Out of the country? Living under a rock? Here’s what you missed in the 15th week of Pac-12 basketball.
Power Rankings (as voted upon by Connor Pelton, Andrew Murawa, and Adam Butler)
Arizona is once again the unanimous number one in our weekly power rankings, but no team except the Wildcats and last place USC were completely agreed upon. Check the results below to see the jumbled mess that is the Pac-12.
- Arizona (25-2, 3 Points)
- UCLA (21-6, 7 Points)
- Stanford (18-8, 8 Points)
- California (18-9, 15 Points)
- Colorado (20-8, 18 Points)
- Arizona State (19-8, 19 Points)
- Utah (18-9, 21 Points)
- Oregon (18-8, 22 Points)
- Washington (15-13, 26 Points)
- Oregon State (14-12, 27 Points)
- Washington State (9-18, 33 Points)
- USC (10-17, 36 Points)
Best Game – Arizona at Utah: This baby ended up being much better than the more-hyped game between Arizona and Colorado that was played three days later in Boulder. Desperate for a resume-boosting win, Utah fought the Wildcats for 45 minutes as hard as anyone has all season. The visitors led by as many as 12 in the second half before the Utes came storming back. Sophomore forward Jordan Loveridge split a pair of free throws with 30 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 56, and the two teams went to overtime when Wildcat guard T.J. McConnell missed a jumper at the buzzer. Fourth-ranked Arizona would survive in the extra period, making five free throws in the final 20 seconds to win, 67-63. Sean Miller‘s team all but locked up a one seed in the NCAA Tournament with the sweep of Utah and Colorado. The Utes kept their slim at-large hopes alive by blowing out Arizona State on Sunday, but they likely still need to win their final three regular season games thanks to a low RPI.