In ESPN The Magazine, Jordan Brenner writes that it's no secret that the Pac-12 has struggled to compete in men's basketball recently. But with several key changes in place, the tide might be about to turn out West.
Brittney Griner of Baylor, Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford and Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame are among the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award given to the top women's college basketball player.
Connecticut and Notre Dame each landed three players among the 30 women on the John R. Wooden Award's preseason list.
Connecticut's Maya Moore and Tina Charles are two of the five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as women's college basketball player of the year.
Candace Parker and Maya Moore are among the finalists for the Women's Wooden Award.
Duke's Chris Duhon and Connecticut's Emeka Okafor are among five finalists for the John R. Wooden award as the nation's top college basketball player.
Oklahoma State's John Lucas, Connecticut's Emeka Okafor and Duke's Chris Duhon are among 10 candidates for the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's top college basketball player.
Josh Childress of top-ranked Stanford and Jameer Nelson of No. 2 St. Joseph's are among 20 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's player of the year.