View Poll Results: GUnit of the Game - Xavier - 12.31.2011

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  • Dower

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  • Bell

    20 11.30%
  • Harris

    1 0.56%
  • Pangos

    3 1.69%
  • The Bench

    7 3.95%
  • Other

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Thread: GUnit of the Game - Xavier - 12.31.2011

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    ESPN Box Scores can be very unreliable. . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    ESPN Box Scores can be very unreliable. . .
    Yeah, especially right after a game. They tend to go back through and clean things up after the fact.
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    Bell...he locked up holloway.

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    Gotta go with Sam. Congratulations on the first double double of your career.

    Props to GBJ with lockdown defense on Holloway.

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    Voted for Sudden Sam but Gary was unreal on "D" and great at handling the ball towards the end of the game. Excellent team victory.

    Zaggies, we are good enough.

    Go!! zags!!!

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    Choose between Sam Dower and the Bench?
    Sam is from the bench.

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    Sam Dower was on fire.

    Zags might be able to withstand the graduation of Sacre after all.
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    See my signature line.....with a super close second to GBJ! I love those two!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynetteG View Post
    See my signature line.....with a super close second to GBJ! I love those two!


    Says it all !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekrub View Post
    Dower has more nicknames than babe Ruth

    Sudden Sam
    Tower of Dower
    Dower Power

    Those are all I can remember a few drinks in, but there are a few others in this thread.

    Big Smooth

    Watching him always reminds me of the original "Big Smooth" with how he can shoot and how smooth he is.


    Oops! Forgot for my GUnit. Big Smooth with a huge assist to GBJ. Gotta love the versatility of this team. So many can step up any night we don't have to rely on one or two players.
    Last edited by Jedster; 12-31-2011 at 11:18 PM. Reason: Drunk with happiness

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    I think I've also seen him called "Silk" (again, smooth). Gotta go with Sam here, with the honorable mention to GBJ for his tenacious D.
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    Default The Tower of Samson-like Power!

    Sam I Am
    Dower of Power
    Tower of Dower
    Sudden Sam
    Sam'arama
    Samsonite Luggage
    Samsonion Institute of Basketball
    Phi Slamma Samma
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    the Intercontinental Dower Missile Launch Pad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedster View Post
    Big Smooth

    Watching him always reminds me of the original "Big Smooth" with how he can shoot and how smooth he is.
    The perfect description of JP Batista but if I had one player to compare Sam to it would be Josh Heytvelt. Not entirely alike but offensively there are similaritys. Both were/are excellent "face up" shooters from mid range as well as from beyond the arc. Both can nail angled bankers off of the glass. Both had/have extremely efficient scoring per minute averages. Both could inexpliclably disappear from the offensive end on any given night, but for the most part, very reliable offensive producers. Both consistent enough to force opponents to invest strategic effort in stopping them.


    Having said all that. I think Sam is better offensively when close to the rim and it all has to do with his foot work.

    I only saw Sam make two offensive mistakes. I don't know if Sam and Gary Bell are on the same page or not, but Bell took off running and Sam tossed it where Gary used to be and out of bounds. The second was when after recieving a pass, he didn't close distance to the rim (with no X players within 12 feet), and instead, pulled up and shot a mid range airball from the baseline.

    Other than those two plays, I though Sam was perfect on the offenisive end. I bet Dr. Krause grades him out really high for that Xavier performance. Even the shots Dower missed were good, open shots.

    Sam isn't afraid to take open shots. He rebounded well. He absorbed a couple "good" fouls in a collective effort to stop Xavier guard penetration.


    Then there is Gary Bell jr. I can see Few using a lot of Man defense this year because of Gary Bell. Especially if the best opposing player is a ball handler/scorer.


    Zags have some nice pieces heading into conference play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    Another nice move from Few - in addition to his use of the bench = was having GBJ bring the ball up in the 2nd half when Stockton and Pangos were being stifled with pressure. It helped put a stop to the turnover bonanza.
    that is a great point

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    Dower Power!
    It's not the size of the Bulldog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the Bulldog!

    GO ZAGS!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EuroZag2010 View Post


    Says it all !!
    Big Smooth also works well for me. And obviously we had a great game from Bell.
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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    Default GBJ for sure..........

    Sam was $$ on offense, but the difference in the game was GBJ making Holloway disappear. Cut off the head to kill the beast, make someone else beat you, insert cliche of choice...........

    Also, GBJ provided an alternative when Pangos and Stocks went all thumbs for a few minutes in the second half.

    Great win, great game from Sam.

    Go ZAGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaZAG View Post
    Sam was $$ on offense, but the difference in the game was GBJ making Holloway disappear. Cut off the head to kill the beast, make someone else beat you, insert cliche of choice...........

    Also, GBJ provided an alternative when Pangos and Stocks went all thumbs for a few minutes in the second half.

    Great win, great game from Sam.

    Go ZAGS
    That’s how I voted too, but then instantly wanted to change to “Other”.

    Sam did very little the last ten minutes of the game, but the Gunit should go to coach Few, one of his best performances. In game adjustments (stopped forcing the paint after the early 2nd half run of turnovers), player switches at the end of the game, having the guts to sit Harris the last 4:30 or whatever it was, and much more, all part of pretty nice game by staff.

    Would love to see Coaching Staff as an option on these things as “Other” just doesn’t seem right.

    Very nice victory, giving possibility to a Portland/West Coast Bracket seed.

    Go ZAGS!

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    Should the GUnit thread drop the poll feature and return to the "discussion" mode ?

    Makes no difference, really . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Should the GUnit thread drop the poll feature and return to the "discussion" mode ?

    Makes no difference, really . . .
    Nah, I like the poll. The discussion is necessary to expand and clarify, but the polls are great.

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    I also like the poll. Then the reading allows a person to understand how some people voted. I also liked how Few and GB be the point guard during that one stretch. When you have 3 point guards on the court, normally teams do not have 3 great defenders. Find the weak link and beat it. Do not keep attacking the strong link.

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    Silky Sam!
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    Dower dominated in so many ways and at crucial times. A superstar in the making.
    Go Zags!!!

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    I'm going against the grain on this one and going with the bench (which Sam is part of) -with Guy coming on, Spangs getting good minutes, DS being a steadying influence...our depth is why we are where we are right now. When 'Quise gets it going (and he will), we are truly formidable....

    HNY All!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm720 View Post
    Dower dominated in so many ways and at crucial times. A superstar in the making.
    Some of his moves were jaw-dropping last night....he looked unguardable at times & has shown he can hit any shot if he spots up...displayed an NBA worthy game vs X. 20pts & 10 rebs in 22 mins is insane. Once he figures out consistency on defense, he'll be one of the all-time greats at GU & in the country. No team/player in the WCC can contain him & his post moves. Maybe Brandon Davies, maybe.

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