Detroit Free Press
Preview Roundups
January 16, 2020
Cincinnati at Memphis 7:00 PM ET
Cincinnati's defense is starting to round into form just in time for an important American Athletic Conference matchup. The Bearcats visit No. 22 Memphis on Thursday seeking a third straight dominant defensive effort.
Utah at Arizona 8:30 PM ET

Utah and Arizona opened Pac-12 Conference play with impressive double-digit wins. But both have since suffered consecutive defeats, and now they pit those skids head-to-head Thursday night when the Wildcats host the Runnin’ Utes.

Colorado at Arizona State 9:00 PM ET

Colorado and Arizona State have already met once this season – the Buffaloes’ 81-71 win Nov. 8 in Shanghai in the Pac-12 China Game. That game didn’t count in the Pac-12 standings, but Thursday night’s matchup will as the Sun Devils host the 21st-ranked Buffs.

Oregon at Washington St. 9:00 PM ET
Oregon is beginning its third week of conference play but still has plenty of question marks heading into Thursday’s visit to Washington State. Coach Dana Altman continues to tinker with the starting lineup for the eighth-ranked Ducks, who have won three in a row since losing their Pac-12 opener to Colorado.
California at Southern California 10:30 PM ET
California and USC head into Thursday night's contest tied in third place in the Pac-12 and coming off marquee wins Saturday. The Bears, who enter following a surprising weekend sweep of the Washington schools, will be trying for their first win over USC since Jan. 8, 2017 when they upset the then 25th-ranked Trojans, 74-73, at the Galen Center.
Oregon St. at Washington 11:00 PM ET
It’s not too early to be concerned about Washington, which has lost four of its last five games and sits tied for last place in the Pac-12 with a 1-3 record. The Huskies have struggled without starting point guard Quade Green but hope to regroup in time for Thursday’s matchup against visiting Oregon State.
Santa Clara at Gonzaga 11:00 PM ET
Top-ranked Gonzaga attempts to defeat Santa Clara for the 20th straight time when it hosts the Broncos in Thursday's West Coast Conference contest in Spokane, Wash. The Bulldogs have won their past 10 games, and their home winning streak of 32 straight is the longest active streak in the nation.