The PAC-12 tournament: Who wants it the most?

With two games left to play, all the Ducks had to do was win one to guarantee themselves at least a share of the PAC-12 title.  They were routed by a hot Colorado team and upended by low-tier team, Utah, sputtering them out of first place and into a three-way-tie with Arizona and Cal.

Ducks must pick their play up if they want to go deep in the PAC-12 and solidify a top seed in the tournament.

This loss to Utah in the final game of conference came as no surprise for either team.  The PAC-12 had no really top tier team this year.  All teams experienced hot streaks but also cold spells.  The examples are countless as Arizona State beat Colorado twice, Washington State beat UCLA at home for the first time at home in two decades, and USC beat powerhouse teams UCLA and Arizona.

With so much uncertainty in the season, look for it to carry over to the PAC-12 tournament.  At this point, it would not be surprising to see any team win it. With a bubble team knowing that this is its last chance for a shot at the tournament, they’ll be raising their level of intensity and play.  Hopefully for us, the Ducks will wake up from their weekend haze and play to the level we know they can while they gear up to make runs in the PAC-12 tournament and hopefully the NCAA tourney as well.

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Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock

Luc Hancock is a senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Public Relations. He is from San Francisco, California and loves all sports, with his favorites being baseball and basketball. Luc is a die hard bay area sports fan and has been spoiled with the recent success of his teams in the past year. He did not become a Ducks fan until he came to the university 3 years ago, but now accepts them along with his other favorite teams. When Luc is not writing, thinking, or playing sports, he enjoys watching Seinfeld reruns and hanging out with friends. Luc is open to feed back. Follow him on twitter @luchancock