This week in Pac-12 men's basketball

Dave Nishitani / Oregon State Athletics

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• Scoring up from last season... Compared to this point last season, only one team averaged better than 80.0 ppg through the first three weeks of the season (ARIZONA at 85.2 ppg). This year, six teams are scoring at a rate of better than 80.0 ppg, led by UCLA (90.9 ppg) and UTAH (90.7 ppg). . . Likewise for individual scoring where only Allen Crabbe of California was posting 20.0 or more points per game (22.4 ppg) at this point last season. This season, seven Pac-12 players are averaging 20.0 or more points per game, led by OREGON STATE’s Roberto Nelson (25.4 ppg). 

• The undefeated: ARIZONA is off to its best start since, well, last year when the Wildcats opened the season at 14-0... Oregon’s 7-0 start is its best since going 13-0 to begin 2006-07 season. Likewise for UCLA as it opened the 2006-07 season with a 14-0 record... However, you need to go back to the 1997-98 season to find a better start for the UTAH Utes when they opened the season at 18-0 on the way to a NCAA national runner-up finish.

• ARIZONA, OREGON and UCLA continue to be ranked in both polls this week. The Wildcats move up to No. 2 in the AP and the Coaches poll, while the Ducks are No. 13 in both, with the Bruins at No. 18/No. 17.


Mon., Dec. 2
UC Irvine at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. PT, P12N

Tues., Dec. 3
Texas Tech at No. 2 ARIZONA, 7 p.m. MT, P12N
COLORADO at Colorado State, 7 p.m. MT, ESPN3
UC Santa Barbara at No. 18 UCLA, 8 p.m. PT, P12N
UTAH at Boise State, 8 p.m. MT, CBSSN

Fri., Dec. 6
ARIZONA STATE at DePaul, 6 p.m. CT, FS1
CALIFORNIA at UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m. PT

Sat., Dec. 7
UNLV at No. 2 ARIZONA, 3:15 p.m. MT, ESPN2
No. 6 Kansas at COLORADO, 1:15 p.m. MT, ESPN2
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at OREGON STATE, 12 noon PT, P12N
No. 18 UCLA at Missouri, 11:30 a.m. CT, CBS
Fresno State at UTAH, 3 p.m. MT, P12N
WASHINGTON STATE at Idaho, 7 p.m. PT

Sun., Dec. 8
No. 13 OREGON at Mississippi, 4 p.m. CT, ESPNU
Boston College at USC, 4 p.m. PT, P12N
WASHINGTON at No. 24 San Diego State, 12 noon PT, CBSSN

Rankings listed are AP poll; Game times local to site.

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