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  • #16
    Originally posted by ZagaZags View Post
    Hey guys, I just decided to leave GU Boards. I love you all but the censorship on John Stockton was over the top. I wish you all the best. GO ZAGS!!!! 2021

    Later all,
    ZZ
    All the best to you. Sorry to see you go. I didn't see exactly what happened, but erasing persons or their opinions instead of countering them with truth, and selectively allowing speech that favors one particular side seems to be the norm on the internet these days, so nothing would surprise me.

    Go Zags!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by maynard g krebs View Post
      Factually incorrect. Two of 4 possible tourneys in the yrs I cited, and were a lock in the covid yr w/ a projected 7 seed. So that would have been 3 of 5.

      See bmiller's post above for a good take on the topic.
      Since 2013, they’ve made the tournament twice. TWICE. (Granted, one year was lost). Before this signing they were not projected to make the tourney in 21-22.

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      • #18
        I agree with the result-oriented analysis, but I do think that they have been good enough to make the tournament in some of the years they didn't make it. As is oft talked about here, their strategy of going all-in on beating the Zags and not creating a hard enough out-of-conference schedule backfired multiple times. They may have been good enough but didn't show it on paper for the selection committee.

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        • #19
          I spoke with a fellow college coach who has a pipeline with Australia and he said that colleges didn’t even approach this kid because they thought and were told early on that he was nba bound without going to any college. Said he is ridiculously good.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by zagsfanforlife View Post
            I spoke with a fellow college coach who has a pipeline with Australia and he said that colleges didn’t even approach this kid because they thought and were told early on that he was nba bound without going to any college. Said he is ridiculously good.
            Looking forward to seeing him in action. The SMC games were less entertaining than usual, if not boring at times, last year.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by ZagsObserver View Post
              Since 2013, they’ve made the tournament twice. TWICE. (Granted, one year was lost). Before this signing they were not projected to make the tourney in 21-22.
              Lunardi had them in for next yr before this signing, but whatever.

              If you go back to my first post on the subject, you'll see that I was refuting, ACCURATELY (I can shout too, lol) the idea that they'd been slipping for "the last few seasons". (FWIW, "few" doesn't go back to 2013, hence the 5 yr window I chose. Please try to stay in context.) Again, 27 win average over the previous 5 yrs, and 3 NCAA caliber teams (plus a 29 win bubble team that was snubbed and went to the quarters of the NIT).

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              • #22
                Originally posted by maynard g krebs View Post
                Lunardi had them in for next yr before this signing, but whatever.

                If you go back to my first post on the subject, you'll see that I was refuting, ACCURATELY (I can shout too, lol) the idea that they'd been slipping for "the last few seasons". (FWIW, "few" doesn't go back to 2013, hence the 5 yr window I chose. Please try to stay in context.) Again, 27 win average over the previous 5 yrs, and 3 NCAA caliber teams (plus a 29 win bubble team that was snubbed and went to the quarters of the NIT).
                Look at the post I quoted. The range was 15-16 to present. That’s six seasons, less the one which was lost. Less than half. Going back a couple years makes it worse. I didn’t quote the post which referenced the word, “few.”

                Please stop being argumentative.

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                • #23
                  I was wondering if Tommy Lloyd was ever on this one. The strong NBA lean makes sense.

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                  • #24
                    SMC finished 75 on KenPom last year, their worst in 14 years, but I think that was more a product of a strange COVID year than a trend. The 5 seasons prior to that they were no lower than 38. About 3/4 of power 5 schools would love to have that consistency, and pretty much every mid-major other than GU would be ecstatic. The 2 seasons during that stretch SMC was left out of the NCAA tourney they were 32 and 34 on KenPom. I expect SMC to be back in the top 40 again this year. Also can’t forget I think last year was Bennett’s best D so far, just lost a couple offensive threats for the second half of the season.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by ZagsObserver View Post

                      Please stop being argumentative.
                      LOL. Pot/kettle. I'm not the one who started an argument. I just presented some data that showed pretty definitively that last year was a blip and not yet a trend. If you're interested in a rational data based opinion, see bmiller's other post as well. Or keep tilting at windmills. Out.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by maynard g krebs View Post
                        LOL. Pot/kettle. I'm not the one who started an argument. I just presented some data that showed pretty definitively that last year was a blip and not yet a trend. If you're interested in a rational data based opinion, see bmiller's other post as well. Or keep tilting at windmills. Out.
                        My goodness, just stop.

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                        • #27
                          SMC sucks

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by northsidezagfan View Post
                            SMC sucks
                            "[Insert WCC team here] Sucks" is a sentiment I won't argue with. Because sports. Go Zags!

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                            • #29
                              Sounds like he’s a superior player and the clips show that as well. It’ll be fun to watch him. One thing though, knowing that this kid is off scale in talent and performance, our guards need to watch and defend like crazy. Can he be locked down? I dunno but I hope so. With our newcomers, it’ll be fun to see how we defend!

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                              • #30
                                Well if this kid is as good as advertised, w/ this new era of almost anything goes player movement and open transferring, how long til he gets poached by a bigger school?

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