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Pac-12 basketball: 2024 Conference Tournament preview and predictions

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Key players in the Pac-12 Tournament

Keion Brooks Jr - Washington Huskies
2023-24 Stats: 21.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.4 apg

Brooks has recorded four double-doubles this season and has just missed a few more by one or two rebounds. Brooks has been one of the best scorers in the conference all season. He has scored in double-digits in all but one game this season for Washington, with a season-high of 35 points. He is averaging 22 points over the past five games, making nearly 45 percent from three.

KJ Simpson - Colorado Buffaloes
2023-24 Stats: 19.6 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.7 spg

In his third year in Boulder, Simpson is having a career year. He is averaging career highs in points, rebounds, assists, and steals. He has scored ten or more points 29 times this season and finished with 20 or more points in 18 of those games. Simpson is making nearly 49 percent from the field, and an incredible 45 percent from three on nearly five attempts per game this season.

Jaylon Tyson - California Golden Bears
2023-24 Stats: 19.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 3.3 apg

Tyson spent his first two years in the Big 12 before landing at Cal. He has stepped right into the lead scoring role for the Golden Bears. He started the season scoring in double figures in 25 straight games, only falling below ten points twice this season. Tyson has grabbed double-digit rebounds eight times this season. He has recorded two 30-point games this season, both in wins over two of the top teams in the conference.

Caleb Love - Arizona Wildcats
2023-24 Stats: 18.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.4 apg

Love has been impressive in his first year with Arizona. The North Carolina transfer turned out to be a perfect fit for this high-powered Wildcat offense. He has a season-high of 36 points in a win over Oregon. Love has been solid from inside the three-point arc, making 51.1 percent. But he has been great from the free throw line making just over 87 percent this year, missing 16 shots from the line all season.

Jordan Pope - Oregon State Beavers
2023-24 Stats: 17.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.4 apg

Pope has been a bright spot on an offensively challenged OSU team. He has scored in double figures in all but one game this season. His season high is 31 points in a win over Arizona. He leads the conference in minutes per game played, averaging nearly 36 minutes per game. Pope has made five or more threes four times this season and is shooting an impressive 37.1 percent from behind the arc on 5.5 attempts per game.