Trees are even scarier on the road.
Photo by Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

The Arizona Wildcats basketball team is back in 1st place and back in the polls. Now the Cats have to go back on the road. Can they continue draining threes in somebody else’s gym?

Here is this week’s Pac-10 TV schedule:

Thu. Feb. 3
(all times Arizona/Mountain)

Road Team Home Team Time TV
ARIZONA Stanford 7 p.m. FSAZ
Washington OSU 7 p.m. FSNW
WSU Oregon 7 p.m.
ASU Cal 9 p.m. FSN

FSAZ = Fox Sports Arizona
FSNW = Fox Sports Northwest
FSN = Fox Sports Net

Sat. Feb. 5

Road Team Home Team Time TV
St. John’s UCLA 11 a.m. CBS
Washington Oregon 2 p.m. FSN
ASU Stanford 4 p.m. FSN
ARIZONA Cal 6 p.m. FSAZ
WSU OSU 6 p.m. FSNW

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One look backward and nine looks forward:

Wed. Feb. 2

UCLA 64, USC 50
The Bruins (15-7 / 7-3) solidified their hold on 3rd place with a win over USC (12-11 / 4-6). I wonder which gender Nikola Vucevic played like.

Thu. Feb. 3

ARIZONA (18-4 / 7-2) at Stanford (11-9 / 4-5)
The last time the Cats were ranked they lost their next game. Can they enjoy this visit to the Top 25 longer than four days?

Washington (15-5 / 7-2) at OSU (8-12 / 3-6)
Hey, let’s put both games featuring the ranked teams on at the same time! Why would anyone want to see two good teams play on the same day??

WSU (15-6 / 5-4) at Oregon (10-11 / 3-6)
Lost to Arizona, beat Washington. The Cougars are the UA’s new best friend.

ASU (9-12 / 1-8) at Cal (12-9 / 5-4)
This makes two Thursdays in a row in the almost-midnight-madness slot for the Cal Werewolves.

Sat. Feb. 5

St. John’s at UCLA
Lavin Bowl I!

Washington at Oregon
It’s the end of the Huskies’ three-game road trip. After this they have five of the final seven league games at home. Boo.

ASU at Stanford
The Sun Devils lost their two games last week by a combined three points. Are they motivated and ready to fight, or frustrated and ready to quit?

ARIZONA at Cal
This was a two-point game in Tucson. Cal should be riding a four-game winning streak into the rematch.

WSU at OSU
The Beavers are 3-1 in Pac-10 home games. The Cougars are 1-3 on the road. Klay Thompson, consider yourself warned.

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Winning on the road in conference play is never, ever, ever easy. Don’t let the Top 25 ranking fool you; a split is a win for the Wildcats this week. It sure would be nice to take advantage of a Stanford team that has lost four of five.

Nice and not easy.

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Scott Terrell is at home but you can follow from the road on Twitter and Facebook.