Arizona put a stop to Oregon State's run through the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, pulling out a 78-69 victory that had Wildcats fans assured of a victory with several minutes to go, though the Beavers did make a troubling late run. Derrick Williams pitched in 22 points and seven rebounds, while Solomon Hill added nine points and 12 boards.
Arizona gets USC in the semifinals, with whom they split their season series this year. Zona won 82-73 at home, while the Trojans took a 65-57 victory in Los Angeles.
Oregon State shot well, but got clobbered on the boards, couldn't hit free throws, and gave Arizona too many open looks from behind the three-point line.
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Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 4 USC def. No. 5 California, 70-56
No. 1 Arizona Wildcats def. Oregon St. Beavers, 78-69
No. 2 UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon/Arizona State, 9:00 p.m., Fox Sports Net
No. 3 Washington Huskies vs. No. 6 Washington St. Cougars, 11:30, Fox Sports Net
Semi-Finals: Friday, March 11
USC vs. Arizona, 9:00 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Quarterfinals game 3 winner vs. quarterfinals game 4 winner, 11:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Championship Game: Saturday, March 12
Semi-finals winners, 6:00 p.m., CBS
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