Basketball: Thursday in the Pac-10

The Oregon schools visit the Bay Area and the Arizonas are in L.A. on Thursday and Saturday, with the Washington schools locking horns Sunday night in Pullman, Wash.

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Thursday’s schedule (excluding Cal):

— Oregon at Stanford, 7 p.m.:¬† Stanford is first in defense, last in offense in the Pac-10. But the Ducks have lost 24 straight¬†at Maples Pavilion and the Cardinal is 8-1 on its home floor this season.

— USC at Arizona State, 5:30 p.m.: The Sun Devils have lost their only two Pac-10 home games. This one won’t be easy, either.

— UCLA at Arizona, 6 p.m.: The duel for second place will be a challenge for the Bruins at McKale Center, where Az is 11-0 this season.

Jeff Faraudo