ASU enters Pac-12 Tournament as No. 3 seed, Arizona is No. 5 seed

Mar 7, 2020, 10:58 PM | Updated: Mar 8, 2020, 12:18 pm

Arizona State guard Remy Martin (1) yells after his team defeated California in an NCAA college bas...

Arizona State guard Remy Martin (1) yells after his team defeated California in an NCAA college basketball game in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

There were numerous seeding possibilities for the Pac-12 Tournament at the start of Saturday as four teams battled for two spots that would receive first round byes.

Arizona State, Arizona, USC and Colorado were all looking for a ticket to the quarterfinals as the No. 3 or No. 4 seed, joining Oregon and UCLA who had already locked in the top-2 spots.

At the end of the day, Arizona State will enter the tournament as the No. 3 seed, while USC grabbed the No. 4 seed.

Arizona State held off Washington State at home to secure the spot and a date with either Colorado or Washington State in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

The Sun Devils shot up the standings by winning eight of their final ten games.

USC earned the No. 4 seed and will take on the winner of the Arizona vs. Washington game after beating rival UCLA in a thriller, 54-52, on Saturday.

Arizona fell to Washington 69 to 63 at home, and Utah edged out Colorado 74 to 72.

Arizona gets a chance to take revenge against Washington in the first round on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

The rematch will feature two teams that ended the season on very different trajectories, as Arizona lost four of its last five to end the season while Washington concluded the campaign beating both Arizona schools on the road.

Arizona State Basketball

Frankie Collins #10 of the Arizona State Sun Devils dunks the ball against Chuck O'Bannon Jr. #5 of...

Jesse Morrison

Frankie Collins and Jamiya Neal take on leadership roles for ASU men’s basketball

With Arizona State men's basketball losing many key contributors from 2022-23, Jamiya Neal and Frankie Collins have stepped up as leaders.

2 days ago

Eddie house ASU sun devil...

Arizona Sports

ASU’s Eddie House’s 2000 performance vs. Cal is No. 3 on ESPN best performances list

ESPN’s Top 25 Individual Performances of the Past 25 Years features Arizona standouts Kevin Durant, Markus Howard and House.

9 days ago

Azuolas Tubelis #10 and Kylan Boswell #4 of the Arizona Wildcats and Luther Muhammad #1 of the Ariz...

Stephen Gugliociello

Pac-12 plots points for Arizona, ASU men’s basketball schedule

The schedule for the 2023-24 Pac-12 men's basketball conference season was announced on Thursday, but no firm dates are set yet. 

16 days ago

Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley...

Arizona Sports

Arizona State men’s basketball to open vs. Mississippi State in Chicago

The Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team will begin 2023-24 with a Chicago visit to face the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Nov. 8.

25 days ago

ACC commissioner Jim Phillips...

Associated Press

ACC moves forward to add Stanford, Cal and SMU

The Atlantic Coast Conference has cleared the way for Stanford, California and SMU to join the league next year, per the AP.

29 days ago

ACC logo...

Associated Press

UNC pushes back on ACC possibly adding Pac-12’s Stanford, Cal

ACC presidents and chancellors are scheduled to meet Friday morning to again consider adding Stanford, Cal and SMU.

29 days ago

ASU enters Pac-12 Tournament as No. 3 seed, Arizona is No. 5 seed