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    Default Thank you Silas Melson!

    Turning point of the game to me was at 9:47 remaining in game. We looked bad, we were down by 4 points Osu has the ball and could go ahead by 6 points on that possession. Ohio State is forced to call timeout to avoid a five second call and Kam Williams flips some trash talk at Melson & Silas responds in a way to let OSU know = “don’t mess with me or us”. They both get Technical fouls. No harm to us. Silas had 2 choices = 1.) to let kam Williams walk away to the osu huddle feeling like “yeah screw Gonzaga, these guys are backing down we are gonna finish them off now.” 2.) stand up to Williams and not back down and let williams and osu know as they go into there huddle that GU is not backing down and by the way screw you OSU we will be ready for you after this timeout and when you break your huddle we’re coming for ya. Silas chose option #2. I loved it. Sure enough we come out of the timeout and we force a turnover on the inbound pass under the basket. Perkins comes down the court and hits a basket. Next possession Tillie gets a steal to cause a turnover on osu, we get a fast break the other way, norvell misses a tough layup but in the process Silas SPRINTED from the opposite baseline right past kam williams as kam williams is in the refs face demonstratively motioning for a reach in foul on Tillie on the steal. Kam williams is late getting up court and Silas beats him to the rim and Silas gets a ridiculous left handed tip in put back to TIE THE GAME BACK UP. Huge sequence. In 38 seconds we went from on the brink of falling behind by 6 points to instead being tied back up with a chance to let OSU know we were not going away without a fight till the very end. Of course we all know the rest of the story. Very proud of the Zags willingness to stand up to the bully.

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    I think many will be surprised how
    Much he will be missed
    Once we are done this year

    All the little stuff
    Exceptional defender

    Not sure who will take these two key critical team engagement next year
    Basketball...The Toy Department of Life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoopaholic View Post
    I think many will be surprised how
    Much he will be missed
    Once we are done this year

    All the little stuff
    Exceptional defender

    Not sure who will take these two key critical team engagement next year
    Hopefully a couple of the posters who continuously criticize him will walk on next year to take his minutes.

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    Demian,
    This needs to stay on page one.....loved that tip! Just wow to that win and what a tournament year.

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    Nothing surprises me about Silas. Winner! I love the guy.

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    I cannot count the number of times this year when the team had gone cold and Silas was the one who made a play that turned momentum. He just seems to always be there when you need someone to step up (well, we will forget a couple trips to the free throw line). We will miss him very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 509fan View Post
    Demian,
    This needs to stay on page one.....loved that tip! Just wow to that win and what a tournament year.
    Great idea 509fan, I will comment now to keep this on page 1

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    Default Silas Melson

    One of my all time favorites.

    Four straight Sweet Sixteens. Can Gonzaga say that without him? I think not. Keep it coming, Silas, we ain’t done yet!
    It's peanut butter jelly time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJ777 View Post
    Hopefully a couple of the posters who continuously criticize him will walk on next year to take his minutes.
    Wait, who is still one of his detractors? I was probably his harshest critic, and you'd probably have to go back to 2016 or so to find me still unconvinced about him. He reinvented his game. Without which, he would have gone the path of BA. He did what many players simply don't do. Now, he gets mentioned in the same breath as guys Kyle Dranginis and Byron Wesley and he's one of the winningest Zags of all time.

    Perhaps I have glazed over those posts, but I just remember seeing any anti-Silas sentiment. Albeit, criticisms of play and performance are normal and happen for every player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Crazy View Post
    Wait, who is still one of his detractors? I was probably his harshest critic, and you'd probably have to go back to 2016 or so to find me still unconvinced about him. He reinvented his game. Without which, he would have gone the path of BA. He did what many players simply don't do. Now, he gets mentioned in the same breath as guys Kyle Dranginis and Byron Wesley and he's one of the winningest Zags of all time.

    Perhaps I have glazed over those posts, but I just remember seeing any anti-Silas sentiment. Albeit, criticisms of play and performance are normal and happen for every player.
    right on, but I see the posts on Silas you haven't evidently.

    anyway, has always been tough-minded defensive stopper on other team's alpha guard, like GBj in that respect, but not the 2 guard scorer many judge the 2 guard position on. I think that's where the criticisms come from.

    Instead, there's a reason he's such a winning player with the various combos of Zag players imo; lots of Zags can score, only the select few can successfully dog the other team's alpha guard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoopaholic View Post
    I think many will be surprised how
    Much he will be missed
    Once we are done this year

    All the little stuff
    Exceptional defender

    Not sure who will take these two key critical team engagement next year
    Agreed. Dirty work. Glue guy. On-ball defender. Smart player.

    I have high expectations for him going forward, and fully believe he can make the leap. We will need athletic presence vs FSU. Silas might need to break down the defense a few times, take it to the hole, get rebounds, etc.

    We will need him to stop transition as well.

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    I love the tenacity of this team. The toughness is not unnoticed. Ohio State noted it when we beat them last November so they came in ready to push us around. They failed. Zags can play “tough” basketball with anyone.

    GO ZAGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag_Dad View Post
    I love the tenacity of this team. The toughness is not unnoticed. Ohio State noted it when we beat them last November so they came in ready to push us around. They failed. Zags can play “tough” basketball with anyone.

    GO ZAGS
    100%. We can ball.
    Love the zags for life

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    Game got chippy with some trash talking back and forth. Seemed to motivate Silas, Perkins and Norvell who each responded after their respective encounters


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