Happy weekend to you, Cougar Nation.
Well, tonight we play the kitties
Montana State style.
And what a laugher it should be at the Key.
I'm looking for T-Bone and company to come out tonight and really establish Mr. Klay Thompson and Aron Baynes from the onset. I'm also looking for Mr. Casto and Mr. Capers to log some heavy minutes.
Anyway you cut it, we will walk away with a nice 71-47 victory.
I'll be back at Game Time to provide another irrelevant thread in real time.
Join me then, won't you?
(The world misses the first five minutes due to the Beavs' thrilling one point victory over Nebraska)
10:00 16-11 WSU. Harmeling has his J, Taylor looks better, Casto looks great. But where is Baynes???? Congrats to the dude who proposed to his girlfriend at Center court. I almost forgot about the Cougar Gold Cheese Factor.
6:50 20-11 Big Cats. T-Bone has put in my near dream lineup of Baynes, Harmeling, Thompson, Taylor, and Capers. Not surprisingly, Taylor looks 100% better when not manning the point. If you add Casto to that group less Harmeling, that's our ticket.
5:00 24-15 Big Cats. Watch Thompson come off his screens. He NEVER RUBS SHOULDERS with our post players. May be one of the big reasons why he is always catching the ball in traffic. That is something he needs to work on!
1:39 28-18 WSU Harmeling is aggressive and looks really, really good. Harthun meanwhile looks lost defensively. But that jumper is nice: elbow in, follows through high. They should run the picket fence for him.
Half 30-18. Thompson's jumper is so pretty it makes me want to cry. Too bad he can't get enough separation due to his poor habits of running too wide off of his screens. Once that improves, he's gonna average 17+ ppg. Seriously.
15:00 41-31. Well, they've struggled a bit defensively, but the line-up of Taylor, Klay, Capers, Harmeling, and Baynes is by far our best offensive look. I am particularly impressed with Capers' length and how quickly Baynes passes out of the double team. They just lead to learn the Pac defense.
11:00 48-34. Baynes is so improved. Nick has shown that he is a really nice distributor from the wing. But, his defense has been a bit suspect. I really like him better off the bench. Tony, are you listening????
7:00 60-38. We're now running away with this game thanks to exceptional passing by Nick. The guy can really, really distribute. Meanwhile both Taylor and Capers look great.
Final Score: 70-51. Can I call em or what?
Overall, a really nice performance. We saw the seniors bounce back with a bunch of confidence and aggressiveness. We also saw the virtues of the kids who will be really good.
Bottom line: Capers, Rochestie, Thompson, Harmeling, and Baynes are our best line-up with Casto mixed in there as well.
The more they play together the better.
Our pack defense needs A LOT of work.