Wednesday, March 07, 2007

PAC 10 Tournament Overview



The PAC-10 tournament begins today ta the Staples Center in Los Angeles....UCLA is the top seed and the team to beat....

The Wednesday match-ups are actually play-in games for the four bottom teams.....if Washington wins tonight, they get to play in-state rival Washington State (#2 seed) on Thursday....State is higher ranked, but watch the Huskies in this game....Washington is a deceiving 18-12 as UCLA found out this past Saturday when they lost up in Seattle....the Huskies are led by freshman guard Spencer Hawes....

Another good match-up on Thursday is #4 Oregon vs. #5 Arizona....the 20-9 Cats have been an inconsistent team of late even though they have an RPI rating of 13.....the Ducks are 5-6 in their last 11 games but are 23-7 overall....take the Cats here....

This could set up a possible Arizona-UCLA semi-final....the kitties have lost twice to UCLA so don’t expect an upset here either....it should be a good game, but UCLA wins...

In January, this may have been the best conference in the nation....but the top teams have faded over the last month....UCLA is the clear cut best team in the conference and will win the league tournament....I could see Washington beating Arizona State, Washington State, and even USC to make the conference finals....but the luster has faded from this conference....

2 comments:

Mini Me said...

I need to watch this tourney closely as the East Coast bias has prevented me from seeing much of these teams all year long.

Anonymous said...

You are correct about the East Coast Bias..esp. the South East Bias is the worst.. I believe the Pac Ten will do nicely in the NCAA..Washington is given almost no chance of making the show even if they win all Four Games in the Pac-10 Tourney `` What !?
If the Huskies win two or three games they should be invited.. Hawes was hurt/sick for 6 of games they lost. Freshmen do have ups and downs..Now they are playing much better.. Too much talent on this team to be ignored..Go Huskies !