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  • #16
    Ayayi was the closer tonight. He really stepped up and made plays when nobody else did. Admon looked a bit lost out there. Woolridge played very well in the first half. Petrusev missed a dunk, and a lot more, but made just enough. Did Kispert play tonight? (Sarcasm). I love Kispert and we need more next game. In fact, the same could be said of just about everyone tonight. Timme made some tough and-1 plays off of offensive rebounds; he seems to really have a knack for finding the ball on the glass.

    Tillie was his usual solid self. He had a great play when he pulled up for a floater when a Don snuck under to draw a charge. I didn't think he'd see him and he just drop it in there. His best play of the night because of the timing was probably the pump fake three into a three on the baseline-- that was a huge play in the moment.

    Ironically, the Zags closed it out at the free throw line. They are serviceable now from there and, although I wish they were still better, it isn't such a huge area of concern for me any more.

    I was keeping track and I think the Dons tripped our guys 4 times, and only one was called. I suppose you could chalk it up to incidental contact but I was annoyed, needless to say.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by TexasZagFan View Post
      You're FOS, bud.
      Stay classy. I will.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by JPtheBeasta View Post
        Ayayi was the closer tonight. He really stepped up and made plays when nobody else did. Admon looked a bit lost out there. Woolridge played very well in the first half. Petrusev missed a dunk, and a lot more, but made just enough. Did Kispert play tonight? (Sarcasm). I love Kispert and we need more next game. In fact, the same could be said of just about everyone tonight. Timme made some tough and-1 plays off of offensive rebounds; he seems to really have a knack for finding the ball on the glass.

        Tillie was his usual solid self. He had a great play when he pulled up for a floater when a Don snuck under to draw a charge. I didn't think he'd see him and he just drop it in there. His best play of the night because of the timing was probably the pump fake three into a three on the baseline-- that was a huge play in the moment.

        Ironically, the Zags closed it out at the free throw line. They are serviceable now from there and, although I wish they were still better, it isn't such a huge area of concern for me any more.

        I was keeping track and I think the Dons tripped our guys 4 times, and only one was called. I suppose you could chalk it up to incidental contact but I was annoyed, needless to say.
        I'm with you on that. A bunch of fouls aren't intended and a trip is no different. But regardless a trip is a foul and needs to be called.


        USF was a bad matchup for Gonzaga this year and they still went 3-0 against them. It wasn't their best game, but they didn't play bad by any means. Looking forward to the game tomorrow. I expect they'll play much better. Gonzaga has had a ton of nail biters in the tournament over the years. This time of year getting the W is what's important, not how you get it.

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        • #19
          3-12 3pt shooting makes winning a tournament game difficult, but obviously not impossible. A couple more go in, mo changes and it can easily be a different game.

          Just win baby! And they did.

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          • #20
            Apparently Tillie tweaked his ankle again last night.

            https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...to-lift-gonza/

            "The Gonzaga contingent in Las Vegas may have gasped had it seen Tillie grimace and briefly clutch his ankle, but most eyes were focused on teammate Ryan Woolridge, who knifed through the lane to convert a layup that restored a two-point lead for the Bulldogs with 13:26 to play.

            Tillie watched his next shot miss then subbed out less than a minute later. GU’s athletic training team taped ice over the inside of Tillie’s left/foot ankle and the senior watched the Bulldogs tinker with the lead for the next three minutes before returning to the scorers table – and eventually the court – with 9:13 left.

            "Few continued: “We kept asking him if he was fine and he was fine. We all can see that he hasn’t been 100% all year, but he’s just shown what a game competitor he is and how good a player he is. To get 19 and 10 on a bad ankle and some other things bothering him."

            Hope he can play through it tonight and use the layoff between WCC and NCAA to heal up (again)

            ZZ

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            • #21
              crud. Unsurprising but still, crud.

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              • #22
                Wow tillie hurt again. I feel for him.

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                • #23
                  What, if anything, did Kispert hurt?

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                  • #24
                    Thank you Joel Ayayi!

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                    • #25
                      "Some other things bothering him" So sad for Tillie. Without him we're more like a 10 seed than a 1 seed. I'm hoping he can get his bounce back before the Tourney, or we'll be lucky to keep the sweet 16 streak alive.

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                      • #26
                        Again, no three point threat from the Zags.

                        That changes everything. The lanes collapsed on defense. That threat has to materialize if the Zags want to start grooving again.

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                        • #27
                          3 more things:

                          1. Golden is a good coach and I like him. Hope he sticks around USF for awhile though I suspect he is destined for bigger things. Respect
                          2. GU did not impose ourselves defensively at all. USF was never uncomfortable. Also those moving screen calls that went against Lull really helped us out-that won't happen in the dance.
                          3. I love how each of our leading players had a stretch where he took over: Woolridge early, Filip in the middle, Tillie for awhile and then Joel at the end. Kispert apparently took the night off. That balance is what makes the whole of this team greater than the sum of its individual parts.

                          ZZ

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by zagzilla View Post
                            3 more things:

                            1. Golden is a good coach and I like him. Hope he sticks around USF for awhile though I suspect he is destined for bigger things. Respect
                            2. GU did not impose ourselves defensively at all. USF was never uncomfortable. Also those moving screen calls that went against Lull really helped us out-that won't happen in the dance.
                            3. I love how each of our leading players had a stretch where he took over: Woolridge early, Filip in the middle, Tillie for awhile and then Joel at the end. Kispert apparently took the night off. That balance is what makes the whole of this team greater than the sum of its individual parts.

                            ZZ
                            Zags need to move and pass with purpose, don’t force the issue...trust your teammates. #ZagUp
                            Even though I care a lot about my basketball opinions, they are like comparing a bicycle to a championship motorcycle who is our coach. . ZagsGoZags

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by zagzilla View Post
                              3 more things:

                              1. Golden is a good coach and I like him. Hope he sticks around USF for awhile though I suspect he is destined for bigger things. Respect
                              2. GU did not impose ourselves defensively at all. USF was never uncomfortable. Also those moving screen calls that went against Lull really helped us out-that won't happen in the dance.
                              3. I love how each of our leading players had a stretch where he took over: Woolridge early, Filip in the middle, Tillie for awhile and then Joel at the end. Kispert apparently took the night off. That balance is what makes the whole of this team greater than the sum of its individual parts.

                              ZZ
                              Golden obviously is a good coach. He does things and makes alot of moves based on analytics ( other coaches don't?)and because he is young the media treats him like he is a genius? If Sendek makes the same move it would be referred to as a veteran move.
                              I'm not saying Todd Golden isn't a good coach but everyone in the media needs to slow down a little. It's not like he came into a new program with new players. He runs the same stuff as Kyle on offence with a bunch of players that had 2 & 3 years in that system.
                              I truly hope he stays in the WCC and he definitely dosnt seem intimidated. I hope USF gets into the NIT, we all know how ridiculous that process can be! Before the media starts calling him the next messiah let's see how he does recruting and developing his own players. Nice season Dons!

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