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    Quote Originally Posted by Mvzags View Post
    I have gone back and forth on this one, then I contracted COVID on my 71 st birthday last week, so probably not thinking clearly but I am taking the zags 84-81.
    Get well, my friend.

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    Thanks I think I am turning a page for the better. Just want enough strength to watch the game

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    Serious question:

    Which Texas players would start at Gonzaga this season?

    Hmmm...

    Maybe Carr? Possibly Timmy Allen over Strawther? At least for now...

    As good as Texas is...we might be just as good.

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    And here in Vegas Zags - 8 1/2
    ZAG 4 LIFE

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    80-75 Zags. If Gonzaga breaks 80 they win!!

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    I'm just glad the game is on regular 'ol linear TV. No streaming, no buffering, no spinning wheel of death, no geo-blocking. It may start on ESPN-NEWS or the "U" (if CFB runs long) but I am prepared for that.

    Don't quite understand all the doom and gloom either. This Texas team is not the 2nd coming of Tark's 90-91 Running Rebels. Zags should win as long as they have their heads in the game. That means 40 solid minutes of team play and not just 20.
    WE ZIGGED, WE ZAGGED, AND WE STILL ENDED UP AT THE KENNEL !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Therunner View Post
    Serious question:

    Which Texas players would start at Gonzaga this season?

    Hmmm...

    Maybe Carr? Possibly Timmy Allen over Strawther? At least for now...

    As good as Texas is...we might be just as good.
    Carr, Andrew Jones.. their depth as a whole is better than ours. We have the stars, i think their 3-10 are better than ours as a whole.

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    Never.

    I have never seen a thread like this. The respect for Texas is legitimate. The concerns about how we've looked through 3 JV teams is a concern (Without Few on the bench, though).

    I think we're measuring this team against the ball movement of last year's which isn't really fair. Timmie has yet to get going, near as I can tell, and I wonder if he's confused about his role with Chet around.

    My biggest thing is we have no real legitimate 3 pt threat (Of course, we had games Kispert hid, too) and we can control the lane and score inside all day (maybe) and if Texas is hitting 45% - 50 from 3 then we're in trouble.

    But we've got double digit guys having us lose by double digits at home? That seems like a bit of an overreaction to me

    I also worry about GU feeling entitled to walk into the UCLA game as a No. 1 versus No. 2

    I put the odds at 52-48 for GU, home crowd makes a difference with kids, early.

    GU 81
    UT 79

    And IF the score ends up within 2, we'll hear we're way overrated, again, from the entire country.
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    Zags 80-73

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    As per Theo Lawson tweet:
    Have been told 22 NBA scouts are credentialed for Saturday’s game between No. 1 #Gonzaga and No. 5 #Texas. Multiple teams have 2-3 scouts attending. It’s believed to be the most the Zags have had in at least eight years.
    https://twitter.com/theolawson_sr/st...806952461?s=21

    This may even further screw with players heads. They might be trying to do too much, but the same may apply to Texas.
    Probably the only Gonzaga fan in Ireland!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mvzags View Post
    I have gone back and forth on this one, then I contracted COVID on my 71 st birthday last week, so probably not thinking clearly but I am taking the zags 84-81.
    Sorry to hear that. Get well my friend real soon.

    Go Zags!
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    Blood on the saddle.
    Hand to hand combat aplenty with Texas trying to out muscle us ( please God no injuries) putting the bullies in the coral with early foul trouble.
    A street fight n’rumble may cause our young cowpokes to sublimate seeking individual hero status and instead discover the fragrance of true team spirit attained by thoughtful ball handling, selfless sharing and solid passing.

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    Lil’doggies 81
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mvzags View Post
    I have gone back and forth on this one, then I contracted COVID on my 71 st birthday last week, so probably not thinking clearly but I am taking the zags 84-81.
    hope you were dbl vaxxed, wishing you a full recovery.
    Anybody know what Vegas odds are? Oh never mind, i saw it posted above.

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    GU 81
    Texas. 76.

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    I’d just say don’t put much stock in the first 3 games when looking at this one.

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    Texas looks great, they will be difficult to beat. They have TONS of experience. They can score and look to be able to defend at a high level. They hit the 3. They have a great coach. But…they are not a big team, Gonzaga starters are bigger at every position. (Mitchell is 6’ 9” and came off bench)

    Carr 6’ 2”
    Ramey 6’ 3”
    Jones 6’ 4”
    Allen 6’ 6”
    Bishop 6’ 7”

    Bolton 6’ 3”
    Nembhard 6’ 5”
    Strawther 6’ 7”
    Timme 6’ 10”
    Holmgren 7’ 0”

    Texas won the rebound margin 32-31 against a similarly sized HBU team, but UT gave up 16 offensive rebounds while getting 8 of their own.

    I say we win 78-68

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylasdad View Post
    Texas looks great, they will be difficult to beat. They have TONS of experience. They can score and look to be able to defend at a high level. They hit the 3. They have a great coach. But…they are not a big team, Gonzaga starters are bigger at every position. (Mitchell is 6’ 9” and came off bench)

    Carr 6’ 2”
    Ramey 6’ 3”
    Jones 6’ 4”
    Allen 6’ 6”
    Bishop 6’ 7”

    Bolton 6’ 3”
    Nembhard 6’ 5”
    Strawther 6’ 7”
    Timme 6’ 10”
    Holmgren 7’ 0”

    Texas won the rebound margin 32-31 against a similarly sized HBU team, but UT gave up 16 offensive rebounds while getting 8 of their own.

    I say we win 78-68
    good points…..changed my mind. 80-72 Zags with some home kennel style cookin

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    Keep in mind that the last real game that most of us watched was against Baylor.....so that maybe shading our expectations....

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    Gonzaga 87 Texas 77

    And ... ahem. This time WE have "Kevin Durant".
    Gonzaga
    STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
    J. HeytveltF 27 6-11 1-2 0-0 3 9 12 2 0 2 1 3 13
    S. MallonF 21 3-6 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 7
    J. PargoG 39 6-8 1-2 5-6 0 4 4 6 2 0 4 3 18
    P. Altidor-CespedesG 22 2-4 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 2 5
    D. RaivioG 38 9-19 7-14 2-2 1 2 3 4 1 0 2 1 27
    BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
    A. KusoF 13 1-2 0-0 2-4 1 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 4
    W. FosterC 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    M. BouldinG 27 2-7 2-4 2-2 2 1 3 4 0 0 3 2 8
    D. PendergraftG 13 2-5 0-1 1-2 2 3 5 0 0 0 1 4 5
    TEAM 31-62 12-27 13-18 11 27 38 20 5 3 14 21 87
    50.0% 44.4% 72.2%
    Texas
    STARTERS MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
    D. JamesG-F 20 2-4 0-1 0-2 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 3 4
    K. DurantG-F 37 8-18 3-7 10-10 3 6 9 1 1 1 5 1 29
    J. MasonG 35 7-11 3-5 0-0 0 4 4 4 2 0 1 3 17
    D.J. AugustinG 32 2-7 1-2 2-2 1 4 5 3 1 0 4 3 7
    A.J. AbramsG 34 3-17 1-11 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 3 7
    BENCH MIN FG 3PT FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
    M. HillF-C 17 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 2
    C. AtchleyF-C 11 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
    D. PittmanC 4 1-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 4
    C. WinderG 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    J.D. LewisG 8 2-3 2-3 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
    TEAM 25-61 10-29 17-23 12 22 34 10 7 2 12 18 77
    41.0% 34.5% 73.9%
    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-ba...meId/263360251

    BTW it's interesting (at least to me) to note that one of the 7 members of the "Bill Walton Double/Double" club since the year 2000 played in this game. That's First Team (Top 5) All American and First Team (Top 5) Academic All American in the same year. Walton did it 3 times. The 7? Shane Battier, Omeka Okafor, DJ Augustin, Dan Dickau, Kelly Olynyk, Nigel Williams-Goss and Corey Kispert.

    Edited to say: While looking for video highlights I see this S/R piece that I'd missed earlier.
    https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...-on-texas-kev/

    “To be continued …”. Fr Tony Lehman, SJ
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    Most NCAA TOURNAMENT wins since 2015
    Gonzaga 20, Nova 17, UNC 16, Duke 15, Kentucky 13, Michigan 13, Virginia 11, Baylor 9
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    Most FINAL FOUR wins since 2017
    UNC 2, Nova 2, Virginia 2, Baylor 2, Gonzaga 2, Michigan 1, TexasTech 1, Kentucky 0, Duke 0, Kansas 0

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    Timme needs to stay on the floor, can't pick up cheapies early, and has to instead put fouls on TX to control the game, my opinion. Beard will attack him screen/roll, post ups, etc. How do Few and co. overcome this? I'm sure they can and I'll be watching to see how. It's what teams did last year to success, attack Drew on D both inside and out, so why change until Zags prove it won't work? Chet makes a difference but Drew needs to be at his very best. Zags did some pretty sophisticated things on D at times last year, especially after halftime; can this young squad be expected to deliver like that to protect Drew too? We'll see. Anyway, what's the over under on non-called hacks in this one? Whatever it is, I'll take the over as Beard teaches the reach before the release, the exact opposite of what has always been considered good D...and his TTech teams, Baylor as we saw, and now I'd bet Texas too, will be allowed to get away with it and rewarded for it. Texas tough, with a little help from their friends. Hopefully playing in Spokane makes a difference with the zebras but I won't hold my breath. Overcome

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    Welp,
    We have scorers all over the court....and depth galore...and a teeny bit of length.
    Funny things happen when one dons the Zag Jersey.

    Zags 88 Longhorns76

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    Zags 87-80

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylasdad View Post
    Texas looks great, they will be difficult to beat. They have TONS of experience. They can score and look to be able to defend at a high level. They hit the 3. They have a great coach. But…they are not a big team, Gonzaga starters are bigger at every position. (Mitchell is 6’ 9” and came off bench)

    Carr 6’ 2”
    Ramey 6’ 3”
    Jones 6’ 4”
    Allen 6’ 6”
    Bishop 6’ 7”

    Bolton 6’ 3”
    Nembhard 6’ 5”
    Strawther 6’ 7”
    Timme 6’ 10”
    Holmgren 7’ 0”

    Texas won the rebound margin 32-31 against a similarly sized HBU team, but UT gave up 16 offensive rebounds while getting 8 of their own.

    I say we win 78-68
    EXACTLY....were bigger AND more athletic...we have to stay in front of their shooters. Wouldn't surprise me if we wear them down with depth.

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    Zags 88-76

    Go!! Zags!!!
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    I think that we might see a slightly different Zag team than we have the previous games. I think that Timme and Nembhard have been holding back, letting the newcomers shine, but now we are into prime time.
    GU 85-75

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