UCLA Bruins guard Jaime Jaquez Jr dribbles up the court

Mar 4, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; UCLA Bruins guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. (24) drives tot he basket in the course of the second half towards the Arizona Wildcats at Pauley Pavilion offered by Wescom. Obligatory Credit score: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports activities

  • The Pac-12 Convention Event might be performed March 8-11 on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada
  •  Common-season champion No. 2 UCLA and No. 8 Arizona are the highest selections
  • Learn under for the Pac-12 Event seeds, bracket and odds

No. 2 UCLA and No. 8 Arizona are the highest selections within the Pac-12 Convention Event, which might be performed for the sixth straight yr on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The match begins with a play-in spherical on Wednesday to fill the standard eight-team bracket for the ultimate three days. The. championship sport might be performed at 10:30 pm ET Saturday on ESPN.

2023 Pac-12 Convention Event Odds

Crew Odds
UCLA Bruins +110
Arizona Wildcats +210
USC Trojans +800
Oregon Geese +1200
Arizona State Solar Devils +1500
Washington State Cougars +2000
Utah Utes +2500
Colorado Buffaloes +4000
Stanford Cardinal +10000
Washington Huskies +10000
Oregon Begin Beavers +50000
California Golden Bears +50000

Common-season champion No. 2 UCLA and league runner-up No. 8 Arizona are the overwhelming favorites. UCLA and Arizona cut up the regular-season collection, every profitable at residence. The Bruins closed the common season with an 82-73 residence victory over Arizona final Saturday.


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UCLA, Arizona and USC are thought of locks to make the NCAA Event area of 68. Anybody else must win the match to get in. Arizona is the defending champion and has gained three of the final 5 and 4 of the final seven tourneys. UCLA has not gained since 2014. Fifth-seeded Oregon State  was the 2021 champion, profitable 4 video games in 4 days to earn the automated NCAA Event bid it in any other case wouldn’t have obtained.

Pac-12 Event Schedule

There are 4 play-in video games Wednesday to skinny the sector into an eight-team bracket.  No. 8 seed Washington  performs No. 9 seed Colorado at 3 pm ET and No. 5 seed Washington State performs No. 12 seed California at 5:30 pm ET. No. 7 seed Utah performs No. 10 seed Stanford at 9 pm ET and No. 6 seed Arizona State performs No. 11 seed Oregon State at 11:30 pm ET.  All video games might be televised on the Pac-12 Community.

Within the quarterfinals Thursday, No. 1 seed UCLA will play the winner of the Washington-Colorado sport at 3 pm ET and No. 4 seed Oregon will play the Washington State-California winner at 5:30 pm ET.  No. 2 seed Arizona will play the Utah-Stanford winner at 9 pm ET and No. 3 seed USC will play the Arizona State-Oregon State winner at 11:30 pm ET.  The USC sport might be televised by ESPN, the others on the Pac-12 Community.

The Friday semifinals might be performed at 9 pm ET and 11:30 pm, and the finals might be performed at 10:30 pm Saturday on ESPN. No. 1 seed Arizona beat No.2 seed UCLA 84-76 within the finals final season.

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UCLA on a Roll

With Jaime Jacquez and Tyger Campbell main the way in which, the Bruins have gained 10 in a row and 24 of their final 26, the one hiccup coming in a six-day stretch through which they misplaced highway video games at Arizona  58-52 on Jan. 21 and at USC 77-64 on Jan. 26. UCLA’s different two losses are to Illinois (79-70 and Baylor (80-75) within the Continental Tire Predominant Occasion Nov. 18-20 on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas, website of the Pac-12 Event.

UCLA is a league-best 18-12-1 ATS this season, 5-3-2, throughout its present 10-game profitable streak.

Pac-12 Participant of the Yr Race

Arizona ahead 6’11” Azuolas Tubelis and UCLA ahead 6’6″ Jaime Jaquez are the one candidates for the Pac-12 Participant of the Yr award. Tubelis would be the xxth participant to steer the league in scoring (19.9) and rebounding (9.2) in the identical season if he holds his edge by way of the match. He’s capturing 57.7 p.c from the sector and is averaging 2.0 assists per sport.

Jaquez is averaging 17.5 factors, 8.0 rebounds and a couple of.4 assists per sport and has the excellence of main his staff to the common season championship. USC guard Boogie Ellis has closed properly, averaging 25.8 factors and three.3 assists within the final six video games, however it is a two-horse race.

Pac-12 Event Prediction

The one cause to steer clear of High 10 groups resembling UCLA and Arizona in a league match is the truth that they already are securely within the NCAA Event and should not really feel an urgency to push all over,  maybe opting to relaxation gamers or preserve these at lower than one hundred pc on a brief leash. That being stated, UCLA has a real toughness led by a gaggle of dedicated seniors and profitable the Pac-12 Event would assure the Bruins a No. 1 seed within the NCAAs. Not that that could be a be-all, end-all, nevertheless it does give UCLA another excuse to go all out.

Decide: UCLA +110


Jack Magruder

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