Larry Stone: The Pac-12 is the toast of the NCAA men’s tournament. Who besides Bill Walton saw that coming?

SEATTLE — This is going to take some getting used to. The Pac-12 not being demeaned, belittled or mocked in men’s basketball and/or football? An enterprise overseen by Larry Scott getting lauded for its overachievement? Our poor, forlorn little conference proving to be the biggest, baddest dudes in the NCAA Tournament? Who in the world saw it coming, other than the psychedelic sage of Westwood, Bill Walton? But when Walton revealed his Final Four prediction that included five Pac-12 schools — don’t sweat it; that’s just Bruin math — it was just Bill being Bill. No one would have ever guessed t…

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