The Pac-12 sent three teams to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, but the conference will not have a Final Four participant.
Arizona, the last Pac-12 team standing, lost 85-78 yesterday to Wisconsin in the Elite Eight. UCLA lost to Gonzaga in the Sweet 16, and Utah lost to Duke in the Sweet 16. That means Stanford, which faces Old Dominion on Tuesday night in the NIT semifinals, is the only Pac-12 team still playing.
Also, a reminder that the Huskies begin spring football practices on Monday morning. In a departure from recent years, coach Chris Petersen will not have a press conference to preview the spring, but is scheduled to speak with reporters following the conclusion of Monday's practice. On to some links:
--- Arizona's season ended with a loss to Wisconsin for the second consecutive year, and now it's time to start wondering how many of the Wildcats' underclassmen might declare for the NBA draft.
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--- "Topper," with his or her "Tip-Top Bracket," is currently leading the TNT Bracket Challenge standings after correctly predicting that Kentucky and Wisconsin would make the Final Four. Still plenty of room for shake-ups, though, and many competitors right behind.
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