2011 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2011 Pacific Life Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played on March 9–11, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.[3] The tournament champion became the NCAA Tournament automatic qualifier from the conference. The Arizona Wildcats, finish the season atop of the conference with a 14–4 record, and the UCLA Bruins were the two top-seed teams in the tournament. The third-seeded Washington Huskies won the tournament. This was the final tournament ever held under the "Pac-10" name, as Colorado and Utah joined the conference in July, making it the "Pac-12."

2011 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2010–11
SiteStaples Center
Los Angeles, California
ChampionsWashington Huskies (3rd title)
Winning coachLorenzo Romar (3rd title)
MVPIsaiah Thomas (Washington)
Attendance12,074
Top scorerKlay Thompson (Washington State)
(43 points)
TelevisionCBS, FSN
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2010–11 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#17 Arizona 14 4   .778     30 8   .789
UCLA 13 5   .722     23 11   .676
#23 Washington 11 7   .611     24 11   .686
USC 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
California 10 8   .556     18 15   .545
Washington State 9 9   .500     22 13   .629
Oregon 7 11   .389     21 18   .538
Stanford 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Oregon State 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Arizona State 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
2011 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2011[1]; Rankings from AP Poll[2]

Contents

SeedsEdit

Teams were seeded by conference record, with a tiebreaker system used to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conf Overall Tiebreaker
#1 Arizona 14–4 25–6
#2 UCLA 13–5 22–9
#3 Washington 11–7 20–10
#4 USC 10–8 18–13 1–1 vs. Cal, 1–1 vs. UA
#5 California 10–8 17–13 1–1 vs. USC, 0–2 vs. UA
#6 Washington State 9–9 19–11
#7 Oregon 7–11 14–16
#8 Stanford 7–11 15–15
#9 Oregon State 5–13 10–19
#10 Arizona State 4–14 12–18

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Wednesday, March 9
1
1
6:00 PM
#8 Stanford vs #9 Oregon State
FSN
7,814
2
8:30 PM
#7 Oregon vs #10 Arizona State
FSN
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
2
3
12:00 PM
#4 USC vs #5 Cal
FSN
10,782
4
2:30 PM
#1 Arizona vs #9 Oregon State
FSN
3
5
6:00 PM
#2 UCLA vs #7 Oregon
FSN
12,191
6
8:30 PM
#3 Washington vs #6 Washington State
FSN
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
4
7
6:00 PM
#4 USC vs. #1 Arizona
FSN
13,190
8
8:30 PM
#7 Oregon vs. #3 Washington
FSN
Championship Game – Saturday, March 12
5
9
3:00 PM
#1 Arizona vs. #3 Washington
CBS
12,074
*Game Times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.[4]

BracketEdit

  First Round
March 9
Quarterfinals
March 10
Semifinals
March 11
Final
March 12
                                     
    1 Arizona (#16) 78  
8 Stanford 67     9 Oregon State 69    
  1 Arizona (#16) 67  
9 Oregon State 69    
  4 Southern California 62    
4 Southern California 70
   
  5 California 56  
    1 Arizona (#16) 75
  3 Washington 77
  3 Washington 89    
6 Washington State 87    
  3 Washington 69
7 Oregon 76  
  7 Oregon 51  
10 Arizona State 69     2 UCLA 59
 
    7 Oregon 76  

Tournament notesEdit

  • Both men’s and women’s basketball tournament semi-final and final games were held at the Staples Center.
  • The annual Coach of the Year Award was renamed to honor Coach John Wooden.[5] Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats was the 2011 winner.
  • Chick Hearn Court between Staples Center and LA Live was the location for the new Pac-10 FanFest, featuring a basketball sport court, beer garden, family-friendly activities like face painting and sign making, a live DJ, band and cheer performances, and Wolfgang Puck food specials. The Women's trophy presentation and institutional headquarters were also located at the FanFest.
  • The championship game was the first title game in conference history to require an overtime period.[6]
  • Washington and Washington St. were the only arch rivals to meet up in this year. It was the first arch rival tournament game of any pair in two years.
  • Klay Thompson of Washington State had a record setting 29 FG attempts vs. Washington. His record still stands. He was 15 of 29 .
  • Jeremy Green's 15 3-pt. FG attempts vs. Oregon State set a tournament record. Playing for Stanford, he was 7 of 15.[7]
  • With the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, Washington made its 16th appearance. Three other teams were invited to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship: UCLA, USC, and Arizona.

All-Tournament TeamEdit

Most Outstanding PlayerEdit

2011 Hall of Honor inducteesEdit

The induction ceremony took place on Saturday, March 12, 2011, during the Pac-10 Hall of Honor breakfast:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pac-10 Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  2. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved February 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Pac-10 Tournament official site". Archived from the original on 2009-02-22. Retrieved 2010-11-05.
  4. ^ "Pacific Life Pac-10 Basketball Tournament". pac-10.org. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  5. ^ Pac-10 To Honor Wooden, Host Combined Men's And Women's Basketball Tournament, Pac-10 News, October 28, 2010
  6. ^ Associated Press, Isaiah Thomas' fadeaway beats buzzer, crowns Washington as Pac-10 champions, ESPN.com, March 12, 2011
  7. ^ 2013-14 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Guide

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