So I wasn’t sure I wanted to do an in game discussion or post for this game because I just didn’t feel like BYU had much of a chance. I still don’t think they do but we are 10 minutes into the first half and they are down double digits. Baxter’s first touch in the game is a dunk on a feed from Yoeli and I can only ask myself why he hasn’t touched the ball more.
One thing that stands out so far is that the pace of the game is too fast for the officials. They are MIA in this game to start. I have seen lots of travelling, some no calls on obvious fouls and a lot of leeway for GU to get away with crud so far.
Rose’s love for Nick Emery is a killer. He may be encouraging the team to play harder but he doesn’t do much on either end. His defense is not that good and his offense is non existent. Haws has been good, Childs has been pretty good but no one else can do anything. Baxter never touches the ball on offense, on defense he is helping.
It looks like another 20 point loss but I am disappointed in this officiating crew. Gonzaga is playing at a high paced tempo and the refs, because they aren’t keeping up, are missing calls and letting the Zags do what they want.