No. 1 seed Oregon landed right where it was supposed to be -- in the Pac-12 tournament final. The Ducks beat Cal, 73-65 on Friday night to make it to the championship game. But in the title game, without Pac-12 leading rebounder Chris Boucher, Oregon gave up 83 points to Sean Millers Arizona Wildcats, potentially giving up a chance to land a No. 1 seed on Selection Sunday.
It has been nine years since a team from the Pac-12 reached the Final Four, but with three teams in the Associated Press top 10, some believe this might be the year the conference ends the drought.
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UCLA, Oregon and Arizona are all trendy picks to make deep runs in the Big Dance. But before they can move on, they have business to take care of in the Pac-12 tournament starting Wednesday in Las Vegas. All three teams project as top 3 seeds in Jerry Palm’s bracketology -- a line not likely to change before the committee hands down its selections. We will know the fate of these teams soon enough.
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Gary Parrish: UCLA
Matt Norlander: Arizona
Jerry Palm: UCLA
Howard Megdal: Arizona
Kyle Boone: UCLA
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Scores (All times Eastern)
|Wednesday, March 8 (First round)|
|Game 1: No. 8 Arizona State 98, No. 9 Stanford 88 (OT)|
| Game 2: No. 5 California 67, No. 12 Oregon State 62|
|Game 3: No. 7 Colorado 73, No. 10 Washington State 63|
|Game 4: No. 6 USC 78, No. 11 Washington 73|
|Thursday, March 9 (Quarterfinals)|
|Game 5: No. 1 Oregon 80 No. 8 Arizona State 57|
|Game 6: No. 4 Utah 75 No. 5 California 78|
|Game 7: No. 2 Arizona 92, No. 7 Colorado 78|
|Game 8: No. 3 UCLA 76, USC 74|
|Friday, March 10 (Semifinals)|
|Game 9: No. 1 Oregon 73, No. 5 California 65|
|Game 10: No. 2 Arizona 86, No. 3 UCLA 75|
|Saturday, March 11 (Championship)|
|Game 11: No. 1 Oregon 80, No. 2 Arizona 83|