1988 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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1988 Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 10
Site McKale Center
Tucson, Arizona
Champions Arizona (1st title)
Winning coach Lute Olson (1st title)
MVP Sean Elliott Arizona
Attendance 66,477 (5 sessions)
Post-Pacific-10 Conference
tournament(s)
1988 NIT, 1988 NCAA
Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«1987  1989»

The 1988 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 10 and March 13, 1988 at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona on the University of Arizona campus. Both teams made their first trip to the final game and it was the first final to feature both #1 and #2 seeds. The champion of the tournament was Arizona, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the 1988 NCAA Tournament. The Most Outstanding Player was Sean Elliott of Arizona.[1]

Bracket[edit]

  Play-In Round (March 10) Quarterfinals (March 11) Semifinals (March 12) Final (March 13)
                                     
    9  California 64  
9  California 75     1  Arizona 88    
  1  Arizona 97  
8  USC 59    
  4  Stanford 83    
5  Oregon 67
   
  4  Stanford 88  
    1  Arizona 93
  2  Oregon State 67
  6  Washington State 73    
3  UCLA 71    
  6  Washington State 68
10  Washington 96  
  2  Oregon State 74**  
7  Arizona State 82     10  Washington 61
 
    2  Oregon State 80  

Asterisk denotes overtime period.

Tournament Notes[edit]

  • Arizona's 26 point win (93-67) over Oregon State was the largest margin of victory for the final game in Pac-10/12 Tournament history.
  • Arizona's 93 points is still a record for the most points scored in the Pac-10/12 tournament final game.
  • #10 Washington and #9 Cal each upset their opponents early on to be the first winners for their respective seeds in Pac-10 Tournament history.
  • A current record high FG% for a game of 68.3% was set by Cal vs. USC (28-of-41).
  • A current record of most points for a tournament was set by Arizona, (3 games).
  • A current record FG% for this tournament of 79.1% was set by Isaac Austin of Arizona State, (19-of-24, 3 games, min 15 made).

All Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2007–08 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Media Guide pages 50–60 (PDF copy available at 2007–08 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Media Guide). Accessed 2009-03-09. Archived 2009-05-08.