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tobizag
11-15-2011, 07:35 AM
last night's game got me thinking about other breakout performances by freshmen at GU, in "big game" situations...where does pangos' performance rank?

adam morrison 2003 vs #18 St Joe's @MSG (lost 73-66)
5-10 FGM/A 10 pts 5 reb 2 TO

matt bouldin 2006 vs #2 UNC @ MSG (won 82-74)
5-8 FGM/A 14 pts 4 reb 6 ast 4 TO

matt bouldin 2006 vs #8 UW in Kennel (won 97-77)
9-12 FGM/A 21 pts 3 reb 5 ast 2 TO

elias harris 2009 vs #2 Mich St @ MSU (lost 75-71)
6-16 FTM/A 17 pts 9 reb 3 stl 1 ast 1 TO

kevin pangos 2011 vs WSU @ Kennel (won 89-81)
9-16 FGM/A 33 pts 2 reb 6 ast 2 TO (record tying 9 3's made)

did i miss any from before my time? (adam and i were freshmen together) if so feel free to add them, and pitch in your 2 cents on who you think shined brightest.

my vote is for pangos, though i don't think we can overlook the types of competition some of those other performances came against.

bostonzagfan
11-15-2011, 08:26 AM
i voted bouldin because it was against a ranked team, but it was basically a tie with pangos.

zag944
11-15-2011, 08:35 AM
I remember Daye starting off with some huge games too.

awberke
11-15-2011, 08:39 AM
All of those were against ranked opponents. WSU is a good team and it was a stellar performance, but let's see how he does against better teams.

kitzbuel
11-15-2011, 09:30 AM
2006 preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York: Heytvelt vs Hansbrough -- UNC Ranked #2.

Heytvelt: 19 points/8 rebounds
Hansbrough: 9 points on 2-for-5 shooting

Bulldogs' 82-74 upset

Then sadly, it went down hill after that. It was one of my favorite games.
That was his Soph year, though.

FuManShoes
11-15-2011, 09:34 AM
I went with Bouldin vs UNC because he did a bit more of everything and showed a greater physical maturity against a ranked team on a national stage. Very impressed with Pangos' confidence and accuracy last night but that display seemed as much the result of great ball movement - read: team play - as it was an incredible individual effort. I think the sky's the limit for Pangos and really only in hindsight will we know if that show last night foretold the future or was a fluke.

2wiceright
11-15-2011, 10:50 AM
:000tens: I don't know- I think I have to go with Pangos due to the fact this was more than "just" a breakout performance as it was only his second college game of the year. One in which he tied one of GU's best (if not the best) 3 point shooting performances of an upper classman. I think we can safely say (and i would bet Dan Dickaue would agree)- this was no fluke!

And needless to say with 6 assists and a perfect 6-6 from the line (with only 2 turnovers) he also moved the ball great and played good defense. This was no one-time selfish performance and even though this may very well be his scoring high for his freshman year (or not) it's scary good thinking about his (and GU's) future!!!

sonuvazag
11-15-2011, 10:55 AM
Last night's game reminded me of the GU vs Arizona game of 2000 where Dickau and Stepp scored 20 each. Blake was 6 for 10 from 3 and Dickau was 4 for 7.
http://statsheet.com/mcb/games/2000/11/29/gonzaga-87-arizona-101

gamagin
11-15-2011, 11:03 AM
that KP vaulted in to this conversation at all. Yet here he is. Deservedly. Not bad for just his second game . . .

bartruff1
11-15-2011, 11:05 AM
I went with Bouldin vs UNC because he did a bit more of everything and showed a greater physical maturity against a ranked team on a national stage. Very impressed with Pangos' confidence and accuracy last night but that display seemed as much the result of great ball movement - read: team play - as it was an incredible individual effort. I think the sky's the limit for Pangos and really only in hindsight will we know if that show last night foretold the future or was a fluke. Like Saint Mark sez..." a big time player in big time games ". But that doesn't take anything against Kevin, he may have a comparable career....I just love the kid, he is a coaches dream...

tobizag
11-15-2011, 01:11 PM
Last night's game reminded me of the GU vs Arizona game of 2000 where Dickau and Stepp scored 20 each. Blake was 6 for 10 from 3 and Dickau was 4 for 7.
http://statsheet.com/mcb/games/2000/11/29/gonzaga-87-arizona-101

nice one. these lineups are epic. dickau, stepp, calvary, arenas, jefferson, walton...

Reborn
11-15-2011, 02:10 PM
Pangos. It was just an unbelievable performance. I think this one may be hard to break for awhile.

maynard g krebs
11-15-2011, 08:11 PM
Tough call, but I went Bouldin over Pangos because it was MSG and Carolina, and one of the best reg season wins ever.

And I bet if you asked Pangos if he'd rather have 33 in a home win over WSU or Bouldin's game, he'd take the latter.

Great topic, btw.

kylasdad
11-15-2011, 08:28 PM
It will be interesting to revisit this at the end of the year and see if pangos, gbj, or spangler have more diaper dandy games.