RTC Live: California @ WashingtonPosted by rtmsf on February 10th, 2011
Game #137. RTC Live makes its first trip to the Pacific Northwest for a key Pac-10 game for both Washington and California.
Coming into this season’s Pac-10 race, the storyline on these two teams were headed in different directions. Both were NCAA Tournament participants last year, with UW heading to the Sweet Sixteen and Cal making the Second Round. The difference was that Washington returned everyone except all-around star Quincy Pondexter, while Cal returned nobody except all-around role player, Jorge Gutierrez. The Huskies were expected to run away with the Pac-10 regular season race, while the Bears were expected to be in serious rebuilding mode. It hasn’t quite worked out that way. Washington comes into tonight’s home game having dropped three perplexing games in a row, while Cal enters Edmundson Pavilion having won four of five. As it is, Cal is only one game behind the Huskies in the Pac-10 standings, while Washington at 7-4 doesn’t want to give up any more ground to UCLA at 7-3 or Arizona at 9-2. Tonight’s game should be a very interesting one, as both teams have considerable reason to give it their all in this one. Join us on RTC Live for all the action tonight.