Arizona-OSU pregame notes/links: On PJC, AG's upside, etc.

2014-02-09T11:00:00Z 2014-02-09T17:13:33Z Arizona-OSU pregame notes/links: On PJC, AG's upside, etc.Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Between OSU and UA coaches and players this weekend, only UA coach Sean Miller was available for comment to the Star so our story today focused on his remarks.

Among other things, Miller said Aaron Gordon's ankle should be OK today and backed UA signee Parker Jackson-Cartwright, who left Loyola High School on Friday after admitting academic misconduct.

“Great kids can make a bad decision or bad decisions,” Miller said. “Our track record with Parker is over a three-year period of time and sometimes when situations like this occur it allows that young person to grow and mature and handle it, and down the road be able to look back and say `That was the best thing that ever happened to me because look where I’m at today.’ "

In addition, Jon Gold pieced together a story on OSU off the Pac-12 teleconference last week while we had a scouting report, Greg Hansen's perspective on Gordon's free throws, and a photo gallery.


Today's 5 p.m. game will be shown on Pac-12 Networks with JB Long and Matt Muehlebach. Here's the official school-produced notes from Arizona and Oregon State.


OSU is aware it must cut down on mistakes on the road.


Craig Robinson liked having the extra day to prepare.


Say what you want about Gordon's jump shooting and free throws, but his defense has been impressive.

And CBS Sports has an NBA-type perspective on Gordon's "stellar upside."


A Jordan Bachynski block saved ASU from a big Oregon comeback attempt. Dana Altman says life has been "agonizing" lately for the Ducks.


Oregon says an ASU student spit on them.


ASU is trying a "don't cheer" tactic at the beginning of games.


Here's a game story from OSU's overtime loss at ASU on Thursday.


Steve Alford lit into the Bruins, who responded with a win at USC.


Another conflict today for Pac-12 telecasts: Colorado will host Washington at 6 p.m. on ESPNU, so anyone interested can catch the end of that one after UA faces OSU (former Wildcat Corey Williams will be on that call).

The Wildcats will play at Colorado on Feb. 22.

The Huskies are concerned about their defense.

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