With all the talent on the floor for last Saturday’s Arizona-Utah game, it was a freshman reserve who made the difference.
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.
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.
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.