The 2012 Pac-12 Tournament will begin in earnest on Wednesday, with four games in the opening round. The fifth through 12th seeds in the conference will be competing for a chance at the Pac-12 championship and an automatic berth in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
The Washington Huskies are the top seed in the tournament and will be going for their third-straight Pac-12 title. They, along with the California Golden Bears, Oregon Ducks and Arizona Wildcats, will have first-round byes and will be watching eagerly to learn who they each will be playing in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Here's Wednesday's schedule of games. All times are Pacific.
First Round: Wednesday, March 7
12:00 p.m.: No. 8 Washington St. Cougars vs. No. 9 Oregon St. Beavers (Fox Sports Net)
2:30 p.m.: No. 5 UCLA Bruins vs. No. 12 USC Trojans (Fox Sports Net)
6:00 p.m.: No. 7 Stanford Cardinal vs. No. 10 Arizona St. Sun Devils (Fox Sports Net)
8:30 p.m.: No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes vs. No. 11 Utah Utes (Fox Sports Net)
And here is the full bracket: