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March 14, 2009 at 12:11 PM

A few links and a pick

Back from L.A. and wish only that I could have brought the weather with me. …
— The latest Bracketology today has UW as a No. 4 seed in Portland and playing North Dakota State in the first round (wonder if that would be the first time UW has played a Dakota school in anything?) Then it would be Xavier in the second round, a team UW beat in 1998.
— Sportline’s Jerry Palm also has UW as a four and in Portland playing Stephen F. Austin and then Purdue.
— And — I’m sensing a theme here — SI.com also has UW as a four and playing Buffalo in the first round in Portland with Clemson or Cleveland State looming in the second round (and Cleveland State, I think, can’t happen since the two teams played during the regular season per tournament rules that from what I’ve been told bar rematches in the first two rounds).
— UW is down to 14 in the RPI which seems to indicate further that a four seed is looming. As I wrote last night, UW coach Lorenzo Romar says he expects a three or a four seed.
— If you want a little more rehash of last night’s game, here’s a column from the Arizona Republic saying the Sun Devils showed some maturity in winning last night.
— And here’s their game story noting the contribution of Derek Glasser, who scored 16 points, all in the second half.
Nick Daschel of Buster Sports picks USC to beat ASU today.
TODAY’S PICK
USC VS. ARIZONA STATE (Sun Devils by 1): Watching USC the last two nights I saw the team many of us expected at the start of the year when the Trojans were ranked in the top 25. Both teams have momentum heading into this one but USC will also have something of a home court edge. The Trojans also have the athletes on the perimeter to play the kind of defense needed to contain James Harden just a bit, and a little more depth to wear out the Devils in a three-games-on-three-days setting. The Pac-10 will get its fifth team in the tourney. USC 62, ASU 55.

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