This weekend presents a quandary, doesn't it?
Win: Our team emerges as Pac-12 Champions, ends years of futility at Washington, and boosts its chances of being placed in the West Regional for the NCAA Tournament. Win, and Ben Howland says he coached us to the Pac-12 Championship, Dan Guerrero takes the credit, and Gene Block keeps them both in Westwood, being too ignorant to know the sordid story of our Athletic Dept.
Lose: We get placed in the East Regional, pitted against a skilled and focused team that swiftly ends our season of discontent. Howland and Guerrero go into spin control about blowing the league championship. An enlightened Vice Chancellor whispers into Block's ear, "Sir, this is UCLA Basketball. We should do better. Let's clean house in the Morgan Center." Block gets rid of Howland and Guerrero and sets about finding competent replacements.
Assuming a win or a loss will set the respective scenario in motion, which outcome do you want to see in Seattle this weekend?