Series streaks, preseason favorites matchup headline week in Pac-12 Men's Basketball

Scott Chandler

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#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE:

1 vs. 2 - This week’s 12-game league slate will be highlighted by Thursday’s meeting between the Conference’s two preseason favorites with OREGON hosting UCLA at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN.

  • Each of the last five meetings between the Bruins and Ducks has been decided by single digits including three games decided by one possession and a fourth that went to overtime.

1-0/2-0 - Five Pac-12 teams made it through the opening week of Conference play unscathed, headlined by USC starting 2-0 for the first time since 2010 and OREGON STATE securing its first league-opening road victory since 1993.

  • USC seeks its first 3-0/4-0 league start since 2002, while OSU looks to start 2-0 for the first time since 2011 and potentially 3-0 for the first time since 1993. The Trojans and Beavers meet Thursday.

3.92 - OREGON STATE’s Kylor Kelley ranks second nationally with 3.92 blocks per game

  • Kelley is on pace to record the Conference’s highest block rate since ARIZONA STATE’s Jordan Bachynski led NCAA Division I and set the league-record with 133 blocks (4.03 bpg) in 2013-14.

12.3 - Through 10 league games as of Jan. 7, the average scoring margin is 12.3 points.

  • 4 games have been decided by single digits
  • 1 game has been decided by one possession (3 pts. or less)
  • 1 overtime game (1 total OT periods)

17 & 9 - Two of the Pac-12’s lenghiest series win streaks will be on the line this week as ARIZONA visits STANFORD and UTAH hosts WASHINGTON STATE.

  • 17 - ARIZONA vs. STANFORD (dating to 2009)
  • 13 - ARIZONA vs. WASHINGTON STATE (2010)
  • 9 - UTAH vs. WASHINGTON STATE (2014); COLORADO vs. STANFORD (2012)
  • 8 - OREGON vs. ARIZONA STATE (2014)

PAC-12 TIPOFF:

ROAD SWEEPS: They’ve been difficult to come by - just 43 in total - since the Pac-12 expanded prior to the 2011-12 season. Below is 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 - 5 times, most recently by USC in 2017-18.
  • COLO/UTAH - 5 times, most recently by USC in 2017-18.
  • CAL/STAN - 7 times, most recently by Arizona in 2017-18.
  • UCLA/USC - 7 times, most recently by Arizona in 2016-17.
  • WASH/WSU - 15 times, most recently by Utah in 2017-18.

A school-by-school total of road sweeps in the Pac-12 era:

  • ARIZONA - 12 
  • OREGON - 9
  • CALIFORNIA - 6
  • UTAH - 5
  • UCLA - 4
  • USC - 3
  • WASHINGTON - 2
  • COLORADO, STANFORD - 1
  • ASU, OSU, WSU - 0

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

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

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific - Expanded Schedule Details)

Wednesday, Jan. 9 TV Time
Arizona State at California* PAC12 6 p.m.
Arizona at Stanford* PAC12 8 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 10 TV Time
UCLA at Oregon* ESPN 6 p.m.
Washington State at Colorado* PAC12 6 p.m.
Washington at Utah* FS1 7 p.m.
USC at Oregon State* ESPNU 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12 TV Time
Arizona State at Stanford* PAC12 3 p.m.
Washington State at Utah* PAC12 5 p.m.
Washington at Colorado* ESPNU 7 p.m.
Arizona at California* PAC12 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13 TV Time
USC at Oregon* ESPNU 5 p.m.
UCLA at Oregon State* FS1 7 p.m.

* Pac-12 Game


PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Date

Player

Nov. 12 KZ Okpala, So., Stanford
Nov. 19 Jaylen Nowell, So., Washington
Nov. 26 Luguentz Dort, Fr., Arizona State
Dec. 3 Zylan Cheatham, R-Sr., Arizona State
Dec. 10 Jaylen Nowell, So., Washington
Dec. 17 Remy Martin, So., Arizona State
Dec. 24 Rob Edwards, R-Jr., Arizona State
Dec. 31 Josh Sharma, Sr., Stanford
Jan. 7 Nick Rakocevic, Jr., USC

NATIONAL HONORS 

NCAA.com Player of the Week:
Luguentz Dort, Arizona State (Nov. 26)

NCAA.com Team of the Week:
Arizona State (Dec. 24)

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