Thursday, March 6, 2008

Game Day log

Today's Game:
Arizona (17-12, 7-9) at Oregon State (6-22, 0-16)
7pm, Fox Sports Arizona, 1290am and 107.5

The Good: Arizona should be able to win this game, even with half effort. A win tonight could/should put Arizona in post season.

The Bad: The Beavs are gasping for air, they don’t want to be the first team to run the PAC-10 the table in reverse. They only have two more chances to avoid that.

The X-Factor: How many fans are going to be at this game? I don’t have the numbers, but from the handful of Beaver games I’ve seen they don’t draw a lot of fans. How Arizona will react to this is anyone guess. It should be the smallest number of people Arizona has played in front of all year. In the past we have seen Arizona teams have a hard time playing in a poor atmosphere.

Key Players
Arizona: Chase Budinger. Someone needs to backup Bayless. We’ve seen Arizona loss games when Bayless scores 30 plus points. But if Budinger puts in 20 or so Arizona should be in good shape.
Oregon State: Seth Tarver. The 6-5 sophomore guard, not unlike Budinger is one of only two players on the Beavers who scores. Look for him to have a big game……if he can.

The Crystal Ball
Arizona knows whats on the line. They are just better and the better team almost always wins. Tonight they will.
Arizona 70 Oregon State 58

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