The Pac-12 has had an impressive postseason, and after UCLA, Utah, and Arizona were eliminated this past weekend, Stanford is the last team playing.
The Pac-12 began the postseason with 10 consecutive wins and still has four teams alive in tournament play. For the second straight year, the Sweet 16 includes three Pac-12 teams.
Bids have been handed out and the brackets are set. Where are the Pac-12 teams heading? Who will they be playing? How far can they go?
The Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament begins Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
For one Norman Powell, the expectation levels were set high when this senior guard first took the floor at Pauley Pavilion, but one gets the feeling that this San Diego native relished that opportunity.
In his final season with the Cardinal, Randle is the utensil which stirs the pot for Stanford, which headed into play this week with an overall mark of 18-10 (lost to Oregon on March 1 73-70) and 9-7 in league play.
The hype that existed for the first match-up between Arizona and Utah, on Jan. 17, has only grown for Saturday’s showdown.
With all the talent on the floor for last Saturday’s Arizona-Utah game, it was a freshman reserve who made the difference.
College basketball fans are likely familiar with the Bob Cousy Award, which has been given to the country’s top collegiate point guard for the past 11 years.
The Pac-12 has no shortage of superstars: Delon Wright, Stanley Johnson, and Joseph Young, to name three. But for every player who leads his team in scoring and garners the bulk of the headlines, there’s another who is quietly contributing.
It has been three weeks since the last bracket update, and things have changed quite a bit in the Pac-12. At the time, Washington was in contention for a bid; UCLA was not.
The Bruins tightened up their defense in the second half on Saturday afternoon to move to 8-5 in conference, tied with Oregon in the standings behind Arizona and Utah.