2012–13 Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball season

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2012–13 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) ESPN, FSN, CBS, Pac-12 Network
Regular Season
Season champions UCLA Bruins
Runners-up Arizona Wildcats
Oregon Ducks
California Golden Bears
Tournament
Basketball seasons
2012–13 Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#24 UCLA 13 5   .722     25 10   .714
#21 Arizona 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
#25 Oregon 12 6   .667     28 9   .757
California 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Colorado 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Arizona State 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Stanford 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Washington 9 9   .500     18 16   .529
USC 9 9   .500     14 18   .438
Utah 5 13   .278     15 18   .455
Oregon State 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Washington State 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
2013 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball season begins with practices in October 2012 and ends with the 2013 Pacific-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament from March 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The regular season begins on the first weekend of November 2012, with the conference schedule starting on December 2012. On March 9, 2013, the Bruins defeated the University of Washington, 61–54 and became the regular season conference Champions. They will be seeded as the No. 1 team in the Pac-12 Conference tournament in Las Vegas.

This is the second season under the Pac-12 Conference name. In July 2011, two schools joined the conference. Colorado came from the Big 12 and Utah entered from the Mountain West.

Pre-season[edit]

The Pac-12 media poll released on November 1, 2012:

1. Arizona (15 first-place votes), 403 points
2. UCLA (16), 402
3. California (3), 325
4. Stanford, 296
5. Washington (2), 278
6. Colorado, 262
7. Oregon, 217
8. Oregon State, 166
9. USC, 163
10. Washington State, 111
11. Arizona State, 107
12. Utah, 78

Rankings[edit]

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Arizona AP 12 12 10 9 8 8 4 3 3 4 7 6 8 7 9 12 11 18 18 21 -
C 11 12 10 9 8 8 5 3 3 3 7 6 8 7 9 12 11 18 18 20 14
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Conference Schedule[edit]

Composite Matrix[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play.

  Arizona Arizona St California Colorado Oregon Oregon St Stanford UCLA USC Utah Washington Washington St
vs. Arizona 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2
vs. Arizona State 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2
vs. California 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 0–1
vs. Colorado 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1
vs. Oregon 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2
vs. Oregon State 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1
vs. Stanford 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–0 0–1
vs. UCLA 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1
vs. USC 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1
vs. Utah 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
vs. Washington 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2
vs. Washington State 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 2–0
Total 12–6 9–8 12–6 10–8 12–6 4–14 9–9 13–5 9–8 5-13 9–9 4–14

Conference tournament[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Post season[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Seed Region School Second Round Third Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
6 West Arizona #11 Belmont - Mar. 21, Salt Lake City - W, 81–64 #14 Harvard - Mar. 23, Salt Lake City - W, 74–51 #2 Ohio State - Mar. 28, Los Angeles - L, 70–73
6 South UCLA #11 Minnesota - Mar. 22, Austin - L, 63–83
10 East Colorado #7 Illinois - Mar. 22, Austin - L, 49–57
12 East California #5 UNLV - Mar. 21, San Jose - W, 64–61 #4 Syracuse - Mar. 23, San Jose - L, 60–66
12 Midwest Oregon #5 Oklahoma State - Mar. 21, San Jose - W, 68–55 #4 Saint Louis - Mar. 23, San Jose - W, 74–57 #1 Louisville - Mar. 29, Indianapolis - L, 69–77
Bids W-L (%): 3–2 .600 2–1 .667 0–2 .000 0–0 – 0–0 – TOTAL: 5–5 .500

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Seed Bracket School First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
3 Kentucky Arizona State #6 Detroit - Mar. 20, Tempe - W, 83–68 #2 Baylor - Mar. 22, Waco - L, 86–89
4 Alabama Stanford #5 Stephen F. Austin - Mar. 19, Stanford - W, 58–57 #1 Alabama - Mar. 23, Tuscaloosa - L, 54–66
6 Southern Miss Washington #7 BYU - Mar. 19, Provo - L, 79–90
3 Bids W-L (%): 2–1 .667 0–2 .000 0–0 – 0–0 – TOTAL: 2–3 .400

Highlights and notes[edit]

  • November 1, 2012 – Media Day was held in San Francisco
  • January 14, 2013 – USC head coach Kevin O'Neill was removed as head coach and associate head coach Bob Cantu took over as interim head coach, athletic director Pat Haden announced.[1]
  • March 2, 2013 – UCLA set a new attendance record of 13,727 at Pauley Pavilion
  • March 6, 2013 - Washington State breaks a 19-game home losing against UCLA, defeating the Bruins 73-61.
  • March 9, 2013 – UCLA won for the first time at Washington since January 2004.
  • March 24, 2013 – UCLA relieved coach Ben Howland of his duties.
  • March 30, 2013 – Steve Alford was named the UCLA Bruins' 13th head men's basketball coach

Awards and honors[edit]

  • The Pac-12 Coach of the Year Award in both men’s and women’s basketball is now known as the John Wooden Coach of the Year Award.

Scholar-Athlete of the Year[edit]

Player-of-the-Week[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All Pac-12 teams[edit]

Voting was by conference coaches:

First Team:

Name School Pos. Year
Jahii Carson ASU G Fr.
Allen Crabbe Cal G Jr.
Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado G So.
Larry Drew II UCLA G Sr.
Solomon Hill Arizona F Sr.
Mark Lyons Arizona G Sr.
Shabazz Muhammad UCLA G/F Fr.
Dwight Powell Stanford F Jr.
André Roberson Colorado F Jr.
E. J. Singler Oregon F Sr.

All-Academic[edit]

First Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

Second Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

USBWA All-District team[edit]

District VIII

  • Player of The Year: André Roberson, Colorado
Name School Pos. Year
Spencer Dinwiddie Colorado G So.
André Roberson Colorado F Jr.

District IX

Name School Pos. Year
Jahii Carson Arizona State G Fr.
Allen Crabbe California G Jr.
Carrick Felix Arizona State G/F Sr.
Solomon Hill Arizona F Sr.
Mark Lyons Arizona G Sr.
Brock Motum Washington State F Sr.
Shabazz Muhammad UCLA G Fr.

NBA Draft[edit]

Several players from the conference declared early for the NBA draft.[2] The following all-conference selections were listed as seniors: Larry Drew II, Solomon Hill, Mark Lyons, E.J. Singler, Carrick Felix, and Brock Motum. Several players were among the 60 players invited to the 2013 NBA Draft Combine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kevin O'Neill out as USC coach, ESPN, January 14, 2013
  2. ^ "NBA announces early entry candidates for 2013 NBA Draft". NBA.com. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  3. ^ Helin, Kurt (2013-05-02). "Complete NBA Draft Combine invite list". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2013-05-14.