Do the Washington Huskies Have A Fighting Chance In the Pac-12?

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The Washington Huskies finished last season with a 9-9 record in the Pac-12 Conference. So, will things get better for this team and do they have a fighting chance in the 2013-14 college basketball season?

The Pac-12 will consist of plenty of good teams in the upcoming season, but it is the Arizona Wildcats who are getting all of the hype. Not too far behind them will be Colorado and UCLA. The Huskies do not have the team to compete with either of those three on paper, but the paper game doesn’t always decide conference championships.

Leading scorer C.J. Wilcox will be back. After averaging 16.8 points per game this past season, he is set to have a big senior year in college hoops. After him, the next three highest scorers on the team will all be gone, so many players will be expected to step up.

Winning a conference championship would be great, but more than likely, Washington will be competing with Arizona State, Stanford and California for positioning in the conference. Oregon is losing a bunch of seniors, but UNLV transfer Mike Moser could lead the team to a big season–if healthy.

The Huskies do have a very highly rated point guard coming in. If Nigel Williams-Goss can rise to the occasion and have a big freshman season, Washington could be an intriguing team to watch.

Even with a big season out of the freshman and another good year out of Wilcox, Washington will likely not win a Pac-12 title this year. However, it still could make some noise.

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