Schedule

What: Pac-12 tournament

When: Thursday-Saturday

Where: KeyArena, Seattle

First round, Thursday

Game 1: No. 8 California vs. No. 9 USC, 12:30 p.m.

Game 2: No. 5 Arizona State vs. No. 12 Utah, 3 p.m.

Game 3: No. 7 Washington State vs. No. 10 Colorado, 7 p.m.

Game 4: No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 11 Arizona, 9:30 p.m.

Quarterfinals, Friday

Game 5: No. 1 Oregon State vs. Game 1 winner, 12:30 p.m.

Game 6: No. 4 UCLA vs. Game 2 winner, 3 p.m.

Game 7: No. 2 Stanford vs. Game 3 winner, 7 p.m.

Game 8: No. 3 Washington vs. Game 4 winner, 9:30 p.m.

Semifinals, Saturday

Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 7 p.m.

Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 9:30 p.m.

Championship, Sunday

Game 11: Semifinal winners, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)

(Note: All times MT; all games on Pac-12 Network unless otherwise noted)

The Colorado women's basketball team didn't finish the regular season the way it wanted to finish.

The Buffaloes will get an immediate chance at redemption in the postseason.

On Sunday, the bracket for the Pac-12 tournament was announced, with the Buffs (15-14, 5-13 Pac-12) going in as the No. 10 seed. The tournament will take place at Seattle's KeyArena from Thursday to Sunday.


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CU will open the tournament on Thursday against seventh-seeded Washington State (11-18, 6-12), which defeated the Buffs in the regular season finale, 67-56, on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT.

Oregon State (27-3, 16-2) is the top seed for the third consecutive year. Stanford (25-5, 15-3) is the No. 2 seed, Washington (27-4, 15-3) is No. 3 and UCLA (22-7, 13-5) is at No. 4. All four will have first round byes.

If the Buffs defeat Washington State, they will face Stanford on Friday at 7 p.m. MT.

The Buffs went 1-1 against Washington State this season, defeating the Cougars 70-58 in Boulder on Feb. 3.

Since joining the Pac-12 in the 2011-12 season, the Buffs are 5-5 in the Pac-12 tournament, including 4-1 in the first round. Their only first-round loss came last year against Washington, when the Buffs were the 12th seed.

For ticket information, contact the CU ticket office at 303-492-8337.

Brian Howell: howellb@dailycamera.com, on Twitter: @BrianHowell33.