TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Arizona will face the USC Trojans on Saturday night in Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Tournament championship following a thrilling overtime victory over UCLA on Friday. The winner will clinch an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, although the Wildcats should already be in the field of 68 regardless of Saturday's outcome.
Arizona and USC were the Pac-12's top two teams this season. Arizona won the conference title outright with USC just two games behind. The Wildcats beat the Trojans in their lone meeting this year at the McKale Center, 81-67.
A win on Saturday night would give Arizona its third Pac-12 Tournament title in four years. USC hasn't won the tournament since 2009.
Led by coach Andy Enfield, USC comes into the title game firmly on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. The Trojans have won six of their last seven games and blew away the Oregon Ducks in the semifinals last night.
Tonight's game will be shown on Fox Sports 1. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.