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2020 Pac-12 Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Oregon won the regular-season title, but UCLA might be the favorite to win the championship in Vegas, given the Bruins’ scorching finish.

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2020 Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Wednesday, March 11th (first round); Thursday, March 12th (quarterfinals); Friday, March 13th (semifinals); Saturday, March 14th (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site

The Pac-12 Tournament has finally established itself in Las Vegas (okay, Paradise, technically). This will be the event’s eighth year in the area and the fourth at T-Mobile Arena.

TV/Streaming Info

Eight of the 11 games will air on Pac-12 Networks. The exceptions are the last quarterfinal, the second semifinal, and championship games. Since this is an even-numbered year, FS1 has those instead of ESPN.

Participants

All 12 teams will play in this season’s event.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Wed., March 11)

Pac-12 Networks will air all four games.

Game 1: No. 9 Utah Utes (16-15, 7-11) 69, No. 8 Oregon State 71
The season series was a home split.

Game 2: No. 12 Washington Huskies (15-17, 5-13) 70, No. 5 Arizona 77
The season series was a road split.

Game 3: No. 10 California 63, No. 7 Stanford Cardinal (20-12, 9-9) 51
The season series was a home split.

Game 4: No. 11 Washington State 82, No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes 68
The Buffaloes won the pair’s lone meeting of the season at home.

Quarterfinals (Thu., March 12)

Game 5: No. 8 Oregon State Beavers (18-13, 7-11) vs. No. 1 Oregon Ducks (24-7, 13-5), 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
The season series was a home split.

Game 6: No. 5 Arizona Wildcats (21-11, 10-8) vs. No. 4 USC Trojans (22-9, 11-7), approx. 3:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
The season series was a home split.

Game 7: No. 10 California Golden Bears (14-18, 7-11) vs. No. 2 UCLA Bruins (19-12, 12-6), 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
The Bruins won the pair’s lone meeting of the season at home.

Game 8: No. 11 Washington State Cougars (16-16, 6-12) vs. No. 3 Arizona State Sun Devils (20-11, 11-7), approx. 11:30 p.m. (FS1)
The season series was a home split.

Semifinals (Fri., March 13)

Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)
Game 10: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, approx. 11:30 p.m. (FS1)

Championship (Sat., March 14)

Game 11: Semifinal winners, 10:30 p.m. (FS1)

10-Year Mayhem Potential

Data from Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter.

Over the past 10 seasons, the No. 1 seed has only won three Pac-12 Tournament titles, the same total as the three. The No. 2 seed has only claimed a pair, with the No. 6 seed just as successful.

  • 1 seed (3): 2015, 2016, 2018
  • 3 seed (13): 2010, 2011, 2013
  • 2 seed (2): 2014, 2017
  • 6 seed (2); 2012, 2019

10-Year NCAA Bid Totals

  • 7 bids (1): 2016 (4-7 record)
  • 6 bids (1): 2014 (8-6 record)
  • 5 bids (1): 2013 (5-5 record)
  • 4 bids (3): 2011 (5-4 record, 10 members), 2015 (8-4 record), 2017 (10-4 record)
  • 3 bids (2): 2018 (0-3 record), 2019 (4-3 record)
  • 2 bids (2): 2010 (3-2 record, 10 members), 2012 (1-2 record)

While the 2020 version of the Pac-12 should exceed its combined bid total of six from the last two seasons, I would expect the conference’s record at the end of March Madness to fall below .500 for the second time in three years.

Last Conference Tournament Championships

Oregon: 2019 (6 seed)
Arizona: 2018 (1 seed)
UCLA: 2014 (2 seed)
Colorado: 2012 (6 seed)
Washington: 2011 (3 seed)
USC: 2009 (6 seed)
Stanford: 2004 (1 seed)
Utah: 1999 (WAC)

Arizona State, California, Oregon State, Utah, and Washington State have never won the Pac-12 Tournament, which is somewhat understandable because the first version only ran for four season and this current run only began in 2002. Utah does have a title from its stint in the WAC, however.

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