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LAS VEGAS — Arizona is the top seed and is ranked at No. 4. UCLA is seeded second and was ranked for good parts of the season, while Arizona State and California will each get a bye for the opening round.
As college tournaments heat up, we offer some photos from Friday's action.
Arizona released the team's Pac-12 basketball schedule for the upcoming season, though the Pac-12 says it is not yet official. Take a look back at the last time Arizona met each team at each venue on the schedule.
Michigan's Trey Burke made a tough decision to return for his sophomore year, and a chance at a title has made it worth it.
ATLANTA - A year ago at this time, when Trey Burke decided to come back to Michigan for his sophomore season, the star point guard immediately started talking about a national championship.
Trey Burke releases his game-tying three-pointer near the end of regulation. Burke had eight points, including two threes, down the stretch.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Trey Burke shook off one of his worst starts with the best shot of his life.
LOS ANGELES - During Ohio State's journey to the Final Four last season, Aaron Craft learned the importance of focusing on the next 40 minutes, not the three-week trip.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Ken Bone will return as basketball coach at Washington State next season.
Maryland's Dez Wells hit 9 of 13 field goals and was a perfect 10 of 10 from the foul line as Maryland beat No. 2 Duke 83-74 on Friday night.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Dez Wells and Maryland knocked No. 2 Duke out of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament - and possibly out of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
New Mexico's Chad Adams gestures to the crowd after the Lobos' win over Wyoming in the MWC quarterfinals.
LAS VEGAS - Tony Snell scored 15 points and No. 15 New Mexico led from start to finish, beating Wyoming 59-46 on Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals.
Kansas' Ben McLemore celebrates with Tyler Self, right, after scoring against Kansas State last month. The in-state rivals are favored to win the Big 12 tournament, which starts today.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas State and Kansas tied for the regular-season Big 12 title.
LIU' s Jamal Olasewere dunks in the second half against St. Mary's.
NEW YORK - It may be the third time in a row LIU Brooklyn has won the Northeast conference tournament, but this championship was anything but secure for the Blackbirds.
Florida's Scottie Wilbekin battles Kentucky's Julius Mays for a loose ball in the teams' February meeting. UF won 69-52.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Almost every team in the Southeastern Conference has at least some hope of taking home the tournament championship after a wild season in this league.