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January 26, 2008 at 9:30 AM

Hump day for Huskies

Here’s my preview story for today’s game focusing on the change at the top at Arizona and how the Huskies hope to be a changed team from a year ago, when they lost here 84-54.
What I didn’t mention is how pivotal today’s game could be in UW’s season.
This is always a tough place to win a game and UW isn’t expected to pull it off — the Huskies are nine-point underdogs.
But if they could get this one their upcoming schedule gives them a real chance to become a legitimate player for an NCAA tournament berth.
After today, UW will be home for four in a row — the Bay Area schools next week, the LA schools the week after. None easy (but then nothing will be this year) but the Huskies have shown that they have a chance to beat anybody in Seattle.
Arizona looms first, and as always there is a lot of coverage in the local papers, including here in the Arizona Daily Star and here in the Tucson Citizen.
IN OTHER NEWS:
— Here’s the Pac-10 notebook from the Oregonian with an interesting take on the O.J. Mayo ticket deal at USC.
— Oregon’s hoping it can keep Malik Hairston on the court against USC today.
— Oregon State is hoping for a better effort today against UCLA.
— Cal and Stanford play today and the San Jose Mercury News wonders if the two teams have ever had as many NBA-potential big men on the floor at once with some interesting comments from scouts.
— You can get all your Cougar news here, including a report that James Harden says he’s about 90 percent.
More later from McKale.

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