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2016 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Pac-12. It was played between March 9th through March 12th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The champion, the Oregeon Ducks, received an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

2016 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2015–16
Teams12
SiteMGM Grand Garden Arena
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsOregon (4th title)
Winning coachDana Altman (2nd title)
MVPElgin Cook (Oregon)
Attendance77,496 (total)
12,916 (championship game)
TelevisionPac-12 Network, FS1
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2015–16 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Oregon 14 4   .778     31 7   .816
#13 Utah 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
#17 Arizona 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#23 California 12 6   .667     23 11   .676
Colorado 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
USC 9 9   .500     21 13   .618
Oregon State 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Washington 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Stanford 8 10   .444     15 15   .500
UCLA 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Arizona State 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Washington State 1 17   .056     9 22   .290
Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

SeedsEdit

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

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker 1 Tiebreaker 2 Tiebreaker 3 Tiebreaker 4 Tiebreaker 5
1 Oregon†# 14–4 25–6
2 Utah# 13–5 24–7
3 California# 12–6 22–9 1–1 vs. Ariz. 1–1 vs. Ore.
4 Arizona# 12–6 24–7 1–1 vs. Cal 0–1 vs. Ore.
5 Colorado 10–8 21–10
6 Oregon State 9–9 18–11 2–1 vs. Wash. & USC
7 USC 9–9 20–11 2–2 vs. Wash. & OSU 1–1 vs. Wash. 0–2 vs. Ore. 0–1 vs. Utah 1–2 vs. Cal & Ariz.
8 Washington 9–9 17–13 1–2 vs. OSU & USC 1–1 vs. USC 0–1 vs. Ore. 0–2 vs. Utah 0–3 vs. Cal & Ariz.
9 Stanford 8–10 15–14
10 UCLA 6–12 15–16
11 Arizona State 5–13 15–16
12 Washington State 1–17 9–21
† – 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.

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Final score Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 1 12:00 pm #8 Washington vs. #9 Stanford 91–68 Pac-12 Network 12,916
2 2:30 pm #5 Colorado vs. #12 Washington State 80–56
2 3 6:00 pm #7 USC vs. #10 UCLA 95–71 12,916
4 8:30 pm #6 Oregon State vs. #11 Arizona State 75–66
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3 5 12:00 pm #1 Oregon vs. #8 Washington 83–77 Pac-12 Network 12,916
6 2:30 pm #4 Arizona vs. #5 Colorado 82–78
4 7 6:00 pm #2 Utah vs. #7 USC 80–72 12,916
8 8:30 pm #3 California vs. #6 Oregon State 76–68 FS1
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
5 9 6:00 pm #1 Oregon vs. #4 Arizona 95–89OT Pac-12 Network 12,916
10 8:30 pm #2 Utah vs. #3 California 82–78OT FS1
Championship – Saturday, March 12
6 11 7:00 pm #1 Oregon vs. #2 Utah 88–57 FS1 12,916
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

BracketEdit

  First round
Wednesday March 9
Quarterfinals
Thursday March 10
Semifinals
Friday March 11
Championship
Saturday March 12
                                     
       
  1 #5 Oregon 83  
    8 Washington 77  
8 Washington 91
9 Stanford 68  
  1 #5 Oregon 95*  
  4 #15 Arizona 89  
       
       
  4 #15 Arizona 82
    5 Colorado 78  
5 Colorado 80
12 Washington State 56  
  1 #5 Oregon 88
  2 #12 Utah 57
       
       
  2 #12 Utah 80
    7 USC 72  
7 USC 95
10 UCLA 71  
  2 #12 Utah 82*
  3 #24 California 78  
       
       
  3 #24 California 76
    6 Oregon State 68  
6 Oregon State 75
11 Arizona State 66  

* denotes each overtime period played

All-tournament teamEdit

Most outstanding playerEdit

  • Elgin Cook, Oregon

Hall of Honor inducteesEdit

ReferencesEdit