Arizona Wildcats basketball: Plenty of competition ahead

2013-12-26T13:16:00Z 2013-12-26T13:51:19Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Plenty of competition aheadBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

While the Arizona Wildcats remain the clear favorite to win the Pac-12 this season, as they were predicted to be in October, the rest of the conference is probably better than expected.

The Pac-12 currently has the fourth-best conference RPI but there's already talk that it is as good as any other conference -- or at least the best it's been in years.

The Bay Area News Group suggests seven teams could make the NCAA tournament field out of the Pac-12.

Arizona will open Pac-12 play on Jan. 2 against Washington State, and host Washington on Jan. 4. Here's the Wildcats' final nonconference stats.


Oregon State did the opposite of the almost-all-business approach Arizona had last season at the Diamond Head Classic -- enjoying Hawaii -- and it may have cost the Beavers on the court. OSU wore its turquoise uniforms again, in support of the N7 Fund to benefit Native Americans (a cause former Beaver Joe Burton brought up).

Colorado will give the Honolulu tournament a shot next season.


Larry Krystkowiak is hoping the Utes stay in shape over their break.


We had a look at Kaleb Tarczewski's rehabbing efforts if you missed it.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 10 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 8 2 0 0.800
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 5 0 0.545
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 5 6 0 0.455

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 70-83
UCLA at
Kentucky
12/20 42-83
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 84-81
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 67-69
USC at
Boston College
12/21 75-71
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
Wisconsin at
California
12/22 7:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
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