2009 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2009 Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2008–09
Teams 10
Site Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
Champions USC (1st title)
Winning coach Tim Floyd (1st title)
MVP DeMar DeRozan, USC
Attendance 16,988
Television FSN
CBS (Championship game)
Post-Pacific-10 Conference
tournament(s)
2009 NIT, 2009 NCAA,
2009 CBI, 2009 CIT
Pacific-10 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2008  2010»
2008–09 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 Washington 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
#18 UCLA 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
#19 Arizona State 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
California 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
USC 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Arizona 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Washington State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Oregon State 7 11   .389     18 18   .500
Stanford 6 12   .333     20 14   .588
Oregon 2 16   .111     8 23   .258
2009 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Pacific Life Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament began with the first round on March 11, 2009 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, with quarterfinals on March 12, semifinals on March 13, and the finals on March 14 (3:00 p.m. PT).[1] In front of a crowd of 16,988, #6 seed USC defeated #4 seed Arizona State for the Pac-10 Tournament Championship, which was the first and only time for their program. This was also the first time a team seeded sixth in the tournament went on to win the championship, although it would happen again three years later. The Trojans received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA National Tournament.

Seeds[edit]

All Pacific 10 schools played 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 Washington 14–4 (24–7) 1-1 vs. UCLA
2 UCLA 13–5 (24–7) 1-1 vs. UW
3 California 11–7 (22–9) 1-1 vs. ASU
4 Arizona State 11–7 (22–8) 1-1 vs. Cal
5 Arizona 9–9 (19–12) 1-1 vs USC
6 USC 9–9 (18–12) 1-1 vs. Arizona
7 Washington State 8–10 (16–14)
8 Oregon State 7–11 (13–16)
9 Stanford 6–12 (17–12)
10 Oregon 2–16 (8–22)

2009 Pac-10 Tournament[edit]

Game time: First round – March 11, 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.; Quarterfinals – March 12, 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.; Semi-finals – March 13, 6:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.; Championship game – March 14, 3:00 p.m. (Pacific time)

  First Round
March 11
Quarterfinals
March 12
Semifinals
March 13
Final
March 14
                                     
    1  Washington (#10) 85  
8  Oregon State 54     9  Stanford 73    
  1  Washington (#10) 65  
9  Stanford 62    
  4  Arizona State (#23) 75    
4  Arizona State (#23) 68
   
  5  Arizona 56  
    4  Arizona State (#23) 63
  6  USC 66
  3  California 75    
6  USC 79    
  6  USC 65
7  Washington State 62  
  2  UCLA (#14) 55  
10  Oregon 40     2  UCLA (#14) 64
 
    7  Washington State 53  

Tournament notes[edit]

  • Washington Huskies won the Pac-10 regular season title with a win over Arizona, 83–78, on Saturday, February 28, 2009, ending UCLA's three-year reign. They then went on to defeat Washington State, 67–60, for their first outright conference title since 1953.
  • The Oregon State Beavers are coached by President Obama's brother-in-law, Craig Robinson, who in his first season has improved the team's last year record of 5–25, finishing with 13 regular season wins.
  • As a part of the tournament, a Pride of the Pac-10 luncheon was held on Friday, March 13, to honor the 2007-2008 Pac-10 Medal Winners, male and female athletes from each school for their excellence in athletics, academics and community service.
  • Regular season honors: James Harden, Arizona State, player of the year; Isaiah Thomas, Washington, freshman of the year; Taj Gibson, USC, defensive player of the year; Justin Dentmon, Washington, most improved player of the year; Lorenzo Romar, Washington, coach of the year.
  • Game officials for the championship game were Dick Cartmell, Dave Libbey and Michael Reed.
  • This tournament had not one but two pairs of arch-rivals meet (a first). Arizona and ASU met (for the 2nd time in tournament history) in the second round and UCLA met USC (also for the 2nd time in tournament history) in the third round.
  • Six teams were invited to play in the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Championship: Washington, UCLA, California, Arizona State, USC, and Arizona.

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

2009 Hall of Honor inductees[edit]

Pac-10 men’s basketball Hall of Honor banquet was held on Saturday, March 14, 2009 to honor the following individuals from each of the Pac-10 member schools.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pac-10 Tournament official site
  2. ^ "Pac-10 All-Tournament Team". Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 

External links[edit]