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Huskies, Zags favored in NCAA tournament openers

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If the oddsmakers are correct, Washington and Gonzaga
should win their NCAA men's basketball tournament
first-round games Thursday afternoon at Portland, Ore.
They've installed the Huskies as 5-point favorites over
Mississippi State and the Zags as 12 1/2-point favorites against
Akron.
Both Washington and Gonzaga are No. 4 seeds, the Huskies in the
West regional and the Zags in the South regional, while Mississippi
State and Akron are No. 13 seeds. Washington won the Pac-10
regular-season title, while Gonzaga captured the West Coast
Conference regular season and tournament crowns.
The Huskies are in the NCAA tournament for the first time in
three seasons, while the Zags are in the NCAA tournament for the
11th straight season. Gonzaga has lost in the first round of the
NCAA tournament the past two seasons.
     

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