FROM LOS ANGELES — It's the Tuesday before the Pac-12 tournament, which means we have a look back at the conference's regular season awards, as well as ahead to what the tournament may have in store. We have links that cover both categories.
We put together a short story about WSU's Pac-12 honorees, which included Brock Motum (Most Improved Player of the Year, first-team all-conference), Reggie Moore (all-conference honorable mention), Marcus Capers (all-defensive honorable mention) and DaVonte Lacy (all-freshman honorable mention). You can read comments from Ken Bone's teleconference, as well as some reaction to the awards from Motum and Moore, in this blog post. … Here's a look at WSU from Fox Sports West, which uses some quotes told to me after the Cougars' loss to UCLA. … Along with 27 other scribes and media types, I was asked to participate in the San Jose Mercury News' Pac-12 media survey, which I think you'll enjoy. … There are lots of stories about there detailing each team's all-conference awards, so instead of linking every single one of them, we'll just pass along our blog post from earlier with all of the honors listed.
If Arizona doesn't win the Pac-12 tourney, it would be interested in playing in the NIT. … Terrence Ross doesn't sound too upset about missing out on the Player of the Year award. … In response to Jorge Gutierrez winning Player of the Year, Cal coach Mike Montgomery said he's “not trading Jorge for anybody.” … Sounds as if the Pac-12 tournament is destined for Las Vegas (!!!) despite efforts from another city to host it. … The Utes will resume their rivalry with Utah State in a few years. … Oregon wants to leave the NCAA committee out of their postseason plans. … USC begins spring football practices today. … Doug Haller has some thoughts on the Pac-12 basketball awards. … Bud Withers has thoughts, too.
That's all for now — oh, and a day-after-birthday shout-out to my girlfriend, Kim. Better late than never.