Pac-12 Tourney Champs are 12 seed. UCLA & Arizona are 6 seeds!
Despite winning the Pac-12 Conference tournament, the Oregon Ducks received only a 12-seed from the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee. Oregon (26-8), the 12 seed in the Midwst Region, will face Oklahoma State (24-8) Thursday in San Jose, California.
It would seem the Ducks might not have even made the NCAA Tournament field had they not won the Pac-12 Tournament by beating UCLA in the title game. Ducks fans (and college basketball fans nationwide) are having trouble understanding how Oregon could be a 12-seed when it beat Pac-12 regular season champion (and #6 seed) UCLA twice -- once in the regular season and again in the conference tournament championship game.
Four other Pac-12 schools received invitations. UCLA, the 6-seed in the South Region, will play Minnesota Friday in Austin, Texas. Arizona was given the 6-seed in the West Region and will play Belmont in Salt Lake City Friday. Colorado, a 10-seed, will face Illinois Friday in Austin, Texas. California, the 12-seed in the East Region, will play what is, in essence, a home game since they'll face UNLV Thursday in San Jose.
As anticipated, the Gonzaga Bulldogs received the #1 seed in the West Region. The Zags will play Southern Univeristy Thursday in Salt Lake City. The Zags nosed out Miami of Florida for the final number one seed.
Louisville, Kansas, and Indiana are the other number one seeds.