The 2017 Pac-12 basketball tournament begins Wednesday, March 8 and runs through Saturday, March 11 in Las Vegas. The league’s top four teams won’t be in action until Thursday, since they received byes through the first round.
Oregon captured the regular season Pac-12 basketball title and earned the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, followed by Arizona, UCLA and Utah.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Pac-12 basketball tournament, including the full schedule, bracket and TV channels for every game.
2017 Pac-12 Basketball Tournament bracket
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2017 Pac-12 Basketball Tournament schedule
All times ET.
First round (March 8)
No. 8 Arizona State vs. No. 9 Stanford, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
No. 5 Cal vs. No. 12 Oregon State, 5:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
No. 7 Colorado vs. No. 10 Washington State, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
No. 6 USC vs. No. 11 Washington, 11:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
Quarterfinals (March 9)
No. 1 Oregon vs. winner of Stanford/Arizona State, 3 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
No. 4 Utah vs. winner of Cal/Oregon State, 5:30 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
No. 2 Arizona vs. winner of Colorado/Washington State, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
No. 3 UCLA vs. winner of USC/Washington, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Semifinals (March 10)
Quarterfinal 1 winner vs. quarterfinal 2 winner, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Network)
Quarterfinal 3 winner vs. quarterfinal 4 winner, 11:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Finals (March 11)
Semifinal 1 winner vs. semifinal 2 winner, 11 p.m. (ESPN)
2017 Pac-12 basketball tournament preview
Arizona and UCLA and a few other teams in the Pac-12 may have more professional-level talent, but Oregon was once again the class of the league during the regular season behind conference player of the year Dillon Brooks. The Ducks rank 23rd and 22nd in offensive and defensive efficiency, according to KenPom.com, an advanced metrics site. Oregon went 27-4 during the regular season and has lost just twice since Nov. 22.
Arizona also boasts excellent balance on both sides of the ball, led by star big man (and sharp shooter) Lauri Markkanen, a 7-foot freshman from Finland. He’s averaging 15.2 and 7.5 rebounds per game this season.
UCLA also has an excellent freshman — PG Lonzo Ball, who is expected to be one of the first picks in the 2017 NBA Draft. He’s joined by freshman T.J. Leaf, seniors Isaac Hamilton and Bryce Alford and sophomore Aaron Holiday.
The Bruins have the second-best offense in the country, per KenPom.com, but are just 87th on defense. They’re the best shooting team in the nation with a 60.4 percent effective field goal percentage and Ball ranks seventh individually in that metric. UCLA hits 41.5 percent of its 3-point attempts, second best mark in college basketball.
Those three teams are the only ones with a real shot at winning the Pac-12 tournament, according to odds from BetOnline.ag. They’re all under 3-to-1, while No. 4 seed Utah has the next-best shot at 12-to-1. See full odds below.
Odds via BetOnline.ag
Arizona State +6600
Washington State +10000
Oregon State +20000