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March 11, 2005

Just win, baby

Posted by at 7:46 PM

At this point in the season, all I care about is the letter W. I donít care how you get it, just make sure you get it. Last night, the Huskies got it. I donít care that they blew an 18 point lead and allowed a length of the floor layup at the end of regulation, they still won the game. I donít care if they were taken to the wire by the 7th seed in the Pac-10 tourney, they still won the game.

This is my problem with all these Johnny come Lately Husky fans. They want to know why the Dawgs arenít blowing teams out. This is postseason basketball, and from now on, every team that the Huskies play will be playing for their NCAA lives. They are going to give the Dawgs their best effort.

Arizona State is a solid team with Ike Diogu, the best player in the country. He did everything he could to will his team past the Huskies and he couldnít do it. The Huskies are a really good team. They have 25 wins in 30 tries. They are playing in the semifinals of their conference tournament. They are a lock for the NCAA tournament. I donít care if the Huskies have to win on a last second 80-foot desperation shot. I donít care if they win by 35 points. This is NCAA basketball in March, baby (by the way, I hate Dick Vitale. Do you think he knows that college basketball is played west of the Mississippi River? I certainly donít). A win is a win, and as long as the Huskies keep racking Ďem up, Iím happy. So now, letís focus on getting these next two, and then weíll deal with what comes next.

And, if we do get these next two, we may not be prepared for what comes next.