ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi breaks down Huskies’ tourney chances
A few weeks ago, the Washington Huskies looked to have a pretty clear path to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2011. But after they endured a three-game losing streak, the Huskies enter Thursday’s game at Stanford with an 18-9 overall record and tied for fifth in the Pac-12 with the Cardinal.
With just four regular season games to go, where does that leave the Dawgs in their pursuit of making the tourney?
ESPN bracketologist Joe Lunardi jumped on 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock and Salk show Wednesday to detail the Huskies’ situation after their losses to Oregon, Oregon State and Utah set them back.
“That home loss (to Utah) I think caught a lot of people by surprise,” Lunardi said. “Now they’re in a position where I think (if they can sweep the two Oregon schools) when they come in, can get a split in California this week, take a little momentum into the Pac-12 Tournament and maybe beat one of the top teams (in the conference tournament), I think that would be enough. I don’t think they have to get to the (Pac-12) final necessary, I just think they have to deliver a win that’s equal to – or closer to equal to – some of their better performances from back in December.”
You can hear a clip of Lunardi’s interview above or find the whole segment in this podcast.