2007 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2007 Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2006–07
Teams 10
Site Staples Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
Champions Oregon (2nd title)
Winning coach Ernie Kent (2nd title)
MVP Tajuan Porter Oregon
Attendance 84,477
Top scorer Ryan Anderson California
(62 points)
Post-Pacific-10 Conference
tournament(s)
2007 NIT, 2007 NCAA
Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2006  2008»
2006–07 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 UCLA 15 3   .833     30 6   .833
#13 Washington State 13 5   .722     26 8   .765
#23 USC1 11 7   .611     25 12   .676
#10 Oregon2 11 7   .611     29 8   .784
Arizona 11 7   .611     20 11   .645
Stanford 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
Washington 8 10   .444     19 13   .594
California 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
Oregon State 3 15   .167     11 21   .344
Arizona State 2 16   .111     8 22   .267
2007 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 18, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll[1]
1 Holds tie-breaker, 2 Holds second tie-breaker.

The 2007 Pacific Life Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played between March 7 and March 10, 2007 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. The champion of the tournament was Oregon, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Most Outstanding Player was Tajuan Porter of Oregon.[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 15–3 (26–4)
2 Washington State 13–5 (24–6)
3 USC 11–7 (21–10) 4–0 vs. ORE,
4 Oregon 11–7 (23–7) 1–3 vs. USC, ARIZ
5 Arizona 11–7 (20–9) 1–3 vs. USC, ORE
6 Stanford 10–8 (18–11)
7 Washington 8–10 (18–12)
8 California 6–12 (14–16)
9 Oregon State 3–15 (11–20)
10 Arizona State 2–16 (8–21)

Bracket[edit]

  Play-In Round (March 7) Quarterfinals (March 8) Semifinals (March 9) Final (March 10)
                                     
    8  California 76*  
9  Oregon State 51     1  UCLA 69    
  8  California 63  
8  California 70    
  4  Oregon 81    
5  Arizona 50
   
  4  Oregon 69  
    4  Oregon 81
  3  USC 57
  6  Stanford 79*    
3  USC 83    
  3  USC 70
10  Arizona State 51  
  2  Washington State 61  
7  Washington 59     7  Washington 64
 
    2  Washington State 74  

Asterisks denote overtime period.

Tournament notes[edit]

  • This was the first time since 2003 that neither of the top two seeds made the final.
  • Oregon's 24-point win over USC was the 2nd largest margin of victory for the championship game in this tournament's history. (The largest since a 26-point margin by Arizona in 1988).
  • Cal's appearance in the semifinals was the best performance for a #8 seed, since Arizona St. had made it to the semifinals in 1990.
  • Arch-rivals Washington and Washington St. met for the first time ever in the tournament (second round). This was the first meeting in five years for any arch-rival pair.

All Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Postseason (Mar. 18)". ESPN. Retrieved March 18, 2007. 
  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)