UCLA's come-from-behind win at Washington State assured the Bruins of the No. 2 seed in the Pac-10 tournament next week in Los Angeles.
The Huskies will finish as the No. 3 seed, regardless of the result in their 7:30 game tonight against USC.
Also regardless of other results, the Huskies will open the Pac-10 tournament against No. 6 seed Washington State -- the only school to sweep UW during the regular season. That game will begin at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Staples Center.
Despite the home and road wins by the Cougars, coach Lorenzo Romar has said he doesn't believe WSU poses any particular matchup problem for UW.
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“They beat us but I don’t think it’s a bad matchup,” he said. “Their strength is their perimeter, and we have a pretty good perimeter as well. They’ve got a big guy underneath that’s pretty good, and I think we have one that’s pretty good. I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad matchup.”
Here's are today's postgame notes from Washington State:
Final Score: UCLA 58, Washington State 54Washington State Notes: * Brock Motum led the team with 15 points and was 6-for-10 from the field. * Ben Loewen got his first career start and played a career-high 21 minutes…previous high in a Pac-10 game was three against UCLA at home last year…career high was 14…the redshirt junior was honored for senior day. * Freshman walk-on Will DiIorio scored the first Pac-10 points of his career…finished with two points, two rebounds and three assists. * Two of the seven players to see action for the Cougars Saturday on walk-ons (Loewen and DiIorio). * WSU fell to 15-2 when leading at the half while UCLA improved to 4-7 when trailing at half. * WSU held UCLA to its second fewest points in a first half this season, 19 tonight…its low is 18. * WSU 1-2 in overtime games this year and 2-4 in OT under head Coach Ken Bone.