Greetings Cougar Nation. Hope you all are having a great week. Fortunately, for you all, I am more than swamped, so this post will be like my underwear: warm and brief.
And since I'm into FULL disclosure today, I will reveal to you all a budding concern:
I CAN'T TAKE PERFECTION MUCH LONGER!!!!!
Although I don't have all the posts to show it for this basketball season, it is true that I have yet to be wrong on prognosticating any Cougar football or basketball game this year.
Hopefully, I can rid myself of such an honor before I am wrong when it really matters--like the NCAA tournament.
With that in mind, I am going to continue to predict these games in bunches--knowing that the outcome and play of one game can have a profound effect on the next.
But this much I know: We WILL sweep the AZ schools this weekend.
On one hand, this is almost blasphemy since even with the sweep last year, I think we've beaten Arizona all of 3 times in our last 53 or 54 games. But, even outside of the X's and O's, the bottom line for tonight's game is that AZ does not match up well with us and our style. Add to that, the moxy that we got that they don't and you have a 71-57 win tonight.
ASU, on the other hand, is on their way to playing a really tough brand of basketball and they now have some pretty darn good players to boot. But, like us against UCLA where we lose on talent, ASU is just not as good as us. So, while the style is a good match-up for both teams, our wins at SC, UW, Baylor (16-2 Baylor, in case you haven't noticed), and the Zags provides the type of experience to get the job done. We'll win 59-54.
Enjoy this weekend and the subsequent return to the top 5. We are getting VERY close to that #2 seed, folks...And we're #6 in the fricking country!!! Enjoy the ride
Lets keep it up.