Quick post before I leave for Eugene .
Obviously the biggest game tonight is in Tucson where Colorado and Arizona will hook up tonight with ESPN in the house. Don't think the McKale Center is too big for the Buffaloes, they've played in Phog Allen Fieldhouse and at Oklahoma City, so I doubt they will be intimidated.
Click on the matchup for the statsheet.come preview -- which is very helpful.
- From the Boulder Daily Camera -- the Buffs hope to shine in the spotlight
- From the Arizona Daily Star -- The two teams are remarkably similar in many different ways - including size, philosophy, dedication and results.
- From Christian Caple of the Spokesman -- the Cougs are still searching for a scoring compliment to Brock Motum.
- John Hunt of the Oregonian looks at the possibility of Jared Cunnigham leaving for the NBA early. While Kevin Hampton of the Gazette Times writes about the role and importance of the scout team in practice.
- From the SF Chronicle -- Cal knows that it has to keep pace with the Huskies and hope for a UW slip up to win the regular season title. If the two teams finish with identical records, Cal holds the tiebreaker with the win over the Huskies earlier this season. Here's Jeff Faurado's pregame scouting report. Ryan Gorcey at Bear Territory also has this preview.
- From the LA Times -- Byron Wesley has proven to be a bright spot in USC's dim season. One of USC's top recruits - J.T. Terrell is playing for Peninsula Community College in Port Angeles. The OC Register has this blog post on the former Wake Forest guard.
- From the LA Times -- head coach Ben Howland knows the Bruins must finish in the top four to earn a first-round bye in the Pac-12 tourney. The odds of a team winning all four games to get in is slim. Travis Wear is still dealing with the ankle sprain he suffered against UW and might not play.
This game isn't exactly going to be must-see. In fact, it could be downright ugly... First one to 50 wins.
- From the Salt Lake Tribune -- Bill Oram has good feature on guard Chris Hines, who has been beat up all season with injuries.
- From the Arizona Republic -- Doug Haller writes that leading scorer Trent Lockett will return and should give the Sun Devils a much needed lift.