by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Damian Lillard, whose layup won the last meeting between Portland and Phoenix, leads the Blazers against the Suns on Wednesday.Wednesday, Nov. 27


Portland visits the land of the Phoenix Suns, 6 p.m. (CSNNW).

The Blazers are 1-1 against the Suns — and 12-1 against everyone else.

Phoenix beat Portland 104-91 in the Oct. 30 season opener.

"They kind of shocked us; they played at a fast pace. They got us out of position with their pace," Blazers guard Damian Lillard said after that game.

The Blazers got back at the Suns 90-89 at Moda Center on Nov. 13. Lillard and Aldridge were a combined 9 of 32 from the field, but Portland won when Lillard found a huge hole for a driving layup with 6.5 seconds remaining.

Phoenix is coming off a Monday road loss to Miami 107-92. Former Blazer forward Channing Frye had a team-high 16 points for the Suns. Phoenix was without guard Eric Bledsoe (sore shin), but he is expected to return against Portland. Bledsoe scored 22 and 23 in the first two games of the season series.

At home, the Suns are 5-2.

On the road, the Blazers are 7-1.

College men's basketball

The Portland Pilots are at home against San Jose State, 7 p.m.

UP is 3-3 and coming off a two-overtime, 77-72 home loss Saturday to North Texas.

The Pilots are hitting 31.6 percent of their 3-pointers and giving up 40.2 percent long range to their foes.

Portland has outscored opponents 113-88 at the free-throw line, though.

San Jose (2-4) is on a two-game winning streak. The Spartans, who lost their opener 89-77 at Santa Clara, beat host Pepperdine 83-77 and visiting Cal State Fullerton 81-59 last week.

College volleyball

Oregon is at Washington State, 7 p.m.

Oregon State is at No. 5 Washington, 6 p.m.

The Pac-12 standings heading into the final week of the regular season:

Washington 16-2 (No. 5 in the nation)

Stanford 15-3 (No. 3)

USC 14-4 (No. 8)

California 10-8 (No. 23)

Oregon 10-8

Arizona 9-9

Colorado 8-10

Utah 8-10

Arizona State 7-11

UCLA 6-12

Washington State 5-13

Oregon State 0-18

Portland Meadows

A live horse racing card goes off at noon at the North Portland track.

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