Sunday evening saw the Pac-12 close out its COVID-impacted regular season, which means the bracket for the Pac-12 tournament later this week is now set.
The University of Oregon cliched the league’s regular-season crown outright Sunday night thanks to an 80-67 win at Oregon State. The league title is Oregon’s fourth in the last six seasons, and second outright in as many seasons.
The regular-season title gives the Ducks (19-5, 14-4 Pac-12) the No. 1 seed for the Pac-12 tournament, which begins Wednesday afternoon at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Oregon, USC, Colorado, UCLA and Oregon State all have byes through to Wednesday’s quarterfinals of the 11-team event.
Only 11 teams will compete in the Pac-12 tournament this season due to Arizona self-imposing a one-year postseason ban.
The University of Utah secured the No. 7 seed on Saturday with a 39-point rout of Arizona State at the Huntsman Center. The Utes will face No. 10 seed Washington on Wednesday (5 p.m., Pac-12 Networks). The Utes and Huskies split their two regular-season meetings, with the home team winning each time.
Should Utah (11-12, 8-11 Pac-12) win on Wednesday, the Utes would draw No. 2 seed USC in a Thursday quarterfinal. The Utes and Trojans split their regular-season meetings.
2021 Pac-12 Tournament
At T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
All games on Pac-12 Networks unless indicated
Wednesday, first round (all times MST)
Game 1: No. 8 Arizona State vs. No. 9 Washington State, 2 p.m.
Game 2: No. 7 Utah vs. No. 10 Washington, 5 p.m.
Game 3: No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 11 Cal, 8 p.m.
Game 4: No. 1 Oregon vs. Arizona State/Washington State, 12:30 p.m.
Game 5: No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 5 Oregon State, 3:30 p.m.
Game 6: No. 2 USC vs. Utah/Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Game 7: No. 3 Colorado vs. Stanford/Cal, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 8: Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 6:30 p.m.
Game 9: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, championship game
Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)