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WSU hopes to rain on UW’s home streak


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Two things you can count on in Seattle this time of year: It will be raining (it is) and the Huskies will play tough at home (they are). It's game day, so let's get to it. Read on.
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• Washington State: We'll just combine all the previews in this section today, starting with our piece, which we put up on the blog last evening. ... Over here, the emphasis is on the return of former assistant Ken Bone to Hec Ed. It's funny, when we talked about it this week, it wasn't all that big of a deal to Bone and I'm sure he was sincere. He's done this before, with Portland State, so there's no nervousness about it. I'm sure of one thing, though. He's tired of losing here. ... There's this story in the Times and this piece in the News Tribune. ... There is also the Everett Herald's advance. ... Wonder what college coaches do on Friday night? They watch high school games.

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• Around the Pac-10: The Ducks figured out how to contain UCLA on Thursday night, using a 2-3 zone that was made even more effective by the Bruins' inability to hit open shots. But USC presents another type of challenge. So what will Oregon do? ... The Trojans have won four consecutive games in Mac Court. If they make it five, that's where it will stay. ... Oregon State played with more fire than it has all season in defeating USC on Thursday. ... UCLA's Malcolm Lee will have to do what USC's Mike Gerrity couldn't Thursday night: take care of the ball from the point guard spot against OSU's 1-3-1 zone. ... Arizona State's Derek Glasser has been struggling lately. Not surprisingly, so have the Sun Devils. ... A look at the newest Stanford basketball player. ... Cal's tallest player is really starting to make an impact.

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• That's all for this morning. We'll be back before the game with our thoughts. We'll also post the unedited version of our recruiting story about 1:30. It will appear in tomorrow's S-R. Until then ...



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