Pac-10 Tournament Set: Pairings/Schedule

March 7th, 2009

Huskies hold the top seed in the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament


WALNUT CREEK, Calif. –– WASHINGTON captured its first Pac-10 regular season championship since sharing the title in 1985 (with USC). It’s the 10th league title overall, and first outright title for the Huskies since 1953.  Washington will be the top seed at the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament which begins Wednesday, March 11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


UCLA, the defending Pac-10 Tournament champion, will be the Pac-10’s No. 2 seed in the Tournament. ARIZONA STATE and CALIFORNIA tied for third, but the Golden Bears get the No. 3 seed by virtue of the tie-break procedure.  ARIZONA and USC tied for fifth, with the Wildcats grabbing the No. 5 seed as they hold the tie-breaker over the Trojans. The top six seeds will not begin Pac-10 Tournament play until Thursday, March 12.


The Tournament will officially get underway Wednesday, March 11 with No. 8 OREGON STATE vs. No. 9 STANFORD at 6:00 p.m. PT, followed by No. 7 WASHINGTON STATE vs. No. 10 OREGON at 8:30 p.m. PT.


2009 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament

Staples Center, Los Angeles


Wed., Mar. 11

Game 1: No. 8 Oregon State vs. No. 9 Stanford, 6:00 p.m. PT FSN

Game 2: No. 7 Washington State vs. No. 10 Oregon, 8:30 p.m. PT FSN


Thur., Mar. 12

Game 3: No. 4 Arizona State vs. No. 5 Arizona, 12:00 p.m. PT FSN

Game 4: No. 1 Washington vs. Winner 8/9, 2:30 p.m. PT FSN

Game 5: No. 3 California vs. No. 6 USC, 6:00 p.m. PT FSN

Game 6: No. 2 UCLA vs. Winner 7/10, 8:30 p.m. PT FSN


Fri., Mar. 13

Semifinal 1 (Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4), 6:00 p.m. PT FSN

Semifinal 2 (Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6), 8:30 p.m. PT FSN


Sat., Mar. 14

Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament Championship, 3:00 p.m. PT CBS