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Zags 2017/2018
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:28 am
  • I thought with the loss of NWG, Zach Collins, and Karnowski there would be a huge drop off this year but they are showing some encouraging signs so far this year.
    I don't expect a serious championship run, but I feel this team has the talent for sweet 16 or better. Jacob Larsen has the post size to be a force(especially defensively not expecting much offensively) if he develops this year and the defense will be a strength once again this year.
    Lots of guys can shoot the the three and Cory Kispert has been a real nice freshman surprise. We are long, athletic, and can shoot the three. Tillie and JW3 both are decent in the post but nothing like Karno as far as back to the basket presence nor do they pass as well as Karno out of the post.
    All in all I have been pleasantly surprised so far. Big test tonight vs Florida a top 5 team that shoots the lights out. Our guards will be tested for sure.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:08 pm
  • i'll never get over the robbery of a championship in last years title game. I thought it was worse than SBXL. But I do like what I'm seeing so far from the Zags this year. They have Williams and Perkins still. Hoping for another Final Four run!
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:05 am
  • Zags had a good showing against Florida and should have won had Melson simply hit a free throw but it was not to be. Hudson from Florida was incredible and kept hitting three after three with defenders right in his grill. It was amazing.
    This Zag team is for real but not nearly as deep as it was last year.
    We need a back up point guard badly. Either Jesse Wade or Norvel need to be developed in this area (most likely Wade).

    We are very young in a lot of spots, so lots of room for growth, but this team is fully capable of competing for a final four spot. Something I never thought I would say this year.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:25 am
  • That game against Florida was one of the better college basketball games you can watch.

    Zags will be good, but not on the same level as last seasons team. They don't have that guy who can take over games like they have had in the past.

    As a UW fan, I was hoping we would land Kispert, he will become a really solid piece for the Zags for years.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:32 pm
  • Big game Tuesday night against Villanova. Most likely our toughest opponent all year. I don't like this match up for us as they shoot the three very well and our defense is vulnerable to the three but stifling in the paint.
    Their offense is geared for penetrating and kicking to the open three and not so much post oriented. I think we lose to them on what will be pretty much a home game for them.
    Only way I see us winning is if we are hot from three as well and win a shootout. Which isn't out of the realm of possibility. I'm not saying our defense is poor because it isn't but this is just a bad match up for us.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:40 pm
  • Big loss to a good team. Way too many turnovers. JW3 pushes too much and turns it over often. Villanova is very physical and a well coached team. Fun team to watch play.
    Hopefully Kispert comes back soon as we are a thin team this year without him. Good news is Norvell is getting some experience out of it which will help his development.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:11 am
  • I had a big bet on Nova in that game. When I watch Nova play, they are like the Patriots of college basketball. They do everything right. They always make the extra pass, they don't make mistakes, and they play great defense.

    Zags are good, but Nova is a great team. IMO Nova can win it all, they are a real championship contender. Not sure Zags are in that same category. Zags are a tier below the great college basketball teams right now. Until Perkins shows he can be a real leader, I don't see this team going a long ways. The one guy I have been really impressed with is Norvell Jr, that kid is going to be a great player.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:04 pm
  • I don't disagree with your assessment at all. Villanova is so well coached. I still think this Zag team has a lot of room for growth this year though. Only problem is they just don't have a lot of challenging games in conference. Maybe 4 total. It does however look like the Huskies found someone who can actually coach so the game Sunday should be an interesting one.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:38 am
  • Huskies v Zags might actually be competitive this year. Should be a fun game on Sunday with the Dawgs coming off a big win over Kansas.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:28 am
  • I'm really looking forward to the game this weekend. I'm hoping fans show up instead of a half empty arena. Tough to say if fans will be invested after beating Kansas earlier this week.
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Re: Zags 2017/2018
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:26 am
  • Zags favored by 10 today.
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