WSU Faces California With Pac-10 Berth At Stake

March 5, 2004

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THIS WEEK: Saturday, March 6, 2004 - WSU vs. California-2 p.m.

WSU PAC-10 TOURNAMENT SCENARIOS: If Washington State defeats California Saturday, the Cougars are in the 2004 Pacific Life Pacific-10 Tournament...if WSU loses, its season is over...if the Cougars win, they will face Stanford in the first round unless Oregon defeats UCLA (1 p.m.-CBS) and Oregon State knocks off USC (5 p.m.-FOX Sports Net)...a WSU win and victories by both Oregon schools earns the Cougars a No. 7 seed in the Pac-10 Tournament and a game against No. 2 seed Washington.

OTHER PAC-10 TOURNAMENT SCENARIOS: Stanford, Washington, Arizona, California and Oregon have clinched spots...Stanford is the No. 1 seed...Washington is No. 2...Arizona can clinch No. 3 with a California loss to WSU, Saturday or a win over Arizona State Sunday...California has clinched at least No. 4 and can move up to No. 3 with a win over WSU and an Arizona loss to ASU...Oregon can be No. 5, No. 6 or No. 7...USC can be No. 5, No. 6, No. 7 or No. 8, but misses the tournament with a loss and wins by UCLA and WSU...UCLA can be No. 6, No. 7 or No. 8 with a loss, but would miss the tournament with a loss and wins by Oregon State and Washington State...Oregon State can be No. 6, No. 7 or No. 8, but misses the tournament with a loss and a WSU win.

CALIFORNIA PREVIEW: The Golden Bears are 13-13, 9-8 in the Pac-10...Golden Bears have clinched a spot in the Pac-10 Tournament...Leon Powe leads the team with 15.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

SERIES WITH THE GOLDEN BEARS: California leads 62-42...Golden Bears have won seven of the last nine...WSU broke a six-game losing streak overall and eight-game skid in Berkeley against California with a 55-50 win, Jan. 4...Amit Tamir scored a game-high 16 points for the Golden Bears...Jeff Varem tallied a team-high 15 points.

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