Arizona Wildcats basketball: Washington road trip as tough as ever

2012-02-15T22:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Washington road trip as tough as everBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 15, 2012 10:00 pm  • 

First-place California escaped a visit to McKale Center this season, thanks to the Pac-12’s unbalanced schedule, but there are worse things in mind for Bears coach Mike Montgomery.

Specifically, Pullman, Wash.

“That’s a tough trip,” he said.

Montgomery said earlier this season that he’d rather play in Tucson than Pullman and, three weeks after he made that comment, guess what happened? 

The Bears lost 77-75 to the Cougars, who are 4-2 at home in conference play despite being just 1-6 on the road. And while the Bears managed to win at Washington, the Huskies have won all six other home conference games so far, making the Washington teams a combined 10-3 at home this season in Pac-12 play.

Arizona, which will visit WSU tonight and Washington on Saturday, also knows the pain of the Washington swing all too well. The Wildcats are 1-5 in Washington during the past three seasons and they have not swept the trip since 2005-06.

Read more about the Cats' road trip in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington 3 4 0 0.429 14 5 0 0.737
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
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