The Pac-12 Tournament kicks off on Wednesday afternoon with a matchup between the Cougars of Washington State and the Beavers of Oregon State. The battle between the #8 and #9 seeds will determine who plays Washington in the second round.
Here's what you need to know:
Game 1 Teams: #8 Washington State Cougars (15-15, 7-11 Pac-12) vs #9 Oregon State Beavers (17-13, 7-11 Pac-12)
Date, Game Time: Wednesday, March 7th, 12:00 PM PST
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: FSN/ROOT NW - Kevin Calabro and Don MacLean on the call, with Rebecca Haarlow on the sidelines.
Live Online Streaming: If you're looking some extras, the Pac-12 Conference's YouTube channel - YouTube.com/pac12conf - will be live streaming non-televised games, post-game press conferences for the semifinals and championship games, and all live streams will be free of charge and no registration is necessary. Head over to the the Pacific Life Pac-12 Tournament page and click on the link or go to YouTube.com/pac12conf starting Wednesday and the page will automatically default to any live streams that are underway.
Series History: Per WSU's athletics website, the Cougars trail the all-time series with the Beavers 122-162 but they swept the regular season series this year and have won 10 of the last 12 matchups with the Beavers, including the last four meetings. They defeated Oregon State in both matchups last season and posting a victory in Spokane Dec. 31, 2011 and in Corvallis, Feb. 9.
For more on the Washington State Cougars, head to CougCenter. For more on the Beavs, head over to Building the Dam.