The Arizona Wildcats earned the highest seed with the Oregon Ducks right behind to start the NCAA Tournament for the Pac-12 Conference.
The Oregon Ducks lost by three points to Arizona in the Pac-12 Championship on Saturday night. Arizona will play in Salt Lake City to start, Oregon will find a spot in Sacramento along with 3 Seed UCLA. It could be interesting to see game times and if the Bruins boost Oregon out of a Primetime spot in the opening weekend.
The Bruins lost to Arizona in the Pac-12 Semifinals on Friday night, but split the season series with the Oregon Ducks losing on the road and winning at home at Pauley Pavilion. Both Oregon and UCLA have Star Power with Lonzo Ball anchoring the Bruins and Dillon Brooks taking center stage for the Ducks.
The final Pac-12 team that made the 68 teams in the NCAA Tournament is USC. The Trojans face more of an uphill battle to actually be ‘in’ starting play Tuesday or Wednesday in a Play-In Game in Dayton against Providence. The Trojans played every Pac-12 opponent hard this season and best UCLA on their home floor. That win was likely the deciding factor to include them this season in March Madness.
The Oregon Ducks begin as a 3 Seed in the Midwest Region and face Iona on Friday at 11am Pacific Time in Sacramento, California on TBS.