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1987 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 1987 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played March 5–8 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, on the UCLA campus. The champion of the tournament was host UCLA, which received the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Most Outstanding Player was Reggie Miller of UCLA.[2][3]

1987 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season1986–87
Teams10
SitePauley Pavilion
Los Angeles, California
ChampionsUCLA (1st title)
Winning coachWalt Hazzard (1st title)
MVPReggie Miller (UCLA)
Attendance37,662 (5 sessions)
Top scorerReggie Miller (UCLA)
(83 points)
1988 →
1986–87 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#15 UCLA 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
Arizona 13 5   .722     18 12   .600
Washington 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
California 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Oregon State 10 8   .556     19 11   .633
Stanford 9 9   .500     15 13   .536
Oregon 8 10   .444     16 14   .533
Arizona State 6 12   .333     11 17   .393
Washington State 6 12   .333     10 18   .357
USC 4 14   .222     9 19   .321
1987 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 25, 1987[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

This was the inaugural Pac-10 tournament,[4] and the initial run was four years, through 1990.

Contents

SeedsEdit

All ten schools participated; teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records.

BracketEdit

  Play-In Round
Thursday, March 5
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 6
Semifinals
Saturday, March 7
Final
Sunday, March 8
                                     
    1 #18 UCLA 99  
8 Arizona State 76     8 Arizona State 83    
  1 #18 UCLA 75  
9 Washington State 60    
  4 California 68    
4 California 64
   
  5 Oregon State 57  
    1 #18 UCLA 76
  3 Washington 64
  3 Washington 86    
6 Stanford 71    
  3 Washington 70
7 Oregon 51  
  7 Oregon 56  
10 USC 49     2 Arizona 63
 
    7 Oregon 72  

There were no overtime games

All Tournament TeamEdit

AftermathEdit

  • Oregon scored the first tournament upset, over #2 Arizona. It was the only upset in the 1987 tournament.
  • UCLA defeated Washington, a team that had swept them in the regular season.
  • The UCLA-Arizona State quarterfinal game set a number of scoring records that are still in place as of 2008.
  • UCLA received the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament and Arizona received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.
  • Washington, Cal, and Oregon State were invited to the NIT.
  • Attendance for the sessions peaked at 9,352 for the Saturday game session, which were the semi-final games. The championship game had an attendance of 9,117 in the 12,829 seat Pauley Pavilion.
  • Reggie Miller scored an individual tournament record high of 83 points (3 games) which still stands to this day.
  • Reggie Miller also made an individual tournament record 27 field goals (49 attempts) for this.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 67. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
  2. ^ Bergum, Steve (March 9, 1987). "UCLA pooh-poohs Huskies, 76-64". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  3. ^ "Pooh show some magic as UCLA wins tourney". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). UPI. March 9, 1987. p. D-1.
  4. ^ 2007–08 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Media Guide pages 50–60 (PDF copy available at 2007–08 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Media Guide Archived 2009-05-08 at WebCite)