The quarterfinals of the 2013 Pac-12 tournament are three-quarters of the way through, and while one of the semifinal meetings is already set for a good, expected showdown, the other features the tournament's surprise thus far.
Jarred DuBois drilled a deep three-pointer for Utah to force overtime against the No. 2 California Golden Bears, and the 10th-seeded Utes outscored Cal by 10 in the extra frame to win, 79-69, advancing to the conference semifinals. They will take on the winner of Thursday night's Oregon-Washington game.
On the other side of the bracket, the top-seeded UCLA Bruins edged out the Arizona State Sun Devils, 80-75, after trailing by eight at the half. They will meet the fourth-seeded Arizona Wildcats, who dispatched the Colorado Buffaloes, 79-69, in the other semifinal. The Wildcats and Bruins are scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. PT on Friday night in what will be the first semifinal contest.