View Full Version : GU vs Santa Clara - Predictions/What you hope to see

01-19-2018, 04:58 AM
Short window... Zags coming off a hard loss..

Thoughts, hopes for this game, predictions...

Have at it boys and girls!

01-19-2018, 06:46 AM
Concerned about loss hangover
But will win

Zags 78
Sc. 60

01-19-2018, 07:03 AM
I predict the Zags gon' be pissed off

GU 88
SCU 57

01-19-2018, 07:06 AM
I predict Perkins shows up against this national bottom 10 RPI team.

Catch this one on the radio or your phone while doing something fun with your Saturday night.

01-19-2018, 07:18 AM
Angry Zags will score 93 - SCU 61

01-19-2018, 07:33 AM
95-73 Zags

01-19-2018, 07:43 AM
GU 85
SCU 74

01-19-2018, 07:45 AM
Bench minutes will be increased.

Zags: 93
Broncos: 69

01-19-2018, 09:45 AM
Zags 91
Bronco 57

Why is Saxon zag banned?

01-19-2018, 10:26 AM
Zags 91
Bronco 57

Why is Saxon zag banned?

Had the same question.

Zags 90
SCU 57

01-19-2018, 12:22 PM
I want this to be a game where the Zags, fresh off a disappointing loss, take it out on an inferior opponent, but I don't know if the team this year is capable of doing that. They lack consistency in a lot of areas, and not just last night. If they're on, this game should be a rout. If not, it will probably be a much closer game than it should be, and just provide more ammunition for the nay-sayers. I'll be at the game, so I'm hoping for the former.

Zags - 95
SCU - 62

01-19-2018, 12:31 PM
Well - blew the GU/SMC score .... not sure if I should predict yet.

What the hay! Zags 90, SC 60.

01-19-2018, 12:43 PM
Why is Saxon zag banned?

This would be my guess:

I predict Perkins shows up against this national bottom 10 RPI team.

Catch this one on the radio or your phone while doing something fun with your Saturday night.

GU comes back. 94 67

All Weather Fan
01-19-2018, 04:03 PM
May take a half to shake off the St. Mary’s loss......
Zags - 86
Broncos - 67

01-19-2018, 05:35 PM
Wow - SMC was a great game except for the outcome.
Now GU has to go back to playing 3 or 4 teams at the bottom of the WCC bracket before hosting BYU on Feb. 3. Being a coach and team motivational leader in the WCC has to be one of the toughest jobs on earth. How do you get your players ready to play against a team with one or maybe even two All American candidates and a likely Wooden Award finalist on January 18 followed by two weeks of playing against teams with much lower skill levels, and then have the team ready to play against a team with high level skills on February 3?
But I know GU coaches have been doing it for years and I have confidence that GU's players will not lose their focus on the ultimate goal.
GU by 25 going away.

Go Bulldogs!

01-19-2018, 05:50 PM
I predict the Zags gon' be pissed off

GU 88
SCU 57


01-20-2018, 05:21 AM
Angry Zags down south of SF Bay.

Zags 94
SCU 59

01-20-2018, 05:23 AM
Zags 91
Bronco 57

Why is Saxon zag banned?

Per what I am seeing in the system... nope... wasn't that. was for language. Wasn't me that did it... but depending on what was said... that would do it.

01-20-2018, 05:37 AM
Is there a rogue banner on this board? :)

01-20-2018, 05:41 AM
Zags 83
SCU 57

01-20-2018, 06:42 AM
Zags 84 -64

Go!! Zags!!!

01-20-2018, 06:43 AM

01-20-2018, 06:57 AM
gu 99
other guys 68

01-20-2018, 07:20 AM
87-61 Zags

01-20-2018, 07:41 AM
Pre-Game Coverage from the S-R Sports Page:

Jim Meehan: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/jan/19/gonzaga-trying-to-keep-bounce-back-record-clean-sa/#/0

Gonzaga rolled in the first meeting, outscoring SCU 33-5 in points off turnovers. The Broncos had 21 turnovers and just 17 field goals. The Zags dished out 28 assists, made 54.5 percent of their shots and had seven players in double figures.

Senior Silas Melson buried five 3-pointers and led the way with 19 points. Santa Clara played zone defense nearly the entire game. The Zags made 13 3-pointers and scored 42 paint points.

“I don’t think anybody is hanging their heads after a loss,” Melson said. “We’ve been getting better. We’ve been doing a good job of it since winter break.”

Meehan also penned a short feature on SCU's K J Feagin: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2018/jan/19/gonzaga-santa-clara-key-matchups-broncos-kj-feagin/

Feagin is coming off a 23-point night in Thursday’s road win over San Francisco. His numbers had tailed off in WCC play prior to that game but he still ranks fourth overall at 17.6 points per game. He’s one of the WCC’s best 3-point shooters (44 made 3s, 40.4 percent) and is accurate at the free-throw line (86.9 percent).

Gonzaga Pre-Game Press Release : http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/gonz/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2017-18/release/release_20180119aaa.pdf


01-20-2018, 07:46 AM
89-65 Zags win

Martin Centre Mad Man
01-20-2018, 08:54 AM
I want the starters to bury this opponent during the first ten minutes of the game and see at least fifteen minutes of action each for Larsen, Kispert, Jones, Rui, and Wade. Limit turnovers on offense. I want to see long stretches of each half where the opponent can’t score. Zags 90-62.

01-20-2018, 09:20 AM
85-62 GU

Get Larsen some meaningful minutes

01-20-2018, 09:51 AM
Zags 95
Other 54

I almost feel bad for Santa Clara...Zags should be pissed they lost and are gonna let it out on them.

01-20-2018, 10:10 AM
Zags 88

Broncnos 59

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01-20-2018, 11:07 AM
Zags 88
SC. 66

01-20-2018, 11:07 AM
I'm going to stick with my first prediction, maybe i'll get it right on the second try

zags 89
bronco's 62

01-20-2018, 11:50 AM
GU 83
SC 63

01-20-2018, 01:22 PM
Zags 89
Brongs 64

Incidentally, I wouldn't put it past SMC to roll out a hair ball at Pacific and perhaps even lose. I have mad respect for SMC right now, but that's a classic trap game and they have been susceptible to such in the past.

01-20-2018, 01:30 PM
Lost a lot of money on the St. Mary’s game, so naturally I am going to double down on this Santa Clara game. Zags -20

01-20-2018, 02:47 PM
Zags 89
Broncs 60

01-20-2018, 03:25 PM
I'm still disappointed about the SMC game, and I hope the guys come out fired up and ready to show how good they are.
GU 89 - 59

01-20-2018, 03:26 PM
GU 92 -63

01-20-2018, 03:59 PM
How a winning total goes from 48 to 19 in three weeks and a simple change of venue boggles the mind, but with exception of Rui, I just don't like what I'm seeing in the Zag's progression. Seems like a regression. The Vegas Pro's seem to agree & I'm with them. In a frustrating effort, GU 82 SCU 63.

01-20-2018, 04:36 PM
Zags 86
Broncos 62

hope to see an improvement in the 3pt defense...and for the rest of the team to start showing the same type of improvement that Rui has sine the beginnng if league play

01-20-2018, 04:56 PM
GU- 78
SCU- 62

01-20-2018, 06:57 PM
Concerned about loss hangover
But will win

Zags 78
Sc. 60

Looking like a winner, Hoop. . .