UCLA is looking for a supersized week.
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Do you find yourself putting more arc on your shots into the waste basket? Are you filling up your clothes hamper from long range?

It must be March.

The final weekend of the Pac-10 regular season is here. Who will give their NCAA tournament resume a boost? What will be the seeding at Staples Center? Who will win the conference championship? Will there be bi-winners?

TWIT-Pac loves this time of year!

The schedule and TV info:

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

Road Team Home Team Time TV
Oregon ASU 6:30 p.m.
UCLA Washington 7 p.m. ESPN2
USC WSU 8 p.m.

FSN = Fox Sports Net

Sat. Mar. 5

Road Team Home Team Time TV
Oregon ARIZONA 12 p.m. CBS
OSU ASU 2 p.m. FoxSportsArizona.com
UCLA WSU 3:30 p.m. FSN
Stanford Cal 5 p.m.
USC Washington 8:30 p.m. FSN

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Thu. Mar. 3

Oregon (14-14 / 7-9) at ASU (10-18 / 2-14)
Shouldn’t the Sun Devils be prohibited from using “March Madness” in their ticket promotions? Isn’t that false advertising?

OSU (10-17 / 5-11) at ARIZONA (23-6 / 12-4)

67-64, 63-55, 76-75. The last three Wildcat/Beaver games don’t make sense, but there they are.

UCLA (21-8 / 12-4) at Washington (19-9 / 10-6)
If you’re at McKale Thursday night don’t even look at your phone. All your fan energy needs to go into Arizona beating OSU.

USC (17-12 / 9-7) at WSU (18-10 / 8-8)
The Trojans have won four straight. The Cougars became the first team to win at Washington. That puts both squads on the bubble for getting on the bubble.

Sat. Mar. 5

Oregon at ARIZONA
Who doesn’t love the CBS college basketball theme song?

The long anticipated Battle for the Basement will not occur as ASU clinched last place last week. It’s the second 10th place finish in Herb Sendek’s half-decade at Arizona State. That’s one more than Rob Evans had and it’s equal to the total number of dead-last finishes in ASU’s first 28 years in the Pac-10.

Will the Bruins’ title dreams be crushed before tipoff, or will this be the final Pac-10 championship game?

Stanford at Cal
Because it’s on the schedule.

USC at Washington
The Huskies’ first loss to WSU sent them into a tailspin that resulted in getting swept on the Oregon Trail. Will the second Wazzu loss start a stretch that sweeps them out of the Big Dance?

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Oregon is the better team on Arizona’s schedule this week. The Ducks have more wins and a better conference record while Oregon State has yet to win a Pac-10 road game. But Thursday’s UA/OSU matchup is the key to the championship.

The Wildcats need to get this first one out of the way to send the message (most importantly to themselves) that the L.A. trip is over, the team that started 12-2 in Pac-10 play is still here, and the 15-0 home record is legit.

The Cats need to get the Beaver off their backs.

It would be best to get a couple 3-pointers to fall early. Let the team relax and say, “We’re at home; it’s OK to be good again.” So Solomon Hill (43%) and Parrom/Mayes/Horne (all 42%) need to be ready when the defense collapses on Derrick Williams and the open shot is there.

They don’t let you play NCAA tournament games at home so winning a conference title in your own gym is as good as it gets.

Take full advantage, Wildcat Universe!

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Scott Terrell was born for March. March on over to Twitter and Facebook!