Here at House of Sparky we wanted to finish the Pac-12 Tournament in a fun creative, mock way. With help from wheeldecide.com we will do that. We will start at the quarterfinals and work to the championship game. Each team will have three sides on the wheel, a blowout win, a regular win and a buzzer beater win. Based on that will we create a mock score and storyline based upon that.
No. 1 Oregon vs. No. 8 Oregon State
The Spin: Oregon State buzzer beater win
The Score: Oregon State Beavers 67, Oregon Ducks 66
The Storyline: Oregon guard Payton Pritchard just went down the floor for a quick layup, to put him at 27 points for the game. Oregon State decided to not take a timeout, they run the same play as they did against Utah, but they time the help defense stays on Jarod Lucas in the corner. Instead, Tres Tinkle keeps the ball, turns the corner on his man to drop him the short bucket as the horn sounds. The Oregon State magic stays alive.
No. 4 USC vs. No. 5 Arizona
The Spin: Arizona win
The Score: Arizona Wildcats 78, USC Trojans 71
The Storyline: This contest plays out similar to Arizona’s Feb. 6 win over USC. Nico Mannion, Josh Green and Zeke Nnaji all score at least 17 points each. Arizona keeps a five-point lead for the final 10 minutes of the game for its second win in the tournament.
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 10 Cal
The Spin: Cal blowout win
The Score: Cal Golden Bears 67, UCLA Bruins 47
The Storyline: The Bruins just come out flat and score a season-low in points. Cal never gets scared from them getting close at all. UCLA’s top scorers during conference play, Chris Smith and Jamie Jaquez Jr., score a combined 13 points on 5-for-22 shooting night.
No. 3 ASU vs. No. 11 Washington State
The Spin: Arizona State win
The Score: Arizona State Sun Devils 68, Washington State Cougars 63
The Storyline: Remy Martin and Rob Edwards have a really nice shooting night sending the Sun Devils into a comfortable lead for most of this game. But if we’ve learned anything about Arizona State is that it makes things interesting. The Sun Devils’ 19-point lead in the final five minutes shrinks due to CJ Elleby going on a 13-0 run himself, but he and the Cougars simply run out of time.