1990 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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1990 Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Teams 10
Site University Activity Center
Tempe, Arizona
Champions Arizona (3rd title)
Winning coach Lute Olson (3rd title)
MVP Jud Buechler Arizona
Attendance 36,502 (5 sessions)
Post-Pacific-10 Conference
1990 NIT, 1990 NCAA
Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«1989  2002»

The 1990 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 8 and March 11, 1990 at the University Activity Center in Tempe, Arizona on the campus of Arizona State University. The final game featured UCLA and Arizona, the only two teams that had won previous Pac-10 tournaments. The champion of the tournament was Arizona, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the 1990 NCAA Tournament. The Most Outstanding Player was Jud Buechler of Arizona.[1] This was the last Pac-10 tournament until 2002.

Template:1989–90 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings


  Play-In Round (March 8) Quarterfinals (March 9) Semifinals (March 10) Final (March 11)
    8  Arizona State 83  
9  Washington 51     1  Oregon State 75    
  8  Arizona State 78  
8  Arizona State 57    
  4  UCLA 79    
5  Oregon 76
  4  UCLA 94  
    4  UCLA 78
  2  Arizona 94
  6  Stanford 77    
3  California 61    
  6  Stanford 61
10  Washington State 68  
  2  Arizona 85  
7  USC 85     7  USC 57
    2  Arizona 80  

Asterisk denotes overtime period.

Tournament Notes[edit]

  • Third seeded Arizona, became the first team to win that wasn't a #1 seed, in this tournament's history.
  • This was the last tournament held by the conference in the 20th Century.
  • This year's tournament had the lowest total attendance ever, and has not been held in the state of Arizona since.
  • California and Stanford became the first pair of any arch-rivals ever to meet in a Pac-10 Tournament.
  • The final game had a total 172 points scored (94-78) in a record high for a Pac-10/12 final game that still stands.
  • Arizona's 56 rebounds vs. USC set a tournament game record, which still stands.
  • UCLA and Oregon combined for 94 rebounds (49 and 45), a record for two teams in a tournament game, which still stands.
  • Arizona State's Isaac Austin set an individual tournament record for field goal %, making 79.1% (19 of 24 in 3 games), which still stands.
  • Oregon had 42 personal fouls in their loss to UCLA, setting a Pac-10 Tournament game record that still stands.
  • That game also set the combined personal fowl single game record of 68 (42 for Oregon and 26 for UCLA) which also is the most to date.
  • Matt Muehlebach of Arizona was a perfect 3 of 3 (100%) for 3 point FGs vs. UCLA. This tied the individual 3 pt. FG% record set in 1987 by Greg Hill (Washington).

All Tournament Team[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.