5 Things Washington Must Accomplish During Conference Play

By Adam McGill

5 Things Washington Must Accomplish in Pac 12 Play

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The Washington Huskies are currently sitting towards the bottom of the Pac-12, but there are plenty of games left on the docket. Here are five things the Huskies must accomplish during the rest of conference play.

5. Compete Against Arizona

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5. Compete Against Arizona

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Arizona is ranked seventh in the nation right now, and they are one of the hottest shooting teams around. Washington faces Zona at the end of next month, and even though will likely loss the game, they must at least show up against their Pac-12 foe.

4. Sweep Oregon State

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4. Sweep Oregon State

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Oregon State and the Huskies are in a very similar position this season. If Washington wants to make it past conference play, they must sweep the Beavers this winter.

3. Keep Rebounding

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3. Keep Rebounding

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Washington is currently grabbing 40.8 boards per game, which is 18th in the nation. The Huskies also have six players grabbing over four rebounds per game right now. The team must stay aggressive on the glass throughout conference play.

2. Let Nigel Williams-Goss Run Offense

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2. Let Nigel Williams-Goss Run Offense

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Williams-Goss has been a stat stuffer this season. He is currently averaging 13.6 points, 6.7 assists and 5.3 rebounds per contest. The Huskies have to keep NWG rolling in Pac-12 play.

1. Beat Utah Once

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1. Beat Utah Once

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Utah is ranked ninth in the nation, and Washington has to unfortunately play them twice in the coming weeks. They have to win at least one of the two matchups this winter to stay alive in the conference.

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