St. Joseph's Coach Phil Martelli was trying to find some way to praise Oregon, his team's opponent Sunday in the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament.
The problem was, he knew nothing about the Ducks. "Zero," he said.
"This is my livelihood, and I'm saying to you, until I heard on the broadcast that they had finished the season No. 5, I had no idea," Martelli said. "If you said to our players, 'Did Oregon win the Pac-12 or did Arizona?' They would lean to Arizona. As would basketball people in Philadelphia."
So the Pac-12 Conference's breakout season has come to this: the only one of its seven NCAA tournament teams that survived...