This week in Pac-12 men's basketball

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54-18: The combined record of all Pac-12 programs through Nov. 30.  The 18 losses are tied for the third-fewest of any conference in the nation.

4.5: The average number of victories among Pac-12 programs through Nov. 30, tied with the ACC and Big East for the most of any conference in the country.

11: Number of Pac-12 programs’ wins against 2015 NCAA Tournament teams, with victories over Baylor, Belmont, Boise State (twice), San Diego State, Texas, Valparaiso, North Carolina State, Wichita State, Arkansas and Texas Southern.

63: Consecutive weeks with at least one Pac-12 program ranked in the AP Top 25, including 43 straight weeks with at least one Top 15 team. OREGON climbed to No. 15 on Monday following its perfect start.

78.7: Average scoring offense of Pac-12 programs through Nov. 30, third-best nationally behind only the Big 12 and ACC.  Pac-12 teams averaged 70.18 points in 2014-15 and 73.84 points in 2013-14, both good for fourth-best in the nation.

KEY NON-CONFERENCE WINS TO DATE
POWER 5 OPPONENTS (6-5)

WASHINGTON 77, Texas 71 (Shanghai, China)
No. 25 OREGON 74, No. 20 Baylor 67
COLORADO 91, Auburn 84 (Auburn, Ala.)
No. 16 UTAH 73, Texas Tech 63 (San Juan, P.R.)
ARIZONA STATE 79, N.C. State 76 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
STANFORD 69, Arkansas 66 (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

PRESEASON CONFERENCE FAVORITES (7-6)
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
USC 72, No. 20 Wichita State 69 (Orlando, Fla.)
WASHINGTON STATE 77, Texas Southern 65

2015 NCAA/NIT TOURNAMENT TEAMS (14-13)
STANFORD 93, Green Bay 89
No. 12 ARIZONA 88, Boise State 76
No. 16 UTAH 74, Temple 68 (San Juan, P.R.)
No. 11 ARIZONA 68, Boise State 59 (Anaheim, Calif.)
plus aforementioned wins over Texas, Baylor, N.C. State, San Diego State, Belmont, Iona, Valparaiso, Wichita State, Arkansas and Texas Southern

#PAC12HOOPS QUICK HITS

HOME SWEET HOME
ARIZONA owns NCAA Division I’s longest active home win streak at 42 consecutive games. OREGON has won 13 in a row at home, tied for the 17th longest streak in the nation.

FAST STARTS
OREGON is 6-0  for the second time in its last nine seasons (13-0 in 2006-07).  WASHINGTON STATE is 4-0 for the first time since 2010-11.

CONFERENCE OF REBOUNDS
Through games of Nov. 30, Pac-12 programs have a combined average rebound total of 41.6, the hightest of any conference.

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
OREGON STATE senior Gary Payton II has recorded at least one steal in 36 consecutive games, one game shy of the school record held by his father Gary, the Pac-12’s career steals leader. Payton II is third nationally with 3.6 steals per game.

DOUBLE TIME
Of the 48 double-doubles in the Pac-12 through Nov. 30, UCLA senior Tony Parker boasts a league-high five, the third-most in the nation.

TALL FIR
OREGON newcomer Chris Boucher blocked a school record nine shots against Arkansas State on Nov. 25, tied for the most in a Division I game so far in 2015-16. Boucher in second nationally with 4.33 blocks per game.

THE WEEK AHEAD
19 games are scheduled for Pac-12 programs this week, highlighted by UCLA hosting No. 1 Kentucky on Thursday (12/3, 6 p.m. PT, ESPN), No. 15 OREGON visiting UNLV at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday (12/4, 8 p.m PT, ESPN2), ARIZONA STATE welcoming No. 18 Texas A&M on Saturday (12/5, 7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN2) and both WASHINGTON STATE (Wed., Dec. 2, 8 p.m. PT, FS1) and No. 19 ARIZONA (Sat., Dec. 5, 12:15 p.m. PT, ESPN) facing No. 13 Gonzaga.

 

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