It's amazing what one weekend can do for a basketball team's confidence.
And how desperate it can make another feel.
The Pac-10 tournament opens Thursday and there is no more important game
than Arizona State against Oregon in the 4-5 matchup at Staples Center. A
conference that expects to receive five NCAA Tournament berths might now be
looking at just four if the Ducks can't find immediate success at the arena
Shaq and Kobe call home.