The Pac-12 world turns its attention to the state of Arizona. Here is the Thursday Pac-12 basketball schedule.
Cal at Arizona, 6 PM Pacific, ESPN: Cal will try to notch a signature road win in Tucson and put an end to all the doubters wondering whether the game of the Golden Bears travels away from Berkeley. Cal finished a perfect season at home but has only three road wins to their credit outside of the state. Arizona meanwhile must rally from a rare road trip sweep to get a crucial home win and ensure they don't get overtaken for a Pac-12 Tournament bye. Both Cal and Arizona are in the 3 and 4 spots right now, and want to make sure Colorado doesn't overtake them.
Stanford at Arizona State, 8 PM Pacific, Fox Sports 1: Stanford has some faint NCAA tournament hopes, but they pretty much have to be perfect the rest of the way. Arizona State is receding right now, so Stanford could be able to steal one here. But the Cardinal have won two Pac-12 road games, and only one for most of the last two months.