Hello and welcome to The Daily’s liveblog of the 2013 Men’s Pac-12 Tournament and the first round matchup between No. 8 seed Stanford and No. 9 seed Arizona State. Wisconsin. We’ll be updating this page with instant coverage and analysis. Please refresh this page for the most recent updates. All times are Pacific.
Stanford men’s basketball started the season by winning four games in a row, and it will have to repeat that win streak again in order to keep the season alive. The Cardinal travels to Las Vegas this week for the Pac-12 Tournament, where it will face Arizona State in the first round on Wednesday. To bring home the title and receive the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, Stanford needs to win four games in four days, with the championship game scheduled for Saturday night.
Stanford men’s basketball received recognition Monday by the Pac 12 as juniors Dwight Powell and Josh Huestis receive All Pac 12 honors. Dwight Powell was a First Team selection and won Most Improved Player of the Year.
There are some games where records just don’t matter. Tournament seeding, March Madness implications, momentum swings—you name it, but none of it matters. These are rivalry games, and when the Stanford Cardinal rolls into Berkeley to take on the California Golden Bears, all bets are off.