The last time Oregon State met the Bay Area schools, they swept 'em. But this week, when the Beavers will do battle with Cal and Stanford again, it could be a bit more difficult.
Or perhaps... a lot more difficult.
Sure, Stanford is actually ranked lower in the Pac-10 standings than the Beavers. But the Cardinal, with guys like Anthony Goods, Lawrence Hill, Landry Fields, and Mitch Johnson, are just waiting to pounce on the resurgent Beavers.
Cal, on the other hand, who recently just won "The Big Game", is riding a three game wave that includes a victory over Jon Brockman and those darn Huskies. The Golden Bears are 8-4 in the conference, with losses to Stanford, OSU, USC, and UCLA.
I would argue that sweeping these two teams again would be extremely difficult, but possible. Also, I think the Stanford game is a lot more winnable, for obvious reasons, but we could easily beat Cal if we contain Jeremy Randle and lose to Stanford if Lawrence Hill becomes a force in the inside unlike he was when the teams met back in January.
What do you think?