The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

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The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:15 pm

Three games worth scouting on Tuesday that I'll be setting my DVR to record are:

1. 6pm, Idaho State at Gonzaga on ROOT. Can former Pilot Chier Maker help his Bengal team this year?  How about the two new transfer Zags, Crandall and Clarke, are they the two additions who can help GU go deep into the Tournament?

2. 8pm, BYU at Nevada on CBSSD. Did former Pilot Jazz Johnson give up his starting role at UP for the bench at Nevada…or will he be able to hold a starting spot? BYU’s Nick Emery is suspended for the first 9 games for his “Significant Breach of Conduct,” so that bit of entertainment will be missing, but how about Yoeli Childs, will he be the WCC POY?

3. 8pm, PSU at UO on the Pac12 Network.  PSU was crazy-good the first half of last season until Deonte North was asked to leave the team…are they even better this year?  Can the Pilots ruin "Greenout Night" at the Viking Pavilion on Dec 5?
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by Sound Voltex on Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:32 pm

Opening day in the WCC - everyone who had games today won except BYU.

Pacific 74, SIU-Edwardsville 65
Loyola Marymount 75, Westcliff 43
#3 Gonzaga 120, Idaho State 79
San Francisco 76, UC Davis 42
San Diego 83, Weber State 66
#7 Nevada 86, BYU 70
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by up7587 on Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:30 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:How about the two new transfer Zags, Crandall and Clarke, are they the two additions who can help GU go deep into the Tournament?
Clarke started, scored 15 points with 9 rebounds. Crandall had 9 points and 6 assists.
Hachimura had 33 points, Norvell had 23 points.

DoubleDipper wrote:PSU was crazy-good the first half of last season until Deonte North was asked to leave the team…are they even better this year?
Oregon rolled 84-57.
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:01 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:1. 6pm, Idaho State at Gonzaga on ROOT. Can former Pilot Chier Maker help his Bengal team this year?  
I was very impressed with Chier's physical maturity and playing ability since we last saw him.  He was second in scoring, 13, and led the team in rebounds, 7, and minutes played, 33.  Turns out it may have been the correct decision to go to a JUCO for a year instead of D2 as some suggested he do.
DoubleDipper wrote:2. 8pm, BYU at Nevada on CBSSD. Did former Pilot Jazz Johnson give up his starting role at UP for the bench at Nevada…or will he be able to hold a starting spot? BYU’s Nick Emery is suspended for the first 9 games for his “Significant Breach of Conduct,” so that bit of entertainment will be missing, but how about Yoeli Childs, will he be the WCC POY?
With the Pilots Jazz shot the 3 and also drove the basket to either score or dish, but last night he was an outsides shooter only.  Based upon his playing time, the loud and enthusiastic fans, the facilities, and the team's #7 national ranking....Jazz made the right decision leaving UP, even if he's not a starter this year.  

Yoeli is a very good ball player, but he picked up 3 quick fouls last evening, and a fourth at the beginning of the second half before fouling out.  BYU stayed with Nevada most of the game, but with Yoeli in foul trouble the Wolf Pack ran away at the end.  Nevada is good, but they looked over ranked against BYU.
DoubleDipper wrote:3. 8pm, PSU at UO on the Pac12 Network.  PSU was crazy-good the first half of last season until Deonte North was asked to leave the team…are they even better this year?  Can the Pilots ruin "Greenout Night" at the Viking Pavilion on Dec 5?
If UP and PSU were to play tomorrow, PSU would win!  They're stronger, quicker, and more mature, but the Pilots have four weeks to try and catch up....
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:11 pm

Sound Voltex wrote:San Francisco 76, UC Davis 42
I watched tape of this game...USF looked like a well oiled machine and in mid-season form while playing their entire bench in their steamrolling of the Aggies.

Former Pilot Colin Russel played 8 minutes, contributing a foul and a turnover for UC Davis.

(After USF's back-to-back 20 win seasons for the first time in 36 years, Coach Smith signed a multi-year contract extension before the start of the preseason).
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by Sound Voltex on Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:07 pm

WCC opening week day dos - Pepperdine and Saint Mary's make their season debut.

Pepperdine 100, CSU Dominguez Hills 66
Saint Mary's 87, McNeese 65

Santa Clara makes their season debut Friday against Prairie View A&M.
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by up7587 on Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:33 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:If UP and PSU were to play tomorrow, PSU would win!  They're stronger, quicker, and more mature, but the Pilots have four weeks to try and catch up....

PSU shot 5-35 from 3P (14%). Was that awesome Duck defense, or a really off night? If they are really that bad, that's a lot of shots to throw up.
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by DoubleDipper on Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:55 pm

up7587 wrote:PSU shot 5-35 from 3P (14%).  Was that awesome Duck defense, or a really off night?  If they are really that bad, that's a lot of shots to throw up.  
Both!

PSU's intensity and ball hawking would go a long way in a matchup with the Pilots in their current maturing stage, but UO's extreme height advantage was just too much for PSU to overcome and they had to resort to shooting from outside their comfort range even though they had some good looks.

I think PSU led the rebounding and steals category just because of their intense hustle, but their shooting was just the opposite of what we saw from Multnomah in the Chiles Center....ice cold instead of red hot!

The Vikings look wild and crazy again this season, and they will certainly disrupt opposing teams, but they couldn't take advantage of that disruption against UO simply because their shots just wouldn't drop.

We know former Central Catholic star Deante Strickland is a good shooter...last night he made just one bucket.
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by Sound Voltex on Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:43 pm

Final scores from the rest of the WCC tonight:

BYU 75, Utah Valley 65
#7 Nevada 83, Pacific 61
Prairie View A&M 81, Santa Clara 64
San Diego 76, UC Davis 57
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by Sound Voltex on Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:56 pm

Rest of the WCC yesterday and today:

San Francisco 93, Maine 50
#3 Gonzaga 104, Texas Southern 67
CSU Northridge at Pepperdine - Postponed
Loyola Marymount 61, UNLV 50
Saint Mary's 92, Utah Valley 63
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by NoPoNeighbor Yesterday at 12:45 am

That's a good road win for LMU, at UNLV.
The Pilots' almost won at UNLV a few years ago. I remember us snatching defeat from the jaws of victory and Cody Doolin (previously of USF) hit a buzzer-beater for the win.
Also there was a Riley Barker breakaway dunk.

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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by Sound Voltex Yesterday at 10:04 pm

Around the WCC tonight:
San Francisco 88, Sonoma State 54
Washington 66, San Diego 63
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by Dean Murdoch Today at 8:24 am

San Diego gave the Huskies a good scare in their barn. Had a chance to tie it at the buzzer.

WCC as a whole could be up, but I think you'll find out a lot in the coming days. SMC at New Mexico State tomorrow, Texas A&M at Gonzaga on Thursday, and Friday has Arizona State at USF and LMU/Georgetown on a neutral court in Jamaica. First chances for the conference to really prove it's a step up this year on the A10.
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by Dean Murdoch Today at 6:53 pm

Too much time designing the ad, not enough advance scouting of Prairie View A&M.
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Re: The Preseason WCC & Non-Conference Opponent Thread, Part 1

Post by Sound Voltex Today at 9:06 pm

Around the WCC tonight:
BYU 82, Northwestern State 57
Northern Colorado 88, Pepperdine 80
Loyola Marymount 79, CSU Northridge 64
Pacific 91, Stanislaus State 66
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