2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Results: Isaiah Thomas, Washington Beats Arizona At The Buzzer In Overtime

The California Golden Bears draw the fifth seed in the Pac-10 tournament bracket and will play the fourth-seeded USC Trojans on Thursday afternoon. The Stanford Cardinal are the eighth seed and will play the ninth-seeded Oregon State Beavers on Wednesday night.

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Isaiah Thomas & Washington Huskies Are 2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Champions

Derrick Williams of the Arizona Wildcats was the Pac-10 basketball regular season player of the year, but Isaiah Thomas of the Washington Huskies dominated the 2011 Pac-10 basketball tournament at Staples. He saved his best for the championship game against Arizona, putting up 28 points on 10 of 16 shooting, nailed four three pointers, grabbed five rebounds, dished seven assists and got two steals. And he nailed the buzzer-beater, which you can watch here in all its Gus-gasm glory. Washington wins back-to-back Pac-10 tournaments to punch their ticket to March Madness for sure.

Williams was excellent himself, putting up 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds. Terrence Ross supported Thomas with 16 points, and Solomon Hill and Kevin Parrom added 12 points for Arizona. C.J. Wilcox nailed a three of a Thomas pass to tie the game at the end of regulation, and Parrom nailed a three to tie the game near the end of overtime, setting up Thomas's heroics.

This is the final Pac-10 basketball tournament, since next year the conference will expand with the addition of Colorado and Utah to the Pac-12.

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Washington vs. Arizona, 2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Championship Betting Odds & Prop Bets

The 2011 Pac-10 championship game will tip off at 3:00pm pacific today and the Washington Huskies are going off as an early three point favorite against the Arizona Wildcats. The two teams split their season series but Washington did dominate their home game, while only losing by a point at Arizona. I’m taking Arizona to cover, but I think it’s going to be a tight matchup.

Over at Bodog you can bet on various prop bets. You can bet on first team to score, first team to score ten points, first team to make a three, total made three pointers, total team points, total assists by Isaiah Thomas, total points by Matthew Bryan-Amaning, total points and rebounds by Derrick Williams, and total points by Lamont Jones.

Both teams will be in the NCAA tournament but that should not take away from the intensity level of today’s game. The Wildcats are a lock while the Huskies would seem to be in at this point. Washington is 22-10 with an 11-7 conference record. They lack some serious marque wins, but they’ve got some quantity over quality in their favor.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Championship Schedule: Washington Faces Arizona On CBS

The Washington Huskies looked cooked after stumbling to the finish line, and seemed to be in danger of falling even further in their NCAA tournament seeding entering the conference tourney. Yet here they are, a game away from winning their second straight Pac-10 tournament championship after edging out the Washington St. Cougars and avoiding their third straight loss to their cross-state rivals, and they lucked out by drawing the Oregon Ducks rather than the UCLA Bruins.

The Arizona Wildcats have been by far and away the strongest looking team all season in the Pac-10. Led by Pac-10 coach of the year Sean Miller and Pac-10 player of the year Derrick Williams, they've run their record to a league-best 27-6, muscling their way past the Oregon St. Beavers & the USC Trojans in the tournament to set themselves up for what promises to be an entertaining Saturday showdown with UW.

Arizona and Washington split their season series. The last meeting between these two in Tucson was a classic, with Arizona winning 87-86, the now-legendary block by Williams being the difference. That game helped Arizona clinched sole possession of the regular season title crown.

(via ESPN)

Here is the schedule for Saturday's championship game.

Saturday, March 12

3:10 PM PT/6:10 PM ET -- Pac-10 Tournament Final (on CBS)

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament: USC Trojans Likely Into NCAA Tourney With Upset Of Arizona Wildcats

As we've mentioned earlier, the USC Trojans are still probably on the outside looking in right now despite their victory over Cal yesterday, as Joe Lunardi has him listed in his first four out in his latest bracketology. But they are at least still in the discussion, and they can really make a name for themselves if they end up in the Pac-10 Tournament Championship game tomorrow.

But first, they'd have to go through the Pac-10 regular season champion Arizona Wildcats.

Arizona gave USC trouble in their first matchup, winning 82-73 in Tucson while scorching the Trojan defense with 62% shooting and 10 three pointers. In the rematch in LA though, the Trojans stymied Derrick Williams and hounded the Wildcats to only 57 points. Nikola Vucevic and Alex Stepheson combined for 37 points and 22 rebounds while holding Williams to 8 points and Arizona to 36% shooting.

Hard to see how this game will turn out, but USC has to like the way they're playing and their ability to match up with their defensive length with Vucevic, Stepheson, and Pac-10 defensive player of the year Marcus Simmons. Moreover, USC has way more to play for than Arizona; the Wildcats are probably locked into a four/five seed regardless of how they perform this weekend, whereas the Trojans are playing to survive for March Madness.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Semifinals: Friday Bracket & TV Schedule

After Cal fell to USC in the early Pac-10 tournament quarterfinal game, the rest of the games unfolded somewhat conventionally. Derrick Williams eventually overcome an inspired Oregon St. Beavers team by continuously nailing three pointers (5 of 6 from behind the arc, 22 points overall) to lead the Arizona Wildcats to a 78-69 victory. The Oregon Ducks pounced on a pretty uninspiring effort from the UCLA Bruins, as Dana Altman continues to show he deserved some dap for Pac-10 Coach of the Year. And the Washington Huskies just edged a monstrous effort from Klay Thompson and the Washington St. Cougars, effectively eliminating them from the NCAA tournament race.

So here is tonight's schedule for the semifinals. All games are on Fox Sports Net HD, so check your local listings for which FSN channel is showing the game.

Friday, March 11

6 PM PT/9 PM ET -- USC vs. Arizona

8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET -- Oregon vs. Washington

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament: Cal Cannot Overcome Maurice Jones, Donte Smith, USC Defense

Despite the USC Trojans playing two very close games against the California Golden Bears, they've never been a great matchup for Cal because of their length inside and quick guards who could get dribble penetration. Cal is a skilled team, but they're not very athletic, and it doomed them on Thursday afternoon in their hopes for an NCAA tournament bid. The Trojans prevailed in a 70-56 victory over the Bears.

Maurice Jones and Donte Smith had all sorts of penetration as they both caused havoc inside for the Cal defenders. Cal's big men came to double-team outside on pick and roll situations and Jones and Smith had no trouble getting inside and either scoring at will or kicking it out for open threes. Jones had 16 points, Smith added 14 points, and Alex Stepheson put in 14 points and 16 rebounds (5 offensive boards).

Cal's ball-handlers also had all sorts of trouble on offense, as Jorge Gutierrez and Brandon Smith combined for 13 turnovers. Gutierrez, Harper Kamp, and Markhuri Sanders-Frison combined to shoot 6 of 25 from the field. Allen Crabbe led the Bears with 21 points.

USC will face Arizona in the Pac-10 tournament semifinals and hope to add legitimacy to their NCAA at-large chances. Cal is likely bound for the NIT.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal Schedule Betting Odds: Cal Slight Underdog

The quarterfinals of the 2011 Pac-10 basketball tournament kick off today at Staples Center and the California Golden Bears find themselves as slight underdogs in their matchup with USC. The Luxor down here in sunny Las Vegas (I’m down here for the Mountain West tournament) has the Trojans as three point favorites over Cal. Here are the spreads on the four quarterfinal games, with the favorite to the right.

Cal vs. USC (-3)
Oregon State vs. Arizona (-10.5)
Oregon vs. UCLA (-9)
Washington State vs. Washington (-5)

I think Cal-USC could prove to be the best matchup and also the closest matchup. Their two matchups this year have been decided by a total of five points with each team winning on the road. I would fully expect this game to live up to those previous games. Given that I’d be more inclined to take Cal to cover.

I also think that whomever can get out of that quarterfinal game in one piece would be the serious dark horse to win the Pac-10 tournament. They’ve both played most of the rest of the Pac-10 incredibly close. Either way today’s matchup should be a lot of fun.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Game Preview: Cal, USC Fight To Stay On Bubble

After a few minor upsets here and there, both the California Golden Bears and USC Trojans will be fighting for something pretty big on Thursday afternoon: A chance to play in the NCAA tournament. Both Cal and USC are currently floating right on Joe Lunardi's bubble, but on the outside looking in. A win against each other could be the first step towards an NCAA at-large bid, particularly for the Trojans. A loss almost certainly means the NIT.

Cal and USC split the season series in very close, high-spirited affairs (which Kodiak of the California Golden Blogs expertly recaps here). Harper Kamp and Markhuri Sanders-Frison dominated inside for the Bears in the first game, while Nikola Vucevic and Alex Stephenson took the second matchup with Cal's bigs. The big equalizer is Allen Crabbe, who didn't play well in the first game but stretched the floor enough for Marcus Simmons to have to play him straight up. He missed the second game with a concussion and that allowed USC to clog the paint inside and not respect the outside shot of the Bears. It was just enough to win.

This could be one competitive game. Both teams know what's at stake and will be going all-out for a chance to stay alive. For more coverage, check out the California Golden Blogs and Conquest Chronicles!

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Thursday Bracket & TV Schedule

With the Oregon Ducks beating the Arizona St. Sun Devils 76-69 and the Oregon St. Beavers edging the Stanford Cardinal on Wednesday night at Staples, the final eight contenders for the 2011 Pac-10 tournament crown and an assured automatic bid to the NCAA tournament are set.

The games will be played on Fox Sports Net HD. All games tomorrow will be televised on your local FSN affiliate.

Thursday, March 10

12 PM PT/3 PM ET -- No. 4 USC Trojans (18-13, 10-8) vs. No. 5 California Golden Bears (17-13, 10-8)

2:30 PM PT/5:30 PM ET -- No. 1 Arizona Wildcats (25-6, 14-4) vs. No. 9 Oregon St.  (11-19, 6-13)

6 PM PT/9 PM ET -- No. 2 UCLA Bruins (22-9, 13-5) vs. No. 7 Oregon (15-16, 8-11)

8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET -- No. 3 Washington Huskies (20-10, 11-7) vs. No. 6 Washington St. Cougars (19-11, 9-9)

Friday, March 11

6 PM PT/9 PM ET -- Cal-USC winner vs. Arizona-Oregon St. winner

8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET -- UCLA-Oregon winner vs. Washington-Washington St. winner

Saturday, March 12

3:10 PM PT/6:10 PM ET -- Pac-10 Tournament Final (on CBS)

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament: Stanford Falls To Oregon State, Beavers Will Face Arizona

The Stanford Cardinal did not look like a very good basketball team Wednesday night in their play-in game against the Oregon St. Beavers, and their season probably ended Wednesday night in a 69-67 loss. Oregon State wasn't much better, as both teams combined to shoot just over 34 percent from the field, miss 19 free throws and turnover the ball 21 times. Stanford and Oregon St. mustered 44 total points in the first half before the game devolved in a free throw shooting contest in the second half.

Jared Cunningham only shot 4 of 11 from the field, but went to the line 20 times and finished as the leading Beaver scorer with 24 points. Devon Collier was surprisingly efficient for the Beavers with 19 points on 8 shots and seven free throws, and Ahmad Starks was the offensive spark plug early, finishing with 15 points. Stanford could barely muster any offense other than early offense from Dwight Powell (11 points) and Jeremy Green's three point barrage (all seven of his baskets were from downtown as he finished with 25 points).

If you missed this game, the box score is really all you need in this one. Oregon State will face the Pac-10 regular season champion Arizona Wildcats on Thursday afternoon.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Lines: Stanford Favored Over Oregon State, Oregon & ASU A Pick'Em

The least interesting part of the Pac-10 tournament tips off tonight, as the four bottom-dweller teams with the worst records in the conference square off. Here's the schedule for tonight:

6 PM PT/9 PM ET -- No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (15-15, 7-11) vs. No. 9 Oregon St. Beavers (10-19, 5-13)

8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET -- No. 7. Oregon Ducks (14-16, 7-11) vs. No. 10 Arizona St. Sun Devils (12-18, 4-14)

Not at all an inspiring lineup. Stanford is favored by 3.5 to 4 points over Oregon State. They split the series, with each of them garnering a convincing victory at home. The Cardinal are a better team though with more talent, and they should be able to get the best of the Beavers in the matchup.

What is interesting is that Oregon is basically drawing dead-even with ASU in the eyes of Vegas (with Oregon a one point favorite in some sportsbooks, depending on where you look). This is probably due to the season sweep the Ducks suffered against the Devils, where Oregon could not break 56 points in either contest. These are not good indicators for a successful Wednesday night at Staples.

Line predictions: Furd, ASU

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Player Update: Venoy Overton Suspended On Alcohol Charge, Justin Holiday Suffered Concussion

Not much has gone right for the Washington Huskies this past month, and it's only getting worse. Senior guard Venoy Overton, perhaps Washington's best on-ball defender, has been implicated in supplying alcohol to a minor (a sixteen year old girl), the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. According to Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times, he has been banned from the Pac-10 tournament by head coach Lorenzo Romar. (And it could've been much worse for Overton; he was implicated by the girl for rape, but it appears that this was inconclusive.)

This couldn't come at a worse time for Washington, who are now left with Isaiah Thomas at the point as their only true guard left. Also, Justin Holiday suffered a concussion against USC and HE might not be allowed to play, leaving Washington with only SEVEN scholarship players. AND they're facing the only team in the conference that swept them in the regular season.

Washington is also fighting to keep their NCAA tournament bid alive, and going one-and-done at the Pac-10 tournament would gravely damage their chances. A poor showing Thursday night could put them right back on the bubble.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Sleeper: USC Trojans

Of all the teams staring up at the favorites, the USC Trojans have to be feeling pretty good about their chances. Unless they end up running into Oregon (and no, this isn't a football post), the Men of Troy must be salivating at the possibility of dancing with two or three wins. They have shown they can beat any of the major teams in the conference. And they're playing mere miles from their college campus, as they do every year because the Pac-10 tournament will never ever rotate from Staples. Go figure.

Here's their three game path to March Madness, thanks to our handy schedule guide of the tournament brackets.

First game, second round matchup: Thursday, 12 PM PT/3 PM ET on FSN  --  USC faces off against the California Golden Bears.

Analysis: This could be a really intense game. Both of their previous matchups went down to the final play, with USC missing a three at the buzzer to fall at home in the Galen Center, and Cal missing a three at the buzzer to fall at home in Haas Pavilion. However, Cal was missing Allen Crabbe (concussion) in that game, and he will be plenty healthy in this one. Expect another close game.

Second game, semifinals: Friday, 6 PM PT/9 PM ET on FSN -- USC faces off against the Arizona/Stanford-Oregon St. winner.

Analysis: If USC doesn't expend too much energy trying to beat Cal, they might have enough defensively to hold Arizona in check, as they did a few weeks ago in their mildly surprising upset of the Wildcats a few weeks ago. The ideal opponent is Stanford, but that'd be the ideal opponent almost every game for every team.

Third game, finals: Saturday, 3:10 PM PT/6:10 PM ET on CBS -- Five teams to pick from

Analysis: Again, no Oregon (not likely, since their chain to this game is ASU-UCLA-UW or WSU), and USC should be happy. Their chances are toss-up against everyone (splits against Washington State, Washington, and UCLA), but they are not at a serious disadvantage against any of these opponents.

Conclusions: Two 50-50 games and a tough matchup against Arizona will really hamper USC's chances to wear the crown this Saturday, but the Trojans do have an edge over Arizona and two of the three potential championship opponents: They have to win to get in. The other teams they face down the road technically don't. Can Kevin O'Neill use that to motivate his shorthanded team to win some big games?

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Sleeper: Washington Huskies

The Washington Huskies were the preseason favorites to win the Pac-10, but they disappointed down the stretch, dropping six of their final ten games (including a pretty horrible sweep in Oregon). Despite their dropoff in production the past few weeks, they are still the most offensively efficient team in the conference, and are a dangerous threat to blow apart any other team whenever they get on the court.

Unfortunately, they have been handed a horrible card to try and avoid a first game upset.

First game, second round matchup: 8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET, FSN -- their in-state rivals, the Washington St. Cougars.

Analysis: The Cougars halfcourt defense is one of the best in the conference, and they gave Washington all sorts of trouble in their season sweep of the series. Honestly, the only thing Washington can hope for is regression to the mean, and live by the theory that it's incredibly hard for a team to win three straight games in a rivalry series.

Second game, semifinals: Friday, 8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET on FSN -- Washington would face the winner of the UCLA Bruins / Arizona St. Sun Devils-Oregon Ducks game

Analysis: Fortunes dramatically reverse here if the Huskies can gut through their opening round matchup. Washington has had UCLA's number, although both of their games have been relatively close until the final minutes. Washington would also be comfortable with either Arizona St. or Oregon, despite their ugly loss in Eugene--a neutral court should be more than enough for the Huskies and their talented team to overcome either of these bottom-dwellers.

Third game, finals: Saturday, 3:10 PM PT/6:10 PM ET on CBS -- Five teams to pick from

Analysis: If there's any team Washington would love to see, it's Cal--the Huskies won their games against the Golden Bears by an average of 26.5 points. The grittiest opponent would be USC, as Washington had to win in overtime in LA and lost by two at home to them as the Trojan defense seemed to stymie their offense.

Conclusions: If Washington can somehow surmount their troubles with Wazzu, they're in as good a shape as anyone to win the Pac-10 tournament and seal their ticket to the Dance. Right now the Huskies are hovering on the bubble, but so are the Cougars. This game promises to be the biggest matchup of the second round, and could very well lift UW back up to early season form or seal their fate as a team that chokes on high expectations. Lorenzo Romar has a big test ahead of him.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Favorite: UCLA Bruins

A little surprisingly, the UCLA Bruins draw even odds with the Arizona Wildcats in terms of Pac-10 tournament favorites. UCLA is definitely the hottest team going into the tourney, with only narrow road losses to Washington and Cal on their resume. But also working in their favor could be home-court proximity, as they'll be playing these games in Los Angeles in the Staples Center.

Let's take a look at what their three game path to the title would entail, thanks to our handy schedule guide of the tournament brackets.

First game, second round matchup: 6 PM PT/9 PM ET, FSN -- UCLA will face the winner of the Wednesday night matchup between the Oregon Ducks and Arizona St. Sun Devils.

Analysis: UCLA swept the season series against both teams, with only a one point overtime win against the Devils in Tempe and a comeback in Matthew Knight Arena being relatively close affairs. An upset here would be shocking.

Second game, semifinals: Friday, 8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET on FSN -- UCLA will face the winner of the Thursday night matchup between the Washington Huskies and Washington St. Cougars.

Analysis: The Bruins definitely have a rooting interest here, as they swept the Cougars (although one of the games was without Klay Thompson) and were swept by the Huskies. Thankfully for them, Washington State and their excellent halfcourt defense probably has Washington's number.

Third game, finals: Saturday, 3:10 PM PT/6:10 PM ET on CBS -- Five teams to pick from

Analysis: I doubt UCLA fears any of the potential opponents. They curbstomped Arizona a week back, split a tight season series with Cal, and recovered from their first loss against USC with an excellent showing in the rematch.

Conclusions: UCLA has a pretty clean road to the tournament title, and only the monkey wrench of Washington could stand in the way of elevating their status for March madness. The Bruins aren't on the bubble by any means, but they probably want to win at least one game to ensure they have the best possible seeding for Selection Sunday.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Betting Odds: UCLA, Arizona 2-to-1 Favorites To Win

Betting odds have been surprisingly difficult to find for the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament as compared to other conferences. Thankfully I was finally able to come across some legit odds for the tournament courtesy of Scores and Odds. They don’t include everybody, but they hit on the favorites, which is better than nothing. As of today they have Arizona and UCLA as co-favorites at 2-to-1. Here are their full list of Pac-10 tournament odds:

Arizona: 2-1
UCLA: 2-1
Washington: 5-2
USC: 5-1
Cal: 10-1
Washington State: 10-1
Field (Any other team): 15-1

Avinash indicated that Arizona has the easier path to the championship based on some relatively favorable matchups along the way. UCLA should have little trouble getting past Arizona State or Oregon, but their potential semi-final date with Washington looms large as the Huskies swept the Bruins this season.

In looking at some of the longer shots, USC or Cal would be interesting wagers. The two teams play each other so you’d be looking at a pick ’em, but either one could surprise some folks. Cal played Arizona incredibly close this year with a pair of losses each by two points. They split with UCLA but were destroyed in both games against Washington so that might make things a little difficult.

USC at 5-to-1 might be the bet to make if you’re looking for a reasonable “long shot.” The Trojans have split with the top three teams and have a strong inside scorer in Nikola Vucevic. It will take some work to get past Cal and they’ll be underdogs the rest of the way (barring other upsets), but USC could be the upset special in the Pac-10.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Favorite: Arizona Wildcats

The Arizona Wildcats are the favorites, and they certainly have the easiest track to the Pac-10 tournament championship game of any of the ten teams in the tournament, so you'd think they are the prohibitive favorites. Let's take a look at what their three game path to the title would entail, thanks to our handy schedule guide.

First game, second round matchup: Thursday, 2:30 PM PT/5:30 PM ET on FSN  -- Arizona will face either the Stanford Cardinal or Oregon St. Beavers, who played in the 8/9 matchup the night before.

Analysis: The Wildcats would love to see the Cardinal; both of their previous matchups this season were relatively comfortable victories. Arizona wants no part of Oregon State and their zone/press defense, which sneaked out a victory in Corvallis and gave them all the trouble they could handle in Tucson.

Second game, semifinals: Friday, 6 PM PT/9 PM ET on FSN -- Arizona will face the winner of the matchup between the California Golden Bears and the USC Trojans.

Analysis: This is a deceivingly tough game either way you look at it. Arizona swept Cal, but only won by two in each of their games, one immediately after the Bears had lost Gary Franklin to transfer, the other going to triple overtime in Haas Pavilion in the Pac-10 game of the year. Meanwhile, Arizona split the series against USC, and they did not look good at all in their matchup with the Trojans two weeks ago.

Still, it's hard not to see why anyone wouldn't take 3-1 against these teams.

Third game, finals: Saturday, 3:10 PM PT/6:10 PM ET on CBS -- Five teams to pick from

Analysis: Too early to have any real discussion about Arizona's potential opponent. I would have to say the only team Arizona DOES NOT want to face is UCLA, who creamed them a few weeks ago. Then again, Washington nearly swept them, so it's not like Zona could say they have the edge on either team.

Conclusions: Arizona is the only team in the Pac-10 that can claim to have beaten every other team in the conference. But like almost every recent Pac-10 tournament, the road is fraught with peril, and they don't have a clear edge on any of the teams trailing them. With their date to the NCAA tournament all but assured, plenty of other teams whose path is more uncertain will be ready to knock them off.

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2011 Pac-10 Basketball Tournament Bracket, Seeding & Television Schedule

This is the final season of the Pac-10 tournament before the conference expands to twelve teams, so here's one last primer on how the current format works.

  1. The top six teams get first-round byes.
  2. The bottom four teams play each other (7th place vs 10th place, 8th place vs 9th place) the first night of the tournament.
  3. The winners of the games in (2) will play the top two seeds (1st place vs 8/9 winner, 2nd place vs 7/10 winner).
  4. The other second round matchups will be the 3rd place team vs. the 6th place team, and the 4th place team vs the 5th place team.
  5. Semifinal matchups will be the winner of the 1 vs. 8/9 game against the winner of the 4/5 game, and the winner of the 2 vs. 7/10 game against the winner of the 3/6 game. Finals should be self-explanatory from there.
  6. All Pac-10 basketball games will be played at Staples Center until the end of time, because FSN is too lazy and cheap to take their crew on the road to any of the other great rotating venues around the conference.

That being said, here's the schedule for this week. All games until the Pac-10 tournament championship game (which will be on CBS) will be televised on your Fox Sports Net HD affiliate, which in the Bay Area and Northern California should be Comcast Sports Net Bay Area.

Wednesday, March 9

6 PM PT/9 PM ET -- No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (15-15, 7-11) vs. No. 9 Oregon St. Beavers (10-19, 5-13)

8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET -- No. 7. Oregon Ducks (14-16, 7-11) vs. No. 10 Arizona St. Sun Devils (12-18, 4-14)

Thursday, March 10

12 PM PT/3 PM ET -- No. 4 USC Trojans (18-13, 10-8) vs. No. 5 California Golden Bears (17-13, 10-8)

2:30 PM PT/5:30 PM ET -- No. 1 Arizona Wildcats (25-6, 14-4) vs. Stanford/Oregon St. winner

6 PM PT/9 PM ET -- No. 2 UCLA Bruins (22-9, 13-5) vs. Oregon/Arizona St. winner

8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET -- No. 3 Washington Huskies (20-10, 11-7) vs. No. 6 Washington St. Cougars (19-11, 9-9)

Friday, March 11

6 PM PT/9 PM ET -- Cal-USC winner vs. Arizona-Stanford/Oregon St. winner

8:30 PM PT/11:30 PM ET -- UCLA-Oregon/Arizona St. winner vs. Washington-Washington St. winner

Saturday, March 12

3:10 PM PT/6:10 PM ET -- Pac-10 Tournament Final (on CBS)

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