The good news: Washington has a smart half-court offense and consistent shooters. The bad news: The Huskies' perimeter defense isn't too frisky. Six players—five of them guards—have had 30 points or more against Washington. Then again, if the Pac-10's fifth-place team could win the title last year, think of how well the fourth-place Huskies could do.
Seattleite Bill Gates didn't fare too well in D.C.; neither will the jet-lagged Huskies against the Xavier press in Round 1.