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
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 5 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 4 1 0 0.800
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
USC 0 0 0 0.000 3 3 0 0.500
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 1 3 0 0.250

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
San Jose State at
Washington
11/27 56-78
UC-Santa Barbara at
Washington State
11/27 71-43
North Dakota at
Utah
11/28 6:00 pm
Alabama State at
Utah
11/29 12:00 am
Colgate at
Arizona State
11/29 12:00 am
Lipscomb at
Colorado
11/30 12:00 pm
Stanford at
DePaul
11/30 12:00 pm
USC at
New Mexico
11/30 2:00 pm
California at
Fresno State
11/30 4:00 pm
Portland State at
Oregon
11/30 6:00 pm
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