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Thread: This is when we needed Sacre!

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    Would it have been nice to have a fully fit and healthy Sacre? YES!!!

    But he was injured most of the year. Bringing him in for the last few games of the season wouldn't have helped much if at all. He is not in game shape and the team has been playing without him for most of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    Rob is a legit 5 man. He wants to be down low and battle with the bigs. Gonzaga just didn't have that true 5 man on this year's team. He provides low post presence. But he wouldn't have been enough tonight.

    The reason why Gonzaga lost this game - in addition to UNC just being a better and more talented team - was turnovers. If other teams are as lazy with the basketball as Gonzaga was tonight, UNC will cruise to the national title. It is the number one thing that you can't do against them. It just fuels their transition game. It put Gonzaga in a hole that they couldn't get out of.
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    Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.

    It was predictable going all the way back to last season. People want to talk about defense, or a post presence, or a variety of other reasons, but turnovers were the ultimate demise of the team and a few of us made that call long ago.
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    What no links proving your point Mick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm720 View Post
    What no links proving your point Mick?

    Here is a link from past December. Is that far enough back for you?

    From that thread:

    Although I agree that the Zags have historically needed better defense, I don't take it to the extreme that ABE does. That Morrison led team was good enough to get to the final. Certainly not good enough to beat Florida. They lost a tough game that UCLA was fortunate to pull out of the fire.

    For every argument about the Zag defense, one can point to critical turnovers (offensive problems) that took place in the final 3 minutes of that UCLA game.

    There really is no argument about the Zag defense last season. It was the best defense the team has played in the Few era. In reality, it was the offense that often failed the team last season. I expect the defense to be even better this season. Indeed, I am much more concerned about team ball handling (offensive problem) than defense.

    The poor defense label is a tag that the Zags have worn for a few years now. People that don't closely follow the team will use that tag regardless of how well the Zags are playing defense. It is a stereotype that is both understandable and not true for this year's team. They won't be reknown for great defense, but it certainly will not be major liability either.

    Now if one wants to bring up the topic of turnovers..............
    Not a bad call....for December
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    Sacre would have helped, but the reason for the loss last night goes way beyond one player. UNC was, and is, that much better. The Zags just did not have an answer for them defensively. They have too many weapons.

    Now we know what the rest of the WCC teams must feel like when they play the Zags!!

    Any word on whether his foot is 100% yet? Is it one of those freak injuries that is going to always be an issue? I'd hate to see him encounter the same problems Josh had with his feet.

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    would have been great to have Rob, all year. he's hurt.

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    My best to Josh. I know that this has been just as painful to him as to us fans. He never wanted to play the post as it needs to be played.This painful game, with zero rebounds from our big,will be felt for awhile. Daye played pretty well , but I think he plays to not get hurt while at G.U. waitng for the opportune time to make the NBA jump. Rob will help, but staff really need to recruit some depth at this position. We have been playing to not foul out - why? Because we have nobody with skills to come in and play inside.

    I'm looking at a second or third place team in the WCC next season..

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    This talk about Sacre is more about a big man / men than anything. Sacre would not have won this game. Think of it this way, if the Zags had two more big men in the middle, but no one coach on the bench requiring that he rebound or be benched....what in the h... does it matter. Also, our perimeter defense has been an issue for how many years now? That's coaching folks. Make no mistake...Mark Few is Gonzaga, but that means Gonzaga is Mark Few & co.. It's up to him to teach rebounding and defense - these are not talents....but required developments of major programs. You either play defense and rebound or you find a mid-major program to do what you want on the floor until the NBA comes calling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUSpokanative View Post
    My best to Josh. I know that this has been just as painful to him as to us fans. He never wanted to play the post as it needs to be played.This painful game, with zero rebounds from our big,will be felt for awhile. Daye played pretty well , but I think he plays to not get hurt while at G.U. waitng for the opportune time to make the NBA jump. Rob will help, but staff really need to recruit some depth at this position. We have been playing to not foul out - why? Because we have nobody with skills to come in and play inside.

    I'm looking at a second or third place team in the WCC next season..
    I'm looking at a first place team in the WCC next season.
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    I'm looking at 1st place in the WCC next season as well.

    Zags have way more talent than everyone else. It's the same thing every year. Zags will have guys coming off the bench who could start for every other team within the league.

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    No he meant monson not morrison.

    Monson was in a good position during the Elite 8 run. He only carried the torch that was lit by Dan Fitzgerald. Few, Monson, Fitz, and even Fr. Tony Lehman had huge influences on our success.

    Thanks goes to God, our school's athletic program, and our coaching staff during the 90's. The players followed the vision and the discipline of our coaches.

    That needs to happen now. It will for years to come as long as Few continues to carry that torch.

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