Washington Huskies Will Go As Far As C.J. Wilcox Can Take Them
C.J. Wilcox is the all-time leading 3-point shooter in Washington Huskies basketball history. This season will be a tough one for the Huskies, but they will go as far as Wilcox can carry them. Against the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday night, he had 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting, including four 3-pointers. He did much of the same against the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday.
Playing at Arizona is not an easy task. An undefeated team with a storied fan base is always a tough task to overcome. The Wildcats held the Washington State Cougars to 28 points on Thursday night, proving that their defense is one of the best around. Wilcox, scoring eight points, outscored the Cougars in the first half as the team only scored seven. He finished the day leading all Huskies with 20 points, making only two of his six 3-pointers in the process.
The Huskies are probably going to be near the middle-of-the-road in the Pac-12 this season. If they want to be in the top-four, they must get Wilcox involved early and often. If they want to make the tournament, however, they must pull off the upsets against teams like Arizona, the UCLA Bruins and the Oregon Ducks at least once this season. Until then, they look like they are on the outside looking in in regards to March Madness.
The man in Seattle is Wilcox, and their road to glory is going through him. Can he lead them to the promised land?
John Lloyd is a Pac-12 Basketball Writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @JohnHLloydIII