2015 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Pac-12 during the 2014–15 season. It was played in March 11–14, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The champion received an automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

2015 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams12
SiteMGM Grand Garden Arena
Paradise, Nevada
ChampionsArizona (5th title)
Winning coachSean Miller (1st title)
MVPBrandon Ashley (Arizona)
Attendance70,563 (total)
12,916 (championship game)
TelevisionPac-12 Network, ESPN
2014–15 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#5 Arizona162 .889  344  .895
#25 Oregon135 .722  2610  .722
#19 Utah135 .722  269  .743
UCLA117 .611  2214  .611
Stanford99 .500  2413  .649
Arizona State99 .500  1816  .529
Oregon State810 .444  1714  .548
California711 .389  1815  .545
Colorado711 .389  1618  .471
Washington State711 .389  1318  .419
Washington513 .278  1615  .516
USC315 .167  1220  .375
Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Arizona†# 16–2 28–3
2 Oregon# 13–5 23–8 1–0 vs. Utah
3 Utah# 13–5 23–7 0–1 vs. Oregon
4 UCLA# 11–7 19–12
5 Arizona State 9–9 17–14 1–1 vs. Stanford
1–1 vs. Arizona
6 Stanford 9–9 18–12 1–1 vs. ASU
0–2 vs. Arizona
7 Oregon State 8–10 17–13
8 California 7–11 17–14 2–1 vs. WSU & Colorado
9 Washington State 7–11 13–17 2–2 vs. Cal & Colorado
1–1 vs. Colorado
0–1 vs. Arizona
1–3 vs. Oregon & Utah
10 Colorado 7–11 14–16 1–2 vs. Cal & WSU
1–1 vs. WSU
0–2 vs. Arizona
0–3 vs. Oregon & Utah
11 Washington 5–13 16–14
12 USC 3–15 11–19
† – Pac-12 regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
# – Received a first round bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the Pac-12 Tournament.

Teams seeded by conference record, with ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary.

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Final score Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 11
1 1 12:00 pm #8 California vs. #9 Washington State 84–59 Pac-12 Network 9,024[1]
2 2:30 pm #5 Arizona State vs. #12 USC 64–67
2 3 6:00 pm #7 Oregon State vs. #10 Colorado 71–78 9,875[2]
4 8:30 pm #6 Stanford vs. #11 Washington 71–69
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 12
3 5 12:00 pm #1 Arizona vs. #8 California 73–51 Pac-12 Network 12,916[3]
6 2:30 pm #4 UCLA vs. #12 USC 96–70
4 7 6:00 pm #2 Oregon vs. #10 Colorado 93–85 12,916[4]
8 8:30 pm #3 Utah vs. #6 Stanford 80–56 ESPN
Semifinals – Friday, March 13
5 9 6:00 pm #1 Arizona vs. #4 UCLA 70–64 Pac-12 Network 12,916[5]
10 8:30 pm #2 Oregon vs. #3 Utah 67–64 ESPN
Championship – Saturday, March 14
6 11 8:00 pm #1 Arizona vs. #2 Oregon 80–52 ESPN 12,916[6]
*Game times in PT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket

  First round
Wednesday March 11
Quarterfinals
Thursday March 12
Semifinals
Friday March 13
Championship
Saturday March 14
                                     
       
  1 #5 Arizona 73  
    8 California 51  
8 California 84
9 Washington State 59  
  1 #5 Arizona 70  
  4 UCLA 64  
       
       
  4 UCLA 96
    12 USC 70  
5 Arizona State 64
12 USC 67  
  1 #5 Arizona 80
  2 Oregon 52
       
       
  2 Oregon 93
    10 Colorado 85  
7 Oregon State 71
10 Colorado 78  
  2 Oregon 67
  3 #17 Utah 64  
       
       
  3 #17 Utah 80
    6 Stanford 56  
6 Stanford 71
11 Washington 69  

Game statistics

First round

Pac-12 Network
March 11
12:00 PM PST
#8 California 84, #9 Washington State 59
Scoring by half: 1st: 37–26, 2nd: 47–33
Pts: David Kravish; 25
Rebs: David Kravish; 8
Asts: Tyrone Wallace; 7
Pts: Ike Iroegbu; 17
Rebs: Josh Hawkinson; 11
Asts: DaVonte Lacey; 2
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Pac-12 Network
March 11
2:30 PM PST
#5 Arizona State 64, #12 USC 67
Scoring by half: 1st: 38–28, 2nd: 26–39
Pts: Shaquielle McKissic; 16
Rebs: Shaquielle McKissic; 9
Asts: Tra Holder & Chance Murray; 3
Pts: Elijah Stewart; 27
Rebs: Darion Clark, Julian Jacobs & Nikola Jovanovic; 7
Asts: Julian Jacobs; 5
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 9,024
Pac-12 Network
March 11
6:00 PM PST
#7 Oregon State 71, #10 Colorado 78
Scoring by half: 1st: 40–38, 2nd: 31–40
Pts: Malcolm Duvivier & Gary Payton II; 17
Rebs: Daniel Gomis; 6
Asts: Jarmal Reid; 4
Pts: Askia Booker; 20
Rebs: Josh Scott; 14
Asts: Askia Booker; 3
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Pac-12 Network
March 11
8:50 PM PST
#6 Stanford 71, #11 Washington 69
Scoring by half: 1st: 32–32, 2nd: 39–37
Pts: Stefan Nastic; 21
Rebs: Marcus Allen; 9
Asts: Chasson Randle; 6
Pts: Andrew Andrews; 22
Rebs: Mike Anderson; 10
Asts: Mike Anderson & Nigel Williams-Goss; 7
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 9,875

Quarterfinals

Pac-12 Network
March 12
12:00 PM PST
#1 Arizona 73, #8 California 51
Scoring by half: 1st: 33–27, 2nd: 40–24
Pts: Stanley Johnson; 19
Rebs: Brandon Ashley, Stanley Johnson & Kaleb Tarczewski; 7
Asts: T. J. McConnell; 6
Pts: Tyrone Wallace; 19
Rebs: David Kravish; 12
Asts: Tyrone Wallace; 5
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 12,916
Pac-12 Network
March 12
2:40 PM PST
#4 UCLA 90, #12 USC 76
Scoring by half: 1st: 47–29, 2nd: 49–41
Pts: Isaac Hamilton; 36
Rebs: Bryce Alford & György Goloman; 7
Asts: Bryce Alford; 7
Pts: Katin Reinhardt; 20
Rebs: Nikola Jovanovic; 6
Asts: Julian Jacobs; 7
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 12,916
Pac-12 Network
March 12
6:00 PM PST
#2 Oregon 93, #10 Colorado 85
Scoring by half: 1st: 34–37, 2nd: 59–48
Pts: Joseph Young; 30
Rebs: Dwayne Benjamin & Dillon Brooks; 8
Asts: Joseph Young; 4
Pts: Josh Scott; 16
Rebs: Tre'Shaun Fletcher, Jaron Hopkins & Josh Scott; 6
Asts: Askia Booker; 5
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 12,916
ESPN
March 12
8:40 PM PST
#3 Utah 80, #6 Stanford 56
Scoring by half: 1st: 34–39, 2nd: 46–17
Pts: Delon Wright; 20
Rebs: Jordan Loveridge; 8
Asts: Jordan Loveridge & Delon Wright; 5
Pts: Chasson Randle; 22
Rebs: Anthony Brown; 6
Asts: Anthony Brown, Robert Cartwright & Stefan Nastic; 2
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 12,916

Semifinals

Pac-12 Network
March 13
6:00 PM PST
#1 Arizona 70, #4 UCLA 64
Scoring by half: 1st: 27–27, 2nd: 43–37
Pts: Brandon Ashley; 24
Rebs: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson; 12
Asts: T. J. McConnell; 11
Pts: Norman Powell; 21
Rebs: 5 tied; 4
Asts: Bryce Alford, Norman Powell & Thomas Welsh; 2
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 12,916
ESPN
March 13
8:45 PM PST
#2 Oregon 67, #3 Utah 64
Scoring by half: 1st: 30–31, 2nd: 37–33
Pts: Joseph Young; 25
Rebs: Dwayne Benjamin & Joseph Young; 4
Asts: Joseph Young; 3
Pts: Brandon Taylor; 24
Rebs: Jakob Poeltl; 8
Asts: Delon Wright; 5
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 12,916

Championship game

ESPN
March 14
8:00 PM PST
#1 Arizona 80, #2 Oregon 52
Scoring by half: 1st: 36–21, 2nd: 44–31
Pts: Brandon Ashley; 20
Rebs: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson; 9
Asts: T. J. McConnell; 6
Pts: Joseph Young; 19
Rebs: Dillon Brooks & Elgin Cook; 4
Asts: Joseph Young; 4
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Attendance: 12,916

Tournament notes

  • For the first time since the conference expanded to 12 teams, the #12 seed (USC) won a game.
  • Arizona's 28-point win (80-52) was the largest margin of victory in the conference championship game.[7]
  • Arizona won its fifth Pac Tournament, the first university to do so. The Wildcats have the most conference tournament championships.
  • Arizona was the sixth school in the past seven years to win this tournament.[7]

All-tournament team

Most outstanding player

Hall of Honor inductees

References

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  8. Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor to Induct 2014-15 Class, Pac-12 Conference, January 15, 2015
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