Come big or don't come at all with some big and talented front lines in the Pac-10 this year, writes Ed Graney.
Bryce Taylor scored a career-high 32 points, and Oregon routed Southern California 81-57 Saturday to win the Pac-10 tournament title.
After two very rough years personally and professionally, Ernie Kent found redemption when Oregon won the Pac-10 tournament, Andy Katz writes.
Taj Gibson scored 18 points and USC held off a late rally from No. 9 Oregon for a 71-68 victory Saturday.
Nick Young scored 19 points and Taj Gibson recorded 18 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks as USC handed Oregon its first loss, 84-82 on Thursday night.
In a year where none of the top Pac-10 contenders are dominant, a precocious freshman could tilt things in Arizona's favor.
Oregon 73, USC 61
Oregon 94, USC 87 (OT)
Oregon 90, USC 83
The Pac-10 is used to looking up at Arizona and Stanford. This season, the gap to those below is wider than ever.