24.Feb.2016 Washington @ Oregon State
8pm on Pac-12 ESPNU.
The Beavs don’t play well on ESPNU, in general, and then there’s the fact everyone is chalking up the home games as automatic wins. The Beavs could get ambushed if they don’t come out ready to play from the start. Energy levels early in games have been poor and concerning. Payton needs to score more.
I know there are sites putting the Beavs in the tourney, but I still think they need to win the next four games to guarantee that. 3 out of 4 will put them on the cusp, and I think USC is the best shot at a road win. Nothing has changed of late, and I think the slow starts and eyeball test say NIT team, so I expect some tripping up down the stretch, but we’ll see.