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.

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The McDonalds All-America teams will be announced at 3 p.m. on ESPNU.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

 

Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball