The 2012 Pac-12 basketball tournament tips off today at 12:10 Pacific as the eighth-seeded Washington State Cougars take on the ninth-seeded Oregon State Beavers.
With the addition of Utah and Colorado, the bracket has changed from previous years. Previously, the top six teams would receive a first-round bye, with the remaining four fighting on Wednesday for the chance to face the top two seeds. Now, just the top four get a bye and the rest are left with the task of winning four games in four days to receive an automatic bid to the tournament. The full bracket, with television times can be found here.
All games from the opening to semifinal rounds will be broadcast on FSN and its affiliates, with the championship game on CBS.
The Pac-12 will be streaming games live on Youtube at this link, but only the games that are not televised. This means that all women's games in the first two rounds will be streamed, and none of the men's games will be streamed.
The 11th-seeded Washington State women's team will also be facing Oregon State today, and that game is scheduled for about 7:15 Pacific time.
Stay with us for the live game thread of the Cougar game around noon, followed by a thread for the rest of the Pac-12 Tournament and other conference tournaments going on around the country.