Pac-12 Basketball Tournament 2012: Washington, No. 1 Seed

The 2012 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament gets underway on Wednesday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a look at the first-seeded Washington Huskies, who earned the top seed due to a season-finale loss by the California Golden Bears.

Team: Washington Huskies

Head Coach: Lorenzo Romar, 10th year at UW

2011-2012 Record: 21-9 overall, 14-4 in conference

RPI Rank: 54

Tournament Seed: 1

First Round Opponent: The Huskies earned a first-round bye, so they will either face the No. 8 seed Washington St. Cougars or the No. 9 seed Oregon St. Beavers in the quarterfinals on Thursday

Season vs. Opponent: Washington defeated both WSU and OSU twice each this season. They defeated the Cougars by scores of 75-65 and 59-55, while they dispatched the Beavers by final scores of 95-80 and 75-72

Up Next If They Win: If the Huskies are victorious in their first game in the tournament, they would advance to Friday's semifinals, where they would either face the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats, or the winner of Wednesday's first-round matchup between the UCLA Bruins and the USC Trojans

Leading Scorer: Tony Wroten leads all Huskies scorers with 16.3 points per game

Leading Rebounder: Aziz N'Diaye is a monster on the boards, averaging 7.6 rebounds per game

2011 Pac-12 Tournament Finish: In last year's tournament, the Huskies went all the way. They entered the tourney as the No. 3 seed and won their opening quarterfinal match against sixth-seeded WSU, 89-87. They toppled the No. 7 seed Oregon Ducks in the semifinals, 69-51, before upending the No. 1 seed Arizona Wildcats for the championship by a final score of 77-75

Click here for full Pac-12 Tournament bracket and schedule information. For all news and information regarding the Washington Huskies, please visit UW Dawg Pound.

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