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Pac-12 Tournament 2012: Utah Utes, No. 11 Seed

Staples Center in Los Angeles will host the 2012 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament, a four-day affair beginning on Wednesday afternoon. Here is a look at the Utah Utes, who struggled mightily in their first year as a member of the Pac-12 Conference.

Team: Utah Utes

Head Coach: Larry Krystkowiak, first season at Utah

2011-2012 Record: 6-24, 3-15 in conference

RPI Rank: 273

Tournament Seed: 11

First Round Opponent: No. 6 seed Colorado Buffaloes

Season vs. Opponent: The Utes lost at Colorado 73-33 on December 31, then lost again to the Buffaloes at home 55-48 on February 18.

Up Next If They Win: No. 3 seed Oregon Ducks

Leading Scorer: guard Josh Watkins, 15.6 points per game

Leading Rebounder: center Jason Washburn, 6.2 rebounds per game.

2011 Pac-10 Tournament Finish: N/A; the Utes just joined the conference this season.

Click here for full Pac-12 Tournament bracket and schedule information. For more news and notes on Utah basketball, be sure to read Block U.