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jazzdelmar
03-23-2017, 03:23 PM
Is a GU Xavier E8 too much to wish for?

Zag4Hire
03-23-2017, 03:30 PM
Deus Veult!

bartruff1
03-23-2017, 04:44 PM
No...it could happen....if Gonzaga gets there, I would rather they play Arizona...

gonzagafan62
03-23-2017, 04:46 PM
No...it could happen....if Gonzaga gets there, I would rather they play Arizona...

Me too.

CdAZagFan
03-23-2017, 06:39 PM
It doesn't matter to me... I'm tried of hearing how the loss of Trier was the reason Arizona lost to us earlier in the season, and if we can beat Arizona to get to the Final Four I think it would bring more credibility.

btzag
03-23-2017, 06:41 PM
I just can't wait for a game of real bb! None of this nw Cinderella stuff or wvu rugby style ball, just play a straight up game and the better team wins.

10 Piece Bucket
03-23-2017, 06:52 PM
I don't care if they bring in a bus full of Nuns-
GU will be victorious!!

72Prep
03-23-2017, 06:57 PM
I don't care if they bring in a bus full of Nuns-
GU will be victorious!!

You would not have wanted to play the St X nuns from the 60s. They took no prisoners..

jpn17
03-23-2017, 07:04 PM
No disrespect to Xavier, but I want Gonzaga to beat Arizona to make it to the final 4. Shut up all the talk about how they couldn't play against the top teams in power conferences and about how their earlier win over Arizona was tainted.

DixieZag
03-23-2017, 07:06 PM
Has anyone checked to see if the officiating crew request came from the Vatican?

CarolinaZagFan
03-23-2017, 07:09 PM
I hope we can walk on Saturday. Gotta be worn out after that. This Xavier-Arizona game isn't half as intense as our game was from start to finish.

RenoZag
03-23-2017, 07:11 PM
No disrespect to Xavier, but I want Gonzaga to beat Arizona to make it to the final 4. Shut up all the talk about how they couldn't play against the top teams in power conferences and about how their earlier win over Arizona was tainted.

This.

:000tens:

ZagLawGrad
03-23-2017, 07:13 PM
I'll take either, but hope both beat the crap out of each other tonight.

NontradZag
03-23-2017, 07:23 PM
Xavier has a Wichita State vibe to me.


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willandi
03-23-2017, 07:26 PM
Seems like we match up well with both, but AZ has knowledge and maybe a chip on their shoulder.

I would like Xavier in the EE.

ZagMan in Philly
03-23-2017, 07:27 PM
This Trevon B. kid is amazing for Xavier, he could carry them to victory.

hooter73
03-23-2017, 07:27 PM
I'm not all that impressed with Arizona, but wouldn't mind an 11 seed that's been through the ringer and beaten up and down...

adoptedzag
03-23-2017, 07:30 PM
I'm just rooting for a 6-OT game so they're so tired the winner doesn't wake up for their alarm on Saturday.

zagsfanforlife
03-23-2017, 07:30 PM
Ill take Xavier.

CdAZagFan
03-23-2017, 07:30 PM
To be the best, we need to beat the best - probably better to play Arizona in that respect. They will have a large, loud contingent of fans for sure.

krozman
03-23-2017, 07:36 PM
Arizona shot 16 3s in the first half. Never mind they didn't make many, but you don't want an off game with a team raining 3s on you. We've had that before.

Goshzagit
03-23-2017, 07:41 PM
The Xavier zone is killing Arizona's offense.

We zoned Zona too. It worked.

They are a 33% 3pt shooting team.

Worth the gamble.

I was shocked we zoned tonight for a few possessions. Due to foul issues yet hadnt seen it since OOC play.

We will need to zone Arizona again.

Only Kansas can compare to their ability to penetrate & score with their guards.

DixieZag
03-23-2017, 07:42 PM
To be the best you have to beat the best .....

Sort of.

You have to beat the team in front of you, and I personally have no qualms at all about an 11 seed Xavier team taking out the 2 seed Arizona team. If that happened, it still wouldn't make up for matching us up as Wichita's first meal, serving us cold to North Carolina, and the door to the Final Four for 2 All-Time Zags, Keven Pangos and Gary Bell was held tight by DOOK.

So, if "X" wants to go all maverick and beat the 2 seeded big bad Arizona Wildcats without an invitation, fine by me.

Zagdawg
03-23-2017, 07:44 PM
I'll take whichever ----after they go triple overtime ----- ;)

Section 116
03-23-2017, 07:46 PM
If Arizona holds on and UCLA wins tomorrow that would give the West Coast 4 of the Elite Eight which would be a huge boost for west coast basketball. Don't know the last time that happened but I admit I didn't do any research!

zag67
03-23-2017, 07:50 PM
Shame on you 116 (just kidding). You beat me to it. That was what I had just planned on saying. That would be something else.

sittingon50
03-23-2017, 07:56 PM
I would like the thousands of Arizona fans to go home tomorrow.

ZagMan in Philly
03-23-2017, 08:02 PM
How is Xavier an 11 seed?.

DixieZag
03-23-2017, 08:03 PM
To be the best, we need to beat the best - probably better to play Arizona in that respect. They will have a large, loud contingent of fans for sure.

Right now, the "best" appears to be "St X" and their mistake-free, low risk offense. When they play that hard, I don't know that I'd rather play them than Arizona

raise the zag
03-23-2017, 08:08 PM
How is Xavier an 11 seed?.

I was extremely impressed with Florida St all season.

Called them the most underrated team in NCAA….then Xavier beat them by 30!

Incredible.

Xavier is real deal. Just look how they beat Maryland, Butler, FSU in their last week of the season.

While I still believe Arizona wins this game, they've had a brilliant game plan vs Zona.

X factor is X

raise the zag
03-23-2017, 08:33 PM
Trier is such a difference maker for Zona.

He has 20 pts vs Xavier tonight. Averaged 20 ppg in last 10 games.

Zona pulling away.

Xavier has stuck with zone ALL game. It has worked well in moments, until Trier hit a few 3's and sliced and diced his way to the hoop.

Without him, Arizona loses this game.

Lewey
03-23-2017, 08:35 PM
I would like the thousands of Arizona fans to go home tomorrow.

I agree. I'm at the arena, and the cat fans way out number the Zag fans. They are loud after the couple threes they just hit.

raise the zag
03-23-2017, 08:38 PM
We must find a way to defend Trier on Saturday.

He's their motor. He's their clutch guy. He's the only one they can trust from 3 (if PJC can get open looks, rarely does).

Without him, Xavier would have won this game.

Section 116
03-23-2017, 08:40 PM
Xavier not done yet!

ZagMan in Philly
03-23-2017, 08:47 PM
Xavier not done yet!

WOW

ZagLawGrad
03-23-2017, 08:47 PM
We must find a way to defend Trier on Saturday.

He's their motor. He's their clutch guy. He's the only one they can trust from 3 (if PJC can get open looks, rarely does).

Without him, Xavier would have won this game.

Whut?

billyberu
03-23-2017, 08:48 PM
Xavier it is.

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ZagMan in Philly
03-23-2017, 08:48 PM
Whut?

Too funny...

MJ777
03-23-2017, 08:49 PM
Zags better win or they will never stop hearing about it.

krozman
03-23-2017, 08:49 PM
Defending Trier is going to be so much harder now. Darn it.

hooter73
03-23-2017, 08:50 PM
Bring it on Bill Murray.

MJ777
03-23-2017, 08:50 PM
Defending Trier is going to be so much harder now. Darn it.

:lmao:

gueastcoast
03-23-2017, 08:50 PM
X!

All Jesuit Regional final

Section 116
03-23-2017, 08:50 PM
Trier will be invisible, I don't who could defend him?

MJ777
03-23-2017, 08:50 PM
Bring it on Bill Murray.

He's got nothing on Elaine.

ZagMan in Philly
03-23-2017, 08:50 PM
Xavier = 1999 Zags

U Zig, I Zag
03-23-2017, 08:51 PM
I am sorry, but AZ/Miller have to be the most overrated.

ZagLawGrad
03-23-2017, 08:51 PM
Bring it on Bill Murray.

:cheers::

MJ777
03-23-2017, 08:52 PM
Xavier = 1999 Zags

Does that make the Zags 99 UConn?

ZagMan in Philly
03-23-2017, 08:53 PM
Does that make the Zags 99 UConn?

Yes!

Zagdawg
03-23-2017, 08:53 PM
Lets do this----I like our chances.

siliconzag
03-23-2017, 08:54 PM
Hallelujah! An all Jesuit Western Finals. Down goes Zona! Absolutely love it.

BTW Zag fans. Beware of the X factor. Mack is a fox. They are really good, and if they heat up from 3 it could be very interesting. If I were Few I would get Coach Mac (the big fella from Omaha) on the phone. His Creighton Bluejays beat them 2/3 (nearly 3/3). The main thing against a zone like that is to let them fly. I don't think you can push it inside. They create a lot of turnovers against teams that are reluctant to take open 3s. So Zags, faint. heart never won fair lady. One consolation is that there will be a return of a Jesuit school to the FF. Hope it's GU and not X. Be brave men.

Does anybody besides me think that X was under seeded? My brackets suck but I had X beating Arizona.

thespywhozaggedme
03-23-2017, 08:54 PM
I would like the thousands of Arizona fans to go home tomorrow.

Your wish came true. No, however we will be in the odd position of the whole nation rooting against us.

jazzdelmar
03-23-2017, 08:54 PM
Great matchup. No tricky D stuff just hard nose. Zags by 11.

hooter73
03-23-2017, 08:56 PM
Great matchup. No tricky D stuff just hard nose. Zags by 11.
Depends on if it's the pre or post Byu zags that show up

ZagMan in Philly
03-23-2017, 08:56 PM
How did Xavier had a 6 game losing streak in Feb? Zags better be ready, ain't easy.

MJ777
03-23-2017, 08:58 PM
Where's Seacat?

ZagMan in Philly
03-23-2017, 09:00 PM
Great matchup. No tricky D stuff just hard nose. Zags by 11.

C'mon Jazz...for once I hope u r right!:D

CdAZagFan
03-23-2017, 09:00 PM
Forgot about Bill Murray's ties to the Cubs... Hope that isn't an omen.

kitzbuel
03-23-2017, 09:01 PM
Where's Seacat?

He need to be Seazag now.

Coach Crazy
03-23-2017, 09:01 PM
Your wish came true. No, however we will be in the odd position of the whole nation rooting against us.

Good. It just makes it sweeter, and invalidates even more hollow narrative.


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ZagLawGrad
03-23-2017, 09:01 PM
Great matchup. No tricky D stuff just hard nose. Zags by 11.

Love it when you talk dirty. :cheers:

Coach Crazy
03-23-2017, 09:02 PM
This might be a game where the Zags just roll. They've been through some hard tests, and getting through something like tonight may be what is needed stoke the flames.


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jazzdelmar
03-23-2017, 09:15 PM
This might be a game where the Zags just roll. They've been through some hard tests, and getting through something like tonight may be what is needed stoke the flames.


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Agree.

ZagaZags
03-23-2017, 09:28 PM
Where's Seacat?

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rennis
03-23-2017, 09:30 PM
This might be a game where the Zags just roll. They've been through some hard tests, and getting through something like tonight may be what is needed stoke the flames.


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Yes. Also feeling this.


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raise the zag
03-23-2017, 09:36 PM
Xavier 3pt shooting last 4 games:

9-20
11-17
6-15
9-23

Shooting 47% 3pt last (4) games.

This team is hot.

This team is a Cinderella.

Who wants it more?

Do we have anything left in the tank?

MJ777
03-23-2017, 09:42 PM
I'm predicting a win. The only thing worse than losing this E8 game to an 11 Seed would be losing to SMC in a game to get to the FF.

MDABE80
03-23-2017, 09:47 PM
Very difficult game with WVU tonight. We kind of out-toughed them. Lot of wear and tear. Surprised we won it with the poor shooting. Our defense played defense not thugball.
Need some rest. I hope the kids get that.
Late risers is X. They'll be a difficult game too. Victories tonight in the games were 3 pts, 2 pts and 1 pt. Kansas was a runaway over Purdue but that was the only one.
The physical nature of our game was amazing.
X is on the upswing and they won't roll over. Cinci teams don't usually play soft.
I do think we win by 10 but that depends on the damage done tonight which, in my book was the physically toughest Zag outing in 10 years. All the slapping, bumping, tripping and so on. Huggins should be real proud of his gang.

seacatfan
03-23-2017, 11:59 PM
Where's Seacat?

Yeah, this one hurt. Xavier was tough, I knew they would be. Back and forth all game, thought they had it when they went up 8 under 4 minutes left. Then just threw it away. Give credit to X for hanging in there and seizing the moment, but horrendous execution by Arizona. Couldn't possibly have finished the game any worse than they did.

Bluiett was on fire in the first half but I thought Macura was the key guy in the 2nd half. Scoring, passing, rebounding, heady plays, he was in the middle of everything.

caduceus
03-24-2017, 01:15 AM
I don't care if they bring in a bus full of Nuns-
GU will be victorious!!

They comin'.....

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CarolinaZagFan
03-24-2017, 03:12 AM
Go Zags! Beat the Musketeers!

jazzdelmar
03-24-2017, 04:21 AM
Yeah, this one hurt. Xavier was tough, I knew they would be. Back and forth all game, thought they had it when they went up 8 under 4 minutes left. Then just threw it away. Give credit to X for hanging in there and seizing the moment, but horrendous execution by Arizona. Couldn't possibly have finished the game- any worse than they did.

Bluiett was on fire in the first half but I thought Macura was the key guy in the 2nd half. Scoring, passing, rebounding, heady plays, he was in the middle of everything.

Hang in there, Sea. Agree on Macura, he was doing a Ron Baker thing out there, not a welcome sight for Dance opponents.

TexasZagFan
03-24-2017, 04:32 AM
Yeah, this one hurt. Xavier was tough, I knew they would be. Back and forth all game, thought they had it when they went up 8 under 4 minutes left. Then just threw it away. Give credit to X for hanging in there and seizing the moment, but horrendous execution by Arizona. Couldn't possibly have finished the game any worse than they did.

Bluiett was on fire in the first half but I thought Macura was the key guy in the 2nd half. Scoring, passing, rebounding, heady plays, he was in the middle of everything.


Trier's 3 could have gone either way...two inches shorter, and we'd be playing a rematch with you tomorrow.

Zaga
03-24-2017, 04:35 AM
Go Zags! Beat the Musketeers!

Incredible night for GU fans! Great win for Xavier! I like our chances to finally break the ceiling.

bartruff1
03-24-2017, 07:03 AM
Trier's 3 could have gone either way...two inches shorter, and we'd be playing a rematch with you tomorrow.

That was a terrible shot...Zona lost their poise...quit running their offense....I was afraid this would happen...

ZagLawGrad
03-24-2017, 07:10 AM
Better that we're playing Xavier.

Gonna be a good one.

sittingon50
03-24-2017, 07:25 AM
How did Xavier had a 6 game losing streak in Feb?

Injuries.