In preparation for the 1:00 PST tipoff between Oregon State and Washington, lets take a moment to welcome in Zach from UDubDish, the Washington Huskies contingent of SB Nation.
BTD: You guys went from SI-cover boys to the bottom half of the Pac-10 fairly quickly. Was Washington over rated from the beginning, or are the guys not playing to their potential. (With regards to the victory over Oregon)
UDubDish: UW got off to a quick start with a soft schedule and only one -- yeah, just one -- road game before conference play (a blowout loss to Gonzaga).
The Huskies are young, young, young and it shows on the road -- bad turnovers, poor free-throw shooting and an inability to close games, as evident by two close losses in the Bay Area.
The Dawgs were certainly overrated because they did lose all-everything Brandon Roy, but if a few of those close games go the other way, UW would be right in the middle of the conference standings.
BTD: Oregon State hasn't won at Washington since 2003. If the Beavers are able
to pull out a win, how will they do it?
UDubDish: Eliminate the inside game of Washington, and force the Dawgs outside. There's a chance that Ryan Appleby will get hot and U-Dub will beat you there too, but the guard play has been erratic, so to get UW away from the hoop would be a good strategy.
BTD: What Washington player could surprise Oregon State the most on Saturday?
BTD: I'm curious... Where do you think the Huskies are going to finish in the Pac-10?