Pac-12 men's hoops season tips off Friday
By the Pac-12 Conference
AROUND THE PAC-12
• The 98th season of Pac-12 men's basketball season gets underway Friday with five games televised on the Pac-12 Networks and one on Fox Sports Net.
• UCLA will open the doors to a renovated Pauley Pavilion Friday, Nov. 9 as it opens the season against Indiana State. Legendary coach John Wooden served as head coach at Indiana State prio to beganing his tenure at UCLA.
• ARIZONA and UCLA are ranked in both the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches preseason polls. The Wildcats are No. 12 in the AP and No. 11 in the Coaches poll, while UCLA is No. 13 in both.
• Returning All-Pac-12 Performers... Four first team All-Pac-12 performers, and one second team selection return in 2012-13. The first-team honorees are CALIFORNIA guard Allen Crabbe, ARIZONA forward Solomon Hill, WASHINGTON STATE forward Brock Motum and COLORADO forward André Roberson. OREGON forward E.J. Singler was a second team pick.
• Just around the corner... The National Letter of Intent early signing period is Nov. 14-21.
|Fri., Nov. 9||Time||Network|
|Wofford at COLORADO||5 p.m. MT||P12N|
|Niagara at OREGON STATE (1)||6 p.m. PT||P12N|
|Willamete at UTAH||7 p.m. MT||P12N|
|Coppin State at USC||8 p.m. PT||P12N|
|Indiana State at No. 13 UCLA||8 p.m. PT||FSN|
|STANFORD vs. San Francisco (2)||8 p.m. PT||P12N|
|Sat., Nov. 10|
|Northern Arizona at OREGON (3)||4:30 p.m. PT||P12N|
|Eastern Washington at WASHINGTON STATE (4)||4:30 p.m. PT||P12N|
|Central Arkansas at ARIZONA STATE||5:30 p.m. MT||P12N|
|Sun., Nov. 11|
|Charleston Southern at No. 12 ARIZONA||4 p.m. MT||P12N|
|Loyola-Maryland at WASHINGTON (5)||5 p.m. PT||P12N|
|New Mexico State at OREGON STATE (1)||6:30 p.m. PT||ESPNU|
|Cal State Bakersfield at CALIFORNIA||7 p.m. PT||P12N|
Neutral Sites & Tournaments
(1) 2K Sports Classic Regional Round
(2) Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
(3) Global Sports Classic Host Round
(4) CBE Hall of Fame Classic Host Round
(5) Tip-Off Hall of Fame Classic Host Round
Rankings listed are AP poll; Game times local to site