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Arizona advances to Sweet 16, keeps Pac-12 perfect at the NCAA Tournament

The good times keep rolling for a dying conference. It’s like a person having a big last meal or goodbye party which contains some sadness but manages to hit all the right notes and leave everyone in the room smiling and having a great time. The Pac-12 is 6-0 in the Men’s NCAA Tournament after Arizona beat Dayton on Saturday morning and afternoon in Salt Lake City. The Wildcats answered the alarm clock for a game which began at 10:45 a.m. in Utah. Arizona built a 17-point lead before Dayton pulled within four. Arizona regained control in the final eight minutes and pulled away for a 78-68 win.

With the Pac-12 being 4-0 in the Women’s NCAA Tournament, the Pac-12 hasn’t lost a single game in March Madness as of noon Pacific time on Saturday. The overall conference record in both tournaments is 10-0.

There are six more games to come for Pac-12 teams on Saturday, featuring the top-seeded USC women’s basketball team, which plays its first-ever Galen Center March Madness game. The USC arena has never held a USC NCAA Tournament game before. The Trojans host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

In the women’s tournament, UCLA plays Cal Baptist, Utah plays South Dakota State, and Arizona faces Syracuse. In the men’s tournament on Saturday, Oregon faces Creighton and Washington State takes on Iowa State.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire