Pac-12 eyes regular season games in China

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Pac-12 eyes regular season games in China

DOUG FEINBERG,AP Basketball Writer

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott’s expansion dreams aren’t finished.

While the conference isn’t about to add another team, Scott is looking across the Pacific Ocean to China to help expand the conference’s brand.

This is the second year of Scott’s long term goal of increasing the Pac-12’s presence in Asia. This summer, four groups from the conference will have trips to China. A conference All-Star volleyball team was the first to make the journey, spending 13 days there.

Scott said in a telephone interview Tuesday that he expected the Pac-12 to play regular season games in China in the next few years, and that he hoped the league’s cable network would someday be available there.

Scott said that it would be 2014-’15 at the earliest for that to happen.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.