The 2011 Pac-10 Conference Tournament is at hand, and will begin at Staples Center on Wednesday with a pair of games. The teams with the top six records in the conference all get byes to Thursday, which leaves tomorrow for a battle of the bottom four teams in the conference. The first round consists of two games, both of which will be televised on Fox Sports West. Here is a preview of sorts of Wednesday's games.
6 p.m. PST - No. 8 Stanford (15-15, 7-11) vs. No. 9 Oregon State (10-19, 5-13)
Head coaches: Johnny Dawkins (Stanford, 3rd year); Craig Robinson (OSU, 3rd year)
Leading scorers: junior guard Jeremy Green (Stanford, 16.5 ppg); sophomore guard Jared Cunningham (OSU, 13.6 ppg)
Previous meetings: 1-1; Stanford won at home, 70-56, on January 29; OSU won at home, 87-80, on February 24
Ken Pomeroy rankings: Stanford 97th; Oregon St. 163rd
8:30 p.m. PST - No. 7 Oregon (14-16, 7-11) vs. No. 10 Arizona State (12-18, 4-14)
Head coaches: Dana Altman (Oregon, 1st year); Herb Sendek (ASU, 5th year)
Previous meetings: ASU 2-0; The Sun Devils have just four conference wins, but two of them were against the Ducks; 60-55 in Eugene on January 1, and 73-53 in Tempe on March 3
Ken Pomeroy rankings: Oregon 98th; Arizona St. 113th
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