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  1. It's a bit off topic, but following a very very...

    It's a bit off topic, but following a very very scary looking (and sounding) head injury in a recent game, the teams from Stanford and CU Boulder gathered to pray at midcourt. It struck me a...
  2. I would find it fascinating to learn the rate at...

    I would find it fascinating to learn the rate at which BYU male athletes maintain (or not) their LDS beliefs at age 30 or 35 relative to the general student body or mormon population.

    The degree...
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    I'm not sure what claim you are asking me if I...

    I'm not sure what claim you are asking me if I agree with or would deny.
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    I'll take Dickau for my team. High TOs, but he...

    I'll take Dickau for my team. High TOs, but he had the ball a lot.

    My guesses:

    A:Pangos
    B:Raivio (freethrow %)
    C:Perkins
    D: DD
    E:
    F:Goodson (or someone lightning fast who lacked shooting...
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    I feel like this is a straw man caricature of...

    I feel like this is a straw man caricature of stats and how they are used. You're giving an example of a prehistoric or utterly elementary stat comparison as if to demonstrate the futility of data....
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    Looking at single seasons, it comes down to the...

    Looking at single seasons, it comes down to the two guys who took a red shirt year then dominated and went to the NBA:

    Clarke '19 (he blocked more shots than he missed. Even without being the best...
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    The lists you keep citing (Wooden, Jabar) compare...

    The lists you keep citing (Wooden, Jabar) compare Petrusev to players from others teams in this season.
    Everyone else is having a discussion comparing Petrusev to players from this team in other...
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    The 3rd time in 3 years would be crazy. I wonder...

    The 3rd time in 3 years would be crazy. I wonder how many pairs of teams have matched up in 3 straight years.

    Last year's win vs them was the best game I remember seeing Perkins ever play as a Zag.
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    FSU is that acc threat. They were already closer...

    FSU is that acc threat. They were already closer to a #1.

    It’s Dayton, FSU, maybe Creighton, and of course SDSU on our heels.
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    And they are underranked by Kenpom, since it...

    And they are underranked by Kenpom, since it counts the 11 or 12 games they've been without Childs.

    BYU is somewhere from 6-10 if only counting the Childs part of the schedule.
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    Petrusev getting fouled SO MUCH more than others...

    Petrusev getting fouled SO MUCH more than others on the list, including people we think of as more embracing of contact.

    Does anyone who watched more of these other big guys have any ideas why FP...
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    Thanks, Mark. That's a good point. Team mates,...

    Thanks, Mark. That's a good point. Team mates, coaching schemes, and opponents all change through the years.

    Do you think any of the advanced measures (offensive rating? defensive rating? PER?...
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    2 or 3 public posted choices so far and 100+...

    2 or 3 public posted choices so far and 100+ views and opinions saved for later? Lots of people want to keep their cake and eat it too.

    "I knew it all along!" "I always knew my guy was the best!"...
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    FSU coming back to beat Louisville. FSU or...

    FSU coming back to beat Louisville.

    FSU or Duke could be a challenge for the last #1 seed.
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    Replay here: ...

    Replay here:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMvejFDIzS4

    Despite the comments from Kispert and Tillie, I think the crowd definitely mattered. Woolridge airballed a free throw, there were...
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    I'm sticking with "I" in this round as well....

    I'm sticking with "I" in this round as well. Though on this year's team it might be nice to have the rim protection and 3pt shooting of "H". I hope other's offer opinions, but usually people like to...
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    https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/gonza...

    https://www.sports-reference.com/cbb/schools/gonzaga/2010.html
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    Fun game! If you are grabbing those stats off a...

    Fun game! If you are grabbing those stats off a half decent website, it is probably easy to trade them out for per-40minute averages or per-100 possession averages, which makes for better...
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    Thanks LIZF - that seems about right to me. I...

    Thanks LIZF - that seems about right to me. I appreciate your perspective. It sure seems (from tiny glimpses) that FP has a much better outside shot than many of our past big men. It would have...
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    Make the sophomore year comparison if you want...

    Make the sophomore year comparison if you want (or freshman year, comparing to some guys like Collins and Sabonis and even Timme as freshmen). Wouldn't you start most of those guys over FP?

    I'm...
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    GU Bigs: Analytics Thread v2.0

    Which Gonzaga low post starters from the past 10 years is Petrusev better than, or you'd want him starting over, if both on the team this year?

    Even going back 20 years, it's hard to imagine...
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    I'm curious when people think this developmental...

    I'm curious when people think this developmental leap will happen. He has anywhere from 5-10 games left as a zag.
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    After reading the Petrusev article in The...

    After reading the Petrusev article in The Athletic I think he would/will be very comfortable and happy as a pro in Europe, not the NBA. Seems like he will happily “go home” and make hundreds of...
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    Maryland trails tOSU by 4 with 4 minutes left. It...

    Maryland trails tOSU by 4 with 4 minutes left. It would really help GU if Maryland loses.

    The current teams who we'd be most helped by (in seeding) to see lose:

    Dayton, SDSU, Maryland, Duke,...
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    Kenpom only had GU as a 2pt favorite. With Childs...

    Kenpom only had GU as a 2pt favorite. With Childs this year (and prior to last night) BYU was already a top-10 team nationally. Add in the home court atmosphere with 19,000 BYU fans and it was easily...
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