We are nearing tournament time in college basketball, and the various conference seasons are either wrapping up this week or beginning their conference tournaments. The West Coast Conference tourney begins Wednesday in Las Vegas, while the Pac-12 and Big West finish their regular season slates. Here is the schedule for the week ahead.
Wednesday, February 29
UC Irvine at Long Beach State (8 p.m.): The 49ers play their final home game of the regular season. Long Beach State has won 21 straight at home.
Thursday, March 1
Washington State at UCLA (7:30 p.m.)
Washington at USC (7:30 p.m.): The Huskies can clinch a share of the Pac-12 regular season title with a win at the Galen Center.
WCC Tournament - Pepperdine vs. San Diego (8:30 p.m., BYUtv / ESPN3): This game begins 30 minutes after the first WCC game of the night in Las Vegas, which begins at 6 p.m.
Friday, March 2
WCC Tournament - Loyola Marymount vs. likely San Francisco (6 p.m., ESPNU / ESPN3): The Lions have beaten the Dons twice this season by a total of three points.
Saturday, March 3
Washington at UCLA (11 a.m.): This will likely be a chance for the Huskies to win the Pac-12 title outright, but the Bruins can play spoiler at home.
Washington State at USC (3 p.m.): The Trojans end their dreadful regular season.
Long Beach State at Cal State Fullerton (4 p.m., Fox Sports West): The 49ers could end their season undefeated in the Big West Conference.