With Arizona making it to the Final Four, the Pac-10 bashers have crawled under their rocks once more. Even though 7 of the top 17 teams were in the West, Arizona breezed through the West Regional, winning each game by 18 points or more. UCLA and Stanford gave Arizona better games in conference play.
Next year, the Pac-10 will be stronger from top to bottom, and with Arizona's potent message, the NCAA needs to select more Pac-10 teams for its tournament.
RICHARD R. LINDE