Michael Hurley of The Bleacher Report is the RTC correspondent for the Pac-10 Conference.
The Pac-10 still is searching for the first defining win of the year. The out of conference schedules have not helped any teams come tournament time. Sure Stanford is 4-0, but the toughest team they have played is a 4-3 Colorado team who lost to Montana State. Arizona State is 7-1, but their best win is over a 6-1 Nebraska team, who had yet to play a team from a big conference when they came into Tempe. One thing is for sure, the Pac-10 does not want to go back into Texas where Arizona lost 67-66 at Texas A&M and UCLA lost 68-64 at Texas . In fact, the only win against a Texas team this week was Washington’s victory over winless Texas Southern University. The Pac-10/Big 12 Hardwood Series is not what Tom Hansen envisioned, as the Pac-10 is 3-6 so far. Worth noting, Arizona is two baskets away from being 8-0.