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RenoZag
03-18-2017, 03:50 PM
Survive and Advance. 79 - 73

Talk amongst yourselves. . .who gets the gold star as Player of the Game ?

OFFICIAL BOX SCORE: http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-baskbl/stats/2016-2017/gonmbb35.html

jazzdelmar
03-18-2017, 03:51 PM
Few, with a bullet. Ballsy.

krozman
03-18-2017, 03:52 PM
The Refs get it unfortunately. Gonzaga absolutely fell apart taking care of the ball in the 2nd half.

kitzbuel
03-18-2017, 03:52 PM
Right now my Johnny Walker Scotch is a leading candidate.

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jpn17
03-18-2017, 03:52 PM
No doubt Collins, with Tillie getting a shout out for playing great down the stretch as well.

Birddog
03-18-2017, 03:53 PM
Collins!!!!!!!!!

Ezag
03-18-2017, 03:54 PM
A win may be a win but I am not feeling too great about this squeaker. Collins my vote

Birddog
03-18-2017, 03:54 PM
Right now my Johnny Walker Scotch is a leading candidate.

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I'm heading that way myself.

uZiGiZaG
03-18-2017, 03:55 PM
Collins.

Only player to make 3 KEY plays in the game to stop NW momentum

And the only player to hit his CLUTCH FTs

That kid was not rattled at all, while the rest of the team didn't know whether to #### or go blind

MELSON also played very poised late in the game which was a relief ..

NWG and Wesley Mathews played with deer in the headlights the last 7 minutes

NWG not nearly as rattled but still made some pretty bad decisions with his shot selections late and turned it over 3 times..

Also that rebound he got and then tried to put back up almost cost us .. all he had to do was pump fake

Overall NWG played solid, much better than he did against SDSU.. but Collins was calm, cool, and collective all game, especially in the pressure moments

ZagLawGrad
03-18-2017, 03:55 PM
Collins for sure.

Not feeling great with a tough and physical WVU looming.

Mantua
03-18-2017, 03:55 PM
Collins was a tough guy for us today.

CdAZagFan
03-18-2017, 03:58 PM
Collins by far... NWG tried to be assertive, but he was off again.

zagbeliever
03-18-2017, 04:00 PM
Had to go with Nigel. Points, boards, steals, assists and free throws. He's the man.

Zagceo
03-18-2017, 04:00 PM
Collins but ......Tillie.....man so fun to watch.......and makes FT with taped up fingers.....stud

bartruff1
03-18-2017, 04:01 PM
The kid win's another....Collins by a mile

ZagOD7540
03-18-2017, 04:02 PM
Anyone able to pick up Huddy and Santangelo on their radio post game?? I'm getting GU girls...BTW they are losing by 9 at end of 3rd

katman50
03-18-2017, 04:08 PM
We wouldn't have won that game without Collins. Always plays hard at both ends and doesn't get rattled.

Hoopaholic
03-18-2017, 04:10 PM
Collins but ......Tillie.....man so fun to watch.......and makes FT with taped up fingers.....stud

This

Although Perkins defense in first half allowed us to get huge lead

TexasZagFan
03-18-2017, 04:12 PM
Collins...good move by Few to put Zach and Killian at the end of the game. Karno and J3 are too unreliable from the line. I could be wrong, but I didn't see much fire from Karno when he was on the court.

TexasZagFan
03-18-2017, 04:13 PM
This

Although Perkins defense in first half allowed us to get huge lead

His TOs and missed FT's aided NW's comeback. Very lackadaisical performance on offense by Josh.

Hoopaholic
03-18-2017, 04:18 PM
His TOs and missed FT's aided NW's comeback. Very lackadaisical performance on offense by Josh.

We must have watched a different game

He had one turnover
Shot no free throws
2 rebounds
Blocked shot
1-2 from floor
Exceptional defense

DixieZag
03-18-2017, 04:18 PM
Without Collins we lose by 8.

Hon Mention: Few - for sticking with the freshmen, when in years past, I'm not sure he would do that.

Williams needs to work on FTs all week, or teams will just start playing Hack the III

DixieZag
03-18-2017, 04:21 PM
We must have watched a different game

He had one turnover
Shot no free throws
2 rebounds
Blocked shot
1-2 from floor
Exceptional defense

I know everything is positive in your mind, but we saw the same game, that stat line is terribly anemic for our 2 guard, fortunately, he's not alone, our other guards other than NWG played pedestrian at best. NWG was good, but not his usual All American self.

ZagNative
03-18-2017, 04:24 PM
Collins by far... NWG tried to be assertive, but he was off again.
How do you figure? 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 teals is "off?"

Nigel got my vote.

TravelinZag
03-18-2017, 04:27 PM
Collins! Saved the game. Nice bench coaching from 500-game winner Mark Few.

Couple of disturbing trends reappeared. How many games this year have the Zags played two good halfs, not one? And, from past years, what is with the frozen, "deer-in-the-headlights" reaction as Zags game dissolves. Lots of work needed: beating the press, free throw shooting, three-point shooting, etc. Defense, terrific in the first half, disappeared in the second.

The February level of play, rather than the play this weekend, needs to return if this team wants to achieve its potential by going thru "Press Virginia and Arizona or 4 wins against St Mary's to reach the Final Four. The can do it, but they must want it!

Go Zags! Find your intensity, focus and will. Final Four and beyond to validate "best Zag team ever."

Hoopaholic
03-18-2017, 04:27 PM
How do you figure? 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 teals is "off?"

Airball open jumper crunch time
3 critical turnovers
6-19 from floor

Several defensive errors in last 4 minutes

I thought he was off tonight in second half

ZagNative
03-18-2017, 04:33 PM
Airball open jumper crunch time
3 critical turnovers
6-19 from floor

Several defensive errors in last 4 minutes

I thought he was off tonight in second half
thanks for the insightful answer, Hoopaholic!

gu03alum
03-18-2017, 04:41 PM
NWG first half, Collins for the win

gu03alum
03-18-2017, 04:42 PM
Without Collins we lose by 8.

Hon Mention: Few - for sticking with the freshmen, when in years past, I'm not sure he would do that.

Williams needs to work on FTs all week, or teams will just start playing Hack the III

I don't think he's had as talented a player as Collins

Zags11
03-18-2017, 04:49 PM
We must have watched a different game

He had one turnover
Shot no free throws
2 rebounds
Blocked shot
1-2 from floor
Exceptional defense

Josh is the whipping boy.

jazzdelmar
03-18-2017, 04:50 PM
Josh is the whipping boy.

With ample reason

jazzdelmar
03-18-2017, 04:51 PM
I don't think he's had as talented a player as Collins

Hold on............way to go before Zach is the Bonus.

Zags11
03-18-2017, 04:52 PM
With ample reason

Lol. Idk how to answer u. You dislike most our guards. However most ppl hate on josh and excuse other players and coaches. They 3+ star hate threads on Perkins but 1 star on few. Lol

ZagOD7540
03-18-2017, 04:53 PM
Collins will need more minutes again next Thursday against WV. I think he could have a huge game.

Stache
03-18-2017, 04:59 PM
Josh was pretty non-existent in the first half and reverted to poor decisions in the second. Telling who was on the court at the end.

Was Shem sick? He seemed a step slow, hands were not his usual...?

Marcus
03-18-2017, 05:14 PM
Voted Collins but thought Few made a really good decision to play the two young guys. Also thought Mathews hit some shots at important times.

Marcus
03-18-2017, 05:16 PM
Josh was pretty non-existent in the first half and reverted to poor decisions in the second. Telling who was on the court at the end.

Was Shem sick? He seemed a step slow, hands were not his usual...?


He's 300 lbs at elevation, it's hard to get going. Plus he has a cold.

Zagger
03-18-2017, 05:21 PM
Voted for NWG .... Really liked what I saw from Collins, Tilley and Mathews. Those 3 don't seem to get phased and keep their aggression level high. Those three were the least tentative today.

ldszagfan
03-18-2017, 05:33 PM
I voted Matthews. He was playing defense like he had a seven-foot wingspan. Game changer.

MontanaCoyote
03-18-2017, 06:22 PM
Collins...good move by Few to put Zach and Killian at the end of the game. Karno and J3 are too unreliable from the line. I could be wrong, but I didn't see much fire from Karno when he was on the court.

I did see a lot of fire from him on the bench. The guy is a super supporter of his teammates. No moping. Head up, on his feet, cajoling, really into it. All for the team, just like he's always been.

MickMick
03-18-2017, 06:33 PM
Collins was very good and got the vote. So was Tillie.

jazzdelmar
03-18-2017, 06:39 PM
I did see a lot of fire from him on the bench. The guy is a super supporter of his teammates. No moping. Head up, on his feet, cajoling, really into it. All for the team, just like he's always been.

I saw too. Good for K.

jazzdelmar
03-18-2017, 06:49 PM
How do you figure? 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 teals is "off?"

Nigel got my vote.

Collins had 14-5 and 4 In only 19 minutes!!!!! The SIXTH most on the team.

Hoopaholic
03-18-2017, 07:38 PM
I voted Matthews. He was playing defense like he had a seven-foot wingspan. Game changer.

14 points 7 rebounds assist 3 steals. 1 to

Heck of a game when you add his defense

RenoZag
03-19-2017, 10:52 AM
Voted "other." Coach Few.

Zagceo
03-19-2017, 11:26 AM
Lol. Idk how to answer u. You dislike most our guards. However most ppl hate on josh and excuse other players and coaches. They 3+ star hate threads on Perkins but 1 star on few. Lol

throwing around the word "hate" really doesn't help when defending a players action..... IMO

Why do you think Josh was on the bench at the end of NU game?

Zags11
03-19-2017, 11:59 AM
throwing around the word "hate" really doesn't help when defending a players action..... IMO

Why do you think Josh was on the bench at the end of NU game?

WHen one player is criticized over and over by same people and post fairy tale stats which Maynard and hoopaholic show facts, it does seem like "hate". When multiple threads are made over one guy when others messed up but lack of threads on them it does seem like "hate".

When other players in previous years aren't that good but get vastly defended by certain people you guys "white knight" them.

Sorry David Stockton was like a god here and damn you better not say one critical thing on him. But, damn let's pick over and over on one players faults over and over.

How about the daye disregard and threads about him in a negative view but the "heart" of pendo when he stomped around?

It's called favoritism and dislike on others. I've been around here long enough and posted here to see whose liked and whose not really liked. It needs to be pointed out and talked about.

Why did pendo get a pass? Cuz he was liked. Why did daye get ragged on? He was disliked more.

I'm not talking superstars. They all get passes. I'm talking normal players.