Week 2 of Pac-12 play features rivalries, Mountain and Bay matchups

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#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE

#4 & #14 - Associated Press national rankings for ARIZONA STATE and ARIZONA.
>> It marks the best combined ranking for the programs in the 70-year history of the AP poll.

4 - With its two league-opening road wins, UTAH completed only the fourth sweep through Oregon in the seven seasons since the formation of the Pac-12.
>> It was the first sweep through Oregon since CALIFORNIA in January 2014. (CAL - 2013, 2014; COLO - 2013).

5 - ARIZONA and OREGON enter the week having posted five consecutive true road victories, tied as the sixth-longest streaks in NCAA Division I. Only Wichita State with nine straight road wins and St. Mary’s, Kansas, Middle Tennessee and BYU with eight have longer road win streaks.
>> Arizona will put that streak to the test at UTAH and COLORADO this week, a trip to the mountains where only four teams have managed to sweep in the Pac-12 era.
>> Oregon will put its streak on the line in the most-played rivalry in NCAA Division I history against Oregon State on Friday.

11.5 - Through 10 league games as of Jan. 1, the average scoring margin is 11.5 points.
>> 4 games have been decided by single digits
>> 2 have been decided by one possession (3 pts. or less)

349 & 286 - Two of the nation’s most played rivalries will take place this week between OREGON and OREGON STATE, and WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE.
>> The 349th Civil War rivalry meeting between the Ducks and Beavers is the most played in NCAA Division I history, while the 286th Apple Cup matchup will be tied for the sixth-most staged in Division I annals.

PAC-12 TIPOFF

ROAD SWEEPS: They’ve been difficult to come by since the Pac-12 expanded prior to the 2011-12 season. Below is a list of the number of road sweeps through each region and the most recent team to accomplish the feat:
ARIZ/ASU - 4 times, most recently by UCLA in 2016-17.
ORE/OSU - 4 times, most recently by Utah in 2017-18.
COLO/UTAH - 4 times, most recently by UCLA in 2016-17.
CAL/STAN - 6 times, most recently by Oregon in 2016-17.
UCLA/USC - 7 times, most recently by Arizona in 2016-17.
WASH/WSU - 13 times, most recently by Arizona in 2016-17.

A school-by-school total of road sweeps in the Pac-12 era:
ARIZONA - 11
OREGON - 9
CALIFORNIA - 6
UCLA, UTAH - 4
WASHINGTON - 2
COLORADO, USC - 1
ASU, OSU, STANFORD, WSU - 0

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)
NBCSports.com TOW - UCLA (Dec. 25)
NCAA.com POW - Deandre Ayton, Arizona (Jan. 1)
NBCSports.com POW - Deandre Ayton, Arizona (Jan. 1)

 


UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific - Expanded Schedule Details)

Thursday, Jan. 4    
#4 ARIZONA STATE at COLORADO  P12N 5:30 p.m.
#14 ARIZONA at UTAH  ESPN 6 p.m.
UCLA at STANFORD  FS1 7 p.m.
USC at CALIFORNIA  P12N 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 5    
OREGON at OREGON STATE FS1 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 6     
#14 ARIZONA at COLORADO  P12N 11 a.m.
WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE P12N 1 p.m.
UCLA at CALIFORNIA  P12N 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 7     
#4 ARIZONA STATE at UTAH  ESPNU 5 p.m.
USC at STANFORD  FS1 7 p.m.
 

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
UCLA 2-0 11-3
Utah 2-0 10-3
Arizona  1-0 11-3
California  1-0 7-7
Oregon 1-1 11-4
Washington 1-1 11-4
USC 1-1  10-5
Oregon State 1-1 9-5
Arizona State 0-1 12-1
Stanford  0-1 6-8
Colorado  0-2 8-6
Washington State 0-2 8-6