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BobZag
03-17-2012, 10:04 AM
Aim that slingshot straight and true, little Zagameisters.

11:45
CBS
1510 AM KGA / 101.1 FM KEYF

Go Zags

SWZag
03-17-2012, 11:13 AM
Go Zags! Beat the Buckeyes!!

BYU1
03-17-2012, 11:21 AM
Knock off the Buckeyes and carve that path to final 4.

RenoZag
03-17-2012, 11:23 AM
Spangler was an unsung hero on Thursday; perhaps another "role player" shines this afternoon.

Looking forward to it !

( Some support from the Syracuse fans wouldn't hurt either . . . :) )

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 11:29 AM
( Some support from the Syracuse fans wouldn't hurt either . . . :) )

A lot of those are in the house - yeah, we might get some support.

Birddog
03-17-2012, 11:40 AM
I'm nervous and if that isn't enough, the wind picked up and it is making my antenna move a little. The friggen picture keeps locking up and pixilating. I can do without the audio but the lockups are killer. May have to go to dive bar and take my chances. Is this game only on CBS or is it also on one of the Turners?

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 11:46 AM
Charles Barkley picks us as his upset special - thinks Rob handles Sullinger.

Akzag
03-17-2012, 11:54 AM
Blue unis

Bulldog
03-17-2012, 11:54 AM
Go Zags!!! Really want to see some more Zag basketball after today.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 11:54 AM
Expect no quarter from the refs. Elmore again?! Ugh!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 11:56 AM
Just realized I accidentally grabbed the bottle of Maalox instead of my beer. Instincts are taking over. I can't take this...Start strong and stay strong.

GO ZAGS!

hooter73
03-17-2012, 11:58 AM
yeah for more announcers that dont know squat about us. Our bigs dont like coming to the perimeter? were are quick and thats what gets our shooting percentage?

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 11:59 AM
Never heard of this sideline reporter before but he is quickly climbing the charts of despised announcers. Such a d-bag!

Akzag
03-17-2012, 11:59 AM
Let's Do This !!!

zagirl2k
03-17-2012, 12:00 PM
I hear some Zombie Nation in the background. Let's go Zags!!!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:00 PM
wow did you hear the caveat by Harlan: these refs are the ones that jobbed unc asheville against the cuse. Great!

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:00 PM
Go hard early!!!

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:02 PM
first post possession for Rob and Sullinger rode him with 2 hands in his back the whole time pre post

I'll stop now

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:03 PM
Stupid foullllll............

whatazag
03-17-2012, 12:03 PM
dang, hurts for sacre to pick up that foul

RenoZag
03-17-2012, 12:03 PM
The Harris Scowl is in the House

Akzag
03-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Let's settle in ...

BarryBlue4BYU
03-17-2012, 12:05 PM
I think some of you guys don't give Pangos enough credit on here. The kid is absolutely an amazing talent (especially as a freshman). I think Pangos will do fine distributing the ball, even if he doesn't get the open looks he wants.

The keys to the game will be Sacre's foul count and Bell hitting his shots. If the Zags can keep up a 3/4 press like last game, Sacre doesn't get in foul trouble, and Bell can hit the shots in transition, I think Zags will win.

GO ZAGS!! Way to kill WV and represent the WCC on Thurs!



Stupid Sullinger taking those two 3s.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:06 PM
Just some early observation but I don't think the Bucks are respecting Harris. He might have his way today. That was way too easy and he darted right past the defender.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:06 PM
I don't think SUllinger can hit 3's much longer. ROb needs to stay put underneath....Good defense! Intense...not looking distracted! Hit those shots!!!

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:06 PM
Wanted to see that pangos three go down!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:07 PM
Wanted to see that pangos three go down!

Yeah me too. I think once he gets one under his belt, he will settle down.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:07 PM
So far it looks like we can match up pretty well. Surprising.. Just go hard and don't get blown out early...

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:07 PM
I don't like Pangos missing that first open shot.

FieldHouseFishHouse
03-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Both teams look jittery.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:08 PM
I don't think SUllinger can hit 3's much longer. ROb needs to stay put underneath....Good defense! Intense...not looking distracted! Hit those shots!!!

Strongly agree. Talking heads are saying told you so and you gotta come out on Sullinger. I think that is a smart strategy by Few and any other coaches would deploy that as well.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Great vision Bell!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:09 PM
Great pass by GBJ and Air France is bringing it today.

Akzag
03-17-2012, 12:10 PM
They're all threes ... We're all twos ... Who'da thunk ...

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:10 PM
great stron w/ the ball there KP!

GBJ w/ new wrinkle off the dribble penetration by Edi cutting to the hoop when his man leaves to help!

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:11 PM
Nice D Edi!!!!!! Going the other way!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:12 PM
Wow what a pleasant surprise Air France is and he has definitely improved. Plus he missed a ton of early time so it makes it that much more pleasantly surprising.

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:12 PM
OSU is all treys so far.

Dower has to make that gimme.

whatazag
03-17-2012, 12:12 PM
Can't be mad that they score so many 3s when they are left wide open

RenoZag
03-17-2012, 12:13 PM
Great to see Dower heavily involved

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:13 PM
Defense!!! Rebound!!!

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:14 PM
Dower playing very well!!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:14 PM
Hey Ohio State, Dower goes left. It can't be stopped. Just saying.

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Alright Sam.

Yes! KP

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Wow, Dower is the leading rebounder in the country as a non-starter!!!



Nice O board Hart!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:16 PM
GBJ! He's a freshman?!!

zagirl2k
03-17-2012, 12:16 PM
loved seeing that 3 from Pangos go down

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:17 PM
Need some D, Zaggies.

Very nice to see Pangos and Bell hit 3s

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:17 PM
Osu is on fire. Our d is pretty solid, they are knocking down every jumper.

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:17 PM
Getting points from Sam is SO important!

Bulldog
03-17-2012, 12:18 PM
Craft is grabbing Pangos. Can't the refs see that?

gu03alum
03-17-2012, 12:18 PM
Hell of a start! Go Zags!

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:19 PM
Not bad....keep it up kids. DEFENSE!!! REBOUNDING! Sudden Sam...playing like this is new for him!

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:19 PM
huge bucket GBJ, then whistled the other way for something away from the ball.

Craft hand checks, no calls coming, KP fighting thru well so far...keep it up baby

Craft made 2 shots so KP has to get a little closer to him

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:19 PM
Craft never fouls. He is the defensive player of the year. Never fouls.

awberke
03-17-2012, 12:19 PM
OSU shooting 75%, but we're shooting well also. Let's keep it up.

Nice finish Sacre...

Edit: Nice finish Sacre!

Bulldog
03-17-2012, 12:19 PM
St. Marys was a perfect practice team for this game.

zagcheer78
03-17-2012, 12:20 PM
Hey, we've taken the ball away from them down low.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Yes Sam!!! working in there gets #2

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:21 PM
2 fouls on Sullinger!

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:21 PM
We're getting very good position on the offensive glass. Love to see that!

2 on Sullinger! Huge!

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:22 PM
Kick it out to David, Rob.

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Only 1 turnover on the Zags - keep that up and we win.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Sacre, one move, go up and dunk it.

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:23 PM
How does Rob not make that gimme? My goodness. smh

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Kick it out to David, Rob.

w/ Sullinger down, Rob's rushed it a couple of times to eager to take advantage amybe? keep getting it in there right now, pound it first, then kick or whatever.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:23 PM
Not bad....keep it up.. Defense!!!

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:24 PM
Officiating good so far - SO different than Thursday.

RenoZag
03-17-2012, 12:24 PM
The dog just left the room after my reaction to RS's missed bunnie

billyberu
03-17-2012, 12:24 PM
Zags defense getting some stops.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Officiating good so far - SO different than Thursday.

Agree, but it sure seems like Pangos is getting totally covered up. Need to drive and get the block.

kingzag
03-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Been watching Sacre miss those for 4 years.

billyberu
03-17-2012, 12:25 PM
The dog just left the room after my reaction to RS's missed bunnie

Mine boogied after the opening tip.

ZagNative
03-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Are there more commercials in this game than usual? Seems like a lot of them.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Been watching Sacre miss those for 4 years.

There you go Sacre!!!! AND ONE!!!!

Lurknomore
03-17-2012, 12:26 PM
Bobby!

Akzag
03-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Dunk you very much ... Stockton's doing well

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Stockton to Sacre!

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Atonement.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Agree, but it sure seems like Pangos is getting totally covered up. Need to drive and get the block.

agree, and on the refs so far

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Jesus...I hope we keep this up. Nice pass DS! I do think Craft will be too much for David....no matter...for now...we're winning tough.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:28 PM
The dog just left the room after my reaction to RS's missed bunnie

Hahaha I think my dogs know when the GU game shorts come on, they find their dog beds and try to act like they are asleep.

billyberu
03-17-2012, 12:28 PM
Sweet pass Stocks!! Sacre finally jams it and 1!

Fan_In_Spokane
03-17-2012, 12:28 PM
I LOVE the way GU is playing so far. Keep it up!!

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:28 PM
Our off-the-ball movement is fun to watch. We are moving constantly which keeps the defense from hounding us so tight. It's allowing us to find the hole in the defense. Lets keep it up!!

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:29 PM
My dog hears the basketball sounds on tv and immediately goes upstairs.

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:29 PM
If I were given a month, I wouldn't solve that Rubic's Cube.

zagirl2k
03-17-2012, 12:29 PM
Showing the Stockton genes on that pass!

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:30 PM
the repost should be there...OSU coming hard on the bounce. A quick repost while the defenders are scattering back to their marks maybe?

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:30 PM
Wow! turnover

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:32 PM
I thought you couldn't do a hook when you are the offensive player with the ball?! The Ohio State G clearly hooked Harris when he had good pressure.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:32 PM
wow, tough finish there Craft. tip the cap

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:33 PM
WOW!!!!! That can't be a foul, can it???? Sacre gets that foul but croft doesn't get called???

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:33 PM
:lmao:

mtzaga
03-17-2012, 12:33 PM
Not much of a foul.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:33 PM
Dumb dumb call on ROb..,cheap as $hit.

mtzaga
03-17-2012, 12:34 PM
Over his back.

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Hackfest

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Getting some bull#### calls now - last 3 minutes.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:36 PM
These refs are good? I take that back....


Yes, that was a foul on Harris, but come on, doesn't happen the other way?


Sorry to complain about the refs.

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Same call. Harris was over the back just like Thomas on pangos. Crap officiating!

whatazag
03-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Pangos shot probably getting thrown off by how hard he's having to work.


Don't really like over the back calls like that, the guys really backed under Harris after his hands were on the ball.

awberke
03-17-2012, 12:37 PM
I've seen this before, Pangos is hoisting.

mtzaga
03-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Harris outjumps man for the ball and gets a foul.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Well,, things have slowed. OHS playing some hard defense. We're holding out own so far though...Kevin...eh...needs to drop those 3s.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Weather the storm, stand strong. It would be nice to get some fastbreak points or fouls on the attempt.

BJZags
03-17-2012, 12:37 PM
Would be nice if the refs would call over the back the same way for each side.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:38 PM
all of the sudden, there are birds in the building

have to adjaust, although all the tweets are going one way right now for some reason

got to weather the BS, answer

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:38 PM
Hard to get going on offense with so many hand checks.

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:39 PM
At least OSU's shooting % has slowed down.

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:39 PM
A bit raggedy, need to find that rhythm again.

OSU has cranked up D. Zags need to, too.

CarolinaZagFan
03-17-2012, 12:39 PM
Both freakin ways! If you're not gonna call it on Thomas you cant call it on Harris! And I'm late to the party, but both fouls on Sacre were BS! We could handle 8-5 against a crappy WVU team, but I'm not sure we can do the same against OSU. Let the boys play!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:39 PM
Len Elmore, purposely says Gonzaga wrong. Thanks buddy. A real pleasure to have you torture my ear drums.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:39 PM
Time for some Spangs!

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:41 PM
Dower!! Bang!!

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:42 PM
That is twice treys have bounced high up off the rim and down through.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:42 PM
RE post, man

whatazag
03-17-2012, 12:42 PM
How does that rule work? A foul while the ball is in the air results in the point counting and free throws?

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:43 PM
Get edi on Thomas right now!

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:43 PM
Williams Holds His Ground translated from visual of using his lower body to push Dower off of the pivot.


I guess this one will be a war.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:43 PM
Nobody's guarding Thomas...Defense defense! CMon!

kingzag
03-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Dower got mugged.

zagcheer78
03-17-2012, 12:45 PM
Finally, a foul on Ohio.

Akzag
03-17-2012, 12:45 PM
Weather this ...

BarryBlue4BYU
03-17-2012, 12:45 PM
Same call. Harris was over the back just like Thomas on pangos. Crap officiating!

Problem on that one was Harris boxed out the wrong guy on the right side of the key.


Wish Ohio St. would start missing some of their 3's. That is what has kept the game close.


GO ZAGS!

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:46 PM
Hart can't guard him! Get edi on Thomas.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:46 PM
We need to go in with a lead... turning into a very tough scrum. Thomas reminds me of Greene from MSU.

CarolinaZagFan
03-17-2012, 12:46 PM
How does that rule work? A foul while the ball is in the air results in the point counting and free throws?

It's just like a regular foul away from the ball. They were in the Bonus so it was 1 and 1. Thankfully he missed the first.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 12:46 PM
Good first half.

OSU can't shoot that well in the 2nd.

Hopefully the reffing evens out.

whatazag
03-17-2012, 12:47 PM
64% shooting for OSU. Our D is not showing up like last game. They are hitting their shots too though.

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:48 PM
Okay, regroup, come out with a plan and all the energy possible.

john montana
03-17-2012, 12:48 PM
Wepissed that away. We have to match up with Thomas. He killed us.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 12:48 PM
Hart can't guard him! Get edi on Thomas.

makes sense. Guy has no fouls too

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 12:48 PM
Good first half.

OSU can't shoot that well in the 2nd.

Hopefully the reffing evens out.

In order: Yes; Yes; It won't--If past performance dictates the future, it will get worse

ldszagfan
03-17-2012, 12:49 PM
How much longer can they shoot like this? Holy cow!

MickMick
03-17-2012, 12:49 PM
Meanwhile, Craft will play 40.

At halftime, I'm not liking the rotation.

RenoZag
03-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Maalox break. . .

McZag
03-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Okay, regroup, come out with a plan and all the energy possible.

It will take all we've got. Just leave it all on the court.

bostonzagfan
03-17-2012, 12:51 PM
im not thrilled either. i also think its time to put edi on thomas. too much hart on him.

stockton playing well, but at this point i think carter is a lost cause. also, i dont like hart/stockton in together. separately is fine, but not together.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Sounds stupid but if someone can hold Thomas down, we could win this one. OSU is just so strong and well coached. Disciplined too. We need to comeout on fire..... our guards are shut down in this one. Lucky to be where we are BUT if our Defense pick up again, we can be close.

Few needs to coach these guys through it.
Surprising how well our bigs are doing. Our guards are simply shut down.

BJZags
03-17-2012, 12:51 PM
64% shooting for OSU. Our D is not showing up like last game. They are hitting their shots too though.

I thought for the most part the D was solid. They got a few bounce-back tres, and made a couple with a hand in the face. Not too many easy points, OSU is just very efficient right now. We must find a way to make them uncomfortable.

Gonswagga
03-17-2012, 12:51 PM
Luckily hasn't hurt us thus far. Rob getting stupid fouls and Elias in trouble however...

jazzdelmar
03-17-2012, 12:52 PM
If They shoot 60 zags have chance. Pangos getting schooled. Bell has skills to break out, will he? Harris too.

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:53 PM
Hart can't guard him! Get edi on Thomas.

I disagree - Hart was only on Thomas the last two possessions. Thomas hit one in the lane when Mike was right up into him. The next time Mike denied him the ball, and Craft took the shot.

TacomaZAG
03-17-2012, 12:53 PM
EH is the only guy we have who can guard Thomas. He's too big and strong for Hart, too quick for Sam.

EH is going to have to step up huge in the 2nd half.

Go ZAGS

ZagNut08
03-17-2012, 12:53 PM
Not playing smart D in the first half. We need to stop showing so hard with our big at the top of the key, they aren't able to recover and its forcing our guards/forwards to sag down to help and leaving shooters open (as usual.)

JPtheBeasta
03-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Ohio getting all the breaks right now. The guys should feel pretty good coming out of the locker room.

BarryBlue4BYU
03-17-2012, 12:55 PM
64% shooting for OSU. Our D is not showing up like last game. They are hitting their shots too though.

Like SWZag said Ohio St. can't keep shooting like this.

They average 32% from the perimeter and are at about 50% right now.


You're out rebounding them even with Sacre having spent time on the bench with fouls.


Dower is playing really good today. If the Zags can play like they did when Sullinger was in during the 1st half you'll be okay and knock a 3rd of 4 2 seeds out of the Tourney.


GO ZAGS!

VinnyZag
03-17-2012, 12:55 PM
I've got a bad feeling about this second half. Almost feels like OSU took our best shot, and now they're sitting in the locker room with a lot of confidence. First 5 minutes might tell us a lot.

Saxon_zag
03-17-2012, 12:56 PM
That was a bad last 5 minutes. Also why does Few see even the slightest of leads as an invitation to put Hart and Stockton in? Really weird. I really really hope we can win this but going to have to D up better than that. Zebras need to drop their large conference bias. I've been seeing it all tournament

scrooner
03-17-2012, 12:57 PM
Wish Bell would look for his shot like Pangos does.

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 12:57 PM
Stockton and Hart played fine. Actually it was Pangos that struggled.

CDC84
03-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Gonzaga has no chance in the 2nd half if Sacre and Harris get in serious foul trouble. As soon as they went out, Thomas started exploding on offense. I don't know what Few was thinking when he had Spangler guarding Thomas. Total mismatch.

VinnyZag
03-17-2012, 12:59 PM
If you don't understand what Hart brings to the team by now, I guess you'll never see it.

BobZag
03-17-2012, 12:59 PM
This is a slugfest, pure and simple. OSU is so much more skilled than WVU. The Zag D really does need to step up, though. Over 60% is unacceptable.

kitzbuel
03-17-2012, 12:59 PM
Thomas got left alone 12 ft away on the left side too many times and got hot. Right at the 'A' on the ncaa logo. That is where he seems to want to get the ball and start from. Got to have somebody waiting there and force the other way.

Need some more outside shooting in th e 2d half.

kitzbuel
03-17-2012, 12:59 PM
Thomas got left alone 12 ft away on the left side too many times and got hot. Right at the 'A' on the ncaa logo. That is where he seems to want to get the ball and start from. Got to have somebody waiting there and force the other way.

Need some more outside shooting in th e 2d half.

whatazag
03-17-2012, 01:00 PM
Could have used a nice cushion for the second half when sullinger comes back in. We are going to need to start hitting more shots of our own to stay in it.

caduceus
03-17-2012, 01:00 PM
Daughter had a soccer game and I missed the first half. Come home and find the PVR didn't record....AAAA$RGH! If I knew we'd be within 2 at the half, I'd take it. Need our guards to hit their shots 2nd half. The Suckeye's aren't going to shoot 60+% in the second half.

GO ZAGS!!!

P.S. Should be interesting to what adjustments the coaching staff make.

jayray
03-17-2012, 01:01 PM
That was a bad last 5 minutes. Also why does Few see even the slightest of leads as an invitation to put Hart and Stockton in? Really weird. I really really hope we can win this but going to have to D up better than that. Zebras need to drop their large conference bias. I've been seeing it all tournament

Over the back on Pangos not called on one end and then called on Harris on the other end - that was a ridiculous call on Harris if they didn't call Pangos getting mugged on the other end. All the momentum going into the second half with Ohio. I agree, next 5 minutes are huge. Give us the rotation back that gave us the lead and make the small changes on defense.

Club Prez
03-17-2012, 01:01 PM
Ohio getting all the breaks right now. The guys should feel pretty good coming out of the locker room.

This.

john montana
03-17-2012, 01:02 PM
I have no problem with hart, just don't expect him to stop Thomas one on one...and I am with CDC...when Spangler stepped out on hm I almost fell over.

He is killing us. Thomas and craft. I think we have to live with craft doing his thing but we need to shut down Thomas. Sullinger will get his on the second, we can't have Thomas or Buford go off on us like Thomas did in the first. We have a serious match up problem right now.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 01:02 PM
Good first half.

OSU can't shoot that well in the 2nd.

Hopefully the reffing evens out.

and keep making those open shots!

backcourt hanging well so far. If continued strong with the ball and turn up the toughness meter, GU has a great chance to do this.

TOSU will keep 2 hand checking and slapping unpunished, so have to fight thru, just like the first half. just do it

paint should be quite a story. with good confident decisons instead of forced looks, and all out physical work with no let up no let up, all is possible

Craft making tough shots...does he keep that up or a some misses in there?

CDC84
03-17-2012, 01:02 PM
Zags also got too sloppy with the basketball towards the end of the half.

jazzdelmar
03-17-2012, 01:02 PM
ZaGS need one player to step up. Bell or Harris IMO. Few needs to go light on bench save Dower. Stock did ok but enabled craft to guard bell.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 01:03 PM
Daughter had a soccer game and I missed the first half. Come home and find the PVR didn't record....AAAA$RGH! If I knew we'd be within 2 at the half, I'd take it. Need our guards to hit their shots 2nd half. The Suckeye's aren't going to shoot 60+% in the second half.

GO ZAGS!!!

You missed Croft be the great defender he has been awarded for. Hounding our guards and very active. Sullinger only played 8 minutes due to 2 fouls. Harris and Sacre also have 2. OSU is shooting the lights out from all over the floor, which is not even close to their season averages. A lot are contested shots as well. Very entertaining, quick first half. I think GU is playing very well despite a defense we've not seen all year.

6 turnovers, mostly towards the end of the half

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:04 PM
As always...Defense wins in these tourney games... WE REALLY need that and we need it for the rest of the game. Few's "harassing defense" is ok...but it doesn't seem to slow them down. REBOUND AND DEFEND! Those shots need to drop in!

Hard and grinding game. Who wants it? We'll see. 61% shooting has got to stop!

Kevin's having a bad game...over his head ( really good defense on him)..2-8 shooting won't get this game won!

bartruff1
03-17-2012, 01:04 PM
Gonzaga is every bit as good as Ohio State...I don't think it will be a upset if Gonzaga wins the second half and the game...Few has completely out coached them to this point....

scott257
03-17-2012, 01:04 PM
The kids are playing hard. I can't imagine anyone would have thought we could be down only by 2 with Ohio state shooting 64%. I will be very happy if we can do as well in the 2nd half. Proud of all of them.

john montana
03-17-2012, 01:05 PM
ZaGS need one player to step up. Bell or Harris IMO. Few needs to go light on bench save Dower. Stock did ok but enabled craft to guard bell.

This. Craft is going to shut someone down. But we need one of our guards to get free.

Down two...we are right there if we keep getting on the glass and bottle up Thomas.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 01:06 PM
The kids are playing hard. I can't imagine anyone would have thought we could be down only by 2 with Ohio state shooting 64%. I will be very happy if we can do as well in the 2nd half. Proud of all of them.

This!

bostonzagfan
03-17-2012, 01:06 PM
pangos hunting for his shot too much.

get the ball to harris. dower has 3 to. harris 3-6, no to.

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 01:06 PM
Craft must have played the whole half, right? If so, perhaps he will tire out in the second.

caduceus
03-17-2012, 01:06 PM
You missed Croft be the great defender he has been awarded for. Hounding our guards and very active. Sullinger only played 8 minutes due to 2 fouls. Harris and Sacre also have 2. OSU is shooting the lights out from all over the floor, which is not even close to their season averages. A lot are contested shots as well. Very entertaining, quick first half. I think GU is playing very well despite a defense we've not seen all year.

6 turnovers, mostly towards the end of the half

Thanks a ton for the summary. :cheers:

BobZag
03-17-2012, 01:08 PM
Here we go. Win or go home.

Bogozags
03-17-2012, 01:08 PM
Not one to complain about officiating BUT the second foul against Rob was bogus. At best it should have been a no call as Craft clearly hit Rob WHO had established solid defensive position at best, it should have been an player control foul.

The first foul against Elias was also bogus as EH went straight up and it appeared as though in the replay, that Craft initiated the contact with his left arm.

Just an observation...

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Slippin away early:(

BobZag
03-17-2012, 01:10 PM
If only Harris was on today... Sigh

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Sullinger smartly searching for the whistle staright away

SWZag
03-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Sullinger who? Craft is the player we need to stop.

whatazag
03-17-2012, 01:10 PM
How does Craft not get swatted coming in like that?

Bogozags
03-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Slippin away early:(

This is where we need to be tough!!!

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 01:11 PM
wow...great replay, no reach in...Big 10 basketball I thought

BobZag
03-17-2012, 01:11 PM
Danger zone, folks. Craft is crafty...and gooooood.

BarryBlue4BYU
03-17-2012, 01:12 PM
I hated that travel they called on Sacre. I thought Craft had traveled on tOSU's first bucket of the half.


C'mon Zags!

whatazag
03-17-2012, 01:13 PM
Wow, not a lot falling, that has to fall for Harris.

BarryBlue4BYU
03-17-2012, 01:13 PM
Sullinger smartly searching for the whistle staright away


The guy is a whiner. He bothers me a lot.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:13 PM
Got to make those easy ones! ELias looks like he means it.

BobZag
03-17-2012, 01:14 PM
Elias, you own those shots. Come on now. Empty possessions.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 01:14 PM
If you foul, make him miss!!!

whatazag
03-17-2012, 01:14 PM
Can't believe 2 of their guys have scored the last 20 or so points...

ZagNut08
03-17-2012, 01:15 PM
At least we had the lead for the first 17 minutes of the game

john montana
03-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Uh oh.

Bogozags
03-17-2012, 01:15 PM
No looking good....we lost all momentum and missing toooo many chippies inside...turning point???

RenoZag
03-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Danger zone, folks. Craft is crafty...and gooooood.

He's killin' em

rawkmandale
03-17-2012, 01:15 PM
Sacre playing great - Harris needs to step it up.

jazzdelmar
03-17-2012, 01:16 PM
Playing afraid. Blow out coming.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 01:16 PM
Let's move quickly to tie this back up. This is the point where it stays close or gets out of hand.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:16 PM
Craft is playing like a chick$hit... Sullinger too. WHining all the way to a victory...Refs need to wake up. Somebody has to seal the key . We're playing awful defense....best not get too far behind early... we need some 3's. Craft's a hugely talented defender. Our guards look like crap.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 01:17 PM
The guy is a whiner. He bothers me a lot.

maybe, haven't heard him called that but I don't know

BobZag
03-17-2012, 01:17 PM
OSU is out-toughing the Zags. If Edi fouls like that, he can't allow Craft to get the shot up. Just too soft. On our heels a bit here. Someone (or two) must step up. Now. Or else........

BarryBlue4BYU
03-17-2012, 01:17 PM
Gotta get Dower back in there.


Harris and Edi aren't doing anything now.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 01:18 PM
Craft is playing like a chick$hit... Sullinger too. WHining all the way to a victory...Refs need to wake up. Somebody has to seal the key . We're playing awful defense....best not get too far behind early... we need some 3's. Craft's a hugely talented defender. Our guards look like crap.\

love your passion Abe!

foul on that finish? great finish, great replay again. Edi w/ 2 fouls

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:18 PM
I agree with Jazz..we look scared. Not a good sign..

McZag
03-17-2012, 01:18 PM
OSU is out-toughing the Zags. If Edi fouls like that, he can't allow Craft to get the shot up. Just too soft. On our heels a bit here. Someone (or two) must step up. Now. Or else........

15 minutes left. Now or never.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 01:20 PM
"Gangsta move" says Len Elmore? Channeling his inner Tu Holloway it seems.

whatazag
03-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Weren't kidding about Sullinger being a whiner

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:20 PM
Look at him whine this Sullinger...####ys all of em.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 01:20 PM
3 on Sullinger, but we MUST make our free throws

BarryBlue4BYU
03-17-2012, 01:20 PM
SHUT UP SULLINGER!


Guy whines like a Gael.

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 01:20 PM
I agree with Jazz..we look scared. Not a good sign..

a little bit...nice answer from E, now Rob

issues are on the other end

ZagsManiaINPA
03-17-2012, 01:21 PM
Over

RenoZag
03-17-2012, 01:21 PM
OSU is shooting as well as GU did vs. WVU. . .

feels like a steamroller

ZagNut08
03-17-2012, 01:22 PM
Looks like that trend BZ was talking about could live on in year 3...guess thats my sign to start doing my taxes...if today is gonna suck, might as well suck super bad.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:22 PM
oooooooooooooo.....down by 10............bad sign. We need to toughen NOW........playing like we're reacting. We need to take it hard at em. I'd rather lose playing tough than like this.
Terrible call on Elias..

whatazag
03-17-2012, 01:22 PM
This game is starting to look just like the Syracuse and BYU tourney games. Both times the opposing team was hitting everything and we could not keep up.

john montana
03-17-2012, 01:22 PM
We can't guard em. Can't handle craft, Thomas or Buford.

Sullinger can't hurt us. Rob is handling him but we can't stop the rest of them. Have to stay man and get after them.

bostonzagfan
03-17-2012, 01:22 PM
ran with em for a while...

clearly shows the need for taller guards.

VinnyZag
03-17-2012, 01:22 PM
That's the dagger.

Awful call on Harris, by the way. They're not letting us play defense.

awberke
03-17-2012, 01:23 PM
Well it is no surprise to me, and it shouldn't be to anyone else. Gonzaga gets killed from the 3pt line. We have been here before and we will be here again.

They are worth 3.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 01:23 PM
Wow, throw in a few defensive stops and we have a game. When you are surprised when the opponent misses, that is not good. To keep highlighting offensive rebounds misses the bigger picture: Ohio State is making them at a high clip. If they got a lot of offensive boards, this would be a blow out.

scott257
03-17-2012, 01:23 PM
Sullinger is a punk whiner. I can't believe the shots they have falling.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:23 PM
Over

Nice first post yerkovv.

scrooner
03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
Craft with 0 fouls. At least that's what the box score says.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
When GU gets down a little bit it seems like everyone gives up here on the board. Come on, why all the negativity? Would you want our team to have the same mentality? It's a long way from over.

BJZags
03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
Just as I feared, Zags smoking hot on Thursday, cool as ice on Saturday: same inconsistencies all season.

jazzdelmar
03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
Face it Ohio a far superior team. Sullinger is a mutt. But zags are so tight it hurts to watch. Few needs to do something.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
This game is starting to look just like the Syracuse and BYU tourney games. Both times the opposing team was hitting everything and we could not keep up.

Disagree. I wanted to puke after both of those. If they can keep within single digits by about 5 minutes, I like our chances.

Fan_In_Spokane
03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
I'm in. This game is far from over.

john montana
03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
Craft with 0 fouls. At least that's what the box score says.

Craft hasn't fouled all year.

kitzbuel
03-17-2012, 01:25 PM
ZaGS need one player to step up. Bell or Harris IMO. Few needs to go light on bench save Dower. Stock did ok but enabled craft to guard bell.
This. Some one has to answer thomas.

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Elias could put up 20.....easily. He's really getting nice looks.

Johnnygu
03-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Period. At least so far.

SWZag
03-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Pangos!!!! Down 5, lets go!!

caduceus
03-17-2012, 01:26 PM
Pangs gettin' warm...

MDABE80
03-17-2012, 01:26 PM
A few 3's...and we're back in it...shoot well my friends.

Zag4Hire
03-17-2012, 01:26 PM
PANG! Can we change the mood on this thread please?! If we lose, we lose. But let's not lose it before it is over.


GO ZAGS!

Akzag
03-17-2012, 01:27 PM
At least the boys aren't panicking ... 5 points

caduceus
03-17-2012, 01:27 PM
Two stops in a row....we are in this.

scrooner
03-17-2012, 01:27 PM
Feels like Mike Hart has inhabited Gary Bell's body. Just playing the swingman today....

john montana
03-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Two good looks, in and out. Could be down 1.

Club Prez
03-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Over

Go back Ohio troll!

SWZag
03-17-2012, 01:28 PM
We're getting possessions, just need to convert. The zone seems to work well. Two OSU possessions went to the end of the shot clock. This may be the answer!!!

BobZag
03-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Keep sawing wood. It ain't gonna be easy or pretty.

BarryBlue4BYU
03-17-2012, 01:29 PM
KP!

VinnyZag
03-17-2012, 01:29 PM
E is playing soft. Can't keep missing those easy ones next year.

bostonzagfan
03-17-2012, 01:29 PM
i wish bell was more confident/agressive

mtzaga
03-17-2012, 01:29 PM
Harris and Sam just missed UGH

bballbeachbum
03-17-2012, 01:29 PM
oooo good look there for Sam

energy shift...who else felt that?

Pangos does things

Believe now, express it on the floor, it's still all right there

jazzdelmar
03-17-2012, 01:29 PM
ALmost a run. Why doesn't Bell shoot?