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Yeah, let's say, I expected the game to be more competitive then it was. they were just a better team and duke is pretty stacked, they were just more experienced. I don't think Elisas Harris is completely to blame, though he should be blamed for us losing that Wake forest game for him pulling that retarded stunt and getting thrown out of the game. He's only a Freshman, we have to give him time to develop and learn from his mistakes (though he has more experience then most freshman since he plays fr the german national team). But he's really impressed thus far, he's probably the most complete player we have on the team, he can rebound, score, post up, and get of his own shot pretty much anywhere on the floor. Though, the one part of his game that needs improvement is D, though he is only 6'7" playing PF so obviously guys will have size on him. I also think Steven Gray needs to step up on the scoring, he's disappeared in the big games against Wake Forest and Duke, he needs to step it up. I'm looking for us to make our case for the NCAA Tournament against Illinois, Oklahoma and Memphis. Pray we win at least 1 of these games.
Yeah, this season is going to be a challenge, if that game vs. Alberta college was any indication of what to expect, were going to be in trouble. We destroyed but the first half was real sloppy and it wasn't until late in the 1st half that we pulled away from them. I just don't think these freshman steping up enough to carry the offensive burden we lost in Austin Daye/Micha Downs/Jeremy Pargo/and Josh Heytvelt. Also I don't see Matt Bouldin as a go to guy, he's more of a 2nd or 3rd scoring option, this is just my opinion. Also Steven Gray is good but I think their asking a lot of him to step up on the offensive side. I also shutter at the idea of Robert Sacre getting more playing time, he's a legit big guy but man does he suck, LOL. Even Will Foster is expected to get more minutes, LOL, LOL >__<. But the schedule looks pretty rough, Michigan State in the 3rd game on the schedule. Then possibly facing Wisconsin or Arizona in the Maui invitational, will be a tuffy. Then obviously you see, Wake Forest, duke, Oklahoma, Illinois and Memphis on the schedule, we'd be lucky to get 1 win out of that group. As far as the division, I think the only team that will cause problems is Saint Mary's with Omar Samhan back for them, the big man, it should be an interesting year.
Have been waiting all week for this game, it's going to be a good one. People been saying there's no one who can stop Tyler Hansbrough on our team but I think Josh Heytvelt is more then capable of stopping him. If all else, I think you can expect to see Robert sacre in the game if Josh Heytvelt picks up a few fouls early because their really is no one else who's a big who can guard Hansbrough. It sure as hell ain't going to be Austin Daye or Micah Downs, LOL. Plus, all hell would break lose if Will Foster got in the game.
I think Western Kentucky could be tough, their offense is real spread out, just like ours. There bench ain't that great, but ours isn't great as ell but I think Steven Gray culd be the X-factor in that game. Also, Josh Heytvelt should have a field day down low, they have no real size on the frontline so if we go to him a good portion of the game, we should be pretty well off. But I'm just happy we made it past the 1st round. UW did as well.
Eh, I got lucky :P... I just was hitting the ball at the right time haha. But thanks for the comment though.
Yeah especially are part of the draw is stacked with some pretty good teams. i could see Western Kentucky beating illinois and having to face them in the 2nd round. But yeah, i'm with you, I want to play UNC so bad, i think are starting 5 matches up decently against UNC but the bench may kill us, All we got is Steven Gray & Demetri Goodson & their both guards. I could so see Mississippi State bouncing UW in the 1st round and I wouldn't even call it that big of an upset. Portland State's good but man are they undersized on the frontline. But then again, so is Xavier so it should be a good game.
Yeah they have been playing some great ball as of late and they destroyed Saint Mary's, i was still surprised Saint Mary's got sent to the NIT, i thought they had a good chance of making the tournament as a real low seed. But i'm happy GU got a 4 seed, but I'm a little worried about Akron, there not a team to sleep on. Plus, we very likely face Illinois in the 2nd round if we win. Plus, if by some godly miracle we make it into the 3rd round, UNC or Butler, not exactly cake walks. But the game's going to be in Portland so you can expect lot of Gonzaga fans making the 5 hour drive down to see the game. UW's playing dow there 2, I hate them but i'll be pulling for them 2 in the tournament. I was hoping we could have played them in the 1st round but just wasn't meant to happen, LOL.
I played competitive golf through my senior year of high school. I went to school at Woodinville (4A) school and played all four years. Senior year I managed to get 6th overall at State. I was surprised I did that well haha.
Anyways, I've only played about four or five times since May of '08 (the State tourney)... I just found the game too frustrating and time consuming, despite being like a 3-4 handicap somehow :P
I gave it a go, it just wasn't something I wanted to keep pursuing.
Haha... Yeah, I had the chance to play with Bobby this past summer/spring. Lets just say he should stay on the football field :P
A few years back I had the privileged to play with Blowers and Boone too. Was a lot of fun, but I didn't know how to act haha.
Big ups to our ZAGS for the big win. I knew Patrick Mills was going to light it up and he sure did, we are lucky as hell he got injured and didn't playt he 2nd half. Matt Bouldin had a good game, but man Austin Daye disappeared in another big game, he needs to step it up, though he had like 4 blocks so he stepped it up defensively. Another thing to keep in mind is WSU upset #14 ranked Arizona State, so this makes our win over them look a hell of a lot better. But we got San Diego up next and that ain't going to be a walk in the park so I hope we keep this up.
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