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Arizona vs. UCLA & USC vs. Oregon
Sport: Pac-12 Basketball Tournament 2018
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Arizona avoided being torn apart by news reports, and now … well, the Wildcats are the class of the Pac-12 Conference.
That was shown in their tournament opener Thursday, as the No. 1 seed Wildcats dropped the same Colorado team that may have put the nail in Arizona State’s coffin the day before. But now Arizona has its hands full with UCLA and Aaron Holiday, perhaps the best point guard in the conference.
The other semifinal features Oregon, which narrowly edged Utah in Thursday’s late game, against Southern California. The Ducks made the Final Four last season, while the Trojans have faced scrutiny similar to Arizona as a result of the FBI investigation into college basketball.
None of these teams, even Arizona, should feel particularly great about their spots in the NCAA Tournament — be it an issue of seeding or teams on the bubble. As a result, the stakes are high in Las Vegas.
The Pac-12 is in the midst of a down year–No. 1 seed Arizona is just 25th in the nation in Ken Pomeroy’s efficiency ratings, and no one outside of the ‘Cats are a lock for the NCAA tournament–but that doesn’t mean the conference tournament will lack entertainment.
On offensive talent alone, Arizona stands as the clear favorite. Freshman DeAndre Ayton is the Conference Player of the Year, the most efficient offensive player from a power conference this season, and potentially the No. 1 pick in June. Allonzo Trier and Rawle Alkins, who are also headed to the NBA after this season, can both fill it up, while Dusan Ristic is a good role player down low.
But the problem for the Wildcats, beyond the potential distractions stemming from the wiretap controversy, is a defensive one, mainly on the perimeter. They don’t force turnovers (269th in the country in defensive turnover percentage), they don’t defend the 3 (239th in three-point percentage defense) and they rank just 95th in Ken Pomeroy’s defensive efficiency ratings.