Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament begins Wednesday
• All-Conference honors were announced this morning. Yearly awards include ARIZONA's Nick Johnson as Player of the Year; ARIZONA's Aaron Gordon as Freshman of the Year; ARIZONA STATE's Jordan Bachynski as Defensive Player of the Year; STANFORD's Anthony Brown as Most Improved Player of the Year; and ARIZONA's Sean Miller as the John Wooden Coach of the Year.
• The Pac-12 is fourth in the Sagarin conference ratings thanks in large part to eight league teams listed among the top 60. Seven Pac-12 teams were among the top 55 in the latest NCAA RPI (see page 5 for Pac-12 rankings). No other conference has more teams ranked in the NCAA RPI top 55 than the Pac-12.
• The Pac-12 posted a non-conference record of 119-32 (.788), with a home record in non-league games at 94-6 (.940). . . In league play, home teams were 72-36 (.667) in Pac-12 play. . . ARIZONA was perfect at home this season, posting a 18-0 mark. The Wildcats have won 21 straight in McKale Center. . . One other team had just one blemish on its home court record this season - ARIZONA STATE (16-1).
• The Pac-12 Women crowned their Tournament champion Sunday evening as USC defeated Oregon State, 71-62. The No. 5-seeded Women of Troy pulled off the challenging feat of winning four straight games to claim its first tournament title.
PAC-12 MEN’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Las Vegas, Nev. (MGM Grand Garden Arena - Capacity: 12,916)
Wed., Mar. 12
No. 8 UTAH vs. No. 9 WASHINGTON, 12:06 p.m. PT, P12N
Series: WASH leads 8-7. Streak: UTAH 1
2013-14: WASH won 59-57 in Seattle; UTAH won 78-69 in Salt Lake City
No. 5 COLORADO vs. No. 12 USC, 2:30 p.m. PT, P12N
Series: COLO leads 6-3. Streak: COLO 3
2013-14: COLO won 83-62 in Boulder, 83-74 in Los Angeles
No. 7 OREGON vs. No. 10 OREGON STATE, 6:06 p.m. PT, P12N
Series: OSU leads 185-156. Streak: ORE 1
2013-14: OSU won 80-72 in Corvallis, ORE won 93-83 in Eugene
No. 6 STANFORD vs. No. 11 WASHINGTON STATE, 8:36 p.m. PT, P12N
Series: STAN leads 72-59. Streak: STAN 3
2013-14: STAN won 80-48 at Stanford, STAN won 69-56 in Pullman
Thurs., Mar. 13
Winner of Game 1 vs. No. 1 ARIZONA, 12:06 p.m. PT, P12N
Winner of Game 2 vs. No. 4 CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m. PT, P12N
Winner of Game 3 vs. No. 2 UCLA, 6:06 p.m. PT, P12N
Winner of Game 4 vs. No. 3 ARIZONA STATE, 8:40 p.m. PT, FS1
Fri., Mar. 14
Semifinal 1, 6:06 p.m. PT, P12N
Semifinal 2, 8:40 p.m. PT, FS1
Sat., Mar. 15
Pac-12 Championship Game, 3:02 p.m. PT, FS1
All Tournament games are available on Sirius (157)/XM (190)
Game times local to site.