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.

PAC-12 TIPOFF:

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
Washington 14-2 23-6
Arizona State 11-6 20-9
Oregon State 9-7 17-11
UCLA 9-7 16-13
Utah 9-7 15-13
Colorado 8-8 17-11
Oregon 8-8 17-12
USC 8-8 15-14
Arizona 8-9 17-13
Stanford 8-9 15-14
Washington State 4-12 11-18
California 2-15 7-22

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

 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
Feb. 18 Josh Sharma, Sr., Stanford
Feb. 25 Matisse Thybulle, Sr., Washington
March 4 Jaylen Hands, So., UCLA

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 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)
 

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