Notes and links before tonight's Colorado-Arizona matchup at McKale Center (7 p.m. MT, ESPN):
Colorado is aware of the importance of tonight's game and is looking forward to http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-college-sports/ci_19923384" target= "_blank">playing in the ESPN spotlight at McKale Center.
Here's the official game notes from http://www.cubuffs.com/pdf8/822855.pdf" target= "_blank">Colorado and http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ariz/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/release/release_20120206aaa.pdf" target="_blank">Arizona.
Our coverage today: A http://azstarnet.com/sports/basketball/college/wildcats/arizona-basketball-cats-buffs-similar-all-the-way-around/article_237e1441-1c37-5184-af7a-46b1ccc5e58d.html" target="_blank">main story on the defense of both teams, http://azstarnet.com/sports/basketball/college/wildcats/sidelines/article_5c00ac08-a34e-5afc-866a-d996b7855051.html" target="_blank">sidelines notes, and a http://azstarnet.com/sports/basketball/college/wildcats/interactive-insider-colorado-vs-arizona/flash_4bc2b25c-52ad-11e1-a44a-001871e3ce6c.html" target="_blank">matchup graphic.
The McDonalds All-America teams will be announced at 3 p.m. on ESPNU.
Jeff Withey became tougher and put together a monster night for Kansas. (Note the http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2012/feb/08/jeff-withey-bears-down/" target="_blank">somewhat ironic headline in this Journal-World link about a player who left Arizona in 2008 before he played a game for the Wildcats.)
Anthony Gimino updates Withey and the rest of http://tucsoncitizen.com/wildcatreport/2012/02/08/arizona-basketball-transfers-where-are-they-now/" target="_blank">UA's transfers.
Utah's Chris Hines has become the http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/53464547-89/hines-utah-points-utes.html.csp" target="_blank">Utes' most important player, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Somewhat like Arizona, Oregon is trying to find a way to be as http://www.oregonlive.com/ducks/index.ssf/2012/02/oregon_ducks_basketball_dana_a.html" target="_blank">successful at home as on the road.
The Ducks will have to take on a http://www.registerguard.com/web/sports/27583361-41/ppg-rpg-wroten-ross-nba.html.csp" target="_blank">pair of NBA prospects in Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten Jr.
While Ross says he is trying early, there's a http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskybasketball/2017460344_umen09.html?syndication=rss" target="_blank">definite trend toward "Terrence Time" late in Washington's games.
UCLA http://www.insidesocal.com/ucla/2012/02/ucla-hoops-notes-2.html" target="_blank">gets another shot at Stanford, after the Cardinal beat the Bruins by a point on Dec. 28.
Cal http://www.ibabuzz.com/beartalk/2012/02/08/basketball-usc-scouting-report-10/" target="_blank">can't afford to lose at the Galen Center tonight.
Byron Wesley is http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp-0209-usc-basketball-20120209,0,2550123.story" target="_blank">taking advantage of his opportunities at USC.
You can catch http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskymensbasketballblog/2017460628_scouting_report_58.html?syndication=rss" target="_blank">Washington at Oregon at 9 p.m. in the national Fox Sports Net game tonight after the UA-Colorado game.
Other Pac-12 games tonight:
Utah at ASU, 6:30 p.m. FoxSportsArizona.com
Washington State at Oregon State, 7 p.m. Root Northwest
California at USC, 8:30 p.m., No TV
Stanford at UCLA, 9 p.m. Prime Ticket