The only problem is that Washington has a lot of catching up to do. It lost to a couple of teams it should have not lost to, but it did beat Arizona State on the road last game. Plus, it played Arizona very tough–on the road as well–and it is kind of the No. 1 team in the nation.
Washington is going to have to get some big wins in Pac-12 play and finish with a winning record if it plans on dancing. That is easier said than done considering how tough this conference is. Two teams are currently undefeated–both ranked–and Colorado, Stanford and others could make the tourney.
Even if the Huskies upset some of the top dogs in the conference and finish with a winning record, who knows if that will be enough. This is a team who has lost to UC Irvine and Boston College. Losses to Indiana, San Diego State, Connecticut and Arizona should not hurt too bad, but they were still losses.
C.J. Wilcox showed his worth in the contest against Arizona by dropping 20 points. He is going to have to come up big the rest of the season. He is averaging a little over 20 points per game, so that should not be a problem.
Washington may have a slim chance of dancing, but there is still a chance and conference play just started. As for Arizona, it is the No. 1 team in college hoops and it is still undefeated at 15-0.