By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated March 22, 2013

Whatever Tad Boyle told his team in the locker room at halftime worked wonders in Colorado’s 2nd round NCAA tournament game. The Buffs' furious 2nd half comeback ultimately fell short however as Illinois eliminated Colorado 57-49 in Austin, Texas on Friday.

Askia Booker led the Buffs with 14 points, Andre Roberson had nine to go with eight boards and Josh Scott chipped in with eight points down low.


By Jonathan Okanes, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 22, 2013

Saturday will mark the beginning of the Pac-12 Networks’ extensive and exclusive coverage of spring football. The networks will air all 12 teams’ spring game, starting with Cal’s on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley.

The broadcast of every spring game will give fans exclusive access to fans that doesn’t exist throughout the season. For instance, in the case of Colorado’s spring game on April 13, new head coach Mike MacIntyre has agreed to be mic’d up to enhance the viewer’s experience.


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By David Lombardi, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 22, 2013

Arizona at Oregon (Friday at 6 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks) Coming off a national title run supercharged by the nation's most productive offense, Arizona (0-3) isn't used to losing. They certainly aren't accustomed to being swept at home, but that happened to them this past weekend at the hands of blistering-hot Oregon State. Needless to say, the Wildcats' bounce-back effort in Eugene this Friday will be intriguing - and it'll be televised on the Pac-12 Networks at 6 p.m. PT.


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The Pac-12's women's gymnastics coaches share why they believe constant innovation is an essential part of their sport.


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By Kevin Danna, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 21, 2013

With Oregon taking care of Oklahoma State, Arizona besting Belmont and Cal defeating UNLV, the Pac-12 pitched a perfect game on Thursday with a 3-0 record.

How often does this happen? Well, it is the first time since 2009 that every Pac-12 team has won an NCAA tournament game on the same day with at least three teams playing.


By Kevin Danna, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 21, 2013

Oregon was largely considered to be the most under-seeded team in this year's NCAA tournament, receiving a "12" next to its name on Selection Sunday. Looking at things glass-half-full-style, however, Rob Clark of the Register-Guard earlier this week wrote that it could be a lucky No. 12 for the Ducks.


By Kevin Danna, special to Pac-12.com
Updated March 21, 2013

Arizona was entrenched in a tight battle late in the first half of Thursday's NCAA tournament tilt with Belmont when the unthinkable happened -- Solomon Hill was whistled for his third personal foul. As expected, the senior forward was forced to sit the rest of the half. With the lead at just 23-19 after a made free throw and 2:59 to go before intermission, things could have potentially turned sour for the Wildcats.


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated March 21, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- It was a night of lessons learned for California.

The Golden Bears corrected their mistakes and played like they did in the month of February at HP Pavilion to upset No. 5 seed UNLV 64-61 in an NCAA tournament rematch from earlier in the season.

[Related video: Cal-UNLV highlights@NCAA.com]


The Pac-12 women's gymnastics coaches explain the importance of confidence and how they instill it in each of their athletes ahead of the Pac-12 Championships Saturday on Pac-12 Networks.


By Bryan Fischer, Senior correspondent for Pac-12 Networks
Updated March 21, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. – They didn’t feel disrespected or under-seeded. In fact, Oregon didn’t think twice about being given a 12 seed in the NCAA tournament.

They just went out and played.

Behind a monster performance in the paint from Arsalan Kazemi and a backcourt that resembled the one that powered the team to into the top 10 earlier this season, Oregon moved past No. 5 Oklahoma State 68-55 Thursday afternoon at HP Pavilion in their 2nd round NCAA tournament matchup.


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