Los Angeles will play host to the 2012 Pac-12 Basketball Tournament this week. Two Southern California teams will have an opportunity to claim the conference championship, although one of the two teams would have to pull off one of the greatest Cinderella stories of all time in order to do so. UCLA and USC will face off in the opening round, so only one Los Angeles team will be able to advance.
The No. 5 seed in the tournament belongs the to UCLA Bruins. They'll take on the USC Trojans, who possess the No. 12 seed and by far the worst record in the Pac-12 this season. It seems very likely that the Trojans will be packing their bags following Wednesday's opening-round matchup, although stranger things have happened. The winner of the game will advance to the quarterfinals to take on the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats.
You can find the full TV schedule for the entire tournament below. All times are Pacific.
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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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