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December 24, 2008 at 2:09 PM

Katz says Huskies are most disappointing Pac-10 team

With college basketball on a break for a couple of days due to Christmas and the conference seasons about to begin, ESPN has produced “early-season reviews” of each of the major conferences.
And in his look at the Pac-10, Andy Katz calls the Huskies the most disappointing team in the conference.
Here’s what he writes:
“Most disappointing team: Washington. The Huskies returned the core of their team, including potential player of the year Jon Brockman. UW may still wake up and go on a roll in the conference. But Washington whiffed in its two high-profile games in the CBE Classic, losing to Kansas and Florida. That came after starting the season with a road loss at Portland. The Huskies have yet to be impressive. Beating Portland State, maybe the top team in the Big Sky, by one point isn’t going to scare any conference opponent.”
I’m betting most of you don’t agree with this, but interesting to see that at least one national observer isn’t all that awed by UW’s current five-game winning streak.
He also calls UCLA the favorite, Arizona the most surprising team, Cal the mystery team and James Harden the best player.
And he concludes saying that UCLA, USC, Arizona and Arizona State are the most likely teams to earn NCAA berths. He says Stanford and Cal have done enough to be in position for a berth as long as each finishes in the top five in the conference. Washington and Washington State, he writes, “have work to do.”

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