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Saturday morning cruise around the Pac-12


FROM BOULDER, CO. — It's Saturday morning, which means another day of Pac-12 hoops. And this time, you can actually see the Cougars play on real, live television instead of following a scoreboard stream. Read on for some links.

The air is thin here, and so is the news on the WSU front. The Cougars are in Boulder to face the first-place Buffaloes — a phrase I never anticipated typing — at 1 p.m. PT today. You can watch the game on Root Sports. We didn't have an advance in Saturday's paper, but we did post a Q-and-A with Ryan Thorburn of the Daily Camera in Boulder last night. … The Buffaloes were in disbelief that Utah pulled off the upset over WSU on Thursday. Colorado beat Utah by 40 points one week ago.

Around the Pac-12: Washington guard C.J. Wilcox returns to his home state of Utah as the Huskies take on the Utes. And he thinks it'll be a little weird. … UCLA coach Ben Howland was in a much better mood after UCLA beat Arizona on Thursday. The Bruins host Arizona State today. ASU coach Herb Sendek was more relieved than anything after his undermanned team beat USC on Thursday. The Sun Devils played without three players who were suspended prior to the game. … Speaking of USC, coach Kevin O'Neil admits he's asking too much of guard Maurice Jones. The Trojans face Arizona next, but not today. The teams play Sunday. Here's a notebook from the Wildcats side. … Ken Goe notes that not many fans saw Oregon's upset of Stanford on Thursday night. The Register Guard takes a look at the murky Pac-12 race (if you can call it that). Also from the RG, an Oregon notebook in advance of the team's Sunday game against Cal.

All for now. We'll be back from the Coors Event Center prior to tipoff.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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