Some notes and links of possible interest heading into today's Arizona-Oregon game at McKale:

The game is scheduled to be shown throughout the nation on CBS.

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Good on Thursdays, Oregon http://www.registerguard.com/web/sports/27458904-41/oregon-ppg-ducks-game-rpg.html.csp" target="_blank">is hoping for its first Pac-12 weekend sweep today.

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Arizona was installed as a http://www.vegasinsider.com/college-basketball/odds/las-vegas/" target="_blank">9.5-point favorite, though the line has dropped to 8.5 or 9 as of this morning.

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Mike Montgomery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/utes/53297990-89/krystkowiak-montgomery-utes-coach.html.csp" target="_blank">will face his former player, Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak, tonight in Berkeley.

Both men found their days together at Montana http://www.ibabuzz.com/beartalk/2012/01/13/basketball-utah-scouting-report-2/" target="_blank">worked out well, with Krystkowiak getting drafted by the NBA and Montgomery getting the Stanford job.

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The Buffaloes took advantage of their first Pac-12 road trip by visiting Alcatraz.

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C.J. Wilcox of Washington is http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskymensbasketballblog/2017233676_huskies_on_the_2.html?syndication=rss" target="_blank">dealing with hip trouble. Tony Wroten Jr. has been http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/01/14/1982530/bruised-backside-slows-wroten.html" target="_blank">hobbling around, too.

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USC will http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp-harold-miner-20120114,0,6076495.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fsports%2Fcollege%2Fusc+%28L.A.+Times+-+USC+Trojans%29&utm_content=Google+Reader" target="_blank">retire Harold Miner's jersey on Sunday. The Trojans Dewayne Dedmon is dealing with being the http://www.ocregister.com/sports/dedmon-335604-neill-game.html" target="_blank">center of attention. And KO says Josh Smith http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncb/story/_/id/7457714/usc-trojans-kevin-oneill-ucla-bruins-josh-smith-gotta-get-shape" target="_blank">might want to lose some weight.

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Other Pac-12 games today:

Colorado at Stanford, 2 p.m. Fox Sports Net (national)

Oregon State at Arizona State, 6 p.m. Fox Sports Arizona, ROOT Sports Northwest

Utah at California, 8:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet California

 

 

Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball