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    Gonzaga Iowa State seems an annual package deal. Good field.

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    So we could get UNC twice next year?

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    Or could finally get a game against Oregon. Seems like some on this board have been wanting to see that for years.

    Have the Zags ever played against a Beilein coached team? He's done a fine job at WVU and Michigan.

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    Interesting.

    Hope to play two of the three, UNC, Michigan and Oregon.

    Does sound like it's possible to play UNC twice next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagceo View Post
    Love to see what the tournament payouts are? Appearance money
    . Not much. Tournaments in small gyms like Maui, orlando and Bahamas are not big money makers. ESPN doesn’t hand out cash, it hands out exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwester View Post
    . Not much. Tournaments in small gyms like Maui, orlando and Bahamas are not big money makers. ESPN doesn’t hand out cash, it hands out exposure.
    Atlantis and Maui, I think, have the highest pay outs. Like $2 million or more. TV money makes up for lack of gate money. I don’t know if more or less is paid out to teams based on wins or if they all get the same amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwester View Post
    . Not much. Tournaments in small gyms like Maui, orlando and Bahamas are not big money makers. ESPN doesn’t hand out cash, it hands out exposure.
    I get it...was hoping maybe Vegas/Bahamas might be a subsidized by Casino money.

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    The tourney I find most fan friendly is in Orlando. Easy to get seats, the arena is a real basketball arena, not a ball room or high school gym. If my memory is correct (this is doubtful) I have never seen the Zags lose a game there in the times I have gone there.

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    With the Zags being so young with who-knows-whom returning, this is a very tough field on the top end. The next 2-3 years I'd like to see the Zags in a high-end doubleheader like the Sparty-Texas-Carolina-UCLA (this year) at The Orleans.
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    Semi-related. A few years ago it was announced that we would be playing in the 2019 Armed Forces Classic in Alaska. Looks like it is now UW - Baylor. Not sure what happened, but at least we're not traveling to one end of the continent to the other.
    So many brackets, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieZag View Post
    Interesting.

    Hope to play two of the three, UNC, Michigan and Oregon.

    Does sound like it's possible to play UNC twice next year.
    Or three times with the Elite Eight matchup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzag View Post
    Semi-related. A few years ago it was announced that we would be playing in the 2019 Armed Forces Classic in Alaska. Looks like it is now UW - Baylor. Not sure what happened, but at least we're not traveling to one end of the continent to the other.
    GU realized Alaska in the winter sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagsker View Post
    GU realized Alaska in the winter sucks
    It’s nice of us to share winter with those unfortunates who don’t have winter experience like we do in Spokane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Gonzaga Iowa State seems an annual package deal. Good field.
    That is pretty funny.

    2016 - AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando
    2017 - (we played in PK80, they played in Puerto Rico tourney in South Carolina... thank you Hurricane Maria)
    2018 - Maui
    2019 - Atlantis

    Were there previous tourneys we were also in together?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Thanks Reno! ESPN or ESPN2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProVeeZag View Post
    Thanks Reno! ESPN or ESPN2?
    http://mattsarzsports.com/Schedule/W...etball201920/4

    The Matt Sarz schedule above shows:

    Weds 11/27 GU vs. Southern Miss game with a 4:00pm PST start on ESPNU

    Thurs 11/28: B4A Broadcast Times (PST)

    10:30am ESPN / ESPN2

    12:30pm ESPN / ESPN2

    3:30pm ESPNU / ESPN2

    6:00pm: ESPN2

    Fri 11/29: B4A Broadcast Times (PST)

    8:30am: ESPN / ESPN2

    10:30am: ESPN

    OR

    2:00pm: ESPN2

    4:00pm: ESPNews / ESPNU / ESPN2

    6:30pm: ESPNU

    ESPN is going to juggle the times with the networks depending on the match-ups they think will get the best ratings. Keep in mind, the ESPN networks will also be televising Maui, Old Spice, Wooden Legacy, NIT Tip Off, etc. We'll post the info as it becomes available from the GU Athletic Dept, ESPN, or other sources.

    That Matt Sarz link is the best source for TV time / Network Info
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    Again, my thanks. Good stuff...
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    Guess we’d better get all ESPN channels via our provider .....
    Will the Zags stay in the top 10 after this week’s games? How are all the new Zags going to do at a tourney? I don’t wanna miss these games!
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    Heard from one of our boardmembers down in Mississippi ... who shared this story (which I'll share here). Pretty cool, imo.

    I was listening to the sports talk station here on the gulf coast.

    They were interviewing the USM basketball coach and asking him about the Bahamas tournament. He talked about how lucky they were to get into the tournament, and then he said:

    "I also feel good for the kids, because you want your kids to be able to look back on their career and say 'I got to play Gonzaga or I got to play North Carolina,' games against the blue bloods like this are tough to come by and it just makes you feel good for your guys, that you believe in them enough to send them against the best"

    That's almost word for word what he said.
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    Default I will be there!!

    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    And I will be there!!! Flying out from Atlanta on Tuesday. Purchased the entire 12 game package. My eyes might turn orange with black stripes before the end of the week.
    Hoping the Zags will play much better than they did against UT-Arlington!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Or could finally get a game against Oregon. Seems like some on this board have been wanting to see that for years.

    Have the Zags ever played against a Beilein coached team? He's done a fine job at WVU and Michigan.
    That first game against Seton Hall will be a good one!

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    The 8 teams playing at the Battle4 Atlantis are a combined 27-7 with an average KenPom rank of 53.

    Take Gonzaga's 1st round opponent (Southern Miss: 1-3, 228 rank) away and the remaining 7 teams have a combined record of 26-4 with an average KenPom rank of 28.

    This is one helluva strong field!!
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    I was listening to the sports talk station here on the gulf coast.
    They were interviewing the USM basketball coach and asking him about the Bahamas tournament. He talked about how lucky they were to get into the tournament, and then he said:

    "I also feel good for the kids, because you want your kids to be able to look back on their career and say 'I got to play Gonzaga or I got to play North Carolina,' games against the blue bloods like this are tough to come by and it just makes you feel good for your guys, that you believe in them enough to send them against the best"

    For many reasons, the College game, USM, GU, this means much at many levels. Thanks for posting it GZ.

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    Default From Andy Katz

    Katz had this to say (in a column at NCAA.com that briefly covered all of the holiday tournaments) re: B4A

    The Battle 4 Atlantis, Nov. 27-29

    Nearly the entire tournament is a coming attraction. Seton Hall faces Oregon in the first round, so the Ducks — sixth in the nation in defending the 3-pointer — will get a close look at what the Myles Powell fuss is about. He’s the one who put up 37 points against Michigan State on one good ankle.

    That winner will probably see Gonzaga in the second round. The Zags has[sic] resumed normal operations, winning their first five games by an average of 29.6 points, with six players averaging at least 12 points a game. But this will start an acid test stretch. If they get to the finals in the Bahamas they could face North Carolina. And over an 11-day span in December, they go to Washington and Arizona and host North Carolina — the Tar Heels’ first visit ever to Spokane. Gonzaga might play five ranked opponents in six games.

    A North Carolina-Gonzaga final in the Bahamas? Or North Carolina-Oregon? Or North Carolina-Seton Hall? Well, the Tar Heels might have to get past Michigan first. The last time Wolverines coach Juwan Howard was on the Michigan side facing North Carolina, it was the 1993 national championship game. Lots of big names battling for Atlantis. It will tell us more about the curiously offensively-challenged Tar Heels. They’re 227th in field-goal percentage, 297th in free-throw percentage and have not broken 80 in any of their first four games — unprecedented in the Roy Williams era. Then again, Cole Anthony is the first Tar Heel freshman in history to top 20 points in each of his first three games.

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