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2013-14 Arizona State Basketball Preview #2

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    I know everyone wants to fast-forward to Saturday's tilt with Arizona, but there's some business to handle this evening that could end up being far more important. *ASU comes to Boulder for what could be the biggest game of the week in the Pac-12, with both teams playing in desperation mode for post-season positioning. *A win for either makes for the magical 20th on the season, and, with the Sun Devils still in outside contention for a league title, a road win in Boulder could be a big step forward in that race.

    Further, this is a huge game for Colorado's confidence. *They've been much better as of late, going 4-1 over their last five to salvage the season - the trick to that run, however, is that not a single win was unexpected. They've been playing to form, taking advantage of winnable home games, and beating the dregs of the conference on the road. *CU needs to prove that they are capable of more than that, and tonight's game is a good opportunity to do just that. *The Buffs may be 'favored' tonight, but the Sun Devils have had their number over the last two seasons, and a win against ASU is anything but easy. *Should CU win, they greatly improve their Tournament standing, and completely move past injury worries.

    With that much on the line, it'd be a shame if BuffNation failed to show up. *The game tonight is a late tip, 9pm, but that's not an excuse. *As coach Boyle said recently,*"If we want to be considered one of the best student sections in the country, which I think they want, then it doesn't matter who we play, and it doesn't matter when we play." *That sentiment goes for the entirety of the fanbase. *For the team to be their best, and for the CEC to be as intimidating a travel destination as it has been, it needs to be packed and boisterous. Get your ass to the stadium!

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    Tip-off from the CEC is set for 9pm this evening. *Get home early, take a nap, and make sure you are revved up for the tip, because the late hour is no excuse for a half-assed atmosphere. *For those without tickets, you can catch the action on ESPNU, with the radio call on 850 KOA.

    For reference, my preview of the first game can be found here.
    Click below for the preview...

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    I know everyone wants to fast-forward to Saturday's tilt with Arizona, but there's some business to handle this evening that could end up being far more important. *ASU comes to Boulder for what could be the biggest game of the week in the Pac-12, with both teams playing in desperation mode for post-season positioning. *A win for either makes for the magical 20th on the season, and, with the Sun Devils still in outside contention for a league title, a road win in Boulder could be a big step forward in that race.

    Further, this is a huge game for Colorado's confidence. *They've been much better as of late, going 4-1 over their last five to salvage the season - the trick to that run, however, is that not a single win was unexpected. They've been playing to form, taking advantage of winnable home games, and beating the dregs of the conference on the road. *CU needs to prove that they are capable of more than that, and tonight's game is a good opportunity to do just that. *The Buffs may be 'favored' tonight, but the Sun Devils have had their number over the last two seasons, and a win against ASU is anything but easy. *Should CU win, they greatly improve their Tournament standing, and completely move past injury worries.

    With that much on the line, it'd be a shame if BuffNation failed to show up. *The game tonight is a late tip, 9pm, but that's not an excuse. *As coach Boyle said recently,*"If we want to be considered one of the best student sections in the country, which I think they want, then it doesn't matter who we play, and it doesn't matter when we play." *That sentiment goes for the entirety of the fanbase. *For the team to be their best, and for the CEC to be as intimidating a travel destination as it has been, it needs to be packed and boisterous. Get your ass to the stadium!

    --

    Tip-off from the CEC is set for 9pm this evening. *Get home early, take a nap, and make sure you are revved up for the tip, because the late hour is no excuse for a half-assed atmosphere. *For those without tickets, you can catch the action on ESPNU, with the radio call on 850 KOA.

    For reference, my preview of the first game can be found here.
    Click below for the preview...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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