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    Default Gonzaga vs San Francisco Post Game thoughts and analysis

    Gonzaga 85
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    Zags played well. Both halves. Didn't shoot many threes. They made 5-15. Made 20-26 Free Throws. Good.

    Kispert led the Zags in scoring with 25, Ayayi had 18 and ten boards, Timme 10 and 11 boards and Nembhard got 14. Watson had a solid game with 8 points.

    The Zags scored 47 first half points and kind of coasted the rest of the way. They had their engines screaming as they put the pedal to the medal. Gonzaga can really run when they want to. It's really so beautiful the way they pass and make one layup after another. Both Ayayi and Timme had doubles which was great to see both of them rebounding. It was pretty close most of the first half. USF's guards were looking really good, but in the second half Gonzaga really shut down USF's office down. They held USF to 25 second half points and I think six of those came in the last 3 minutes when the 2nd team was in. Zags really played great D the second half.

    I was really happy the way the Zags played. It looked like almost a perfect game. I have a healthy fear of San Fran, and believe it will be tougher in their place.

    Go Zags!
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    Tight first half, and that's okay. Corey's magical 3 at the end of the first half set the tone though. We came out focused in the 2nd half, and I noticed the ESPN guys drifted a bit when we were up by 20. That's okay too. We showed the nation on NATIONAL TV that we are #1 for a reason!
    WE ZIGGED, WE ZAGGED, WE CONQUERED !!

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    Thank goodness for WCC refs or this game would have been a boring blowout.

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    - i know the nation will never give the wcc its due, but usf played us as tough if not tougher than did kansas, iowa or virginia........and on our home court no less.

    - love suggs energy, toughness and effort, but gosh i wish he'd stop careening out of bounds for loose balls. this time he banged up his shooting thumb, not that it kept him out on the game, but i hold my breath when he does this given his early injuries this season.

    - anyone know why cook did not play? love to know, hope he is alright.

    - watson still missing 3's, and no this is not a complaint, each shot was an open look, a shot that needed to be taken, just glad he is not afraid to take the shot.

    - really liked the tougher defense in the second half.

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    Kispert is exceptional and yet Dickau still hates his game.

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    Joel Ayayi is blowing my mind.
    I miss Mike Hart

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    Quote Originally Posted by drvenkman05 View Post
    Kispert is exceptional and yet Dickau still hates his game.
    Dickau sung Kispert's praises in his podcast the other day.

    ETA: I'm curious if you have heard him trash on him lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drvenkman05 View Post
    Kispert is exceptional and yet Dickau still hates his game.
    It's my understanding that D-Train is calling the Wazzu game tonite.
    WE ZIGGED, WE ZAGGED, WE CONQUERED !!

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    A little trivia I stumbled across this evening: Gonzaga: The Zags went 26-1 during calendar 2020, covering parts of two abbreviated seasons, with the only loss at BYU in February. And yes Dickau and Heister are calling the game currently airing on the PAC12 network!

    More trivia: Gonzaga is the first team since Arkansas in 1993-94 to score 85 points in each of its first 10 games of a season.

    That team won the National Championship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPtheBeasta View Post
    Dickau sung Kispert's praises in his podcast the other day.

    ETA: I'm curious if you have heard him trash on him lately?
    No i haven't heard any bad mouthing of kispert by dickau lately.
    Love the zags for life

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    Considering he never apologized for his “hot mic” comments (which were not reflective of what he said when he knew he was being heard), I have no reason to believe he still doesn’t have separate public and private opinions.

    No matter, Kispert continues to show how buffoonish those comments were!

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    No i haven't heard any bad mouthing of kispert by dickau lately.

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    Dons played well especially when cutting and on dribble penetration in the first half. Bouyea would be an NBA prospect if he was bigger. Bio says 6"2" but he doesn't look like it. Teamed with Shabazz (started quickly but finished just 2-10), they are speedy and dangerous; albeit undersized. USF does lack a credible post threat to complement their backcourt, however.

    Two Zags with double/doubles plus Kispert's heroics were the highlights before giving way to the second unit. Ballo had an off night and Suggs was a mix of amazing and a couple of frosh lapses on defense. Team had 15 turnovers to go with 15 assist on 30 made FG's-all a bit worse than season averages. We still scored 85 points on a night when we were good but not great and that's bad news for our opponents.

    I feel like every game that actually gets played is a blessing at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by drvenkman05 View Post
    Considering he never apologized for his “hot mic” comments (which were not reflective of what he said when he knew he was being heard), I have no reason to believe he still doesn’t have separate public and private opinions.

    No matter, Kispert continues to show how buffoonish those comments were!
    At the time? No they weren't. He was being honest. Now? He hasn't said anything.
    Love the zags for life

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    People say dumb crap all the time. I'm only concerned whoever produces this show isn't honest with themselves or has a complete lack of alternative options when it comes to showcasing the game on local TV, because that combo isn't getting better at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickMick View Post
    Joel Ayayi is blowing my mind.
    Yep. Mine too. I think that is why he gets mega minutes on the floor. Coaches see it.

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    Ref calls were quite ridiculous. Terrible officiating both ways.
    One of the greatest stories in basketball history...Gonzaga!

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    I watched the game over again tonight and I am just totally impressed with THIS Gonzaga team. They are really not like any who have come before it. I think what separates them is the full court attacking style which is created first by 5 guys who can run attack the defense full court with speed and with excellent ball handling skills including dribbling and passing. This team can put five guys on the court at one time who all play as guards.

    One thing that really interested me about this game was too be able to see how Gonzaga played against a pretty good conference foe. San Francisco has always been a pretty tough team to beat in conference; so I thought that this would be a good test. It's one thing to play teams out of conference and a whole other thing to play teams in our conference who know everything there is no know about Gonzaga. Conference foes always are tough because they know so much more about our team because we play them twice a year, and have played them under Mark Few for twenty years. I felt that because this Gonzaga teams is so different than any before it, that it just might be pretty hard to figure out how to defend us. I think I was right.

    Gonzaga's attack was so in sync that they didn't even have to depend on making any 3 point shots. They didn't make their first one until the last second of the first half when Kispert tossed in one from left field just before the buzzer sounded. And I'm not sure if we even shot any.

    USF has a good offensive attack, and has been pretty deadly so far this year from the 3 point line. This created some concern from the GU coaches. So Gonzaga designed their defense to defend the 3 point shot, and they did a great job of doing that. USF has two guards who are really really good, and overall Gonzaga did a great job defending them, especially in the second half. Shabazz is one of those guards and Gonzaga held him to just seven points and just 1-5 from behind the 3 point line. Bouyes is the other guard and he did get 18 points but 16 of them came in the first half, and he only made 2 three point baskets. I loved the way the Zags played defense in the second half where they held the Dons to just 25 points and six of them came in the last 3 minutes against the second team. It was the best defense I think that I've seen this year.

    I am always concerned about games in conference for the reasons I mentioned; and this really good victory over USF has settled me down and helps me believe that we are going to do pretty well in conference. The Dons may not be our toughest conference foe, but they certainly will be one of them. They have the talent to do really well in conference I think. They don't have the post presence that would put them at the top, but they have the guard players who will do damage to every team they play. That always seems to be the story behind who USF is. I really enjoyed this game a lot, and always like playing USF. They are one of my very favorite WCC teams

    The other strength of THIS Gonzaga team is that they have so many offensive weapons. This has been talked about a lot this year and it's so true. There are six guys who can score 20 points in any given game, and you never really know who they will be for that night. And more often than not there will be at least four players who score in double figures. Tonight Timme only got ten points, but Ayayi got 18 and Nembhard 14. Timme did miss a few baskets he would normally make too, which was probably one reason why we only scored 85. That and the fact that Harris only scored 1 point and was 0-4 for the night.

    thank you to all the Zags for giving us another really good game.

    Go Zags!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrizZAG View Post
    Ref calls were quite ridiculous. Terrible officiating both ways.
    The flurry of traveling calls was perplexing, even to the point where Fran Fraschilla was questioning the officiating.

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    In the first half, GU switched on every screen and SF made us pay. They took advantage of every mismatch and kept the game close. In the second half, GU stopped switching, our defense was much tighter, and we started pulling away. Suggs is still not near 100%. He was slow on defense, their guards were blowing by him, and he fouled as they passed him. Doubt we will see many fouls from him when he is back to full speed. I'm glad we are in conference games where he and Cook can take time to heal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amaronizag View Post
    In the first half, GU switched on every screen and SF made us pay. They took advantage of every mismatch and kept the game close. In the second half, GU stopped switching, our defense was much tighter, and we started pulling away. Suggs is still not near 100%. He was slow on defense, their guards were blowing by him, and he fouled as they passed him. Doubt we will see many fouls from him when he is back to full speed. I'm glad we are in conference games where he and Cook can take time to heal.
    yep on the D, and 2nd half also went with AW subbing for Timme and playing the post alone, and again he looked good in that role and seemed to get comfortable in general with his offensive game instead of playing the 4 on the perimeter and seeming to struggle on O with that role with Timme in the post

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballbeachbum View Post
    yep on the D, and 2nd half also went with AW subbing for Timme and playing the post alone, and again he looked good in that role and seemed to get comfortable in general with his offensive game instead of playing the 4 on the perimeter and seeming to struggle on O with that role with Timme in the post
    Meh. He made two layups. He’s got 3 all American guards feeding him the ball, of course he’s more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Meh. He made two layups. He’s got 3 all American guards feeding him the ball, of course he’s more comfortable.
    you don't think he looked more comfortable in the post 2nd half as the lone pivot?

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    Reborn— you were more impressed than I was. Personally I thought it was an off game for our zags. Only guys imo that played well were Corey, Joel and at times AN. Everyone else was off. And we still beat a solid team by 25.. that does tell you something though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballbeachbum View Post
    you don't think he looked more comfortable in the post 2nd half as the lone pivot?
    Yes, I thought it was clear I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    Yes, I thought it was clear I did.
    right on, my bad...it happens

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