Natyazhko earns UA degree and other notes

2013-01-09T16:56:00Z 2013-01-09T17:33:40Z Natyazhko earns UA degree and other notesBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A few travel day notes and links...

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By taking online courses while playing professionally in his home country, Ukrainian big man Kyryl Natyazhko was able to complete his Arizona degree last month.

UA announced today that Natyazhko earned a general studies degree. He had left Arizona as a junior last spring.

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Sean Miller asked Pac-12 teleconference call moderator Dave Hirsch what it would take for the Wildcats to get a player named Pac-12 Player of the Week (A panel of Pac-12 staffers make the decision each Monday).

 “Don’t you think it’s somewhat remarkable that we can be 14-0, No. 3 in the nation and not one of our players has won it?” Miller asked.

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About 8,000 tickets have been sold for Thursday's game, while Oregon students have taken all of their allotment. The student section has 1,860 spaces.

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Football player Arik Armstead has begun practicing with Oregon's basketball team.

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Pac-12 officials coordinator Ed Rush still has not been available to explain the Sabatino Chen ruling.

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Couple of Pac-12 games tonight: WSU at Stanford, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) and Washington at Cal, 9 p.m. (ESPN2).

The Huskies will try to slow down Allen Crabbe while the Cougars will try to adapt to the new world of Pac-12 scheduling by chartering home after the game and returning Friday afternoon to prepare for a game with Stanford.

Stanford, meanwhile, has been shooting poorly.

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