The Pac-12 is trying to gain credibility on the national stage. A TV deal helps. But in the end, it's about the product on the court, which shows the conference still has something to prove.
Arizona's Derrick Williams has earned his respect on the court. After waiting patiently for his turn in the spotlight, the kid no one talked about is the talk of Tucson.
Neither Arizona coach Sean Miller nor Kansas coach Bill Self has a strong indication of where his team is at this juncture in the season. They'll have a better idea after their teams meet in the Las Vegas Invitational final.
In our Blueblood Bounceback series, Dana O'Neil takes a look at Arizona in the wake of its famed NCAA tourney streak coming to an end.