Can Bruins challenge Wildcats for Pac-12 title?

2012-12-29T11:16:00Z 2012-12-29T11:17:37Z Can Bruins challenge Wildcats for Pac-12 title?By Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Sean Miller says there are "four or five" teams that have a chance to win the Pac-12 this season.

Clearly, UCLA is one of them.

Shabazz Muhammad says the Bruins are "right back where we want to be" after they beat Missouri in overtime. UCLA's offense shined in the victory.

Arizona was picked by a single point over UCLA for first place in the conference's official preseason poll. It will be interesting to see if it's a close race after all...


The Pac-12 is now a collective 5-13 against ranked teams, with UCLA, Arizona, Oregon (over UNLV), and Colorado (Baylor) having the wins.

Here's the full list:

Nov. 16: Colorado 60, No. 16 Baylor 58

Nov. 18: No. 3 Ohio State 77, Washington 66

Nov. 19: No. 12 Kansas 78, WSU 41

Nov. 22: No. 13 Missouri 78, Stanford 70

Nov. 23: Oregon 83, No. 18 UNLV 79

Nov. 24: No. 14 Creighton 87, ASU 73

No. 22 Cincinnati 77, Oregon 66

Nov. 25: No. 25 San Diego State 66, USC 60

Nov. 30: No.  12 Kansas 84, OSU 78

Dec. 1: No. 25 San Diego State 78, UCLA 69

Dec. 5: No. 18 New Mexico 75, USC 67

No. 10 Gonzaga 71, WSU 69

Dec. 8: No. 9 Kansas 90, Colorado 54

Dec. 9: No. 21 UNLV 76, California 75

Dec. 15 Arizona 65, No. 5 Florida 64

No. 16 Creighton 74, California 64

Dec. 25: Arizona 68, No. 17 San Diego State 67

Dec. 28: UCLA 97, No. 7 Missouri 94 (OT)


Washington will get a chance for a quality nonconference win today against UConn. The game is at 5:30 p.m. on ESPN2.


WSU will see if there's more support in Kennewick, Wash., than Pullman during winter break. The Cougars will play Idaho State at 4 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).


Other Pac-12 games today are all on Pac-12 Networks:

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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