Basketball: Pre-tourney reading

Here’s an assortment of stories related to Pac-10 teams headed to the NCAA Tournament, starting with my story from this morning’s editions on Cal’s matchup vs. Maryland at Kansas City.

Here is Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy’s piece on Mike Montgomery’s return to the NCAA after 12 trips at Stanford.

Check out the Seattle Times’ story on Washington’s game against Mississippi State, the Arizona Daily Star’s story on Arizona’s surprise bid and matchup with SEC champion Mississippi State, the Arizona Republic’s take on ASU’s return to the tournament to face Temple, the L.A. Times’ stories on UCLA beginning its match toward a possibleĀ fourth straight Final Four, andĀ on red-hot USC.

Jeff Faraudo