Pregame: The Beavers and Cougars meet up tonight in a clash of two of the statistically worst offensive teams in the nation-- this game will be all about defense. However, the Cougars boast a ridiculously good defense under third year coach Tony Bennett. The Beavers will need to find a way to get to the basket against the Cougars if they want to stay in this one, because this is one of the most winnable games left on the schedule.
- Find some offense- The Cougars are good on defense but not as good on offense, so the Beavers will need to gain ground by finding a way to score. Getting Deane back in the swing of things would be good, and Schaftenaar will have to play well if we want a way to win, as will Calvin Haynes.
- Box out- We can't afford to give anyone second chances, so we need to control the defensive boards.
- Dodge the Hype- The winer of this game may only score 30 points, since both offenses will have to dodge the opponent's defenses as well as a multitude of Obama/Inauguration references throughout the game. Whoops, I think I messed that up... it's the FSN viewers who will likely have issues dodging Robinson personal life information overload.
Final: Washington State 61, Oregon State 57.