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LongIslandZagFan
02-21-2017, 10:56 AM
San Diego which is German for Whale... whoops... thought I was in the foo. I digress. Last true road game for this team. From there on out it is home or neutral. Have at it boys and girls.

RenoZag
02-21-2017, 11:04 AM
Zags -- 88
USD - 61

I would like to see USD apply some full court pressure, pressure the inbounds plays, just be stubborn as hell.

Zags need that kind of tune-up.

TexasZagFan
02-21-2017, 11:06 AM
Zags 83
USD 51

BayAreaZagFan
02-21-2017, 11:11 AM
I feel good about this one -

Zags 85
San Diego 59

Williams will have a great game. Mathews will have at least three 3's.

stevet75
02-21-2017, 11:31 AM
Zags 89 USD 56. I would like to see no more injuries and those that are, sit out most of the game. I always like to see intensity throughout an entire game. We could also practice our zone defense, in case we need it later in the year.

zagfan24
02-21-2017, 11:55 AM
I hope my dad can FINALLY see the Zags win in person. I've bought him tix on 3 occasions - we went to one of the Memphis games at the Arena, S16 last year in Chicago, and I bought him tickets previously for the game the Zags lost down in the Slim Gym a few years ago. I am flying out tomorrow and going to the game with him on Thursday night. I told him if the Zags lose he unfortunately won't ever be allowed to attend another game :)

Hoopaholic
02-21-2017, 11:56 AM
Zags 92
SD 58

Mr Vulture
02-21-2017, 12:02 PM
I hope for no further injuries or tweaks to the players. As for the game, I'm seeing blowout city on the road:

Zags - 91
SD - 55

CdAZagFan
02-21-2017, 12:09 PM
We could also practice our zone defense, in case we need it later in the year.

I have been wondering why we haven't been seeing it lately - I thought the zone was looking good earlier. Perhaps it is just about matchups...

Anyway, here is my prediction:
GU 89
SD 60

LongIslandZagFan
02-21-2017, 12:09 PM
Ugly... for the folks at USD

Zags 88
USD 48

bartruff1
02-21-2017, 12:11 PM
Gonzaga 89-57

Martin Centre Mad Man
02-21-2017, 12:11 PM
Bullfighters 51
Zags 101

Rem puts us over 100.

gonzagafan62
02-21-2017, 12:14 PM
Gonzaga 97
San Diego 41

Zags11
02-21-2017, 12:18 PM
Zags 94
SD 63

Zach with 14

Zaga
02-21-2017, 12:27 PM
87-62 Gonzaga!

gonstu
02-21-2017, 12:37 PM
Zags clinch outright WCC Championship Thursday night!!! I'll be there - might have to try to make a sign!

NotoriousZ
02-21-2017, 12:41 PM
92-65 Zags

We take it easy on 'em.

kitzbuel
02-21-2017, 12:47 PM
Zags 97

Cow tippers - 57

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GonzagasaurusFlex
02-21-2017, 12:51 PM
I hope my dad can FINALLY see the Zags win in person. I've bought him tix on 3 occasions - we went to one of the Memphis games at the Arena, S16 last year in Chicago, and I bought him tickets previously for the game the Zags lost down in the Slim Gym a few years ago. I am flying out tomorrow and going to the game with him on Thursday night. I told him if the Zags lose he unfortunately won't ever be allowed to attend another game :)

Doomed

Zagger
02-21-2017, 01:55 PM
My predictions are derelicts in duty lately so I'll start with what I want to see and then maybe warm up to what might really transpire .....
I want to see Alberts and Tillie with less accoutrements on their limbs by Thursday - not play yet but look like they're going to relatively soon - maybe by Vegas. I also really want to see a breakout/freakout game by Jordan. Jordan's timeframe as a Zag is much shorter than most. He's been busting his posterior so I'd like to see him get hot at all of his shots. In that vein I'd also love to see Rem sink a 3 or two. Lastly, I want to see six Zags in double figures on scoring. Getting greedy, the FT shooting has been darn nice of late. Hope the team keeps this up well into March. Lastly lastly :) I want everyone healthy and in high spirits by 9-9:30 PM local time Thursday in San Diego singing 29 and Oh!

Zags 100
Toreros 60

zag67
02-21-2017, 02:32 PM
96 - GU
53 - SAN DIEGO

ZenZag
02-21-2017, 02:52 PM
ZAGS - 90
SD - 61

tummydoc
02-21-2017, 09:40 PM
Zags 92, SD 57


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willandi
02-22-2017, 05:49 AM
Zags 95-58

willandi
02-22-2017, 05:51 AM
Zags clinch outright WCC Championship Thursday night!!! I'll be there - might have to try to make a sign!

Haven't they already clinched? 2 games ahead of SMC with the 2 wins over SMC in hand. They can't lose the #1 seed into the WCC...or so it seems to me, unless there is an obscure conference rule designed to penalize Gonzaga. The WCC would NEVER do that, would they?

DixieZag
02-22-2017, 06:23 AM
Zags 88
USD 50

jpn17
02-22-2017, 06:44 AM
Haven't they already clinched? 2 games ahead of SMC with the 2 wins over SMC in hand. They can't lose the #1 seed into the WCC...or so it seems to me, unless there is an obscure conference rule designed to penalize Gonzaga. The WCC would NEVER do that, would they?

They have clinched the one seed, but not the outright title. Gonzaga and Saint Mary's can still both finish 16-2 and both teams would be considered conference co champions in that scenario.

CDC84
02-22-2017, 08:51 AM
Well Coach Few said on the coaches show that he felt the Zags played well last week, but that the team took a "few steps back." That is, they didn't improve enough as the staff would've liked. I hope to see a Zag team at the Slim Gym that takes some significant steps forward. I'd like to see some improvement on offense. It seems like GU has been having a lot of 45% shooting nights of late. I'd like to see the team shoot at least 55% in both games this weekend.

kitzbuel
02-22-2017, 08:57 AM
Well Coach Few said on the coaches show that he felt the Zags played well last week, but that the team took a "few steps back." That is, they didn't improve enough as the staff would've liked. I hope to see a Zag team at the Slim Gym that takes some significant steps forward. I'd like to see some improvement on offense. It seems like GU has been having a lot of 45% shooting nights of late. I'd like to see the team shoot at least 55% in both games this weekend.
Yes. Get out of the coast mode and come out firing from the get go. Get everybody's shooting confidence up.

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MontanaCoyote
02-22-2017, 09:07 AM
NO INJURIES !!!

ZenZag
02-22-2017, 09:07 AM
I don't know how they can mentally avoid "coast mode" when playing all these blow out games. IMO the worst part of playing these weak conference games is you don't get to be tested in order to highlight your weaknesses. Without testing yourself as a team in real game situations, how can you have your weaknesses exposed and learn what still needs to be shored up? This game won't do that. All that gets tested in these lopsided wins is how focused we can remain when up 20-25 points. That not a skill to hone for the tourney.

Bogozags
02-22-2017, 09:09 AM
GU 88-49

ZagsGoZags
02-22-2017, 09:15 AM
zags 96
other guys 68

TexasZagFan
02-22-2017, 09:29 AM
I don't know how they can mentally avoid "coast mode" when playing all these blow out games. IMO the worst part of playing these weak conference games is you don't get to be tested in order to highlight your weaknesses. Without testing yourself as a team in real game situations, how can you have your weaknesses exposed and learn what still needs to be shored up? This game won't do that. All that gets tested in these lopsided wins is how focused we can remain when up 20-25 points. That not a skill to hone for the tourney.

What are their weaknesses?

What I've been missing are the kind of starts we had against Arizona and Tennessee. Although both made it close, the opening deficit was too much to make up.

They continue to work hard on defense; it's a pleasure to see how even the big man shuffles his feet on D.

I really like our chances if Jordan can hit a couple of threes early in the game. It's obvious part of our game plan is to push the tempo early...when we hit early 3's, we get off to a much faster start. Just when they're catching their breath at the first TV timeout, we then shift gears by bringing in Silas, Zach, and Killian (when healthy).

Just my $.02.

ETA: Just saw a blurb on ESPN...the San Diego game is sold out. What a surprise! :clap:

TexasZagFan
02-22-2017, 09:34 AM
Well Coach Few said on the coaches show that he felt the Zags played well last week, but that the team took a "few steps back." That is, they didn't improve enough as the staff would've liked. I hope to see a Zag team at the Slim Gym that takes some significant steps forward. I'd like to see some improvement on offense. It seems like GU has been having a lot of 45% shooting nights of late. I'd like to see the team shoot at least 55% in both games this weekend.

Feed Karno early and often, he should be able to rack up points and assists.

ZagOD7540
02-22-2017, 09:35 AM
"ETA: Just saw a blurb on ESPN...the San Diego game is sold out. What a surprise!"

Let's hope it is 3/4 Zag fans. I have family down there who will be in full force!

TexasZagFan
02-22-2017, 09:49 AM
"ETA: Just saw a blurb on ESPN...the San Diego game is sold out. What a surprise!"

Let's hope it is 3/4 Zag fans. I have family down there who will be in full force!

Thanks for reminding me, there aren't that many Zag fans in North Texas.

ZenZag
02-22-2017, 09:53 AM
What are their weaknesses? :

I guess that was my point...without facing tough competition in close games (like they will see in the tourney), can they really know what their weaknesses are? Surely every team has weaknesses to continue to work on? And I won't call you Shirley....

gonstu
02-22-2017, 10:10 AM
"ETA: Just saw a blurb on ESPN...the San Diego game is sold out. What a surprise!"

Let's hope it is 3/4 Zag fans. I have family down there who will be in full force!


It won't be 3/4 zag fans but they will be in full force. Maybe 1/4 or 1/3. Depending on how the game goes, it could FEEL like a lot more though. The USD crowd will be very quiet if zags get up by 20 early. If I recall correctly, that's how last year went. Now, if the game stays close, I expect the crowd to stay in it and keep their team fighting - don't see how USD keeps it close though. Zags by 30.

Mantua
02-22-2017, 10:15 AM
NO INJURIES !!!

78-59

Starters get some rest.

Zagricultural
02-22-2017, 10:41 AM
93-56 Zags. Please please please no injuries!

TexasZagFan
02-22-2017, 11:30 AM
I guess that was my point...without facing tough competition in close games (like they will see in the tourney), can they really know what their weaknesses are? Surely every team has weaknesses to continue to work on? And I won't call you Shirley....

I've been called worse...lol. IMO, we have faced tough competition in close games, but that was about two months ago: Florida, Tennessee, Arizona, Iowa State. We're just a bit bruised right now, but the team has kept its focus, particularly on defense. That's what makes this team special.

Then again, I've missed the last two games, because they weren't carried in my area...same for tomorrow night's game. :argh:

kitzbuel
02-22-2017, 11:49 AM
What are their weaknesses?

What I've been missing are the kind of starts we had against Arizona and Tennessee. Although both made it close, the opening deficit was too much to make up.

They continue to work hard on defense; it's a pleasure to see how even the big man shuffles his feet on D.

I really like our chances if Jordan can hit a couple of threes early in the game. It's obvious part of our game plan is to push the tempo early...when we hit early 3's, we get off to a much faster start. Just when they're catching their breath at the first TV timeout, we then shift gears by bringing in Silas, Zach, and Killian (when healthy).

Just my $.02.

ETA: Just saw a blurb on ESPN...the San Diego game is sold out. What a surprise! :clap:

I'd like to see Jordan and Josh each take 3-4 3pt shots in the first half and hit 2 each. I'd like to see Josh with 5 assists and no TOs in the first half.

TexasZagFan
02-22-2017, 12:20 PM
I'd like to see Jordan and Josh each take 3-4 3pt shots in the first half and hit 2 each. I'd like to see Josh with 5 assists and no TOs in the first half.

Sounds good to me. If our D stays consistent, and we commit fewer than 12 TO's for the game, we're not losing. The offense should take care of itself, thanks to Messrs. Williams-Goss and Karnowski. A quick perusal of our stats shows that of our 8 man rotation, 3 are shooting better than 60%, 2 better than 50%, and the remaining 3 at 40-46%.

gueastcoast
02-22-2017, 12:31 PM
I'd like to see Jordan and Josh each take 3-4 3pt shots in the first half and hit 2 each. I'd like to see Josh with 5 assists and no TOs in the first half.

Just what I was thinking. In particular I'd really like to see JP have a strong all-around game, hitting threes, dishing the ball and no TOs. We are going to need him to make the deep run.

Zagceo
02-22-2017, 12:45 PM
USD 25 ZAGS 0 .....let's just play against the spread...

Reborn
02-22-2017, 04:33 PM
GU.......82
San Diego 54

ZagzKrak
02-22-2017, 08:05 PM
Zags 91
USD 52

upan8th
02-22-2017, 08:08 PM
79-57. Bulldogs win, fail to cover, are excoriated in the press and throughout the land.

rennis
02-22-2017, 08:55 PM
Zags won't look past them. Good tune up for senior night. Easy 30 point victory. 90-60


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spike_jr
02-22-2017, 10:16 PM
79-53 Zags.

ZagaZags
02-22-2017, 11:29 PM
84-59 Gonzaga.

Stache
02-23-2017, 03:08 AM
GU 84. USD 58

77Zag
02-23-2017, 07:10 AM
Zags 92
Torreros 69

Zag_Dad
02-23-2017, 07:25 AM
Zags 83
SD 60

Rem gets to play the last 3 minutes of the game.

jbslicer
02-23-2017, 07:34 AM
I hope to see my brother on TV.
GO ZAGS! Zags 84-60

CaliZag07
02-23-2017, 08:04 AM
Zags 90
USD 62

Just excited to see the #1 team in the country in person!

All Weather Fan
02-23-2017, 08:52 AM
A San Diego Torero should surely know,
there's a reason Zags are 28 & oh.
But it seems only fair to forewarn,
you mess with a Bulldog, you get the horn !
After tonight, remains just one more foe.
GU - 86
USD - 59

TravelinZag
02-23-2017, 09:13 AM
Zags 93
USD 56

Win tonight and Saturday, and Zaga will finish with zero to two losses. Best ever!

Go Zags! undefeated. Undaunted. FF or beyond!

bulldoginpdx
02-23-2017, 04:47 PM
GU 91
USD 55

23dpg
02-23-2017, 05:38 PM
94-58

ProVeeZag
02-23-2017, 06:00 PM
Zags 86
Toreros 56

Matadors play ole' defense, but get in their share of hard fouls. This seems to be a trend in WCC play lately. Zags free throw attempts approach 30.

And Zagger: I posted my prediction late, but didn't look at yours first. Playing it straight up!

maynard g krebs
02-23-2017, 06:00 PM
81-54.

kitzbuel
02-23-2017, 07:58 PM
I'd like to see Jordan and Josh each take 3-4 3pt shots in the first half and hit 2 each. I'd like to see Josh with 5 assists and no TOs in the first half.
I am quite satisfied with what these two did tonight. Hope this gets them fully on track.

MontanaCoyote
02-23-2017, 08:06 PM
Only negative of note, .529 from the line. Obviously didn't matter, but it will. Correct me if I'm wrong, but against top flight competition shooting .529 on FT 's I think you lose.