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Pac-12 Tournament 2014: Bracket, TV Schedule, Dates and Predictions

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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMarch 9, 2014

Following the conclusion of Saturday's action, the field for the 2014 Pac-12 tournament came to fruition. To no surprise, Arizona grabbed the first seed. However, after finishing the regular season with a 64-57 defeat at the hands of Oregon, it certainly appears as though the conference title is up for grabs more than ever.

Nine of the conference's 12 teams finished the year with at least a .500 record in Pac-12 action. With so many teams capable of going the distance, this tournament will surely be one of the most highly anticipated events in March.

The Pac-12 showed why it is one of the most exciting conferences to watch on Saturday, as three of the six games played finished with a margin of victory within two points. The tournament figures to bring about the same excitement, so let's take a look at the full schedule and viewing information to ensure that every moment will not be missed.

Pac-12 Tournament Schedule
Time (ET)Team 1Team 2TV Info
Wed., March 12
12 p.m.No. 8 UtahNo. 9 WashingtonPac-12N
2:30 p.m.No. 5 ColoradoNo. 12 USCPac-12N
6 p.m.No. 7 OregonNo. 10 Oregon St.Pac-12N
8:30 p.m.No. 6 StanfordNo. 11 Washington St.Pac-12N
Thurs., March 13
12 p.m.No. 1 ArizonaGame 1 WinnerPac-12N
2:30 p.m.No. 4 CaliforniaGame 2 WinnerPac-12N
6 p.m.No. 2 UCLAGame 3 WinnerPac-12N
8:30 p.m.No. 3 Arizona St.Game 4 WinnerFS1
Fri., March 14
6 p.m.Game 5 WinnerGame 6 WinnerPac-12N
8:30 p.m.Game 7 WinnerGame 8 WinnerFS1
Sat., March 15
3 p.m.Game 9 WinnerGame 10 WinnerFS1
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Tournament matches on Fox Sports 1 can be live streamed at Fox Sports Go.

The full Pac-12 bracket can be found on Pac-12.com.

 

Predictions

Tournament Winner: Oregon

Mar 8, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks fans rush the court as Oregon Ducks guard Joseph Young (3) and Oregon Ducks guard Damyean Dotson (21) and Oregon Ducks forward Elgin Cook (23) celebrate against the Arizona Wildcats at Matthew Knight Arena. Manda
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That's right. No. 7 Oregon pulls off the huge upset in the Pac-12 tournament. Despite finishing the regular season with a conference record of 10-8, Oregon has been the giant slayer in the Pac-12.

Riding its eighth-ranked offense to wins over Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA in three of its final four games, Oregon has the momentum and confidence necessary to come out on top in the tournament.

Finishing off the season with a win over Arizona gives the Ducks the hot hand needed to ride this streak through to the end. After the improbable victory, Oregon guard Jason Calliste explained his—and the team's—tenacity in the season finale during a press conference recorded by ESPN.com.

We can be one of the best teams in the country. Doesn't matter who we're playing. Doesn't matter what the name on the chest says. I just didn't want to lose. Wasn't time to go home yet.

The Ducks showed that they can step up when it matters most, and that kind of persistence is what will carry the team through to the Pac-12 championship.

 

Tournament MVP: Joseph Young

TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 06:  Joseph Young #3 of the Oregon Ducks celebrates a basket against the Arizona Wildcats during the first half of a college basketball game at McKale Center on February 6, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images
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Young goes from transferring from Houston to Pac-12 tournament MVP. Talk about making a quick transition. Young has been an instrumental part of the Ducks' high-flying offense this season, averaging 18.6 points per game and shooting over 40 percent from behind the arc.

When given opportunities against the conference's best teams, Young has not faltered. He is relatively impossible to guard and he can lock down opponents on the defensive side of the ball as well.

The Ducks have a deep backcourt but if any of Oregon's players has the natural ability to step up when it counts, it will be Young who gets it done.

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