When it was scheduled, it figured to be a game featuring two top 25 teams playing in the world's most famous basketball arena. It was the storyline of Steve Lavin facing his old team. And now, it's none of those things. From the LA Times ... here's Chris Foster's preview story ... Lavin will be there, but he will sit in a box above the court as he still continues his recovery from prostate cancer surgery.Colorado at Utah, 2 p.m. FSN
The Buffaloes can't afford to have a letdown against the Utes. I wonder how many times that a team has said that about playing Utah this season. Andre Roberson is closing in on the Buffs' single season rebounding record. Bill Oram writes about Colorado's surprising first season in the Pac 12
Here's Christian Caple's game preview from the Spokesman. Jeff Nusser of CougCenter.com writes a very well thought-out piece on Brock Motum winning the Pac-12 Player of the Year. He presents a good argument. If I had a vote, I would vote 1. Jorge Gutierrez, Cal, 2. Motum, 3. Terrence Ross, Washington. Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic writes about Chanse Creekmur's shooting slump.
No confirmation if Creekmur is related to UW linebacker Cort Dennison though the resemblance is there.
This will be an underrated game. OSU hammered Cal in Corvallis. But the Golden Bears got their scare on Thursday.
It will be senior night at Haas Pavilion and the Bears will say goodbye to Jorge Gutierrez and Harper Kamp - two players that embody what is right about college basketball.