November 19th, 2009
the next two games pit the Bows against former WAC rivals BYU and New Mexico. BYU is very good, predicted to win its conference. New Mexico is still struggling to get back where it was when Hawaii used to visit the 'Pit". It is not the same team on the road. BYU is 2-0 with easy victories over Bradley and Idaho State at home. Tomorrow's game will BYU's first road test. New Mexico is also 2-0 with a victory on the road against New Mexico State. They will play three home games against weak opponents before coming here next Friday.
The WAC is 11-7 so far in the early going. Not much to be learned from the first week of the season.
The Bows will have to play a perfect game to beat BYU. It is the toughest non WAC game they will play. After New Mexico, its onto the only non WAC road game at Irvine, then home until the second week in January.
A shout out to my undergraduate
alma mater Syracuse, who tonight demolished Cal in NY. Cal had been the preseason pick to win the PAC-10.
I will be taking a two break from the blog while i am out of the Country. I will return to join Bobby again as the color analyst for the Dec 6 game against Lamar. My bold predictions for the next three games. A loss against BYU, a win against New Mexico, and a tie against Irvine.
Hope we see some students tomorrow and next friday. they add so much to the loyal season fan base, and make the arena a truely great place to play and watch basketball, but my guess we will be back to the less than 50 students who regularly attended games the past few years. Maybe BYU will bring some of their students from the North Shore.