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2014 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Pac-12 during the 2013–14 season. It was played from March 12–15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The champion received an automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The UCLA Bruins won the tournament with a 75–71 victory over the Arizona Wildcats in the championship game.

2014 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2013–14
Teams12
SiteMGM Grand Garden Arena
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsUCLA (4th title)
Winning coachSteve Alford (1st title)
MVPKyle Anderson (UCLA)
TelevisionPac-12 Network, FS1
← 2013
2015 →
2013–14 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Arizona 15 3   .833     33 5   .868
#20 UCLA 12 6   .667     28 9   .757
Oregon 10 8   .556     24 10   .706
Colorado 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Arizona State 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Stanford 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
California 10 8   .556     21 14   .600
Utah 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Washington 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Oregon State 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Washington State 3 15   .167     10 21   .323
USC 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
2014 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

SeedsEdit

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Arizona†# 15–3 28–3
2 UCLA# 12–6 23–8
3 Arizona State# 10–8 21–10 5–3 vs. Cal, Col, Oreg & Stan
4 California# 10–8 19–12 3–1 vs. Col, Oreg & Stan
5 Colorado 10–8 21–10 2–0 vs. Oreg & Stan
6 Stanford 10–8 19–11 1–0 vs. Oregon
7 Oregon 10–8 22–8 0–1 vs. Stanford
8 Utah 9–9 20–10 1–1 vs. Wash, 0–2 vs. Ariz, 1–1 vs. UCLA
9 Washington 9–9 17–14 1–1 vs. Utah, 0–1 vs. Ariz, 0–1 vs. UCLA
10 Oregon State 8–10 16–14
11 Washington State 3–15 10–20
12 USC 2–16 11–20
† – Pac-12 regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
# – Received a first round bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the Pac-12 Tournament.

Teams will be seeded by conference record, with ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary.[1]

ScheduleEdit

Wednesday–Saturday, March 12–15, 2014

The top four seeds received a first-round bye.

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 12
1 1 12:00 pm #8 Utah vs. #9 Washington Pac-12 Network
2 2:30 pm #5 Colorado vs. #12 USC Pac-12 Network
2 3 6:00 pm #7 Oregon vs. #10 Oregon State Pac-12 Network 9,047
4 8:30 pm #6 Stanford vs. #11 Washington State Pac-12 Network
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 13
3 5 12:00 pm #1 Arizona vs. #8 Utah Pac-12 Network
6 2:30 pm #4 California vs. #5 Colorado Pac-12 Network
4 7 6:00 pm #2 UCLA vs. #7 Oregon Pac-12 Network 12,916
8 8:30 pm #3 Arizona State vs. #6 Stanford Fox Sports 1
Semifinals – Friday, March 14
5 9 6:00 pm #1 Arizona vs. #5 Colorado Pac-12 Network 12,916
10 8:30 pm #2 UCLA vs. #6 Stanford Fox Sports 1
Championship – Saturday, March 15
6 11 3:00 pm #1 Arizona vs. #2 UCLA Fox Sports 1 12,916
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

BracketEdit

  First round
March 12
Quarterfinals
March 13
Semifinals
March 14
Championship
March 15
                                     
       
  1 #4 Arizona 71  
    8 Utah 39  
8 Utah 67
9 Washington 61  
  1 #4 Arizona 63  
  5 Colorado 43  
       
       
  4 California 56
    5 Colorado 59  
5 Colorado 59
12 USC 56  
  1 #4 Arizona 71
  2 UCLA 75
       
       
  2 UCLA 82
    7 Oregon 63  
7 Oregon 88
10 Oregon State 74  
  2 UCLA 84
  6 Stanford 59  
       
       
  3 Arizona State 58
    6 Stanford 79  
6 Stanford 74
11 Washington State 63  

Game summariesEdit

March 15
3:00pm PDT
UCLA Bruins 75, Arizona Wildcats 71
Scoring by half: 43-40, 32-31
Pts: Anderson, 21
Rebs: Anderson, 15
Asts: Anderson, 5
Pts: Johnson, 21
Rebs: Gordon & Hollis-Jefferson, 8
Asts: Gordon, 8
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 12,916
Referees: Dick Cartmell, Randy McCall, Mike Reed

In a matchup of the two best teams in the Pac-12, UCLA upset No. 4 Arizona 75–71 to win the conference tournament final.[2] The Bruins' Jordan Adams made a three-point field goal that broke a tie with 45 seconds remaining. Teammate Kyle Anderson had 21 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, and was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.[3]

UCLA twice led by 11 in the first half, including 12–0 spurt at the start of the game that put them ahead 14–3.[2][3] It temporarily quieted Arizona fans, who made up an overwhelming majority of the crowd.[4] The Wildcats used a 12–2 run to cut the Bruins lead to 43–40 at halftime.[5] UCLA exceeded Utah's 39 points from their entire second-round game against Arizona, and matched Colorado's game total of 43 against the Wildcats in the semifinals.[3] One the nation's top defenses, Arizona allowed the Bruins to shoot 58.1 percent, making 18 of 31 from the field.[2][3] The Wildcats defense tightened in the second half, when the game saw seven ties and eight lead changes.[3] Arizona took their second lead of the game with less than 16 minutes remaining in the game—they first led 3–2 early. Arizona's Nick Johnson, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, scored 14 of his 22 in the second half. However, Anderson countered with 10 points and nine rebounds in the half.[6]

Free throws were a key difference in the game, with UCLA making 21 of 25, while Arizona was only 6 of 16.[3] The Wildcats surrendered 75 points just twice all season, both times to the Bruins; UCLA lost 79–75 to Arizona earlier in January.[5]

Tournament notesEdit

 
Kyle Anderson of UCLA dunks during quarterfinals against Oregon
  • Arizona's 71-39 win over Utah tied the tournament record for largest margin in a game (32), set in 2006 when UCLA won 79–47 over Oregon.[7]
  • The No. 1 and 2 seeds met in the final game for the first time since 2008, which UCLA also won.[7]
  • Travis Wear of UCLA tied the record for best field goal % in a tournament game at 100% (8-of-8), vs. STAN, Mar. 14, 2014. This perfect % had been done only twice before with a min. of 7 attempts.[7]
  • Six teams were invited to the NCAA Tournament: Arizona, UCLA, Colorado, Oregon, Stanford, and Arizona State. Arizona received a number one seed.[8]
  • Oregon became the first Pac-12 team to play all eleven other Pac-12 opponents in the conference tournament upon playing Oregon St.

All-tournament teamEdit

The following were honored as the top players of the tournament:[3]

Most outstanding playerEdit

The MVP was determined after the Tournament. Kyle Anderson, who scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for UCLA in the championship game, was named Tournament MVP.

Hall of Honor inducteesEdit

 
2014 Hall of Honor induction ceremony

Induction ceremony was held on Friday, March 14, 2014, during the tournament:[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] March 9, 2014
  2. ^ a b c "UCLA outlasts Arizona to win Pac-12 championship". CBSSports.com. March 15, 2014. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Adams' 3-pointer leads UCLA to 75-71 upset of No. 4 Arizona". reuters.com. March 15, 2014. Archived from the original on March 16, 2014.
  4. ^ Plaschke, Bill (March 15, 2014). "UCLA features the same players but a different team". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Keefer, Case (March 15, 2014). "UCLA primed for NCAA Tournament after beating Arizona in Pac-12 title game". Las Vegas Sun. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Gold, Jon (March 16, 2014). "Pac-12 tourney: Johnson-Anderson main event is an instant classic". Arizona Daily Star. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c "Pac-12 Tournament Media Guide and Record Book" (PDF). pac-12.org. 2015. p. 35. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 15, 2015.
  8. ^ http://pac-12.com/article/2014/03/16/six-pac-12-teams-make-2014-ncaa-tournament Six Pac-12 teams make 2014 NCAA Tournament at Pac-12.com
  9. ^ Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor to Induct 2013-14 Class Archived 2014-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, Pac-12 Conference, February 21, 2014

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  Media related to 2014 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament at Wikimedia Commons