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2012 Pac-12 Tournament: UCLA Bruins, No. 5 Seed

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.