View Poll Results: Who's your GUnit?

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  • Gray (shut down Thompson!)

    9 5.26%
  • Harris (insane line in the 2nd half)

    68 39.77%
  • Bouldin (career high!! Dickau-esque!!)

    72 42.11%
  • Olynyk

    9 5.26%
  • The team/coach

    12 7.02%
  • Someone else

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Thread: GUnit of the Game--- WSU 12-2-09

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    Matt and Harris were awesome
    Grey was as good as you can get on the defensive end
    Oly and Gibbs were VALUABLE in the last 6 minutes

    But "something" happened at half time and the adjustments made on both ends of the court by the coaches turned the tide in my opinion

    but if has to be player, Matt had some huge rebounds and made baskets in 1rst half to keep us in the gam

    MATT

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    Harris and love Steven, that was a gutsy performance not to give in and still make plays to win!

    another haftime gem...don't want to rely on it, but I do dig it!!!

    but Matt, for what all have said

    this feels good

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    Bouldin did what he had to do... he hit his 3s... nobody else did. Harris got pi$$ed and dominated the 2nd half. Gray was horrible on offense, but he shut down Klay and came up with big play after big play. Sort of a coming out game for KO and Gibbs. I say give 'em all the game ball. But if I have to award it to one player, it has to be Harris. Wazzu dominated the paint for 30 minutes... the last 10 belonged to Harris. Great game, Zags!

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    Bouldin and Harris were spectacular, but it was really Gray who saved the day with his defense on Klay and with his big steals at the end.

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    Great job from EH and SG, but I gave it to Matty B!!! Awesome comeback!!!
    GO ZAGS!!!

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    Really was a TEAM effort tonight. . .I don't think it's a "W" without the contributions outlined above.

    Put a gun to my head and make me choose one ?

    Harris.

    The Zags have become a swarming Foreign Legion !

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    I voted for ko, but just because he so definitively settled the red shirt thread. That kid is an absolute gamer. Oh, and I also voted for him because i can't choose between Harris and matt.

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    I went with Gray. Sure he was sloppy at times and he wasn't exactly a scoring machine tonight, but he put in a stellar defensive effort, especially late in the game. He deserves some props.

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    Despite all the love expressed for SG, I see only five votes for him thus far. That's what paying attention to Defense over racking up points on your stat line will get for you guys. Oh, well, I trust the pats on the back his teammates and the coaching staff mean far more to him than a GUUnit nomination could anyway.

    FWIW, here's the boxscore per Foxsports:


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    I voted for Harris.

    SG played good defense but he had too many turnovers to receive GUnit imo. It had nothing to do with his lack of points, but everything to do with his turnovers.

    A few on these boards tend to be very snippy and passive aggressive lately:-/

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    My vote went to Bouldin, what a stud, 7 threes!!! He kept us in the game when everyone else was struggling on offense.

    Just like everyone else though I wanted to recognize our amazing freshman Elias, who was a 6'7" BEAST out there tonight. What a warrior he was.

    Very proud of both Kelly and Steven though too, Steven's two steals in the last 1:30 of the game were HUGE. Wazzu was close at the end but Steven refused to let them score. His defense on Klay was very impressive. Always up in his grill with a hand in his face.

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    My vote's for Matty on this one...he was the spark that kept the team going through the second half. And oh yeah, and he scored 28 points.

    I have to say though, I have greater faith in this team after tonight than I have all season. Watching them come back and pull out a win at the end of the game convinced me that we have a bunch of really tough guys who are going to win some close games. Even though they were able to win Maui, there were some doubts for me and I was worried for most of this game, so it's encouraging to see such a young group of players battle back on their home court and get the win. I'm giving an honorable mention to the team. Go Zags!

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    "For those who were saying it should be KO red-shirting over Sam, I think we saw tonight a great example of why KO isn't red-shirting. He had a great 2nd half too!" The Jedster

    My point exactly!


    Oh, and give it to Matty for making them when it mattered, all game long not just the second half.
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    Tough tough call, but I have to vote for Bouldin. Not only the points, but the consistent, solid leadership and gradual chipping away all game (he played the full 40) while hitting a lot of big, big shots. Matt was pure cash money, baby. He was so money, he should legally change his name to the Count de Money (History of the World, Part I. Anyone? Anyone?). Damn.

    Harris was also amazing and gets a VERY close 2nd in my book. I remember in his interview on the KREM site where, when asked if he understood what this rivalry means, he said no. Now, he knows what this rivalry means. Nice job in the paint.

    Also big shout-outs to Gibbs for being solid under pressure and Olynyk for being a major contributor in the 2nd half. Sacre was totally taken out of his game and Olynyk really stepped up. This may mark the first major contribution the Zags have gotten from the bench this season. Nice job KO!!

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    This is so close. But I went with Elias Harris (21 second half points on 7-9 shooting from the field and 7-7 from the free throw line plus 9 rebounds) but Matt Bouldin's scoring and leadership was a close second. Both played all 20 minutes of the second half.

    Steven Gray played great defense throughout the game plus his two steals late in the game were important. It was great to see the smile on Steven's face when he went in for the easy lay up near the end of the game.

    Kelly Olynyk played very important minutes in the second half and his scoring and rebounding were certainly valuable in the Zags comeback.

    Even Grant Gibbs' impressed me with his passing that led to easy baskets in the second half.

    Go Zags!!!

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    Thumbs up G unit

    Im gonna go out on a limb here and give the G-unit of the game award to the "unit" that came in with about 12 minutes left. Mark Few pulled Sacre, Gray, and then Meech was out with foul trouble. Our lineup was Bouldin, Gibbs, Arop, Harris and Olynk. That 5 got us back into the game.

    Manny Arop used his length to bother Klay Thompson. Arops defensive pressure was huge. Mark few was able to give steven a break and let him collect himself after some silly turnovers and we didnt skip a beat defensively with him out of the game. so kudos to Mangistos D.

    Gibbs was playing gritty gonzaga basketball. I realized that Gonzaga was playing to win, and that they arent gonna let these cougars come into their house and get a W, when Grant Gibbs got called for a foul after the Zags got a defensive rebound. To the common viewer this appeared to be a bad foul. That foul however, was a big statement. Anytime a basketball player gets called for a foul due to boxing out too hard you know that guy is getting after it and is playing to win. Grant Gibbs basically told the cougars to stay the hell out of this key. And after that the cougs began to play softer and softer until the end of the game where they we were clearly rattled.

    Harris was amazing, what he did tonight was amazing. His greatness has already been spoken of on this thread so i wont elaborate on him too much. I do want to point out one play in particular. When he took a cougar double team to the hole and slammed a dunk down their throats, that was huge. That play woke up the Zags. That dunk was worth far more than 2 points. That dunk in my opinion got the zags rolling and led to them winning this game.

    Kelly O stepped up tonight!! last week if you were wondering who on our bench is gonna step up and allow sacre and harris to get a breather, well its Kelly Olynk. He grabbed many key rebounds and he just kept hitting free throws for us when we were climbing back into the game. He also showed once again that he can get to the basket and score on anyone. Kelly O is something special and in 4 years he is gonna be a superstar.

    And finally Matt Bouldin. WOW! wowie wow I was in awe watching him drain those 3's. I was somewhat speechless because normally he is the kinda scorer that chips away at you and slowly constructs a 18 point game. NOT TONIGHT! He got that fire in his eye and put Gonzaga on his back. If they lost it was gonna be on him he wanted the ball and he took the big shots. This was a big time performance, by a big time player, in a big time situation. And to take a guess as to what Dickie V might of said about matts performance. "He looked like an All American tonight baby with a capital A" haha. The senior stepped up and did what he needs to do more often, just take the shot. This is Matts team and I feel confident that he will take this team deep into March. Once again what a win.. GO ZAGS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by westside-zagfan View Post
    Im gonna go out on a limb here and give the G-unit of the game award to the "unit" that came in with about 12 minutes left. Mark Few pulled Sacre, Gray, and then Meech was out with foul trouble. Our lineup was Bouldin, Gibbs, Arop, Harris and Olynk. That 5 got us back into the game.

    Manny Arop used his length to bother Klay Thompson. Arops defensive pressure was huge. Mark few was able to give steven a break and let him collect himself after some silly turnovers and we didnt skip a beat defensively with him out of the game. so kudos to Mangistos D.

    Gibbs was playing gritty gonzaga basketball. I realized that Gonzaga was playing to win, and that they arent gonna let these cougars come into their house and get a W, when Grant Gibbs got called for a foul after the Zags got a defensive rebound. To the common viewer this appeared to be a bad foul. That foul however, was a big statement. Anytime a basketball player gets called for a foul due to boxing out too hard you know that guy is getting after it and is playing to win. Grant Gibbs basically told the cougars to stay the hell out of this key. And after that the cougs began to play softer and softer until the end of the game where they we were clearly rattled.

    Harris was amazing, what he did tonight was amazing. His greatness has already been spoken of on this thread so i wont elaborate on him too much. I do want to point out one play in particular. When he took a cougar double team to the hole and slammed a dunk down their throats, that was huge. That play woke up the Zags. That dunk was worth far more than 2 points. That dunk in my opinion got the zags rolling and led to them winning this game.

    Kelly O stepped up tonight!! last week if you were wondering who on our bench is gonna step up and allow sacre and harris to get a breather, well its Kelly Olynk. He grabbed many key rebounds and he just kept hitting free throws for us when we were climbing back into the game. He also showed once again that he can get to the basket and score on anyone. Kelly O is something special and in 4 years he is gonna be a superstar.

    And finally Matt Bouldin. WOW! wowie wow I was in awe watching him drain those 3's. I was somewhat speechless because normally he is the kinda scorer that chips away at you and slowly constructs a 18 point game. NOT TONIGHT! He got that fire in his eye and put Gonzaga on his back. If they lost it was gonna be on him he wanted the ball and he took the big shots. This was a big time performance, by a big time player, in a big time situation. And to take a guess as to what Dickie V might of said about matts performance. "He looked like an All American tonight baby with a capital A" haha. The senior stepped up and did what he needs to do more often, just take the shot. This is Matts team and I feel confident that he will take this team deep into March. Once again what a win.. GO ZAGS!!
    Really good post. For all the ballyhoo about Grays defense when Arop came in he played outstanding D too. It was when Sacre, Meech, and Gray were out that we made our run in this game. We got some really good minutes from our bench this game which is something I think we all have been wanting to see.

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    Hard to argue between Bouldin and Harris but Harris won so many battles down low that needed to be won. WSU was killing the Zags with 2nd chance points and just fierce play in the key. Harris took that element away in the 2nd half so I give him the nod.
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    Harris was the man!!!
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    Well. The Poll choices hit the top 4 "nail on the head". But I had to vote for Team/Coaches. It took every single play by the team and coaches to end up on top.

    That being said, the close "second place" for my vote were.......

    Boulden. For his out-of-body scoring performance.

    Harris. For his all-around performance on both ends of the court.

    Gray. For keeping Thompson contained within the world of mortals.

    Arop. Read westside-zagfan's post.

    Gibbs. Just read westside-zagfan's post, again..

    Olynyck. For stepping in and performing to the level he is capable of.... today. (Tomorrow (as in Thursday), he will be even BETTER. )

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    Couldn't decide so I voted for Matt Harris.

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    Harris by a long shot. Matt's points were good, but Harris set the tone for the second half. He did everything out there. He is quickly becoming my all-time favorite Zag.

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    Late surge of Harris votes! He almost got mine also, but...read my earlier post. If I had 10 votes, Matt and Elias would each get 5. This really should end in a tie--give it to them both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by john montana View Post
    I voted for ko, but just because he so definitively settled the red shirt thread. That kid is an absolute gamer. Oh, and I also voted for him because i can't choose between Harris and matt.
    +1

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    Matt Bouldin. It's close. Matt's leading now 74-72. It really was a tough decison, but it was the best game I've ever seen Matt play. Fans think it's going to be the sharpshooting Klay Thompson who takes this game, but it was Matt Bouldin who did the sharpshooting tonight. He did remind me of Dan Dickau with that dribble pull-up 3,and BANG. And Matt hustled all game
    and played very good defense again.

    Harris was so ON FIRE the second half. He carried us for awhile. I love watching him play. He's so INTENSE.
    KUDOS to the FRESHMAN class. During our comeback in the 2nd half we had 4 Freshmen along with Matt on the floor. THAT WAS SPECIAL I thought. Shout out to Grant Gibbs for some beautiful passing.
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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