06.Mar.2010 Huskies @ Beavs
I have no confidence in the Beavers winning this type of game. That is, a game that matters; a game that takes the respective sport to the next level.
On Friday we watched the baseball team lose this exact type of game. Yes, the baseball team was once elite, but start accepting that the CWS teams were five years ago now.
The past two Decembers we saw the football team lose this exact type of game, twice.
Now I’m supposed to believe the basketball team is ready to win a game that takes the program over the hump? No. The Beavs always fail in these “take the next step” type of games. Never mind a sporadic solid performance; until the Beavers consistently perform when the pressure is truly on I’ll continue to bet against them. There’s no reason they can’t or shouldn’t win this game, but because of all the psychological issues that come with attending Oregon State and playing athletics for Oregon State, they won’t.