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Look out for Colorado in Pac-12 men's basketball
Look out for Colorado in Pac-12 men's basketball

Time to round up the usual Pac-12 Conference suspects as well as those who may be suspect. Arizona enters conference play ranked No. 1 in the nation, taking its familiar role as Pac-12 behemoth. UCLA has old-school tradition and was the 2013 regular-season champion but has played a junior varsity nonconference schedule. Oregon won the Pac-12 tournament last season and is ranked 10th, getting as much out of Phil Knight's Nike money as the Ducks' football team. Then there is Colorado. Once again the Buffaloes appear to be a player in the conference basketball race. Pac-12 play begins Thursday, though UCLA and USC will wait until Sunday to open against each other at Pauley...

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