2002 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2002 Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2001–02
Teams 8
Site Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
Champions Arizona (4th title)
Winning coach Lute Olsen (4th title)
MVP Luke Walton Arizona
Attendance 18,997 (final game)
Post-Pacific-10 Conference
tournament(s)
2002 NIT, 2002 NCAA
Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«1990 2003»
2001–02 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Oregon 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
California 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
#10 Arizona 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
USC 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
Stanford 12 6   .667     20 10   .667
#20 UCLA 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Arizona State 7 11   .389     12 15   .444
Washington 5 13   .278     11 17   .393
Oregon State 4 14   .222     11 17   .393
Washington State 1 17   .056     6 21   .222
2002 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of July 10, 2011[1]; Rankings from Coaches Poll[2]

The 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 7 and March 9, 2002 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The event was revived after a 12-year hiatus. USC made their first appearance in the final game. The champion of the tournament was Arizona, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Most Outstanding Player was Luke Walton of Arizona. A Staples Center capacity crowd of 18,997 watched the championship game.[3][4]

Seeds[edit]

The top eight Pacific 10 schools play in the tournament. Teams are seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Record Tiebreaker
1 Oregon 14–4
2 Arizona 12–6
3 California 12–6
4 USC 12–6
5 Stanford 12–6
6 UCLA 11–7
7 Arizona State 7–11
8 Washington 5–13

Bracket[edit]

First Round (March 7) Semifinals (March 8) Finals (March 9)
                 
1 Oregon 86
8 Washington 64
1 Oregon 78
4 USC 89
4 USC 103
5 Stanford 78
4 USC 71
2 Arizona 81
3 California 67
6 UCLA 61
3 California 78
2 Arizona 90
2 Arizona 73
7 Arizona State 56

Tournament Notes[edit]

  • Arch-rivals Arizona and ASU met for the first time in a Pac-10 Tournament (the 2nd meeting ever by any arch-rival universities).
  • Only one lower seeded team beat a higher seeded team the whole tournament (#4 USC over #1 Oregon in the second round).
  • In this tournament Oregon set the team single game record for the most blocked shots with 9 (vs. Washington).
  • This was the first Pac-10 Basketball Tournament held in the 21st Century.

All Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacific 10 conference 2001–02 standings". Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2002 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ PAC-10 News – This week in Pac-10 Men's basketball, PAC-10, March 17, 2008
  4. ^ 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)