The Washington Huskies may be without the services of Justin Holiday, the team’s best defender, as they open the Pac-10 Tournament in Los Angeles against the Washington State Cougars on Thursday. Holiday, who suffered a head injury in the Huskies regular season finale against the USC Trojans, is a game-time decision for Thursday’s game. Washington is sitting on the bubble, and may need at least one Pac-10 Tournament win to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Holiday is the Huskies’ best defender, and would likely draw the task of guarding Klay Thompson on Thursday. In 2011, he improved on the offensive end of the floor, as well, posting a 120 ORtg with a 56.5 effective field goal percentage. Losing his services would force Romar to explore other options on the perimeter, with C.J. Wilcox, Terrence Ross and Scott Suggs both options to share the minutes Holiday would’ve used.
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