A few travel day notes and links...
By taking online courses while playing professionally in his home country, Ukrainian big man Kyryl Natyazhko was able to complete his Arizona degree last month.
UA announced today that Natyazhko earned a general studies degree. He had left Arizona as a junior last spring.
Sean Miller asked Pac-12 teleconference call moderator Dave Hirsch what it would take for the Wildcats to get a player named Pac-12 Player of the Week (A panel of Pac-12 staffers make the decision each Monday).
“Don’t you think it’s somewhat remarkable that we can be 14-0, No. 3 in the nation and not one of our players has won it?” Miller asked.
About 8,000 tickets have been sold for Thursday's game, while Oregon students have taken all of their allotment. The student section has 1,860 spaces.
Football player Arik Armstead has begun practicing with Oregon's basketball team.
Pac-12 officials coordinator Ed Rush still has not been available to explain the Sabatino Chen ruling.
Couple of Pac-12 games tonight: WSU at Stanford, 8 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks) and Washington at Cal, 9 p.m. (ESPN2).
The Huskies will try to slow down Allen Crabbe while the Cougars will try to adapt to the new world of Pac-12 scheduling by chartering home after the game and returning Friday afternoon to prepare for a game with Stanford.
Stanford, meanwhile, has been shooting poorly.