Mark Lyons scored a season-high 25 points and led a key stretch in the second half, helping No. 7 Arizona hold off Stanford, 73-66, Wednesday night on the 40th anniversary of the first game at the McKale Center.
Pac-12 programs and their fans often feel underappreciated and underexposed. Commissioner Larry Scott felt their pain. So he went out and expanded the league and struck TV deals that will forever transform basketball in the conference.
Jamelle Horne, who lost his starting job one game before the Pac-10 season began, scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Arizona completed a home sweep of the Bay Area schools with a 67-57 victory over Stanford.
With the college basketball season around the corner, Chad Ford goes conference by conference in previewing the top draft prospects scouts are watching. In the Pac-10, UCLA owns the cream of the crop, but an Arizona sophomore is making waves.