Feb 25, 2012; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Jesse Perry (33) shoots the ball in the second half of a game against the UCLA Bruins at the McKale Center. The Wildcats won 65-63. Mandatory Credit: Chris Morrison-US PRESSWIRE
The 2012 Pac-12 basketball tournament has the Arizona Wildcats drawing the number four seed and will play the winner of the USC Trojans and the UCLA Bruins. The Arizona State Sun Devils will play the Stanford Cardinal in Round 1.
The Arizona Wildcats will start the Pac-12 tournament with a first round bye as they finished with the fourth seed overall. Arizona will be playing their first game on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 PM PT and will face the winner of UCLA-USC, who will play 24 hours previous. If they’re able to win their first game, Arizona then will face the number one seed in the tournament on Friday night. Arizona probably does need to win out if they hope on getting back to the NCAA tournament.
The Arizona St. Sun Devils will be starting their season as the No. 10 seed and will play the No. 7 Stanford Cardinal on Wednesday evening at 6 PM at the Staples Center. If they win, ASU will face the number two seed in the tournament on Thursday night 24 hours later.
Here’s the full list of matchups, times, and TV information below:
First Round: Wednesday, March 7
Noon: No. 8 Washington State vs. No. 9 Oregon State (Fox Sports Net)
2:30 p.m.: No. 5 UCLA vs. No. 12 USC (Fox Sports Net)
6 p.m.: No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 10 Arizona State (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m.: No. 6 Colorado vs. No. 11 Utah (Fox Sports Net)
Second Round: Thursday, March 8
12 p.m.: No. 1 Washington vs. Oregon State/Washington State winner (Fox Sports Net)
2:30 p.m.: No. 4 Arizona vs. UCLA/USC winner (Fox Sports Net)
6 p.m.: No. 2 Cal vs. Stanford/Arizona State winner (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m.: No. 3 Oregon vs. Colorado/Utah winner (Fox Sports Net)
Semifinals: Friday, March 9
6 p.m. - Semifinal #1: Winners of early Thursday games (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m. - Semifinal #2: Winners of evening Thursday games (Fox Sports Net)
Championship: Saturday, March 10
3 p.m. - Championship Game (CBS)
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