The 2017 Pac-12 Tournament will be one of the most interesting conference tournaments to watch, as they currently have three teams ranked in the top 10 in the country. #3 UCLA, #5 Oregon, and #7 Arizona are all capable of not only winning the Pac-12 Tournament, but also the whole ball of wax at the NCAA Tournament.
This year’s Pac-12 Tournament is set to run from Wednesday, March 8 through Saturday, March 11 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. Even though it’s a 12-team field, it seems to be a three-team race, with UCLA, Oregon, or Arizona being a virtual lock to win the tournament.
Oregon and Arizona finished tied for first in the Pac-12 with regular season records of 16-2 in conference play. But because the Ducks beat the Wildcats in their lone meeting this year, Oregon was awarded the #1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament. UCLA was given the #3 seed, as they finished in third place in the regular season with a 15-3 record in conference play.
Oregon won the Pac-12 Tournament last year, and if they can repeat as champions, they would be pretty much guaranteed a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Now that we know a little bit about what to expect in these games, let’s breakdown the bracket and schedule for the 2017 Pac-12 Tournament.
2017 Pac-12 Tournament Bracket
2017 Pac-12 Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, March 8 (First Round)
Game 1 – #8 Arizona State vs. #9 Stanford at 3:00 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Game 2 – #5 California vs. #12 Oregon State at 5:30 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Game 3 – #7 Colorado vs. #10 Washington State at 9:00 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Game 4 – #6 USC vs. #11 Washington at 11:30 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Thursday, March 9 (Quarterfinals)
Game 5 – #1 Oregon vs. Game 1 Winner at 3:00 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Game 6 – #4 Utah vs. Game 2 Winner at 5:30 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Game 7 – #2 Arizona vs. Game 3 Winner at 9:00 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Game 8 – #3 UCLA vs. Game 4 Winner at 11:30 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Friday, March 10 (Semifinals)
Game 9 – Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner at 9:00 P.M. EST on Pac-12 Network
Game 10 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner at 11:30 P.M. EST on ESPN
Saturday, March 11 (Championship)
Game 11 – Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner at 11:00 P.M. EST on ESPN