2006 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2006 Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2005–06
Teams 10
Site Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
Champions UCLA (2nd title)
Winning coach Ben Howland (1st title)
MVP Leon Powe California
Attendance 74,801
Top scorer Leon Powe California
(80 points)
Post-Pacific-10 Conference
tournament(s)
2006 NIT, 2006 NCAA
Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2005  2007»
2005–06 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 UCLA 14 4   .778     32 7   .821
#12 Washington 13 5   .722     26 7   .788
California 12 6   .667     20 11   .645
Arizona 1 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Stanford 11 7   .611     16 14   .533
USC 8 10   .444     17 13   .567
Oregon 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Oregon State 1 5 13   .278     13 18   .419
Arizona State 5 13   .278     11 17   .393
Washington State 4 14   .222     11 17   .393
2006 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2006; Rankings from Coaches Poll [1]
1 Holds tie-breaker

The 2006 Pacific Life Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 8 and March 11, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The champion of the tournament was UCLA, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Most Outstanding Player was Leon Powe of California.[2]

Seeds[edit]

All 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 (Overall) Tiebreaker
1 UCLA 14–4 (24–6)
2 Washington 13–5 (24–5)
3 California 12–6 (18–9)
4 Arizona 11–7 (18–11) 2–0 vs. STAN
5 Stanford 11–7 (15–12) 0–2 vs. ARIZ
6 USC 8–10 (17–12)
7 Oregon 7–11 (13–17)
8 Oregon State 5–13 (12–17)
9 Arizona State 5–13 (11–16)
10 Washington State 4–14 (11–16)

Bracket[edit]

  Play-In Round (March 8) First Round (March 9) Semifinals (March 10) Finals (March 11)
                                     
    1  UCLA 79  
8  Oregon State 71     8  Oregon State 47    
  1  UCLA 71  
9  Arizona State 68    
  4  Arizona 59    
4  Arizona 73
   
  5  Stanford 68  
    1  UCLA 71
  3  California 52
  3  California 82    
6  USC 67    
  3  California 91**
7  Oregon 66  
  7  Oregon 87  
10  Washington State 55     2  Washington 73
 
    7  Oregon 84  
    • Double Overtime

Tournament Notes[edit]

  • This was the first tournament in 3 years in which the top two seeds didn't play in the final game.
  • UCLA's 19-point margin of victory over Cal (71-52) is one of the largest in this tournament's history for the championship game.
  • California had someone selected for the All Tournament team for the first time. Two players were in fact selected.
  • Leon Powe of Cal made a record total 30 free throws for a single Pac-10/12 tournament (30-of-41, 3 games). This record still stands.
  • Leon Powe's 41 FT attempts for those games is also a tournament record.[3]

All Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Apr. 3)". ESPN. Retrieved April 3, 2006. 
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ 2013-14 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Guide

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)