Pac-12 men's basketball teams off to strong start

 
#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE
 
40-6: The combined record of all Pac-12 programs through Nov. 23, the best record of any NCAA Division I conference in terms of winning percentage.  The combined six losses are tied for the fewest of any league.
 
Conference Non-Conference Record Pct. Wins Per Team vs. Power 5 vs. AP Top 25 vs. USA Today Top 25
Pac-12 (12) 40-6 .870 3.3 5-2 1-1 1-1
ACC (15) 48-10 .828 3.2 5-2 2-1 2-1
Big 12 (10) 28-6 .824 2.8 4-4 0-2 0-2
Atlantic 10 (14) 40-11 .784 2.9 7-5 1-2 1-2
SEC (14) 40-14 .741 2.9 1-6 1-1 1-1
Big Ten (14) 41-15 .732 2.9 2-3 1-1 1-1
Big East (10) 30-12 .714 3.0 9-9 2-3 2-3
The American (11)  24-16 .600 2.2 2-5 1-5 1-5
5x5: Of the Pac-12’s 40 wins, five have come against opponents from Power 5 conferences (Texas, Baylor, Auburn, Texas Tech, North Carolina State) and five have come against preseason conference favorites (San Diego State, Belmont, Iona, Mount St. Mary’s, Valparaiso).
 
7-2: Pac-12 programs’ record against 2015 NCAA Tournament teams, with wins over Baylor, Belmont, Boise State, San Diego State, Texas, Valparaiso and North Carolina State.
 
KEY PAC-12 OOC WINS TO DATE
POWER 5 OPPONENTS (5-2)
WASHINGTON 77, Texas 71 (Shanghai, China)
No. 25 OREGON 74, No. 20 Baylor 67
COLORADO 91, Auburn 84 (Auburn, AL)
No. 16 UTAH 73, Texas Tech 63 (San Juan, P.R.)
ARIZONA STATE 79, NC State 76 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
 
PRESEASON CONFERENCE FAVORITES (5-1)
No. 16 UTAH 81, San Diego State 76
ARIZONA STATE 83, Belmont 74
OREGON STATE 93, Iona 73
WASHINGTON 100, Mount St. Mary’s 67
No. 25 OREGON 73, Valparaiso 67
 
2015 NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS (7-2)
No. 12 ARIZONA 88, Boise State 76
plus wins over Texas, Baylor, NC State, San Diego State, Belmont and Valparaiso
 
18-1: The current record of the six teams that finished in the bottom half of last year’s Pac-12 standings. The lone loss? COLORADO’s six-point neutral site defeat versus No. 7 Iowa State, which came without returning starter Xavier Johnson.
 
42.8: Combined average rebound total among Pac-12 programs, the highest of any conference in the nation.  WASHINGTON ranks first nationally with 57.3 rebounds per game (through Nov. 23).
 
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BOUNCING BACK
After posting an 8-3 record (1-1 vs. Power 5) on opening night Nov. 13, Pac-12 programs have gone a combined 32-3 with a 4-1 mark against Power 5 conference opponents (through Nov. 23).
 
HOME SWEET HOME
ARIZONA owns NCAA Division I’s longest active home court winning streak at 42 consecutive games. OREGON has won 11 in a row at home, tied for the 17th longest streak in the nation.
 
FAST STARTS
USC is off to its first 4-0 start since the 2000-01 season. OREGON STATE is 4-0 for the second time since 2000-01.
 
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
OREGON STATE senior Gary Payton II has recorded at least one steal in 35 consecutive games, two games shy of the school record held by his father Gary, the Pac-12’s career steals leader.
 
THE WAY TO SAN JOSE
The Pac-12 will host the West Regional of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship March 23 & 25 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. Conference member UTAH will host the First and Second Rounds of the 2017 NCAA Championship at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City on March 16 & 18.
 
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