Colorado is the type of team who has had more road success than Oregon St. They are at the level OSU wants to be at right now as an almost guaranteed lock for the NIT. The Beavers should be the favorite at home against the Buffs though and I hope we make this last home game of the year a statement game. It is time to make Buff fans suffer with a disappointing final series to their regular season.
OSU needs some momentum heading into the tournament. There might also be a chance that if we made the Pac-12 tourney final we could get consideration for a final spot into the NIT field. The CBI is our likely landing spot at this point and, even though that is less than we hoped for with this team, it is a tournament we are capable of winning. I think this team getting multiple post season victories will help them for next year and it is a chance for Cunningham to be a frontrunner for CBI MVP and the team to end the season as champions. It is fun to advance far in the CBI and the further you get the more you want to win the crown. OSU adding a 2nd CBI title would be a nice run that should boost the basketball program as we start to construct the practice facility in late spring and prepare for next year.
Let’s not take Colorado lightly but instead send a message. It would be nice to have 7000 fans at the game on Saturday. It is a compelling matchup and I think OSU will seize the day. Let’s beat these Robert Redford wannabes. Redford used to work at The Sink above when he was a student at UC Boulder. Going into the Pac-12 tourney with two wins will give us better odds to win some games there. It would be nice if OSU could win a couple games in the tourney instead of just one. I have a sense Oregon will be very competitive in it and OSU should be ready to be just as good.