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February 25, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Pac-10 picks, Brendan Sherrer update and notes

***Updated 3:43 p.m.***
Just spoke with Washington coach Lorenzo Romar who said walk-on sophomore Brendan Sherrer is improving, but remains at Harborview Medical Center.
“He’s doing better and he should be okay,” Romar said.
According to a UW spokesman, Sherrer has an infection that made him ill. He was taken to the hospital Tuesday for treatment.
The Huskies leave for Pullman, Wash. tomorrow and Sherrer will not make the trip to Washington State. It’s unknown when he’ll return.
NOTES:
— The Huskies return to the court after taking Wednesday off. The team also had an off day early in the week. Romar said the break in the schedule comes at a good time.
“It’s fine for us,” he said. “We’ve got Finals coming in a couple of weeks a hopefully guys take advantage of the day off … to do some extra studying. But also to rest the body a little bit and the mind. At this time of the year, your mind can be drained. … A break like this during this time will kind of free your mind a little bit so that when you come back you’ll be ready to get going.”
— Garfield High junior Tony Wroten Jr. updated his list of favorite schools on his Twitter account. In order he lists: Connecticut, Syracuse, Villanova and Washington. On UW, Wroten writes: “theres nothing like putting on 4 my city, and everybody want me to stay home and bring bak uw.Some people say i bleed purple.Lol”
LIVE CHAT BONUS:
In today’s Live Chat it was asked: “What are the requirements to earn a letter at UW? Just wondering if Brendan Scherrer will get one. He’s undoubtedly made contributions to the team, but is there a playing requirement?
Well there’s no specific requirements. The general rule of thumb is a player has to play in 25 percent of the games to letter. Again, that’s not a hard and fast rule.
As for Sherrer, I think he’s done enough this season to earn a letter.
AROUND THE PAC-10:
— Arizona freshman forward Kevin Parrom has suffered an injury to his left foot and did not make the trip to the Bay Area this week. In 16 appearances and nine starts, he’s averaged 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
PAC-10 PICKS:
Another tough day with the picks last Saturday. But then, who could have predicted Stanford over Oregon State, Washington State over USC and Arizona State over Arizona? Apparently not anyone on this blog.
For the second straight outing, no one picked all the games correctly. Personally, I was horrible going 2 for 5.
In the Guess the UW Score contest, only a handful of folks thought the game would be a blowout and NateSDawgPack came the closest to the 97-68 UW victory predicting a 90-65 Husky win. Congrats. If you’re attending any one of the remaining games let me know via e-mail to claim your winnings.
Let’s move forward. Same rules. No prizes because there’s no UW game tonight. Still, bragging rights are on the line. Good luck.
TODAY’S GAME:
Arizona at California, 6 p.m. (ESPN)
Arizona State at Stanford, 7 p.m.
Oregon at USC, 7:30 p.m.
Oregon State at UCLA, 8 p.m. (FSN)
My picks: Cal, ASU, USC and UCLA.
Pac-10 record: 43-29
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