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March 2, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Wednesday morning links

Reminder: Live chat noon today with Washington senior forward Justin Holiday.
Plenty of good reading material this morning.
There’s lot of links from Washington, the Pac-10 and college basketball.

— Nice story from Mason Kelley about Washington incoming freshman Tony Wroten Jr. The Garfield High senior admits his reputation is spotty but says: “I know people might think I’m a bad person, this and that and not team-first, but once you get to know me, you’ll realize I’m a totally different person.” Just ask Wroten’s teammates who have adhered to his motto L.O.E (loyalty over everything).
— Coach Lorenzo Romar says the Huskies forgot who they are in the second half of Sunday’s loss to Washington State.
Reclaiming their identity is the theme of the week for Washington.
— The News Tribunes writes a feature on Isaiah Thomas who has worked hard to become a good student in the classroom.
— The Huskies have a bad reputation at least among some Bruins fans who haven’t forgiven Washington for an old game in which former UW player Tim Morris threw an inbound pass off the face of a UCLA player.
— It’s a little old, but here’s an amusing piece – I don’t know if it was intended to be amusing but I enjoyed it – from Craig Yamada at Montlake Madness who examined the seven stages of depression for a UW hoops fan.
— UCLA coach Ben Howland says Thomas is the best point guard in the Pac-10.
— The Bruins are finally off the NCAA tournament bubble, which may not be a good thing for this team who thrived knowing it needed to win as many games a possible to make the Big Dance.
— UCLA is on a roll, but there’s some trepidation from Bruins Nation about the two-game road trip to Washington this week.
— Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers writes UCLA football coach Rick Neuheisel could learn a lot from Howland.
— USC coach Kevin O’Neill made three small changes that may have saved the season.
— There’s speculation that USC is now a bubble team.
— After an 0-2 showing last week in Los Angeles, Arizona coach Sean Miller is thinking about tinkering with the lineup. Jesse Perry could find himself on the bench and Kevin Parrom may become a starter.
— ESPN’s Dana O’Neil pens a piece on Arizona’s Derrick Williams who came out of nowhere and has emerged as one of the best players in college basketball.
— Oregon State has a three-game winning streak against Arizona, but the Beavers will have their hands full tomorrow.
— Oregon is blessed with a two fantastic free throw shooters in E.J. Singler and Garrett Sim.
Jeff Goodman at says 11 of the 16 Big East teams could receive a NCAA tournament invitation.
— It’s a little old, but’s Ramona Shelburne writes a nice story about UCLA’s win over Arizona.

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