Trio of top-10 wins bolster Pac-12 men's basketball

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2, 2, 7 - The Pac-12 picked up a trio of signature wins last week with both WASHINGTON and ARIZONA STATE upsetting #2 Kansas and ARIZONA knocking off #7 Texas A&M.
>> The Pac-12 last scored three top-10 victories in non-conference play in 2013.
>> According to STATS, Inc.’s database which dates to 1996-97, the Pac-12’s three top-10 non-league victories in the same week equaled the most for any conference (Pac-12 & ACC in 2017-18, Big East in 2002-03, Big Ten in 2000-01, ACC in 1997-98).

2 - For just the second time since both honors started being awarded in 2013-14, the Pac-12 swept this week’s USBWA national awards (1/3/17: Dillon Brooks, Markelle Fultz).
USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week: Shannon Evans II, Arizona State
USBWA Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week: Deandre Ayton, Arizona

#5 - Associated Press national ranking for ARIZONA STATE, which holds its highest ranking since checking in at No. 5 on March 2, 1981. ARIZONA returned to the AP Top 25 this week at No. 23.
>> It marks the first time ASU and Arizona are the Conference’s lone representatives in the AP poll.

8 - Double-doubles recorded by ARIZONA’s Deandre Ayton in his first 10 games as a collegian, tied for third-most in NCAA Division I. He’s currently ahead of the pace set by Conference freshman-record holder Kevin Love, who registered five double-doubles in his first 10 games at UCLA before finishing with 23 in 2007-08.
>> The NCAA record for double-doubles by a freshman is Kansas State’s Michael Beasley with 28 in 2007-08.

9-0 - Behind the high-scoring backcourt of Tra Holder (21.2 ppg) and Shannon Evans II (19.0 ppg), ARIZONA STATE is one of seven unbeaten teams remaining in NCAA Division I and has matched its best unbeaten start (1974-75) in program history.

PAC-12 TIPOFF

MTE CHAMPS x3: The three multi-team event (MTE) titles wonby Pac-12 programs so far this season equal the most in league history (2012-13), with USC still to compete in the Diamond Head Classic in December.

MTE Champions
ARIZONA STATE - Las Vegas Invitational
COLORADO - Paradise Jam
WASHINGTON STATE - Wooden Legacy

GET BUCKETS: Eight of the nation’s top 100 scorers (as of Dec. 11) compete in the Pac-12, the most in the nation:
15. Allonzo Trier, ARIZ (22.3 ppg)
23. Reid Travis, STAN (21.7)
30. Tra Holder, ASU (21.2)
37. Don Coleman, CAL (20.6)
39. Deandre Ayton, ARIZ (20.5)
73. Robert Franks, WSU (19.2)
82. Shannon Evans II, ASU (19.0)
97. Tres Tinkle, OSU (18.6)

NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS: Below is a list of national honors secured by Pac-12 players and teams during the 2017-18 season.
Dick Vitale Player of the Week (POW) - Allonzo Trier, Arizona (Nov. 13)
NBCSports.com POW - Allonzo Trier, Arizona (Nov. 13)
Dick Vitale Freshman of the Week (FOW) - Jaylen Nowell, Washington (Nov. 13)
NBCSports.com Team of the Week (TOW) - Washington State (Nov. 27)
Dick Vitale FOW - Deandre Ayton, Arizona (Dec. 4)
NCAA.com TOW - Arizona State (Dec. 11)
NBCSports.com TOW - Arizona State (Dec. 11)
Dick Vitale TOW - Arizona State (Dec. 11)
Dick Vitale FOW - Deandre Ayton, Arizona (Dec. 11)
Dick Vitale Coach of the Week (COW) - Bobby Hurley, Arizona State (Dec. 11)
NABC Team of Week (TOW) - Arizona State (Dec. 12)
USBWA POW - Shannon Evans II, Arizona State (Dec. 12)
USBWA FOW - Deandre Ayton, Arizona (Dec. 12)


KEY NON-CONFERENCE WINS

POWER 6 OPPONENTS (13-15)
UCLA 63, Georgia Tech 60 (Shanghai, China)
at Utah 77, Missouri 59
USC 93, at Vanderbilt 89 (OT)
Utah 83, Ole Miss 74 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
UCLA 72, Wisconsin 70 (Kansas City, Mo.)
Arizona State 92, Kansas State 90 (Las Vegas)
Arizona State 102, #15 Xavier 86 (Las Vegas)
Oregon 89, DePaul 79 (OT) (Portland)
Arizona 67, #7 Texas A&M 64 (Phoenix)
Washington 74, #2 Kansas 65 (Kansas City, Mo.)
#16 Arizona State 82, St. John’s 70 (Los Angeles)
at Arizona 88, Alabama 82
#16 Arizona State 95, at Kansas 85

PRESEASON CONFERENCE FAVORITES (9-2)
at Washington 86, Belmont 82
at Washington State 86, Texas Southern 84 (OT)
at Arizona State 99, UC Irvine 78
Colorado 79, Mercer 70 (Lynchburg, Va.)
Washington State 84, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 79 (Fullerton, Calif.)
at UCLA 87, UC Irvine 63
Washington 74, #2 Kansas 65 (Kansas City, Mo.)
#16 Arizona State 95, at Kansas 85
at Oregon 74, Texas Southern 68

2017 NCAA/NIT TOURNAMENT TEAMS (18-17)
at Arizona 91, CS Bakersfield 59
at Arizona State 99, UC Irvine 78
UCLA 63, Georgia Tech 60 (Shanghai, China)
USC 93, at Vanderbilt 89 (OT)
at Washington 86, Belmont 82
at Washington State 86, Texas Southern 84 (OT)
Utah 83, Ole Miss 74 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
UCLA 72, Wisconsin 70 (Kansas City, Mo.)
Arizona State 92, Kansas State 90 (Las Vegas)
Arizona State 102, #15 Xavier 86 (Las Vegas)
Washington State 84, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 79 (Fullerton, Calif.)
at UCLA 87, UC Irvine 63
at Washington 77, UC Davis 70
at UCLA 75, CS Bakersfield 66
Washington 74, #2 Kansas 65 (Kansas City, Mo.)
at Oregon 95, Colorado State 65
#16 Arizona State 95, at Kansas 85
at Oregon 74, Texas Southern 68

 


UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific - Expanded Schedule Details)

Tuesday, Dec. 12    
San Diego at COLORADO  P12N 5 p.m.
Jacksonville State at OREGON STATE P12N 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 13    
Portland State at OREGON  P12N 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 14    
Santa Clara at USC  P12N 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15    
South Dakota State at COLORADO  P12N 5 p.m. 
Denver at STANFORD P12N 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 16    
#25 Cincinnati at UCLA  CBS  12:30 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton at CALIFORNIA  P12N 1 p.m.
OREGON at Fresno State  CBSSN 3 p.m.
IUPUI at WASHINGTON STATE P12N 3 p.m.
#23 ARIZONA at New Mexico  CBSSN 5 p.m.
Saint Louis vs. OREGON STATE (Portland, Ore.) P12N 7:30 p.m. 
UTAH at BYU ESPN2 8 p.m. 
Sunday, Dec. 17    
Vanderbilt at #5 ARIZONA STATE P12N 11 a.m.
San Francisco at STANFORD  ESPNU 3 p.m.
Loyola Marymount at WASHINGTON  P12N 3 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at USC P12N 5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 18    
North Dakota State at #23 ARIZONA  P12N 6 p.m.
 

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Arizona State 0-0 9-0
Colorado 0-0 7-2
UCLA 0-0 7-2
Utah 0-0 7-2
Arizona 0-0 7-3
Oregon 0-0 7-3
Washington  0-0 7-3
Oregon State 0-0 6-3
Washington State 0-0 6-3
USC 0-0 4-3
California  0-0 4-6
Stanford  0-0 4-6
 
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