Pac-10 Tournament: Arizona To Meet Washington In Final

  • Live
9 Total Updates since March 9, 2011
  • Updates 9
  • All Updates 9

Pac-10 Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Arizona Survives USC To Advance To Pac-10 Finals

Even without head coach Kevin O’Neill, suspended for the remainder of the Pac-10 Tournament following an altercation with an Arizona fan, the USC Trojans put up a fight, nearly taking down the top-seeded Wildcats, 67-62. Derrick Williams was his usual outstanding self for the Wildcats, but USC countered with Marcus Simmons and a surprise outburst on the offensive end.

The Trojans hung around for much of the game, but Arizona kept them at bay for much of the night. With under a minute to go, USC closed the gap to three after a Jio Fontan three-pointer, but that was as close as the Trojans would get. Derrick Williams hit four-straight free throws to seal the game, sending the Wildcats into the Pac-10 Championship.

Williams had a double-double, finishing with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Simmons matched Williams scoring output for USC, putting up 20 points of his own. Nikola Vucevic finally woke up after a rough first game, scoring 16 points for the Trojans in the loss.

The Wildcats await the winner of tonight’s second semifinal between Washington and Oregon. The full bracket and schedule for the rest of the tournament is below.

To commiserate with USC fans, check out Conquest Chronicles. To celebrate with Arizona fans, visit AZ Desert Swarm.

Semi-Finals: Friday, March 11

Arizona def. USC, 67-62

Oregon vs. Washington, 11:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net

Championship Game: Saturday, March 12

Arizona vs. Washington/Oregon, 6:00 p.m., CBS

For more on the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join SB Nation Los Angeles. Browse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

Continue

Kevin O'Neill Suspended By USC For Pac-10 Tournament

USC Trojans head coach Kevin O'Neill has been suspended for the remainder of the Pac-10 Tournament, the university announced Friday. O'Neill had reportedly been involved in an altercation with a longtime Arizona booster in a hotel on Thursday night. O'Neill had previously coached at Arizona.

USC is firmly on the bubble to make the NCAA Tournament; SBNation.com's Chris Dobbertean currently projects the Trojans as one of the last teams left in the dark, though a win over the Pac-10's No. 1 seed Arizona Wildcats on Friday night would boost USC's chances.

In a statement, USC athletic director Pat Haden acknowledged the reported altercation between O'Neill and a booster, but spared the details.

"I have talked to Coach Kevin O'Neill and expressed my disappointment in his involvement in an incident last night in which he and his wife engaged in an argument with a supporter of another school.

"We have met with various parties who have knowledge of the incident. Based on the information we have gathered, I am immediately suspending Coach O'Neill for the balance of the Pac-10 Conference Tournament. We also have set forth additional discipline that will remain private."

Continue

Pac-10 Tournament 2011 Bracket, Schedule For Semifinals On Friday

Washington survived Klay Thompson's Pac-10 Tournament record performance on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals, where the Huskies will face Oregon on Friday night. The Ducks stunned the UCLA Bruins in the quarterfinals, pulling off the upset in a 76-59 win. The semifinal portion of the bracket is set after a long day of Pac-10 hoops with only one upset to speak of.

USC opened the day against Cal, running away with the game using a strong second half push. The Bears were no match for the Trojans in the second half as they were unable to find an answer for the USC defense. The Trojans move on to face Arizona, who survived a pesky Oregon State team in the second game of the day. Pac-10 Player of the Year Derrick Williams showed why he took home the conference's top honors, carrying the team to the nine-point win.

The semifinals get underway on Friday at 9 p.m. from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Check out the full Pac-10 Tournament bracket and schedule below.

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 4 USC def. No. 5 California, 70-56

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats def. Oregon St. Beavers, 78-69

No. 7 Oregon def. No. 2 UCLA, 76-59

No. 3 Washington Huskies def. No. 6 Washington St. Cougars, 89-87

Semi-Finals: Friday, March 11

USC vs. Arizona, 9:00 p.m., Fox Sports Net

Oregon vs. Washington, 11:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net

Championship Game: Saturday, March 12

Semi-finals winners, 6:00 p.m., CBS

For more on the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join SB Nation Los AngelesBrowse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

Continue

Pac-10 Tournament Bracket Update: Oregon Upsets UCLA In A Blowout

We have our first upset in the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, as Oregon rolled over UCLA 76-59. The No. 7 seeded Ducks took a 14-point halftime lead and led by as many as 22 points on two separate occasions in rolling to the win. 

E.J. Singler was incredibly efficient in leading Oregon to the win, scoring 24 points on just nine shots. He hit both of his three-pointers and all eight of his free-throws, which explains the hyper-efficiency. Tyler Honeycutt led UCLA with 19 points, but nobody else on the Bruins scored in double figures.

The Ducks move to 16-16 on the season and will advance to the semifinals, where they will face the winner of the final quarterfinal between No. 3 seed Washington and No. 6 seed Washington State. UCLA falls to 22-10, but will still likely make the NCAA Tournament. They were an 8 seed in our latest bracket projection.

For more on this game, Oregon fans should join Addicted to Quack, and UCLA fans should head to Bruins Nation.

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 4 USC def. No. 5 California, 70-56

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats def. Oregon St. Beavers, 78-69

No. 7 Oregon def. No. 2 UCLA, 76-59

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

For more on the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join SB Nation Los AngelesBrowse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

Continue

Pac-10 Basketball Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Arizona Dumps Oregon State

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.

For more on this game, Arizona fans should join Arizona Desert Swarm and SB Nation Arizona, and Beavers fans should head to Building The Dam

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

For more on the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join SB Nation Los AngelesBrowse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

Continue

Pac-10 Tournament Bracket Update: USC Defeats California, Advances To Semifinals

USC has defeated California, 70-56, to advance to the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament. The win saves USC's very slim at-large hopes and pretty much ends any chance of the Golden Bears somehow sneaking to the fringes of the NCAA Tournament bubble. Four Trojans scored in double figures to carry USC to a comfortable win.

The Trojans move to 19-13 on the season and will play the winner of the game between No. 1 seed Arizona and Oregon State on Friday. The Golden Bears' next game will likely be in the NIT, as they fell to 17-14.

USC took an eight-point lead at halftime, and wasted little time in advancing it to double digits. The Trojans went on a 14-2 run early in the second half, eventually taking a 48-31 lead on a layup by Donta Smith with 13:46 remaining. California got no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

For more on this game, USC fans should join Conquest Chronicles, and California fans should head to California Golden Blogs. For more on the tournament, check out SB Nation Los Angeles.

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 4 USC def. No. 5 California, 70-56

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon St. Beavers, 5:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net

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

Quarterfinals game 1 winner vs. quarterfinals game 2 winner, 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

Continue

Pac-10 Tournament Bracket Update: TV Schedule And Quarterfinal Matchups Set

Today's quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Tournament could decide NCAA Tournament fates, and none more so than the last game of the day, an Apple Cup rematch.

Third-seeded Washington takes on sixth-seeded Washington State in the tournament nightcap, and the Huskies need wins — at least a win — to secure their NCAA Tournament return. A loss to the rival Cougars would leave Washington in possession of a very weak resume with a long weekend of watching other teams try to play their way in to come.

Earlier in Los Angeles, USC will get Cal in the day's first game, with both teams looking for a long run to vault into at-large consideration; top-seeded Arizona plays bottom-dwelling Oregon State; and UCLA gets Oregon, which defeated Arizona State 76-69 late last night. All games take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles; every round until the Pac-10 Tournament final is broadcast by Fox Sports Net, while the championship game is on CBS.

 

Updated 2011 Pac-10 Tournament bracket (all times Eastern):

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 4 USC Trojans vs. No. 5 California Golden Bears, 3:00 p.m., Fox Sports Net

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon St. Beavers, 5:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net

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

Quarterfinals game 1 winner vs. quarterfinals game 2 winner, 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

For more on the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join SB Nation Los AngelesBrowse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

Continue

Pac 10 Basketball Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Oregon State Survives Stanford, 69-67

It wasn't pretty but the first game of the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament is over at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Oregon State Beavers outlasting the Stanford Cardinal, 69-67, in a slugfest.

It started off slow, with Stanford shooting just over 11 percent in the half as Oregon State took a 26-18 lead at the break. Stanford recovered in the second half, finishing the game shooting 32.8 percent from the field. Oregon State was just a bit better, shooting at a 25.7 percent clip for the game. The damage was done at the free throw line with Oregon State and Stanford combining to shoot 63 free throws. Oregon State hit 25 of 35 while Stanford connected on 19 of 28.

It became a free throw shooting contest for the Beavers as Stanford frantically tried to close the gap with quick three-pointers as time wound down. Stanford was content to trade twos for threes, with Jeremy Green almost single-handedly keeping the Cardinal close with his shooting.

Oregon State moves on to face the Arizona Wildcats in the quarterfinals at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at Staples Center.

Updated 2011 Pac-10 Tournament bracket:

First Round: Wednesday, March 9

No. 9 Oregon St. Beavers defeats No. 8 Stanford Cardinal, 69-67

No. 7 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 10 Arizona St. Sun Devils, 11:30, Fox Sports Net

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 4 USC Trojans vs. No. 5 California Golden Bears, 3:00, Fox Sports Net

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon St. Beavers, 5:30, Fox Sports Net

No. 2 UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon/Arizona State, 9:00, Fox Sports Net

No. 3 Washington Huskies vs. No. 6 Washington St. Cougars, 11:30, Fox Sports Net

Semi-Finals: Friday, March 11

Quarterfinals game 1 winner vs. quarterfinals game 2 winner, 9:00, Fox Sports Net

Quarterfinals game 3 winner vs. quarterfinals game 4 winner, 11:30, Fox Sports Net

Championship Game: Saturday, March 12

Semi-finals winners, 6:00, CBS

For more on the 2011 Pac-10 Tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join SB Nation Los AngelesBrowse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

Continue

Pac-10 Tournament: First Round Tips Off With Oregon State-Stanford

None of the four teams playing tonight in the opening round of the Pac-10 Tournament have any serious at-large credentials, but the games could still be worth watching for a chance to get an early look at the teams that could play spoiler to UCLA, USC, or Washington. Oregon State takes on Stanford in the early game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, while Oregon takes on Arizona State in the night cap.

Updated 2011 Pac-10 Tournament bracket:

First Round: Wednesday, March 9

No. 8 Stanford Cardinal vs. No. 9 Oregon St. Beavers, 9:00 pm ET, Fox Sports Net

No. 7 Oregon Ducks vs. No. 10 Arizona St. Sun Devils, 11:30, Fox Sports Net

 

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 4 USC Trojans vs. No. 5 California Golden Bears, 3:00, Fox Sports Net

 

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. Stanford/Oregon State, 5:30, Fox Sports Net

 

No. 2 UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon/Arizona State, 9:00, Fox Sports Net

 

No. 3 Washington Huskies vs. No. 6 Washington St. Cougars, 11:30, Fox Sports Net

 

Semi-Finals: Friday, March 11

Quarterfinals game 1 winner vs. quarterfinals game 2 winner, 9:00, Fox Sports Net

 

Quarterfinals game 3 winner vs. quarterfinals game 4 winner, 11:30, Fox Sports Net

 

Championship Game: Saturday, March 12

Semi-finals winners, 6:00, CBS

For more on the 2011 Big East tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join SB Nation Los AngelesBrowse our 295 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.