The Pac-12 Conference Championship stretches from March 10 to March 13th, with games taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The tournament will include 11 teams, who will play single-elimination games with no reseeding. Arizona will not participate due to a self-imposed postseason ban as part of the ongoing investigations involving both the FBI and NCAA.
Most of the Pac-12 conference championship will air across the Pac-12 Network and ESPN platforms. The first round and most of the second round will air on the Pac-12 Network, with the exception being the last quarterfinal game on ESPN. Semifinal 1 will air on the Pac-12 Network, and Semifinal 2 will air on ESPN. Finally, the championship will be broadcast on Saturday, March 13 on ESPN.
USC and Colorado are sitting back-to-back in the ranked No. 3 overall in the Ken Pomeroy ratings and No. 2 overall in the NCAA Net Rankings.
Wednesday, March 10
Game 1: No. 8 Arizona State 64-59 over No. 9 Washington State
Game 2: No. 7 Utah 98-95 over No. 10 Washington
Game 3: No. 11 Cal 76-58 over No. 6 Stanford
Thursday, March 11
Quarterfinal 1: No. 1 Oregon 91-73 over No. 8 Arizona State
Quarterfinal 2: No. 5 Oregon State 83-79 over No. 4 UCLA
Quarterfinal 3: No. 2 USC 91-85 (OT) over No. 7 Utah
Quarterfinal 4: No. 3 Colorado 61-58 over No. 11 Cal
Friday, March 12
Semifinal 1: No. 5 Oregon State 75-64 over No. 1 Oregon
Semifinal 2: No. 3 Colorado 72-70 over No. 2 USC
Saturday, March 13
Championship: No. 5 Oregon State over 70-68 Colorado
The Beavers needed to win the Pac-12 Championship to get into the NCAA Tournament, and they did it. Knocking off UCLA, rival Oregon, and Colorado, they stole a bid from an at-large team and earned their way into the field. Jarod Lucas will be a player to watch on a team playing their best basketball the right time of year.