VEGAS HOOPS

Las Vegas is the place to be on the West Coast for college basketball thru March 16:

  • West Coast Conference: The men's and women's tournaments began Wednesday at the Orleans Arena. Bay Area teams: Saint Mary's, Santa Clara, USF. Runs through Monday with women's championship game at 1 p.m. and men's title game at 6 p.m.

  • Western Athletic Conference: The men's and women's tournaments begin Tuesday at the Orleans Arena. Bay Area team: San Jose State. Runs through Saturday, March 16 with women's title game at noon and men's title game at 8 p.m.

  • Mountain West Conference: The men's and women's tournaments begin Tuesday at the Thomas and Mack Center. Bay Area teams: None. Runs through Saturday, March 16 with the men's title game at 3 p.m. and the women's title game at 7:05 p.m.

  • Pac-12 Conference: The men's tournament begins Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (The Pac-12 women's tournament is in Seattle). Bay Area teams: Cal and Stanford. Runs through Saturday, March 16 with championship game at 8 p.m.