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January 2, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Pac-10 links and picks — including the UW game

This is the first full day of Pac-10 conference games. Everyone is in action today and it’s an early start, but before we get to the games let’s start with some links.
AROUND THE PAC-10:
— We wrote about UW’s 18-game winning streak at home.
Bob Clark at the Register-Guard wrote about Oregon’s travel woes.
Mike Wilson at the Oregonian provides a brief preview of today’s game.
— The Dawg Pack is asking fans to arrive at the game extra early for a ESPN the Magazine photo shoot. It seems they have something special planned for Oregon.
— The Everett Herald profiles Venoy Overton, who seems to have embraced his role as a reserve guard and perhaps the Pac-10’s best perimeter defender.
Don Ruiz at the News Tribune writes the Washington state trip for conference foes may have gotten more difficult because UW and WSU both play uptempo styles now.
— The Seattlepi.com takes a look at today’s matchup between Isaiah Thomas and Porter.
— Everybody including Si.com’s George Dohrmann is going ga-ga over USC’s Mike Gerrity.
— Freshman Demetrius Walker is making an early impact at Arizona State.
TODAY’S GAMES:
Arizona at UCLA, 10 a.m.
Oregon at Washington, 2 p.m. (FSN NW)
Stanford at California, 4 p.m.
Oregon State at Washington State, 4 p.m. (FSN NW)
Arizona State at USC, 7:30 p.m.
My picks: UCLA, Cal, WSU, USC
Record: 2-2
And the UW-Oregon winner is …


The Huskies.
If this game was being played in Mac Court, I might pick the Ducks. But UW is undefeated at home and its riding an impressive 18-game winning streak at Hec Ed.
This should be another high scoring affair much like their last meeting, a 103-84 victory. In that game, the Huskies raced out to a big first half lead and hung on for an relatively easy win despite Tajuan Porter scoring 27 points after intermission.
Both teams like to run and gun. Oregon doesn’t have the defense to stop Washington, but the difference is UW can make a few more defensive stops than the Ducks.

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