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By: Scott Arnold, ProMotion Ltd.
CU No. 9 Seed In Pac-12 Tournament, Faces UCLA Thursday
Release: March 02, 2014
By: Troy Andre, Assistant SID

BOULDER – Colorado will be the No. 9 seed at the 2014 Pac-12 Tournament and will open play against No. 8 seed UCLA on Thursday, March 6, at 1 p.m. MST at KeyArena in Seattle.

Colorado, 16-13 overall, finished up the regular season earlier today by dropping a 66-59 decision to USC. The Buffaloes finished tied with Oregon for ninth in the Pac-12 standings at 6-12, but won the No. 9 seed over the Ducks by virtue of their 81-75 win in the season’s only meeting in Eugene on Feb. 10

UCLA finished off its regular season with a 62-52 win at Utah on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins are 13-17 overall and finished one game ahead of Colorado at 7-11 in the Pac-12.

Colorado won both meetings against UCLA this season, a 61-59 squeaker in Los Angeles on Jan. 5 and then a 62-42 decision this past Friday in Boulder.

The winner of the Colorado-UCLA game will get top seed and regular season league champion Stanford (28-2, 17-1) on Friday, March 7, also a 1 p.m. MST tip.

Colorado is 2-2 in Pac-12 Tournament play having won one game each season as a member of the league. The Buffaloes were the No. 4 seed in 2013, receiving a first round bye, defeating Washington quarterfinals before falling to Stanford in the semifinals.

Tickets for the Pac-12 Tournament are available through or All Pac-12 Tournament games through the semifinals will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network with the championship on ESPN at 7 p.m. MST on Sunday, March 9. All of Colorado’s games will air live on KKZN AM 760 in the Denver-Boulder area with live audio streaming through

Thursday-Sunday, March 6-9
KeyArena, Seattle, Wash.

Thursday, March 6 • Pac-12 Networks
Game 1: #8 UCLA (13-17, 7-11) vs. #9 Colorado (16-13, 6-12), 1 p.m.
Game 2: #5 USC (18-12, 11-7) vs. #12 Arizona (5-24, 1-17), 3:30 p.m.
Game 3: #7 Washington State (15-15, 9-9) vs. #10 Oregon (15-14, 6-12), 7 p.m.
Game 4: #6 Washington (17-12, 10-8) vs. #11 Utah (11-18, 4-14), 9:30 p.m.

Friday, March 7 • Pac-12 Networks
Game 5: #1 Stanford (28-2, 17-1) vs. #8/9 Seed, 1 p.m.
Game 6: #4 Arizona State (22-8, 11-7) vs. #5/12 Seed, 3:30 p.m.
Game 7: #2 California (21-8, 13-5) vs. #7/10 Seed, 7 p.m.
Game 8: #3 Oregon State (21-9, 13-5) vs. #6/11 Seed, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 8 • Pac-12 Networks
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 7 p.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 9 • ESPN
Game 11: Championship game, 7 p.m.

All times Mountain  and subject to change.

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