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Morning run: Can the Huskies clinch?

No complaints about the Pac-12 TV deal today. Why? Well, it's almost over with. Other than that, not much else to report.

Washington at UCLA, 11 a.m. CBS

Basically, it's simple as I outlined in

my preview story

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LOS ANGELES – It’s a pretty simple equation for the Washington Huskies. Win and they clinch the Pacific-12 Conference regular season outright, earn the top seed in next week’s Pac-12 tournament at the Staples Center and likely assure themselves of a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Lose?

Then things become a little more precarious. They would need Cal to lose to Stanford to win the title outright. If that doesn’t happen and they split the league title, the Huskies’ NCAA tourney résumé might need to be bolstered with a couple of wins in the conference tournament.

Tournament bids aside, the Huskies want this regular season title. They want it all for themselves. They won’t be satisfied with a co-championship, they say.

“We know we can win the whole league,” said Terrence Ross. “We just have to be ready to play (today). It’s a good feeling, but we know winning the title by ourselves is the best.”

It would be just the second outright regular-season title for Washington in 58 years. The Huskies accomplished the rare feat in 2009, led by Jon Brockman and Isaiah Thomas. Before that, their last title was in 1953.

Colorado at Oregon State, 1 p.m. FSN

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Utah at Oregon, 3 p.m. CSN NW

Washington State at USC, 3 p.m. USCTrojans.com

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