Pac 12 Tournament Predictions: March Madness 2013


To put it kindly, the Pac 12 has been pretty horrible these past few years. They haven't had a Final Four team since UCLA in 2008, and, quite frankly, may be worse than some of the mid-major conferences out there.

That won't, however, stop us from dissecting the Pac 12 Tournament like we will the other major conferences, because it could end up being one of the most exciting tournaments out there, especially since it's taking place in Las Vegas. 

UCLA won the regular season crown, but don't expect them to garner the league's automatic bid here. 

Colorado plays extremely well in the thin air in Boulder, but I think they'll surprise in the tourney. 

Prediction: Colorado beats UCLA in one semi final while Oregon beats Cal in the other. 

Oregon, wearing who knows what, will beat Colorado in the final and Colorado will miss the tournament. 

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Liam Boylan-Pett

Liam is a culture writing intern at PolicyMic. His work has appeared in "Running Times" and other running publications. He is also a professional middle-distance runner for the New Jersey-New York Track Club. After graduating from Columbia University with his bachelor's degree, he earned a Master's of Professional Studies in Journalism from Georgetown University. Originally from Bath, Mich, he spends his time watching TV, reading longform journalism, and thinking about who is going to be in the NCAA basketball tournament's Final Four.

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