This Week In Pac-12 Men's Basketball
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AROUND THE PAC-12
Race Tightens at the Top. . . In the loss column, only one game separates the top six teams in the Pac-12 standings . . . OREGON is tied atop the standings with CALIFORNIA and is the league's hottest team as it has won four straight and eight of its last 10. The Ducks remain home for this week's hardwood version of the Civil War against OREGON STATE where they have won 17 of the last 18 meetings with the Beavers in Eugene . . . COLORADO, one-half game back, leaves the friendly confines of the Coors Events Center where it is 5-0 in league play. The Buffaloes look for their first road win in league play when they travel to Los Angeles to meet USC and UCLA . . . ARIZONA looks to make up some ground in the standings as it hosts the Washington schools. The Wildcats have won the last five meetings with WASHINGTON in McKale Center and host the Huskies Saturday in ESPN's featured GameDay matchup.
Defending the Home Court. . . Pac-12 teams continue to take care of business at home as they posted a 10-2 record last week. To date, the home team has posted a 33-11 record (.750) in league play, and are 104-34 (.754) overall at home . . . The best cumulative home court record in league history came in 1991 when league teams went 64-26 (.711) at home . . . CALIFORNIA is 13-0 at home this season and have won 16 straight at Haas Pavilion dating back to last season.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thurs., Jan. 26
Washington at Arizona State, 6:30 p.m. RTNW/FSAZ
Series: All-time series tied, 36-36. Streak: WASH 3
Colorado at USC, 7:30 p.m. usctrojans.com
Series: USC leads, 3-2. Streak: USC 2
Utah at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. Prime Ticket
Series: All-time series tied, 4-4. Streak: UTAH 1
Washington State at Arizona, 8:30 p.m. FSN
Series: ARIZ leads, 53-16. Streak: ARIZ 2
Sat., Jan. 28
Colorado at UCLA, 1 p.m.
Series: UCLA leads, 4-1. Streak: UCLA 1
Washington State at Arizona State, 3 p.m. RTNW/FSAZ
Series: ASU leads, 35-34. Streak: ASU 1
Washington at Arizona, 5 p.m. ESPN
Series: ARIZ leads, 44-26. Streak: WASH 1
Utah at USC, 8 p.m. Prime Ticket
Series: USC leads, 15-14. Streak: USC 1
Sun., Jan. 29
Oregon State at Oregon, 3:30 p.m. FSN
Series: OSU leads, 183-152. Streak: ORE 2
Stanford at California, 5:30 p.m. FSN
Series: CAL leads, 143-114. Streak: CAL 1
Game times listed are local to site. Rankings listed are Associated Press.