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2011 Pac-10 Tournament Bracket: USC, Arizona Paired In The First Semifinal Matchup

The semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament are set, with the USC Trojans and Arizona Wildcats kicking off all the actions at 6 p.m. on Friday evening. USC took care of business on Thursday, easily handling the California Golden Bears in a 14-point win. Arizona, on the other hand, faced a tougher than expected test from Oregon State, but came away a nine-point winner in the other quarterfinal.

USC will be without its head coach on Friday after Kevin O’Neill was suspended for the remainder of the Pac-10 Tournament just hours before the semifinal matchup. O’Neill was involved in an altercation following the Trojans quarterfinal win over Cal on Thursday. O’Neill had previously coach at Arizona, but was succeeded by current Arizona head coach Sean Miller.

The action gets underway at 6 p.m. on FSN from Staples Center. Check out the rest of the bracket and schedule as the Pac-10 Tournament nears a close.

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 def No. 5 California Golden Bears, 70-56
No. 1 Arizona Wildcats def No. 9 Oregon State, 78-69
No. 7 Oregon Ducks def. No. 2 UCLA Bruins, 76-59
No. 3 Washington Huskies def. No. 6 Washington State Cougs, 89-87

Semifinals: Friday, March 11

USC vs. Arizona, 6 p.m., FSN
Oregon vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m., FSN

Finals: Saturday, March 12

Semifinal winners, 3 p.m., CBS

For more on the tournament, including the latest news and bracket updates, check out the rest of our 2011 Pac-10 tournament StoryStream