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November 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Guess the UW Score contest – Colorado State

The picks were split last week between Washington and Ohio State. Plenty of UW fans predicted what would have been the biggest upset win in the Lorenzo Romar era.
Still many others went with conventional wisdom. Include ness7 among those who went with conventional wisdom and picked OSU to win 80-66. The No. 7 Buckeyes claimed a 77-66 victory to capture the Hall of Fame Tip-off Tournament title.
Contact me privately via Twitter or email (pallen@seattletimes.com) to claim your prize.
OK, let’s move on.
Plenty of games on tap including a pair of matchups against ranked teams.
TODAY’S SCHEDULE:
Stanford (4-2) vs. Minnesota (5-1), 12:30 p.m. ………………………….
Colorado State (3-0) at Washington (2-2), 4:30 p.m. …………………. P12N
Wright State (4-1) at Utah (3-1), 6:30 p.m. ……………………………….. P12N
Arkansas Pine-Bluff (1-3) at Washington State (2-3), 6:30 p.m. ….. P12N
Oregon (5-0) vs. No. 22 Cincinnati (5-0), 7:30 p.m. …………………… CBS SPORTS NETWORK
Arizona State (4-0) vs. No. 14 Creighton (5-0), 8 p.m. ……………….. ESPN2
AND THE UW-CSU WINNER IS …


The Huskies 80-70.
This should be a nice bounce-back game for Washington, which had a somewhat lackluster performance against Ohio State.
The Huskies also have a lot to prove after stumbling in their last home game, a 63-62 upset loss to Albany.
In many ways, Colorado State is tailor-made for Washington. The Rams biggest threat is 6-10 center Colton Iverson, who is a classic low-post big man. Fortunately for UW, 7-foot center Aziz N’Diaye plays well against centers who don’t stray too far from the rim.
Excluding Iverson, CSU doesn’t have a lot of size. The next tallest starter is 6-6, 231-pound forward Greg Smith.
The Rams aren’t a great three-point shooting team, which has given UW problems this season. They’re shooting 23.1 percent behind the arc and no one has more than four treys.
Colorado State is an experienced team that starts five starters. They’re not going to be intimidated. CSU returns seven players who played in the NCAA tournament last season so they’re spoiling for an upset.
Stopping Iverson is the key for the Huskies. So far this season, no other CSU player has stepped up and had a big game offensively.
Meanwhile UW’s leading scorers Abdul Gaddy and C.J. Wilcox should enjoy advantages on both ends of the court against CSU’s backcourt that includes 6-2 Dorian Green and 6-3 Wes Eikmeier.

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