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    Default 12 Elite Games in 4 Days

    I look forward to these four days every year. Best four days in sport.
    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/schedule

    All of a sudden, it pales in comparison to the fragility of life.

    Still, I'm going to miss it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markburn1 View Post
    I look forward to these four days every year. Best four days in sport.
    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/schedule

    All of a sudden, it pales in comparison to the fragility of life.

    Still, I'm going to miss it.


    I have been in front of the TV watching each March Madness game that was shown on ESPN (in the early going) and then CBS and then CBS, TBS, TNT and Court TV since the 80's...to say I miss it is an understatement; however, I agree with you this does pale in comparison to the fragility of life...am hoping the Administration can get control of this virus as it seems like there could be thousands of American lives lost in the next couple of months...

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    I don't put much faith in 'the Administration' to get control of the virus. The help is going to come from our local leaders, businesses, schools and medical professionals, and from regular people doing their part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooner View Post
    I don't put much faith in 'the Administration' to get control of the virus. The help is going to come from our local leaders, businesses, schools and medical professionals, and from regular people doing their part.
    Funny that the people that think government is the answer to their problems are wondering why government just can’t wave a magic wand and take care of everything.

    This administration is doing as well as any administration would. There are good people doing as much as they can. Any fantasy administration that people think would have done any better is just that...a fantasy.

    Now, back to irregular programming.

    I’m pretty confident that the Zags would have still been playing and the real nail biting would begin this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markburn1 View Post
    Funny that the people that think government is the answer to their problems are wondering why government just can’t wave a magic wand and take care of everything.

    This administration is doing as well as any administration would. There are good people doing as much as they can. Any fantasy administration that people think would have done any better is just that...a fantasy.
    please stop talking politics/policy. would absolutely love to engage you in this discussion, but not here. stick to basketball. thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzdb8 View Post
    please stop talking politics/policy. would absolutely love to engage you in this discussion, but not here. stick to basketball. thank you.
    Iím absolutely cool with that. I didnít derail the thread. The purpose of the post was to have people think about the excitement that normally happens this time of year and where the Zags might be if games were being played.

    I think the Zags would have had a tough game against the 8/9 seed. Maybe tougher than the Sweet Sixteen game depending on the matchup.

    Few has gotten really good at game planning when he has four or five days between games. If Gonzaga had made it this far , Iím thinking they would advance to the Elite Eight.

    How about you?

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    I think it was the other guy that brought up "the administration" first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzdb8 View Post
    please stop talking politics/policy. would absolutely love to engage you in this discussion, but not here. stick to basketball. thank you.
    No politics here just talking "hope" and no doubt each and everyone of us are "HOPING" the administration can get a handle on this virus...how are you getting politics out of that???

    Have a nice, healthy day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markburn1 View Post
    I’m absolutely cool with that. I didn’t derail the thread. The purpose of the post was to have people think about the excitement that normally happens this time of year and where the Zags might be if games were being played.

    I think the Zags would have had a tough game against the 8/9 seed. Maybe tougher than the Sweet Sixteen game depending on the matchup.

    Few has gotten really good at game planning when he has four or five days between games. If Gonzaga had made it this far , I’m thinking they would advance to the Elite Eight.

    How about you?
    MB I personally believe that guard play would have been the difference in our advancing...with two post-grad and one three year RS, our guards would have gotten us through the SS but all that depends on how the bracket would have snapped up. I thought having Oregon as the 4seed would have been another challenge for us BUT if Oregon would have won the P12 Tournament, then they would have been moved up to a 3seed...IMO...I think another key to our advancing is the play of Timme. The play of Timme and Filip would be another over&under shotgun for defences to guard...Timme is IMO a much better rebounder as he has never seen a rebound he didn't like!!!

    I would have liked our chances with a healthy Tillie too! How many big men could guard Tillie when he puts the ball on the floor and goes to the hoop!?!?!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogozags View Post
    MB I personally believe that guard play would have been the difference in our advancing...with two post-grad and one three year RS, our guards would have gotten us through the SS but all that depends on how the bracket would have snapped up. I thought having Oregon as the 4seed would have been another challenge for us BUT if Oregon would have won the P12 Tournament, then they would have been moved up to a 3seed...IMO...I think another key to our advancing is the play of Timme. The play of Timme and Filip would be another over&under shotgun for defences to guard...Timme is IMO a much better rebounder as he has never seen a rebound he didn't like!!!

    I would have liked our chances with a healthy Tillie too! How many big men could guard Tillie when he puts the ball on the floor and goes to the hoop!?!?!?!?
    Guards definitely a huge factor. Woolridge and Gilder were stabilizing factors. What I was anticipating, based on the WCC tournament, was Ayayi being one of those players that the country gets blindsided by every March.

    The Zags may have had two of those type of players. Timme was feeling his oats in the conference tournament as well.

    Those two along with the known quantities of the rest of the rotation....

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    I was really really looking forward to seeing how Woolridge and Gilder played in the tournament! Ugh. I think that those 2, more than most, would have been on a mission. Add into that TILLIE having his last go around, Petrusev being pretty predictable and Ayayi, Kispert and Timme playing loose and free..... ohhhhh the what if game is exciting to think about

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzdb8 View Post
    please stop talking politics/policy. would absolutely love to engage you in this discussion, but not here. stick to basketball. thank you.
    You quoted the wrong person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spink View Post
    You quoted the wrong person.
    Lolololol Mark no worries

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    Today would be elite 8 day for zags in Los Angeles. Maybe GU vs Oregon? I would have been LIVE in attendance ,just like last years Texas tech game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonstu View Post
    Today would be elite 8 day for zags in Los Angeles. Maybe GU vs Oregon? I would have been LIVE in attendance ,just like last years Texas tech game.
    Yes. A rematch of the Bahamas.

    I would be fairly confident in that matchup. The first game was played when the Zags were still trying to figure out each other's names. Timme was way raw. Gilder and Woolridge COMBINED for seven points. And Gonzaga still won.

    I know Oregon had improved since then, but not to the extent Gonzaga did.

    I'm thinking 83-69 Zags.

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    I think zags has a great chance to win 4 in a row and earn their second final 4. Ugh.

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    No question this Zag team had the ability to go all the way.
    Let's not kid ourselves, every game in the tournament is tough. 1st weekend 2d weekend and so on.
    I think we take for granted what an accomplishment it is to have made five consecutive sweet 16's. Since the expansion to 64 teams in 85', No other program has done that.
    No , there isnt a national championship banner hanging in the Kennel yet but it's just around the corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaZagFan View Post
    No question this Zag team had the ability to go all the way.
    Let's not kid ourselves, every game in the tournament is tough. 1st weekend 2d weekend and so on.
    I think we take for granted what an accomplishment it is to have made five consecutive sweet 16's. Since the expansion to 64 teams in 85', No other program has done that.
    No , there isnt a national championship banner hanging in the Kennel yet but it's just around the corner.
    Well put.

    This year, some fans and even writers (Medcalf @ ESPN) suggested that Kansas be crowned the national champs, or at least hang a banner. Heck, they were #1 in Kenpom, #1 in the polls, #1 in this conference, and to nearly everyone who uses the "eye test", they looked like the best team in the sport.

    But the NCAA tournament is crazy, especially after the first weekend.

    It's a great event, but doesn't regularly select for the best team.

    The overall #1 seed, the #1 polling team, and the #1Kenpom team (sometimes that's the same team, sometimes it isn't) still has far under a 50% record at winning the championship.

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