A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.
UCLA jumped on listless Stanford early and kept pouring it on for an 84-59 rout over the Cardinal on Friday night to set up a showdown against the fourth-ranked and top-seeded Wildcats in the Pac-12 championship game.
Stanford shut down Arizona State’s best players and pulled away with a dominating second-half offensive performance, picking up a marquee win by blowing out third-seeded Arizona State 79-58 Thursday night in the Pac-12 tournament.
Askia Booker scored 17 points, Xavier Talton added 13 and Colorado held off California 59-56 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday.
Stanford shot its way into the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals, adding another notch to its NCAA tournament resume.
Andujar is a 6’6”, 205-pound point forward. He can handle the ball like a guard and draw bigger defenders out of the lane.
San Francisco (21-11) fought back several times, including a late run in overtime. Matt Glover hit a 3-pointer with 28 seconds left and the Dons had a shot to tie after Winder made 1 of 2 free throws, but Avry Holmes missed a fadeaway jumper just before the buzzer.
David Stockton had 21 points, Sam Dower Jr. added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Gonzaga advanced to the WCC final for the 17th straight year with a 70-54 win over Saint Mary’s Monday night.
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.