If there was some sort of time-travel way for the 2005-06 Huskies to play this season's Huskies, my hunch is that their game might go something like the Stanford game on Thursday: The current team probably has the talent to hang around most of the way, but then would lose down the stretch became last year's team knew how to close games in crunch time, and the current team really hasn't shown that.
I asked coach Romar about that yesterday -- with some hesitation because not all coaches are always up for so hypothetical a question. But Romar actually considered it a while and agreed that this team probably has the skills to be competitive with that team, but that last year's team would probably find a way to win. (The only other real possibility seems that last year's team would blow this year's team out, but Romar went with the close-game theory.)
"A veteran team vs. a young team," he said. "That team didn't have a Spencer Hawes presence. But this team doesn't have the wing presence on the defensive end like last year's team."