2010 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
|2010 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament|
Los Angeles, California
|Champions||Washington (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Lorenzo Romar (2nd title)|
|MVP||Isaiah Thomas, (Washington)|
|2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings|
|† 2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 25
, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll
The 2010 Pacific Life Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played with the first round on March 10, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, with quarterfinals on March 11, semifinals on March 12, and the finals on March 13 (3:00 p.m. PT). Washington, the tournament champion, became the NCAA Tournament automatic qualifier from the conference.
All Pacific 10 schools except USC played in the tournament. USC was banned from post season play as a result of self-imposed sanctions for illegal benefits received during the 2007–2008 season. Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records.
|2||Arizona State||12–6 (22–9)|
|5||UCLA||8–10 (13–17)||2-0 vs. Oregon St.|
|6||Oregon State||8–10 (14–16)||0-2 vs. UCLA|
|7||Stanford||7–11 (13–17)||2-0 vs. Oregon|
|8||Oregon||7–11 (15–15)||0-2 vs. Stanford|
|9||Washington State||6–12 (16–14)|
2010 Pac-10 Tournament
- Wed., Mar. 10: Oregon vs. Washington State, 8 p.m. FSN;
- Thur., Mar. 11: Arizona vs. UCLA, 12 noon FSN; Oregon vs. California, 2:30 p.m. FSN; Stanford vs. Arizona State, 6 p.m. FSN; Washington vs. Oregon State, 8:30 p.m. FSN
- Fri., Mar. 12: Semifinal 1, 6 p.m. FSN; Semifinal 2, 8:30 p.m. FSN
- Sat., Mar. 13 Championship Game, 3:15 p.m. CBS (Pacific time)
- Officials: Dick Cartmell, Scott Thornley, Michael Reed
- The championship game attendance (15,851) declined for the second consecutive year and dropped by over 1,000 from 2009.
- Cal was given a 1 seed in this tournament for the first time.
- Jerome Randle became Cal's leading scorer during the tournament when Cal defeated UCLA 85–72 in the semifinals, surpassing Sean Lampley with 1,790 career points and was perfect at the free-throw line (16–16), a new record. The old mark was made by Sean Elliott of Arizona, who was 96.3% (26–27) in 1989.
- The Golden Bears shot 87.0% free throws (20–23) at the championship game and set the Pac-10 tournament team record of 85.2% (52–61) for the three games, breaking Arizona's 1989 mark of 82.6% (57–69).
- Cal had their best seed (1) in any Pac-10/12 tournament in this year. This has been their only time to be top-seeded.
- This was the second time meeting between Cal and Washington in the Pac-10 tournament, Cal won in 2008 84–81.
- Cal and Washington both were invited to participate in the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, with Washington receiving the automatic bid, and Cal getting an at-large bid.
- Arizona State was invited to participate in the 2010 National Invitation Tournament
- Oregon State was invited to participate in the 2010 College Basketball Invitational
- Jamal Boykin, F, California
- Quincy Pondexter, F, Washington
- Jerome Randle, G, California
- Theo Robertson, F, California
- Michael Roll, G, UCLA
Most Outstanding Player
- Isaiah Thomas, G, Washington
2010 Hall of Honor inductees
Pac-10 men’s basketball Pac-10 Hall of Honor luncheon was held on Saturday, March 13, 2010 to honor an individual from each of the Pac-10 member schools.
- Mike Bibby (Arizona)
- Jeremy Veal (Arizona State)
- Earl Robinson (California)
- Kenya Wilkins (Oregon)
- Dave Gambee (Oregon State)
- Reggie Miller (UCLA)
- John Arrillaga (Stanford)
- John Block (USC)
- Eldridge Recasner (Washington)
- Paul Lindemann (Washington State)
- Pac-10 Tournament official site
- ESPN USC punishes itself for rules violations, ESPN.com, January 3, 2010
- "California beats UCLA 85–72 in Pac-10 semifinals". Pac-10.org. 2010-03-13. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
- Pac-10 Basketball Hall of Honor to Induct 2009–10 Class, Pac-10.org