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Gonzaga vs. Cincinnati (Maui Invitational Finals)

Posted on: November 25, 2009 6:59 am
Honestly, I am not sure what to expect in this game. Maybe a physical game from both sides seems to be the logical guess. Cincy is very physical all-round basketball.

Thing is, so can Gonzaga.

I am not sure who any of their players are outside of Yancey Gates and Deonta Vaughn, and I really don't know how this game is going to go....

I will miss this game as well while I am at work. Good thing I had a VCR tape to record the Wisky game, and loved every minute of it!

SO I am going to take a shot in the dark and go:

Gonzaga 84
Cincy 83

Usually I knwo a team's style of play, and I know who to watch for. I honestly don't know much about Cincy, so I won't pretend that I know anything. I just hope for a good game.

Go Zags!


Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: November 25, 2009 3:35 pm

Gonzaga vs. Cincinnati (Maui Invitational Finals)

I think the Sacre matchup will be important, but not directly.  I think the matchup to watch will be the 4 spot with Elias Harris.  If Sacre is not on the floor it will help in guarding Harris.  That is the kind of indirect correlation I see there.  Harris is tough and battle tested, playing on the German national team, and also in the Euro league.  Olynik played some good defense in the crucial minutes last night, so I'm not sure how much defensively the Zags give up with him on the floor instead of Sacre.  The talk of the game I would suspect will be the guard play. Can Cincinatti stop Bouldin and Gray?

Big men and Fouls
Game Pace (Gonzaga is gonna want to run, can Cincinatti control the game pace)
Different Looks Defensively (3rd game in 3 days, expect to see a lot more zone from both teams)

Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: November 25, 2009 12:07 pm

Gonzaga vs. Cincinnati (Maui Invitational Finals)

No need to hope for a big game here, I'm sure one will be delivered. From the minutes I saw of Cincy's whooping of Maryland, it appears that the Bearcats have some talented, athletic big men.
The key to the game will be Robert Sacre's foul count. If he's on the floor for the majority of the game, I see the Zags pulling out a 6 point victory. Once Sacre's minutes dip into the 20's, the game will be much closer!

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