Here’s our advance of today’s Washington-California game, which begins Week 2 of Pac-12 play.
— Nice preview of the game from the Mercury News.
— The Golden Bears are hoping to get more production from role players like Jeff Powers.
— Here’s the game notes on and GoHuskies.com.
AROUND THE PAC:12:
— We’ll start the links with a few Pac-12 notebooks from Tuesday’s teleconference call that touches on topics such as Colorado coach Tad Boyle’s thoughts on instant replay, Washington State coach Ken Bone’s odd late-game strategy versus Washington and an unusual exchange between Arizona coach Sean Miller and a Pac-12 official.
— Washington plays at Stanford on Saturday. The Cardinal have gotten off to an 0-2 Pac-12 start largely because they’ve been unable to shoot straight from the perimeter. Here’s a line from the San Francisco Chronicle: “Its 40.3 shooting percentage (down from 44.5 last season) and its 29.3 mark on three-pointers (down from 37.9) is the worst in the Pac-12.”
— Arizona is No. 4 in the country, but the Wildcats aren’t satisfied.
— Two streaks clash Thursday in Eugene. Oregon is riding a 16-game home winning streak while Arizona is 14-0. Something has gotta give.
— Oregon State coach Craig Robinson said the Beavers are struggling with leadership and are captain Angus Brandt, who suffered a season-ending injury.
— OSU forward Devon Collier is thriving in a sixth man role.
— Here’s video and a transcription of Bone’s press conference on Tuesday.
— In his latest projections, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has four Pac-12 teams in the NCAA tournament. Arizona has a No. 1 seed in the west, Colorado has a seven seed in the midwest, UCLA is eight in the south and Oregon is 10th in the west.