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.
The Pac-12 has as many as 15 players who might be considered for the NBA draft. Here’s a look at the conference’s top prospects.
While it’s early in conference play, Arizona has shown why it was picked first in the preseason poll. The Wildcats are in action on Sunday, looking to remain unbeaten.