Andrew Kahn

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Tony Parker #23 of the UCLA Bruins stands on the court in the game with the USC Trojans at Pauley Pavilion on March 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. UCLA won 85-74. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: UCLA And Oregon Clinch Tournament Byes

It was the final regular season game for the four Pac-12 teams that played last night. The rest have two remaining and take the court tonight and Saturday.


WICHITA, KS - FEBRUARY 28: Guard Fred Van Vleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers celebrates with teammates after a scoring run against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the first half on February 28, 2015 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Five Things: Wichita, Arizona Win Big Games

Saturday’s slate was incredible, and some of the biggest and best games are recapped below. In many conferences, regular season concluded this past weekend, meaning the league tournaments are set to begin (some as early as tomorrow).


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.


LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Tony Parker #23 of the UCLA Bruins grabs a rebound against Jakob Peoltl #42 of 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: Parker, UCLA Roll

The Pac-12 teams with NCAA Tournament aspirations won last night, and others are in action tonight.


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 15: Head coach Larry Krystkowiak of the Utah Utes points to a video replay during the first half of their game against the California Golden Bears at the Jon M. Huntsman Center on February 15, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: Stanford Beats Cal, Oregon Upsets Utah

On Saturday, Stanford got a much-needed home win against Cal and Oregon State bounced back vs. Colorado.


LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 12: Wesley Gordon #1 of the Colorado Buffaloes looks to pass against the USC Trojans during a first-round game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 12, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado won 59-56. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Rising Star: Colorado Forward Wesley Gordon

If Colorado head coach Tad Boyle could hang out for a night with only one of his players, he’d call Wesley Gordon. Boyle says the redshirt sophomore has a great sense of humor and keeps things light.


Head coach Steve Alford of the UCLA Bruins talks with Bryce Alford #20. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Quick Hits: Old Friends Face Off In Pac-12

There were two games in the Pac-12 last night and two more on top tonight before a busy weekend. Here’s what you may have missed and what to watch for going forward.


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.