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Post by PilotDrummer Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:01 pm

Portland State 77, Gonzaga 70.

WHAT THE HELL?!

What say you...is this good for us?
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Post by VillaGorilla Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:35 pm

Good of the conference be damned, I cheer every time they lose.
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Post by Rob's Jacket Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:29 am

I'm with the Gorilla. This made my week.

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Post by MesaPilot1 Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:22 am

I enjoyed this score. One more time the Zag fan's can blame off-night,Few or player. They would never say JD tore them up or that PSU played well and was the better team last night.

Three losse's this year. Was it not about 5 games ago Matt Bouldin was bragging about how they will probably go unbeaten. TEE HEE Embarassed . I bet he's feeling like a j-ass now. 3 losse's and counting....... lol!

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Post by wrv Wed Dec 24, 2008 6:45 am

So that it does not go unstated, PSU has two former Pilots playing prominent roles. How could we do other than cheer for the Vikings. I agree, the conference takes a back seat here. Go Viks, great job and good luck in the Big Sky. Dominguez was a huge loss to this program . . .and a great get for the Viks. He was a force on the court last night.

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Post by PilotDrummer Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:27 am

Don't get me wrong, I love watching the 'Zags fail. Just not something I expected.
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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:05 am

MesaPilot1 wrote:I enjoyed this score. One more time the Zag fan's can blame off-night,Few or player. They would never say JD tore them up or that PSU played well and was the better team last night.

Three losse's this year. Was it not about 5 games ago Matt Bouldin was bragging about how they will probably go unbeaten. TEE HEE Embarassed . I bet he's feeling like a j-ass now. 3 losse's and counting....... lol!
I just thought of a reason. They were distracted with helping the Vikings travel to Spokane in this weather. Laughing And of course, the Vikings spent all day on a bus yesterday so they were ready to release all the energy when they got to the gym.Razz

And if they think Few can't get it done...there's a Pac-10 school down here with a new arena opening up and an AD who is friends with Few...Just sayin'...
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Post by onetouchfutbol Thu Dec 25, 2008 1:05 pm

I'd rather that Gonzaga keep winning until we play them. Also, there's only room for one major basketball team in the city of Portland IMO. Victories by PSU won't help us in recruiting. No offense PSU; I say that out of respect.
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Post by navigator Thu Dec 25, 2008 4:00 pm

PSU doesn't need to recruit, they just pick up former Pilots.
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Post by Guest Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:45 pm

Hard to believe a player looking for a college experience like UP's would ever consider PSU, and vice versa. The two schools couldn't be more different. Not saying one is better, they are just totally different. Of course, if a prospect never looks past the gym door to see what the total college experience will be like . . .
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Post by onetouchfutbol Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:26 pm

navigator wrote:PSU doesn't need to recruit, they just pick up former Pilots.

They seem to pick up former Huskies too. Their coach and two of their best players came from UW.
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Post by onetouchfutbol Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:53 pm

Gonzaga's loss to Utah tonight is not going to help the WCC gain much respect... Even if they are a rival, it would be nice for one team to remain ranked in the top 25 for UP, St. Mary's, or San Diego to upset.
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Post by DaTruRochin Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:51 pm

yeah.... Losing 4 of 5.... Not exactly the way the Zags planned on rolling into the conference... Hopefully they can save face against Tennessee next week, but it could be a tough chore in Knoxville...
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Post by Geezaldinho Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:15 pm

athleticjames wrote:Gonzaga's loss to Utah tonight is not going to help the WCC gain much respect... Even if they are a rival, it would be nice for one team to remain ranked in the top 25 for UP, St. Mary's, or San Diego to upset.

Actually, in terms of RPI, the zags haven't been in the top 25 for several days. They were 27 before tonight's defeat they are 32 right now, and you can expect they will drop a bit more at the end of this round of games.
St. Mary's, on the other hand, is currently at 14. They were as high as 11 a day ago.

UP is now at 114, up from the 170's a week or so ago.
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Post by Rob's Jacket Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:16 pm

Maybe I'm just bitter, but I can't pretend that I'm not happy to see the Zags lose. I'll root for any other team in the conference, but not them.

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Post by onetouchfutbol Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:15 pm

Rob's Jacket wrote:Maybe I'm just bitter, but I can't pretend that I'm not happy to see the Zags lose. I'll root for any other team in the conference, but not them.

I can respect that. We'll be lucky to have more than one or two teams from the WCC to make the tourney this year though. Love or hate Gonzaga, their schedule has been by far the toughest in the WCC so far... No way 3 teams make it again IMO. The respect of the conference has to continue to rise if Seattle U is going to come aboard anytime in the near future.
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Post by Geezaldinho Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:51 pm

athleticjames wrote:
Rob's Jacket wrote:Maybe I'm just bitter, but I can't pretend that I'm not happy to see the Zags lose. I'll root for any other team in the conference, but not them.

I can respect that. We'll be lucky to have more than one or two teams from the WCC to make the tourney this year though. Love or hate Gonzaga, their schedule has been by far the toughest in the WCC so far... No way 3 teams make it again IMO. The respect of the conference has to continue to rise if Seattle U is going to come aboard anytime in the near future.

Doesn't the conference have a chance of getting more teams into the tourney if Gonzaga ISN'T on top? They have a better chance of getting into the 64 than other teams, it seems to me.
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Post by MesaPilot1 Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:56 am

I think Geezer may be right. Looks like just 2 teams from WCC this year in NCAA's. The only way we could make it is if Ravio's older brother came to play for us or Nik kept scoring 30 a game , Sikma played like his dad at that little college in Ilinois,TJ averaged 10 assists a game, Stohl 15 pts. (3 treys), Robin POW of WCC a couple more times. And Kramer and Ethan kept doing the "little" things that don't show up on Stat chart, basically the "enforcers'.

Maybe a few of those things could happen each game, but I think a realistic goal would be the NIT. Winning record,few good upsets. The liability would be the tiny attendance and lack of student support.Oh well, they could always play an "away" game in the NIT.

I shudder to think of the first WCC game in the Kennel. I just hope the young men can get a quick start,, and keep it competive so they have a chance. Otherwise us Pilot fans will be in for a long,agonizing game Embarassed

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