OPEN GAME THREAD: WSU vs. San Diego

Loading Scores

The battle for the Great Alaskan Shootout Championship!  Remember when this entire tournament used to be on ESPN and the video quality was better than an NES game?

The Starters:

WSU:

Klay Thompson

Reggie Moore

Abe Ludwig

DeAngelo Castro

Marcus Capers


San Diego:

Chris Lewis

Roberto Mafra

Brandon Johnson

Devin Ginty

De'Jon Jackson

This is the first real test of the season for the Cougs.  San Diego is probably the better team, having knocked off several big names so far this season.  Brandon Johnson is excellent at point guard.  He is a game-changer and they type of guy that take over and carry his team to victory.

The Toreros are very small.  The starting guards are all under 6'2", and the frontcourt guys are a slim 6'7" and 6'9".  The size is a very good matchup for the Cougs.  Klay Thompson and Marcus Capers need to use that advantage to get to the free throw line.

San Diego has been very good defensively.  They rank 21st in the nation for adjusted defensive efficiency.   The Cougs are 27th in the nation in offensive efficiency.  Something has to give!  My guess is that the Cougs perform a little bit better than some of San Diego's other opponents because of their ability to draw fouls and earn free throws.  The problem is they will give up that advantage on the other end of the court when they are guarding.

This will be a battle and potentially could be a very close game.  If Wazzu is able to emerge victorious, they will have a very solid bullet point for the resume.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join CougCenter

You must be a member of CougCenter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CougCenter. You should read them.

Join CougCenter

You must be a member of CougCenter to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at CougCenter. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker