GU basketball 2022-2023 season

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Zags get a really nice win against Alabama. They played very well, cutting out the turnovers, causing turnovers, and having very good offensive flow. Guard play was so much better. The most encouraging part is it was a really good opponent and they showed they can come out on top. Much of this season has had me very concerned but if they can keep up this kind of guard play and play some good D the just might have another tournament run in them.
make no mistake this game had become a pivot point circled on the zags calendar.

if zags lose, they risk dropping out of the top 25 and leaving a dark cloud over their heads the rest of the season. but the zags won, and are now headed back towards the top 10 with a bunch of momentum and optimism headed into conference play.

best game hickman and watson have had in a zags uni. offense flowed better than it had all season. guys made smart decisions, took what the defense gave them. out-rebounded, but not for lack of hustle. only 9 TO vs a strong defensive team.

few will sleep good tonight.
 
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I thought the fact they won this game despite Miller just being enfuego was impressive. They could have folded but instead they just kept executing their offense and hitting shots.
 

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I just noticed the Purdue is #1 right now, so their 3 losses are currently ranked #11 and higher.
 

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few got out-coached.

played way way down to his opposition. there is no semblance offense when timme is off. and tonight, timme was bad. like never gonna sniff an nba minute bad. not just offense, missed free throws (hit front rim every free throw) and he showed no effort on defense, either.

and the thing that worked for zags on defense? like aggression, challenging passes and 1/2 court press? well, they didn't even utilize the last 5 painstaking minutes. they really let lmu run off 30 seconds of clock each possession and dictate the pace. unbelievable.

they've come really close to losing on the road the last few games. but a loss to lmu? at home? lmu? 😭 just gotta laugh this one off. where's my weed @
 
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Guard play is just not there this year. Perimeter defense is porous as well. I don't see them lasting long in the tournament without a big leap being made from the guards. Also Strawther thinks he is a whole lot better than he actually is. Couldn't believe he tested the NBA waters last year. I bet he leaves after this year and I'm fine with that honestly. Can't play defense and his offense is not inspiring.
 
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