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January 27, 2007 at 12:42 PM

Tipoff nearing

It’s about 20 minutes to tipoff and the arena is a third-full, at best.
Whatever buzz there is surrounds the fact that Arizona just suffered the worst loss of the Lute Olson era at the hands of Carolina. Here’s a good recap from the Arizona Daily Star with some details on the injury to Marcus Williams. Obviously if he can’t play it figures to help UW’s cause there a week from now.
And UW fans can only hope Arizona plays as poorly a week from today when the Huskies make their annual visit to McKale. I think UW needed Arizona to beat UNC and make a possible win down there look that much better. Now, the perception of whatever UW does there will be tainted by Arizona’s blowout today.
Arizona suddenly has to be worried about its NCAA Tournament chances. But the one thing it has that UW doesn’t is a high RPI. Arizona was still No. 3 heading into the game today.
You’ll note UW moved up to No. 63 after beating Oregon after having been No. 83 earlier in the week.
Here, by the way, is Pomeroy’s latest projection of Washington’s season. He’s the one who had UW starting out 1-7 a few weeks ago and he wasn’t far off. Now he’s got UW going 7-11 in Pac-10 play and 17-13 overall, which would have the Huskies securely in the NIT.

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