A Washington assistant walked past press row after the Huskies' 79-64 win over Stanford and asked a simple question.

"We're in, right?"

"In," I said.

"You sure?"

"I'm sure. You're in," I replied.

Still the Huskies aren't taking any chances. The school will only host a Selection Sunday viewing party that would be open to the public at the Don James Center if the Huskies beat California tomorrow at 3 p.m. to win the Pac-10 Conference Tournament title and secure the automatic tournament berth.

If UW loses, then they'll gather privately around TVs on Sunday like everyone else and watch and see what happens.

In my opinion, everything broke just right for the Huskies on Friday. Before their game, Cal knocked off UCLA, which threatened to steal the automatic berth and bump UW on the bubble.


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