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Stanford vs. Arizona State
The Cardinals were able to escape Arizona State with a three-point victory in February, and another close contest is expected when the two teams open up play in the Pac-12 Tournament.
Arizona State was in competition for the conference title for much of the season, but dropped its final four games, falling all the way down to the eighth seed in the conference.
Expect a tight game throughout, but the Sun Devils will once again have problems, and they will cost them the game.
Colorado vs. Oregon State
Colorado should be in the NCAA Tournament, but that could all change if they lose to Oregon State. The Buffaloes already lost to the Beavers in their season finale four days ago, and if they add another loss to them to their resume, then they could find themselves out of the tournament.
Colorado is much better then Oregon State and really should not have any problems. Expect them to be ready to bounce back from their last week's loss and lock up a spot in the big dance next week.
Washington vs. Washington State
Rivalry games are always great, especially when they occur in a conference tournament. The Huskies managed to win both matchups this season against their rivals from Washington State, but the Cougars will be looking for revenge.
If any team from the Pac-12 can make a magical run into March, then it's the Huskies.
USC vs. Utah
USC has really shown us how mediocre this conference is this season.
The Trojans were absolutely dismantled in their nonconference schedule, yet they have been able to go 9-9 in conference play and won a few games against some of the league's top teams.
The Utes have not really been competitive this season. They managed to win their final two games of the year and are hoping to take that momentum with them into the conference tournament, but they were smashed in their only matchup with USC this season.