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RenoZag
02-01-2015, 06:04 AM
Don't know how much we'll see on the internet today re: Zags win. Linked below are Jim Meehan's Game Story and the Associated Press wire story.

Jim Meehan Gamer (http://www.spokesman.com/zags/stories/2015/feb/01/game-set-match/)


The third-ranked Bulldogs (22-1), winners of 15 consecutive games, got help elsewhere with No. 2 Virginia falling at home to fourth-ranked Duke. In the West Coast Conference race, Saint Mary’s lost to visiting Pepperdine and dropped two games behind Gonzaga in the loss column.

Gonzaga’s trio of bigs were too much inside for the Tigers, combining for 45 points on 16-of-26 shooting and grabbing 24 rebounds.

“Early on we did a good job of moving it and getting it to the right spots,” coach Mark Few said.

“Shem’s a load down there. If he can do it against Shaq (Goodwin) and (Austin) Nichols, he can pretty much do it against anybody. I thought Domas really adjusted as the game went on and Wiltjer banging in those 3s always helps.”

AP: No-3-gonzaga-beats-memphis-at-home-for-1st-time (http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gametracker/recap/NCAAB_20150131_MEMP@GONZAG/no-3-gonzaga-beats-memphis-at-home-for-1st-time)

Zagger
02-01-2015, 06:16 AM
In "Game, set, match: Gonzaga rides big-man trio to lopsided victory over Memphis"
By Jim Meehan (February 1, 2015)
I like this statement by Draino best ....


“Those guys are really athletic, fly around and they’re kind of relentless, which you saw on the boards,” Dranginis said. “But for the most part we handled that pretty well. It was a good test.”
It was a good test. http://www.fowlplaces.com/zags/gozagstinysignguy.png

montanazag88
02-01-2015, 06:31 AM
Don't know how much we'll see on the internet today re: Zags win. Linked below are Jim Meehan's Game Story and the Associated Press wire story.

Jim Meehan Gamer (http://www.spokesman.com/zags/stories/2015/feb/01/game-set-match/)



AP: No-3-gonzaga-beats-memphis-at-home-for-1st-time (http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/gametracker/recap/NCAAB_20150131_MEMP@GONZAG/no-3-gonzaga-beats-memphis-at-home-for-1st-time)

How do we win if our bigs are in foul trouble early...bound to happen in the big dance against even bigger and more athletic bigs. This is where I hope the WCC does not hurt our prep for dancing deep.

Zagger
02-01-2015, 06:42 AM
How do we win if our bigs are in foul trouble early...bound to happen in the big dance against even bigger and more athletic bigs. This is where I hope the WCC does not hurt our prep for dancing deep.
Interesting quandary..... What if Shem, Domas and Wiltjer have fouled out??? We'd have Angel, Eric, Silas, Draino, Kevin, Gary, Byron, etc. I'm betting we'd be able to hold our own.

montanazag88
02-01-2015, 06:54 AM
Interesting quandary..... What if Shem, Domas and Wiltjer have fouled out??? We'd have Angel, Eric, Silas, Draino, Kevin, Gary, Byron, etc. I'm betting we'd be able to hold our own.

Not fouled out, just in foul trouble early. Just thinking if we have ever had Domas and Shem in "early" foul trouble and both not in the game for any meaningful stretch, how this team defends against a much bigger and more athletic opponent and what kind of offense we run when Angel and Wiltjer are the two "bigs." Our depth is obvious....but it's a depth that has not been tested. Our tests have been sub mid major for the most part. Just a tactical question.

JPtheBeasta
02-01-2015, 07:49 AM
In "Game, set, match: Gonzaga rides big-man trio to lopsided victory over Memphis"
By Jim Meehan (February 1, 2015)
I like this statement by Draino best ....

It was a good test. http://www.fowlplaces.com/zags/gozagstinysignguy.png

He stole my metaphore from another thread :]

Not really, but... (I was talking about the offensive rebounds):

Memphis looked like a serve and volley tennis player who has to crash the net because he knows his ground strokes aren't going anywhere.

willandi
02-01-2015, 07:57 AM
If our bigs are in foul trouble, we do (hopefully) what other teams have done to us. We drive to the basket, initiate contact and shoot when falling away from the contact.
We get the and one, plus we get their bigs in trouble.
The Zags showed last night that they can put in a 4 guard offense and give almost anybody else fits. The zags are deeper at almost all positions, have more options throughout the line-up and can deal with adversity in a number of ways. They can kill you from outside, they can blow past you and beat you off the dribble, at the rim, they can win most power games, and, with Shem improving, can hold their own at the FT line. I loved it when he drained the last two, with Few upset that he had the ball passed to him!

Birddog
02-01-2015, 08:05 AM
Shem is a helluva weapon when he can hit 75% of his FT's!

ZagLawGrad
02-01-2015, 09:37 AM
Shem is a helluva weapon when he can hit 75% of his FT's!

Agreed.

AMd KW is a big weapon when he hits the 3's. He spreads the court on those days.

Section 116
02-01-2015, 12:32 PM
Meehan's day after: http://www.spokesman.com/zags/blogs/sportslink/2015/feb/01/day-after-memphis/