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gonzagafan62
01-16-2015, 01:11 PM
NO games today that ill be watching, but a lot going on Saturday .... All day.

So heres a basic guide to what is good to keep an eye on:

There is a massive 145 games on Saturday and I have gone through them and picked out what seemed to be the most interesting games of Saturday:

Gonzaga RPI Games:

UCF @ Memphis
Florida @ Georgia
East Carolina @ SMU
SE Louisiana @ Incarnate Word
Utah @ Arizona
Portland @ Pepperdine
Grambling State @ Texas Southern
Oregon State @ Washington State
Cal Poly @ Cal State Northridge
Eastern Washington @ Sacramento State
BYU @ St. Mary's --- So who do we want to win Zag Nation?
San Diego @ Pacific
USF @ Santa Clara

Good Games around the Country:

4 Duke @ 6 Louisville
2 Virginia @ Boston College
1 Kentucky @ Alabama
Michigan State @ 14 Maryland
9 Kansas @ 11 Iowa State
UCONN @ Stanford
16 West Virginia @ 20 Texas
24 Oklahoma State @ 18 Oklahoma

Feel free to add or talk about any other games you guys see fit. Have fun.

EDIT: Teams omitted because they don't play: St. Joes, UCLA, St. John's

sittingon50
01-16-2015, 02:27 PM
I'm thinkin' we want BYU on the road, '62. Put an L in SMC's column.

Think that game is on ROOT.

*My mistake. Although there is a lineup of WCC games on ROOT today, BYU/SMC will be on ESPN2.

HenneZag
01-16-2015, 02:51 PM
I will be rooting for BYU. BYU with 2 early losses, we need SM to get into the loss column and hopefully we can take it to 'em in Spokane next week. Would be nice to go into the 2nd half of conference play with both BYU and SMC both with 2 losses.

There has been no chatter on here about the Gaels but they are very quietly taking care of business, granted they haven't played BYU or the ZAGS yet, they did take care of Pepperdine. Tomorrow will be a fun day of hoops (if the ZAGS make their FT's).

gonzagafan62
01-16-2015, 08:14 PM
I'm thinkin' we want BYU on the road, '62. Put an L in SMC's column.

Think that game is on ROOT.

Yeah I'm thinking you're right. Road wins are better than home wins too.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 08:29 AM
I will be rooting for BYU. BYU with 2 early losses, we need SM to get into the loss column and hopefully we can take it to 'em in Spokane next week. Would be nice to go into the 2nd half of conference play with both BYU and SMC both with 2 losses.

There has been no chatter on here about the Gaels but they are very quietly taking care of business, granted they haven't played BYU or the ZAGS yet, they did take care of Pepperdine. Tomorrow will be a fun day of hoops (if the ZAGS make their FT's).

+1

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 08:59 AM
There are two threads posted near the same time, Reno's and this one. Thanks to both of you. I lifted this from my other one.

I will be very anxious to see how BYU handles SMC in their environment (I had the two mixed up in the other thread). SMC can put a real comfortable cushion between them and everyone else, and put us in a spot where we have to beat them twice to assure the conference title.

SMC has shown me something, but today will pretty well indicate whether they are clearly above the next group or just part of that next group. Meanwhile, BYU is sunk if they lose today.

2014-15 Men's Basketball Standings
Team WCC PCT Overall

#3 Gonzaga 6-0 17-1
Saint Mary's 6-0 14-3
BYU 5-2 14-5
Pepperdine 4-2 11-6
Portland 2-4 11-7
San Diego 2-4 9-9
San Francisco 2-4 8-10
Santa Clara 2-4 8-10
Pacific 1-5 9-9
Loyola Marymount 1-5 5-13

BTW; 1:00 PM START TIME FOR US - Just in case not everyone knows

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 09:01 AM
I will be rooting for BYU. BYU with 2 early losses, we need SM to get into the loss column and hopefully we can take it to 'em in Spokane next week. Would be nice to go into the 2nd half of conference play with both BYU and SMC both with 2 losses.

There has been no chatter on here about the Gaels but they are very quietly taking care of business, granted they haven't played BYU or the ZAGS yet, they did take care of Pepperdine. Tomorrow will be a fun day of hoops (if the ZAGS make their FT's).

I'm torn.

We want the conference title, definitely. But the more SMC looks like an elite team, the more we benefit from any wins against them.

I don't know if there is a right answer.

Regardless, I think SMC will beat them.

hondo
01-17-2015, 09:23 AM
Louisville down big at the half. Looks like they could really use an outside shooter like maybe Nunez. Anybody who could at least get a couple of 3s.

johno
01-17-2015, 09:50 AM
Just realized that Dick Vitale broadcasting a Duke game has become a cliché. The fawning over Krzyzewski and Duke is the same old Sh** different day.

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 09:58 AM
I'm torn.

We want the conference title, definitely. But the more SMC looks like an elite team, the more we benefit from any wins against them.

I don't know if there is a right answer.

Regardless, I think SMC will beat them.

Unless BYU tanks, wins over them will look better on the resume than SMC due to their stronger RPI (better non-con schedule). JMO.

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 09:59 AM
Just realized that Dick Vitale broadcasting a Duke game has become a cliché. The fawning over Krzyzewski and Duke is the same old Sh** different day.

I like Dick as a person, but have had the game on mute the whole way.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 09:59 AM
Texas A/M just edges out LSU. LSU just beat UGA in 2OT a little while ago.

thespywhozaggedme
01-17-2015, 10:04 AM
They don't call him Dukie V for nothing. he makes my ears bleed. On a side note, lol @ ESPIN hyping this game all week; both teams playede like crap.
Just realized that Dick Vitale broadcasting a Duke game has become a cliché. The fawning over Krzyzewski and Duke is the same old Sh** different day.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 10:05 AM
They don't call him Dukie V for nothing. he makes my ears bleed. On a side note, lol @ ESPIN hyping this game all week; both teams playede like crap.

Boy, you said it. I thought the LSU/A&M game was better played.

Just ugly ball.

Zagger
01-17-2015, 10:11 AM
Memphis D & O looking really good in first few mins against UCF. Some great blocked shots my Memphis. Zags may have their hands full on the 31st when they come to town.

Zagger
01-17-2015, 11:10 AM
16:30 2nd Half BC leads Virginia 31-30

23dpg
01-17-2015, 11:14 AM
Georgia up 5 at half. That win is looking better and better.

23dpg
01-17-2015, 11:38 AM
Go Virginia. No, go BC. No that's not it either. Go game clock. Zags game follows on TV.

Memphis up 20
Georgia up 13

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 12:27 PM
Go Virginia. No, go BC. No that's not it either. Go game clock. Zags game follows on TV.

Memphis up 20
Georgia up 13

Great news!!!!

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 12:31 PM
Great news!!!!

It's official Georgia and Memphis won

Zag4Hire
01-17-2015, 12:42 PM
The Notre Dame - The U game was a good one. BC and Virginia was pretty good then BC remembered who they were.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 12:55 PM
SMU up 12 at half

seacatfan
01-17-2015, 01:03 PM
Kentucky hasn't needed OT their last couple games.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 01:59 PM
SMU now 12-1 since a 2-3 start

RenoZag
01-17-2015, 02:33 PM
Dons - 17
Broncos - 17

Under 7 min to play, 1H

Michigan State fell to 12 - 6 after losing at Maryland, 75 - 59.
#12 Notre Dame beats Miami 75 - 70, to move to 17 - 2.

Section 116
01-17-2015, 02:43 PM
Regarding SMU from the general basketball Forum:

SMU receives a "Notice of Allegations" regarding academic impropriety from the NCAA:

http://espn.go.com/dallas/mens-colle...-improprieties

zagamatic
01-17-2015, 03:06 PM
I don't understand all the love for Louisville this year. Like Kentucky, they have a difficult time scoring outside of the paint in most games. No way should Louisville be a top 20 team. Their best win is at home over Ohio State which is about as good as BYU.

seacatfan
01-17-2015, 03:09 PM
I don't understand all the love for Louisville this year. Like Kentucky, they have a difficult time scoring outside of the paint in most games. No way should Louisville be a top 20 team. Their best win is at home over Ohio State which is about as good as BYU.

Agree with you. They coughed up a big lead late at UNC as well. They have much to prove yet. Duke had lost their 2 previous games by double digits to unranked teams, and absolutely couldn't guard dribble penetration from what I've heard.

seacatfan
01-17-2015, 03:25 PM
SCU is rolling USF, up 16 with 14 minutes left in the game.

seacatfan
01-17-2015, 03:27 PM
Big Pac 12 game going on, Utah at Arizona, and I can't watch it because UA's offense is just plain pathetic. I just can't suffer through watching it right now. Plenty of talent, but they just can't make the ball go thru the net, which I think is pretty much the point of basketball?

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 03:37 PM
Big Pac 12 game going on, Utah at Arizona, and I can't watch it because UA's offense is just plain pathetic. I just can't suffer through watching it right now. Plenty of talent, but they just can't make the ball go thru the net, which I think is pretty much the point of basketball?

It would really help us if AZ won this game.

We can't have it look like just anyone (or even Utah) can walk into AZ and win.

seacatfan
01-17-2015, 03:52 PM
Not watching the game seems to be working, UA has a slim lead just before half time.

Villanova has their hands full with Penn. Oklahoma is crushing Okie St.

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 04:13 PM
SE La. wins on the road 108-98. Go Lions.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 04:18 PM
Southeastern Louisiana beats incarnate word... Zag rpi opponents 4-0 so far EDIT: my phone was so late updating a your posts that I just now saw all of them. Thanks guys

Zagdawg
01-17-2015, 04:21 PM
Santa Clara wins against the dawns.....battle to get to a .500 record and the dawns are not on the right track.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 04:24 PM
Santa Clara wins against the dawns.....battle to get to a .500 record and the dawns are not on the right track.

That's just tooooo bad ain't it?

Nevada Don
01-17-2015, 04:32 PM
delete

seacatfan
01-17-2015, 04:37 PM
Santa Clara wins against the dawns.....battle to get to a .500 record and the dawns are not on the right track.

SCU was up big, it got tight down the stretch.


Arizona has opened up a 16 point lead against Utah in the 2nd half. UA looking good now.

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 04:41 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/102302/watch-backboard-tumbles-down-and-shatters-after-pregame-reverse-dunk

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 04:45 PM
http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/102302/watch-backboard-tumbles-down-and-shatters-after-pregame-reverse-dunk

Thanks for sharing. That's pretty funny

seacatfan
01-17-2015, 05:03 PM
Arizona up 20 with a few seconds left. UA won the rebounding battle something like 40-15!

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 05:04 PM
Arizona up by20 just a few seconds left. 5-0 with rpi teams this far. Arizona state and Iowa both won too which are teams that played Pepperdine which will slightly boost their rpi too. I'll take it

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 05:20 PM
Memphis' RPI is at 89 now. Dramatic turnaround. That game becomes huge again

Bocco
01-17-2015, 05:20 PM
Portland 41-40 over Pepperdine with 12 minutes to go. Perhaps 1000 fans in attendance. Pepperdine could sure use the fan energy generated on Thursday against the Zags.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 05:30 PM
Portland 41-40 over Pepperdine with 12 minutes to go. Perhaps 1000 fans in attendance. Pepperdine could sure use the fan energy generated on Thursday against the Zags.

Feel bad for those Pepp kids. Play their heart out, good team, can't even get student support?

AZ win is big for us, I believe. A very very good Utah team can't go in there and stay within 20? Makes our loss in OT look a little more meaningful.

I still can't decide about who I want more tonight. I certainly believe those here who say that the RPI is better if BYU wins. But even if that is true, it seems to me that SMC is the only other school that is familiar and the rest of the country knows their history. If they look like the SMC of old and are 7-0 coming in against us, it feels like it would be something to point to when people say we played no one "good." Even if it is the wrong way RPI wise. Just my opinion.

RenoZag
01-17-2015, 05:50 PM
Pepp 57, UP 53, 2:34 remaining

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 06:38 PM
Pep wins. Lost weekend for the Pilots.

Cougs in trouble.

Texas So. wins by 9.

Kong-Kool-Aid
01-17-2015, 06:43 PM
I don't understand why we wouldn't want SMC to win every game other than the two against us?

Wouldn't that be the best for us? Maybe if BYU hadn't dropped a game to Pepperdine, but I really believe SMC having only two conference losses and then one in the tourny final would be best for us.

RenoZag
01-17-2015, 06:52 PM
Choosing between BYU and SMC is like trying to pick a favorite between Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 07:02 PM
I don't understand why we wouldn't want SMC to win every game other than the two against us?

Wouldn't that be the best for us? Maybe if BYU hadn't dropped a game to Pepperdine, but I really believe SMC having only two conference losses and then one in the tourny final would be best for us.

At the moment per KenPom:
BYU #38
SMC #62

BYU played a much tougher non-conference schedule.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:03 PM
Pep wins. Lost weekend for the Pilots.

Cougs in trouble.

Texas So. wins by 9.

6-0 so far

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 07:05 PM
Choosing between BYU and SMC is like trying to pick a favorite between Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms

You showing your age, Reno?

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 07:07 PM
6-0 so far

Cougs go down by 15 to the Beavers?!

Cal Poly & Sac. St (vs Eags) both ahead, but tight.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:09 PM
Cougs go down by 15 to the Beavers?!
Holy cow! 6-1 Sacramento state up by 2 on EWU

RenoZag
01-17-2015, 07:12 PM
You showing your age, Reno?


More than likely

caduceus
01-17-2015, 07:17 PM
#9 Kansas goes down to #11 Iowa St. 86-81

BYU SMC underway, 2-2.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:18 PM
Iowa state beats kansas

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:18 PM
#9 Kansas goes down to #11 Iowa St. 86-81

BYU SMC underway, 2-2.

You just beat me to it cad hahaha

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 07:21 PM
Does SMC always look so shaky from outside?

Last 5 minutes looked like a lot of lame jump shots instead of getting it down to Waldow, their star.

caduceus
01-17-2015, 07:21 PM
You just beat me to it cad hahaha

http://i.imgur.com/KzRQ0yu.gif

Edit: Kansas and Ohio St. both lost on the same day. A first since Feb 2005.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:29 PM
Does SMC always look so shaky from outside?

Last 5 minutes looked like a lot of lame jump shots instead of getting it down to Waldow, their star.

They didn't look so hot vs st johns

Zagdawg
01-17-2015, 07:43 PM
BYU bringing the fans to St Marys ---and they are loud.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:45 PM
BYU bringing the fans to St Marys ---and they are loud.

Yes they are. BYU on 11-0 run

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 07:46 PM
11-0 run for BYU - ouch.

SMC needs to punch back - Bennet, never happy with refs.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:49 PM
Sacramento state will win. Up by 10 with seconds to play vs EWU

caduceus
01-17-2015, 07:51 PM
USD and Pacific have been in a dogfight all game. Tied 45 apiece, under 5 mins left.

Cal Poly's gonna lose, down 7 with 12 secs left.

LongIslandZagFan
01-17-2015, 07:51 PM
Kafusi seems to be following in his brother's footsteps. Man, right before he went out he should have been called for 2 separate flagrants IMHO. Really never made a play for the ball on either.

That being said... the WCC really really really needs to do something about the officiating. It is downright embarrassing when announcer after announcer points out how ticky tacky they are being. They just kill the flow of any game. If the WCC wants to sell themselves to the east coast insomniacs... let them play the damn game.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Cal poly loses (55-48) 7-2 in rpi games. Not bad

LongIslandZagFan
01-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Oh and Pepp took down Portland. Pepperdine is looking like the real deal. I know I am late to the game on this post... just trying to show the Waves some props.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:53 PM
Kafusi seems to be following in his brother's footsteps. Man, right before he went out he should have been called for 2 separate flagrants IMHO. Really never made a play for the ball on either.

That being said... the WCC really really really needs to do something about the officiating. It is downright embarrassing when announcer after announcer points out how ticky tacky they are being. They just kill the flow of any game. If the WCC wants to sell themselves to the east coast insomniacs... let them play the damn game.
Well put

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:55 PM
Oh and Pepp took down Portland. Pepperdine is looking like the real deal. I know I am late to the game on this post... just trying to show the Waves some props.

BYU loses tonight and Pepperdine sneaks into third

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 07:56 PM
Kafusi seems to be following in his brother's footsteps. Man, right before he went out he should have been called for 2 separate flagrants IMHO. Really never made a play for the ball on either.

That being said... the WCC really really really needs to do something about the officiating. It is downright embarrassing when announcer after announcer points out how ticky tacky they are being. They just kill the flow of any game. If the WCC wants to sell themselves to the east coast insomniacs... let them play the damn game.

Sometimes I wonder if they are "encouraged" to call games tight, even things out some. There's always a palpable conference push to "we're more than just Gonzaga."

I'm not saying it's conspiracy stuff, just sort of a "feel" to things in this conference, like there's some resentment and they think we throw our weight around.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 07:56 PM
Mississippi downs Arkansas

LongIslandZagFan
01-17-2015, 07:58 PM
Sometimes I wonder if they are "encouraged" to call games tight, even things out some. There's always a palpable conference push to "we're more than just Gonzaga."

I'm not saying it's conspiracy stuff, just sort of a "feel" to things in this conference, like there's some resentment and they think we throw our weight around.

Ok... but why make this marquee game look like crap when they don't need to??? GU isn't part of it.

CdAZagFan
01-17-2015, 07:58 PM
Interesting stat from the BYU-St Marys announcer: St. Mary's only has five wins vs teams with winning records.

Zagdawg
01-17-2015, 07:59 PM
BYU decided to stop guarding the 3 and are paying for it now--3 in a row?

strikenowhere
01-17-2015, 08:01 PM
Somebody needs to put a muzzle on that screaming byu child

Kong-Kool-Aid
01-17-2015, 08:03 PM
is that a boy or a girl? Seriously, it's awful.

Someone buy that person a hot dog or something.

caduceus
01-17-2015, 08:03 PM
Interesting stat from the BYU-St Marys announcer: St. Mary's only has five wins vs teams with winning records.

SMC's strength of schedule is expected to improve by nearly 70 after WCC conference play. Pretty much explains everything.

Zagdawg
01-17-2015, 08:03 PM
The BYU "screamer" is alive and well during the St Marys free throws.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 08:05 PM
Ok... but why make this marquee game look like crap when they don't need to??? GU isn't part of it.

Good point. Maybe just "generally" call things tight all over?

Maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about. Regardless, the results are the same. We've lost more than a couple games b/c teams could just go down low and get bailed out, every time. USF comes to mind.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 08:06 PM
BYU decided to stop guarding the 3 and are paying for it now--3 in a row?

Stopped guarding period.

45 in a half? To a conference team?

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 08:08 PM
Interesting stat from the BYU-St Marys announcer: St. Mary's only has five wins vs teams with winning records.

Not surprising at all. They never play anyone

caduceus
01-17-2015, 08:12 PM
USD 57
Pacific 59
Final

sittingon50
01-17-2015, 08:13 PM
USD 57
Pacific 59
Final

I'm thinking Billy is in trouble ( & therefor Kyle & Burns).

RenoZag
01-17-2015, 08:19 PM
Ok... but why make this marquee game look like crap when they don't need to??? GU isn't part of it.

Dave Libbey is still in charge of the WCC officials. That's your answer.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 08:21 PM
I'm thinking Billy is in trouble ( & therefor Kyle & Burns).

Yup

Bocco
01-17-2015, 08:31 PM
Dave Libbey is still in charge of the WCC officials. That's your answer.
Agreed!!....32 fouls in the BYU -St. Mary's game and still 14 minutes to go.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 08:37 PM
I'm thinking Billy is in trouble ( & therefor Kyle & Burns).

I feel really bad for him. It must be tough to watch these games play out, knowing your job is on the line.

USD has been fair, though. They've given him a real chance. Dunno.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 08:38 PM
33 Fouls, that's embarrassing.

CDC84
01-17-2015, 08:39 PM
I'm looking to forward to watching Karnowski gets the best of Waldow (again) next week. Of course the WCC officials could call ticky tack fouls on Karno to take him out of the game........

Mantua
01-17-2015, 08:44 PM
I'm looking to forward to watching Karnowski gets the best of Waldow (again) next week. Of course the WCC officials could call ticky tack fouls on Karno to take him out of the game........

Yes, but we still need to work on the help side d.

Bocco
01-17-2015, 08:48 PM
37 fouls, whistle-fest just makes it a hard game to watch

SWZag
01-17-2015, 09:05 PM
I feel really bad for him. It must be tough to watch these games play out, knowing your job is on the line.

USD has been fair, though. They've given him a real chance. Dunno.

Agreed. I think USD has given him a couple extra years that maybe weren't necessarily deserved. I hated to see Billy go to a WCC school in the first place. Would like to have seen him more successful.

Bocco
01-17-2015, 09:10 PM
SMC up by 3 with 2:23to go

SWZag
01-17-2015, 09:11 PM
Texas Southern wins again! Have won 6 of the last 8. This time they beat Grambling State 60-51, move to 4-0 in league. Every win by an opponent helps.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 09:16 PM
Texas Southern wins again! Have won 6 of the last 8. This time they beat Grambling State 60-51, move to 4-0 in league. Every win by an opponent helps.

Playing that tough schedule is paying dividends

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 09:17 PM
I thought that was an embarrassing call on BYU.

That was nothing.

Let the kids play the game.

CdAZagFan
01-17-2015, 09:18 PM
I thought that was an embarrassing call on BYU.

That was nothing.

Let the kids play the game.

Agreed... That was ridiculous.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 09:19 PM
Agreed... That was ridiculous.

It had NO impact on the play, was touch, and could have been called either way and in the last minute.

IN other words, the WORST kind of call.

HATE the Refs.

Bocco
01-17-2015, 09:20 PM
SMC 82 BYU 77

Bocco
01-17-2015, 09:22 PM
It had NO impact on the play, was touch, and could have been called either way and in the last minute.

IN other words, the WORST kind of call.

HATE the Refs.

There were a whole lot of fouls of that type called all game. Hope to never see the refs doing a Zag game.

Nevada Don
01-17-2015, 09:25 PM
Not surprising at all. They never play anyone

See you Thursday no one.

Zagdawg
01-17-2015, 09:31 PM
At least st marys should stay a 100 RPI win for us--bummer about that loss hurting BYUs RPI---was hoping that they would claw back to a top 50 win for us.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 09:32 PM
See you Thursday no one.
That was in regards to your non conference schedule. It's not your fault (and I mean the fans.) I didn't mean to offend you and I'm glad you like to check in. I like your program just wish the non con was stronger. Anywhoo, we will see you Thursday in our house be ready....

HenneZag
01-17-2015, 09:32 PM
See you Thursday no one.

Gladly. Will be an intense game. Waldo and Karnowski will be a fun matchup as well as Sabonis, the Kennel will be rocking.
Here we go ZAGS!

HenneZag
01-17-2015, 09:35 PM
I have said all along we can't sleep on the Gaels and that they are taking care of business no matter what there schedule has been. They rely on strong WCC play to get to the NCAA tourney this has always been the case, no surprise.

The Gaels haven't faced a front court like ours all year and Waldo will be tested. Looking forward to this game.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 09:36 PM
See you Thursday no one.

That was a good win for you guys.

If you could have sealed it out with St Johns, you'd be in the tourney pretty much, the thing is, you guys would win a bunch of the tough type.

We will see you Thursday. Old school WCC, undefeated GU-SMC. BTW - First Kennel Club game, back from semester break. It will be loud.

gonzagafan62
01-17-2015, 09:36 PM
I have said all along we can't sleep on the Gaels and that they are taking care of business no matter what there schedule has been. They rely on strong WCC play to get to the NCAA tourney this has always been the case, no surprise.

The Gaels haven't faced a front court like ours all year and Waldo will be tested. Looking forward to this game.

Yup it will be a fun one for sure.

CDC84
01-17-2015, 09:40 PM
The problem that SMC is going to have Thursday is that with Karnowski, the Zags don't have to double Waldow. Almost every team SMC faces has to, and that leaves shooters and cutters open.

If I were Bennett, I would do everything I possibly could to get Shem in foul trouble. I can't see how they win in the Kennel unless it happens.

DixieZag
01-17-2015, 09:44 PM
The problem that SMC is going to have Thursday is that with Karnowski, the Zags don't have to double Waldow. Almost every team SMC faces has to, and that leaves shooters and cutters open.

If I were Bennett, I would do everything I possibly could to get Shem in foul trouble. I can't see how they win in the Kennel unless it happens.

Good post CDC.

I don't see them winning unless they are on fire from 3 (and they're not a big 3 team), b/c I don't see Waldow able to get his usual 20. And they rely heavily on that.

john montana
01-17-2015, 09:49 PM
Smc knows us well and Bennett basically puts his NCAA tournament hopes on beating us with his non conference scheduling philosophy. Play an easy non conf. schedule, win a bunch of WCC games and hope to knock off gu or Byu a time or two to impress the committee...some years it works, others it doesn't. You can bet they will be ready to go and have a great gameplan as always. It will be a battle Thursday and we better be ready to play. First place on the line!

CDC84
01-17-2015, 10:02 PM
I certainly expect an all out effort from SMC on Thursday night. As always, RB will have his men prepared.

Nevada Don
01-18-2015, 08:06 AM
That was in regards to your non conference schedule. It's not your fault (and I mean the fans.) I didn't mean to offend you and I'm glad you like to check in. I like your program just wish the non con was stronger. Anywhoo, we will see you Thursday in our house be ready....

I knew what you meant. Unfortunately I agree with you.
Thanks for the tone of your reply.

To all, Thursday will be exciting from our side. I hope we make a game of it.

HenneZag
01-18-2015, 08:12 AM
I knew what you meant. Unfortunately I agree with you.
Thanks for the tone of your reply.

To all, Thursday will be exciting from our side. I hope we make a game of it.

It will be indeed. RB always has his guys ready and GU will need to bring its A game to win. I think it comes down to Waldow vs. Karn.

willandi
01-18-2015, 09:34 AM
I expect to see Karno 'Fosterize' Waldow!
One rule change I would like to see is that the player initiating contact be called for the foul. If you are driving the lane, and haven't left your feet, even if it is a secondary defender that you run into, it is an offensive foul. No driving, jump into a player and get FT's, or at least make it a no-call. If you lower your shoulder to create space, it should be obvious. I know this could affect the Zags too, but it would make the game more even.
Also, there is no contuity in the College game. In the act of shooting, doesn't mean another step, a flip after the fact or any such nonsense.
Aside from handing SMC their pants, I hope to see a good game...i.e. KP gets the record, The Zags set a record for fewest points allowed in a WCC game and most points scored. An assist for every basket. 90% FT's

Hoopaholic
01-18-2015, 12:18 PM
I expect to see Karno 'Fosterize' Waldow!
One rule change I would like to see is that the player initiating contact be called for the foul. If you are driving the lane, and haven't left your feet, even if it is a secondary defender that you run into, it is an offensive foul. No driving, jump into a player and get FT's, or at least make it a no-call. If you lower your shoulder to create space, it should be obvious. I know this could affect the Zags too, but it would make the game more even.
Also, there is no contuity in the College game. In the act of shooting, doesn't mean another step, a flip after the fact or any such nonsense.
Aside from handing SMC their pants, I hope to see a good game...i.e. KP gets the record, The Zags set a record for fewest points allowed in a WCC game and most points scored. An assist for every basket. 90% FT's

that is the rule already you are entitled to your space its just not called correctly many times

jazzdelmar
01-18-2015, 12:33 PM
RB coaches a lot better than he shakes hands.