LOS ANGELES-It's purple and gold day here at the Pac-12 Tournament.
That's because the No. 1-seed University of Washington - accompanied by a small Army of supporters of fans who made the trip down here from the Northwest - will play its first game against Oregon State at noon.
The Staples Center undoubtedly will be rockin' with Husky fans, who want to see their team win for the third year in a row.
For local Patches, there will be some local personalities I'll be catching up with, including Austin Sefarin-Jenkins of Gig Harbor, Tony Wroten Jr. of Renton and Abdul Gaddy of Tacoma.
We'll start blogging around 11:30 a.m. It looks like it will be a fun and lively conversation today.