Qman wrote:Rewatched the game this morning and I think the following were important swings in the game:
-Childs looks a step slow all night. But Kaufusi is peaking at the right time. Gonzaga is also a team big enough for the Kaufusi-Mika front line.
-Shaw had 5 turnovers in 8 minutes. His talent isn't ready for the big stage.
-Haws was feast or famine all night. He would torch Williams-Goss and then telegraph his pass. But his 3 pt point shooting was so so important for our confidence in the 1st half.
-What can you say about Mika...he is clearly our best player and might be the best player in the entire conference. He had his 18 foot jumper going tonight and messed up their game plan. It was good to see him guard 4's.
-Emery needs to stop being a 2-11 guy on offense. I don't know if that means he needs to take less shots or just make more.
-Bryant provided some key baskets for us but his 3 pt shooting was subpar again. I think his shot selection was mostly good. He just needs to make one or two more.
Hopefully someone will knock off Saint Mary's for us in the WCC Tourney but we don't matchup well with them.
I just watched the game. I agree with what you said about Emery. He's a gook player but he probably should have passed the ball about 6 more times instead of shooting.
I agree with your assessment of Mika. He gave up 70 lbs to Karnowski but outplayed him. He outplayed everybody. Kaufusi is his best help at this point although I hope Childs fully recovers from his injury, he's needed.
I had this thought: When was the last time the football team beat the number 1 team in the nation?