With two wins against Zona and 1 against Stanford, Washington will give the Pac-10 3 teams in the tourney, and probably keep out a Conference USA/ACC/Big East team. With Duke and Stanford losing this week, that means a St. Joe's loss in the A-10 Tourney (and, since its at Dayton, a distinct possibility) could put Gonzaga as the #1 team in the country in the polls heading into the tourney. And they'll still get stuck with a 5 seed.
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In all honesty, I think Stanford and St. Joe's will still get 1 seeds regardless of what happens in conference tournaments...Duke and either UK or MSU (whoever wins the SEC tournament) will probably get the other ones. Gonzaga didn't look like a 1 seed last night. If UK and MSU bow out early in the SEC tournament (HIGHLY unlikely), than Gonzaga should slide in at number 1.
I think Malone ends up in LA because it means a starting spot, plus he can still pick up 15-18 per game just on the scraps left by Kobe and Shaq. With the Kings, he'd end up with much less playing time backing up Webber, meaning less points for Karl.