Pac-12 basketball programs are dealing with their shortened postseason and keeping morale high in fun and creative ways. One of the most popular is recreating iconic recap videos set to David Barrett's "One Shining Moment". Normally reserved for the end of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, the anthem has become a signature part of "March Madness". Now, fans of the Sun Devils, Ducks, Beavers and Trojans can experience a final tribute to the best moments from their teams' outstanding seasons.
Even in times of crisis, Pac-12 athletic programs find ways to unite around the positives. In light of the Pac-12’s decision to cancel all conference, non-conference sport competitions and championships through the end of the academic year, student-athletes, coaches and programs alike shared heartfelt messages and tributes to the season coming to a close.
From hauls of NCAA titles to new records all around, 2019 had a little bit of everything across the Pac-12.
CJ Verdell ran for 208 yards and broke open the game with two long touchdown runs in the fourth quarter, and No. 13 Oregon spoiled No. 5 Utah's playoff hopes with a 37-15 victory in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game on Friday night.
When Arizona State and Colorado step on the floor in Shanghai on Nov. 9 (Nov. 8 back in the United States), they will be partaking in a Pac-12 first. While the Pac-12 became the first American sports league to host a regular-season contest in China when Washington played Texas in 2015, this year’s Arizona State-Colorado Pac-12 China Game will mark the first time in Pac-12 history that two Pac-12 basketball teams will play each other on foreign soil.
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Three new coaches are making their way into the Pac-12 men’s basketball footprint in 2019-20, and they all have one thing in common – winning basketball games at multiple stops.
With a dearth of experienced upperclassmen, Utah has turned to sophomores Timmy Allen and Both Gach for their on-court leadership. Allen was just the second Ute ever to be named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team for men’s basketball after ranking second on the team with 12.2 points per game, while Gach started nearly half of the team’s contests, averaging 7.7 points per game in 20 minutes per outing.
Washington's Sam Timmins, a senior who has improved his field goal percentage each of his first three years, isn’t afraid to get the dirty work done. Part of his willingness to get rough and rugged is due to his rugby background. Heavily involved in the sport until the age of 12, Timmins grew up idolizing the New Zealand All Blacks national rugby team. His father, Brendon, was a professional rugby player as well.