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2013 Stanford Basketball Preview #2

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    Last season, facing a similar stretch run against the NorCal and Oregon schools, the Buffs went 1-3, destroying any possibility of an at-large berth, and pushing the squad all the way out to the 6-seed in LA.* A repeat stumble cannot happen this season.*

    With a second home loss, the once sterling RPI is starting to slip into the danger zone, and the Buffs need to show at least some life to reinforce the Tournament firewall.* Even a single win this week would suffice.* The good news is that I don't hate either matchup.* CU thrashed both Stanford and Cal in Boulder, and neither win seemed purely a result of home-cooking.* A split isn't all that much of a stretch.

    On paper, with Cal playing some of the best basketball in the West, Stanford appears to be the riper fruit for picking.* However, I don't really care which team the Buffs end up beating, as long as they find a way to get at least one win in the Bay Area.

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    Tip-off from Maples Pavilion is set for 9pm MT this evening.* Coverage, including color from Pac-12 hype-man Bill Walton, can be found on ESPN2.* If you for some reason hate America, and would rather not listen to Walton, Mark Johnson will have the radio call on 850 KOA.

    For reference, my preview from the first game can be found*here.

    Click below for my preview of the rematch...

    Read more »[​IMG]

    Last season, facing a similar stretch run against the NorCal and Oregon schools, the Buffs went 1-3, destroying any possibility of an at-large berth, and pushing the squad all the way out to the 6-seed in LA.* A repeat stumble cannot happen this season.*

    With a second home loss, the once sterling RPI is starting to slip into the danger zone, and the Buffs need to show at least some life to reinforce the Tournament firewall.* Even a single win this week would suffice.* The good news is that I don't hate either matchup.* CU thrashed both Stanford and Cal in Boulder, and neither win seemed purely a result of home-cooking.* A split isn't all that much of a stretch.

    On paper, with Cal playing some of the best basketball in the West, Stanford appears to be the riper fruit for picking.* However, I don't really care which team the Buffs end up beating, as long as they find a way to get at least one win in the Bay Area.

    --

    Tip-off from Maples Pavilion is set for 9pm MT this evening.* Coverage, including color from Pac-12 hype-man Bill Walton, can be found on ESPN2.* If you for some reason hate America, and would rather not listen to Walton, Mark Johnson will have the radio call on 850 KOA.

    For reference, my preview from the first game can be found*here.

    Click below for my preview of the rematch...

    Read more »[​IMG]

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