UP NOW.

gamagin
02-18-2011, 05:55 AM
Marquis and Stock took charge, took advantage and took shots. They defended the game as it was presented and then played the game as the opportunities presented themselves.

Excellent.

roxdoc
02-18-2011, 07:24 AM
+1........in a nutshell!:clap:

VaBeachZAG
02-18-2011, 08:20 AM
It looks like some real growth is showing up in several players. Carter is really starting to come on (in major part his advancement is due to his gaining confidence in his own game). The Stockton at the early part of the season is merely a shadow of what he has become. In the early season it seemed fairly easy for opposing guards to overwhelm Stockton (e.g., KState ate him up). It would be a shame if these guys (and the team) don't get another shot at some of the big boys in the tournament. If we got in, we might still be a one and done, but, on the other hand......

Bogozags
02-18-2011, 03:36 PM
It looks like some real growth is showing up in several players. Carter is really starting to come on (in major part his advancement is due to his gaining confidence in his own game). The Stockton at the early part of the season is merely a shadow of what he has become. In the early season it seemed fairly easy for opposing guards to overwhelm Stockton (e.g., KState ate him up). It would be a shame if these guys (and the team) don't get another shot at some of the big boys in the tournament. If we got in, we might still be a one and done, but, on the other hand......

I agree, if we can get there, we could have a big impact or meet the wrong team in an opening game...