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LongIslandZagFan
03-29-2019, 05:30 AM
Zags now face Texas Tech. Does the Zags #1 offense top Texas Tech's #1 defense? Or do the Red Raiders end the Zags run?

What are you hoping to see? Expect to see? Thoughts? Predictions?

Have at it boys and girls!

MTZag03
03-29-2019, 05:50 AM
I feel way more confident in this game than FSU. I think we match up better. So Gonzaga 80, TT 70.

MJ777
03-29-2019, 05:50 AM
GU 79
TTU 68

Go Zags!

gonzagafan62
03-29-2019, 06:06 AM
Zags 64
TTU 60

A rock fight

Bocco
03-29-2019, 06:15 AM
GU 72
TTU 65

gueastcoast
03-29-2019, 06:36 AM
Another grinder as the redemption tour rolls on.

Zags 71
TTU 59

Alum08
03-29-2019, 06:54 AM
GU 70, TT 64

willandi
03-29-2019, 07:00 AM
85-68

Zags play team ball better.

DixieZag
03-29-2019, 07:02 AM
I felt better about this game at yesterday's halftime of the Michigan-Texas Tech game. Michigan was terrible, but Texas Tech went on to score a great deal after having 10 points at the 10 minute mark.

Still, I like the way the guys got through yesterday. They were so mentally tough to get through that game. The refs were allowing FSU to be SO physical. Really proud of our guys.

I believe that they believe they are going to the Final Four. I think they were quite nervous yesterday, I don't think they'll be nervous tomorrow. I think they'll be playing hard and rolling.

GU 72
TT 66

raise the zag
03-29-2019, 07:06 AM
I'm more impressed by their 20 pt demolition of Buffalo than what I saw last night.

Texas Tech is cruising. Riding their insanely difficult defense and upstart offense as of late.

Their defense is sound, strong, long, & disciplined. They made adjustments every 10 seconds in the shot clock...that is incredible.

They can grind it if they want and get out and run when they need to. It's the reason they have won so many, and lost so few. Versatile and have great chemistry combined with terrific coaching.

They have snipers from 3pt, big bodies down low (1 is 6'10" with a 7'4" wingspan who protects the rim, the other is 6'8" 250lbs who can bruise and bang). Their combo guard is a Top 5 pick in the NBA Draft. And their guards are smart, patient, hard nosed, & can shoot!

Probably the most uniquely balanced team outside UNC & Gonzaga.

And they were fresh post game, while we looked flat our exhausted. Uncertain if this helps or hinders us for this type of game.

It will be a grinder. They like to zone and play man, and morph between pressure man, and zone as shot clock winds down.

I've never seen a defense quite like it. Michigan is straight fwd pressure, fundamental, locked in, hustle based defense much like Virginia. Tech is tricky. Will be incredibly tough to prepare for on short turnaround.

As another poster pointed out -- #1 offense vs #1 defense. That's Final 4 esque...will have to earn every point/bucket tomorrow.

No one has been able to slow down Culver. That is key for our defense. Also, no one talks about Morretti but the kid hits shot after shot, 50% FG on the season. X factor on offense as he keeps defenses honest. Mooney has been one of the best grad transfer players in NCAA this season. He was nearly a Zag at one point. Saavy, experienced, fearless, & will surprise you with his toughness/athleticism.

Their bigs aren't the most skilled guys but they make plays, rebound well, & protect the rim. They also do a great job running the floor and spacing the court for Culver to destroy defenses. He reminds me of a quicker, more controlled Lance Stephenson. Or much like that kid from South Carolina in the Final 4, with much better supporting cast and shooters than USC.

I feel like we can defend these guys. Our defense has really stepped up, especially guys like Tillie and Kispert. Corey has looked like an entirely different player this post season, I honestly haven't been able to recognize him on the court, and that's a good thing. Also, he actually runs opponents off the 3pt line. His patented late lunge is long gone and it's a wonderfully pleasant surprise.

However, Tech defense has shut down teams much like us. I think we are somewhat similar to Kansas in terms of our actions and sets on offense, and Tech blew them out by 30. They seem to feast on teams who like pick n roll.

I'm nervous about scoring enough points in this one. If we can get to 70, it will be a bball miracle imho.

Thus, 61 - 60.

Win on a last second hook shot from Clarke

stevet75
03-29-2019, 07:07 AM
Zags 69 Tech 61

LongIslandZagFan
03-29-2019, 07:08 AM
Funny... I dreaded this matchup far more than FSU. But no way will this be a high scoring affair. #1 D against #1 O.


I have faith in this Zags team... to this point, ever since the SMC loss, they have basically been imposing their will on their opponents.

I think this will be a grinder.

Zags 68
TTU 60

FuManShoes
03-29-2019, 07:10 AM
Zags will need all hands on deck again. This is one where if 4-7 guys make solid if not spectacular contributions, the Zags win. Buckets will be at a premium. Finish strong and always be dunking or looking for a kickout to the open man. No lazy passes! No meandering drives into the paint where you get stripped. Less dribbling than last game. And keep Culver in check even if that just means making him work for his 25. And keep a hand in the Italian's face!

Zags 71
Texas Tech 67

DixieZag
03-29-2019, 07:13 AM
There will be no team playing with more confidence than Tech. They have blown everyone out.

strikenowhere
03-29-2019, 07:23 AM
I gotta be honest - Texas Tech last night didn't impress me; Michigan make them look better by simply not being able to put that ball in the basket. Could that have been due to Tech's #1 rated defense? I'm sure it had some effect, but Michigan had been in a funk already for the last month and it caught up to them here. I was far more worried about the bodies/length that Florida St was throwing at the Zags; I think this is going to to turn into another blow-out a la Xavier in 2017.

75-55

raise the zag
03-29-2019, 07:38 AM
Remember, Texas Tech made Elite 8 last yr, & played Villanova pretty well. This Tech team is vastly better, with improved offense, namely shooters. They have blown every team out this Tourney. Very controlled confident squad. If shots aren't falling, they don't mind, as their defense carries them. They have NBA talent mixed w/experienced guards. I do worry about fatigue a bit compared to their rested guys. How to slow down Culver, his ability to score at the rim is otherworldly.

They will be just a hungry for a Final 4 given last year's result.

NEC26
03-29-2019, 07:47 AM
I said our defense was key against FSU and it was fantastic. It will be the key in this game as well.

Zagger
03-29-2019, 07:53 AM
I feel we’re more of an O threat than even the best D can counter. I also feel TTU will under estimate/appreciate Zag D.
Zags 75
TTU 55
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bartruff1
03-29-2019, 08:05 AM
Zags 70-62

BayAreaZagFan
03-29-2019, 08:08 AM
Low-scoring and close, but like last night, the outcome will never really be in doubt.

Zags - 66
U of Texas Tech - 60

raise the zag
03-29-2019, 08:08 AM
Just read that Texas Tech practiced after Michigan game last night. Did a 'gonzaga walkthru'. Wow. Coach Beard said he is familiar w/us b/c he is a closet Zags fan & watches us as much as anyone. Interesting.

Here is his take on Rui:


Beard acknowledged that Hachimura will be a challenge.

"We're not going to stop him," Beard said. "That's for sure. We're just going to try to contain and try to pick and choose times and play team defense. He's one of the best players in college basketball. So we don't have anybody on our team that can guard him one-on-one. So we will play team defense as we always do. He's a special player."



I'm happy to hear his respect and focus on Rui.

He played much better last night vs FSU, yet still lacking 1st Team All American level play. He hit some deep mid range jumpers and played prettt tough defense but still feels like he is settling a bit. I know he has so much more untapped potential, another level he has yet to show us. He has been good in transition and hitting tough shots, but if like to see him in the paint more vs Tech. He has an incredible touch in the paint, like to see him drive to the hoop off post touch or even a true post up. He will likely be double teamed and can find someone for open shot.

When you immediately turn around to face the hoop, it can stagnate the offense or bit or allow the defense to read, anticipate tour next move.

Coach Beard continues:


"I mentioned this [Wednesday], we show our team clips of winning basketball. We show a lot of Gonzaga clips. Their passion, their togetherness, their courage, just how aggressive they are.

A&M admitted to scouting us earlier this week, before playing Michigan, watched film while Coach Few made a comment about all their focus was on FSU & didn't consider their next opponent. Knowing very little about Tech or Mich besides geeat defenses. Likely just Coach speak, but still, did we scout Mich or Tech before playing FSU? More curious than anything.

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/texastechredraiders/2019/03/29/fan-no-texas-tech-coach-chris-beard-put-gonzaga-fandom-aside-ahead-elite-eight-matchup

LongIslandZagFan
03-29-2019, 08:31 AM
I gotta be honest - Texas Tech last night didn't impress me; Michigan make them look better by simply not being able to put that ball in the basket.


Agree with you on this. If Michigan wasn't so utterly antarcticly cold from the arc, would have been a different game altogether. I would also add, I didn't feel like TT was disrupting those threes all that much... just seemed like there was a lid on the hoop. If the Zags hit from the outside... it will completely open up the paint for Clarke and Rui.

zagsfanforlife
03-29-2019, 08:37 AM
They play lock down D, but i think this Zags team can score against anyone... and dont reference the SMC game... they took the air out of the ball.

I dont see Texas Tech having the scoring prowess to keep up with our guys. Culver, Mooney (kinda), Moretti (kinda), and then there are a lot of suspect scorers. Zags have 6 guys who can beat you every given night.

I'll go with 70-62 Zags.

jazzdelmar
03-29-2019, 08:43 AM
Just read that Texas Tech practiced after Michigan game last night. Did a 'gonzaga walkthru'. Wow. Coach Beard said he is familiar w/us b/c he is a closet Zags fan & watches us as much as anyone. Interesting.

Here is his take on Rui:



I'm happy to hear his respect and focus on Rui.

He played much better last night vs FSU, yet still lacking 1st Team All American level play. He hit some deep mid range jumpers and played prettt tough defense but still feels like he is settling a bit. I know he has so much more untapped potential, another level he has yet to show us. He has been good in transition and hitting tough shots, but if like to see him in the paint more vs Tech. He has an incredible touch in the paint, like to see him drive to the hoop off post touch or even a true post up. He will likely be double teamed and can find someone for open shot.

When you immediately turn around to face the hoop, it can stagnate the offense or bit or allow the defense to read, anticipate tour next move.

Coach Beard continues:



A&M admitted to scouting us earlier this week, before playing Michigan, watched film while Coach Few made a comment about all their focus was on FSU & didn't consider their next opponent. Knowing very little about Tech or Mich besides geeat defenses. Likely just Coach speak, but still, did we scout Mich or Tech before playing FSU? More curious than anything.

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/texastechredraiders/2019/03/29/fan-no-texas-tech-coach-chris-beard-put-gonzaga-fandom-aside-ahead-elite-eight-matchup

Coach Beard is a bit of a flim-flam man....such BS....He's auditioning for the UCLA job w all that horseradish, IMO.

LongIslandZagFan
03-29-2019, 08:45 AM
Coach Beard is a bit of a flim-flam man....such BS....He's auditioning for the UCLA job w all that horseradish, IMO.

I found the whole "Is that who we are playing?" thing utterly obnoxious. It literally was the game that ended right before you took the floor.

thespywhozaggedme
03-29-2019, 08:51 AM
Funny... I dreaded this matchup far more than FSU. But no way will this be a high scoring affair. #1 D against #1 O.


I have faith in this Zags team... to this point, ever since the SMC loss, they have basically been imposing their will on their opponents.

I think this will be a grinder.

Zags 68
TTU 60

For me, it was the exact opposite, FSU's length, depth and athleticism scared me. TT poses none of those threats. We've gotta come out running and pound the ball into Brandon and Rui, control the pace, don't let them dictate it.

79-68 us

former1dog
03-29-2019, 08:55 AM
No denying that Texas Tech is good. Let's get real though, Michigan shot 1 for 19 for 3 in that game last night. 1 for 19!! I guarantee you if Michigan made a dreadful 4 for 19, it would have been a much different game. Michigan would not have won, but it would have been a much closer came. If Michigan made their season average and hit 7 three pointers (35% shooting), then they would have had an opportunity to win. Frankly, Michigan was just missing those shots. It really wasn't as a result of Texas Tech's defense.

Common opponents, TT has lost to both of Duke and Baylor this past season. The real head scratcher is the loss to West Virginia though, who was just horrible this past season. WVU is 97th on KenPom.com vs. our worst loss on the season vs St. Mary's who is ranked 30th.

Obviously, TT plays tenacious D and have athlete's in the front court, in particular Owens, who can contest and block shots. They're not a relatively tall or bulky team though, so I like our chances of being able to play our normal inside out type of offensive game.

I'm assuming that we're going to focus effort on Culver to slow him down, but I'm also assuming he's going to get his points one way or the other. Beyond Culver, though, I think we're going to lock these kids down and make it very, very difficult for them to score.

The biggest factor, in my opinion, in Gonzaga's favor is the quick turnaround time. Gonzaga is an extremely difficult offensive team to prepare for. One of the reasons both TT and Michigan were so effective against each other defensively is that they had a scout and 4 or 5 practice/film days to game plan. You've got 48 hours to prep for Gonzaga, good luck!

At the end of the day, I respect Texas Tech. They were the winners of the Big 12, unseating Kansas' historic run. They have had a great season with only 6 losses. They have steamrolled some quality teams in the tournament. With the exception of Duke, though, they haven't played a team as good as Gonzaga all season and when they did, they lost by double digits.

It will be a tough game for the good guys, but I'm confidently picking Gonzaga by 11.

70-59

ZagzKrak
03-29-2019, 08:57 AM
Zags 77-61

MontanaCoyote
03-29-2019, 09:02 AM
Same grit, less dribbling into trouble, fewer turnovers. Less hero ball.

PS, OOB’s. TTech needs to fall to assure that there’s no Virginia - T Tech, 41-39 game for the championship.

23dpg
03-29-2019, 09:03 AM
I’m super impressed by Texas Tech. FSU was a good team, top 12 but I have TT a bit higher.

My easiest prediction would be anxiety!

But I’ll take
Zags 71
TT 65

Edit to add: I've adjusted way down after doing a little research.

gonzagafan62
03-29-2019, 09:10 AM
As much credit is given to TTUs defense... what about ours? Ours is no slouch at all and if you look since The UNC loss ours is right there with Virginia and Texas Tech.

LongIslandZagFan
03-29-2019, 09:12 AM
As much credit is given to TTUs defense... what about ours? Ours is no slouch at all and if you look since The UNC loss ours is right there with Virginia and Texas Tech.

In the end it is #1 O/#16 D vs #31 O/#1 D

CdAZagFan
03-29-2019, 09:40 AM
Win the boards, win the game...

GU 80
TT 67

bigblahla
03-29-2019, 09:51 AM
Zags 77-66

Go!! Zags!!!

DixieZag
03-29-2019, 09:53 AM
Might've said this, but I can't imagine there's a more confident team out there than TT. They have every right to be.

Their fans sure are confident.

thespywhozaggedme
03-29-2019, 09:54 AM
From a poster on another teams board:

I just have a hard time shaking how terrible their guard play was in the final 8 minutes of their Duke game. Once Duke added a little 3/4 court pressure,

They could barely get the ball across half court and turned it over again and again while choking away a sure win.

Zags11
03-29-2019, 09:56 AM
Zags 68

TT 56

Zags defense wins another march madness game and the zags go back to the Final 4 for the 2nd time in 3 years.

TexasZagFan
03-29-2019, 09:57 AM
Zags 68

TT 56

Zags defense wins another march madness game and the zags go back to the Final 4 for the 2nd time in 3 years.

Zags 72, TT 65

former1dog
03-29-2019, 10:01 AM
From a poster on another teams board:

I just have a hard time shaking how terrible their guard play was in the final 8 minutes of their Duke game. Once Duke added a little 3/4 court pressure,

They could barely get the ball across half court and turned it over again and again while choking away a sure win.

Gonzaga guards had a total of 3 turnovers in the Duke game. 2 from Perkins, 1 on Norvell and 0 from Crandall... 1 more from Kispert if you want to call him a guard. My recollection from that game was that our guards played very, very well.

The reason the game got close was our guys got gassed, starting playing a little sloppy on the defensive side AND our guys started missing lots of free throws.

DixieZag
03-29-2019, 10:06 AM
From a poster on another teams board:

I just have a hard time shaking how terrible their guard play was in the final 8 minutes of their Duke game. Once Duke added a little 3/4 court pressure,

They could barely get the ball across half court and turned it over again and again while choking away a sure win.

Our guards struggle against aggressive pressure from great athletes - most do.

What Few has figured out is that every player on the court can handle the ball. Thus Rui, Clarke and Tillie make that point irrelevant. FSU's full court pressure did nothing to us. The halfcourt pressure, chasing us around when milking clock bothered us more.

I would have liked to have seen BC and Rui taking it aggressively underneath rather than pulling it out so early when only up 5 or 7, but we weren't getting ANY calls driving to the basket at that point.

Zags11
03-29-2019, 10:09 AM
Zags 72, TT 65

Love it!

TexasZagFan
03-29-2019, 10:22 AM
Love it!

72-65 is a classic college hoops score, first emblazoned into my mind by Texas Western beating Kentucky for the championship.

O/T, a classic scene in the movie "Glory Road" was when Haskins is on the phone while getting his car gassed up. The station attendant was no other than the real "Bear", Don Haskins. I laughed out loud in the theatre, the only person who did. I guess nobody else knew what Haskins looked like.

Zags11
03-29-2019, 10:24 AM
72-65 is a classic college hoops score, first emblazoned into my mind by Texas Western beating Kentucky for the championship.

O/T, a classic scene in the movie "Glory Road" was when Haskins is on the phone while getting his car gassed up. The station attendant was no other than the real "Bear", Don Haskins. I laughed out loud in the theatre, the only person who did. I guess nobody else knew what Haskins looked like.

Lol that's awesome!!

thespywhozaggedme
03-29-2019, 10:32 AM
Gonzaga guards had a total of 3 turnovers in the Duke game. 2 from Perkins, 1 on Norvell and 0 from Crandall... 1 more from Kispert if you want to call him a guard. My recollection from that game was that our guards played very, very well.

The reason the game got close was our guys got gassed, starting playing a little sloppy on the defensive side AND our guys started missing lots of free throws.


We did not lose to Duke, we beat them. They are talking about Texas Techs guards. They played Duke in MSG and lost to them.

former1dog
03-29-2019, 10:33 AM
We did not lose to do, we beat them. They are talking about Texas Techs guards. They played Duke in MSG and lost to them.

Aw, sorry about that. It wasn't clear from your post that you were relaying a message that TT's guards had a hard time with defensive pressure.

TexasZagFan
03-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Gonzaga guards had a total of 3 turnovers in the Duke game. 2 from Perkins, 1 on Norvell and 0 from Crandall... 1 more from Kispert if you want to call him a guard. My recollection from that game was that our guards played very, very well.

The reason the game got close was our guys got gassed, starting playing a little sloppy on the defensive side AND our guys started missing lots of free throws.

Imagine that, getting gassed during the third game in 3 days.

thespywhozaggedme
03-29-2019, 10:37 AM
Our guards struggle against aggressive pressure from great athletes - most do.

What Few has figured out is that every player on the court can handle the ball. Thus Rui, Clarke and Tillie make that point irrelevant. FSU's full court pressure did nothing to us. The halfcourt pressure, chasing us around when milking clock bothered us more.

I would have liked to have seen BC and Rui taking it aggressively underneath rather than pulling it out so early when only up 5 or 7, but we weren't getting ANY calls driving to the basket at that point.

Sorry I wasn’t clear. They are talking about Texas Techs guards and how to beat them. Pressure them and they will turn the ball over.

thespywhozaggedme
03-29-2019, 10:39 AM
Aw, sorry about that. It wasn't clear from your post that you were relaying a message that TT's guards had a hard time with defensive pressure.

Yeah, my bad. I watched the Texas tech/Duke game and Texas Tech was controlling the first 30 minutes but then Duke pressured their guards and they turned the ball over like five straight times. That is definitely the key to success, pressure their guards in pound it into Rui and Brandon.

former1dog
03-29-2019, 10:40 AM
Sorry I wasn’t clear. They are talking about Texas Techs guards and how to beat them. Pressure them and they will turn the ball over.

Interesting! Perhaps that is why TT lost to a woeful West Virginia team in the Big 12 tourney? Is that their kryptonite? I think we'll find out on Saturday because Gonzaga has been running that 3/4 press all season. Would love to see Jones or Crandall at the top of that press for a good portion of the night if its working.

jazzdelmar
03-29-2019, 11:19 AM
Coach beard is a snake he would suck Gonzagaís eyeballs out to get to the final four. Donít believe any of this crap is passing around. I know Few and company are smart enough not to listen to any of this BS. The man is a disciple of Coach Bobby Knight what else would you expect? Heís just trying to build up his team and undermine Gonzaga.

ZagsGoZags
03-29-2019, 11:43 AM
GU 66
tech 63

Mr Vulture
03-29-2019, 11:52 AM
I expect this to be an extremely hard fought game. In the end, I think our offense will be just enough to prevail as long as we keep them under 40% from 3pt land and limit our turnovers to under 15.

Zags - 70
Texas Tech - 65

JPW314159
03-29-2019, 03:18 PM
ZAGS 75
Texas Tech 67

Radbooks
03-29-2019, 07:11 PM
Zags gonna win!!

Zags - 71
TTU - 63

Stache
03-29-2019, 08:54 PM
Us 76
Them 64

Kong-Kool-Aid
03-29-2019, 09:27 PM
First game we win in a looooong time that won't be by double digits.

Zags 73 - Texas Tech 65

WenatcheeZag
03-29-2019, 09:30 PM
Zags. 74
TTU. 68

Sarenyon
03-29-2019, 10:22 PM
We get more than 72 we win.

Reborn
03-29-2019, 10:30 PM
Gonzaga 77
Texas Tech 66

It's a tough game all the way. Much like it was with FSU.
I hope to see 10 three's by our Zags.

MDABE80
03-29-2019, 11:08 PM
We need to play hard defense on the 3 pointers. We need to win with that but if we shoot 40% again. It might be curtains for us. I hope we score 80! I’m thinking Fews generated a very thoughtful defense.

All Weather Fan
03-29-2019, 11:09 PM
Go Zags. Beat the Red Raiders !
GU - 72 TTU - 67

RenoZag
03-29-2019, 11:09 PM
GU 64
TT 63


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amaronizag
03-29-2019, 11:19 PM
Zags win 74-68

demian
03-30-2019, 12:06 AM
Coach beard is a snake he would suck Gonzagaís eyeballs out to get to the final four. Donít believe any of this crap is passing around. I know Few and company are smart enough not to listen to any of this BS. The man is a disciple of Coach Bobby Knight what else would you expect? Heís just trying to build up his team and undermine Gonzaga.

Oh really Coach Beard is a bob knight disciple? Iím not shocked cuz when I watched the game vs Michigan which is first time I have seen them play I thought that Tech reminds me of an old school Bobby Knight Indiana team. Bunch of good players and one NBA player like a Calbert Cheney type (tech jarret Culver) but Cheney was better than culvert. Mooney is a typical stud guard who bob knight would have loved. Will be a good game but I think we can score 65 and hold them to 60

White lightning
03-30-2019, 04:38 AM
75-70 Gonzaga. As Barkley Says you have to score 80 to beat the Zags. This is the game that Tillie is the one who takes us to the final four. His passing high low game and needed three point shooting will be the key to our success. Go Zags

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Reborn
03-30-2019, 06:23 AM
Coach beard is a snake he would suck Gonzagaís eyeballs out to get to the final four. Donít believe any of this crap is passing around. I know Few and company are smart enough not to listen to any of this BS. The man is a disciple of Coach Bobby Knight what else would you expect? Heís just trying to build up his team and undermine Gonzaga.

Thanks for the heads up, jazz. I got sucked in, and thanks for straightening my thinking out. I also thought of Indiana when I watched the Texas Tech game vs Michigan. Knowing that Beard is a Bobby Knight clone adds so much to this game because when we lost to Texas Tech in the NCAA Tournament Knight was coaching Tech. This news really pumps me up, Jazz. Few remembers that game against Knight quite well. I'm really happy to get this news.

Go Zags!!!

Zaga
03-30-2019, 06:42 AM
81-68 Gonzaga

Therunner
03-30-2019, 06:51 AM
81-68 Gonzaga

If we score 80, which no opponent has accomplished this season vs Tech, I'm going streaking!

I'm thinking 62 - 60.

Zagceo
03-30-2019, 06:55 AM
Get on the ZAGA TRAIN....90-68

Snax Tillie Perk Kispert 2 of 4 have blowout games

Rui Clarke 20 10 workmen like

LongIslandZagFan
03-30-2019, 08:23 AM
Proving to you guys that I am on top of this today... I am putting a data entry placeholder right here.

SwainZag
03-30-2019, 08:28 AM
We will be playing an excellent basketball team today. We cannot let them dictate the pace. I do not want to see a game in the 50's as time is clicking down, those are the games we lose. Culver is the real deal and will get his. Owens is a solid player, but will have hands full with Clarke. The player that scares me is Moretti. He is a helleva shooter and has the ability to get white hot from downtown.

Zags have a pretty distinct size advantage outiside of Owens. I really think Tillie and/or Rui are primed to have big games tonight. They should get a lot of good looks.

Zags 73
Red Raiders 63

rennis
03-30-2019, 08:35 AM
Grit. That's all I want to see

Zags 75
TTU 64

Oh and at least 7 or 8 poster dunks from Rui & Clarke

GU69
03-30-2019, 10:22 AM
It keeps getting tougher, but we need to get through this weekend and come back next week.
GU 70-65.
Not convinced that TT can handle GU's offense.

upan8th
03-30-2019, 11:05 AM
Would love to see the Bulldogs put together a complete game for the first time all year vs a quality opponent (close w/Maui Duke game). A game similar to the Xavier thrashing in '17. Make over 50% on treys, Rui & Brandon combine for 40 pts, double digit rebound advantage, single digit TO's, & 80% of FT's. Do all that & it's a blowout. Alas, not gonna happen. GU plays tight; its worst game of the Tourney, has it's Dook squeaker moment, yet survives & advances. Zags 66 TT 65.

Zagregious
03-30-2019, 11:22 AM
Zags 86
Red Raiders 68

Pixar beats the other Raiders.

If the stat is true TT hasn’t allowed 80 this year, why not us, why not today?

Martin Centre Mad Man
03-30-2019, 12:42 PM
70-58 Zags.

kitzbuel
03-30-2019, 01:31 PM
Fortunately our defense doesn't have to be better than TT's defense. It just has to be better than their offense and I think it will.

Zags 68

Red Raiders 62

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spike_jr
03-30-2019, 02:00 PM
70-62 GU

Try to contain/limit Culver - he will get his, but make him work for it. Guard the 3 pt line like your tourney life depends on it. Out-rebound them. Value each possession and limit turnovers.

gonzagafan62
03-30-2019, 02:16 PM
71
58

Zags on top

Ladyzag12
03-30-2019, 02:21 PM
I'm pooping masonry are this point. This is a legacy game
It will be a tight grinder and tech is as tough as they come. 68-62 GU.

jazzdelmar
03-30-2019, 02:56 PM
I'm pooping masonry are this point. This is a legacy game
It will be a tight grinder and tech is as tough as they come. 68-62 GU.

And I don’t have a square to spare.