20.Jan.2016 UCLA @ Oregon State
8pm. This will be the third straight game on ESPNU. So far that channel hasn’t treated the Beavs well.
What I see is a team that’s young and somewhat clueless what it takes to win vs good opponents. They got by Oregon on adrenaline, and I think Cal was an instance of feeding off the home crowd and taking out some of that bad Stanford loss. But I don’t see a team bringing their own emotions and energy to a game, night in/night out, and that’s the problem. They’re also a bad road team, just like last year.
Tinkle showed some major warts on that road trip, especially with his lineup/rotation at the end of the game. Olaf out there, and Olaf taking key shots? That just can’t happen under any circumstance (i.e. even if he makes the shots). As a coach, you don’t want and can’t have your worst players taking key shots at the end of games.