The 2013 Pac-12 tournament brackets head into the semifinals on Friday (March 15). Within the Pac-12 tournament brackets on Thursday (March), though, one of the biggest upsets of the college basketball postseason took place. No. 10 seeded Utah surprised No. 2 California, winning 79-69 to advance yet again. Utah scored 20 points in the overtime period alone to make it into the final four group.
After upsetting USC in the first round and then taking down California in the second round, momentum is definitely on the side of Utah as the teams prepare for third round action. Now the Utes have to go up against an Oregon Ducks team that is trying hard to secure a good seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. That is certainly going to be an interesting game on that side of the bracket.
The other side of the 2013 Pac-12 tournament brackets finished up according to plan, with UCLA and Arizona advancing in their first games. UCLA took care of a tough Arizona State team 80-75 and then Arizona beat Colorado 79-69 to put down any upset thoughts on that side. Now two of the top teams in the conference will meet up in the semifinals.
The action on Friday begins with UCLA vs. Arizona at 6 p.m. PT and continues with Oregon vs. Utah at 8:30 p.m. PT.
Full 2013 Pac-12 Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, March 13 (First Round)
Game 1: No. 9 Arizona State 89 -- No. 8 Stanford 88 (overtime)
Game 2: No. 5 Colorado 74 -- No. 12 Oregon State 68
Game 3: No. 10 Utah 69 -- No. 7 USC 67
Game 4: No. 6 Washington 64 -- No. 11 Washington State 62
Thursday, March 14 (Quarterfinals)
Game 5: No. 1 UCLA 80 -- No. 9 Arizona State 75
Game 6: No. 4 Arizona 79 -- No. 5 Colorado 69
Game 7: No. 10 Utah 79 -- No. 2 California 69
Game 8: No. 3 Oregon 80 --No. 6 Washington 77
Friday, March 15 (Semifinals)
Game 9: No. 1 UCLA vs. No. 4 Arizona, 6 p.m. (P12N)
Game 10: No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 10 Utah 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, March 16 (Pac-12 Championship Game)
Game 11: Semifinal Winners, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
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