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gonzagafan62
08-11-2014, 07:36 AM
After a week long Hiatus, and gonzagafan62 being ill, the Bing Crosby Invitational is back. Today we match two brilliant teams together. Lets look at the rosters:

2001-02 Gonzaga

Kyle Bankhead SO G 6-0 4.0 Pts, 1.2 Reb, 0.9 Ast
Winston Brooks JR G 6-0 2.6 Pts, 1.5 Reb, 2.9 Ast
Dan Dickau SR G 6-0 21.0 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 4.7 Ast
Germayne Forbes JR G 6-0 2.0 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Zach Gourde JR F 6-8 13.2 Pts, 6.4 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Alex Hernandez SR G 6-4 5.8 Pts, 3.7 Reb, 1.1 Ast
Brian Michaelson FR G 6-3 1.4 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Anthony Reason SR G 5-6 5.4 Pts, 4.7 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Jay Sherrell SO F 6-8 1.2 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.2 Ast
Blake Stepp SO G 6-4 9.2 Pts, 3.8 Reb, 3.9 Ast
Ronny Turiaf FR F 6-10 7.3 Pts, 5.0 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Cory Violette SO C 6-11 12.8 Pts, 8.3 Reb, 1.0 Ast

2005-06 Gonzaga:

Pierre-Marie Altidor Cespedes SO G 6-1 4.2 Pts, 1.9 Reb, 2.6 Ast
J.P. Batista SR C 6-9 19.3 Pts, 9.4 Reb, 1.4 Ast
Mamaery Diallo JR F 6-9 0.8 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Nathan Doudney SR G 6-4 0.5 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Colin Floyd SR G 6-2 0.8 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Stephen Gentry SR G 6-2 0.0 Pts, 0.2 Reb, 0.0 Ast
Larry Gurganious FR F 6-5 1.5 Pts, 1.4 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Josh Heytvelt FR F 6-11 3.4 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Erroll Knight SR G 6-6 2.6 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Sean Mallon JR F 6-9 6.8 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 1.2 Ast
Adam Morrison JR F 6-8 28.1 Pts, 5.5 Reb, 1.7 Ast
Jeremy Pargo FR G 6-2 2.7 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 2.0 Ast
David Pendergraft SO G 6-6 3.3 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Derek Raivio JR G 6-1 11.1 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 2.8 Ast

My favorite Memories from both seasons:

2005-06: Adam Morrison's bank shot to beat Oklahoma State. Will never forget that game. Adam Morrison is a beast. I also remember him on the cover of SI with JJ Reddick, and thi masterminded genius also signed a photograph of mine which is now in my mancave (according to a very reputable autograph inspection place)

2001-02: Turiafs hair. It was nice to see his hair fluctuate from game to game. Which hair were you going to get?

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LongIslandZagFan
08-11-2014, 07:40 AM
Damn... this is a really tough one. I went with 01-02 but Ammo was such a wildcard... IMHO, he might have carried that team to victory.

bigblahla
08-11-2014, 07:56 AM
05-06 would own the paint and has equal outside production IMO as good as 01-02 was 05-06 wins more times than not......

Go!! Zags!!!

DixieZag
08-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Damn... this is a really tough one. I went with 01-02 but Ammo was such a wildcard... IMHO, he might have carried that team to victory.

Surprised you believe that. I think the 05-06 team would be pretty clearly ahead in terms of talent and options.

LongIslandZagFan
08-11-2014, 09:56 AM
Surprised you believe that. I think the 05-06 team would be pretty clearly ahead in terms of talent and options.

One word. Turiaf. I'm not convinced that 05-06 would control down low. Add in the senior version Dan was also an AA, Blake was no slouch either.

DixieZag
08-11-2014, 10:09 AM
One word. Turiaf. I'm not convinced that 05-06 would control down low. Add in the senior version Dan was also an AA, Blake was no slouch either.

Excellent points. Dunno (obviously), I still think the Morrison-Batista-Pargo-Knight get it done more often. Morrison and Batista just scored so much it's impossible to ignore.

LongIslandZagFan
08-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Excellent points. Dunno (obviously), I still think the Morrison-Batista-Pargo-Knight get it done more often. Morrison and Batista just scored so much it's impossible to ignore.

Fair enough. Each team had it's strengths. I could have gone either way. To add in... that season, I watch Dan light Pepperdine up for 19 points in about 3.5 minutes. In fact between Dan and Blake they dropped 29 points in those 3.5 minutes. The dude was swishing from almost mid-court. DDD when he was on, was as good or better than Ammo.

edited to fix scoring amount and time

gonzagafan62
08-11-2014, 10:22 AM
Fair enough. Each team had it's strengths. I could have gone either way. To add in... that season, I watch Dan light Pepperdine up for 20+ points in about 3-4 minutes. The dude was swishing from almost mid-court. DDD when he was on, was as good or better than Ammo.

I have to agree with you here LIZF.

LongIslandZagFan
08-11-2014, 10:24 AM
I do have to say this... These two teams playing each other is something I could watch over and over again. I'd bet the results would be pretty even.

MTZag03
08-11-2014, 11:05 AM
Fair enough. Each team had it's strengths. I could have gone either way. To add in... that season, I watch Dan light Pepperdine up for 19 points in about 3.5 minutes. In fact between Dan and Blake they dropped 29 points in those 3.5 minutes. The dude was swishing from almost mid-court. DDD when he was on, was as good or better than Ammo.

edited to fix scoring amount and time

I remember that game. he took a shot from the second G in Gonzaga. Closer to halfcourt than the three point line.

Zagdawg
08-11-2014, 12:58 PM
Going with Morrison-- the man was a scoring machine-- the game where he dropped 37 points in a half was pretty amazing on the way to leading the nation in scoring.

kitzbuel
08-11-2014, 01:47 PM
One word. Turiaf. I'm not convinced that 05-06 would control down low. Add in the senior version Dan was also an AA, Blake was no slouch either.

That 01-02 year was unfortunately the year the Blake's injuries most affected him. That was a down year for him.

Raivio, Knight, Batista, and Ammo all at their primes I think would take the Dickau led team.

Once and Future Zag
08-11-2014, 03:48 PM
Ammo and Batista were the fire and the pan, the rock and the hard place, the horns of a dilemma...

Stepp, Dickau, and Turiaf were all damn fine players.

But we may never see as efficient a 1-2 punch as 'Mo and JP

ZagaZags
08-16-2014, 03:04 AM
When does this close?