It’s a down year for the Pac-12 in men’s basketball, as the conference is the “worst” of the Big Five this year, and when you throw in the basketball-only Big East Conference, the Pac-12 looks even worse in league comparisons. That hurts a borderline NCAA Tournament team like Stanford and absolutely pains a long-shot squad like Cal.
The Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball team lost to the Oregon Ducks at home Sunday night by a score of 73-70, and that leaves the team with an 18-10 record this year—including just 9-7 in Pac-12 play with a road trip to Arizona looming at the end of the week. The Cardinal will need at least one win in their final two conference games to secure a winning league record, a key mark for the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee.
The Cal Bears men’s basketball team will need a big finish to the 2014-15 season if they hope to make the NCAA tournament in March. Currently sitting at 17-12 with two games left in Pac-12 play, the Golden Bears need to get to .500 in conference and 20 wins on the season to have any chance at the Big Dance. Can they do it with two road games in Arizona this week? It will be tough.
The final chapter of a new era in college football will be written Monday night in Arlington, Texas. The first year of the College Football Playoff will come to a close with Pac-12 champion Oregon squaring off against Big Ten champion Ohio State with the first, truly definitive, outright national championship on the line in the history of major college football.
The Ducks rolled past the defending national champion Seminoles 59-20 Thursday to turn the first College Football Playoff semifinal into a Rose Bowl rout.
Marcus Mariota made his final case for the Heisman Trophy, and No. 3 Oregon left no doubt about whether the Pac-12 champions will get a chance to play for the national title.
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This Friday evening the Oregon Ducks will take on the Arizona Wildcats in the 2014 Pac-12 Championship game. Arizona enters the contest as the 11th ranked team in the nation with a 10-2 record.
Anthony Brown scored a career-high 24 points and Stanford held on to send No. 17 Oregon to its third straight loss, 82-80 on Sunday.
Freshman guard Jordan Matthews scored a season-high 32 points, Justin Cobbs had 20 points and 11 assists and Cal beat No. 17 Oregon 96-83 on Thursday night, defeating the Ducks for the 12th straight time.
Stanford back Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards on a school-record 45 carries.