Oregon, UCLA climb in top 25 to open Pac-12 Men's Basketball play
#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE:
2 - Two Pac-12 teams are nationally ranked in the latest AP poll, featuring No. 13 OREGON and No. 20 UCLA. The Ducks and Bruins each climbed one spot following identical 2-0 starts.
- It marks the highest AP rankings for the programs since both concluded the 2016-17 campaign in the top 10 (Oregon #9, UCLA #8).
4 - Four separate Pac-12 standouts were named to the John R. Wooden Award and Citizen Naismith Trophy National Player of the Year watch lists, three for each honor.
- UCLA’s Kris Wilkes and USC’s Bennie Boatwright were selected to both lists, while OREGON’s Payton Pritchard and Bol Bol were named to the Wooden and Naismith lists, respectively.
18-5 - The Pac-12 opened the 2018-19 campaign with an 18-5 record, with four of its five losses coming against major conference opponents, three of which took place in true road contests.
- The Pac-12 is 2-2 vs. 2018 NCAA/NIT postseason teams and 1-0 vs. preseason league favorites.
27 - Pac-12 men’s basketball teams will play a combined 27 true road games during non-conference play, the most of any major conference in the country.
55 - Not including potential MTE opponents, Pac-12 men’s basketball will play a combined 55 non-conference opponents who participated in the 2018 postseason - 28 at home and 27 at road or neutral sites.
Double-Double Debuts: Three Pac-12 players have opened the season with double-doubles in their first two games, including a pair of standout freshmen:
- Bol Bol, OREGON
12p/12r vs. Portland State
23p/12r vs. Eastern Washington
- Moses Brown, UCLA
19p/17r vs. Purdue Fort Wayne
17p/10r vs. Long Beach State
- Nick Rakocevic, USC
18p/16r vs. Robert Morris
19p/18r vs. Vanderbilt
PAC-12 ROADSHOW: The Pac-12 will test itself away from home this season to the tune of a combined 27 true road games, or 2.3 true road games per league member - the most among the power conferences.
TRUE ROAD GAME TOTALS/AVG. AMONG POWER LEAGUES
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific - Expanded Schedule Details)
|Tuesday, Nov. 13||TV||Time|
|Drake at COLORADO||PAC12||5 p.m.|
|Hampton at CALIFORNIA (1)||PAC12||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Nov. 14||TV||Time|
|UTEP at ARIZONA (2)||PAC12||5 p.m.|
|Stetson at USC (3)||PAC12||7 p.m.|
|WASHINGTON STATE at Seattle||WACDN||7 p.m.|
|Thursday, Nov. 15||TV||Time|
|Mississippi Valley State at UTAH||PAC12||5 p.m.|
|Iowa vs. #13 OREGON (4)||ESPN2||6 p.m.|
|Detroit Mercy at CALIFORNIA (1)||PAC12||7 p.m.|
|Friday, Nov. 16||TV||Time|
|Old Dominion vs. OREGON STATE (5)||FloHoops||10 a.m.|
|Connecticut/Syracuse vs. #13 OREGON (4)||ESPN2||1:30/3:30 p.m.|
|Nebraska-Omaha at COLORADO||PAC12||6 p.m.|
|ARIZONA STATE at San Francisco||PAC12||6 p.m.|
|Wofford at STANFORD||PAC12||7 p.m.|
|Saint Francis U at #20 UCLA (6)||PAC12||8 p.m.|
|Saturday/Sunday, Nov. 17/18||TV||Time|
|Missouri/Kennesaw State vs. OREGON STATE (5)||FloHoops||12/2:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, Nov. 18||TV||Time|
|Santa Clara vs. WASHINGTON (7)||ESPN3||5 p.m.|
|Monday, Nov. 19||TV||Time|
|TBD vs. OREGON STATE (5)||TBD||TBD|
|St. John's vs. CALIFORNIA (8)||ESPN2||4 p.m.|
|Iowa State vs. ARIZONA (9)||ESPNU||6 p.m.|
|Cal Poly at WASHINGTON STATE||PAC12||6 p.m.|
|Texas Tech vs. USC (10)||ESPN2||6:30 p.m.|
|Presbyterian at #20 UCLA (6)||PAC12||8 p.m.|
|Mississippi State vs. ARIZONA STATE||ESPNU||8 p.m.|