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