The Pac-12 Tournament figures to be very competitive, although it'd be a shock if it doesn't end up being one of the top four seeds that goes home with the crown. Oregon, Utah, Cal and Arizona have distanced themselves from the competition, with Colorado a potential sleeper. Every other team has been at .500 or less in conference play, so it's hard to see any of those squads putting enough consistency to win four games in a row.
Pac-12 champions Oregon earned the first seed and will face the winner of Washington vs. Stanford. Second seeded Utah gets either USC or UCLA. Third seeded Cal faces either Oregon State or Arizona State, while fourth seeded Arizona battles either Washington State or Colorado. That could set up a pretty dynamite semi-finals matchup of Oregon and Arizona in one match, with Cal and Utah in the other.
Below is the official Pac-12 tournament schedule.
2016 PAC-12 MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Wednesday-Saturday, March 9-12
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
|Wednesday, March 9 • Pac-12 Network|
|Game 1: #8 WASHINGTON vs. #9 STANFORD, 12:10 p.m. PT|
|Game 2: #5 COLORADO vs. #12 WASHINGTON STATE, approx. 2:40 p.m. PT|
|Game 3: #7 USC vs. #10 UCLA, 6:10 p.m. PT|
|Game 4: #6 OREGON STATE vs. #11 ARIZONA STATE, approx. 8:40 p.m. PT|
|Thursday, March 10|
|Game 5: #8/9 vs. #1 OREGON, 12:10 p.m. PT (P12N)|
|Game 6: #5/12 vs. #4 ARIZONA, approx. 2:40 p.m. PT (P12N)|
|Game 7: #7/10 vs. #2 UTAH, 6:15 p.m. PT (P12N)|
|Game 8: #6/11 vs. #3 CALIFORNIA, approx. 8:45 p.m. PT (FS1)|
|Friday, March 11|
|Game 9: Semifinal 1, 6:15 p.m. PT (P12N)|
|Game 10: Semifinal 2, approx. 8:45 p.m. PT (FS1)|
|Saturday, March 12 • FS1|
|Game 11: Championship game, 7:15 p.m. PT|