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Arizona basketball: UA earns No. 1 NIT seed, takes on Bucknell

2012-03-11T18:14:00Z 2013-03-08T18:52:50Z Arizona basketball: UA earns No. 1 NIT seed, takes on BucknellBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 11, 2012 6:14 pm  • 

The Arizona Wildcats were given a No. 1 seed in the NIT and will host No. 8 Bucknell (24-9) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at McKale Center.

The winner of Wednesday's game will face either No. 4 Oral Roberts or No. 5 Nevada in the second round, to be played sometime between March 15-19.

The Bison were an automatic qualifier for the NIT after winning the Patriot League regular-season title with a 12-2 record. They lost to Lehigh 82-77 in the finals of the Patriot League Tournament, however, and did not earn the conference's automatic bid.

Conference regular-season winners who do not win their conference tournaments are guaranteed an invitation to the 32-team NIT.

The NIT is played at the home site of the higher-seeded team for the first three rounds, after which the winners advance to New York for the semifinals and final.

As a No. 1 seed, Arizona would have the right to host three games if it keeps winning. The Wildcats will not be able to host on March 16 because of a gymnastics meet, but will likely host a second round game on March 17-19 if they beat Bucknell.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 1 0 0.875 19 2 0 0.905
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon State 5 3 0 0.625 13 6 0 0.684
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
Oregon 4 4 0 0.500 14 7 0 0.667
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Washington State 3 5 0 0.375 9 11 0 0.450
Arizona State 3 5 0 0.375 12 10 0 0.545
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Colorado at
USC
1/29 98-94
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 59-69
California at
Washington State
1/29 76-67
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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