Pacific-12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • 5 college basketball bubble teams in need of a big win

    Larry Brown Sports "March 1 is right around the corner and plenty of college basketball teams are starting to feel the heat. Despite the strangest season we’ve ever see, with games moved, canceled, and heavily affected by COVID-19, the selection committee will still need to sort through varied resumés..." February 26

  • Amari Bailey, a highly regarded high school junior guard, commits to UCLA basketball a second time

    ESPN "Elite high school junior Amari Bailey has committed to UCLA basketball for a second time, he announced Wednesday night. Bailey originally committed to the Bruins and then-coach Steve Alford as a high school freshman, but he decommitted eight months later. Bailey..." February 18

  • College basketball games affected by COVID-19

    CBS Sports "Kentucky's basketball program is resuming practice on Monday and breaking its temporary COVID-inflicted postponement after being forced to postpone its SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup Saturday with Texas. The Wildcats' schedule has changed a bit because of the pause, with its SEC matchup..." February 01

  • 10 storylines to watch as Big Dance approaches

    The Score "As an unprecedented college basketball season approaches its climax, there's still plenty that needs to be settled ahead of Selection Sunday. Here are 10 storylines to watch in the final month before the Madness begins. Gonzaga pursuing perfection Typically,..." February 01

  • Stanford basketball teams set to return to campus

    ABC News "Stanford's athletic teams are able to return to campus after Santa Clara County lifted the restrictions that were in place on contact sports because of the coronavirus. Stanford's men's and women's basketball teams have been playing home games in Santa Cruz..." January 27

  • Oregon men’s basketball program pauses activities due to COVID-19

    Oregonian "Oregon men’s basketball has paused team activities due to COVID-19 and its games against Arizona and Arizona State this week are postponed, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman first reported the pause in..." January 13

  • Wildcats lose G Jemarl Baker for year to wrist injury

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Wildcats’ second-leading scorer, guard Jemarl Baker, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken wrist, head coach Sean Miller said Monday during his weekly radio appearance. According to Tucson.com’s Bruce Pascoe, Baker will likely require..." January 12

  • UCLA star Chris Smith out for season after tearing ACL

    The Score "UCLA star Chris Smith will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign after tearing the ACL in his left knee during the Bruins' 72-70 victory over Utah on Thursday, the school announced Saturday. Smith was second on the team in scoring (12.6 points per..." January 03

  • Arizona is the latest to self-impose a 2021 postseason ban, but the NCAA needs to show that's not enough

    CBS Sports "Arizona played well Monday in an 88-74 win over Colorado that improved the Wildcats to 7-1. They moved up to No. 37 at KenPom. They moved up to No. 46 at Torvik. They looked like a possible NCAA Tournament team. But they will not be an NCAA..." December 30

  • Kentucky, Indiana among most disappointing college basketball teams

    CBS Sports "The COVID-19 pandemic limited the number of practices and games some college basketball teams could have over the last few months, creating a disjointed start to the season that negatively affected some programs more than others. But as most teams that have not already begun conference play..." December 30

  • Arizona Basketball Self-Imposes 1-Year Postseason Ban as 'Proactive Measure'

    Bleacher Report "Arizona is self-imposing a one-year postseason ban for its men's basketball team. The school called it a "proactive measure in its ongoing NCAA enforcement process" and "an acknowledgement that the NCAA's investigation revealed that certain former members..." December 29