The Huskies will open Pac-10 tournament action at 2:30 this afternoon, meeting ninth-seeded Stanford at Staples Center.
Staples, by the way, will be the first time UW freshman Isaiah Thomas of Tacoma appears on an NBA court, and he admitted that adds a little something for him.
"I'll get my Kobe on -- try to be like (Lakers star Kobe Bryant) down there," he said. "This will be my first time playing down there and it's going to be fun."
Someone speculated that it may not be his last NBA arena.
"Not my last one," Thomas agreed.