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.
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.
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.
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.
The top player in the Pac-12’s class according to 247sports.com’s composite rankings was Arizona’s Stanley Johnson. The nation’s No. 3 overall recruit has definitely lived up to the hype.
Coaches and commentators have been saying it’s hard to win on the road in conference forever, and it’s true. The Pac-12 is no exception.
Six Pac-12 teams were in action last night and six more take the court tonight, highlighted by Utah at UCLA. Yesterday, Arizona reminded us that it is among the nation’s elite, while Washington and Oregon State were exposed.
Which Pac-12 teams are in a good position to earn a bid? Which have a lot more work to do? With only two teams ranked in the top 25, there might not be much conference representation at the Big Dance.
The 12-man class, which includes 11 players and one coach, will officially be inducted before the conference tournament championship game in Las Vegas in March.
In the premiere match-up of the Pac-12 season—and one that will possibly remain so until they meet again on Feb. 28—Arizona dominated the second half to hand Utah its first league loss on Saturday.
Arizona beat Colorado last night in its final game before Saturday’s home showdown with Utah.
It’s no secret that Pac-12 basketball has been on the decline the past several years. Since UCLA reached its third straight Final Four in 2008, the conference has not had a Final Four team.