Bracket set for 2023 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life
Tournament Central | Printable bracket (PDF) | Pac-12.com/tickets
SAN FRANCISCO - The bracket for the 2023 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life is set with UCLA claiming the No. 1 seed for the first time since 2013 following its outright regular-season title. Action tips off this Wednesday, March 8 for its seventh year at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. All-Tournament Passes and Single-Session Tickets are on sale now at Pac-12.com/tickets.
No. 4 nationally ranked UCLA (27-4, 18-2) secured its sixth all-time No. 1 seed and will be seeking its fifth tourney crown (1987, 2006, 2008, 2014). The Bruins claimed their 32nd regular-season title by matching the Conference-record of 18 league wins set by Arizona last year.
No. 8 ranked Arizona (25-6, 14-6) will look to defend its 2022 title as the No. 2 seed thanks to its season sweep of USC. It marks the second straight year, and fifth time in tourney history (1987, 2011, 2014, 2022), that the Bruins and Wildcats enter as the Pac-12 Tournament's top-two seeds.
USC (22-9, 14-6) earned the No. 3 seed for the second straight year, and a first-round bye for the fourth consecutive event - tied with UCLA for the league's longest active streak. The Trojans have reached the 20-win plateau for a program-record fourth straight season.
Fourth place OREGON (18-13, 12-8) collected the final bye, the Ducks' eighth in 13 seasons under head coach Dana Altman.
The No. 5 seed came down to the final game of the regular season, with WASHINGTON STATE (16-15, 11-9) coming out of the tie for fifth with ARIZONA STATE (20-11, 11-9) to claim its best seed since 2008 (No. 3). With a split season series, the Cougars slotted in to No. 5 by virtue of their 2-2 mark against Arizona (1-1) and USC (1-1), while the Sun Devils dropped to 1-3 with Saturday's finale loss to the Trojans (1-1 ARIZ, 0-2 USC).
UTAH (17-14, 10-10) finished in solo seventh place to earn the No. 7 seed. WASHINGTON (16-15, 8-12) emerged from a tie for eighth with COLORADO (16-15, 8-12) to earn the No. 8 seed due to its season sweep of the Buffaloes, who then slot in at No. 9.
No. 10 STANFORD (13-18, 7-13), No. 11 OREGON STATE (11-20, 5-15) and No. 12 CALIFORNIA (3-28, 2-18) round out the tourney seeds.
Eight tourney contests will air on Pac-12 Network, while the final quarterfinal and semifinal contests and the Championship Game will be broadcast on ESPN.
2023 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life
March 8-11, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
Wednesday, March 8
Game 1: No. 8 WASHINGTON vs. No. 9 COLORADO, 12:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 2: No. 5 WASHINGTON STATE vs. No. 12 CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Game 3: No. 7 UTAH vs. No. 10 STANFORD, 6:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 4: No. 6 ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 11 OREGON STATE, 8:30 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Thursday, March 9
Game 5: No. 1 UCLA vs. Game 1 winner, 12:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 6: No. 4 OREGON vs. Game 2 winner, 2:30 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Game 7: No. 2 ARIZONA vs. Game 3 winner, 6:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 8: No. 3 USC vs. Game 4 winner, 8:30 p.m. PT* - ESPN
Friday, March 10
Game 9: Semifinal 1, 6:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 10: Semifinal 2, 8:30 p.m. PT* - ESPN
Saturday, March 11
Game 11: Championship, 7:30 p.m. PT - ESPN
Game times are local to site; * - approximate tip time