Despite the tumultuous season the UCLA Bruins have had to endure, they still might have a Pac-12 tournament run in them. UCLA will be playing in their hometown in the Staples Center, and will have as good a chance as anyone to win as anyone else.
UCLA will start their tournament as the No. 5 seed and will play their first game on Wednesday at 2:30 PM PT. The new Pac-12 tournament format (with two new teams) means there are two additional first round contests, and the fifth seed will play the 12th place team. The USC Trojans finished in last, meaning only one of the two LA schools will be advancing to the second round.
The UCLA-USC winner will face the fourth seed in the tournament, the Arizona Wildcats.
Here’s the full list of matchups, times, and TV information below:
First Round: Wednesday, March 7
Noon: No. 8 Washington State vs. No. 9 Oregon State (Fox Sports Net)
2:30 p.m.: No. 5 UCLA vs. No. 12 USC (Fox Sports Net)
6 p.m.: No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 10 Arizona State (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m.: No. 6 Colorado vs. No. 11 Utah (Fox Sports Net)
Second Round: Thursday, March 8
12 p.m.: No. 1 Washington vs. Oregon State/Washington State winner (Fox Sports Net)
2:30 p.m.: No. 4 Arizona vs. UCLA/USC winner (Fox Sports Net)
6 p.m.: No. 2 Cal vs. Stanford/Arizona State winner (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m.: No. 3 Oregon vs. Colorado/Utah winner (Fox Sports Net)
Semifinals: Friday, March 9
6 p.m. - Semifinal #1: Winners of early Thursday games (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m. - Semifinal #2: Winners of evening Thursday games (Fox Sports Net)
Championship: Saturday, March 10
3 p.m. - Championship Game (CBS)
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