I just wanted to use this. - Jeff Gross
Day two of the Pac-12 Tournament features four quarterfinal games, the first three of which will be broadcast on TV by Pac-12 Networks. Oregon-Washington will cap off the night on ESPNU.
Day one of the Pac-12 Tournament started and finished with plenty of drama, as ASU squeaked by Stanford in overtime and WSU fell in all-too-familiar fashion to Washington. With the top four seeds getting into the action today, the quarterfinal round promises to ramp up the intensity.
Here's a look at the schedule for today with brief previews for each game. All games PDT.
No. 1 UCLA vs. No. 9 ASU, noon, Pac-12 Networks
Jahii Carson continued to prove yesterday that he's not human, dropping 34 points on Stanford and subsequently denying the Cardinal a chance to play themselves into the bubble conversation. But the unsung hero was Carrick Felix. Watch for Felix to potentially have another huge game against the poor-rebounding Bruins. While UCLA is the top seed, the Bruins have loads of issues, and it wasn't that long ago that ASU was considered a bubble team. Don't be shocked if ASU starts the second day the way it started the first one -- the Sun Devils walloped UCLA at home in their first meeting, and the Bruins needed overtime in Pauley to win the second matchup.
No. 4 Arizona vs. No. 5 Colorado, 2:30 p.m., Pac-12 Networks
The Buffs had a fairly easy time with Oregon State, and now set their sights on Arizona, a team they feel like they would have already beaten twice if it weren't for some incompetent officiating. Spencer Dinwiddie continues to show that he's probably the best player in the conference nobody is paying attention to, but you better bet he'll have Sean Miller's undivided attention -- he had 21 points and seven assists in the last matchup.
No. 2 Cal vs. No. 10 Utah, 6 p.m., Pac-12 Networks
Larry Krystowiak could be the best coaching hire in this conference over the past few years. The cesspool that the Utes were in upon his arrival was enormous, and yet here they are at the end of his second year making some noise at the end of the season. The Utes have won three consecutive games for the first time since November. Meanwhile, Cal absolutely needs this game to get itself off the bubble. If the Bears lose, they'll be stressing on Sunday. Utah center Jason Washburn has been playing like his hair is on fire at the end of the season, but he has yet to have a strong game against Cal.
No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 6 Washington, 8:30 p.m., ESPNU
Nothing to cap off the night like a matchup between two fanbases that can't stand each other, which actually could lead to a fairly loud and rowdy atmosphere for the final game of the night. The Ducks have beaten the Huskies twice, and neither game was particularly compelling: In 80 minutes, the win probability never crossed over to Washington's side.