How good is this Gonzaga team?
Return to Board  •  Menu  •  Bottom  Page 2 of 2
Message
re: How good is this Gonzaga team?
Posted by maclauer on 2/27 at 3:04 pm to USMC Gators
quote:

I just remember the last time they were a high seed and blew that game against UCLA in 06.

... a 2006 UCLA team that went to the championship game and had 3 players that are currently starting in the NBA, along with Jordan Farmar and Ryan Hollins.

I don't see any shame in losing a 2 point game to that team. LSU couldn't stay on the same court as the '06 Bruins.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by ClientNumber9 on 2/27 at 3:37 pm to goldenbadger08
quote:

Sweet 16 max


You guys are all going to be eating crow when Gonzaga makes a deep run in this year's tourney. Yeah, because Gonzaga got upset in '06, they're going to suck this year. Nice logic. It's March Madness, so anything can happen, but this team will make it at least to the Elite Eight.

They are deep, talented, protect the ball and are skilled at every position. But most importantly, they have size and a nasty low post presence. In a tournament format, this is critical when outside shots are falling. Keep dismissing them. Your tears are going to be delicious.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by Westlakeguy10 on 2/27 at 4:38 pm to ClientNumber9
There game against butler earlier this year was amazing I cud see butler back in the final four this year they are clutch even tho they jus got beat by St. Louis. A10 is stacked St. Louis , butler and vcu can prolly all get 6 seeds or higher. I remember the year the Missouri valley conference got 5 with crieghton, southern Illinois, Indiana state, Bradley and wichita st made it they were stacked that year


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by Interception on 2/27 at 4:52 pm to Zamoro10
Never trust Gonzaga


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by dukke v on 2/27 at 5:01 pm to Zamoro10
quote:

I don't trust the zags when they're favorites.


I agree with this. A mid level big ten team wiould take them out quick.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by thenry712 on 2/27 at 5:11 pm to ClientNumber9
The difference between this year's Gonzaga and other Zag teams that underperformed in the tournament is that they have a super talented athletic big men. Few's teams have had a few good big men, but have mainly been guard dominated teams. There's no team in the country that has as good of a front line as Gonzaga with Elias Harris, Kelly Olynyk and Sam Dower. Kevin Pangos is a great steady shooting offensive guard, and Gary Bell Jr. is your typical streaky college shooter.

Gonzaga hasn't underperformed in the tournament based on their seedings, bar a few first and second round upsets. They typically lose to Final Four or championship caliber teams.

Sweet 16 team at least, national finalist at best.

Look at their non-conference wins:

@Oklahoma State
Oklahoma (neutral site)
Kansas State (neutral site)
Clemson (neutral site)
Davidson (neutral site)
West Virginia
Baylor
@Washington State

Add to that an undefeated conference record with two wins over St. Mary's.

Gonzaga is beatable when opposing teams can limit their possessions, as Gonzaga is one of the most efficient offensive team in the country, and drain a bunch of threes. It's what Butler and Illinois did well in their wins.


This post was edited on 2/27 at 5:13 pm

Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by S on 2/27 at 5:19 pm to The Egg
i'd like them just a little more if sacre was still there (for his would-be 17th year of eligibility)


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by thenry712 on 2/27 at 5:24 pm to S
quote:

(for his would-be 17th year of eligibility)


Robert Sacre is a proud member of the Hollis Price "Wait he's still there" All Stars, along with Robbie Hummel, Jordan Shipley, Stephan Garcia etc.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by ClientNumber9 on 2/27 at 5:25 pm to dukke v
quote:

A mid level big ten team wiould take them out quick.


Please come back to this thread when they are in the Elite Eight.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by S on 2/27 at 5:25 pm to thenry712
gordon ely-kelso was georgia's punter from my kindergarten years all the way through my 18 month stint at the university of texas pan american.


Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by dukke v on 2/27 at 5:27 pm to ClientNumber9
quote:

Please come back to this thread when they are in the Elite Eight.


DEpends on the draw. I have loved the ZAGS for years. FEW is a hell of a coach..... BUT I would love them to get to the final four.



Reply  •  Back to Top
Posted by tzimme4 on 2/27 at 6:53 pm to dukke v
They'll get knocked out by a Big East team. (Marquette, Georgetown Syracuse or Louisville) So Sweet 16 or Elite 8


Reply  •  Back to Top  •  Refresh
Return to Board
Jump to Page   

           Page 2 of 2           

 

 Message Boards
 Tiger Rant
 Recruiting Board
 SEC Rant
 Saints Talk
 Pelicans Talk
 More Sports Board
 Soccer Board
 O-T Lounge
 Tech Board
 Outdoor Board
 Movie/TV Board
 Music Board
 Political Talk
 Money Talk
 Fark Board
 Gaming Board
 Fantasy Sports
 Food and Drink Board
 Ticket Exchange
 Help Board
 

 News
 LSU
 More Sports
 Sports Lite
 

 Other Options
 >> Search
 

 SECRant.com Links
 SEC Rant
 SEC Recruiting
 SEC Tickets
 Off-Topic Board
 

 Geaux.com Dining Guide
 New Orleans
 Baton Rouge
 

 Site Features (Full Version)
 Home Page
 LSU Football Schedule
 Pick'em Home Page
 
Back to top
Sign In 
View in: Desktop
Copyright ©2014 TigerDroppings.com.