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November 7, 2011 at 6:40 AM

College basketball begins tonight

Arizona hosts Valparaiso at 6 p.m. (PST) tonight in the first game of the 2011-12 season for a Pac-12 team. The game is being televised by ESPNU.
The Wildcats posted a 1-1 record in exhibitions, losing to Seattle Pacific 69-68. They knocked off Humboldt State 60-51 last week.
The early games proved Arizona is still dealing with the loss of Pac-10 MVP Derrick Williams, who left school early and was taken No. 2 in the NBA draft.
MONDAY MORNING LINKS:
Patrick Finley at the Arizona Daily Star writes about the power void and lack of stars in the Pac-12 makes it a wide open race for the conference title.
Greg Hansen at the Daily Star details how former Arizona coach Lute Olson built a dynasty in the desert.
— UCLA began their season-long road show Sunday with an uneven 80-72 exhibition win over Cal State San Bernardino at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. Sophomore center Joshua Smith led the Bruins with 26 points and seven rebounds.
— Oregon rebounded from a sluggish performance in its exhibition opener and cruised to an easy 100-58 preseason victory over Lewis & Clark. Here’s the box score.
Eamonn Brennan at ESPN.com previews the college basketball season and uses the word ‘big’ about a gazillion times.

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