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    WCC Basketball: 5 biggest questions for rest of 2019-20 season

    1. Will Gonzaga run the table in the regular season?

    2. Is the WCC a 3-bid league this season?

    3. How will Saint Mary’s handle the loss of center Matthias Tass?

    4. Which 10+ win team can upset one of the “Big 3”, Pacific or Santa Clara?

    5. Who will win WCC Player of the Year?

    https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/12/...019-20-season/

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    Seth Davis thinks WCC could get 3 teams into the Big Dance, in a column posted at The Athletic:

    It’s never too early to talk mid-major at-large bids, because for these teams the most important part of the season has already taken place. Mid-majors need quality nonconference wins in November and December to even think about getting at-large bids. So here, in order of likelihood, are the mid-major leagues who are capable of placing more than one team in the bracket:

    1. WCC. Unlike most mid-major leagues, this one has a surefire at-large team in Gonzaga, but even if the Zags win the WCC tourney I think Saint Mary’s and BYU will get bids. Saint Mary’s has wins over Wisconsin, Utah State and Arizona State, and BYU has put together a solid 11-4 start despite not having its best player, Yoeli Childs, for the first nine games. All three of these teams are ranked in the top 40 on KenPom.
    LINK: https://theathletic.com/1495040/2019...p-25-and-more/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    WCC Basketball: 5 biggest questions for rest of 2019-20 season

    1. Will Gonzaga run the table in the regular season?

    2. Is the WCC a 3-bid league this season?

    3. How will Saint Mary’s handle the loss of center Matthias Tass?

    4. Which 10+ win team can upset one of the “Big 3”, Pacific or Santa Clara?

    5. Who will win WCC Player of the Year?

    https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/12/...019-20-season/
    My $.02 ..... FWIW
    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. Still think they make the Dance but will be less of a threat to GU (hope his knee heals up well!).
    4. Pacific is more likely than Santa Clara
    5. Unless Killian gets 100% I don’t think it will be a Zag - only because too many Zags score 10/game. It would not surprise me if either Kispert or Ayayi caught fire. Lots of WCC unknowns at this point. A WCC POY could even end up getting shared ....
    http://www.fowlplaces.com/zags/GoZagsTinySignGuyGlassesColor.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    WCC Basketball: 5 biggest questions for rest of 2019-20 season

    1. Will Gonzaga run the table in the regular season?

    2. Is the WCC a 3-bid league this season?

    3. How will Saint Mary’s handle the loss of center Matthias Tass?

    4. Which 10+ win team can upset one of the “Big 3”, Pacific or Santa Clara?

    5. Who will win WCC Player of the Year?

    https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/12/...019-20-season/
    Super fun game. Thanks for posting this. My guesses.

    1. no
    2. probably not
    3. not great
    4. both can and I think both will (not against us though)
    5. Tillie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    WCC Basketball: 5 biggest questions for rest of 2019-20 season

    1. Will Gonzaga run the table in the regular season?

    2. Is the WCC a 3-bid league this season?

    3. How will Saint Mary’s handle the loss of center Matthias Tass?

    4. Which 10+ win team can upset one of the “Big 3”, Pacific or Santa Clara?

    5. Who will win WCC Player of the Year?

    https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/12/...019-20-season/
    1. No
    2. No
    3. Fine. System team.
    4. Santa Clara
    5. Joel Ayayi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    WCC Basketball: 5 biggest questions for rest of 2019-20 season

    1. Will Gonzaga run the table in the regular season?

    2. Is the WCC a 3-bid league this season?

    3. How will Saint Mary’s handle the loss of center Matthias Tass?

    4. Which 10+ win team can upset one of the “Big 3”, Pacific or Santa Clara?

    5. Who will win WCC Player of the Year?

    https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/12/...019-20-season/
    1. No. They lose once to either BYU or SMC, and possibly one other "inexplicable" one.

    2. Yes, BYU is totally different under new coach, will split with SMC, may even beat us once.

    3. Poorly, they will be one of the last ones in, an 11 seed. May take 3rd in Conf.

    4. SCU

    5. Ford, unless Killian is bouncing above the rim again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    WCC Basketball: 5 biggest questions for rest of 2019-20 season

    1. Will Gonzaga run the table in the regular season?

    2. Is the WCC a 3-bid league this season?

    3. How will Saint Mary’s handle the loss of center Matthias Tass?

    4. Which 10+ win team can upset one of the “Big 3”, Pacific or Santa Clara?

    5. Who will win WCC Player of the Year?

    https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/12/...019-20-season/
    1. I think 1 loss.
    2. Yes.
    3. Just fine, he is only averaging 6.6 pts and 3.6 rebs.
    4. SCU
    5. Ford or Childs. They are both too valuable to their teams and will put up huge numbers. GU is so balanced their player of the game is constantly changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdmiller7 View Post
    1. I think 1 loss.
    2. Yes.
    3. Just fine, he is only averaging 6.6 pts and 3.6 rebs.
    4. SCU
    5. Ford or Childs. They are both too valuable to their teams and will put up huge numbers. GU is so balanced their player of the game is constantly changing.
    Smart guy - wise answers.

    I think with Childs returned to form and Tass out, BYU>SMC. Imagine if BYU had Ford running their PG spot.

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    1. No - 2 losses in February
    2. 2 to the NCAA, 1 to the NIT, 1 to #nobodycares
    3. Gaels just want to have fun ( Coach B will figure it out )
    4. Both will have wins vs. the "Big 3" this season
    5. Ford
    Last edited by RenoZag; 12-31-2019 at 10:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagdawg View Post
    WCC Basketball: 5 biggest questions for rest of 2019-20 season

    1. Will Gonzaga run the table in the regular season?

    2. Is the WCC a 3-bid league this season?

    3. How will Saint Mary’s handle the loss of center Matthias Tass?

    4. Which 10+ win team can upset one of the “Big 3”, Pacific or Santa Clara?

    5. Who will win WCC Player of the Year?

    https://bustingbrackets.com/2019/12/...019-20-season/
    1. No - two losses minimum
    2. Yes - as long as neither SMC or BYU lose to any other teams in conference - to each other and GU
    3. TBD - they are not full of depth at that position...
    4. SCU (Stockton is always a tough place for us to play, except when KW is hot)
    5. Won't be a ZAG...either Ford or Childs depending on which team comes in 2nd in WCC

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