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Arizona to defend Pac-12 Tournament title

Posted at 2:31 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 12:57:43-05
LAS VEGAS (KGUN9-TV/AP) - The Pac-12 was one of the nation's strongest conferences during the regular season, the teams' schedules filled with difficult games every week.
It won't get any easier at this week's Pac-12 tournament.
Oregon was the regular-season champion, but the Ducks will have their hands full if they want to sweep in a conference that finished with four teams in the final regular-season Associated Press Top 25.
Arizona, ranked 15th in the nation, is a number four seed as it attempts do defend last year's tournament title. Head Coach Sean Miller believes this year's conference tournament will have a lot of meaning towards its NCAA Tournament seeding.
"Well, it's just because there is so much parity," said Miller. "There is a lot of teams bunched together throughout the top the bottom, and the middle. There is not a lot of difference between making the tournament, and not making it. If you move up one line, that could change your region, and you just want to have no regrets."
At least six other teams will enter MGM Grand Garden Arena with a legitimate chance to win the conference tournament. It wouldn't be a total upset if a team wins four games in four days to take the title.