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Zagger
01-15-2017, 08:19 AM
Looking ahead .... in the week :) I'm keen on learning what Santa Clara brings to their court. Their scores thus far this season aren't shabby: http://www.santaclarabroncos.com/sports/m-baskbl/2016-17/schedule They've beat some teams by decent margins and stayed close to others (Arizona being one, losing 69-61 and Wazzu another, 69-68). They are doing pretty well at home; 7-3 and they beat Valparaiso in 2OT @ Valparaiso. The only team to score over 80 points on them was a hammering BYU gave them @ BYU; 89-59. Aside from the BYU game their scores seem to indicate that they are a tough team defensively and they bring it all 40 mins. The Zags/SC game @ SC could be a rather interesting WCC game.

Martin Centre Mad Man
01-15-2017, 08:29 AM
They are undersized and lack depth, but they play hard. Jared Brownridge can keep them in games by himself, if he is hitting shots. If he has a bad shooting night, they don't have a lot of other offensive options.

Virginia Zags Fan
01-15-2017, 08:54 AM
David Stockton on Jared B. when JB was a freshman, "Oh what a player he is."


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Zagger
01-15-2017, 09:11 AM
Maybe JB's the key then. Melson ought to give him a difficult time :)

jazzdelmar
01-15-2017, 09:38 AM
WCC dreck.

madness
01-15-2017, 09:57 AM
I will be there, Leavey will be rocking for sure.

TexasZagFan
01-15-2017, 10:08 AM
Good enough to beat us if we let our guard down.

Not likely, it would bring the Wrath of Karno.

RenoZag
01-15-2017, 10:12 AM
http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/x375/RenoZag/WCC%20Standings%206%20games_zpsbgvqwe8a.jpg (http://s1178.photobucket.com/user/RenoZag/media/WCC%20Standings%206%20games_zpsbgvqwe8a.jpg.html)

They have a much better coach and Brownridge has some help: Feagin, Hauser, and Kratch are all averaging better than 10 ppg.