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November 14, 2008 at 9:21 AM

About Portland

The season opener is now just a day and a half away, the Huskies getting set to tip off at the University of Portland Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Pilots were picked sixth in the official West Coast Conference poll — Gonzaga was the tabbed to win the league.
But the Pilots are hoping for some massive improvement from last year’s 9-22 season due largely to the return of five players who all started at least 13 games last season.
Here’s a breakdown of Portland’s roster and what it has back, what is new, and what it lost. And here’s a general overview of the Pilots.
Here also is a breakdown of the entire WCC, with a good brief look at the Pilots, from Athlon’s.
Among Portland’s mote notable players are forward Luke Sikma, son of former Sonic Jack Sikma, and Nik Raivio, brother of former Gonzaga star Derek Raivio.
UW coaches are wary of this game, not only because it’s an opener on the road. Portland came to Seattle last year and gave the Huskies a tough game before UW won 67-63. Here’s a look back at the contest.

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