Larry Ness' Rivalry Revenge Rout::33-15 CBB in Feb: Larry's 30-12-1 with all BKB releases the L14 days, including 24-8 the L11. This 28-year vet is 33-15 with all CBB reports in Feb & his 'ASSAULT' on the CBB pointspread continues with his Rivalry Revenge Rout. Larry's expert analysis provides all the details of this "double-digit ATS winner," inside. BE THERE!
Game: Washington at Washington St. Feb 25 2012 8:00PM
Prediction: Washington St.
Grade: Loser (-110)
Reason: My 9* Rivalry Revenge Rout is on Washington St at 8:00 ET.
The Pac-12 gets little respect this season (deservedly so) but Cal (22-6 / 13-3) and Washington (19-8 / 12-3) have probably done enough to get at-large bids, regardless of their play in the Pac-12 tourney. As for Washington St, the Cougars will be happy with a return invite to the NIT (Klay Thompson led them to the semis last year, losing to Wichita St). Last year’s team finished with 22 wins, something this year’s tem is HIGHLY unlikely to do, as the Cougars enter Saturday 14-13 overall and just 6-9 in Pac-12 play. Ken Bone’s team has struggled this year and when guard Faisal Aden (14.5) was lost for the season after tearing his ACL in his left knee on January 26th against Arizona, the Cougars have gone just 3-4. However, freshman guard Lacy (9.3) has seen more court time in Aden's absence and is coming off a career-best 17 points in last Saturday's 72-50 rout of Arizona State. Moore (9.6-5.6 APG) and Capers 95.4-4.7) join him in the backcourt with the 6-10 Motum (17.8-6.5) being joined up front by a pair of 6-10 players in Shelton (5.1-3.2) and Enquist (4.1-3.8) plus the 6-7 Lodwick (5.5-3.5). The Huskies lost PG Thomas (16.8-6.1 APG) from LY’s 24-win team but the team's backcourt depth is impressive, with freshman Wroten (16.5-4.9-3.5), Ross (15.6-6.8) Wilcox (13.7-3.4) and Gaddy (7.7-4.7 APG) on board. The 7-0 N’Diaye (8.3-7.7), the 6-8 Gant (7.7-4.6) and 6-7 freshman Simmons (4.9-5.6) are the frontcourt contributors. There can be little argument that Washington has “made a case” for at-large status by winning EIGHT of its last nine but winning here in Pullman will NOT come easy. Romar’s teams are known for inconsistent play on the road and the Cougars almost won up in Seattle back on Jan 15 (Huskies' 26-6 run erased a 47-37 deficit with 12:16 left), losing 75-65. Washington St is 10-3 SU (8-3 ATS) here in Pullman, allowing a modest 63.6 PPG. The Cougars finish their regular season next week in LA (vs UCLA and USC), so that makes this their final home game of the season (not including a possible postseason tourney game). Who better for the Cougars to play than the Huskies? Washington St wins this one, “with feeling!”