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Juskickenit2
11-12-2011, 09:17 AM
Craig Ehlo is now the EW assistant coach. A well known defensive mind in his day, although also known for a incredible shot being made over him by michael jordan. Having recently came from a long stint as Gonzaga coverage man, probably had a lot of insight about how to disrupt our offense and most likely knew a great deal about our sets. I would also argue that no team offense could have functioned well under the foul happy defense of the eagles. I wouldn't think to hard into this one boy (hopefully).

gozags09
11-12-2011, 09:50 AM
Did anyone else at K2 notice that Ehlo was yelling at Carter during the technical free throws? Also noticed it one time when Rob was shooting. I've never seen a coach on the bench do that...I know Craig is fiery, but I found that a little classless.

Kudos to the Eags for sticking to their game plan. Penetrate and kick on offense, and jam & hack on defense. I hope they do very well this year under Hayford.

Zaglaw
11-12-2011, 10:07 AM
It will be instructive to see how St Marys handles the Eags game plan.

gamagin
11-12-2011, 10:15 AM
I saw some leadership emerge on the floor during the game. From Elias Harris. He took charge. He shot when it was clear whatever play was underway had broken down. He drove, too, and he boarded and he even had a steal or two. He lead.

I saw the vets, RS and MC, come through when it mattered. I saw the rookie, Pangos, step up when it mattered and deliver. I saw Hart put in a blue collar game. He, too, delivered, by impacting the game when it mattered. He caused several of the people to foul him, as did the rest, and beat them at their game, which was to aggressively beat us at ours.

I want to see more. I want to see more Zags playing. But for this particular game, the tactics presented and the challenge as it was in real time, we emerged with the W. And that was the object going in.

EWU threw their best at us and played like kamikaze's. They locked down our perimeter and tried to intimidate and beat down our bigs. And they lost because, as their coach stated, they have to learn to guard without drawing fouls (read mugging) and they need to get bigger and stronger.

We used to say that about RS. I think he had one foul last night. Instead of fouling he is now getting fouled. And instead of missing his f.t.'s he's a lethal scoring force at the stripe. He's not Bill Walton and never will be. But he's becoming a great Robert Sacre. In every respect.

EH used to get very discouraged last year. It was palpable. And his play dropped way off. Right now, he is the most exciting thing on the floor. But, for my money, he is our de facto leader. He wanted and got the ball in his hands when everyone else was tied up. And he made things happen. Over and over. Not once or twice.

BIG news.

MC was EWU's pinata designate. They did everything except stick a knife in his ribs. He produced anyway.

We are clearly a team in transition but I hope what I keep reading and understanding, from Few, versus the wailers, is that the team, though not as athletic as other Zag teams, has great chemistry.

That's exactly what got them through last night's scrum, imo. And trust. And toughness. A lot of toughness. the kind that grinds those down who try to grind them down. The kind that Hart was called upon to counter the Eagles. And delivered.

With WSU,my hope is our rookies and the quasi vets atop the perimeter can figure out how to get open and take more shots. And defensively, at least get in the same zipcode as the other team's hot hand. Once in awhile.

Few repeated when asked last night that he expects to see similar grinders going forward.

The only thing that could change that would be our perimeter athletes making opportunities and taking shots. It is time.

ZagNative
11-12-2011, 10:41 AM
Thanks, gamagin, for another great post. You're the best!

ZagHouse
11-12-2011, 10:57 AM
Few did speak of this team having great chemistry, but I wonder if a questionable rotation and a lack of any floor time could eat into that. I don't care how much you love your team/teammates, but it's hard to put on the uniform and be relegated to cheerleader status.

Johnnygu
11-12-2011, 11:06 AM
I saw some leadership emerge on the floor during the game. From Elias Harris. He took charge. He shot when it was clear whatever play was underway had broken down. He drove, too, and he boarded and he even had a steal or two. He lead.

I saw the vets, RS and MC, come through when it mattered. I saw the rookie, Pangos, step up when it mattered and deliver. I saw Hart put in a blue collar game. He, too, delivered, by impacting the game when it mattered. He caused several of the people to foul him, as did the rest, and beat them at their game, which was to aggressively beat us at ours.

I want to see more. I want to see more Zags playing. But for this particular game, the tactics presented and the challenge as it was in real time, we emerged with the W. And that was the object going in.

EWU threw their best at us and played like kamikaze's. They locked down our perimeter and tried to intimidate and beat down our bigs. And they lost because, as their coach stated, they have to learn to guard without drawing fouls (read mugging) and they need to get bigger and stronger.

We used to say that about RS. I think he had one foul last night. Instead of fouling he is now getting fouled. And instead of missing his f.t.'s he's a lethal scoring force at the stripe. He's not Bill Walton and never will be. But he's becoming a great Robert Sacre. In every respect.

EH used to get very discouraged last year. It was palpable. And his play dropped way off. Right now, he is the most exciting thing on the floor. But, for my money, he is our de facto leader. He wanted and got the ball in his hands when everyone else was tied up. And he made things happen. Over and over. Not once or twice.

BIG news.

MC was EWU's pinata designate. They did everything except stick a knife in his ribs. He produced anyway.

We are clearly a team in transition but I hope what I keep reading and understanding, from Few, versus the wailers, is that the team, though not as athletic as other Zag teams, has great chemistry.

That's exactly what got them through last night's scrum, imo. And trust. And toughness. A lot of toughness. the kind that grinds those down who try to grind them down. The kind that Hart was called upon to counter the Eagles. And delivered.

With WSU,my hope is our rookies and the quasi vets atop the perimeter can figure out how to get open and take more shots. And defensively, at least get in the same zipcode as the other team's hot hand. Once in awhile.

Few repeated when asked last night that he expects to see similar grinders going forward.

The only thing that could change that would be our perimeter athletes making opportunities and taking shots. It is time.


plus one...good post

bigblahla
11-12-2011, 11:20 AM
I saw some leadership emerge on the floor during the game. From Elias Harris. He took charge. He shot when it was clear whatever play was underway had broken down. He drove, too, and he boarded and he even had a steal or two. He lead.

I saw the vets, RS and MC, come through when it mattered. I saw the rookie, Pangos, step up when it mattered and deliver. I saw Hart put in a blue collar game. He, too, delivered, by impacting the game when it mattered. He caused several of the people to foul him, as did the rest, and beat them at their game, which was to aggressively beat us at ours.

I want to see more. I want to see more Zags playing. But for this particular game, the tactics presented and the challenge as it was in real time, we emerged with the W. And that was the object going in.

EWU threw their best at us and played like kamikaze's. They locked down our perimeter and tried to intimidate and beat down our bigs. And they lost because, as their coach stated, they have to learn to guard without drawing fouls (read mugging) and they need to get bigger and stronger.

We used to say that about RS. I think he had one foul last night. Instead of fouling he is now getting fouled. And instead of missing his f.t.'s he's a lethal scoring force at the stripe. He's not Bill Walton and never will be. But he's becoming a great Robert Sacre. In every respect.

EH used to get very discouraged last year. It was palpable. And his play dropped way off. Right now, he is the most exciting thing on the floor. But, for my money, he is our de facto leader. He wanted and got the ball in his hands when everyone else was tied up. And he made things happen. Over and over. Not once or twice.

BIG news.

MC was EWU's pinata designate. They did everything except stick a knife in his ribs. He produced anyway.

We are clearly a team in transition but I hope what I keep reading and understanding, from Few, versus the wailers, is that the team, though not as athletic as other Zag teams, has great chemistry.

That's exactly what got them through last night's scrum, imo. And trust. And toughness. A lot of toughness. the kind that grinds those down who try to grind them down. The kind that Hart was called upon to counter the Eagles. And delivered.

With WSU,my hope is our rookies and the quasi vets atop the perimeter can figure out how to get open and take more shots. And defensively, at least get in the same zipcode as the other team's hot hand. Once in awhile.

Few repeated when asked last night that he expects to see similar grinders going forward.

The only thing that could change that would be our perimeter athletes making opportunities and taking shots. It is time.

+1

Go!! Zags!!

Larryzag
11-12-2011, 12:04 PM
I saw some leadership emerge on the floor during the game. From Elias Harris. He took charge. He shot when it was clear whatever play was underway had broken down. He drove, too, and he boarded and he even had a steal or two. He lead.

I saw the vets, RS and MC, come through when it mattered. I saw the rookie, Pangos, step up when it mattered and deliver. I saw Hart put in a blue collar game. He, too, delivered, by impacting the game when it mattered. He caused several of the people to foul him, as did the rest, and beat them at their game, which was to aggressively beat us at ours.

I want to see more. I want to see more Zags playing. But for this particular game, the tactics presented and the challenge as it was in real time, we emerged with the W. And that was the object going in.

EWU threw their best at us and played like kamikaze's. They locked down our perimeter and tried to intimidate and beat down our bigs. And they lost because, as their coach stated, they have to learn to guard without drawing fouls (read mugging) and they need to get bigger and stronger.

We used to say that about RS. I think he had one foul last night. Instead of fouling he is now getting fouled. And instead of missing his f.t.'s he's a lethal scoring force at the stripe. He's not Bill Walton and never will be. But he's becoming a great Robert Sacre. In every respect.

EH used to get very discouraged last year. It was palpable. And his play dropped way off. Right now, he is the most exciting thing on the floor. But, for my money, he is our de facto leader. He wanted and got the ball in his hands when everyone else was tied up. And he made things happen. Over and over. Not once or twice.

BIG news.

MC was EWU's pinata designate. They did everything except stick a knife in his ribs. He produced anyway.

We are clearly a team in transition but I hope what I keep reading and understanding, from Few, versus the wailers, is that the team, though not as athletic as other Zag teams, has great chemistry.

That's exactly what got them through last night's scrum, imo. And trust. And toughness. A lot of toughness. the kind that grinds those down who try to grind them down. The kind that Hart was called upon to counter the Eagles. And delivered.

With WSU,my hope is our rookies and the quasi vets atop the perimeter can figure out how to get open and take more shots. And defensively, at least get in the same zipcode as the other team's hot hand. Once in awhile.

Few repeated when asked last night that he expects to see similar grinders going forward.

The only thing that could change that would be our perimeter athletes making opportunities and taking shots. It is time.

Okay. How bout playing Hoff before he decides to transfer?

primal23
11-12-2011, 12:24 PM
Okay. How bout playing Hoff before he decides to transfer?

But doesn't that free up a schollie for the "defensive stopper" Hart?

gamagin
11-12-2011, 02:49 PM
2011-2012 Schedule

Thursday - Nov. 17 - at Oregon - Eugene, Ore. – TBA
Saturday - Dec. 3 - at Washington State - Pullman, Wash. – TBA
Wednesday - Dec. 14 - at UCLA - Los Angeles, Calif. – TBA
Monday - Dec. 19 - at Saint Mary's - Moraga, Calif. – TBA (this a few weeks before we play the gaels Jan. 12)


2011-2012 Schedule - FULL Schedule

Day - Date - Opponent - Site – Time
Saturday - Nov. 5 - #TBA-Exhibition Game - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Friday - Nov. 11 - at Gonzaga - Spokane, Wash. – TBA
Tuesday - Nov. 15 - South Dakota - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Nov. 17 - at Oregon - Eugene, Ore. – TBA
Tuesday - Nov. 22 - at Hawaii - Honolulu, Hawaii - 4 p.m.
Sunday - Nov. 27 - UC Davis - Cheney, Wash. - 1:35 p.m.
Wednesday - Nov. 30 - at Idaho - Moscow, Idaho - 7:05 p.m.
Saturday - Dec. 3 - at Washington State - Pullman, Wash. – TBA
Thursday - Dec. 8 - Linfield - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Sunday - Dec. 11 - at Cal State Fullerton - Fullerton, Calif. - 3:05 p.m.
Wednesday - Dec. 14 - at UCLA - Los Angeles, Calif. – TBA
Friday - Dec. 16 - Pacific Lutheran - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Monday - Dec. 19 - at Saint Mary's - Moraga, Calif. – TBA
Wednesday - Dec. 28 - at *Montana State - Bozeman, Mont. - 6:05 p.m.
Friday - Dec. 30 - at *Montana - Missoula, Mont. - 12:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 5 - *Weber State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 7 - *Northern Arizona - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 12 - at *Sacramento State - Sacramento, Calif. - 7:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 14 - at *Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colo. - 6:05 p.m.
Monday - Jan. 16 - at Seattle University - Seattle, Wash. (KeyArena) - 7:10 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 21 - *Portland State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 26 - *Montana - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 28 - *Montana State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Feb. 2 - at *Northern Arizona - Flagstaff, Ariz. - 5:35 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 4 - *Sacramento State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 11 - at *Weber State - Ogden, Utah - 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday - Feb. 15 - *Northern Colorado - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Feb. 17 or 18 - at ESPN BracketBusters – TBA
Thursday - Feb. 23 - at *Idaho State - Pocatello, Idaho (Reed Gym) - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 25 - at *Portland State - Portland, Ore. - 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday - Feb. 28 - *Idaho State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - March 3 - Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinals - Campus Sites
Tuesday - March 6 - Big Sky Tournament Semifinals - Reg. Season Champion
Wednesday - March 7 - Big Sky Tournament Championship - Reg. Season Champion

americasteam
11-12-2011, 09:07 PM
Wow, that's like 53 games! With the energy they used playing Gonzaga, I hope they make it! :-)

2011-2012 Schedule

Thursday - Nov. 17 - at Oregon - Eugene, Ore. TBA
Saturday - Dec. 3 - at Washington State - Pullman, Wash. TBA
Wednesday - Dec. 14 - at UCLA - Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
Monday - Dec. 19 - at Saint Mary's - Moraga, Calif. TBA (this a few weeks before we play the gaels Jan. 12)


2011-2012 Schedule - FULL Schedule

Day - Date - Opponent - Site Time
Saturday - Nov. 5 - #TBA-Exhibition Game - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Friday - Nov. 11 - at Gonzaga - Spokane, Wash. TBA
Tuesday - Nov. 15 - South Dakota - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Nov. 17 - at Oregon - Eugene, Ore. TBA
Tuesday - Nov. 22 - at Hawaii - Honolulu, Hawaii - 4 p.m.
Sunday - Nov. 27 - UC Davis - Cheney, Wash. - 1:35 p.m.
Wednesday - Nov. 30 - at Idaho - Moscow, Idaho - 7:05 p.m.
Saturday - Dec. 3 - at Washington State - Pullman, Wash. TBA
Thursday - Dec. 8 - Linfield - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Sunday - Dec. 11 - at Cal State Fullerton - Fullerton, Calif. - 3:05 p.m.
Wednesday - Dec. 14 - at UCLA - Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
Friday - Dec. 16 - Pacific Lutheran - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Monday - Dec. 19 - at Saint Mary's - Moraga, Calif. TBA
Wednesday - Dec. 28 - at *Montana State - Bozeman, Mont. - 6:05 p.m.
Friday - Dec. 30 - at *Montana - Missoula, Mont. - 12:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 5 - *Weber State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 7 - *Northern Arizona - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 12 - at *Sacramento State - Sacramento, Calif. - 7:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 14 - at *Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colo. - 6:05 p.m.
Monday - Jan. 16 - at Seattle University - Seattle, Wash. (KeyArena) - 7:10 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 21 - *Portland State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 26 - *Montana - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 28 - *Montana State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Feb. 2 - at *Northern Arizona - Flagstaff, Ariz. - 5:35 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 4 - *Sacramento State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 11 - at *Weber State - Ogden, Utah - 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday - Feb. 15 - *Northern Colorado - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Feb. 17 or 18 - at ESPN BracketBusters TBA
Thursday - Feb. 23 - at *Idaho State - Pocatello, Idaho (Reed Gym) - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 25 - at *Portland State - Portland, Ore. - 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday - Feb. 28 - *Idaho State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - March 3 - Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinals - Campus Sites
Tuesday - March 6 - Big Sky Tournament Semifinals - Reg. Season Champion
Wednesday - March 7 - Big Sky Tournament Championship - Reg. Season Champion

Wednesday - Dec. 28 - at *Montana State - Bozeman, Mont. - 6:05 p.m.
Friday - Dec. 30 - at *Montana - Missoula, Mont. - 12:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 5 - *Weber State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 7 - *Northern Arizona - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 12 - at *Sacramento State - Sacramento, Calif. - 7:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 14 - at *Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colo. - 6:05 p.m.
Monday - Jan. 16 - at Seattle University - Seattle, Wash. (KeyArena) - 7:10 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 21 - *Portland State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Jan. 26 - *Montana - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Jan. 28 - *Montana State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Thursday - Feb. 2 - at *Northern Arizona - Flagstaff, Ariz. - 5:35 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 4 - *Sacramento State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 11 - at *Weber State - Ogden, Utah - 6:35 p.m.
Wednesday - Feb. 15 - *Northern Colorado - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Feb. 17 or 18 - at ESPN BracketBusters TBA
Thursday - Feb. 23 - at *Idaho State - Pocatello, Idaho (Reed Gym) - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - Feb. 25 - at *Portland State - Portland, Ore. - 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday - Feb. 28 - *Idaho State - Cheney, Wash. - 6:05 p.m.
Saturday - March 3 - Big Sky Tournament Quarterfinals - Campus Sites
Tuesday - March 6 - Big Sky Tournament Semifinals - Reg. Season Champion
Wednesday - March 7 - Big Sky Tournament Championship - Reg. Season Champion