Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: ESPN's Weekly Watch

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Milwaukee
    Posts
    985

    Default ESPN's Weekly Watch

    Once again Gonzaga finds themselves on the Upset Watch list.

    Weekly Watch

    Thursday: Saint Joseph's over No. 14 Gonzaga

    The Hawks might have the A-10's most dominate front line in seniors Pat Calathes and Robert Ferguson, to go along with preseason Player of the Year Ahmad Nivins. Calathes and Ferguson can both step to the perimeter to stretch the defense, and Nivins can score on the block at will with his great athletic ability to elevate over defenders. Expect toughness and leadership from Iowa State transfer Tasheed Carr, who has 3-point range. Sophomore guard Darrin Govens is a 3-point shooter who can give Saint Joe's multiple scoring threats. The Zags counter with instant scoring production from 6-10 freshman Austin Daye and the stat-stuffing backcourt of Jeremy Pargo and Matt Bouldin. Larry Gurganious can cause havoc on the defensive end. Hawk Hill will be ready to greet the Zags' Philly style.
    Also mentioned in the piece courtesy of Andy Katz in his "What I'd looking forward to this week" column:
    If Connecticut can take out Gonzaga in Boston on Saturday.
    I like to see it worded like that and not the other way around although personally I think GU has something to prove and needs to play like it.

  2. #2
    El Voce Guest

    Default

    In truth, I will be happy if we can get a split of these two games, a true road game in Philly and a very un-neutral neutral court game in Boston. Likewise, I was happy we came home from Alaska with two wins over legit D1 teams.

    As I wrote before the GAS, I don't think we are a Top 20 team right now. That said, it is very possible that we will indeed become a Top 20 team when we hit our full stride (probably in mid to late January).

    In the meantime, we need to hope for steady progress, especially in running our halfcourt offense. Our freshmen will learn a lot about themselves playing in front of hostile crowds. The atmosphere in Philly will be very much like the atmosphere at St. Marys that we must face later in the season.

    As BobZag and CDC have mentioned several times, this season will be a roller coaster ride, and we Zag fans must just strap in and enjoy the ride.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Mt Fuji, Japan
    Posts
    31,257

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by El Voce View Post
    very un-neutral neutral court game in Boston.
    I'll bring a bullhorn.
    Go Zags!!! Just Foo'in around.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia Suburb
    Posts
    2,862

    Default

    The St.Joseph's game is making me very nervous. I hope we will win this game, so that it will make my drive from Phila to Boston a lot more enjoyable.....

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    11,718

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZagMan in Philly View Post
    The St.Joseph's game is making me very nervous. I hope we will win this game, so that it will make my drive from Phila to Boston a lot more enjoyable.....
    What kind of team is St. Joe's fielding this year?

  6. #6

    Default

    from the article it sounds like they like to shoot the 3 ball. but i havent seen st joes play since jameer nelson was on the team

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    California
    Posts
    137

    Default

    This game was scarier than I thought. St.Joe's gave a pretty good Cuse' team a scare a couple games back. The boys better be ready for a dog fight

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    11,718

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bayzag09 View Post
    This game was scarier than I thought. St.Joe's gave a pretty good Cuse' team a scare a couple games back. The boys better be ready for a dog fight
    One positive in our favor, St. Joe's plays on Tuesday.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    13,301

    Default Re:

    The GU backcourt will really need to keep the turnovers to a minimum in the St. Joe's game. Not only because it will be a road game in a hostile gym, but because the St. Joe's guards love to defend and create chaos. The Hawks shoot the three well and have a nice post in Nivins. They seem to have more size this season. It's going to be a tough game, but I think if GU takes what they did against Va Tech and applies it to this game, they have a good chance of winning. And it will be a good win....I think the Hawks are the 2nd best team in the A-10 and a likely NCAA tourney team.

    Getting a win against St. Joe's might help GU in their attempt to beat UConn on Saturday. They'll feel less pressure. One disadvantage with that game is that UConn after tonight will have 4 days to prepare for GU.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    483

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by former1dog View Post
    What kind of team is St. Joe's fielding this year?
    Here's a link to their athletic site. It looks like they shoot the 3 pretty well, uh oh. It's going to be a fun game to watch. I expect Kuso to build off his game against VA Tech and have another impressive showing.

    http://sjuhawks.cstv.com/sports/m-ba...askbl-mtt.html
    GU Class of '07


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Mt Fuji, Japan
    Posts
    31,257

    Default

    They have a couple guards who together are putting up about 14 3-pointers a game...hopefully they have off nights.
    Go Zags!!! Just Foo'in around.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Vancouver, WA
    Posts
    16,253

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZagMan in Philly View Post
    The St.Joseph's game is making me very nervous. I hope we will win this game, so that it will make my drive from Phila to Boston a lot more enjoyable.....
    make sure to yell yourself hoarse @ the St J game!



    Anyone else get tix to that game? I know there were a few people looking...
    Last edited by lothar98zag; 11-26-2007 at 03:25 PM.
    .
    youtube - "The Runner"



    Foo Fantasy Football Champ 2013

    Dumbing down the internet, one post at a time

    Foo Fantasy Football Champ 2011

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Mt Fuji, Japan
    Posts
    31,257

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lothar98zag View Post
    make sure to yell yourself hoarse @ the St J game!



    Anyone else get tix to that game? I know there were a few people looking...
    Didn't even get a whiff.
    Last edited by lothar98zag; 11-26-2007 at 03:26 PM.
    Go Zags!!! Just Foo'in around.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia Suburb
    Posts
    2,862

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubbadub View Post
    Didn't even get a whiff.
    Tickets to this game are almost impossible to get. Such a small stadium, and St.joseph's fans will not give up these tickets and miss a chance to see our Zags.

    I went to their campus a few weeks ago, and posted a want ad for tickets in their student's union building; Got lucky as someone was willing to give up two tickets because they can not attend the game. I paid double for each, but it will be worth it...win or lose.

    The atmosphere will be raucous, like a NCAA tournament game. Will be similar to the 2001 new year's eve game (with Dickau). I was there and remembered how much fun it was after we beat them and celebrate the new year.

    I got my wife hooked on the Zags, as she will help me root for our boys to victory. She is a Temple grad, and her team is going no where...haha. She is such a fan, that she is willing to drive with me to Boston for the UCONN game as well.

    Living in their backyard, so you develop a little relationship with the local teams, I like St.Joe's and coach Martelli, but not against our boys.

    Go Zags!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •