2012 Pacific-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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2012 Pacific-12 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournament
2012 tournament logo
2012 tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2011–12
Site Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
Champions Colorado (1 title)
Winning coach Tad Boyle (1 title)
MVP Carlon Brown Colorado
Attendance 63,414 (total)
11,197 (Championship game)
Television CBS, FSN
Post-Pacific-12 Conference
tournament(s)
2012 NIT, 2012 NCAA,
2012 CBI, 2012 CIT
Pacific-12 Conference Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2011 2013»
2011–12 Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Washington 14 4   .778     24 11   .686
California 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Oregon 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Arizona 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Colorado 11 7   .611     24 12   .667
UCLA 11 7   .611     19 14   .576
Stanford 10 8   .556     26 11   .703
Oregon State 7 11   .389     21 15   .583
Washington State 7 11   .389     19 18   .514
Arizona State 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Utah 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
USC 1 17   .056     6 26   .188
2012 Pacific-12 Tournament winner
As of March 8, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Pacific Life Pacific-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played on March 7–10, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.[1] The tournament champion became the NCAA Tournament automatic qualifier from the conference. The pairings will be announced following the completion of the regular season on March 4, 2012. The first three rounds was all broadcast on FSN with the championship game on CBS.[1] The Pac-12 announced, on March 1, that Men's and Women's tournament games that were not televised would be streamed on YouTube.[2] Also streamed live on YouTube was a post-game press conferences for the semifinals and championship games.[2] In its first season in the Pac-12, No. 6 seeded Colorado defeated No. 4 seeded Arizona 53–51 for the title and the automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship Tournament. Colorado (along with USC in 2009) has been the lowest seeded team ever to win in this tournament's history. Colorado also was the first team ever to win four games to become the champion of this tournament (because the 6th seed plays in the first of four rounds).

Seeds[edit]

Teams was seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Wednesday, March 7
1
1
12:10 PM
#8 Washington State vs #9 Oregon State
FSN
2
2:40 PM
#5 UCLA vs #12 USC
FSN
5,973
2
3
6:10 PM
#7 Stanford vs #10 Arizona State
FSN
4
8:40 PM
#6 Colorado vs #11 Utah
FSN
6,747
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 8
3
5
12:10 PM
#1 Washington vs. #9 Oregon State
FSN
6
2:40 PM
#4 Arizona vs. #5 UCLA
FSN
8,780
4
7
6:10 PM
#2 California vs. #7 Stanford
FSN
8
8:40 PM
#3 Oregon vs. #6 Colorado
FSN
9,317
Semifinals – Friday, March 9
5
9
6:10 PM
#9 Oregon State vs. #4 Arizona
FSN
10
8:40 PM
#2 California vs. #6 Colorado
FSN
11,615
Championship Game – Saturday, March 10
6
11
3:10 PM
#4 Arizona vs. #6 Colorado
CBS
11,197
*Game Times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.[4]

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
March 7, 2012
FSN
Quarterfinals
March 8, 2012
FSN
Semifinals
March 9, 2012
FSN
Championship Game
March 10, 2012
CBS
                                     
        
  1  Washington 84  
    9  Oregon State 86  
8  Washington State 64
9  Oregon State 69  
  9  Oregon State 61  
  4  Arizona 72  
        
        
  4  Arizona 66
    5  UCLA 58  
5  UCLA 55
12  USC 40  
  4  Arizona 51
  6  Colorado 53
        
        
  2  California 77
    7  Stanford 71  
7  Stanford 85
10  Arizona State 65  
  2  California 59
  6  Colorado 70  
        
        
  3  Oregon 62
    6  Colorado 63  
6  Colorado 53
11  Utah 41  

Tournament notes[edit]

  • This was the first tournament ever held under the "Pac-12" name, after Colorado and Utah joined the conference on July 1, 2011.
  • March 7, 2012 – Josiah Turner of Arizona was suspended indefinitely from the basketball team for a violation of team rules, announced by head coach Sean Miller.
  • This was the lowest-scoring game for both teams in a tournament championship game.
  • Colorado got the automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, with California getting an at-large bid.
  • Arizona beat Oregon State for the 6th time in Pac-10/12 Tournament history, the most wins any university has over any other, (Arizona is now 6-0 all time vs. OSU in the tournament).
  • Stanford and ASU combined for 26 3-pt. field goals which set a current tournament record (15 and 11).
  • Oregon State and Washington combined for a record game low % of free throws made, only 49.2% (29 of 59) (OSU was 17 of 32; UW was 12 of 27).
  • In the Colorado vs. Arizona game, there were only 12 assists (6 for each team), a record game low for a combined total.
  • Austin Dufault of Colorado had 15 personal fouls throughout the tournament (4 games) setting a Pac-12 Tournament record.[5]
  • Washington, Arizona, Stanford, and Oregon were invited to the 2012 National Invitation Tournament. Stanford was the N.I.T. champion.
  • Washington State and Oregon State were invited to the 2012 College Basketball Invitational.
  • This was the first time since 1958 that a Pacific-12 regular season conference champion was not selected for the NCAA tournament.[6][7][8]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

Most Outstanding Player[edit]

  • Carlon Brown, Colorado

2012 Hall of Honor inductees[edit]

The induction ceremony took place on Saturday, March 10 during the Pac-12 Hall of Honor breakfast. Inductees were Richard Jefferson (Arizona), Kurt Nimphius (Arizona State), Lamond Murray (California), Burdette Haldorson (Colorado), Jim Barnett (Oregon), A.C. Green (Oregon State), George Selleck (Stanford), Ed O'Bannon (UCLA), Sam Barry (Coach) (USC), Arnie Ferrin (Utah), George Irvine (Washington), Steve Puidokas (Washington State).[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Men's Basketball TV Schedule Announced". pac12.org. Pacific 12 Conference. September 16, 2011. Retrieved October 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Pacific Life Pac-12 Basketball Tournament To Be Streamed On YouTube. March 1, 2012, Pac-12
  3. ^ "2012 PACIFIC LIFE PAC-12 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Bracket". pac 12. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2011–12 Pac-12 Men's Basketball TV Schedule". pac-12.org. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  5. ^ 2013-14 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Guide
  6. ^ Washington Huskies, Pac-12 regular season champions, left out of NCAA Tournament, Associated Press, March 11, 2012
  7. ^ Washington left out of NCAA tournament, Associated Press, March 11, 2012
  8. ^ Articles refer to 1958, when Oregon State and California were both 12-6 in first place in the PCC. California was invited to the NCAA tournament. Note that in the 1962-1963 season, UCLA and Stanford were tied atop the AAWU standings and only UCLA was invited to the NCAA tournament, according to the Pac-12 media guide.
  9. ^ 2011–12 Hall of Honor Class Announced, Pacific 12 Conference, February 7, 2012

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