The 2012 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament begins on Wednesday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a look at the UCLA Bruins, who ended their season with a weekend home sweep of the Washington schools.
Team: UCLA Bruins
Head Coach: Ben Howland, ninth season at UCLA
2011-2012 Record: 18-13, 11-7 in conference
RPI Rank: 116
Tournament Seed: 5
First Round Opponent: No. 12 seed USC Trojans
Season vs. Opponent: The Bruins beat USC 66-47 handily on the road on January 15, and beat them again at home 64-54 on February 15
Up Next If They Win: No. 4 seed Arizona Wildcats
Leading Scorer: Lazeric Jones, 13.4 points per game
Leading Rebounder: David Wear, 6.1 rebounds per game.
2011 Pac-10 Tournament Finish: Last season, the No. 2 seed Bruins lost 76-59 in the quarterfinals to No. 7 Oregon.
Click here for full Pac-12 Tournament bracket and schedule information. For more news and notes on UCLA basketball, be sure to read Bruins Nation.