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.
Fran Fraschilla offers answers to some of the early season questions regarding Virginia, Indiana, Baylor and Pitt. Is UVA really the ACC's third-best team? Is Baylor as good as its unbeaten record? Is Pitt off its game despite its solid mark?
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.
The 2008-09 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Pac-10 stands with conference play on the horizon.