Arizona Wildcats basketball: How compromised is Colorado?

2014-01-19T10:10:00Z 2014-01-19T10:27:52Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: How compromised is Colorado?Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

After Arizona beat ASU, Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski said UA "really" respects Colorado's game entering their game this Thursday at McKale Center.

Even without standout guard Spencer Dinwiddie.

"Obviously, they lost one of their great players," Tarczewski said. "But we’re going to look at it no differently. I’d say it’s a statement game for us."

The Buffs looked shaky after Dinwiddie tore his knee up last Saturday against Washington and also in a loss to UCLA on Thursday. But they managed to beat USC easily on Saturday. 


Maybe officials have largely slid back to the norm after implementing change earlier this season -- as Sean Miller says -- but some see early-game reminders of the tighter rules against defenses.


San Diego State took care of UNLV.


Cal beat WSU but Jabari Bird appeared visibly frustrated.


Stanford took advantage of its height against Washington.


Utah successfully stopped UCLA in part by limiting not Kyle Anderson, but those around him.


Oregon will face OSU in the only Pac-12 game today (6 p.m., ESPNU).

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 8 1 0 0.889 20 2 0 0.909
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon 5 4 0 0.556 15 7 0 0.682
Oregon State 5 4 0 0.556 13 7 0 0.650
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 6 0 0.333 12 11 0 0.522
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 68-67
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 34-57
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
Washington at
Oregon
2/4 7:00 pm
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