A day after picking up the Pac-12 Player of the Year award, Nick Johnson was named the District IX player of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association, while Aaron Gordon made the all District IX team.

District IX includes Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.

Stanley Johnson was named to the Jordan Brand Classic, which means he'll be a busy guy in April, also playing in the McDonalds All-American game and the Nike Hoop Summit.

The Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones suggests it's tough to bet against a highly motivated UA team this week.

Dana Altman said Johnathan Loyd deserved to be on the Pac-12's all-defense team, too.

A native of Las Vegas, Loyd is getting a haircut in preparation for the Ducks' defense of their tourney title.

In desperate need of some wins, and believing it can win the Pac-12 Tournament, OSU is avoiding the "touristy stuff" in Las Vegas.

But Utah is taking in a Cirque de Soleil show.

Archie Miller has one of the hottest teams heading into the postseason.

Sportswriter for the Arizona Daily Star covering Arizona Wildcats basketball