Well, as we sit here on the Eve of the Pac-10 tournament (the play-in games don't count), its easy to overlook that little boy Brinkhater is sitting at 39-2 for this soothsayeresque season of men's football and basketball.
Win tomorrow, and I go 40-2 for the year (with both L's the result of lame predictions that we'd beat Arizona in hoops..won't do that again).
Which begs the question, if I go 40-2, even with a loss in the conference semis, do I get the #1 seed in the West? (By the way, I heard that Nuss is currently slated as an 11 seed in the East Region, but don't tell him I said that...)
Okay, back to tomorrow's game and it ain't that hard to break that bad boy down folks (if it was, I couldn't do it).
So, here are the questions:
Do the Ducks break out and kill us with the three ball? Or do they struggle if and/or when we make them shoot over the top all night????
I really don't think that we're going to have a difficult time scoring, so this is going to come down to how well Oregon shoots the rock.
With an NCAA tournament bid on the line, you know that the Ducks are going to come out flying.
And I fully expect them to open a 20-12 or some such lead early. But, by the half that lead will be cut to 34-30. And then, in the second half, we will take control.
Cougs win 69-59 in a second half that will look a lot like this:
But really, it's okay, Quackers. After you get your bubble burst tomorrow, you will start what will be a really, really deep run in the NIT. I fully expect to see Ernie and the Boys in MSG the week before the final four.
Viva Numero 65 mis amigos con plumas!