As I was watching the Oregon-Wazzu game I stated to my buddy that the last year's Cougs would have made Oregon pay for how bad they were shooting in the 1st half. I think they shot 25% in the first half yet we were only up 7 pts.
We definitely have got a more offensive flow, particularly with TR getting a better gauge when to dribble around and then stop and pop for a 3. I think we really need Harmeling in order to pull some serious upsets. We need a guy who can come off the bench and hit some dagger 3s against teams that are struggling with us.
I have really impressed with our defense this year and think we compare very favorably to last year's team, especially if Capers becomes more confident in Weaver's role. I assume Capers will be on Shipp Thurs. That will be exciting.
We definitely need a win this week. UCLA will have a hard time matching up with us, especially if we force Drago to guard us in the post. DC and Caleb are really to have to make sure he doesn't go off. I actually think USC will give us more trouble with their athleticism and rebounding, but UCLA is UCLA and they are not 93-13 against us for nothing.