The No. 7 Arizona Wildcats and No. 13 Utah Utes are sitting atop of everyone else in the Pac-12 conference and look to add a big win to their resumes with this game, which tips off at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Arizona is great, but terrible on the road. Utah is perfect at home this season. An upset in the making? Here’s what we think.
OK, we’ll be honest. The slate this weekend isn’t spectacular. But there are three key games that you’re going to want to pay attention to, including a Saturday afternoon matchup between two teams in the Big 12 that are going to get to know each other quite well – they play twice in the final two weeks of the season.
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.