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Basketball: Pac-10 media day links

Chris Dufresne of the L.A. Times writes what many people have been thinking — the Pac-10 is going to be down this season.

UCLA is going to great lengths to get healthy.

USC, picked ninth in the Pac-10, may go only as far as Dwight Lewis can take them.

Arizona senior guard Nic Wise has a sprained ankle, but should be healthy soon.

Oregon point guard Garrett Sim — you remember him, the one-time Cal commitment — talks about his rough freshman season.

Eugene Register-Guard columnist Ron Bellamy writes about a pair of 5-foot-6 Oregon sharpshooters — TaJuan Porter of the men’s team and Taylor Lillie of the women’s squad.

Jeff Faraudo