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October 29, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series will end after this season

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After watching the Pac-10 poach Colorado, the Big 12 decided to end its series with the Pac-10 in basketball.
In a news release this morning, the Big 12 announced the four-year Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series in men’s basketball will be discontinued after this season.
It appears as if the Big 12 pushed to end the arrangement.
There was plenty of news that came out of the Pac-10 Media Day yesterday in Los Angeles, but no one talked about this series coming to a close.
FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Coach Lorenzo Romar spent a few minutes yesterday KJR’s Mike Gastineau and talked about handling the expectations that comes with being picked to win the Pac-10.
Max Zhang, we hardly knew you. The 7-foot-3 center will reportedly forgo his final two years at California and sign a contract with the CBA’s Shanghai Sharks. Without Zhang, the Bears return just four players from last season’s Pac-10 title winning team. Zhang played in 27 games and started five last season. He averaged 3.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 10.4 minutes.
— Oregon junior forward Jeremy Jacob underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday and will be be sidelined for 3-6 weeks, which leaves the Ducks in a bit of a bind, according to the Register-Guard.
Arizona will face Utah Saturday in a controlled scrimmage.
— The Pac-10 compiled video from Media Day of every team.
— Nice wrap-up from Media Day by the Los Angeles Times.
— The Pac-10 tried to promote a different image at Media Day. It was showy, glitzy and somewhat glamorous, but not sure if it changed the national perception of a conference that’s perceived as weak in certain segments of the country.
Collegehoopsnet.com gives another detailed preview – this time it’s on Arizona.
— If you’re wondering why some people are high on UCLA this season it’s because the Bruins may have two 2011 first-round NBA draft picks in their starting lineup. No other Pac-10 team can make that claim.
— It’s never too early to get to know your new neighbors. Utah has six returning players, but the Utes are also breaking in nine newcomers, which explains why they were picked to finish sixth in the Mountain West Conference.

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