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2022 Pac-12 Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Despite Bill Walton’s protestations, the Conference of Champions is poised to send just three teams to the 2022 NCAA Tournament. However, if a surprise like Colorado, Oregon, Washington, or Washington State can get hot, maybe they can emulate Oregon State’s surprise title of 2021.

The 2022 Pac-12 Tournament field in logos.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from SportsLogos.net (most teams), UtahUtes.com (Utah), and Wikipedia.(conference).

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2022 Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Wednesday, March 9 (first round); Thursday, March 10 (quarterfinals); Friday, March 11 (semifinals); Saturday, March 12 (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 10th straight season scheduled for the area and the sixth at T-Mobile Arena.

TV/Streaming Info

Eight of the 11 games will air on Pac-12 Networks. The exceptions are the fourth quarterfinal, the second semifinal, and championship game. Since this is an even-numbered year, Fox Sports has those rights instead of ESPN. FS1 will carry the quarterfinal and semifinal game, with the Fox network carrying the championship game after the Big East final.

Participants

The entire roster of Pac-12 men’s basketball teams will participate.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Wed., March 9)

Game 1: (9) Stanford 71, (8) Arizona State (14-17, 10-10) 70
Game 2: (12) Oregon State (3-28, 1-19) 72, (5) Oregon 86
Game 3: (10) California (12-20, 5-15) 59, (7) Washington State 66
Game 4: (11) Utah (11-20, 4-16) 70, (6) Washington 82

Quarterfinals (Thurs., March 10)

Game 5: (9) Stanford (16-16, 8-12) 80, (1) Arizona 84
Game 6: (5) Oregon (19-14, 11-9) 69, (4) Colorado 80
Game 7: (7) Washington State (19-14, 11-9) 65, (2) UCLA 75
Game 8: (6) Washington (17-15, 11-9) 61, (3) USC 65

Semifinals (Fri., March 11)

Game 9: (4) Colorado (21-11, 12-8) 72, (1) Arizona 83
Game 10: (3) USC (26-7, 14-6) 59, (2) UCLA 69

Championship (Sat., March 12)

Game 11: (2) UCLA (25-7, 15-5) 76, (1) ARIZONA (31-3, 19-2) 84

Mayhem Potential

Data originally posted by Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter in 2020 with my own additions for 2021 and 2022.

The No. 1 seed has won just three of the last 10 Pac-12 Tournament titles. The 2, 3, and 6 seeds have all seen similar levels of success, while Oregon State’s 2021 title was the first for a 4 or 5 seed since Oregon claimed the 2007 title as a 4. The Ducks also had the previous win for a 5 seed, back in 2003.

  • 1 seed (3): 2015, 2016, 2018
  • 2 seed (2): 2014, 2017
  • 3 seed (2): 2011, 2013
  • 6 seed (2); 2012, 2019
  • 5 seed (1): 2021

NCAA Bid Totals Since 2011

  • 7 bids (1): 2016 (4-7 record)
  • 6 bids (1): 2014 (8-6 record)
  • 5 bids (2): 2013 (5-5 record), 2021 (13-5 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 (1): 2012 (1-2 record)

Four of the Pac-12’s five entrants in 2021 reached the second weekend, though Oregon was aided by not having to actually play VCU in the First Round. The 2022 version of the conference isn’t likely to place more than three teams in the field, but the top of the league is strong enough to record a double-digit win total for the second season in a row.

Last Conference Tournament Championships

Oregon State: 2021 (5 seed)
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, Pacific 1 seed)

Oregon State won its first ever Pac-12 Tournament title in 2021, leaving Arizona State, California, Utah, and Washington State as the only four teams looking for their first title. Utah does have a conference tournament championship from its stint in the WAC, however.