The first day of the Pac-10 Tournament is in the books and the Oregon schools are moving on to the quarterfinals after polishing off their play-in games. Oregon State took down Stanford in the first opening round matchup, surviving a late run by the Cardinal to advance. The Oregon Ducks capped the night with a win over Arizona State after nearly coughing up a 20-point lead late in the second half.
On Thursday, the top-six teams come to play after receiving a free pass into the quarterfinal round. The top-seeded Arizona Wildcats make their grand entrance, battling Oregon State, the lowest remaining seed. Second-seeded UCLA gets Oregon State, the other play-in winner.
In the late action, in-state rivals Washington and Washington State hit the court amid a myriad of off-court distractions. Washington is dealing with the suspension of Venoy Overton and concerns about a concussion sustained by Justin Holiday. Washington State's Klay Thompson will be back from a suspension of his own while point guard Reggie Moore is expected to play despite an ankle injury that sidelined him for the Cougs' regular season finale last Saturday.
It all gets started at noon as the California Golden Bears and USC Trojan begin a day full of hoops at Staples Center in Los Angeles. FSN has wall-to-wall coverage throughout the day, capped by the third meeting of the Cougars and Huskies this year.
Here's the bracket as it stands now, including Thursday's schedule and TV information.
First round: Wednesday, March 9
No. 9 Oregon State Beavers def. No. 8 Stanford Cardinal, 69-67
No. 7 Oregon Ducks def. No. 10 Arizona State Sun Devils, 76-69
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 4 USC Trojans vs. No. 5 California Golden Bears, noon, FSN
No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. No. 9 Oregon State, 2:30, FSN
No. 2 UCLA Bruins vs. No. 7 Oregon 6 p.m., FSN
No. 3 Washington Huskies vs. No. 6 Washington State Cougs, 8:30 p.m., FSN
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
USC/California vs. Arizona/Oregon State, 6 p.m., FSN
UCLA/Oregon vs. Washington/Washington State, 8:30 p.m., FSN
Finals: Saturday, March 12
Semifinal winners, 3 p.m., CBS
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