The 2012 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament gets underway on Wednesday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a look at the Arizona Wildcats, who saw their at-large hopes for the NCAA Tournament come to an end thanks to a season finale loss to the Arizona St. Sun Devils. They'll enter the Pac-12 tournament as the No. 4 seed and will be hoping to capture the championship.
Team: Arizona Wildcats
Head Coach: Sean Miller, third year at Arizona
2011-2012 Record: 21-10 overall, 12-6 in conference
RPI Rank: 76
Tournament Seed: 4
First Round Opponent: The Wildcats receive a first-round bye, so they will have their opening match in the quarterfinals on Thursday. They will face either the fifth-seeded UCLA Bruins or the No. 12 seed USC Trojans
Season vs. Opponent: The Wildcats split their season series against the Bruins. They lost 65-58 in early january and defeated UCLA 65-63 in late February. They fared much better against USC, as did most Pac-12 teams. Arizona swept the Trojans with scores of 57-46 and 70-54
Up Next If They Win: If the Wildcats make it past the quarterfinals, they will enter Friday's semifinals against either No. 1 seed Washington Huskies or the winner of the first-round game between the No. 8 seed Washington St. Cougars or No. 9 seed Oregon St. Beavers
Leading Scorer: Kyle Fogg leads all Wildcats scorers with 13.5 points per game
2011 Pac-12 Tournament Finish: Arizona entered last year's tournament as the No. 1 seed and were ranked No. 16 nationally at the time. They opened their tourney with a 78-69 victory over the Oregon St. Beavers in the quarterfinals. They knocked off the No. 4 seeded USC Trojans in the semifinals, 67-62, before coming up short to the Washington Huskies in the championship game, 77-75
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