All-tournament passes to go on sale for 2017 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tourney
Tickets go on sale to general public Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. PT
Tournament to take place Mar. 8 - 11, 2017 in Las Vegas
SAN FRANCISCO– The Pac-12 announced today that all-tournament passes for the 2017 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament Presented by New York Life will go on sale next week, with an exclusive pre-sale starting Wednesday, Oct. 26 and tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. PT at pac-12.com/tickets. All-tournament passes provide fans the best locations, for the best price, to all 11 games of the tournament.
The 2017 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played Wednesday - Saturday, March 8 - 11 2017, and for the first time will be played in the brand new, state-of-the art T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The tournament features 11 games over four intense days.
"Over the past four years in Las Vegas, this tournament has consistently grown in attendance and significance and we are excited to bring this must-attend event to the city’s best basketball venue," said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. "Our student-athletes deserve the biggest stage for this championship event and we look forward to our fans joining us once again in Las Vegas for what promises to be another thrilling tournament.”
Last year, Oregon captured the tournament title as sell-out crowds witnessed exciting games played by some of the best college basketball teams in the country. Oregon went on to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, with six other Pac-12 teams earning bids to the Big Dance.
Overall, 2015-16 was a historic season in Pac-12 men’s basketball. Nine teams finished the year ranked in the RPI Top 100, all 12 teams posted Top 100 Strengths of Schedule, and league play featured seven matchups between AP Top 25 teams, the most for the conference since 2007-08.
This year promises another great season with top student-athletes returning and fresh talent arriving on campus. The Pac-12 will feature four preseason All-Americans according to Athlon Sports, including a national-best three first-team selections in OREGON's Dillon Brooks, WASHINGTON's Markelle Fultz and CALIFORNIA's Ivan Rabb. 2015-16 Pac-12 All-Conference performers Brooks, Rabb and Isaac Hamilton (UCLA) headline the list of the league's top returners, while Fultz and fellow McDonald’s All-Americans Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf of UCLA and Kobi Simmons of ARIZONA lead a group of 18 freshmen rated in Scout's Class of 2016 Top 100 recruit rankings, the second-most of any league in the country.
To learn more about the upcoming season, follow coverage of today’s Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day by tuning into Pac-12 Network or pac-12.com for storylines, interviews, and more as the Pac-12 prepares for another standout year in men’s basketball. The full 2016-17 composite schedule can also be found at pac-12.com.
In partnership with Las Vegas Events, the Pac-12 is hosting the conference tournament in Las Vegas for the fifth year in a row in 2017. For the first time this season, the tournament will be played in the new T-Mobile Arena.
Additional ticketing information is available at pac-12.com/tickets.
About the Pac-12 Conference:
Recognized as the 'Conference of Champions' for its unequaled NCAA Championships, the Pac-12 Conference comprises the 12 leading universities located in the Western United States: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to www.pac-12.com/conference.