This week, Fox Sports Net telecasts the 2004 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament for its third consecutive year. Beginning Thurs., March 11, the conference’s top eight teams converge under the bright lights of the Staples Center in Los Angeles to compete for the tournament championship and an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament.
FSN’s coverage begins at 12:00 PM with top-rated Stanford facing Washington State. Three other quarterfinal games follow the tourney opener. On Friday, the two semifinal games will be played to lead up to Saturday’s championship game, which will be broadcast on CBS. The FSN tournament telecast schedule is as follows:
|Thurs., March 11 (Quarterfinals):||Game 1: Stanford vs. Washington State – 12:00 PM|
Game 2: California vs. Oregon – 2:30 PM
Game 3: Washington vs. UCLA – 6:00 PM
Game 4: Arizona vs. USC – 8:30 PM
|Fri., March 12 (Semifinals):||Game 5: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner – 6:00 PM |
Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner – 8:30 PM
College basketball veterans Barry Tompkins (play-by-play) and Dan Belloumini (analyst) join up to call the action for games 1, 2 and 5, while the lead announce team of Steve Physioc (play-by-play) and Marques Johnson (analyst) pair up to call games 3, 4 and 6. Jim Watson is the sideline reporter and Bill Macdonald is the studio host.
To kick off the evening games, Fox Sports Net has enlisted the help of R&B superstar Brian McKnight. The award-winning singer will perform for more than 18,000 fans as he belts out the national anthem. McKnight takes the stage at 6:00 PM.
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