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 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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