Thursday, February 22, 2007

Huskies take on Oregon State

We have been saying this for weeks, Washington cannot afford to lose anymore games if they want to get to the NCAA Tournament without having to win the Pacific Ten Tournament. It sounds like a broken record because since we have said that the Huskies have lost three games, and they are still in it if they win the next four because of the chaos around them in the conference. Winning the next four is still no guarantee, the Dawg's have to win 1-2 at the Pac Ten Tourney, but hope still floats.

Up tonight is a game on the road Oregon State (2-13) who represents the most manageable obstacle in the way. The Beaver's simply aren't good, and while they do play hard like fellow cellar dweller ASU they lack the talent to compete in this league. Washington of course has stunk on the road pretty much all year, but the Huskies should be able to get by these guy's with ease tonight if they are not looking ahead to Oregon on Saturday.

I think Brockman, Hawes, and the rest of the team are on a mission right now. These guy's have something to prove, and the next four games are going to give them the opportunity.

This is a very winnable series for Washington. They beat both teams at home earlier in the year, and the Duck's have been in a tailspin ever since that series.

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