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Breaking down the Pac-12 Conference basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the Pac-12 Conference Championship, which will be hosted at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

A Pac 12 logo on the court before the college basketball game between the UCLA Bruins and the Arizona State Sun Devils on January 7, 2021 at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, Arizona. Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.