Wildcats' Miller rooting for UCLA (for now)

2012-12-28T10:51:00Z 2012-12-28T10:51:32Z Wildcats' Miller rooting for UCLA (for now)By Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

With the Arizona Wildcats off for the weekend, the Pac-12 banner is being moved to Westwood for the weekend.

Sean Miller is hoping the Bruins can hold it up.

The Pac-12 is fifth in conference RPI ratings and the league is running out of chances to get marquee out of conference wins to go along with UA's victories over Florida and San Diego State.

"A team like UCLA really has the ability to put it together in a big way after Christmas because they've gone through a number of things," Miller said. Ben Howland is "a really good coach, they have good players and if they start off here by beating Missouri ... hopefully they’ll be able to do that for them and our conference."

The Bruins will host the Tigers at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. Among the matchups to watch is Phil Pressey against Larry Drew.

The other Pac-12 game tonight is the College of Idaho at Utah, at 7:30 on Pac-12 Networks (UA will host Utah on Jan. 5).

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On Saturday, Washington has a crack at getting another notable conference win when it plays at UConn at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2.

The Pac-12 Networks have a number of other games:

Coppin State at ASU, noon

Hartford at Colorado, noon (not on Pac-12 Arizona).

WSU vs. Idaho State, at Kennewick, Wash, 4 p.m.

Towson at OSU, 2 p.m.

Harvard at California, 6 p.m.

Lafayette at Stanford, 8:30 p.m.

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 Miller watched Parker Jackson-Cartwright help Loyola get into the semifinals of the MaxPreps Holiday Classic.

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