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2015 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament

Presented by New York Life
March 11-14 | MGM Grand Garden Arena

Pac-12 men's basketball tournament to feature top Las Vegas entertainment

Mar 9, 2015

Las Vegas– This week’s Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament  Presented by New York Life will feature some of Las Vegas’ top entertainment acts, the Conference announced today. Included in the line-up are some of the most iconic performers from Las Vegas shows, including Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, Human Nature, and KÀ by Cirque du Soleil.

The Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be played Wednesday-Saturday, March 11-14, 2015, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The tournament features 11 games over four intense days. Last year, UCLA captured the title in an exciting atmosphere as thousands of fans witnessed competitive games played by some of the best college basketball teams in the country.

A major benefit to playing the tournament in Las Vegas is access to first-rate entertainment. Throughout the tournament sessions, many of the most popular and acclaimed Las Vegas entertainment acts are scheduled to perform national anthems and halftime acts.  

KÀ by Cirque du Soleil will perform both the national anthem and halftime performance of the Pac-12 Championship game on Saturday. Other acts making appearances throughout the tournament include Melody Sweets from Absinthe, Damien Lawson and Sugar Joans from NBC’s The Voice, the Human Slinky, the acclaimed dance crew Jabbawockeez, Raiding the Rock Vault, and the Australian Bee Gees. 

Tickets to this year’s tournament are in extremely high demand. Sessions 3 through 6 are sold out as of Monday but limited tickets to Sessions 1 and 2 on Wednesday are still available at and at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Box Office.  

Entertainment highlights include (subject to change):

Wednesday, March 11
Session 1
Game 1 (Noon PT): Human Nature (National Anthem) and Raiding the Rock Vault (Halftime)
Game 2 (2:30 p.m. PT): Sugar Joans from The Voice (Halftime)

Session 2
Game 3 (6:00 p.m. PT): Melody Sweets from Absinthe (National Anthem) and Limbo Queen (Halftime)
Game 4 (8:30 p.m. PT): Dunkers (Halftime)
Thursday, March 12
Session 3    
Game 5 (Noon PT): Kristen Hertzenberg from Million Dollar Quartet (National Anthem) and Australian Bee Gees (Halftime)
Game 6 (2:30 p.m. PT): Tap Dancing Duo from Absinthe (Halftime)

Session 4
Game 7 (6 p.m. PT): John Krause from Rock of Ages (National Anthem) and Peter Rabbit and Snap Boogie (Halftime)
Game 8 (8:30 p.m. PT): Jabbawockeez (Halftime)

Friday, March 13 (Semifinals)
Session 5
Game 9 (6 p.m. PT): Travis Cloer from Jersey Boys (National Anthem) and Human Slinky (Halftime)
Game 10 (8:30 p.m. PT): Damien Lawson from The Voice (Halftime)
Saturday, March 14 (Championship)
Session 6    
Game 11 (8 p.m. PT): KÀ by Cirque du Soleil (National Anthem and Halftime)