At this point, only two or three Pac-12 basketball teams look worthy of being in NCAAs

Nearing the midpoint of the season, there are still plenty of games left, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the Pac-12 to change what looks to be a slim number of teams advancing to the NCAA tournament.

By now you’ve heard the Pac-12 performed a historically spectacular pratfall in college football bowl games.

Utah produced the lone victory in the conference’s dismal 1-8 performance — the worst postseason record by a league — that has many contemplating how the Pac-12 can restore a product that pales in comparison to the rest of the major conferences.

Meanwhile, the situation isn’t as dire on the men’s basketball side of things, but the Pac-12 didn’t exactly set itself up for success in March following a mediocre showing in nonconference matchups.

Against ranked teams, the Pac-12 went 6-9 against the other Power Six conferences (Big 12, Big Ten, Big East, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast).

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Only the SEC, which went 6-11, had a poorer showing.

Nearing the midpoint of the season, there are still plenty of games left, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the Pac-12 to change what looks to be a slim number of teams advancing to the NCAA tournament.

No. 4 Arizona State and No. 14 Arizona are the only Pac-12 teams in The Associated Press Top 25. And UCLA was the only other team to receive votes.

ESPN’s Andy Katz included all three among his projections of teams that will receive one of the 36 at-large bids to the Big Dance.

Still, others project an even dourer forecast for the Pac-12.

ESPN’s bracket guru Joe Lunardi includes just Arizona and Arizona State among his 68-team field.

If Lunardi is right, it would be the fewest Pac-12 teams in the NCAA tournament since 2012, when Washington won the regular-season league title with a 14-4 record.

The Huskies sat at 21-10 on Selection Sunday, but they became the first regular-season winner…

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