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December 29, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Guess the UW score contest: Hartford

Another new winner in the Guess the UW Score contest.

Congrats to olderdawg who predicted Washington would beat Mississippi Valley State 97-79 on Friday. The Huskies won 95-80.

Contact me via email (pallen@seattletimes.com) or Twitter to claim your prize.

OK, let’s move on.

TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:

Morgan State (3-8) at No. 12 Oregon (11-0), 12 p.m. …………. Pac-12 Networks

Howard (3-12) at USC (8-4), 2 p.m. ………………………………… Pac-12 Networks

Cal Poly (4-7) at Stanford (8-3), 4 p.m. ……………………………. Pac-12 Networks

Hartford (5-8) at Washington (7-5), 6 p.m. ………………………. Pac-12 Networks

Quinnipiac (6-4) at Oregon State (7-4), 8 p.m. ………………….. Pac-12 Networks

Picks: Oregon, USC, Stanford and OSU

Season tally: 92-22

AND THE UW-HARTFORD WINNER IS …

The Huskies 85-70.

Washington is a 10.5-point favorite and it’s looking for a solid win to boost the team’s confidence before Thursday’s Pac-12 opener at Arizona State.

Hartford doesn’t do a great job making three-pointers (36.0), but the Hawks average about seven three-pointers per game. They’ll take a lot of shots behind the arc and if those shots fall, then it could be a long night for the Huskies.

Otherwise, Washington has the upper hand in rebounding, 37.2 per game to 28.2 per game. In addition, the Huskies have the edge in scoring, 81.3 points per game to 65.8 points per game.

If coach Lorenzo Romar tinkers with the lineup, then tonight would be a good opportunity before conference play begins. Junior forward Desmond Simmons has played two games as a reserve since missing the first 10 following arthroscopic knee surgery. If the Huskies scrap its four-guard lineup, then Simmons is mostly likely to become a starter.

C.J. Wilcox has scored at least 14 points in 15 straight games dating back to last season. He needs 13 points to move past James Edwards into eighth place on UW’s all-time scoring list.

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