All the Huskies had to do was keep away from stepping on the giant turd immediately in front of them in the center of the sidewalk on Thursday but rather they just trudged right into the loss at Cal. It wasn’t uncomplicated but at least UW escaped with the road break up by winning at Stanford and while they are plainly in a worse position that they were to begin previous 7 days, they are not in “clenched buttocks diamond manufacturing mode” either.
Last 7 days we were rooting towards all of the groups in the 5-8 vary with the hopes that a huge operate to close the yr would outcome in a #6 seed or better. Regrettably, the emphasis results in being hoping to see if we can combat our way again into a #7 seed and go towards just one of the #2 seeds that is having difficulties with injuries for a trip to the Sweet 16.
All the Huskies need to have to do this 7 days is keep away from something that hasn’t transpired considering the fact that a yr back yesterday: shed at property. We’ll be concerned about the relaxation.
Reminder: when I cite the place groups are in relation to just one one more on the S-curve I’m using bracketmatrix.com. It is not best but it’s the ideal check out of what the whole bracketology community thinks in aggregate. And I’m splitting up the weekly rooting guideline into 2 pieces to retain the size down and considering the fact that a good deal can transform in between now and Saturday.
Monday Video games
Virginia (76%) at Syracuse- 4pm PT, ESPN
Joe Lunardi had these two groups going through off in his Friday bracketology with the Orange as an 8-seed and the Huskies 9th. Although the Huskies moved up a seed line for him with their win at Stanford but they are at this time up coming to just one one more on the S-curve. If Syracuse pulls off this upset then they stay ahead of UW no subject what so the Dawgs should be rooting towards Coach Hopkins’ mentor in this match. Sorry Jim, almost nothing particular.
Texas at Texas Tech (77%)– 6pm PT, ESPN
The Longhorns managed to fend off a 3-match getting rid of streak by blowing out Iowa State on Saturday. They are at the rear of the Huskies in most brackets but increase a Q1 road win onto the resume? No need to have to test it. Go Purple Raiders.
Tuesday Video games
Purdue at Minnesota (33%)– 5pm PT, Large 10 Network
This is surely equally the least critical and the least apparent preference among the Tuesday evening online games. Minnesota is at this time 56th in the Web and if they get into the major-50 it would qualify as a Q1 loss fairly than Q2 to make the Husky resume glance marginally better. There’s a probability that Minnesota could move Washington if the Huskies shed at least 2 a lot more online games the relaxation of the way but I believe the danger is value hoping that they climb into a Q1 match.
Kansas (52%) at Oklahoma- 6pm PT, ESPN2
Most brackets have Oklahoma as a 9-seed but if they are capable to win equally here and at Kansas State in their typical time finale that will be more than enough to leapfrog the Huskies even if UW keeps winning. We’re surely rooting for all 3 Large-12 favorites from here on out.
Kentucky (66%) at Ole Miss- 6pm PT, ESPN
There’s a large impression on the Rebels as they are heading anywhere in between an 8-seed and 11-seed on brackets at the instant. But common it together and they are only 2 places at the rear of the Huskies. If they are capable to get a property win in excess of Kentucky that’s better than something the Dawgs have on their resume and would vault them in excess of UW.
Auburn at Alabama (39%)– 6pm PT, ESPNU
Yes, the Huskies performed Auburn and so possessing them finish better aids their energy of agenda. But that’s a small enhance and it’s significantly a lot more suitable to try out to have the Tigers drop under the Huskies. They are at this time 4 places ahead of Washington on the S-curve which could very easily be created up by a few UW wins and just one or a lot more Auburn losses. Alabama is on the bubble but they can not move the Huskies unless we absolutely collapse.
Wednesday Video games
LSU (44%) at Florida- 4pm PT, ESPN2
Florida shed at property to Ga on Saturday which knocked them again a seed line or two and so they are not really as imminent a risk any more. They are now 10 places at the rear of Washington on the S-curve but if they sweep LSU and Kentucky this 7 days it provides 2 huge wins and they could very easily leap up 3 seeds with a huge finish to the time.
Georgetown at DePaul (54%)– 5:30pm PT, FS1
This just one may perhaps be much less apparent considering the fact that Georgetown is a fringe bubble crew at ideal. But the Hoyas are #72 in the Web and are only a few destinations ahead of #75 Colorado. Washington seriously would like the Buffs to stay in the major-75 considering the fact that it turns their pair of wins from Q2/Q3 to Q1/Q2 if they do. If Colorado sweeps the L.A universities at property this 7 days then they in all probability don’t need to have any assistance to stay the place they are but it’d be nice if some of the universities in the 69-74 vary shed. Other groups to root towards: Xavier, Davidson, Arkansas, and Dayton.
Ohio State at Northwestern (46%)– 6pm PT, Large 10 Network
The Buckeyes are 6 places at the rear of the Huskies right after acquiring murdered at Purdue on Saturday by 35 points. Dropping this match at Northwestern helps make it almost unachievable for them to leapfrog Washington even if they shut out the typical time with a property win in excess of Wisconsin.
Oregon State at Washington (77%)– 7pm PT, Pac-12 Networks
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