The 2011 Pac-10 Conference Tournament begins today. For the next four days at Staples Center, nine games will determine the conference champion and automatic bid for the NCAA tournament, which begins next week. The top six seeds in the conference get byes to Thursday, with the No. 7 through No. 10 seeds playing today. Here is a look at Wednesday's schedule:
6 p.m. PST (Fox Sports West) - No. 8 Stanford Cardinal (15-15, 7-11) vs. No. 9 Oregon State Beavers (10-19, 5-13): These two teams split their two meetings this season, with each school winning at home. Stanford won at home, 70-56, on Jan. 29; OSU won at home, 87-80, on Feb. 24.
8:30 p.m. PST (Fox Sports West) - No. 7 Oregon Ducks (14-16, 7-11) vs. No. 10 Arizona State Sun Devils (12-18, 4-14): The Sun Devils only won four games in conference all season, and two of those wins came against the Ducks. Arizona St. won 60-55 in Eugene on Jan. 1, and 73-53 in Tempe last weekend, on March 3.
For more Pac-10 Conference Tournament news and updates, be sure to stay tuned to this StoryStream. For more news on each specific team, be sure to read the SB Nation blogs Rule of Tree (Stanford), Building the Dam (Oregon St.), Addicted to Quack (Oregon), and House of Sparky (Arizona St.).