The safest bet in Las Vegas came through: The Pac-12 men's basketball tournament is moving to The Strip.
The conference announced Tuesday, after weeks of speculation and media reports, that after 11 years at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the tournament will move to MGM Grand Garden starting next spring. The deal guarantees the next 3 tournaments will be held at the hotel and casino.
The decision came after a 10-month bidding process by various cities within the conference's footprint, including Salt Lake City. But commissioner Larry Scott said a number of factors, including public support, pushed Las Vegas over the top.