The 2-3 Huskies travel to Arizona this weekend trying to get back over .500 in conference play. Both the Arizona schools are playing better than Washington is now despite the sweep over Oregon. For me to be convinced this team has turned the corner I want to see a sweep on the road in Arizona.
We could beat both these clubs, and if we do, we can start thinking about a possible NCAA Tournament berth again. Finishing as low as 6th with a 10-8 record in conference will probably get the Huskies in this year.
10-8 would be pretty remarkable, but I have the Huskies officially pegged for 6-12 in conference this year based on what I have seen so far. I could be wrong, and hope that I am, but this team is going to have to really blossom from nowhere to move into that position.
Washington's opponent tonight is Arizona State which has been the surprise of the conference this season. What makes the Sun Devils go is their tandem at the guard spots which just happens to be an area which Washington has been lacking this season. For UW to win tonight they need to shoot the ball better, and outphysical ASU. ASU guard James Harden is questionable for tonights game, and his health could be one of the keys to the contest.