A lot of bubble teams will be keeping an eye on the Pac-12 tournament because it is probably the most wide-open of the major conference tournaments this week.
After 11 years at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Pac-12 tournament moves to Las Vegas for the first time in the history of the conference. It will be interesting to see what kind of environment that provides for several teams that have plenty to prove.
There aren’t many teams on the bubble. Most teams like UCLA, Arizona and Oregon are playing to improve their seeding for next week’s NCAA tournament. That will be key because with the right matchups, a few of these Pac-12 teams could do some damage in the national tournament.
Here are the five teams with the most to prove in this week’s Pac-12 tournament.