Pac-12 sends record seven teams to NCAA tournament
Oregon's week just keeps getting better. After taking home the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament title on Saturday night, the Ducks were named the #1 seed in the NCAA Western Region. It's the first-ever No. 1 seed in Oregon men's basketball history. They'll head to Spokane, Washington to face off against the winner of the Holy Cross-Southern matchup on Friday night.
— Oregon Pit Crew (@OregonPitCrew) March 13, 2016
Colorado finished 22-11 on the season and earned a No.8 seed in the Southern Region. The Buffs finished the Pac-12 season strong and will look to carry that momentum into their Thursday night game against ninth-seeded UConn.
The Wildcats join the Buffs in the Southern Region with a No. 6 seed. Arizona faces the winner of Vanderbilt-Wichita State on Friday night in Providence.
After an impressive performance in the Pac-12 Tournament, taking Utah to overtime in the semifinals, the Golden Bears were rewarded with a No. 4 seed in the Southern Region -- their highest seed ever. They'll clash with 13th-seeded Hawai'i on Thursday night.
— Cal Men's Basketball (@CalMensBBall) March 13, 2016
Oregon State made huge strides this season, finishing 19-12 and earning a spot in the dance for the first time since 1990. Yes, you read that right. The Beavers -- thought by some to be playing for their NCAA lives in Las Vegas -- are a No. 7 seed. They'll join Oregon in the West Region and face off against tenth-seeded VCU on Friday night.
The Trojans looked strong in their 24-point win over UCLA in the Pac-12 Tournament opening round last Wednesday, putting them in the NCAA discussion. USC is an No. 8 seed in the East Region, squaring off against ninth-seeded Providence on Thursday night.
Utah fell just short of the Pac-12 Tournament title, but earned the second-highest seed for the conference. The No. 3 seed Utes meet up with No. 14 seed Fresno State on Thursday night in Denver.
— Utah Basketball (@Runnin_Utes) March 13, 2016