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LongIslandZagFan
02-22-2018, 07:47 PM
Last regular season conference game...

Short window...

What are you hoping to see in Provo? What do you expect to see? Predictions?

Have at it boys and girls!

Martin Centre Mad Man
02-22-2018, 07:56 PM
Zags cut the nets: 75-68.

willandi
02-22-2018, 08:04 PM
80-72 Zags

It worked last time!

Zags11
02-23-2018, 12:27 AM
Zags 83

BYU 74

Zaga
02-23-2018, 04:34 AM
81-69 Gonzaga

GeorgiaZagFan
02-23-2018, 05:02 AM
curious about this....when the Zags have this road trip....do they travel to San Diego, play the game, then travel back home and then turn around and head to BYU? or do they go straight to BYU from San Diego?

stevet75
02-23-2018, 06:18 AM
Zags 76 Cougars 67

slickguser
02-23-2018, 06:25 AM
curious about this....when the Zags have this road trip....do they travel to San Diego, play the game, then travel back home and then turn around and head to BYU? or do they go straight to BYU from San Diego?

I was actually thinking about that same topic, except in the form of: after the San Diego game, do they fly to Provo that same night, or do they wait for morning? I would think it would be best to arrive last night.... but the reality is that I have no idea :) Can anyone shed light on how this travel situation works?

Go Zags

ZagsGoZags
02-23-2018, 07:04 AM
Jesuits 84
LDS 76

amaronizag
02-23-2018, 07:51 AM
Zags step up to the occasion and play better defense, but BYU pounds the boards while Yeoli, Bryant, and Haas keep it too close for comfort.
Zags win 72-68.

mattydog73
02-23-2018, 08:18 AM
Zags 78
BYU 75

Just win.

former1dog
02-23-2018, 08:32 AM
Well, I'll be AT the game with my three sons, 12, 11 and 8 years old. So, first and foremost, I hope that I don't see an overtly ugly BYU fanbase. There is hope this year, though, that I'll avoid that as we are traveling on the Alumni Associate bus and will be seated with the Alumni group at the game. Perhaps this will be the first year that I don't have an encounter with an a-hole BYU fan.

As to the game itself, I don't see BYU righting the ship. They really don't look good on the court right now and I think GU is going to come out even more focused and ready to play than normal because of all the missed easy shots from the USD game. Defense travels and I like GU's chances!

81-60 Gonzaga Victory!

U Zig, I Zag
02-23-2018, 09:19 AM
I never really guess the scores (would be awful at it) but they don't leave Marriott with a W if they don't play cleaner ball. Not just TO's, but they need to play lock down D, crisper passing, better motion of offense. Guards need to step up the scoring efficiency. Perkins has shown flashes of getting to the rim over the last couple weeks but he has looked worse (at that) lately.

USD was better than I remembered and a win is a win, but man, I just wish we looked better doing it.

caldwellzag
02-23-2018, 09:34 AM
Zags 78
Cougars 71

WCC Regular Season Champions (not co-champs!)

thebigsmoove
02-23-2018, 09:36 AM
Zags 82
Cougs 68

CdAZagFan
02-23-2018, 09:43 AM
After last night's game... this one is a tough call. I hope we see a focused and determined team with the sole ownership of the WCC conference winner on the line.

GU 77
BYU 71

U Zig, I Zag
02-23-2018, 10:07 AM
Lol.

https://twitter.com/dana_greene/status/966915634939420672

former1dog
02-23-2018, 10:12 AM
Lol.

https://twitter.com/dana_greene/status/966915634939420672

He looked like the "Red Skull" from Captain America comics fame!! :D

U Zig, I Zag
02-23-2018, 10:33 AM
I see Caillou gettin' mad.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9nanMdsLn0Y/maxresdefault.jpg

BayAreaZagFan
02-23-2018, 11:33 AM
I hope and expect to see the same thing - another win for the good guys. I hope I don't have to see horrible reffing with bad calls going against us all game long. I hope I don't have to see Haws throwing up garbage shots all night and somehow having them all go in. I hope I don't have to see the camera focusing on BYU students/fans dramatically over-reacting to every play, especially if (heaven forbid) they make a shot to put them in the lead at some point in the game.

Zags - 79
BYUs - 67

Markburn1
02-23-2018, 11:46 AM
I never really guess the scores (would be awful at it) but they don't leave Marriott with a W if they don't play cleaner ball. Not just TO's, but they need to play lock down D, crisper passing, better motion of offense. Guards need to step up the scoring efficiency. Perkins has shown flashes of getting to the rim over the last couple weeks but he has looked worse (at that) lately.

USD was better than I remembered and a win is a win, but man, I just wish we looked better doing it.

Perkins forays to the rim fail more times than not because he doesn't attack the defense. He gets close to the rim and then looks to avoid contact. If you see his head behind his body, rest assured he will have his shot blocked or the ball will fall short. If he is the one creating the contact the odds are much better that he will make the shot or get fouled. Coaches teach kids to go right at the defender and eat up the space to initiate contact. It's the only way to neutralize a shot blocker.

77Zag
02-23-2018, 11:57 AM
Zags 85
Cougs 74

On to Vegas as the #1 seed and sole WCC Champion!!

Go Zags - Beat the Cougs!

RenoZag
02-23-2018, 01:18 PM
Prediction

GON 80
BYU 84

Hope to See: My name in last place on the prediction scorecard. . .no injuries on either side. . .little to no discussion of the zebras' impact on the outcome. . .should be a very competitive entertaining basketball game. Given the off-the- court news these days, it might be fun to watch young men play the game.

All Weather Fan
02-23-2018, 02:44 PM
Zags - 79
Cougars - 75
Outright WCC Conference Championship !

MontanaCoyote
02-23-2018, 02:50 PM
1 Huge REBOUND!

zag67
02-23-2018, 02:57 PM
GU - 84 BYU - 67

LongIslandZagFan
02-23-2018, 03:09 PM
Cougars ain't USD when it comes to D. Zags have done well in Provo in the past. IF the Zags D shows up... which for prediction purposes I am going to say it is...

Zags 84
BYU 69

DixieZag
02-23-2018, 03:38 PM
Zags 78
Cougs 68

Just win.

No injuries, get the top seed. Then win WCC tourney. Sitting nicely then.

MyZags
02-23-2018, 03:47 PM
I see OT. Make sure you have adequate provisions.

thespywhozaggedme
02-23-2018, 04:18 PM
75-69

katman50
02-23-2018, 04:40 PM
Zags with a tough win. Both J3 and Rui come up big.

Bocco
02-23-2018, 04:42 PM
GU 78
BYU 72

bballbeachbum
02-23-2018, 07:13 PM
Perkins forays to the rim fail more times than not because he doesn't attack the defense. He gets close to the rim and then looks to avoid contact. If you see his head behind his body, rest assured he will have his shot blocked or the ball will fall short. If he is the one creating the contact the odds are much better that he will make the shot or get fouled. Coaches teach kids to go right at the defender and eat up the space to initiate contact. It's the only way to neutralize a shot blocker.

used to also teach the pullup to beat a shot blocker, getting him to extend to honor your ability to make that shot, thus allowing you to get by him or at least get him off balance. it's a lost art though seems to me, wonder if younger/newer coaches even teach it anymore, or if they even know how to teach it

hope to see the Zags win anyway it happens. Just Al Davis it baby!

Reborn
02-23-2018, 07:44 PM
Gonzaga 75
BYU 63

A great way to close out another conference championship. Everyone plays well. It's a great team effort both offensively and defensively. After Thursday night's nail biter, the Zags give us a break and play a great game that we all enjoy.

Go Zags!!!

23dpg
02-23-2018, 08:55 PM
Zags 81
BYU 73

Zag_Dad
02-23-2018, 10:42 PM
Zags 79
BYU 72

Zagger
02-24-2018, 01:06 AM
Zags 90, BYU 65
Another WCC lone #1 for the guys from Spokane :)

bigblahla
02-24-2018, 04:34 AM
Zags 81-69....

Go Zags....

sheps001
02-24-2018, 04:56 AM
Hope you're right. Sure it will be close

JPW314159
02-24-2018, 06:39 AM
Zags 71
BYU 69

RenoZag
02-24-2018, 06:41 AM
Well, I'll be AT the game with my three sons, 12, 11 and 8 years old. So, first and foremost, I hope that I don't see an overtly ugly BYU fanbase. There is hope this year, though, that I'll avoid that as we are traveling on the Alumni Associate bus and will be seated with the Alumni group at the game. Perhaps this will be the first year that I don't have an encounter with an a-hole BYU fan.

As to the game itself, I don't see BYU righting the ship. They really don't look good on the court right now and I think GU is going to come out even more focused and ready to play than normal because of all the missed easy shots from the USD game. Defense travels and I like GU's chances!

81-60 Gonzaga Victory!

I hope you have fun and the experience you had at the Marriott a few seasons ago doesn't repeat itself.

rennis
02-24-2018, 06:45 AM
I just hope our 3s fall and theirs don't

Zags 81
Cougs 72

kitzbuel
02-24-2018, 06:49 AM
Zags 88

BYU 81

GU69
02-24-2018, 07:03 AM
I don't much like BYU and I'd like to beat them by 30 points, but I'll go with 80-70.
I'm planning on a lot better guard play than on Thursday.

ZagzKrak
02-24-2018, 08:31 AM
Zags 88
BYU 75

Psychozag
02-24-2018, 09:22 AM
GU-78
BYU-72

BYU
02-24-2018, 09:51 AM
I hope you have fun and the experience you had at the Marriott a few seasons ago doesn't repeat itself.

+1 to this. I hope former1dog and his boys have a great trip.

It looks like Vegas thinks the Zags will win 73-68. That's what I expect, but I hope BYU can put together a good game and win.

upan8th
02-24-2018, 09:55 AM
Always tough winning in Provo. Spread is GU minus five. Sounds about right, but gonna give BYUte's a couple more. GU 78 Cougars 75.

former1dog
02-24-2018, 10:00 AM
I hope you have fun and the experience you had at the Marriott a few seasons ago doesn't repeat itself.


Thanks Reno!! We are traveling on the Alumni Bus to the game and will be sitting with the 2 bus loads of alum that are traveling from Salt Lake, so I'm hoping that buffers us from the nonsense.

Did you get your heater?

former1dog
02-24-2018, 10:01 AM
+1 to this. I hope former1dog and his boys have a great trip.


Thanks :)

spike_jr
02-24-2018, 11:53 AM
78-72 GU

Just win!

Zagnailler
02-24-2018, 12:00 PM
Gonzaga 77
BTWho. 71

Marriott Center remains clueless

Hoopaholic
02-24-2018, 12:42 PM
Zags79
Byu 64

RenoZag
02-24-2018, 01:02 PM
Thanks Reno!! We are traveling on the Alumni Bus to the game and will be sitting with the 2 bus loads of alum that are traveling from Salt Lake, so I'm hoping that buffers us from the nonsense.

Did you get your heater?

Warehouse shipped the wrong model. . .will have to wait until Weds or Thursday. . .

TravelinZag
02-24-2018, 03:30 PM
A win, a title, no injuries.

Zags 73
BYU 66

Go Zags!

Bogozags
02-24-2018, 04:00 PM
GU-82
BYU76