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So there you are.

You get home late Thursday night after a long evening of something you didn’t want to do in the first place. The only thing that kept you going was knowing you have a basketball game waiting for you.

You queue up your recording of Pac-10 hoops from Fox Sports, sit back, put up your feet and watch…an Arizona State game?!

Don’t let this nightmare happen to you.

Here is the TWIT-Pac TV schedule in all its confusing glory:

Thu. Feb. 24
(all times Arizona/Mountain)

Road Team Home Team Time TV
Cal Oregon 7 p.m. CSN NW/CSN CA
Stanford OSU 7 p.m. FSNW
ARIZONA USC 8:30 p.m. KWBA/FSAZ Plus/FCS Pacific/

CSN NW = Comcast SportsNet Northwest
CSN CA = Comcast SportsNet California
FSNW = Fox Sports Northwest
FSAZ Plus = Fox Sports Arizona Plus
FCS Pacific = Fox College Sports Pacific = not a trick question
FSN = Fox Sports Net

So you have a bunch of options for watching the Cats and Trojans on Thursday night, it’s just that none of them are regular ol’ Fox Sports Arizona. As my friend Joe used to say, “Knowing is half the battle.”

Sat. Feb. 26

Road Team Home Team Time TV
Cal OSU 4 p.m. FSNW/CSN CA
Stanford Oregon 4 p.m. CSN NW
ASU USC 5:30 p.m. FSAZ

FSAZ = Fox Sports Arizona

Sun. Feb. 27

Road Team Home Team Time TV
WSU Washington 8 p.m. FSN

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Thu. Feb. 24

Cal (14-13 / 7-8) at Oregon (14-12 / 7-7)
The CBI tournament scouts are going to be all over this one.

Stanford (13-13 / 6-9) at OSU (9-16 / 4-10)
The two teams with the longest active losing streaks (Oregon State at 4 games, Stanford 3) meet so that one of them can feel good one last time.

ARIZONA (23-4 / 12-2) at USC (15-12 / 7-7)
Kevin O’Neill is being his usual quotable self but don’t let that distract you from the fact that the Trojans are playing well, having won three of their last four games.

ASU (10-16 / 2-12) at UCLA (19-8 / 10-4)
The red-hot Devils have won one in a row.

Sat. Feb. 26

The Bruins’ six-game winning streak ended against Cal but UCLA remains the only team to beat both the Jimmers and the Lavins.

Cal at OSU
The Bears have played in a Pac-10-leading three overtime games (and five extra periods). The players may want to ask for some extra scholarship money.

Stanford at Oregon
In Pac-10 play the Ducks have scored in the 60s seven times and the 80s two times, but they’ve only scored in the 70s once. (That’s digging deep for a semi-relevant factoid.)

USC’s Nikola Vucevic is 3rd in the Pac-10 in scoring, 1st in rebounding, 4th in blocked shots, and he leads the league in inappropriate gender-based similes.

Sun. Feb. 27

WSU (17-10 / 7-8) at Washington (18-8 / 10-5)
Now that the Huskies’ Pac-10 championship hopes have been blocked they need to regroup and make sure they get into the NCAA tournament. A lean year for the league doesn’t need to get leaner.

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Thursday is a game for Arizona to lean on its depth. USC has four guys averaging over 30 minutes a game; the Wildcats have none.

Ratchet up the on-ball pressure. Force the Trojans to sprint back on D every time down the floor. Hit them with wave after wave off the bench.

This is blood-in-the-water time.

If you’re Derrick Williams you have to realize this might be your one chance to do this Pac-10 championship thing. Even if you really want to stay in school, from a business/family security standpoint you might have to go pro anyway.

No, Williams shouldn’t be thinking about the draft now. Yes, he should be playing this week like he’s a senior.

(Not that he’s stinking it up or anything. But if there’s another level past the Washington game, now’s the time to get there.)

((Derrick Williams at a level above the Washington game? I’m getting light-headed…))

Check your local listings.

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Scott Terrell hopes the last two games of February lead to a memorable March. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook.