SDSU is elite on defense. Better then Clev. St. but SDSU has two weaknesses…They are poor outside shooters (6-22) and not great rebounders. SDSU spent all of last year ranked only to fall off a little toward the end and they return 7 Sr’s and so, like Clev… BYU will face a very experienced SDSU team. This is one I had as a possible loss.
For a BYU win:
BYU has got to set high pics to get NBA type mismatches, then Lohner and George have got to go to work down low on a smaller guy.
Our deadeyes of Knell, Barcello and Johnson have got to hit 3s!, I would like to see 10 or more.
Lucas has to have a great game assist wise.
need one more guy to step up. Has to be Lohner or George.
For a SDSU win:
Pressure BYU’s big men into TOs and score off our miscues.
Keep the ball out of Barcello’s hands
The Clev game could not have been better timing, They are a NCAA team that really exposed BYU’s weaknesses and will prepare BYU for an even tougher SDSU and Oregon games.
Low scoring affair, like last game. Home Court advantage is usually 5 points, In this case, it is more like 10 points. First team to hit 70 wins.