This weekend the PAC-12 put two teams into the Sweet 16 of the men’s NCAA tournament while it said goodbye to the NIT with two defeats. Here is what you might’ve missed this weekend. Arizona and Oregon will hold the banner this next weekend in Los Angeles and Indianapolis.
PAC-12 NCAA results from the weekend –
Midwest Region: HP Pavilion/San Jose, California
12 Oregon Ducks (28-8) 74 v. 4 Saint Louis Billikens (28-7/Atlantic 10) 57
Recap – Oregon continues to play the “little 12” seed that could taking out another opponent in convincing fashion. Damyean Dotson and E.J. Singler scored 37 of the Ducks 74 points against SLU. Dana Altman getting to his first Sweet 16 in year three in Eugene is impressive. Next up for Oregon is Louisville on Friday in Indianapolis.
West Region: EnergySolutions Arena/Salt Lake City, Utah
14 Harvard Crimson (20-10/Ivy) 51 v. 6 Arizona Wildcats (27-7) 74
Recap – Harvard had its feel good moment on the tournaments opening day defeating New Mexico. Arizona never let the Crimson feel comfortable in this game and took the drama out of this game early, Mark Lyons had 27 for the UofA. The Wildcats are back in the Sweet 16 and will make the trip to Staples Center. Next up for Arizona will be Ohio State on Thursday.
East Region: HP Pavilion/San Jose, California
12 California Golden Bears (21-12) 60 v. 4 Syracuse Orange (28-9/Big East) 66
Recap – Syracuse went 12-minutes without a field goal in the second half but California couldn’t make a dent. Mike Montgomery and the Bears end the season with a 21-12 record plus an NCAA win. Richard Soloman led all scorers with 22 points.
PAC-12 NIT results from this weekend –
Kentucky Region: Ferrell Center/Waco, Texas
3 Arizona State Sun Devils (22-13) 86 @ 2 Baylor Bears (20-14/Big XII) 89
Recap – Arizona State took a 31-29 lead to the half but Baylor outscored them 60-55 in the final 20 minutes. Carrick Felix led ASU with 23 points with Jahii Carson contributed 20 points in the defeat in the round two loss.
Alabama Region: Coleman Coliseum/Tuscaloosa, Alabama
4 Stanford Cardinal (19-15) 54 @ 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (23-12/SEC) 66
Recap – After a close home win in round one the Stanford Cardinal went to SEC country to take on Alabama in which would’ve been a fun football meeting. The Crimson Tide led wire to wire in ending the season for Stanford. Chasson Randle led the Cardinal with 11 points in 35 minutes played.
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