Better competition from league foes would help improve UA's Final Four chances.
Cal pounds Washington State in Wednesday's Pac-12 tournament opener.
Raise your hand if you saw this coming: Cal, which didn't have a winning conference record until Feb. 2, has a chance to win the Pac-12.
Cal guard Allen Crabbe, who scored 31 in a win at Arizona, leads the Pac-12 in scoring at 19 points per game.
Arizona is allowing Pac-12 opponents to make 37.7 percent of their three-pointers...And things are getting chippy in the Pac-12.
Arizona's RPI also drops to No. 10 after its rough Rocky Mountain swing.
There are eight Pac-12 teams within two games of first place.
Stanford's Chasson Randle has made 21 of 45 three-point shots in Pac-12 play, or 46.7 percent.
Cal junior Allen Crabbe, grabbing a rebound over Washington's Desmond Simmons, is more than the Pac-12's busiest player. The 6-foot-6-inch, 210-pound guard is averaging 19.3 points, 5.5 boards and 2.5 assists a game.
Allen Crabbe fell asleep on the team bus Friday from Tempe to Tucson.
Pac-12 basketball this week
For exactly one month, the Bruins have stayed home, incubating, improving and moving closer to the level expected by their fans when the basketball season began.
The power forward from San Jose, Calif., is expected -- but not certain -- to decide in the spring signing period. ... Rondae Jefferson says UA is "like a family out there" upon signing his LOI...and other items.
Craig Robinson's best-case scenario for the beleaguered Pac-12
goes something like this: One team wins the regular-season
conference title, a different one takes the league tournament
crown, and a third plays well in Los Angeles, perhaps losing in the
San Francisco forward likes Stanford and Harvard, too...Archie
Miller has been leaning on his big brother while rebuilding
Dayton's program...and other links.
Arizona says over 8,000 tickets have already been sold for the
Oct. 22 scrimmage, which historically does not sell out...and other
notes entering the beginning of full practices Friday.
Arizona could face a number of desperate teams in L.A. ... Greg
Byrne shows off the trophy...One AP Top 25 ballot...and some
Sean Miller and Co. make their first stop in Nevada to see Nick
Johnson... NCAA places all "first four" games in Dayton...and other