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November 13, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Pac-12 picks … including the Washington game

Nearly had a perfect prediction in the Guess the UW Game contest Saturday.
Still great job by dawgshouse34 who guessed Washington would beat Georgia State 91-75. The final score: UW 91-74. Congratulations. Contact me via email or Twitter to pick up your big prize.
Alright let’s get to today’s schedule.
George Washington at No. 24 California, 6:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
Ball State at No. 16 Arizona, 4 p.m. (FSAZ)
Florida Atlantic at Washington, 5 p.m.
My picks: Cal and Arizona
AND THE UW-FAU WINNER IS …


Washington 86-64.
Quick turnaround today for the Huskies and the Owls, which favors the home team because they have more talent and conceivably need to make fewer adjustments after Saturday’s 91-74 win over Georgia State.
Neither the UW or FAU coaching staffs had a lot of time to prepare their teams for what they’re going to see today. The scouting reports are limited and Husky sophomore guard C.J. Wilcox said: “We go and watch film and that’s pretty much all we get. They’ll (the coaches) tell us what they (FAU) like to do and we just have to execute our principles and hopefully that will take care of everything.”
Judging from Florida Atlantic’s 70-65 defeat to Portland yesterday, the Owls control tempo with their two point guards Ray Taylor and Alex Tucker. Both are undersized at 5 foot 6 and 5-10 respectively. Taylor is the better shooter and scorer, while Tucker is more of a playmaker. Neutralizing them is a big priority for the Huskies. Washington likes to trap on the sideline, which may be more difficult with two ball handlers like Taylor and Tucker. FAU committed just five turnovers Saturday.
The Huskies will have a size advantage at every position and the Owls are likely to wear down in the second half if not sooner.

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