News and notes of possible interest heading into today's  4 p.m. UA-Charleston Southern game at McKale Center:


The game is the first of 11 UA games to be televised by Pac-12 Networks. Fans must have a cable or Dish Network subscription with access the Pac-12 Networks to see it, via television or the internet.

Jim Watson is scheduled for the play-by-play and Matt Muehlebach is the analyst for the television broadcast. Ryan Hansen will fill in for Muehlebach as the radio analyst.


Charlotte beat Charleston Southern by 10 points in the season opener for both teams Friday despite the fact that the 49ers did not have three starters available, including their leading scorer.


Our advance coverage today: A feature on Charleston Southern and its coach, and a scouting report.

Our 48-page basketball preview also came out today. It's best viewed in print but among the stories and items inside are a main advance on UA's season and a look at the steps Sean Miller has been taking in rebuilding the Wildcats.


Here's the official game notes from Arizona and from Charleston Southern, as well as the Bucs' official preview of the game.


Also, an Associated Press story on the game and UA's season.


The L.A. Times says Shabazz Muhammad could miss 10 games this season, but return in time for Pac-12 play.

One possible reason this is taking so long to settle: The NCAA says it didn't have access to "critical information" about Muhammad until Nov. 1.


Jack Murphy was encouraged after NAU led late at Oregon in his head coaching debut before losing to the Ducks.

Dana Altman turned to his veterans to pull out the win.

Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball