Pac-12 Teams in the 2023 NCAA Tournament Bracket
The March Madness bracket is available for you to make your picks! Now, you can take a look at which college basketball teams have a shot at winning a title this year. What about teams from out west in the Pac-12? How many Pac-12 teams are in the NCAA Tournament? Here’s what you need to know.
How Many Pac-12 Teams in the 2023 NCAA Tournament
The Pac-12 Conference will have just four teams in the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket. Here’s a look at the NCAA Tournament bids for the Pac-12 Conference:
UCLA won the regular season conference title but the Arizona Wildcats took down the Bruins in a thrilling Pac-12 Tournament title game. Teams like Oregon State, Washington State, and more in the conference fell short.
Many projections had the Pac-12 at three or four teams to make the tournament. Stanford and Cal each missed the tournament after a tough Pac-12 regular season.
Pac-12 Matchups for the 2023 NCAA Basketball Tournament
The big dance will provide for some exciting matchups. Arizona took the conference’s automatic bid and earned a number 2 seed after a strong season. UCLA just missed out on a number 1 seed and received a number 2 seed as well with its at-large bid. Here’s who the Pac-12 teams will be facing off against:
2) Arizona vs 15) Princeton
2) UCLA vs 15) UNC Asheville
10) USC vs 7) Michigan State
11) Arizona State vs 11) Nevada (First Four Game)
Eyes are looking at the 10-seed USC Trojans matchup with Michigan State. The Spartans were bounced in the first round of the Big Ten tournament by Ohio State.
If UCLA wants to make a Final Four, it might have to go through the defending champion Kansas Jayhawks from the Big 12. Kansas is the number 1 seed in the region. The dangerous Gonzaga Bulldogs are also in the same region as UCLA. If USC gets by Michigan State, they might have to face Big East champion Marquette in the second round.
Pac 12 Teams in the NCAA Tournament FAQs
There were four Pac-12 basketball teams to receive an NCAA Tournament bid. These include UCLA, Arizona, ASU, and USC. UCLA won the regular season title. Arizona was able to beat UCLA in the Pac-12 championship game to win the conference tournament.
No. UCLA and Arizona both received number 2 seeds on Selection Sunday. UCLA was the Pac-12 regular-season champions. The 2-seed Wildcats of Arizona won the tournament championship.
There were just four conference teams in the field that was announced on March 12. The other eight teams from the conference will not be teams in the big dance. These include Oregon, Washington State, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Stanford, Oregon State, and Cal.