Packed standings, Apple Cup and Civil War headline this week in Pac-12 Men's Basketball

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Karl Maasdam

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#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE:

.454 - Pac-12 road teams went 8-4 last week and are 30-36 (.454) through 66 league games.

  • The Conference’s best single-season win percentage for road teams under the 18-game format came in 2007-08 at 42-48 (.467).

+3.0 - WASHINGTON’s current 3.0-game lead in the Pac-12 standings is tied as the largest league lead in the nation (Southland).

  • Two games separate nine teams between second and 10th place in the Pac-12 standings, which marks the most teams separated by the fewest games of any conference in the country.

3 & 1 - A Pac-12 student-athlete and team combined for four national weekly awards stemming from last week’s performances: 

4 - Four Pac-12 standouts were named final 10 candidates for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Starting 5:

  • Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year: Jaylen Nowell, WASHINGTON
  • Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year: Tres Tinkle, OREGON STATE; KZ Okpala, STANFORD
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year: Moses Brown, UCLA

12.3 - Through 66 league games as of Feb. 10, the average scoring margin is 12.3 points.

  • 26 games have been decided by single digits
  • 7 games have been decided by one possession (3 pts. or less)
  • 4 overtime games (4 total OT periods)
  • 1 game decided on teams final possession (P. Van Dyke - UTAH at UCLA)

PAC-12 TIPOFF:

ROAD SWEEPS: They’ve been difficult to come by - just 51 in total - since the Pac-12 expanded prior to the 2011-12 season. There have been eight road sweeps accomplished in the Pac-12 so far this season, two shy of the record of 10 set in 2016-17:

  • ARIZ at CAL/STAN
  • COLO at UCLA/USC
  • OSU at COLO/UTAH
  • UTAH at CAL/STAN & UCLA/USC
  • WASH at ORE/OSU & COLO/UTAH
  • WSU at ARIZ/ASU

UTAH and WASHINGTON are now seeking to join Arizona in 2014-15 and 2016-17, and UCLA in 2016-17 to post three road sweeps in a Pac-12 season. 

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

  • ARIZ - 13
  • ORE - 9
  • UTAH - 7
  • CAL - 6
  • UCLA, WASH - 4
  • USC - 3
  • COLO - 2
  • OSU, STAN, WSU - 1
  • ASU - 0

NATIONAL DPOY?: WASHINGTON’s Matisse Thybulle and OREGON STATE’s Kylor Kelley are among 15 players on the Naismith Trophy Defensive Player of the Year watch list.

  • Thybulle is the only NCAA Division I player ranked in the top 25 nationally in both steals and blocks (3.29 spg - 1st, 2.21 bpg - T-25th) and one of only two in the top 100 (Zion Williamson, Duke).
  • Kelley ranks second in NCAA D-I with 3.48 blocks per game.

PAC-12 RECORDS WATCH:
Career Steals List (Min. 2 seasons)

  1. 321 - Gary Payton, OSU, 1986-90
  2. 298 - Brevin Knight, STAN, 1994-97
  3. 284 - MATISSE THYBULLE, WASH, 2016-PRES

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Washington 10-1 19-5
Arizona State 7-4 16-7
Oregon State 7-4 15-8
Utah 7-4 13-10
Oregon 6-5 15-9
USC 6-5 13-11
Colorado 5-6 14-9
Arizona 5-6 14-10
Stanford 5-6 12-11
UCLA 5-6 12-12
Washington State 3-8 10-14
California 0-11 5-18

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific - Expanded Schedule Details)

Wednesday, Feb. 13 TV Time
UCLA at California* PAC12 7 p.m.
Arizona State at Colorado* FS1 7:30 p.m.
USC at Stanford* ESPNU 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14 TV Time
Arizona at Utah* ESPNU 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 16 TV Time
USC at California* PAC12 5 p.m.
Washington at Washington State* ESPNU 5 p.m.
Arizona State at Utah* FS1 7 p.m.
UCLA at Stanford* ESPN2 7 p.m.
Oregon at Oregon State* PAC12 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 17 TV Time
Arizona at Colorado* ESPNU 5 p.m.

* Pac-12 Game


PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 Week of 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
Jan. 14 Stephen Thompson Jr., Sr., Oregon State
Jan. 21 Nick Rakocevic, Jr., USC
Jan. 28 Jaylen Nowell, So., Washington
Feb. 4 Tres Tinkle, R-Jr., Oregon State
Feb. 11 Robert Franks, Sr., Washington State

NATIONAL HONORS 

NCAA.com Player of the Week:
Luguentz Dort, Arizona State (Nov. 26)
Robert Franks, Washington State (Feb. 11)

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

Naismith Trophy National Player of the Week:
Robert Franks, Washington State (Feb. 11)

USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week: 
Robert Franks, Washington State (Feb. 12)

NABC Division I Team of the Week:
Utah (Feb. 12)