Posted: 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013
By Avinash Kunnath
A lot of really interesting and important games slated for this last week of games. Which one do you find most intriguing?
NorcalNick, California Golden Blogs: Let me try really hard to repress my Cal fandom and say Oregon at Colorado. This game would be interesting even if it didn't have title implications. Can Colorado avoid falling onto the bubble? How healthy will Dominic Artis look after getting some minutes against the Beavers? Will somebody score 50 this time? Who will win the battle between perhaps the two best rebounders in the country in Arsalan Kazemi and Andre Roberson? That it stands as the most important game in terms of determining the Pac-12 champ only adds to the intrigue.
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: I think Oregon at Colorado is probably the most important, but I think Arizona State at Arizona is the most intriguing. For one, it is a rivalry game, but also both teams need a win desperately so it should we one of the most hard-fought games of the season.
David Piper, Addicted to Quack: Oregon at Colorado. For the Ducks, this is the key game of the weekend if they want to win only their second Pac-10/12 title. Not that Utah is a gimme in SLC the way they've been playing there, but you have to think this is the bigger hurdle. However, the Buffaloes may need the win to keep from being on the bubble. The last game between the two was won by Colorado on a pretty fluky play in the final seconds, and the second helping has all the makings of another nailbiter.
Adam Butler, Pac Hoops: I think they'd be right there with Oregon and UCLA (as it were today) battling for the conference title. The WCC isn't what it's been in years past and some of the big wins the Zags had early have proven to be not as big. Others have proven bigger (OK State). The best argument I can make for the Bulldogs, however, as Pac-12 title contenders, would be their ability to take care of business. Sure the WCC is down but Gonzaga hasn't fallen into those traps like some of the Pac-12 teams have.