Here is some food for thought about the state of our basketball team right now.
In four years Jim Boylen lost 5 games by 20 or more. The worst home loss was 25 to BYU and the worst road loss was 30 to SDSU. All five were NCAA tourney teams.
In two years, Larry has lost 12 games by 20 or more, 6 of those were by 30 or more and 2 of those were by at least forty. We now have two 30 plus point losses at home, once last year to Cal State Fullerton and now last night to a bad Stanford team. I said after the Wazzu game that we have 13 games to prove something. We promptly won at Washington and then we were embarrassed on this home stand.
This team, except for the fluke game at Washington (and unless some evidence to the contrary rises that is what it was) is getting worse and last night had the look of a team that quit on its coach.
Now we have 10 games to show something. Ten games to at least win as many Pac-12 games as we did last year. If we can’t match that simple feat. If Larry can’t win 10 Division I games in a season for two years in a row, something neither Giac nor Boylen ever failed to do. Why are we trusting him to a third season? Especially now that talk of a third roster purge in three years is on its way.
If you’re still a believer, I’d love to hear why because I can’t find a single statistic that shows anything is getting better, and much seems to be getting worse.