The Huskies admitted that they were watching -- and whooping and hollering -- as the Washington State upset UCLA yesterday. So it's more than likely that they'll be tuned in again at 7 tonight when Arizona visits Arizona State.
The Sun Devils are the only Pac-10 team even with the Huskies in the loss column, so it seems clear that the Huskies -- and their fans -- should be pulling for the Wildcats tonight. (Regardless, the Huskies can take care of their own business when they host ASU on Thursday.)
Meanwhile, with the Pac-10 lead and only three home conference games remaing -- ASU, Arizona on Saturday and WSU the following Saturday -- even these one-game-at-a-time Huskies are willing to talk championship.
Coach Lorenzo Romar: "We've been (talking about) it as the time approaches more and more frequently. It's kinda like when the big concert is coming: Two moths away there's one commercial. By the time it's a week away there's a whole bunch of them."
Quincy Pondexter: "It's incredibly motivating. To have the Pac-10 championship three games away, it's incredible from whre we started the season off, losing to Portland and how we played the last two seasons. We've come such a far ways and I'm just roud of our team and the staff for helping us get this far. These last three games aren't going to be easy at all. Arizona and Arizona State are tremendous teams; as well as Washington State, which just beat UCLA. It's going to be a battle each and every last game."
Justin Dentmon: "We knew Cal lost and we saw the UCLA game. ... The Cal game was surprising. It's like, what more can we ask for? We've got three home games, so it's like all in our favor right now.
More Dentmon: (After the game Jon Brockman) was just saying, 'Man, we finished it out. Now it's time to enjoy home.' This is our last road win in a conference game. We've got to enjoy it."
And more Dentmon: "During the game (Romar) was like 'Championship, championship.' People were looking kind of tired, he said, 'Anybody need to come out?'"