Here's our game story.
Final: Washington wins it, 79-57. With it comes a new banner for Hec Ed and a sure invitation to the NCAA tournament.
3:05/2nd: Huskies fight back on a trey by Overton, a great block by Tyreese Breshers on a driving Randle, and now a Turner trey. UW, 71-68.
7:48/2nd: Twelve straight points by Cal to take a 64-61 lead.
9:52/2nd: UW 61-60, but Bears on a run and their fans are into it.
11:47/2nd: UW, 59-51. Biggest lead of the game so far.
13:03/2nd: Cal nosed ahead by a point, and now UW has inched back ahead, 54-51. Quite a game.
Halftime: Huskies up, 41-37. UW shot 56 percent from the field, 100 percent (11 of 11) from the line. Cal, 37.1 percent. UW also won on the boards, 19-14. It's enough to make you wonder why the lead isn't more than four points. Especially with Cal getting only four points from Jerome Randle.
Part of the reason, eight UW turnovers, compared to three by Cal. That helped the Bears get 35 shots to UW's 25.
Individually for UW: Pondexter, 12 points, Thomas nine, Holiday six. For Cal: Robertson 16, Boykin eight, Christopher six.
3:47/1st: UW, 34-31. Two fouls on Thomas and Overton.
7:24/1st: Cal, 29-28. Q-Pon has gotten into the offense in a big way, eight points, passing Thomas (7) for UW high honors. However, Theo Robertson is off to a sizzling start -- 11 points -- for the Bears.
11:47/1st: 20-20. Still no points from Quincy Pondexter. Seven from Thomas. Cal has eight from Theo Robertson.
13:54/1st Even at 14-14. Odd point distribution for the Huskies so far: Thomas six points, Gaddy four, Holiday four.
Tipoff: Huskies go with usual starters: Thomas, Gaddy, Pondexter, MBA and Holiday. Cal going with Boykin, Amoke, Robertson, Randle and Christopher.
At stake: A Pac-10 tournament title and an invitation to the Big Dance.
Pregame: Huskies and Bears on the court at Staples Center warming up. The Bears are wearing white, the Huskies black. Those into such things might recall that UW wore black at Berkeley in the earlier loss to Cal.
The stakes today, of course, are the Pac-10 tournament title and an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
The game tips at 3:10 p.m. on CBS.
If the Huskies win, expect an announcement that they will have a Selection Sunday viewing party on campus tomorrow at 3, probably in the Don James Center.
We'll have our normal running gameday blog with pregame news, lineups, in-game reports, postgame notes and quotes and even deep postgame naming of the all-tournament team and speculation on the Selection Sunday fates of both teams.