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    Default TSN: Gonzaga's status as No. 1 seed might be most secure of any team

    Little different view than you heard on twitter on Saturday:

    http://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-...f129pwmvp8lrzf

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    Preach it, Brother DeCourcy!


    (pretty big whiff on the photo, however)
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    This makes the most sense to me. West 1-seed belongs to zags assuming no hiccups. Looking forward to seeing the boys in person twice this week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonstu View Post
    This makes the most sense to me. West 1-seed belongs to zags assuming no hiccups. Looking forward to seeing the boys in person twice this week!
    me too
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    Mike and our old friend Steven Bardo from the ESPN WCC days ("posters in the lobby after the game" - classic line after an Ira Brown dunk) absolutely RIPPED into the Gonzaga haters last night on Big Ten Basketball & Beyond, which is the best college basketball TV program in existence. While focused on the B-10 (after all, it is the B-10 Network), they do cover other teams and issues related to college basketball. It replays again and again and again on Sunday night. Mike revealed that the 31ppg margin of victory for the first 9 games of league play is the best of any team in 20 years. They displayed a number of tweets about how Gonzaga always chokes in the tourney, even though they are the only team in the nation to go to four sweet 16's or better (only 12 other teams have done that in the expanded bracket era). They also identified Brandon Clarke as the best "two-way" player in the nation. Offense and Defense.

    They also discussed the one rule they'd love to change in college basketball. Mike's was great. During an instant replay situation, players on both teams should not be able to huddle with their coaches while the refs are doing their job. Iowa last night didn't have any time outs in their game vs. NW. They were down one or two points while the refs sorted out how much time was on the game clock. So McCaffrey brings his Hawkeyes over and draws up a beautifully scripted play for a wide open three pointer for Iowa's best long range gunner. Naturally, it went in, and Iowa won the game via a "free time out." MD said that in that situation, each team's players should have to stand across the court on the opponent's side. No free TO's.

    Bardo said they should just dump instant replay altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    Mike and our old friend Steven Bardo from the ESPN WCC days ("posters in the lobby after the game" - classic line after an Ira Brown dunk) absolutely RIPPED into the Gonzaga haters last night on Big Ten Basketball & Beyond, which is the best college basketball TV program in existence. While focused on the B-10 (after all, it is the B-10 Network), they do cover other teams and issues related to college basketball. It replays again and again and again on Sunday night. Mike revealed that the 31ppg margin of victory for the first 9 games of league play is the best of any team in 20 years. They displayed a number of tweets about how Gonzaga always chokes in the tourney, even though they are the only team in the nation to go to four sweet 16's or better (only 12 other teams have done that in the expanded bracket era). They also identified Brandon Clarke as the best "two-way" player in the nation. Offense and Defense.

    They also discussed the one rule they'd love to change in college basketball. Mike's was great. During an instant replay situation, players on both teams should not be able to huddle with their coaches while the refs are doing their job. Iowa last night didn't have any time outs in their game vs. NW. They were down one or two points while the refs sorted out how much time was on the game clock. So McCaffrey brings his Hawkeyes over and draws up a beautifully scripted play for a wide open three pointer for Iowa's best long range gunner. Naturally, it went in, and Iowa won the game via a "free time out." MD said that in that situation, each team's players should have to stand across the court on the opponent's side. No free TO's.

    Bardo said they should just dump instant replay altogether.
    Fine with instant replay rule change, but getting done with “one and dones” and pushing the 3 ball line out, except maybe in the corners, first and second on my list.

    1 and done just antithetical to collegiate sports. 3 ball just too easy and takes too much away from other valuable aspects of the game.

    Yeah, barking at the moon again, but sometimes just need to get it off my chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    Little different view than you heard on twitter on Saturday:

    http://www.sportingnews.com/us/ncaa-...f129pwmvp8lrzf
    Getting pumped like this is great, makes us feel real good and is well deserved, but it doesn’t come no strings attached. The higher you climb the harder you can fall, especially if you play in the WCC. No benefit of the doubt for Zags if they lose to ANYONE through the WCC tournament.

    Look out son, it’s a long way down. Truth; The Zags can not afford to lose, period!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaCoyote View Post
    Getting pumped like this is great, makes us feel real good and is well deserved, but it doesn’t come no strings attached. The higher you climb the harder you can fall, especially if you play in the WCC. No benefit of the doubt for Zags if they lose to ANYONE through the WCC tournament.

    Look out son, it’s a long way down. Truth; The Zags can not afford to lose, period!
    Few's got them playing against themselves. No fears about them being the "hunted", the Zags are the hunters. That's how you win 7 games by 40+ points.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaCoyote View Post
    Getting pumped like this is great, makes us feel real good and is well deserved, but it doesn’t come no strings attached. The higher you climb the harder you can fall, especially if you play in the WCC. No benefit of the doubt for Zags if they lose to ANYONE through the WCC tournament.

    Look out son, it’s a long way down. Truth; The Zags can not afford to lose, period!
    why would one every look down as you climb upward on the ladder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDC84 View Post
    Mike and our old friend Steven Bardo from the ESPN WCC days ("posters in the lobby after the game" - classic line after an Ira Brown dunk) absolutely RIPPED into the Gonzaga haters last night on Big Ten Basketball & Beyond, which is the best college basketball TV program in existence. While focused on the B-10 (after all, it is the B-10 Network), they do cover other teams and issues related to college basketball. It replays again and again and again on Sunday night. Mike revealed that the 31ppg margin of victory for the first 9 games of league play is the best of any team in 20 years. They displayed a number of tweets about how Gonzaga always chokes in the tourney, even though they are the only team in the nation to go to four sweet 16's or better (only 12 other teams have done that in the expanded bracket era). They also identified Brandon Clarke as the best "two-way" player in the nation. Offense and Defense.

    They also discussed the one rule they'd love to change in college basketball. Mike's was great. During an instant replay situation, players on both teams should not be able to huddle with their coaches while the refs are doing their job. Iowa last night didn't have any time outs in their game vs. NW. They were down one or two points while the refs sorted out how much time was on the game clock. So McCaffrey brings his Hawkeyes over and draws up a beautifully scripted play for a wide open three pointer for Iowa's best long range gunner. Naturally, it went in, and Iowa won the game via a "free time out." MD said that in that situation, each team's players should have to stand across the court on the opponent's side. No free TO's.

    Bardo said they should just dump instant replay altogether.
    The "underperforming" in NCAA tourney is a social narrative that just proves people believe what they read
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasZagFan View Post
    Few's got them playing against themselves. No fears about them being the "hunted", the Zags are the hunters. That's how you win 7 games by 40+ points.

    GOOD!

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    Did anyone post the preliminary top sixteen teams as selected by the Committee ??? Maybe I missed it...in any case Gonzaga was #4...I would think that is the best prediction out there ...

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    Of all the things that GU has accomplished in the tourney, one of the most amazing is that Few has only lost 3 first round games as a head coach, and every loss involved some level of controversy:

    1) Wyoming 2002 = Let's give a team a six who deserved a 3 or 4, and then put them on a Mountain West Conference floor (UNM) against the Mountain West Conference champ.

    2) Indiana 2007 = Heytvelt and Davis get arrested, shocking the program to its core. Heytvelt and Davis suspended for season. Despite being 2 games behind Santa Clara near the end of league, GU wins out and SCU loses 2 games to 2 terrible WCC teams, allowing GU's conference winning streak to continue. Then GU beats SCU in a league title game where if they had lost, they wouldn't have made the dance. They did so much they had nothing left for IU.

    2) Davidson 2008 = Let's take a 7 seed, and have them play a 10 in Raleigh, just a stone's throw away from their campus. Steph Curry, of course, becomes the tournament darling and almost beats KU in the elite 8 to go to the final 4.

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