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December 3, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Big week for Pac-12 basketball

Washington center Robert Upshaw, third from left, celebrates with forward Jernard Jarreau, center, and guard Andrew Andrews, third from right, as UTEP forward Julian Washburn, left, guard Trey Touchet, second from left, guard Omega Harris, second from right, and forward Cedrick Lang look on during the second half an NCAA college basketball game at the the Wooden Legacy tournament, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Washington won 68-65. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Washington center Robert Upshaw, third from left, celebrates with forward Jernard Jarreau, center, and guard Andrew Andrews, third from right, as UTEP forward Julian Washburn, left, guard Trey Touchet, second from left, guard Omega Harris, second from right, and forward Cedrick Lang look on during the second half an NCAA college basketball game at the the Wooden Legacy tournament, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Washington won 68-65. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Big week for the Pac-12, which plays host to three ranked teams.

No. 25 Utah gets things started with an 8 p.m. PT Wednesday against No. 8 Wichita State.

Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak told the Deseret News: “I was close to being sick yesterday. I was just overwhelmed by it. (Then) I got a decent night’s sleep and feel a lot better today. I mean, the hay is in the barn for the most part. We got a little film and shootaround (Wednesday), but we’ve prepped pretty good for three days and I think when you go into anything as long as you feel like you’re prepared that’s about all you can do.”

On Saturday, No. 3 Arizona (7-0) takes on No. 9 Gonzaga (7-0) in what looks to a preview of the NCAA tournament West regional final.

And Washington takes on No. 13 San Diego State on Sunday at Alaska Airlines Arena.

So far, the Pac-12 is 2-6 against ranked teams.

Here’s a look at how they’ve fared.

Date                Team              Opponent                              Outcome
Nov. 27           No. 22 UCLA     No. 5 North Carolina              L, 78-56
Nov. 26           No. 3 Arizona    No. 15 San Diego State          W, 61-59
Nov. 25           Oregon                No. 14 VCU                              L, 77-63
Nov. 24           Oregon                No. 19 Michigan                     L, 70-63
Nov. 22           Stanford             No. 4 Duke                               L, 70-59
Nov. 21           California            No. 10 Texas                           L, 71-55
Nov. 20           California           No. 25 Syracuse                     W, 73-59
Nov. 18           No. 25 Utah        No. 16 San Diego State         L, 53-49

The Pac-12’s RPI is sixth and the conference needs as many big wins as it can get this month before the start of conference play in January.

TONIGHT’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:

UNLV (4-1) at Arizona State (4-2), 5 p.m. ………………………….. Pac-12 Networks
Montana (2-3) at California (5-1), 7 p.m. ……………………………. Pac-12 Networks
San Francisco (4-2) at Colorado (4-1), 7 p.m. ……………………… Pac-12 Networks
Loyola Marymount (3-3) at USC (4-3), 7 p.m. …………………….. Pac-12 Networks
Concordia at Oregon (4-2), 7 p.m. ……………………………………… Pac-12 Networks
Idaho (2-3) at Washington State (3-3), 7 p.m. ……………………… Pac-12 Networks
No. 8 Wichita State at No. 25 Utah (5-1), 8 p.m. ………………….. ESPN2
Cal State Fullerton (3-4) at UCLA (5-2), 9 p.m. ……………………. Pac-12 Networks
Mississippi Valley State (1-6) at Oregon State (3-2), 9 p.m. ……. Pac-12 Networks

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