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Arizona guard Nick Johnson shoots during practice at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. Arizona is scheduled to play San Diego State on Thursday in a regional semifinal. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Pac-12: Big night for conference in NCAA Tournament

Thursday is a big night for the Pac-12, with three conference schools involved in the four games being staged in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Stanford and UCLA both play in Memphis, Tenn., where they could meet in an Elite Eight matchup Saturday. Arizona is in Anaheim, Calif.

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A quick look at the three games:

Stanford vs. Dayton, 5:15 p.m. MDT

The No. 10-seeded Cardinal advanced to the Sweet 16 with upsets of No. 7 New Mexico and No. 2 Kansas, and now they're favored against the No. 11 Flyers. A team that was in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament as of early March has enjoyed a remarkable postseason, and Stanford is in great position to keep playing, thanks to other upsets in the South Region.

UCLA vs. Florida, 7:45 p.m. MDT

If this matchup sounds familiar, it should. The Bruins lost to Florida in consecutive Final Fours in 2006 and '07, and have played their way into another big-time opportunity in coach Steve Alford's first season. No. 4-seeded UCLA has played outstanding basketball from the Pac-12 tournament through the opening weekend of the NCAA Tournament, but it gets tougher tonight against the No. 1 Gators. The matchup of Florida's Scott Wilbekin and UCLA's Kyle Anderson should be a classic battle.

Arizona vs. San Diego State, 8:15 p.m. MDT

Arizona is the No. 1 seed in the West Region and meets the No. 4 Aztecs in Anaheim, Calif., where both teams should have a strong following. The Wildcats overwhelmed Gonzaga in the round of 32, but SDSU will present a tougher challenge athletically, with point guard Xavier Thames leading the way.

This ,matchup obviously is also a major upgrade for the Aztecs, who beat Nos. 13 and 12 seeds to reach this point.

In the West's other game tonight, No. 2 Wisconsin meets No. 6 Baylor.

PAC-12 Links
Links from around the Pac-12
Arizona (Tucson Citizen)
» Hansen: Friday night football
» UA sports Throwback Thursday: Arizona football home openers
» Transcript: Q&A on UA football with Daniel Berk
» Wildcats open volleyball season hoping to make noise

Arizona St. (Arizona Republic)
» Replay: ASU football chat with Doug Haller
» Where to watch Pac-12 Network in the Valley
» Journey starts for best friends Kelly, Douglas
» ASU football: 3 things to watch, 5 questions

California (East Bay Tribune)
» Cal's Cameron Walker matures at cornerback
» Wilner: New NCAA football playoff a recipe for controversy
» Cal football: Quarterback Jared Goff in control
» College football preview: Pac-12 Conference

Colorado (Denver Post)
» Kiszla: CU road to glory begins with winning at home
» CU Buffs' Chidobe Awuzie has versatility to help out in many places
» Saunders: Viewership will be limited for CU vs. CSU football game
» Dish joins networks set to broadcast Rocky Mountain Showdown on TV

Oregon (The Oregonian)
» Oregon Ducks open up Autzen Stadium doors for Fan Fest: Photo gallery
» College football top 25 updates: Full schedule, TV listings
» Before Oregon Ducks hope to control South Dakota, they'll tackle their nerves
» Pac-12 football updates: Full schedule, TV listings

Oregon State (Corvallis Gazette-Times)
» BeaversSalute program gives tickets to military personnel and veterans
» Beavers promote McCoy to assistant athletic director for equipment operations
» Oregon State hires longtime trainer hired Fred Tedeschi
» Beavers hire Mark Massari as deputy athletics director

Stanford (San Jose Mercury-News)
» Stanford's Jordan Morris gets U.S. soccer call up from Klinsmann
» Stanford prepares for UC Davis as memory of stunning 2005 loss lingers
» Stanford's Ty Montgomery expected to start opener
» Wilner: New NCAA football playoff a recipe for controversy

UCLA (Los Angeles Daily News)
» UCLA Football Notebook: Running back Malcolm Jones loses appeal for extra season
» COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Improving UCLA has questions to answer during preseason football camp
» COLLEGE FOOTBALL: UCLA's prized recruit Eddie Vanderdoes cleared to play by NCAA after leaving Notre Dame
» Pac-12 Media Day: Eyes on Anthony Barr for UCLA's 2013 hopes

USC (Los Angeles Daily News)
» USC Football Notebook: Marqise Lee's injury not too serious
» USC Football Notebook: QBs Max Wittek, Cody Kessler present dilemma for Trojans coach Lane Kiffin
» USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel thinks Trojans might not miss QB Matt Barkley
» USC FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Dion Bailey says it's 'now or never'

Washington (Seattle Times)
» Huskies make recruiting Hawaii a priority
» Huskies morning links: Kasen Williams says he's 'ready to go' against Hawaii
» Live chat at noon today to preview UW-Hawaii
» Questions and curiosity as Huskies begin season under Chris Petersen

Washington State (Spokane Spokesman-Review)
» Idaho's Florida connection jazzed to go home again
» WSU pregame chat
» Ewu sports chat Aug. 28 (noon)
» You'll need some time to get through today's links



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