1988 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

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1988 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 1987–88
Teams 10
Site McKale Center
Tucson, Arizona
Champions Arizona (1st title)
Winning coach Lute Olson (1st title)
MVP Sean Elliott (Arizona)
Attendance 66,477 (5 sessions)
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1989 →
1987–88 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Arizona 17 1   .944     35 3   .921
Oregon State 12 6   .667     20 11   .645
UCLA 12 6   .667     16 14   .533
Stanford 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Oregon 10 8   .556     16 14   .533
Washington State 7 11   .389     13 16   .448
Arizona State 6 12   .333     13 16   .448
USC 5 13   .278     7 21   .250
California 5 13   .278     9 20   .310
Washington 5 13   .278     10 19   .345
1988 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of April 15, 1988[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played March 10–13 at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona, on the University of Arizona campus. Both finalists made their first appearances in the title game, the first final to feature both top seeds. The champion of the tournament was host Arizona, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.[2][3] The Most Outstanding Player was Sean Elliott of Arizona.[4][5]

This was the tournament's second edition and all ten teams participated.[6]

Bracket[edit]

  Play-In Round
Thursday, March 10
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 11
Semifinals
Saturday, March 12
Final
Sunday, March 13
                                     
    9 California 64  
9 California 75     1 Arizona 88    
  1 Arizona 97  
8 USC 59    
  4 Stanford 83    
5 Oregon 67
   
  4 Stanford 88  
    1 Arizona 93
  2 Oregon State 67
  6 Washington State 73    
3 UCLA 71    
  6 Washington State 68
10 Washington 96  
  2 Oregon State 74**  
7 Arizona State 82     10 Washington 61
 
    2 Oregon State 80  

Asterisk denotes overtime period.

Tournament Notes[edit]

  • Arizona's 26 point win (93-67) over Oregon State was the largest margin of victory for the final game in Pac-10/12 Tournament history.
  • Arizona's 93 points is still a record for the most points scored in the Pac-10/12 tournament final game.
  • #10 Washington and #9 Cal each upset their opponents early on to be the first winners for their respective seeds in Pac-10 Tournament history.
  • A current record high FG% for a game of 68.3% was set by Cal vs. USC (28-of-41).
  • A current record of most points for a tournament was set by Arizona, (3 games).
  • A current record FG% for this tournament of 79.1% was set by Isaac Austin of Arizona State, (19-of-24, 3 games, min 15 made).

All Tournament Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018. 
  2. ^ Clark, Bob (March 14, 1988). "Arizona proves its point, 93-67". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Bergum, Steve (March 14, 1988). "UA proves it's top 'Cat with big win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1. 
  4. ^ 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). Accessed 2009-03-09. Archived 2009-05-08.
  5. ^ Barnes, Mike (March 14, 1988). "Arizona surges into NCAAs". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. p. D-1. 
  6. ^ Bergum, Steve (March 11, 1988). "Huskies earn win, new fans". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 25.