Bracket set for 2022 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life
SAN FRANCISCO - The bracket for the 2022 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life is set with ARIZONA claiming the No. 1 seed following a record-setting regular season. The 25th edition - 10th in Las Vegas - is slated to tip off this Wednesday, March 9 for its sixth year at T-Mobile Arena. All-Tournament Passes and Single-Session Tickets are on sale now at Pac-12.com/tickets.
No. 2 nationally ranked Arizona (28-3, 18-2) became the first team in Conference history to win 18 league games en route to the regular-season crown and tourney's top seed. It is the Wildcats' ninth time as the Pac-12 tourney's No. 1 seed, first since last winning the title in 2018.
No. 17 ranked UCLA (23-6, 15-5) claimed the No. 2 seed with its 75-68 victory over rival and No. 16 ranked USC (25-6, 14-6) in the regular-season finale on Saturday. For both the Bruins and third-seeded Trojans, it marks their fourth first-round byes in the last five seasons.
COLORADO (20-10, 12-8) finished fourth in the standings to claim the No. 4 seed and a bye for the second consecutive tournament.
OREGON (18-13, 11-9) emerged from a three-way tie for fifth place with WASHINGTON (16-14, 11-9) and WASHINGTON STATE (18-13, 11-9) to earn the No. 5 seed by virtue of its two victories over UCLA. The Huskies then slotted in at No. 6 due to their 1-0 mark versus Arizona State, with the Cougars going to No. 7 (1-1 vs. ASU).
No. 8 ARIZONA STATE (14-16, 10-10), No. 9 STANFORD (15-15, 8-12), No. 10 CALIFORNIA (12-19, 5-15), No. 11 UTAH (11-19, 4-16) and No. 12 OREGON STATE (3-27, 1-19) round out the tourney seeds.
Eight tourney contests will air on Pac-12 Network, while the final quarterfinal and semifinal contests will be broadcast on FS1.
Saturday's Championship Game will tip at 6:00 p.m. PT and air on FOX, the first time airing on a broadcast network since 2012 (CBS).
2022 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
Wednesday, March 9
Game 1: No. 8 ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 9 STANFORD, 12:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 2: No. 5 OREGON vs. No. 12 OREGON STATE, 2:30 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Game 3: No. 7 WASHINGTON STATE vs. No. 10 CALIFORNIA, 6:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 4: No. 6 WASHINGTON vs. No. 11 UTAH, 8:30 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Thursday, March 10
Game 5: No. 1 ARIZONA vs. Game 1 winner, 12:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 6: No. 4 COLORADO vs. Game 2 winner, 2:30 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Game 7: No. 2 UCLA vs. Game 3 winner, 6:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 8: No. 3 USC vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m. PT* - FS1
Friday, March 11
Game 9: Semifinal 1, 6:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 10: Semifinal 2, 8:30 p.m. PT* - FS1
Saturday, March 12
Game 11: Championship, 6:00 p.m. PT - FOX
Game times are local to site; * - approximate tip time