Sitting at SeaTac waiting to board our flight to… the Bay Area, of course!
And so let’s jump right into previewing the three games.
All times pacific.
Seattle Pacific @ Sonoma State @ 3pm
If there’s one thing that makes us proud to be an SPU alum, it’s how good they are at logistics. Both Sonoma State AND the CCAA website listed the game time as 5pm, when in reality it was at 3pm the whole time. The Seawolves of Sonoma recently got beat by the Seawolves of Anchorage, and while SPU is sitting at a paltry 1-4, those four losses include being to three of the projected top West Region teams, so… More understandable. The big question in this game is how will the young Falcons respond to an upper classmen-laden Sonoma team? We’ll find out.
Prediction: Pick ’em.
Northwest Nazarene @ Cal State LA @ 7pm
Yes, the conference website is listing screwy times again, woo-hoo. According to Cal State LA’s website the game is in fact at 7pm, not 8pm. The Cal State LA team… Is a bit of a mixed bag. They knocked-off the otherwise current Prince of the Region in Azusa Pacific, and then got blown out by East Bay who we’ll talk about in just a sec. We actually think that this NNU team is looking among the cream of the conference, but… What Cal State LA team is going to show up tonight?
Prediction: NNU wins.
East Bay @ Saint Martin’s @ 1pm
East Bay has a good record, but it’s against traditional basement dwellers and includes a loss to traditional basement dweller Academy of Art. They blew out Cal State LA, but… what does that mean? Not sure yet. SMU is brand new and super young, and like SPU they have a ton of losses, but they have been putting up some good numbers and they’re going to be relying on making the conference tournament and getting the autobid, so it’s still hard to say. This game should be decently interesting -and yes, we’ll be there. Maybe wearing a turkey costume, haven’t decided yet.
Prediction: Pick ’em.
It should be a good couple days of games. We’ll be at 2/3 and are super excited to get down to SMU for the first time this year, so definitely come say ‘hi.’
Be safe, have fun, go GNAC!