Today's early games have clarified things as far as what's at stake for the Huskies today.
Arizona State's win over UCLA assures that UW can't be a No. 2 seed in the Pac-10 tournament next week. So, a UW win today at Oregon State will make the Huskies a No. 3 seed. But with a loss today, UW stays at No. 3 on the basis of the fourth tie-breaker with Arizona.
That's unofficial, but here's the figuring of the best minds available at this particular press table:
The Huskies and Wildcats split head-to-head. They both split vs. Cal. They both split vs. Arizona State. However, since a UW loss today also means an Oregon State win, OSU would be the next tie-breaker. And under this scenario, UW finally wins the tie-breaker because UW would have split vs. the Beavers, while OSU swept Arizona. That would mean UW would open the Pac-10 tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday against the No. 6 seed.
If UW wins today, that No. 6 seed would be Oregon State. If UW loses today, it would be UCLA.