FROM TEMPE -- Washington's Pac-12 basketball schedule begins later today at Wells Fargo Arena, where the Huskies visit Jahii Carson and Arizona State in a 5 p.m. game on ESPNU.
We have some links to tide you over until then.
--- Here's our preview of the Pac-12 season, with an emphasis on how difficult the Arizona road trip will be this season.
--- We posted our team-by-team Pac-12 capsules on the blog last night.
--- Arizona State is still somewhat of an enigma in the Pac-12.
--- Percy Allen of The Seattle Times writes about the long road Shaquielle McKissic took to Arizona State.
--- Belief and balance will be key for Arizona as it enters Pac-12 play, beginning with a game against Washington State tonight (7 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
--- The Spokesman-Review writes that the Pac-12 is back among the nation's elite conferences.
--- The Oregonian previews the Pac-12 basketball season. Oregon, one of a few contenders to challenge Arizona this season, plays at Utah on Thursday. It's show-and-tell time for the Utes (5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks).
--- Oregon State's Eric Moreland will return from suspension earlier than planned, and will be available when the Beavers begin Pac-12 play at Colorado. The Buffaloes are looking for more from their bench (7 p.m., ESPNU).
--- UCLA doesn't begin Pac-12 play until it faces USC on Sunday, but the Los Angeles Times writes that everyone better watch out for Colorado.
--- California and Stanford play each other tonight without some key backcourt figures (6 p.m., FOX Sports 1).
--- One football link: Stanford was burned by Michigan State's big plays in a 24-20 loss in the Rose Bowl.
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