Inside Pac-12 Men's Basketball

Inside Pac-12 Men's Basketball

Join the Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean every week as they deep dive into all your favorite teams and favorite student-athletes from the Conference of Champions.

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March 18, 2020 26 min
Pac-12 Network’s Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV. They talk about the abrupt ending to the season, and McKinley describes how he reacted to learning the NCAA Tournament was cancelled (1:45). He lays out the areas Colorado needs to improve for next season (6:00), and talks about the parts of his game that he will concentrate on this offseason. Mike and Don ask McKinley how he tries to instill ...
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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...
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March 10, 2020 39 min
Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview former UCLA star and current Pac-12 Networks analyst Earl Watson. Earl tells stories about his time as a player and coach in the NBA (3:07), and remembers a special moment he shared with Gregg Popovich early in his coaching career. He recounts watching multiple future NBA All-Stars work out at the UCLA gym (9:15), and states he would not have had a long NBA career if he did not a...
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March 9, 2020 42 min
Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Don MacLean preview the Pac-12 Tournament, and analyze each team heading to Las Vegas. They preview Oregon State and Utah facing off in the first round (4:15), and show why the Beavers’ three point shooting is the key to their success in the tournament. They explain why Arizona versus Washington is one of the hardest 5-seed vs 12-seed matchups to predict in recent history (7:53), and both praise the r...
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March 4, 2020 33 min
Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview USC guard Jonah Mathews. The Trojans’ senior captain reveals who on the team is paying the most attention to NCAA Tournament Bracketology (5:08), and explains why he is desperate to make the most of his final collegiate season. Mathews praises the energy that freshmen Ethan Anderson and Onyeka Okongwu have brought to the team (10:00), and describes the relationship Okongwu has de...
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Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean break down the impressive performances by the conference's bubble teams this past weekend (4:34), and take a closer look at the 7 Pac-12 squads currently projected to make the NCAA Tournament. Mike and Don discuss UCLA's impressive sweep of the Arizona schools (6:00), and preview their enormous game against USC at the Galen Center. They talk about N’Dante Faly’s return to the c...
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February 26, 2020 34 min
Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview UCLA head coach Mick Cronin. Cronin talks about what has led to UCLA’s recent turnaround (2:17) and how the team has had to adjust to a new coaching staff without senior leadership (7:10). He also talks about simplifying things to eliminate excuses (10:30) and how proud he was of his team limiting turnovers in their win over Colorado (17:00). Cronin also discusses how the strength...
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February 25, 2020 48 min
Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Don MacLean discuss the Pac-12 teams on the NCAA Tournament Bubble and which teams might be dancing in March (3:53). They look at remaining schedules and wonder if Oregon’s last three games at home could lead to them winning the regular season conference championship (8:54). Mike and Don break down UCLA’s turnaround (16:13) and show how the lack of consistency among the top teams has led to the current...
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February 19, 2020 49 min
Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview one of the signature voices of Pac-12 basketball, Pac-12 Networks’ Ted Robinson. Ted recalls the scary Oscar da Silva injury in Colorado, and highlights the actions of both Tad Boyle and Jerod Haase to bring the two teams together (6:24). Mike, Don and Ted break down the top six in the Pac-12 Standings (11:40), and talk about teams wanting to avoid the early morning game in...
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Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean evaluate the top teams in the Pac-12, as the league enters the home stretch of the regular season. They review the six teams vying for a Pac-12 Tournament bye (1:48), and determine whether or not 13 wins will be the magic number to win the conference's regular season (4:35). Mike and Don discuss Arizona State and Remy Martin’s recent success, and debate if Martin is a potential ch...
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February 12, 2020 32 min
Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview Oregon State forward Tres Tinkle. Tinkle talks about breaking into the Top 10 of the Pac-12 all-time scoring list (2:10), and explains what it has been like to play for his dad the last four seasons (6:24). He explains how it has affected their relationship (8:53) and how emotional senior day will be (10:59). Tinkle also breaks down the inconsistent play of the Beavers to start co...
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Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam and Don MacLean discuss the unpredictability of the Pac-12 this season and preview who is climbing towards a post season berth. Mike gives the latest update on the health of Stanford forward Oscar Da Silva (3:50), and he and Don discuss where Stanford stands after his injury (6:44). They talk about Colorado's experience being a key factor to the Buffs being atop the Pac-12 standings (8:30), and previe...
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February 5, 2020 40 min
Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview former Arizona star and current Pac-12 Networks analyst Richard Jefferson. The former Wildcat shares some of his favorite moments while in Tucson (3:30), and explains the differences in college basketball when he was in school (5:27). Jefferson reminisces about battling against Luke Walton in practice (8:00), and describes his favorite things about playing for Lute Olson10:08...
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Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean review another wild weekend of Pac-12 basketball, and determine whether or not there is any separation in the conference championship race. They discuss Stanford bouncing back from three consecutive losses to defeat Oregon on Saturday (4:48), and explain why the Ducks should not be worried after a tough road loss (8:10). Don tells us why Arizona’s road sweep over the Washington school...
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January 29, 2020 24 min
Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam & Don MacLean interview Colorado head coach Tad Boyle. They discuss how the Buffs have found success with 3-point shooting (1:32), and how the team’s experience has set high expectations for the season. Coach Boyle talks about beating a top-15 Dayton as a turning point for the offense (5:18), and how the team’s strong leadership starts with McKinley Wright and Evan Battey. Mike and Don ask about Tyler ...
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Pac-12 Networks’ Mike Yam & Don MacLean discuss the significance of some home sweeps in the conference this past weekend (3:00). They consider what a handful of close losses mean for Washington’s NCAA tournament chances (4:18), and what it takes for teams to overcome adversity as the season progresses. Mike and Don explain what USC has done to put themselves in contention for the regular season conference crown (8:17), and what...
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January 22, 2020 25 min
Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview Oregon guard Payton Pritchard. The senior guard talks about receiving more national attention for his play this season (2:50), and reveals how he bounced back from a disappointing junior season (4:50). Pritchard also discusses the benefits of going to school with other great athletes such as Sabrina Ionescu and Justin Herbert (15:30), and explains why he is ready to join the ...
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Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean discuss another wild weekend in the Pac-12, including USC & Oregon’s incredible comeback wins on Saturday. They break down the ways Stanford must regroup after a disappointing loss at the Galen Center (6:24), and determine if USC is now a top-tier team in the Pac-12 (12:40). Mike and Don also analyze how many wins it will take to win the conference (15:30), and applaud the perform...
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January 15, 2020 25 min
Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean interview Stanford head coach Jerod Haase. They discuss why the Cardinal have been so successful this season (2:43), and how juniors Oscar Da Silva and Daejon Davis have become the leaders of a young squad. Coach Haase explains the smooth transition of adding freshman point guard Tyrell Terry to the starting lineup (5:43), and explains the reasons he knew Terry would make an immediate...
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Pac-12 Networks' Mike Yam and Don MacLean break down another upset-filled week of Pac-12 basketball, and discuss how the parity in the league might affect NCAA Tournament seeding (1:10). Mike and Don chat about Stanford & Cal’s impressive sweep of the Washington schools (6:26), and marvel at the improvement of Cal guard Matt Bradley. They also look at Washington’s issues after losing point guard Quade Green (11:10), and b...
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