Looking at the schedule ahead and what it will take to make the dance
The cougar basketball team is currently 6-5 and 16-7 overall with quality wins against portland (17-7), Gonzaga (15-9), Baylor (15-7), and UW (15-7), all of these wins seemed to look better at the time as these teams have been slipping a bit lately. Hopefully in all the cases except UW they get back on track to help out chances at getting a bid. our remaining schedule looks like this;
vs Stanford (12-10)- I think we win this one, its at home and we beat them at there place
vs California (13-10) This one will be tough, they won 4 straight before losing to arizona at home in 3ot, we lost to them at there place in Ot, i think we play better this time at home and get the W
@ Arizona (20-4)- Arizona is a very tough, athletic team but has won alot of close games including beating us by 2 pts at our place, a game i think we should have won. If we bring our A game on the road we can get a huge resume building win, but i see us dropping this one
@ ASU (9-14)- Watch out for ASU big time trap game, cant afford to lose this one i think bone will have us ready especially after what happened at Oregon
@ UW (15-7)- I really want to pencil in a win, but taking off the cougar colored glasses i think the H*uskies will be ready and will have gotten back on track by this game. UW in a very close game.
vs USC (12-11)- I see us winning one of these two final games and this is the one, they wont get us twice in the same year and it took them OT to beat us in LA
vs UCLA (16-7)- Biggest game of the year, depending on performance in the pac 10 tourney, the winner of this game will likely have the inside track for the pac 10's third bid to the dance. Histoically we havnt fared well against ucla, and i hope we can start to change that here, but dont see it this year.
If my predictions hold true we will finish 10-8 in the pac 10, and 20-10 overall will this be enough in a precieved weak pac 10 this year to get into the dance as the likely 4th team in the pac 10? We will have to see i think we have to make a decent run in the pac 10 tourney winning at least 2 games what do you think?