NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon’s recent performance in the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament as well as their 12 seed in the upcoming NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. While it was great to see the Ducks win the Pac-12 Tournament for the first time since 2008, their 12 seed is a complete joke and they deserve to be ranked higher. That being said, playing the underdog card throughout the rest of the season won’t be a bad thing, either.
Bulldogs bloggers Blair Thomas takes a deep look at who may be in the starting lineup for the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the 2012-13 season. The Zags will be looking to return to greatness in next year’s March Madness but who will be the key contributors? Mark Few says Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris will undoubtedly be the two focal points on offense.
NWSB Insider and Seattle U Redhawks blogger Blair Thomas tells us what it is that goes into being able to answer the question. Why am I a die hard fan of the Seattle U Basketball team?! Seattle University has tradition that other mid-majors in this region don’t have, plus Coach Cameron Dollar and his flock will begin WAC play in November.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his list of things we should have learned about Orgeon mens hoops this season. The Ducks always bounced back but did not step up in big games. With EJ Singler, Devoe Joseph, Garrett Sim and Olu Ashaolu all finishing their careers at Oregon, their window of opportunity may be closed.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his look back at the things you should’ve taken from the Oregon State Beavers 2011/12 season. They were one of the top scoring teams in the nation behind Jared Cunningham and wouldn’t give up when the chips were down. With only Kevin McShane scheduled to leave the team, this squad could come back stronger than ever.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his list of 5 things we learned from the University of Washington men’s basketball team this season. The team got off to a slow start and the new guys stepped up. It also helped that Washington ranked 5th in rebounding and 35th in scoring thanks to Terrence Ross, Tony Wroten and CJ Wilcox.
NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Washington Huskies Tuesday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Huskies by 1. The total is set at 143.5. UW appears to be reasonably focused in the NIT with two double digit victories and a close escape against the rival Oregon Ducks. Terrence Ross & Tony Wroten take center stage.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his love em hate em list from the Gonzaga Bulldogs third round loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 NCAA tournament. He loved that the bulldogs Sophomore guard David Stockton’s defensive stretch on Ohio State guard Aaron Craft late in the second half was spot on. He thought Sam Dower crashed the glass early which was key.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his love em hate em list from the Gonzaga Bulldogs first round win over the West Virginia Mountaineers in the first round of the NCAA tournament. He loved that the bulldogs shut down Kevin Jones and Darryl Bryant and that the group of Robert Sacre, Elias Harris, Gary Bell Jr and Kevin Pangos formed a balanced attack.
NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his Northwestern Wildcats vs. Washington Huskies Friday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Huskies by 5. The total is set at 147.5. Washington are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Fri. games. Northwestern are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 Fri. games. Terrence Ross, and C.J. Wilcox must show up on Friday night to secure a W.
NWSB Managing Editor “Q” weighs in with his West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Thursday CBB basketball Preview and a free prediction to boot. College basketball odds favor the Bulldogs by 1. The total is set at 132.5. GONZAGA are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. Kevin Pangos and Elias Harris lead the team in scoring but Robert Sacre is on the hot seat today.
NWSB Insider and Gonzaga Bulldogs blogger Blair Thomas tells us the Zags (25-6) were awarded the 7th seed in the East Region as the NCAA announced pairings for this season’s NCAA Tournament Sunday. The Bulldogs will face No. 10 seed West Virginia University (19-13) Thursday at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Here are the keys to a Bulldogs win.