Adjusted format, bracket announced for 2021 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 has adjusted the format and updated the bracket for the upcoming 2021 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life set to be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from March 10-13.
With 11 teams eligible to participate in the 2021 tournament, the event format has been adjusted to 10 total games featuring three First Round contests on Wednesday, March 10 followed by four Quarterfinal games on Thursday, March 11, a pair of Semifinals on Friday, March 12, and the Championship on Saturday, March 13.
The top five seeds will receive First Round byes in the updated bracket, with the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds slated to meet in Thursday’s second Quarterfinal.
Additionally, tip-off times have been adjusted to allow for improved testing protocols and adequate sanitization between games.
2021 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life
T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
Wednesday, March 10
Game 1: No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed, 1:00 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 2: No. 7 seed vs. No. 10 seed, 4:00 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Game 3: No. 6 seed vs. No. 11 seed, 7:00 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Thursday, March 11
Game 4: No. 1 seed vs. Game 1 winner, 11:30 a.m. PT - PAC12
Game 5: No. 4 seed vs. No. 5 seed, 2:30 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Game 6: No. 2 seed vs. Game 2 winner, 5:30 p.m. PT* - PAC12
Game 7: No. 3 seed vs. Game 3 winner, 8:30 p.m. PT* - ESPN
Friday, March 12
Game 8: Semifinal 1, 5:30 p.m. PT - PAC12
Game 9: Semifinal 2, 8:30 p.m. PT* - ESPN
Saturday, March 13
Game 10: Championship, 7:30 p.m. PT - ESPN
Game times are local to site; * - approximate tip time