01/23 06:30 PM CB (811) WASHINGTON STATE VS (812) OREGON
Take: (811) WASHINGTON STATE
Reason: Dana Altman is doing his usual sensational coaching job and as a result Oregon has now taken over sole possession of the top spot in the PAC-12. I put quite a bit of emphasis into coaching when handicapping college hoops, and as a result I rarely try to beat this Oregon team. But even the toughest coaches and squads have flat spots on their schedule, and this sure looks like the pancake for Oregon. The Ducks are off the SoCal road sweep, which was preceded by the home wins against the two 'Zona entries. Up next is a huge game with Washington where a win would really put Oregon in tremendous shape to win the league title. I don't see the visitors having much chance to win this outright, but Washington State should be good enough to at least keep this contest competitive. I'll tab Washington State getting doubles as tonight's free play.