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Pac-12 Action Heats Up As The March Towards Madness Takes Shape

The Pac-12 regular season is winding down, but over the next few days, several teams will be jockeying for position in the Pac-12 tournament. The No. 9-ranked Oregon Ducks (24-6 overall, 13-4 conference) will outright win the Pac-12 regular season crown with a win over the USC Trojans on Saturday. The No. 13-ranked Utah Utes (23-7 overall, 12-5 conference) can win a share of the regular season title by defeating Colorado and hoping for an Oregon loss. The No. 25 California Bears (21-8 overall, 11-5 conference) will travel to Tuscan to face the No. 18 Arizona Wildcats (22-7 overall, 10-6 conference) later today. The winner of this game will be the No. 3 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament.

The Pac-12 Tournament will start on Wednesday, March 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Quarterfinal, Semifinal, and Final action will commence on March 10, 11, and 12, respectively. The winner of the Pac-12 Tournament will assure itself of an NCAA Tournament berth. If one of the Pac-12 teams is able to win its side of the bracket, it will head to the Final Four, which will be held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Fans traveling to these games can find great deal and locations for NRG Stadium parking.

Ticket information for key Pac-12 games and the NCAA Tournament is presented below.  

3/3/16 California Bears @ Arizona Wildcats  | Get-in: $34

The Arizona Wildcats and California Bears will square off on March 3, with the winner likely securing the 3rd-seed in the Pac-12 Tournament. These two teams played a highly competitive game in Berkeley earlier this season, but California was able to squeak away with a 74-73 win. Look for Arizona to avenge this loss. Arizona ticket prices start at just $34.

3/6/16 Oregon Ducks @ USC Trojans | Get-in: $105

Oregon has won four straight games and is building momentum at the right time of year. USC, however, is 16-1 at home this season. If Oregon wants to out-right win the Pac-12 regular season tournament, it will have to defeat a team that plays very well at home. Oregon, however, carries an early season 89-81 over USC in Eugene.

3/9/16 Pac-12 Tournament Session #1 & #2 | Get-in: $9

Sessions #1 and #2 will feature ‘morning’ and ‘evening’ slates of games. The match-ups aren’t set yet, but fans planning to attend these games can find great deals.

3/10/16 Pac-12 Tournament: Quarterfinals  | Get-in: $41

Alike Sessions #1 and #2, the day will be split into ‘morning’ and ‘evening’ slates of games. Fans hoping to attend all four games will need to buy two tickets.

3/11/16 Pac-12 Tournament: Semifinals  | Get-in: $116

Regardless of outcome in the prior two rounds, the Semifinals will feature two great match-ups.

3/12/16 Pac-12 Tournament: Finals| Get-in: $90

The Pac-12 Tournament will culminate with the championship game on March 12th. The winner of the tournament will secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

4/2/16 NCAA Tournament: Final Four (Semi-Finals) | Get-in: $166

The Semi-Finals of the Final Four will commence on April 2 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. If Kansas makes the Final Four, it will likely have somewhat of a home court advantage by virtue of location. Fans expecting to see the Jayhawks play in this game should buy tickets soon.

4/4/16 NCAA Tournament: Final Four (Finals) | Get-in: $152

The National Championship game will commence on April 4 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Tickets for the NCAA Tournament Final Four (Finals) are priced at reasonable levels. According to Razorgator, National Championship tickets start at $152.

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