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February 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM

UW closing in on NCAA tourney berth

Washington is riding a four-game winning streak and is improving its national profile.
With a week remaining in the regular-season, several NCAA tournament projections believe the Huskies will be a high seed in the field of 68.
Most sites update their brackets Monday morning, but Seed Madness got a jump on the competition and released its latest bracket. The site projects UW as a No. 10 seed in the South region.
Washington is 20-8 and 13-3. I still believe its Magic Number is 22 wins, which I explained a couple of weeks ago.
The Huskies can reach No. 22 if they win both games in Los Angeles next week.
Washington can also improve its NCAA tourney chances without playing. Colorado could help the Huskies postseason chances with an upset today against conference co-leader California.
The CU bandwagon will likely be filled with many UW fans. The Huskies need a Cal defeat to secure sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 standings.
The game is 2:30 p.m. PST at the Coors Events Center. FSN will televise the action.
As we noted in the previous post, Cal can knock Arizona, Colorado and Oregon out of the conference title chase with a win.
The Golden Bears finish the season next week at rival Stanford and that won’t be a gimme.
However, today’s game is a considerable test for Cal. Colorado is smarting after it was embarrassed 74-50 in an upset against Stanford on Thursday. The Buffaloes are tied for fourth in the standings and they’re fighting for a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament.
Here’s a few Sunday links.
— It’s Senior Day at Colorado.
— Today’s other big game is a clash between Oregon and Oregon State. The Beavers are aiming to sweep the regular-season series while spoiling the Duck’ bid for a high finish in the standings

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