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March 9, 2006 at 2:17 PM

More news from L.A.

A few news and notes as the Pac-10 Conference tournament kicks off its second day.
• Here’s a link to a story in the Oregonian on the Ducks’ win over Washington State and looking ahead to tonight’s clash with the Huskies.
As I wrote on the last blog item, the biggest challenge for the Ducks will be to mitigate UW’s huge rebounding advantage against Oregon this season. UW outrebounded Oregon a combined 78-43 in two wins.
• I’m watching the Arizona-Stanford game here. The Washington media corps is situated at the baseline near the Arizona bench which means we can hear a lot of what Lute Olson is saying to his players and the officials.
As the half neared and Stanford prepared for a final play with about 4 seconds left, Olson instructed his players how Chris Hernandez “is going to come off this illegal screen here” a message apparently intended for both players and officials.
• Not sure what the Huskies did wrong Wednesday, but somehow they have dropped a seed in the latest Bracketology on ESPN. Sure it has more to do with changes in the rest of the bracket than anything Husky-related. But the difference in real seeding from 4 to 5 can be quite vast— everyone who follows college hoops knows the history of 12 seeds beating 5s. There isn’t as much of a historyh of 13s beating 4s.
• Not a surprise that Brandon Roy would make the All-American Team of Gregg Doyel of CBS Sportsline considering what a fan Doyel has been of Roy’s.
• I couldn’t find a link to it online. But in the old-school paper version of the Los Angeles Daily News today, college basketball writer Brian Dohn took a little shot at Brandon Roy. In his comment about Washington in his top 25 power rankings, where he has UW ranked No. 11, Dohn writes “Brandon Roy will be no Patrick Roy when it comes to postseason heroics.” Probably just trying to make a play on words. But hard to figure what Roy hasn’t done lately to make anyone think he won’t be a good post-season performer. Remember, Roy was UW’s leading overall scorer for the Huskies in the NCAA Tournament last year.
• There was another interesting note in the Daily News that USC will play at Kansas next year, which will mean Lodrick Stewart and Rodrick Stewart will play each other. In fact, that appears to be one of the main reasons the game was scheduled, though another motivation was Kansas coming to USC as a payback the following year and playing in the Trojans’ new Galen Center.

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