Conference play is finally here, and the Pac-12 looks wide open, not quite the one man show many had predicted to be. The non-conference had a mixture of good and bad, the good has to be lead by the Bruins shock of, then #1, Kentucky. While, the bad, includes UCLA and USC both dropping games to Monmouth. In all fairness, Monmouth also beat, then, #17 Notre Dame, Georgetown and Rutgers, and they will also go dancing.
USC @ Washington State has the Trojans at a 2.5 favorite, and one that the visiting side should be able to take advantage of. UCLA @ Washington only has the Bruins as a one point favorite. Clear lock there as Isaac Hamilton has been hot and the Welsh/Parker duo should dominate the paint. Utah @ Stanford has the Utes as only a five point favorite. Quite shocking as the Cardinal have been unimpressive. Utah should have the game locked by halftime. Colorado @ California has the Buffaloes as 7.5 point underdogs. Despite it being a home game for the Golden Bears, Colorado has only lost twice, Iowa State and undefeated Southern Methodist. Though the Bears will take this game, the Buffs will keep it within five.