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Husky Men's Basketball

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January 30, 2015 at 3:53 PM

Poll question: Over/under 19 wins for Washington

In his 12th season at Washington, coach Lorenzo Romar has described this season as the most challenging he's had at UW. (Photo credit: (Michael Arellano - Daily Emerald)

Injuries and departures depleted Washington’s depth. Coach Lorenzo Romar faces a tough task while the short-handed Huskies attempt to resurrect their season. UW is 3-6 in its past nine games. (Photo credit: (Michael Arellano – Daily Emerald)

Just 10 games remain in the regular season for Washington, which is 14-6 and 3-5 Pac-12.

The Huskies appear to be in all sorts of trouble. They’re without junior forward Jernard Jarreau (knee) for at least several more weeks and they booted sophomore center Robert Upshaw off the team Monday.

In their first game without Upshaw, the Huskies lost 84-74 to Stanford and trailed by as many as 26 points in the second half.

Nigel Williams-Goss and Andrew Andrews lead a talented back court, but the front line is depleted. Washington is down to just eight healthy scholarship players and it’s working on the fly to restructure the rotation.

The Huskies are also tweaking a defense that’s allowed at least 77 points in five of the past eight games. Meanwhile, UW’s offense is also in need of an overhaul. It ranks eighth in the Pac-12 while averaging 66.9 points in conference-only games.

After rising to No. 13 in the Associated Press ranking and starting the season 11-0, Washington is 3-6 in the last nine games.

Here’s a look at UW’s remaining regular-season schedule.

Date Opponent
Sunday vs. California
Wednesday at Oregon
Feb. 8 at Oregon State
Feb. 13 vs. No. 10 Arizona
Feb. 15 vs. Arizona
Feb. 22 at Washington State
Feb. 25 at UCLA
Feb. 28 at USC
March 5 vs. Colorado
March 7 vs. No. 8 Utah

Basketball statistician Ken Pomeroy projects Washington will split its remaining regular-season games and finish 19-11, 8-10 before the Pac-12 Tournament. It should be noted, Pomeroy’s numerical equations do not take into account injuries.

Still, using Pomeroy’s prediction as a guide we’re asking readers to weigh in and give their thoughts on how the Huskies will finish.

Simple question, over/under Washington wins 19 games?

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