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January 9, 2010 at 3:18 PM

Midday links and Pac-10 picks

The awkward scheduling, which is a result of the BCS national championship game, helps make this a strange weekend.
Throw in the unpredictable nature of the Pac-10 and a buzzer-beater in Tucson, Arizona and you’ve got the usual amount of chaos that we’ve grown to expect this season.
AROUND THE PAC-10:
Greg Hansen at the Arizona Daily Star writes: “Wazzu is now a basketball school. Forget those Rose Bowls of 1997 and 2003. Arizona has now lost four of its last seven games to the Cougars and it’s a crock to think that it’s flukish in any way.”
— Looks like the Huskies are going to have their hands full with Arizona, which dropped a 78-76 game to Washington State. The Wildcats lost because the Cougars scored a game-winning basket with 0.1 second left. Also check out Derrick Williiams’ line. Pretty impressive despite foul trouble.
Vince Grippi at the Spokesman-Review provides a look an alternative look at the WSU-Arizona game.
— Here’s how UW’s 68-51 defeat looked from an Arizona perspective.
— UCLA point guard Jerime Anderson, who has a groin injury, is uncertain for game against Stanford. Coach Ben Howland plans move 2-guard Malcolm Lee to the point and insert freshman Tyler Honeycutt at forward.
— Cal’s Jerome Randle reveals the reason for his 5-for-16 performance on Thursday was illness. He suffered nausea in the first half and considered not playing.
— Bears coach Mike Montgomery said part of Cal’s problems has been the media. media. He said: “You anointed us a great team. There’s a little bit of misinformation out there. We do not have the luxury of being a team that can overwhelm you with our size, our strength, our physicality or our defensive prowess. We have to shoot the ball and play at a high level. Otherwise, we’re just like a lot of people.”
— It’s been an awful week for the Trojans, which sanctioned it’s men’s basketball team and lost its football coach Pete Carroll. Well, the O.J. Mayo fallout hasn’t stopped. His former roommate said he didn’t see any evidence that Mayo was taking money.
TONIGHT’S GAMES:
UCLA at Stanford, 3 p.m.
USC at California, 7;30 p.m (FSN)
My picks: Stanford and Cal.
Pac-10 record: 5-8. (Note: You think USC is having a tough week. I haven’t accurately picked a game this week.)

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