Following the worst season in conference history, the Pac-12 rebounded in a nice way this past year. At least five teams are looking like locks for the NCAA Tournament, and if an unexpected team sneaks up and cut the nets down in Las Vegas this week, a sixth program could get in.
As the Pac-12 Tournament begins on Wednesday, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and UCLA should all feel good about their chances of getting an at-large bid. Arizona State and Stanford were once on the bubble, but a couple of stumbles in February currently have them on the outside looking in. The other five schools will have to win the conference if they hope to go dancing.
The champion will be crowned Saturday night. All 12 schools from the conference will be represented at the MGM Grand. Here is a full bracket.
TV: The Pac-12 Network will air all of the first round on Wednesday. The Pac-12 Network will air the first three quarterfinals games the following day, with ESPNU picking up the final game of the evening between Oregon and the winner of Washington and Washington State. The first semifinal at 9 p.m. ET will be on Pac-12 Networks, while the second will be on ESPN. The championship game on Saturday night at 11:10 p.m. ET will also be on ESPN.
Online Stream: For those who subscribe, the Pac-12 will be streaming the games on their official site. The semifinal and championship game shown on ESPN will also be streamed live through ESPN3.
Radio: There is no national radio coverage, although each team will have their local representatives calling the action.