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Pac-12 Tournament semifinals preview for Friday, March 11

We go over all of the action at today’s Pac-12 Tournament semifinals, including game times, odds, and more.

USC Trojans forward Isaiah Mobley shoots during a game against the Washington Huskies during the second half at T-Mobile Arena. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The Pac-12 has been knocked for being a somewhat weaker league than usual in 2022, but the cream certainly rises to the top at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. The top four seeded teams are all playing for a title, with three teams already in the NCAA Tournament, and a fourth one game away from getting on the bubble themselves.

Here’s all the action, with odds from DraftKings Sportsbook.

No. 4 Colorado vs. No. 1 Arizona: 9:00 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network

Point Spread: Arizona -9.5
Point Total: 150

It’s a great game that few can watch because it’s on a channel nobody east of the Rocky Mountains gets it, but the Buffs and Wildcats should be a good one.

An injury to Kerr Kriisa late against Stanford is a huge blow for the No. 1 seed, and the point guard in a wheelchair while leaving the arena. How U of A reacts with their quarterback on the bench remains to be seen.

Meanwhile Colorado needs this win a lot more than the Wildcats, who are likely a No. 1 seed next weekend in the NCAA Tournament as well. The Buffs beat Arizona at home two weeks ago, and won’t lack for confidence here.

The pick: Colorado +9.5

No. 3 USC vs. No. 2 UCLA: 11:30 p.m. ET, FS1

Point Spread: UCLA -6
Point Total: 136.5

These two teams split during the regular season, and both play a defensive enough style where points could be at a premium. Isaiah Mobley is one of the best bigs in the country, and Johnny Juzang single-handedly carried the Bruins for long stretches on the way to the Final Four last year.

With both playing on back-to-back nights, that can tend to see the ball slow down and more physical play. Expect plenty of misses and tired legs by the end of what should be a war.

The pick: Under 136.5

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