This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Nov. 6, 2006
WASHINGTON STATE, OREGON and OREGON STATE open the season participating in various tournaments. The Cougars travel to the John Thompson Foundation Classic in Milwaukee, while the Ducks and Beavers host the Basketball Travelers Classic and Oregon Rain Invitational respectively ... A day later, STANFORD opens at home against Siena, while ARIZONA and WASHINGTON begin play on Sunday ... Preseason rankings include UCLA (No. 6 AP/tied No. 5 ESPN/USA Today), Arizona (10/10) and Washington (17/16).
Mon., Nov. 6
Southern Oregon at Oregon, 7 p.m. (Exhib.)
Tue., Nov. 7
Basketball Travelers at Arizona State, 7 p.m. (Exhib.)
British Columbia at Stanford, 7 p.m. (Exhib.)
Wed., Nov. 8
University of Victoria at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. (Exhib.), FSNAZ
Thur., Nov. 9
Humboldt State at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. (Exhib.)
Fri., Nov. 10
Portland at Oregon State, 7 p.m. (1)
Lehigh at Oregon, 7 p.m. (2)
Washington State vs. UAB, 5 p.m. (3)
Sat., Nov. 11
SE Louisiana at Oregon State, 7 p.m. (1)
Cal State Northridge at Oregon, 3:30 p.m. (2)
Siena at Stanford, 1 p.m., FSNBA
Cal Poly Pomona at USC, 1 p.m. (Exhib.)
Washington State at UW-Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. (3)
Sun., Nov. 12
No. 10 Arizona at Virginia, 7 p.m., FSNAZ
Cal Poly at Oregon State, 2 p.m. (1)
Pepperdine at No. 17 Washington, 7:30 p.m. (4), FSNNW
Portland State at Oregon, 3 p.m. (2)
Washington State vs. Radford, 3 p.m. (3)
(1) Oregon Rain Invitational, Corvallis, Ore.
(2) Basketball Travelers Classic, Eugene, Ore.
(3) John Thompson Foundation Classic, Milwaukee, Wis.
(4) Basketball Travelers Classic, Seattle, Wash.
Game times local to site. Associated Press rankings.
Interviews with Pac-10 men's basketball coaches from Pac-10 Basketball Media Day will be made available via satellite Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 21. The satellite feed information is as follows:
IA 5, Transponder 23 C, Audio 6.2/6.8
Tues., Nov. 14:
Men's Feed, 9-10 a.m. PT
Women's Feed, 10-11 a.m. PT
Tues., Nov. 21:
Women's Feed, 9-10 a.m. PT
Men's Feed, 10-11 a.m. PT
Uplink Frequency 6385MHz
Downlink Frequency 4160MHz (V)
Dennis Kirkpatrick - (310) 543-1835
Michelle Zumalt - (925) 932-4411
The UCLA Bruins are picked to finish first in the 2006-07 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball.
The poll shows that defending Pac-10 champion Arizona gathered 21 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season. ARIZONA picked up 13 first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. WASHINGTON is slotted for third place, followed by OREGON which picked up the remaining first-place vote. CALIFORNIA is picked for fifth, followed by USC and STANFORD. OREGON STATE edges out ARIZONA STATE for eighth, while WASHINGTON STATE rounds out the preseason poll.
THE 2006-07 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL:
1. UCLA (21), 335
2. Arizona (13), 280
3. Washington, 236
4. Oregon (1), 193
5. California, 177
6. USC, 160
7. Sanford, 127
8. Oregon State, 75
9. Arizona State, 69
10. Washington State, 54
( ) - First place votes
Season Openers ...