This Week In Pac-10 Men's Basketball
The Pac-10 squares off with the Big 12 in the fourth year of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series. After the first two years, the Pac-10 held a slight edge over the Big 12, 13-11. However, the Big 12 got the upper hand of the Series last year, winning 9 of the 12 games. . . . The Conference of Champions will have its hands full on Thursday when the Series opens up with ARIZONA STATE at No. 11 Baylor, No. 9 Missouri at OREGON, and UCLA at No. 4 Kansas. WASHINGTON STATE, the league's lone unbeaten, will host No. 5 Kansas State on Friday. . . . WASHINGTON, the 2010 Pac-10 Tournament Champion, is the lone Pac-10 team ranked in the polls, coming in at No 23 in the AP, No. 22 in ESPN/USA Today.