The 2012 Pac-12 Tournament has been wild, and the championship matchup between the No. 4 Arizona Wildcats and the No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes is evidence of the chaos. With the NCAA tournament selection process less than a day away, the Pac-12 is dealing with possibility of just a single team emerging from this mess. SB Nation's Bracketology projection has two teams joining the March Madness -- the winner of the championship game and the California Golden Bears -- but even that isn't exactly a ringing endorsement of basketball on the west coast.
Anyhow, there is still plenty of excitement around the championship game, as one team is guaranteed to make the big dance. The Colorado Buffaloes have been riding Andre Roberson and Carlon Brown all season long. Roberson averaged a double-double on the season -- 11.6 points and 11.1 rebounds per game -- while Brown led team in scoring with 12.6 points per game. Arizona has relied on Kyle Fogg, Solomon Hill and Jesse Perry, each of whom hold double-digit scoring averages for the year.
The Buffaloes and Wildcats split their regular-season series, with Colorado pulling out a one-point win at home on January 21 and Arizona responding with a 14 point victory in the rematch on February 9. The stakes much higher in this third meeting, and it should be a great game to watch.Here is some basic information to help you find the Pac-12 Tournament Championship Game on Saturday:
No. 4 Arizona Wildcats (23-10, 12-6 Pac-12) vs. No. 6 Colorado Buffaloes (22-11, 11-7 Pac-12)
Game Time: 4 p.m. MT, Saturday, March 10
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Spread: Arizona favored by 3.5 points. Over/under ranges from 128.5 points to 129 points.
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