Wildcats' Lyons on Naismith list, more TV complications and other items

2012-11-13T14:45:00Z 2012-11-13T14:45:25Z Wildcats' Lyons on Naismith list, more TV complications and other itemsBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Mark Lyons was named one of 50 players on the Naismith Award's preseason watch list, though teammate Solomon Hill was not.

UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson, as well as Colorado's Andre Roberson, also were named to the list (the full list is linked here).

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A caution for out-of-state fans who have received past FSN-televised games through a Comcast regional sports network: You probably won't get any of UA's FSN games this season, after Comcast dropped FSN content over the summer.

That includes Thursday's UA-UTEP game as well as these: Jan. 19 at ASU, Feb. 23 vs. WSU, and March 9 vs ASU (note there are far fewer games on FSN this season because of the Pac-12's new media rights deals, where the "locally televised" games that would have otherwise been on FSNA are generally now on Pac-12 Networks).

Thanks to D.C.-based UA grad Richard Rose for bringing this to my attention. He's among the affected.

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Forgot to post this last week but Tucsonexpat (aka Todd Surovell of Wyoming) did some analysis of the UA offense by comparing UA's two exhibition games to the two the Wildcats had last year.

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Aaron Gordon still appears most likely to wait until the spring signing period to pick a school.

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Couple of 2014 notes on Scout's subscription site about UA 2014 point guard targets: Jordan McLaughlin took in the Charleston Southern game, and Parker Jackson-Cartwright is taking his time.

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Craig Robinson says Barack Obama is now more of a "floor leader" than scorer.

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Missouri transfer Ricky Kreklow may make his Cal debut tonight against Pepperdine.

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UCLA is waiting to get more information from the NCAA about Muhammad before appealing.

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Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak is hoping for more aggression from point guard Glen Dean, a transfer from Eastern Washington.

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Stanford posted a get well video to buddy Ray Lewis, who gave them a speech during the NIT last season.

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The L.A. Daily News' Scott Wolf noted that nobody accused the new-look Trojans of deflating the basketballs during their win over Coppin State.

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Long Beach's Jordan Bell is expected to decide between Oregon and Auburn today.

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Jack Murphy's homecoming to Las Vegas was rough when UNLV clearly outmanned his Lumberjacks.

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After Shaq Goodwin missed a dunk, Memphis coach Josh Pastner slammed shut the computer of Commercial-Appeal beat writer Jason Smith, whose Pepsi also spilled on him. But Pastner offered to pay the cleaning bill.

 

 

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