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February 2, 2012 at 11:37 AM

TV Alert: No. 4 Stanford at Arizona State

Static.jpgNo. 4 Stanford will test it’s 66-game Pac-12 win streak at Arizona State on Thursday. The game will be aired on ROOT Sports at 6 p.m. (PST). The Cardinal was challenged by Cal, needing overtime to win at Maples Pavilion on Saturday.
ASU is the conference’s best defensive team and is ridding a five-game win streak. Because the Sun Devils are deep and have more seasoned play on the perimeter than the Cardinal, this should be a good matchup.
But there’s still the Ogwumike sisters to deal with.
“We’ve got to be really locked in and make them earn every step, every bounce, every catch,” ASU interim coach Joseph Anders told the Arizona Republic. “Nothing can be easy. You’ve got to first take away transition then you’ve got to be ready for a series on on-ball screens.
“We’re not trying to change our defensive philosophy because it’s Stanford. We’re trying to be better at what we do defensively then put our hard work against their hard work and see who’s the best.”
The Pac-12 is beginning its second half of conference play, teams hoping to separate themselves and move to the top. The top four teams receive a bye in the March tournament at Southern California’s Galen Center. The semifinal and championship round will be played at Staples Center.
Another team on the rise is Oregon State. The Beavers are tied for sixth along with Washington State and Colorado.
Washington plays at UCLA on Thursday. UW senior C Regina Rogers transferred from the school in 2008 and is making her last trip back. It’s also the final trip home for Huskies senior F Mollie Williams, who’s from Cerritos, Calif.
The Cougs are at USC on Thursday. WSU has lost five of its past six games.
For other games on television this weekend, and there’s a slew of them, please click here.

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