Our Pac-12 Fridays miniseries on college basketball in the Conference of (real NCAA) Champions and its Midwest partners, the B1G, continues its time-machine journey into the recent past with a look at another fun season: The two leagues placed 10 teams into March Madness, and one of them made the Final Four after two squads from the Pac-10 made it to the Sweet 16. Oddly, though, it was a down year for the B1G, as all six tourney teams lost early in the dance.

2006 Pac-10 PoY: Brandon Roy, G, Washington (original, confirmed)

The UCLA Bruins had a stellar season, winning the regular-season title, the postseason conference tourney, and reaching the Final Four—losing in the National Final to the Florida Gators. The Washington Huskies finished just one game behind UCLA in the round robin, though, followed by the California Golden Bears one game in back of UW. The Bruins beat Cal in league tournament finals, while the Huskies reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. So, that’s the rub.

Washington guard Brandon Roy (7.0 WS) topped the PoY vote and the league in Win Shares, while UCLA placed four players in the Top 10. Cal forward Leon Powe (5.0) was the best player on his team, and even though Roy had a teammate in the Top 10, that teammate’s value was relatively low (3.9). So we will confirm Roy’s vote win here, pretty easily.

2006 B1G PoY: Terence Dials, F, Ohio State (original); James Augustine, F, Illinois (revised)

Ohio State won the regular-season crown by 1 game over both Illinois and Iowa, while it was the Hawkeyes who beat the Buckeyes in the conference tourney’s final game. Ohio State F Terence Dials (5.9 WS) won the PoY vote, and we suspect few people outside of Columbus remember him. Iowa placed three guys in the Top 9, while Illini F James Augustine (8.6) cleared the field by 2.3 WS as the only member of his team in the Top 10. This was obviously a very bad vote. We fixed it.