During games, Kevin Parrom hasn't been able to wear the pink rubber wristband for breast cancer that he normally wears, but he said he'll come up with a way to honor his mother, Lisa Williams, tonight. He would not reveal it before the game, however.

The New York Post's Lenn Robbins has some http://www.newyorkpost.com/p/sports/college/basketball/play_for_life_RSxejotax2pzEUIBpntjQN" target="_blank">more detail about Parrom's story, including how he rushed to the hospital when his mother stopped breathing during a trip home to identify the suspect, and that his older brother is incarcerated for narcotics possession.

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Look for Josiah Turner to play tonight, though he will probably not start. Sean Miller indicated earlier this week that his DNP against Ball State -- which appeared to effectively be a suspension -- would not continue tonight if Turner was taking care of business.

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It will be a http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/st-john-basketball-set-open-season-madison-square-garden-coaches-cancer-game-15-arizona-article-1.978929?localLinksEnabled=false" target="_blank">big night for St. John's newcomers, who will be playing in Madison Square Garden for the first time.

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Steve Lavin http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/steve-lavin-answers-reporter-phone-st-john-basketball-press-conference-article-1.978817" target="_blank">made a new friend during a St. John's press conference.

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Our coverage today: An http://azstarnet.com/sports/basketball/college/wildcats/ua-basketball-st-john-s-dunlap-faces-old-friend/article_1a99e450-2fd3-5e1d-a8f9-a8e8d46156e9.html" target="_blank">interview with Mike Dunlap, the St. Johns' assistant who teamed with Russ Pennell in coaching the Wildcats in 2008-09, and a http://azstarnet.com/sports/basketball/college/wildcats/arizona-scouting-report/article_6654ab83-68cd-5101-b35a-e79202bcbadb.html" target="_blank">scouting report.

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MoMo Jones isn't in New York -- he and his new Iona teammates are playing in Puerto Rico -- but http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/college/basketball/iona_out_to_be_maac_daddies_Zgy8LUxvew02dXyVVnVfuO" target="_blank">Iona is aiming for a MAAC title and to show it can play with high-major teams.

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Reeves Nelson http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-1117-ucla-reeves-nelson-20111117,0,6363911.story" target="_blank">has been reinstated at UCLA.

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KO needs Maurice Jones to http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp-1117-usc-basketball-20111117,0,780648.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">get going earlier for USC.

 

Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball