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LAS VEGAS — Wednesday's opening round matchup between No. 5 seed Colorado and No. 12 seed Oregon State was supposed to be the most lopsided game of the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament. But Colorado coach Tad Boyle knew better than to underestimate the Beavers, who did hand his team one of just three losses this season at Coors Events Center in Boulder, a 64-58 decision to close the regular season.
A grind-it-out first half between Colorado and Oregon State was coming to a close with nothing much to show for in the highlights department. And then Spencer Dinwiddie decided to do this:
As the old adage goes, defense leads to offense. We can add to that adage: Carrick Felix leads to transition dunks:
Walnut Creek, Calif. – This week’s Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will feature some of Las Vegas’ top entertainment acts, the Conference announced today. Included in the line-up are the iconic R&B group Boyz II Men and performers from Las Vegas shows Rock of Ages, FANTASY, Jersey Boys and Absinthe.
The top four teams in the Pac-12 earned byes into the conference tournament, which begins Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. But that doesn’t mean those four teams are necessarily going to pounce on whatever team wins its way into the quarterfinals just because they are well-rested.
On the contrary, there are some coaches who believe the eight teams playing Wednesday may actually have an advantage because they will be more used to the atmosphere in a new playing arena.
The bright lights of Las Vegas will be shining as the Pac-12 rolls into town for the conference tournament for the first time. With what is looking like one of the most wide-open tournaments in recent memory, there figures to be plenty of drama, surprises and highlights as players take center stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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For the fourth consecutive week, Makayla Stambaugh from Oregon State is the Pac-12 Gymnast of the Week after winning the all-around and posting a career best at the Comfort Suites Invitational.
Pac-12 Podcast host Mike Yam speaks with Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar about winning two NAACP Image Awards, current Pac-12 Networks analyst Don MacLean about the upcoming Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament and Stanford basketball player Chiney Ogwumike about winning the 2013 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament championship.