Eight seeds to be determined in final week of Pac-12 Men's Basketball regular season
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#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE:
.398 - Pac-12 road teams are 39-59 (.398) through 98 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). The best road win percentage in the Pac-12 era is .398 (43-65) in 2012-13.
+3.5 - WASHINGTON’s current 3.5-game lead in the Pac-12 standings is tied as the second-largest league lead by a sole leader in the nation (WCC - +5.0, Big West - +3.5; WAC - +3.5).
- UW has clinched the outright Conference crown and the No. 1 seed for the Pac-12 Tournament.
- The largest league margin of victory in the 18-game format is five games (1988, 1993, 2004), while the 1984 title was won by four games.
8 - Eight seeds and two first-round byes remain to be determined for the Pac-12 Tournament.
- Only #1 Washington, #2 Arizona State, #11 Washington State and #12 California are locked into seeds.
- Seeding and tiebreak procedures are on Pg. 7 of notes, Pg. 57 of media guide and Pac-12.com men’s basketball standings page.
12.0 - Through 98 league games as of March 3, the average scoring margin is 12.0 points.
- 44 games have been decided by single digits
- 15 games have been decided by one possession (3 pts. or less)
- 6 overtime games (6 total OT periods)
- 2 games decided on teams final possession (P. Van Dyke - UTAH at UCLA; D. Doutrive - ARIZ at OSU)
306... - WASHINGTON’s Matisse Thybulle, among 10 semifinalists for Naismith Trophy Defensive Player of the Year, has 306 career steals, the most of any active player in NCAA Division I and second-most in Pac-12 history.
- At 3.48 spg, Thybulle would need five more games to reach Gary Payton’s all-time Pac-12 Conference mark and NCAA Division I’s 26th-best total of 321.
- Thybulle also has 101 steals this season, which is the second-most in a season in Conference history. He would need three games at his current pace to reach Jason Kidd’s single-season mark of 110 set in 1992-93.
- Thybulle is the only D-I player in the top 50 nationally in both steals (1st, 3.48) and blocks (21st, 2.28).
- Since 1992-93, Thybulle is the only NCAA Division I player with multiple 100-steal/40-block seasons and the only player with 300+ steals and 150+ blocks in a career.
HISTORY AT HEC ED?: With two victories this week, Washington can become the 32nd team in the Conference’s 18-game format (since 1978-79) to post a perfect 9-0 home record in league play. It would be the third time in Huskies’ history, the others occuring in 1984 and 2005.
- It would mark the fifth consecutive season at least one Conference program went unbeaten at home, and the seventh time a team accomplished the feat in the past five seasons.
REGULAR SEASON WRAP: The bracket for the 2019 Pac-12 Tournament will be announced at the conclusion of regular-season play on Saturday, March 9.
- All-Conference Teams will be announced via press release Monday morning March 11, while the annual awards will be revealed on Pac-12 Networks’ Men’s Basketball Awards Reveal show on Monday at 5 p.m. PT. Hosts Mike Yam and Steve Lavin will unveil the annual awards with interviews with the winners and discuss the AllConference Teams in the 60-minute show.
PAC-12 RECORDS WATCH:
Career Steals List (Min. 2 seasons)
1. 321 - Gary Payton, OSU, 1986-90
2. 306 - MATISSE THYBULLE, WASH, 2016-PRES
3. 298 - Brevin Knight, STAN, 1994-97
Single-Season Steals List
1. 110 - Jason Kidd, CAL 1993
2. 101 - Matisse Thybulle, WASH, 2018
101- MATISSE THYBULLE, WASH, 2019
4. 100 - Gary Payton, OSU, 1990
5. 95 - Jordan Adams, UCLA, 2014
95 - Gary Payton II, OSU, 2015
Single-Seaon FG Pct. (3 FGM/GM)
1. .756 - Jelani McCoy, UCLA, 1997
2. .746 - Steve Johnson, OSU, 1981
3. .710 - Steve Johnson, OSU, 1980
4. .702 - Mark McNamara, CAL, 1982
5. .698 - JOSH SHARMA, STAN, 2019
Single-Season Blocked Shots List
1. 133 - Jordan Bachynski, ASU, 2014
2. 120 - Jordan Bachynski, ASU, 2013
3. 115 - Mario Bennett, ASU, 1995
4. 113 - Rodger Farrington, ASU, 1997
5. 110 - Chris Boucher, ORE, 2016
6. 102 - Jelani McCoy, UCLA, 1996
102 Loren Woods, ARIZ, 2000
8. 100 - Taj Gibson, USC, 2009
9. 99 - KYLOR KELLEY, OSU, 2019
Single-Season Blocked Shots List (Freshman)
1. 102 - Jelani McCoy, UCLA, 1996
2. 94 - Jordan Bell, ORE, 2015
3. 92 - Kenny Wooten, ORE, 2018
4. 73 - Robin Lopez, STAN, 2007
5. 69 - Taj Gibson, USC, 2007
69 - Eric Moreland, OSU, 2012
7. 66 - Deandre Ayton, ARIZ, 2018
8. 63 - Jakob Poeltl, UTAH, 2015
9. 59 - Michael Stewart, CAL, 1994
10. 56 - MOSES BROWN, UCLA, 2019
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific - Expanded Schedule Details)
|Wednesday, March 6||TV||Time|
|Oregon State at Washington*||PAC12||7 p.m.|
|Oregon at Washington State*||FS1||8 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 7||TV||Time|
|UCLA at Colorado*||ESPN2||6 p.m.|
|USC at Utah*||FS1||7 p.m.|
|California at Stanford*||ESPNU||8 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 9||TV||Time|
|Oregon State at Washington State*||PAC12||12 p.m.|
|Arizona State at Arizona*||CBS||1 p.m.|
|USC at Colorado*||PAC12||2 p.m.|
|UCLA at Utah*||PAC12||4 p.m.|
|Oregon at Washington*||ESPN||7 p.m.|
* Pac-12 Conference Game
PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
NCAA.com Team of the Week:
Arizona State (Dec. 24)
Naismith 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 NCAA Division I Team of the Week:
Utah (Feb. 12)