The unbalanced PAC 12 schedule robbed these two rivals of the chance to play each twice during the regular season. Both earned the right to play in the PAC 12 Championship game. The two most talented PAC 12 teams are right where the media predicted them to be before the season and the match-up is a classic contrast in styles. A great defensive team in Arizona vs. a very good offense hitting on all cylinders right now led by an unconventional point guard in UCLA.
More importantly, UCLA fans will get a chance to see what their team is really made of tonight. The old saying is defense wins championships. UCLA will put that theory to the test tonight but more importantly, UCLA will play its first ranked team since January 16. Is UCLA merely good (for the most part) at beating bad/mediocre teams or is UCLA a great offensive team capable of making some noise in the NCAA tournament? Tonight's PAC 12 final should give everyone a good idea.
The game is on Fox Sports 1 and as an added bonus for Kyle Anderson this is his chance to make a statement that he should have been the PAC 12 Most Outstanding Player over Arizona's Nick Johnson.