Were the Conference of Champions’ schedule makers GOOD to us here in Corvallis this week?
Oregon State Team Alumnus, Fans & were awarded THE Marquee Game of “our” Home Slate for a Sunday AM?
Oregon State & UCLA taking Center Stage before Super SundayMust say, Heck Yes….
Great opportunity for this 4-4 Beaver Team to end first half of 2013-14 PAC-12 Season above .500 Should be a very good, captivating game
Sun Feb 2, 2014 | 2:35 PM, EST | ESPN-UGill Coliseum | Corvallis, Oregon
UCLA BRUINS 17-4 (6-2 Conf | 13-7 ATS)OREGON STATE BEAVERS 12-8 (4-4 Conf | 8-9 ATS)
Bruins Projected Starting Lineup
UCLA 6-04 | 215 Jr Norman Powell UCLA 6-05 | 220 So Jordan Adams UCLA 6-09 | 230 So Kyle Anderson UCLA 6-10 | 230 Sr David Wear UCLA 6-10 | 230 Sr Travis Wear
Bruins Bench Contributors
UCLA 6-03 | 180 Fr Bryce Alford UCLA 6-05 | 180 Fr Zach LaVine UCLA 6-09 | 255 So Tony Parker---
Beavers Projected Starting Lineup
ORST 6-03 | 186 Fr Hallice Cooke ORST 6-05 | 217 So Langston Morris-Walker ORST 6-04 | 201 Sr Roberto Nelson ORST 6-10 | 246 Sr Angus Brandt ORST 6-10 | 213 So Eric Moreland
Beavers Bench Contributors
ORST 6-03 | 200 Jr Challe Barton ORST 6-02 | 205 Fr Malcolm Duvivier ORST 6-07 | 200 So Victor Robbins ORST 6-07 | 230 So Jarmal Reid ORST 6-08 | 216 Sr Devon Collier ORST 6-10 | 226 So Olaf Schaftenaar
UCLA somehow outlasted Oregon in a Eugene Thursday Night In an unimaginable, out of the ordinary final 6:14 The Bruins seemed to be ready to coast home, up 65-54 Until Oregon crashed the UCLA lead with a 14-0 run to take a 68-65 Oregon lead at 1:02 left
UCLA then climbed out of the Eugene quicksand to score the games’ final 5 points Travis Wear snapped the 15-Foot string at 0:05 left, followed by Ore J Loyd missed long J at Buzzer
OSU played one of their poorest Conference Games of the YearYET, BEAT SC by 1 in OT on Thursday
It is becoming increasingly evident that OSU’s Roberto Nelson is drawing enormous attentionNelson was doubled & tripled; hedged & shaded at every turn Nelson’s scoring is remaining steady at 22.2 PPG (#10 NCAA | #1 PAC-12)
Yet, he is being beaten down; and shooting % is trending down (39% last 4 Games)
OSU’s HC Robinson refuses to pare down his 10-Man RotationNelson is STILL the only Beaver Player to AVG OVER 30 MPGDespite the #2 most proficient starting 5 in the PAC-12
UCLA is well suited to face OSUUCLA held FIVE significant ORE contributors scoreless ThuIf any team is well-suited to contain Nelson, It is a LONG Gaggle of UCLA Swing Players
UCLA 6-05 | 180 Fr Zach LaVine UCLA 6-05 | 220 So Jordan Adams UCLA 6-09 | 255 So Tony Parker & UCLA 6-09 | 230 So Kyle Anderson
Really like Bruins & Under hereAs Bruins showed they can & will draw teams down to run Alford’s Spread 2-1-2Even w/Beavers throwing their 1-3-1 Zone Defense at SC (For the first time in 3½ Games) w/sparkling successI suspect the Beavers will do the same vs. UCLA (Just as they predictably ran MTM at Bears after success w/it vs. Stanford)
UCLA is the MOST disciplined Team in PAC-12 OSU is now the MOST Turnover-Prone in Conference
We may have presumed UCLA would have been MORE than 2 Possessions FavoriteAfter Bruins again covered on Thursday & on 5-1 ATS Run
Nevertheless, seeing Bruins running out to methodical double-digit win
1½ UNITUCLA -5 (-110 | sportsbook.ag)OREGON STATE 1 UNITUCLA OREGON STATE | UNDER 152½ (-110 | Bookmaker)
All the best, Guys(Oh, and Misty & I will have plenty of live Tweets from Gill Coliseum floor; our customary post at the Old Barn on Ralph Miller)
Way-Out-West Sports Productions, LLC | INVIGORATING SPORTS ANALYSISAnother Oregon State University Alum Powered by Orange"Always a great day to be a Beaver"
Steve, from what I witnessed Friday night the Beavers are non existent when it comes to paint defense. IDK how a "decent' but very young and inexperienced SC team came from within an eyelash of stealing one at Gill. My guess is UCLA wins this one by double figures...
BTW... I wanted to sit out SB Sunday in CBB but I couldn't resist a rather sizeable wager on UCLA (-5) we'll see what happens !
super work as always ... enjoy the day my friend
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Thanks a MILLION for your support, JR & everyone. Misty+I getting set to join several thousand fellow OSU faithful to again transform the old barn on Ralph Miller Drive into our beautiful shade of Beaver-Dam-Orange in just a few short hours. NOTHING like the sight of those powder blues rolling out onto the Coliseum hardwood...much like when Southern California comes out in Football, to the tune of 'Fight On'; no real way fabricate the 'BUZZ' of marquee Conference teams' arrival; never-not a little 'extra special'. The Local MORNING (AM) Tip-Time is another interesting dynamic to see if it results in sluggish shooting, ect...we have to postulate that it'll contribute to our UNDER play (at least a little).
Like UCLA. BOL Steve!
Great work Steve...enjoy the game and your Super Sunday!
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Beavers are non existent when it comes to paint defense.
Couldn't agree more.
DePaul color analyst, during closing Demons December 93-82 Win Over Beavers, condensed down better than I ever could;
'Haven't seen Oregon State before this game, yet DePaul will not face a WEAKER Defensive Team this year - ESPECIALLY on INTERIOR - before or since playing THIS (2013-14) Oregon State Team'