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GAMES THREAD: Pac-10 Tournament, quarterfinals

Posted by Jeff Nusser on March 13, 2008

This is the spot for your discussion of the games not directly involving the Cougs today — that is, if you’re lucky enough to have a television at work or happen to work nights or or are a deadbeat without a job.

Here’s today’s schedule with my predictions. All games Pacific Daylight Time. All games on FSN. (Hooray for regional coverage of our showcase event! Thank you Tom Hansen!)

  • (4) USC vs. (5) Arizona State, noon — Sun Devils know a win more or less would guarantee them a spot in the tournament, but USC is red hot. Incidentally, ASU handed USC its only loss in the last six games. I think Tim Floyd has USC playing its best basketball at the right time for the second year in a row. Should be a great way to kick it off. Pick: USC.
  • (1) UCLA vs. (9) Cal, 2:30 p.m. — A rematch of the best game of last weekend. This one won’t be even remotely that close. Pick: UCLA.
  • (3) WSU vs. (6) Oregon, 6 p.m. — You’ll have to come back for the Coug game thread for the breakdown, but my pick should be obvious. Pick: WSU.
  • (2) Stanford vs. (7) Arizona, 8:30 p.m. — The Cardinal are not playing their best right now. They nearly lost to UW and WSU at home, then got beaten on the road by both Los Angeles schools. (Although I’ll concede they got screwed at Pauley.) Here’s the day’s only upset. Pick: Arizona.
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4 Responses to “GAMES THREAD: Pac-10 Tournament, quarterfinals”

  1. johnnycougar said

    In addition to voting for Butch for the EA NCAA 09 cover, vote for WSU in the Pontiac Game Changing Performance for $10K!

    http://www.pac-10.org/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/pontiac-08.html

    For butch, http://www.easports.com/ncaa09/

  2. Nuss said

    One-for-one today so far, and UCLA’s making it look like two-for-two. Cal gave the Bruins their best shot five days ago — UCLA will win this thing going away. They’re in the midst of a 10-0 run in the last 1:35. Ouch.

  3. Steve said

    Huge Coug fan here. I’m at Staples with my 13yo nephew, watching all the games. Coug fans have come out in force, only out numbered by the home teams (USC and UCLA). The Coug first half was as fine a first half as they played all year, less the Rochestie lapse with 5 seconds to go. I like our chances against Stanford tonight, if we deny the passing angles to the Lopez tandem (unlike AZ’s best effort). Also, I was encouraged by multiple drives by Low and Rochestie to basket last night. Looking forward to it!

  4. Nuss said

    That is awesome! Man, I wish I was there.

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