Wildcats head back to work

2013-12-27T11:52:00Z 2013-12-28T10:29:34Z Wildcats head back to workBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats quietly will resume practices tonight in advance of their Pac-12 opener on Jan. 2 against Washington State, with their players and coaches unavailable for comment until sometime next week.

But all other Pac-12 teams will be holding a final game tuneup this weekend and, in Washington's case, a pair of them.

In case you're interested in watching them, here's the schedule (all times MST):

Saturday:

UC Irvine at ASU, noon, Pac-12 Networks

St. Katherine at Utah, 2 p.m., Pac-12 Networks

Furman at California, 4 p.m. Pac-12 Networks

Mississippi Valley State at WSU, 6 p.m. Pac-12 Networks

Georgia at Colorado, 8 p.m. Pac-12 Networks

Alabama at UCLA, 8 p.m., ESPN2

Sunday

Morgan State at Oregon, noon, Pac-12 Networks

Howard at USC, 3 p.m. Pac-12 Networks

Cal Poly at Stanford, 5 p.m. Pac-12 Networks

Hartford at Washington, 7 p.m. Pac-12 Networks

Quinnipiac at OSU, 9 p.m. Pac-12 Networks


Washington went on an 18-0 run to put away Mississippi Valley State.


NBCSports looks at how UA might do in the New Year with free throws and bench production.


Even though he's playing for a 1-11 team -- instead of a 13-0 one -- Grant Jerrett is making improvement with Tulsa. His 66ers will be on YouTube tonight at 6 p.m. against Austin.


Three WSU newcomers are making their moves, though the Cougars' record hasn't shown it so far.


With Dominic Artis back, Oregon's backcourt is stronger than ever.


UA recruiting target Bennie Boatwright threw down 38 points.


We had a short update on Jordin Mayes if you missed it. And, while not basketball-related, Greg Hansen wrote about the life of UA hurdler Lezo Urreiztieta.

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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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