The 2012 Pac-12 Tournament is underway Wednesday with a quartet of first round games at Staples Center in Los Angeles. This is the 11th and final year the tournament will be in Los Angeles, as the venue is expected to shift to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 2013. Locally, the highlight of day one is the crosstown battle between the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans, who face off in the first round.
But the game likely won't be close as the Trojans, down to just six scholarship players on the active roster for the last several weeks, have lost 18 of their last 19 games. Here is the full bracket and schedule for the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament, with all times Pacific.
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)
Here is the full bracket in PDF form. For all news and information regarding the UCLA Bruins, please visit Bruins Nation. For updates and perspective on the USC Trojans, head on over to Conquest Chronicles.