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Pac-12 and NCAA Tournaments Cancelled + Best Stories of the Season

Pac-12 and NCAA Tournaments Cancelled + Best Stories of the Season

Update: 2020-03-18
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Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Don MacLean react to the cancellation of the Pac-12 and NCAA Tournaments and tell the story of how they found out about the news (2:45 ). They discuss the tremendous season of Payton Pritchard (11:35 ), and lament that he and other Pac-12 seniors will not end their careers in the NCAA Tournament. Mike and Don look back at some of the big storylines from the season (16:45 ), and relive the exciting finish of Oregon State's win over Utah in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament (18:22 ). They also look ahead to next season, and discuss some of the early favorites to win the conference (23:20 ). On “Storytime with Don MacLean” Don also wonders if the absence of an NCAA Tournament might convince more players to stay in school instead of declaring for the NBA Draft (25:50 ).

Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer Jamie Zaninovich joins the podcast (28:30 ), and explains how the decision was made to cancel the Pac-12 tournament. Jamie discusses the coaches' reaction to the cancellation of the tournament (36:00 ), and also gives an update on the likelihood of winter and spring athletes receiving an extra year of eligibility (37:30 ).
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Pac-12 and NCAA Tournaments Cancelled + Best Stories of the Season

Pac-12 and NCAA Tournaments Cancelled + Best Stories of the Season

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