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IrishZagFan
02-01-2013, 12:40 PM
Reborn,

Didn't see a San Diego prediction thread, so thought I'd add one real quick as Irish is out the rest of the weekend.

Irish sees a very similar game to last night. San Diego is on their heels after having dropped 3 in a row by big margins.
Lose by 14 to Santa Clara
Lose by 33 to St. Marys
Lose by 17 to BYU.

They beat LMU by (8) 4 games and 2 weeks ago.

Irish says GU 83 - SD 60

gamagin
02-01-2013, 01:59 PM
through a goose.

CaliforniaZaggin'
02-01-2013, 02:07 PM
My prediction is that the Zags build up such a huge lead that Few pulls CZ out of the crowd for a few garage time minutes.

Bell v. Johnny D. should be a fun match-up to watch.

Kiddwell
02-01-2013, 02:09 PM
Zags hit San Diego with phasers and photon torpedoes. Torreos reel, stagger, crumple under the Bulldogs onslaught. Jenny Craig, in grief and misery, ditches her diet, gains 25 pounds.

Zags Win - 88
Jenny Binges - 61


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Ekrub
02-01-2013, 02:21 PM
I have a superstition about Reborns prediction thread. This could be bad. Very bad.

rennis
02-01-2013, 02:56 PM
Poor Billy. This is gonna be a rough one. GU shuts down Johnny Dee, bigs can do nothing but foul, and starters sit on the bench last 10 minutes. Big minutes for Barham and KD. I am calling it now, Bakamus plays.

Bulldogs - 102
Billy Goats - 63

FlyZag
02-01-2013, 03:06 PM
Terrific Zag-a-rific = 75
Randy Savage Slim-Jims = 61

stevet75
02-01-2013, 03:08 PM
I believe San Diego is better than LMU. I also think the Zags might let up a little, but just a little.

Zags by 16
80 - 64

Angelo Roncalli
02-01-2013, 03:13 PM
Billy and Kyle are going to muck it up. The last thing they want to do is play transition against the Zags. Watch for them to reduce possessions, take time off the clock, not put a shot up until 30 seconds have passed in a possession. Zags won't score in the '80's in this one. I think a final score of something like 62 - 45 with GU pulling away late is most likely. Few will not run up the score on USD.

bartruff1
02-01-2013, 03:33 PM
A more average score of say....73 to 52...

rijman
02-01-2013, 04:51 PM
USD tends to slow the game down and limit possessions when GU visits, here are the last 5 years scores starting with 2011-2012 and going back, all Zag wins:

65-57
68-31
68-50
58-47
59-55

So, the Zags haven't scored more than 68 at USD the past 5 seasons and they averaged 63.6 in that span. USD hasn't given up more than 72 points at home this season. The Zags are a different team this season, so it will be interesting to see if they can put up 80+ at USD, I'm guessing they won't.

Angelo, I didn't read your post before posting, I am in complete agreement.

ZagNative
02-01-2013, 06:20 PM
Game Preview from utsandiego.com (http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/feb/01/usd-gonzaga-toreros-bulldogs/):

Series: Gonzaga leads 60-21, winning the last eight meetings.

Toreros outlook: If USD has any hopes of hanging with the Zags, its offense must do an about-face. During its current three-game losing streak USD has averaged 51.7 points. (The Zags score 79.) USD has shot 37 percent from the field in the skid. Before, they were shooting nearly 45 percent. Head coach Bill Grier says the biggest problem is that opponents are pressuring USDís guards, challenging USDís big men to beat them one-on-one and that the Torerosí bigs arenít carving space down low to create scoring opportunities. Guards Johnny Dee (14.4), Ken Rancifer (9.8) and Christopher Anderson (9.4) are the teamís leading scorers. That inside presence likely needs to come from senior Chris Manresa. Manresa, though, has struggled during the last three games, averaging 4 points and 4.6 rebounds. USD was tied with the Zags 57-all with 2:07 to play last year at the JCP before losing 65-57.

Bulldogs outlook: Now this is a program. Fifteen trips to the NCAA Tournament in the past 19 seasons. Fifteen straight appearances in the WCC Tournament championship game. Said Grier, a longtime Gonzaga assistant, ďThis yearís team has the best depth Iíve seen up there.Ē The Zags are led by 7-foot post Kelly Olynyk, who visited USD before picking Gonzaga. The junior averages 18 points and 6.9 rebounds. His low-post running mate, 6-8 Elias Harris, averages 15/7.1. A Canadian, like Olynyk, guard Kevin Pangos averages 11.6 points

RenoZag
02-01-2013, 06:30 PM
Zags 58
Bullfighters 42

allnet59
02-01-2013, 06:43 PM
Good guys 79 bad guys 62

UKWildcatsFan
02-01-2013, 06:53 PM
Gonzaga 82
San Diego 59

Oregonzagnut
02-01-2013, 07:03 PM
Zags 75
USD 55

23dpg
02-01-2013, 07:07 PM
PaulBiancardi Paul Biancardi
Watched @GonzagaBulldogs up close in practice.Talented, smart /simple. HC Mark Few has them playing at a high level. http://t.co/E5koC2dy

69-54 Zags.

Bogozags
02-02-2013, 12:05 PM
Billy and Kyle are going to muck it up. The last thing they want to do is play transition against the Zags. Watch for them to reduce possessions, take time off the clock, not put a shot up until 30 seconds have passed in a possession. Zags won't score in the '80's in this one. I think a final score of something like 62 - 45 with GU pulling away late is most likely. Few will not run up the score on USD.

Angelo completely agree. Billy will limit possessions by slowing it down and by being deliberate. They will have difficulty scoring on GU. GBJ locks down Dee and a 3rd of their offense goes away.

This GU team is so diverse and USD will have difficulty slowing down this game. GU wins 68 - 43.

bballbeachbum
02-02-2013, 06:30 PM
perhaps Few and co. look to speed things up with extended minutes of pressure D tonight? could take advantage of Zag depth, plus if a team doesn't want to look at the basket until late in the shot clock, then forcing them to possess against pressure might produce turnovers

agree with you Reborn, Billy gets his guys to play best against the Zags, but it should be a fun Zag ride tonight

IrishZagFan
02-04-2013, 11:13 AM
Actual Score:
GU - 65
SD - 63

We had a bit of a mix up with the two posts started, Reborn's original post didn't stick, and by the time he realized it we now had two prediction threads going. Quick glance through shows two quality posts and predictions even though the scores weren't close. Angelo only missed the Zag score by 3, so Irish gives 1st to him.


Billy and Kyle are going to muck it up. The last thing they want to do is play transition against the Zags. Watch for them to reduce possessions, take time off the clock, not put a shot up until 30 seconds have passed in a possession. Zags won't score in the '80's in this one. I think a final score of something like 62 - 45 with GU pulling away late is most likely. Few will not run up the score on USD.


USD tends to slow the game down and limit possessions when GU visits, here are the last 5 years scores starting with 2011-2012 and going back, all Zag wins:

65-57
68-31
68-50
58-47
59-55

So, the Zags haven't scored more than 68 at USD the past 5 seasons and they averaged 63.6 in that span. USD hasn't given up more than 72 points at home this season. The Zags are a different team this season, so it will be interesting to see if they can put up 80+ at USD, I'm guessing they won't.

Angelo, I didn't read your post before posting, I am in complete agreement.