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February 10, 2008 at 10:52 AM

Picks and links

Two games on the Pac-10 docket today, so we’ll make picks on those as well as passing along a few links.
UCLA AT WASHINGTON: Huskies have won the last three against the Bruins in Seattle, and as I pointed out in my story today, UW is one of two schools Ben Howland has a .500 or worse record against since taking over in Westwood — he’s 5-5 against Washington. But this is starting to look like the worst UW team of the Lorenzo Romar era (consider that when they reached the second half of league play his first year they had Doug Wrenn, Brandon Roy, Nate Robinson, Bobby Jones and Will Conroy). UW has had two days of what has probably been pretty intense soul-searching so a combative effort is to be expected. But UCLA is just too good and playing too well. UCLA 83, UW 74.
ARIZONA STATE AT ARIZONA: After that 4-0 start, ASU has lost five in a row, dealing with an injury to James Harden and the youth hitting a wall. ASU won the first meeting in Tempe, but that was one of the games that Jerryd Bayless didn’t play. He’s back and Arizona needs the win to stay among the Pac-10’s elite — with a win it has third all to itself but falls to fifth with a loss. Big difference in these teams at the three-point line — UA is hitting 41.5 percent in conference games, ASU just 29.6. ARIZONA 78, ASU 65.
SEASON RECORD: 42-10.
NOW FOR A FEW LINKS. ….
Columnist Steve Kelley wrote today that it’s time for the Huskies to stop playing nice, picking up on the comments made the other day by former Husky Conroy who said much the same thing. Kelley also says that the loss of three-fourths of last year’s recruiting class has hurt this team greatly, not just in the loss of talent but in passing down the mentality of the Roy-Robinson-Conroy Huskies to the current group.
— Here’s my preview today noting the obvious — that playing UCLA is a tough way for the Huskies to try to get back on the winning track.
— And here’s a story by our columnist Jerry Brewer on an 11-year-old basketball prodigy from Federal Way who has already received a letter from UCLA.
— For all your UCLA needs, here is Brian Dohn’s blog and the Bruin blog at the LA Times.

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