Welcome to our weekly look at Pac-12 basketball. We take a quick look at what happened in the past week and breakdown the best games in the week to come.
Top 3 upcoming games: Well here we are, the second-to-last week of the regular season. The conference race has narrowed to Cal, Washington and Colorado in the front of the pack, with Oregon and Arizona holding onto thin hopes. The Buffaloes hope to finish their first year in the Pac-12 undefeated at home, a feat that would be incredibly impressive and would most likely lock up a coach of the year win for Tad Boyle.
UCLA Bruins at Arizona Wildcats, Saturday, 12:00 p.m., CBS: Believe it or not both of these teams are still mathematically alive for a Pac-12 regular season title. Yes, the Bruins could still win it. In reality, neither team will win the regular season, but both are still in play for a coveted first-round bye in the Pac-12 tournament.
Washington Huskies at Washington State Cougars, Saturday, 6:00 p.m., Root Sports: A Cougar upset in Pullman could be huge for the Buffs title chances. Provided Colorado is able to beat Stanford on Thursday, they could head into Sunday's game with Cal in second place.
California Golden Bears at Colorado Buffaloes, Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Root Sports: As I mentioned above, this game could end up being No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the Pac-12. Either way it's a must win for this Buffaloes team, not only for their conference title hopes, but for conference tournament seeding and any possible NCAA tournament chances.
A look at each team after the jump...
California Golden Bears - 22-6, 12-3
Last week: Win vs. Oregon (86-83), Win vs. Oregon State (77-63)
This week: Thu at Utah, Sun at Colorado
Washington Huskies - 19-8, 12-3
Last week: Win vs. Arizona State (77-69), Win vs. Arizona (79-70)
This week: Sat at Washington State
Colorado Buffaloes - 18-8, 10-4
Last week: Win at Utah (55-48)
This week: Thu vs. Stanford, Sun vs. California
Oregon Ducks - 19-8, 10-5
Last week: Loss at California (86-83), Win at Stanford (68-64)
This week: Sun at Oregon State
Arizona Wildcats - 19-9, 10-5
Last week: Win at Washington State (76-72), Loss at Washington (79-70)
This week: Thu vs. USC, Sat vs. UCLA
UCLA Bruins - 15-12, 8-6
Last week: Win vs. USC (64-54), Loss at St. John's (66-63)
This week: Thu at Arizona State, Sat at Arizona
Stanford Cardinal - 18-9, 8-7
Last week: Win vs. Oregon State (87-82), Loss vs. Oregon (68-64)
This week: Thu at Colorado, Sat at Utah
Washington St. Cougars - 14-13, 6-9
Last week: Loss vs. Arizona (76-72), Win vs. Arizona State (72-50)
This week: Sat vs. Washington
Oregon St. Beavers - 15-12, 5-10
Last week: Loss at Stanford (87-82), Loss at California (77-63)
This week: Sun vs. Oregon
Arizona St. Sun Devils - 8-19, 4-11
Last week: Loss at Washington (77-69), Loss at Washington State (72-50)
This week: Thu vs. UCLA, Sat vs. USC
Utah Utes - 5-21, 2-12
Last week: Loss vs. Colorado (55-48)
This week: Thu vs. California, Sat vs. Stanford
USC Trojans - 6-21, 1-13
Last week: Loss at UCLA (64-54)
This week: Thu at Arizona, Sat at Arizona State