It has been three weeks since the last bracket update, and things have changed quite a bit in the Pac-12. At the time, Washington was in contention for a bid; UCLA was not.
The Bruins tightened up their defense in the second half on Saturday afternoon to move to 8-5 in conference, tied with Oregon in the standings behind Arizona and Utah.
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.