Washington Huskies (17-7) coach Lorenzo Romar has maintained that defense is the key to the Huskies finding their way on the road and tonight's game against the Arizona State Sun Devils (9-15).
Romar noted earlier this week that ASU put up more points than their average against UW in their earlier meeting this season, an 88-75 loss at Hec Ed on Jan. 22.
And in fact, ASU might be a better team than their record suggests, if not a sleeping giant.
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Arizona State is not as woeful as its record would imply. The Sun Devils post just a minus-2.8 scoring margin, despite the 11 Pac-10 losses, with six of those setbacks coming by less than 10 points. Still, they are by no means the league's elite, which is what they encountered this past Sunday, in the form of Arizona. The result was a 67-52 defeat. Arizona State again suffered from a paltry offensive effort in the loss, which has become a season staple. The Sun Devils scored just 24 first half points, shot 37.7 percent from the field on the night, including 26.7 percent from downtown and placed only two players in double figures.
The biggest challenge for the Huskies against a team they can and should beat might just be maintaining their intensity.