There’s no telling what tournament selection committees might do. But the sheer math of wins and losses makes this much clear: the Huskies, at 15-14, need another win to finish this regular season above .500, and the assumption is it might come easier today at California than when the regular season ends one week from today at Washington State. Especially in light of the Golden Bears’ odd 2-6 record at Haas Pavilion in Pac-10 play, detailed here by the Oakland Tribune.
The Huskies seemed in good spirts at practice Friday, taking turns in a dunk contest. The best I saw was by Joel Smith.
Today’s game will be on FSN.
As usual, I’ll file with any pregame news, then give in-game updates, and then report back afterward with notes and quotes.