1989 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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1989 Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 10
Site Great Western Forum
Inglewood, California
Champions Arizona (2nd title)
Winning coach Lute Olson (2nd title)
MVP Sean Elliott Arizona
Attendance 41,994 (5 sessions)
Post-Pacific-10 Conference
tournament(s)
1989 NIT, 1989 NCAA
Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«1988  1990»

The 1989 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 9 and March 12, 1989 at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California. Like the previous year, both #1 and #2 seeds were in the final. Stanford made its first appearance in the final game, facing the top seeded Wildcats. The champion of the tournament was Arizona, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the 1989 NCAA Tournament. The Most Outstanding Player was Sean Elliott of Arizona.[1]

Bracket[edit]

  Play-In Round (March 9) Quarterfinals (March 10) Semifinals (March 11) Final (March 12)
                                     
    8  Washington State 54  
9  Oregon 56     1  Arizona 62    
  1  Arizona 98  
8  Washington State 78    
  4  Oregon State 87    
5  California 66
   
  4  Oregon State 79  
    1  Arizona 73
  2  Stanford 51
  6  Washington 54    
3  UCLA 64    
  3  UCLA 86
10  USC 94  
  2  Stanford 95  
7  Arizona State 82     10  USC 61
 
    2  Stanford 66  

Asterisk denotes overtime period.

Tournament Notes[edit]

  • For the 3rd year in a row, no universities, played their arch-rival in the tournament.
  • 70 field goals were scored in a game by Arizona (37) and OSU (33). This is still the record number of FGs by both teams in a game for this tournament.
  • Arizona had 23 assists in the game vs. OSU (a current record).
  • USC upset 7 seed ASU to finally win a Pac-10 Tournament game after 3 tries. They became the 10th team to get a tournament win in its history.

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.