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GonzagasaurusFlex
11-30-2018, 07:31 AM
Read this interesting article about new early season college hoops tourney in Belfast, N Ireland.

http://http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/25391926/how-belfast-landed-biggest-college-hoops-tourney-other-side-atlantic (http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/25391926/how-belfast-landed-biggest-college-hoops-tourney-other-side-atlantic)

Itís happening today. w USF Dons besting SFA Lumberjacks handily 76-58.

Methinks ZagNation would travel well to Belfast. Hopefully this first year goes smoothe; I predict this will become a very very solid early season tourney w quality teams.

Would love to see a field w Jesuit schools from differing conferences and Notre Dame.

Kong-Kool-Aid
11-30-2018, 09:05 AM
Good win, now they get a crack at #21 Buffalo, this will be a huge game for them!

DixieZag
11-30-2018, 09:15 AM
Good win, now they get a crack at #21 Buffalo, this will be a huge game for them!

Absolutely.

Beating Buffalo - which I have heard announcers rave about - would probably lift them up to top 25

Irish_eliZAG
11-30-2018, 10:00 AM
Going to be at the game tomorrow and cheer for the Dons for a change. I like them much better than Gaels or the Cougars.

Kong-Kool-Aid
11-30-2018, 10:13 AM
Now that Rex is out of there they became much easier to cheer for.

Enjoy the game!

GonzagasaurusFlex
11-30-2018, 12:21 PM
Going to be at the game tomorrow and cheer for the Dons for a change. I like them much better than Gaels or the Cougars.

Wow...so cool to hear from someone actually in Belfast for this game! Hope you have a blast and share w us here what the experience was like.

Also, while at the game tomorrow, please do what you can to drop a bug in tourney organizer's ear re: Gonzaga, Loyola-Chicago, St. Joseph's, Notre Dame participating in the future.....Georgetown too if Ewing can get that ship righted.

HOF Belfast Classic could easily become a high prestige early season tourney year in and year out.

Pleasant Peninsula
11-30-2018, 02:05 PM
When was the last time a non GU/SMC/BYU team was ranked? I'm thinking it would be Pepperdine circa 2002?

JPtheBeasta
11-30-2018, 02:13 PM
With all of the talk about the jump to the MWC this off season, it would be ironic to see the WCC rated higher this year.

KStyles
12-01-2018, 12:40 AM
When was the last time a non GU/SMC/BYU team was ranked? I'm thinking it would be Pepperdine circa 2002?

Looks like Portland on November 30, 2009.

http://www.collegepollarchive.com/mbasketball/ap/app_last.cfm?sort=top25app (#98)

kitzbuel
12-01-2018, 05:59 AM
With all of the talk about the jump to the MWC this off season, it would be ironic to see the WCC rated higher this year.

Or, more likely, it would vindicate the approach of Few and the GU administration in pushing and strong-arming the conference to improve their programs.

RenoZag
12-01-2018, 06:18 AM
CBS Sports Network ( Directv Ch 221) will carry the game. Good luck to the Dons.

Zagger
12-01-2018, 07:00 AM
CBS Sports Network ( Directv Ch 221) will carry the game. Good luck to the Dons.

Thanks for the tip!

The Mrs and I are both retired now and in the traveling mode. Next season we hope to hit at least one away game for the Zags - hopefully 2 games. We're not so keen on traveling during traditional family holidays (Thanksgiving/Christmas) as our first grandkid is due in February. We do try and hit the WCC Tourney each year (missing it this year though due to another travel destination) but would mostly like to hit a regular away game and mostly with another WCC school. If we knew the Zags would be in Belfast ..... we'd more than likely plan a trip around it. We didn't travel much while working the last 30 years and saved up to do so now. Might as well see places AND take in Zags games at the same time :)

Zagger
12-01-2018, 08:26 AM
Dons 35, Buffalo 41 .... at halftime. Dons sunk a 3 just before the halftime buzzer. Dons are certainly within striking distance of upsetting Buffalo.
Good luck Dons!

Zagger
12-01-2018, 08:51 AM
Dons 35, Buffalo 41 .... at halftime. Dons sunk a 3 just before the halftime buzzer. Dons are certainly within striking distance of upsetting Buffalo.
Good luck Dons!

46-47 now. Dons playing better D and making some shots :)

RenoZag
12-01-2018, 08:55 AM
Frankie F is looking good

53 - 51, 12:20 to go

STATS FEED: http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=231724

DixieZag
12-01-2018, 09:13 AM
I tuned in, they were down 2, not one minute later they're one free throw from being down 9

I turned the channel