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March 6, 2012 at 7:01 PM

UW is No. 1 seed, but Huskies not favored to win Pac-12 Tourney

Lorenzo Romar will take the No. 1 seed into the Pac-12 Tournament, but given the unpredictability of the regular season things could get interesting this week.
“Good luck in picking the winner of this one,” he said.
The Huskies, California, Oregon and Arizona each have first-round byes, but Romar believes anyone can win the tournament.
He said UCLA and Oregon are two of the hottest teams in the conference. He also said Oregon State and Washington State – potential opponents Thursday – have also given UW problems during the regular season.
Here’s a small sampling of Pac-12 tournament previews and predictions.
Bill Oram at the Salt Lake Tribune previews the Pac-12 Tournament.
— SI.com’s Andy Glockner picks Oregon to win the conference tourney.
Jeff Eisenberg at Yahoo Sports! also likes to the Ducks to claim the league’s automatic NCAA tournament berth.
TeamRanking.com makes California the favorite followed by Arizona and UW.
IN OTHER NEWS:
— The Huskies held their final hard practice today. The team practiced for about 90 minutes. Romar said part of the trick to winning three games in three days is resting players and playing exceptional defense each outing.
C.J. Wilcox who missed three games due to a hip injury said he’s healthy enough to practice just a bit. Despite the pain in his leg, he believes he’ll be able play every game this week. He also thinks the Huskies need to win a couple of games to gain an at-large NCAA tournament berth, but said UW wants to win the P-12 tourney to remove all doubt.
— When asked if the Pac-12 is a one-bid league, Romar said: “I see us getting more than one bid. When it’s all said and done, Cal is in for sure and I think Oregon is making a strong push. I just think there’s a couple other options in there.”
— Oregon State’s Jared Cunningham said he would have voted Terrence Ross the player of the year provided he couldn’t vote for himself or a teammate. Beavers coach Craig Robinson said he cast his POY vote for California’s Jorge Gutierrez and Colorado’s Tad Boyle for coach of the year.

Comments | Topics: C.J. Wilcox, UCLA

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