Bark (noun): the harsh sound uttered by a dog in order to give a warning.
The No. 11 seeded Washington Huskies certainly haven't been barking all season. They were viewed as one of the most underachieving teams, almost failing to make the NCAA tournament before their Pac-10 championship title run.
Now, one week after Selection Sunday, they are on their way to the Sweet 16.
Other teams this season have certainly had their share of barking, but evidently wouldn't bite. The No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks lost in the second round to the No. 9 seed Northern Iowa Panthers. The No. 2 seed Villanova Wildcats weren't biters as well, losing to the No. 10 seed St. Mary's Gaels.
So we've seen our share of teams who bark but don't bite this year. Is it possible for there to be a team out there who hasn't barked but does in fact bite?
The Huskies from Washington are true biters during this NCAA tournament. They pulled an upset win over the No. 6 seed Marquette Golden Eagles in the first round, then followed that up with a second-round thrashing over the No. 3 seed New Mexico Lobos.
Talk about not giving us a warning.
The sky is the limit now for the Huskies. They're finally playing like the preseason Top-10 team we thought they'd be.
All season they haven't barked, but they're certainly biting now.