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Basketball: Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood update

Results of the first seven games this year in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series suggest winning at Missouri today will be tough for Cal.

The home team is 6-1 in the series so far, the only exception being Baylor’s 58-52 win at Washington State on Saturday night.

Overall, the Big 12 has forged a 5-2 lead, with victories by Oklahoma (over USC), Texas (over UCLA), Iowa State (over Oregon State) and Texas A&M (over Arizona). Stanford (over Colorado) and Washington (over Oklahoma State) have posted wins for the Pac-10.

Today’s schedule also includes Nebraska at Arizona State and Kansas State at Oregon.

Because, obviously, the Big 12 has two more teams than the Pac-10, there will be two more matchups to complete this year’s schedule: Kansas at Arizona on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and Texas Tech at Stanford on Sunday, Dec. 28.

The Pac-10 won the Hardwood Series 7-5 last year.

Jeff Faraudo