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Can Chasson Randle And The Cardinal Make Some Noise?

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.


TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 19: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats talks to his team during a break from the college basketball game against the USC Trojans at McKale Center on February 19, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona, Utah Battle For Control Of Pac-12

The hype that existed for the first match-up between Arizona and Utah, on Jan. 17, has only grown for Saturday’s showdown.


TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 09: Dusan Ristic #14 of the Arizona Wildcats during the college basketball game against the Utah Valley Wolverines at McKale Center on December 9, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 87-56. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Arizona Forward Dusan Ristic

With all the talent on the floor for last Saturday’s Arizona-Utah game, it was a freshman reserve who made the difference.


MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 27: Stefan Nastic #4 of the Stanford Cardinal leaves the court during a regional semifinal of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Dayton Flyers at the FedExForum on March 27, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Players Nominated For Inaugural Awards

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.


SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 12: Marcus Allen #15 of the Stanford Cardinal grabs the ball from Brandon Taylor #11 of the Utah Utes during first half play at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 12, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Underappreciated: Pac-12 Glue Guys

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.


SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 15: Brenden Glapion #32 of the California Golden Bears practices his shooting before their game against the Utah Utes at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 15, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Pac-12 Bracketology: Five Bids For Conference?

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.


SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 15: David Kravish #45 of the California Golden Bears is guarded by (L-R) Jordan Loveridge #21, Jakob Poeltl #42 and Brekkott Chapman #0 of the Utah Utes during the second half at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 15, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Utah Utes won 76-61. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: UCLA Earns Key Win, Arizona Dominates

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.


LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13: Jermaine Marshall #34 of the Arizona State Sun Devils drives against Marcus Allen #15 of the Stanford Cardinal during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stanford won 79-58. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Stanford Guard Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen says he learned some “tricks” training with renowned hoops instructor John Lucas in Houston this past summer, but there’s nothing gimmicky about his transformation this season.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Head coach Steve Alford of the UCLA Bruins instructs his team during a time out in the game against the Utah Utes at Pauley Pavilion on January 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. UCLA won 69-59. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: UCLA And Oregon Earn Crucial Victories

Last night’s two Pac-12 results were both expected and necessary for the teams that won. One was never really in doubt while another went down to the wire.


NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Head coach Cuonzo Martin of the California Golden Bears looks on from the bench against the Texas Longhorns at Madison Square Garden on November 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cal Bears On Thrilling Win Streak

Call them the Buzzer-Beating Bears or Cardiac Cal. Since starting 1-6 in Pac-12 play, California is on a four-game win streak.


NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: Dillon Brooks #24 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates a three point basket in the first half during a game against the Virginia Commonwealth Rams at the Barclays Center on November 25, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Oregon Forward Dillon Brooks

Having grown up in Mississauga, Ontario, and wanting more competition and exposure, Dillon Brooks planned to spend his final two high school years playing for basketball powerhouse Findlay Prep in Nevada.


LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Kevon Looney #5 of the UCLA Bruins shoots a foul shot against the UC Riverside Highlanders at Pauley Pavilion on December 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. UCLA won 77-66. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Signing Day: Pac-12 Basketball Rewind

The top player in the Pac-12’s class according to’s composite rankings was Arizona’s Stanley Johnson. The nation’s No. 3 overall recruit has definitely lived up to the hype.