Pac-12 Basketball has rebounded from last year, but with March approaching, making heads or tails out of the conference hasn’t been the easiest thing to do.
2019 was a pretty bad season for Pac-12 Basketball in terms of men’s basketball, not only from an aesthetic standpoint but a performance one as well. They sent just three teams to the Big Dance, Arizona State as a No. 11 seed in the First Four, regular-season champion only garnered a No. 9 seed and tournament champ Oregon ended up as a No. 12 seed. So, inevitably they were due for a bit of a bounce-back season, and thus far they have, and while it hasn’t been a fantastic season it has been much better than 2019.
Most every team has those head-scratching type losses at some point in the season and the Pac-12 has been no different this season, but on the whole, the conference has been much improved. That isn’t to say that the conference hasn’t been as confusing as the rest of the sport has been this season, it certainly has. Look no further than the Pac-12 standings, as of Feb. 13 we have 11 of the conference’s 12 teams within three games of each other in the loss column, so there is a lot left to be worked out in the four-plus weeks before the Pac-12 Tournament.
How the conference shakes out is anyone’s guess at this point, but let’s take a look at how these teams have done so far this season and what to make of them going forward heading into the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas from March 11-March 14.