I'm still not used to the officiating in the WCC...it does seem to me the
Zags have the advantage there, for whatever reason. Y needs a defense that will
slow or stop the Bigs of G....it was interesting to me how Weber High had much
more height than Alta, but still lost...every team has a game or two when they
are not at their best, so here's hoping it will be tonight for them, and
the Seniors will lead Y to victory.
Spokane Ute,Height means nothing. Look at the Utah Utes. They have
height but are the cellar dwellers of the PAC 10.2.
FYIGonzaga will be adding Ryan Edwards 7'-0" and Luke Meikle
6'-8" to next years squad. Both are lightly regarded, but that never
seems to matter once they get to Spokane.
WisconcougThey also have a 7'-1" Karnowski, and
6'-6" Barham coming back. Sam Dower is 6'-9". I'm not
sure what the incoming Freshman class will bring. But like I said, this program
reloads, they don't rebuild. They have been a perenial top 25 team for the
last 8-10 years. With 3 seniors, and possibly Olynyk leaving; I don't see
that changing. Good players graduate, and good players step right in. We shall
see. I'm too focused on this group to worry about next year. It's the
best Gonzaga team to date. IMO Should be a great game tonight; BYU is VERY
capable of pulling off the upset! Especially in Provo. Take care guy!
@Spokane UteIf Olynyk leaves (I think very possible), then Gonzaga
will lose their two leading scorers and their three leading rebounders (Hart is
3rd) leaving Dower (in the top 5 in both, but not really an elite talent) to
hold it down inside. They will shift to being more guard-heavy which is right
where BYU will be next year as well. They may be good, but I doubt
they will be top-25 good (at least not without Olynyk).
@ DownUnderI disagree. Gonzaga doesn't rebuild, they reload.
What is it, like 13 straight NCAA appearances? This team is so deep, there
second five could take 4th or 5th in the WCC. There's no guarntee that
Olynyk won't come back, either. They lose Edi (barely plays), Harris (NBA
second round pick) and Hart (partial starter). That's all. Mark my word,
they will be a top 25 team next year; they are deep!
They are having a teriffic year and are loaded with talent right now. They will
probably beat BYU tonight but it will be closer than in Spokane. When Olynyk turns pro next year and the rest of Gonzaga's seniors
graduate Gonzaga will be just an average team and will not compete as well in
the league or natonally.
reasonableUTEWhen I picture soft fans, I picture suspenders-boy
shooting his mouth off after the BYU-Utah game and then cowering like a
frightened little girl as soon as Bronco turns to face him - the everlasting
face of the MUSS.Davies, btw, is 6-0 versus the rundown Utes.
Brandon Davies is soft. When he plays against other softies that are smaller
than he he is good, but when he plays against legit big men, he disappears like
a BYU fan at the end of a Utah Vs. byu football game.
Flashback"Davies can't guard this guy."Davies(6'9") is a power forward. Olynyk(7'0") is a true
center.Not many power forwards could guard an athletic, excellent
shooting 7-footer like Olynyk.-------Olynyk's
"perfect" game against BYU in Spokane reminded me of a similar
"perfect" game by the late great Kresimir Cosic many decades ago.
Chris BRemind us who DOESN'T own U in the PAC 10.2!And let's not forget, the team that's only been owned the last
couple of years by Gonzaga and Saint Mary's, has owned U for years.BYU leads the overall series 129-125, has won 7 straight, and 11 of the
last 12 Average score last 12 games, BYU 74 Utah 62, including three
straight 20-point blowouts at the Huntsman Center.During the Dave
Rose era:BYU 205-63 (77%) 8 straight 20+ win seasons, 6 NCAA
tournaments, 4 conference championshipsUtah 112-134 (46%) 6 losing
seasons, 1 NCAA tournament, 1 conference championship2013 RPI
Rankings/Records#60 BYU (20-9)#175 Utah (11-15)-------btw, in 2010, BYU swept Saint Mary's and Gonzaga, as
well as every current member of the PAC 10.2 that the Cougars played - Arizona,
Arizona State, and Utah(twice) - winning all but one game by double figures.
Davies can't guard this guy. The Y unfortunately, will lose. Bummer.
@Chris B. I'm pretty sure that record is still better than your pac-12
football record. That's all the troll food I have for today, so eat it up
while you can.
Nice to see that the only game in Utah (not tonight's but the fact that BYU
IS the only game in Utah) draws 50% of comments from those without game.
Where's Jimmer? Totally dominated Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament a couple
of years ago. That being said, will root for the Zags to win it all. Mark Few
is a class act.
Go Kelly! Zags 75byu 58Mark it down!Bringing your conference record all time against the only two noteable
programs Gonzaga and St Marys to1-4 last year?0-4 this
year?1-8 overall?LOL They own you.
He should totally go pro. He really is a great player and like Dellavedova, I
am tired of seeing him playing against BYU.Go Cougars!
Gonzaga played quite stupidly at the end of the Butler game. These guys are not
Save your season Cougs: Beat the Zags Thursday. Show some heart. Be the beast.
Take control. Show some pride.
He plays way too physical and is allowed to brutalize our players without fouls
Olynyk is awesome! He has come from a reserve player to a NBA lottery pick, via
a red shirt season last year. He's one smooth player; especially for a 7
footer! Don't get got up in the hype and rankings Zags; just keep playing
Gonzaga basketball! They need to stay focused on tomorrow nights game in Provo;
which will be a tough test!