2010–11 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball season

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2010–11 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 10
Regular Season
Season champions Arizona Wildcats
Runners-up UCLA Bruins
Season MVP Derrick Williams, Arizona
Tournament
Champions Washington Huskies
  Runners-up Arizona Wildcats
Finals MVP Isaiah Thomas, Washington
Basketball seasons
2010–11 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#17 Arizona 14 4   .778     30 8   .789
UCLA 13 5   .722     23 11   .676
#23 Washington 11 7   .611     24 11   .686
USC 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
California 10 8   .556     18 15   .545
Washington State 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Oregon 7 11   .389     21 18   .538
Stanford 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Oregon State 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Arizona State 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
2011 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2011[1]; Rankings from AP Poll[2]

The 2010–11 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball season began with practices on October 18, 2010 and ended with the 2011 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament from March 9–11, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The regular season began on the weekend of November 12, with the conference schedule starting on December 30. The conference dedicated the season to legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who died in June 2010 at age 99.[3]

The Washington Huskies defeated the regular season champions Arizona Wildcats 77–75 in overtime to capture the tournament championship. Four Pac-10 teams were selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament: Arizona, Washington, UCLA and USC.

This was the final season for the Pac-10 under that name. In July 2011, two schools joined the conference, at which time its name officially changed to Pac-12 Conference. Colorado arrived from the Big 12 and Utah entered from the Mountain West.

Pre-season[edit]

Rank, School (first-place votes), Points
1. Washington (33) 348
2. Arizona (1) 296
3. UCLA (1) 281
4. Arizona State 215
5. Washington State 191
6. USC 178
7. California 151
8. Oregon State 120
9. Stanford 98
10. Oregon 47

Rankings[edit]

  • November 8, 2010 – Washington #17 (Coaches)
  • November 15, 2010 – Washington #17 (AP), #15 (Coaches)
  • November 22, 2010 – Washington #13 (AP), #11 (Coaches)
  • November 29, 2010 – Washington #23 (AP), #22 (Coaches)
  • December 6, 2010 – Washington #21 (AP), #22 (Coaches)
  • January 3, 2011 – Washington #23 (AP)
  • January 10, 2011 – Washington #17 (AP), #18 (Coaches)

Non-Conference games[edit]

Conference games[edit]

  • December 29 – First conference games.

Conference tournament[edit]

  First Round
March 9
Quarterfinals
March 10
Semifinals
March 11
Final
March 12
                                     
    1  Arizona (#16) 78  
8  Stanford 67     9  Oregon State 69    
  1  Arizona (#16) 67  
9  Oregon State 69    
  4  Southern California 62    
4  Southern California 70
   
  5  California 56  
    1  Arizona (#16) 75
  3  Washington 77
  3  Washington 89    
6  Washington State 87    
  3  Washington 69
7  Oregon 76  
  7  Oregon 51  
10  Arizona State 69     2  UCLA 59
 
    7  Oregon 76  

Head coaches[edit]

Post season[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

  • March 15, 2011 – Tournament begins.
  • April 4, 2011 – National Championship game.
  • March 13, 2011 – Four Pac-10 teams were selected: Arizona (West Region), Washington (East Region), UCLA (Southeast Region) and USC (Southwest Region).
  • March 16, 2011 – USC ended its tournament hopes when they were defeated in the first round to VCU.
  • March 17, 2011 – UCLA defeated Michigan State to advance to the third round to face Florida on Saturday, March 19, 2011.
  • March 19, 2011 – UCLA was defeated by Florida 65–73 and ended its season.
  • March 20, 2011 – Arizona defeated Texas 70–69 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen and Washington was defeated by North Carolina 83–86 to end the season.
  • March 24, 2011 – Arizona defeated 1-seed Duke 93–77 in the Sweet Sixteen to advance to the Elite 8.
  • March 26, 2011 – Arizona was defeated by UConn 65–63 in the Elite 8.

NIT[edit]

CBI[edit]

Highlights and notes[edit]

  • November 12, 2010 – UCLA and Oregon kicked off the season with wins over San Diego State and North Dakota State respectively.
  • February 25, 2011 – California was placed on two years probation for impermissible recruiting phone calls.[5]
  • February 26, 2011 – UCLA defeated Arizona in the final men's basketball game in Pauley Pavilion before the building goes into renovation for a year. The late Coach John Wooden's great-grandson Tyler Trapani scored the last two points for the Bruins.[6]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • The Pac-10 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.[3]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year[edit]

Player-of-the-Week[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-Pac-10 teams[edit]

Voting was by conference coaches:[7]

FIRST TEAM:

Name School Pos. Year Ht., Wt. Hometown (Prev. school)
Matthew Bryan-Amaning WASH F Sr. 6–9 240 London, England (South Kent School, Conn.)
Jeremy Green STAN G Jr. 6–4 198 Austin, Texas (Bowie HS)
Jorge Guiterrez CAL G Jr. 6–3 195 Chihuahua, Mexico (Findlay College Prep, Nev.)
Tyler Honeycutt UCLA F So. 6–8 183 Los Angeles, Calif. (Sylmar HS)
Malcolm Lee UCLA G Jr. 6–4 195 Riverside, Calif. (John W. North HS)
Reeves Nelson UCLA F So. 6–8 235 Modesto, Calif. (Modesto Christian HS)
Isaiah Thomas WASH G Jr. 5–9 185 Tacoma, Wash. (South Kent School, Conn.)
Klay Thompson WSU G Jr. 6–6 202 Ladera Ranch, Calif. (Santa Margarita HS)
Nikola Vucevic USC F Jr. 6–10 240 Bar, Montenegro (Stoneridge Prep)
Derrick Williams ARIZ F So. 6–8 240 La Mirada, Calif. (La Mirada HS)

All-Academic[edit]

First Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

Second Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major

USBWA All-District team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pac-10 Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved February 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved February 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Bolch, Ben (October 28, 2010). "Pacific-10 Conference dedicating basketball season to John Wooden". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ Preseason Pac-10 Media Poll, UCLABruins.com, October 28, 2010
  5. ^ Associated Press, Cal punished for impermissible calls, ESPN.com, February 25, 2011
  6. ^ Painter, Jill (February 26, 2011). "Trapani's shot leaves lasting image at Pauley Pavilion". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on March 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2010–11 Pac-10 Conference Men's Basketball Honors" (PDF) (Press release). Pacific-10 Conference. March 7, 2011. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 19, 2011.