Some outstanding players in the Pac-12 conference are turning to the NBA draft as the next step of their basketball lives. I think the conference has at least four players that could hear their names called on draft day.
With all of the craziness early in the day, leave it to Arizona to restore some normalcy to everyone’s bracket. The No. 2 seed in the West cruised to a 93-72 win over an overmatched Texas Southern team.
When taking a peek at the Pac-12 conference standings, two teams stand out from amongst the pack – Arizona and Utah. With a crushing win over Washington on Friday night, Arizona bounced back from its surprising loss to rival Arizona State on Feb. 7. It had a blistering win over conference rival Oregon – a team which also deserves some tournament consideration – and followed it up two days later with a win over Oregon State on January 28 and 30 respectively.
Utah, meanwhile, has solidified itself as the No. 2 team in the conference, despite being unable to perform well against nationally-ranked opponents.
And while Stanford was once in the NCAA Tournament discussion not too long ago, has it played its way into the NIT?
To forgo any speculation, here’s a look at the resumes of these three teams.