The Zags are 15-3 overall this year and once again steamrolling through the West Coast Conference (WCC), while the Dons lug an unwieldy 7-10 record into the game. The Men in Robes are a long way from the glory days of Bill Russell and KC Jones, but this game may not be the blowout it would appear on paper.
First, it's a conference game, and whether you play in the WCC or the ACC, every conference game is tough, especially on the road. And you know WarMo', which seats about 5,300, is going to be rocking come tipoff tonight at 8:00 PM.
Second, the Zags aren't exactly lighting it up right now. They have run their WCC record to 5-0, but had to slug it out with Loyola Marymount in Spokane last week and barely got by the University of San Diego Toreros on Saturday. Maybe the Donnies can catch 'em looking ahead to the first round of the Tournament.
Third, USF is showing signs of life. They have won two straight WCC games, including a nail-biter against last year's nemesis St. Mary's and a solid win over Portland on Saturday. USF comes into this game with four players averaging in double figures, led by 13.8 ppg each from junior guard Armondo Surratt and junior forward Alan Wiggins, Jr.. Look out for Wiggins, an impact player who always seems to be around the action.
SFist the Truthmaker, contributing