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March 12, 2009 at 11:31 PM

Wrapping up the night from Staples

Wish we’d had a six-overtime game here to watch tonight.
Instead, this was another fairly desultory day of basketball with only the USC-Cal game providing much drama (though I know UW fans might have thought there was more than they wanted for about 20 minutes against Stanford).
USC technically provided an upset by beating the Bears, though the Trojans were actually favored to win — and it was obvious they have repaired some of the wounds evident when they lost to the Huskies a few weeks ago, looking a lot more together and cohesive on the floor. If the Trojans keep playing like that they have a chance to win the whole thing here.
And Friday looks darn intruiging — a third game between UW and Arizona State, who played one of the conference’s best games a couple weeks ago in Seattle; and a third game between crosstown rivals USC and UCLA, each appearing more in-sync than when the Huskies saw them here a few weeks ago.
The powers-that-be here are pulling out all the stops to try to fill this place up. The minute the UCLA game went final we were handed press releases stating that all students at UCLA and USC will be admitted for $10 tomorrow as long as they have student ID. The release states they will receive “the best available ticket.”
The attendance hasn’t been great here so far —- the official listing of 16,271 for the night session here some of the best fiction written this side of Stephen King. But while I know a lot of you think the tournament might be supported better elsewhere, I’m also betting the economy might have something to do with it — attendance is down at spring training games and a lot of other things these days, as well.
I’ll have the keys to the game for ASU tomorrow and I’ll try to fit in other live chat pre-game.
All for now.

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