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November 27, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Big day for the Pac-10

Arizona carries the Pac-10 flag and hopes of restoring the conference’s battered reputation into tonight’s 7:30 p.m. (PST) matchup against No. 6 Kansas (5-0) in the Las Vegas Invitational on ESPN2.
The league is 33-14 in non-conference games, however, it has few quality wins so far this season. Knocking off the Jayhawks could put the Wildcats (5-0) in the rankings for the first time this season.
Few people expect Oregon (4-1) to stand up against No. 1 Duke (5-0) 1 p.m. today at the Rose Garden, but then miracles can happen.
Other games in the Pac-10 (times are local to site)
Oregon State at Howard, 4 p.m.
USC at Nebraska, 4 p.m.
Arizona State vs. St. John’s (Great Alaska Shootout), 8 p.m.
Picks: Kansas, Duke, Howard, Nebraska, St. John’s
Record: 28-12
ABOUT THE HUSKIES:
— Washington (3-2) flew home Thursday and coach Lorenzo Romar gave the team off Thursday and Friday. They return to practice today and Sunday, which are closed to the media. Romar and the players will meet with the press Monday and UW plays 8 p.m. Tuesday against Long Beach State at Edmundson Pavilion.
SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Forgot to add Washington’s State to the list of games yesterday. Still, the Cougars improved to 4-0 after a 66-55 win over Fresno State. WSU and Arizona are the only unbeaten teams in the conference.
— Without star Derrick Williams, who was plagued with foul trouble in the first half, Arizona had more than enough to demolish Santa Clara 82-59.
— UCLA’s 89-85 loss to Virginia Commonwealth in a NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game was a big blow to the Pac-10. The Bruins went to New York this week and laid an egg losing two games to the Rams and Villanova.
Trent Lockett scored a career-high 24 points, including the game-winning basket with 8.4 seconds to lead Arizona State to a 59-58 win over Weber State in the Great Alaska Shootout.
— California (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season and looked like the team everyone expected during a 57-44 loss to the Fighting Irish Friday in the Old Spice Classic semifinal. It was a season low scoring output from the Golden Bears, who lost four starters.
— Stanford lost its second straight game, falling to Tulsa 65-53 in the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

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