Who said a tie is like kissing your sister? Sometimes a tie is like munching on a steaming hot dog and sipping a tasty beverage at Hec Ed.
At least it will be for the two lucky winners in last Saturday’s Guess the UW Score contest.
Washington beat Oregon State 72-62 and congratulations to picknwiggle (72-60) and tw427 (74-62) who came the closest to nailing the final score. Nice job.
Contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or twitter to claim your winnings.
Still haven’t had anyone come up with a perfect score. Maybe it will happen today.
Let’s get to it.
TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE (all times Pacific):
Washington State (11-15, 2-11) at Arizona State (19-7, 8-4), 7 p.m. ……………….. P12N
Washington (14-12, 6-7) at No. 12 Arizona (21-4, 9-4), 8 p.m. ……………………… ESPN2
AND THE UW-ARIZONA WINNER IS …
The Wildcats 65-58.
The game was close in Seattle, but I’m having a difficult time envisioning a scenario where Washington goes into an intimidating venue like McKale Center and walks away with a win. Apparently, the odds makers agree because the Huskies are 12.5-poing underdogs.
Still, we’re talking about a college basketball game where anything can happen. And we’re talking about the Pac-12 where home teams win just 57 percent of their games.
And we’re talking about Arizona, which isn’t exactly gaining steaming towards the postseason. The Wildcats have lost two of their last three games and the win was a closer-than-anyone-expected 68-64 victory over 11th-place Utah.
Arizona coach Sean Miller said the Wildcats’ poor three-point defense makes them susceptible to an upset on any given night. They’re last in Pac-12 games allowing opponents to shoot 37.7 percent behind arc.
Unfortunately for the Huskies, they’re also last in conference games shooting 30.5 percent on three-pointers.