This article nicely sums up what SUC basketball is all about:
In particular (emphasis mine):USC's Nick Young, however, wants something he was denied a year ago when the Trojans failed to qualify for the Pac-10 Tournament.
"I want to see the gifts we get," Young said. "I've been talking about that since we didn't make the Pac-10 Tournament."
And, yes, Young meant participation gifts such as iPods or Playstations, but most other players and coaches seem a little more interested in the basketball presents that can come from their presence in a conference tournament.
And of course, our boys know what it's really about:And for a surging school such as UCLA, the Pac-10 Tournament represents another step toward what the Bruins hope to accomplish.
"We set three goals at the beginning of the new year - Pac-10 champion, Pac-10 Tournament champion and national champion - and we hope to not fall short of any of those," UCLA guard Arron Afflalo said.