Oregon State Women's basketball coach Scott Rueck called the Arizona State team a "football team" this week. The recent battles between these two teams have been very physical. The Sun Devils have had the ability to make the Beavers uncomfortable the past few games both offensively and inside the paint.
in their matchup last month in Tempe, the Sun Devils played shutdown defense and I believe got away with a few shoves and elbows inside....fouls missed by the officiating crew. But the Beavers really have no one to blame but themselves in the 55-47 loss. They played their usual impressive defensive game but went 2 for 20 from three-point range.
The loss also cost them a potential #1 ranking something the Beavers haven't forgotten. Kennedy Brown the talented Freshman power forward said quote " We owe em one"
The Beavers have worked diligently on their inside game after the ASU loss and I believe they will show off their hard work. They have also dramatically got back on track from three-point land. In last weekend's win over Colorado and Utah they went 22 of 39 from long distance.
Scott Rueck talks about his team and what he expects Friday night at Gill.
The Beavers and Sun Devils can be heard on the Tune In app and if you go to osubeavers.com you can follow the link at Women's basketball!! Pregame at 7:30 and the tip at 8:pm