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Pac-12 Confidential

Bud Withers offers an inside look at the Pac-12 Conference and the national college scene.

February 6, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Best of the college hoops agenda over the next seven days . . .

Here’s the prime viewing for the next week of college basketball, starting Thursday night:

Thursday

Connecticut at Cincinnati, ESPN, 4 p.m. Bearcats (14 straight wins) haven’t lost since Dec. 14.

Oregon at Arizona, ESPN. 6 p.m. We’ll see how Arizona responds to its first loss.

Washington at Utah, Pac-12 Networks, 6 p.m. Utes look to turn around close loss at UW.

Oregon State at Arizona State, Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. Important for both in breaking up knot of 5-4 teams in Pac-12.

Saturday

Michigan at Iowa, ESPN, 11 a.m. Wolverines took first Big Ten loss, then buried Nebraska.

Oregon at Arizona State, Fox Sports 1, 2 p.m. Road trip will say a lot about whether Ducks aim to atone for first half.

Washington State at Utah, Pac-12 Networks, 5 p.m. Lacy gives Cougars a semblance of an offense.

Wichita State at Northern Iowa, ESPN2, 6 p.m. One of possible potholes for Shockers in quest to go unbeaten.

Gonzaga at Memphis, ESPN, 6 p.m. A win would help Zags get off prospective 8-9 seed lines in NCAA.

New Mexico State at Seattle U., Root, 7 p.m. One of the better teams Redhawks will see at home this year.

UCLA at USC, Pac-12 Networks, 7:30 p.m. Trojans figure to be feistier than they were in blowout loss in first meeting.

Sunday

Michigan State at Wisconsin, CBS, 10 a.m. Prime chance for Badgers to shrug off recent woes.

Clemson at Syracuse, ESPNU, 3 p.m. Top-ranked ‘Cuse homing in on No. 1 seed.

Oregon State at Arizona, Pac-12 Networks, 4 p.m. Beavers entered weekend in best spot in almost a generation.

Washington at Colorado, ESPNU, 5 p.m. Josh Scott will be a load for paint-shy Huskies.

Monday

Maryland at Virginia, ESPN, 4 p.m. A mere one loss for Cavs since calendar turned to ’14.

Kansas at Kansas State, ESPN, 6 p.m. Last seven games, Wildcats win at home and lose on road.

Tuesday

Florida at Tennessee, ESPN, 4 p.m. Weird trend on 20-2 Gators: Last six wins, they’ve scored in 60s.

Oklahoma State at Texas, ESPN2, 4 p.m. Longhorns have been smoking, Cowboys struggling.

Michigan at Ohio State, ESPN, 6 p.m. Road wins at Wisconsin and Iowa have perked Buckeyes up.

Wednesday

Syracuse at Pittsburgh, ESPN, 4 p.m. Big East, uh, ACC rivalry renewed.

Duke at North Carolina, ESPN, 6 p.m. Carolina (15-7) has won four straight.

Stanford at Washington, ESPN2, 6 p.m. Guessing Huskies will direly need a sweep of Bays.

Cal at Washington State, ESPNU, 8 p.m. Bears have been hard to figure lately.

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