Staples Center in Los Angeles will host the 2012 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament, a four-day affair beginning on Wednesday afternoon. Here is a look at the Utah Utes, who struggled mightily in their first year as a member of the Pac-12 Conference.
Team: Utah Utes
Head Coach: Larry Krystkowiak, first season at Utah
2011-2012 Record: 6-24, 3-15 in conference
RPI Rank: 273
Tournament Seed: 11
First Round Opponent: No. 6 seed Colorado Buffaloes
Season vs. Opponent: The Utes lost at Colorado 73-33 on December 31, then lost again to the Buffaloes at home 55-48 on February 18.
Up Next If They Win: No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks
Leading Scorer: guard Josh Watkins, 15.6 points per game
Leading Rebounder: center Jason Washburn, 6.2 rebounds per game.
2011 Pac-10 Tournament Finish: N/A; the Utes just joined the conference this season.
Click here for full Pac-12 Tournament bracket and schedule information. For more news and notes on Utah basketball, be sure to read Block U.