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March 13, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Friday a.m. links — Huskies still a three in Portland

This isn’t the Final Four the Huskies want the most, but for today, they’ll take it. …
— The latest Bracketology, updated today, has UW as a 3 seed in Portland facing Robert Morris in the first round and either LSU or Minnesota in the second. Then it would be Memphis in Glendale.
He has just four Pac-10 teams in with Arizona among his first four out. Ominously for USC, the Trojans aren’t among the first eight teams out.
— Times columnist Jerry Brewer writes the Huskies still have some tightening up to do to get to where they want to be.
— My notebook included a look at the game tonight.
James Harden of Arizona State. tonight’s opponent, says his team is playing as it it’s NCAA Tournament berth is still on the line, according to the Arizona Republic.
— The Republic also has a short item wondering if fatigue will hurt the Sun Devils today.
Doug Haller, the ASU beat writer for the Republic, lists four questions for ASU heading into tonight’s game, leading off with the depth issue. His blog also has an item detailing the injury that will hold O’Dea High grad Jamelle McMillan out of the Pac-10 tournament.
— I was looking at Ken Pomeroy’s UW page this morning and one of the more interesting things was his breakdown of Washington’s bench minutes. While we’ve all assumed UW plays its bench a lot, according to Pomeroy’s barely more than the national average — UW gives bench players 31.4 percent of the playing time to the average of 30.9, his stats show. More relevant for tonight is that ASU gives its bench just 19.9 percent of the playing time, indicating how depth could be an issue tonight.
— Here are all the usual Pac-10 links from Mike Tokito at The Oregonian, including an explanation of why you saw Ernie Kent on FSN so much Thursday.
Nick Daschel of Buster Sports picks UW and UCLA to win tonight.
— Here’s a Vegas breakdown of tonight’s game.
— ASU is a one-point favorite tonight.
All for now.

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