Basketball: Pre-game reading

Here’s my story from this morning’s editions on the importance of the Bears’ game tonight vs. USC, given the treacherous road that lies ahead on Cal’s schedule.

Also, here is Chris Foster’s story in the L.A. Times with the USC perspective on things.

It’s a big night in the Pac-10, and the biggest game takes place in Seattle, where first-place Washington faces second-place Arizona State. Here are previews on that game from the Seattle Times and the Arizona Republic.

Jeff Faraudo