2019 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament

Event: March 13-16
T-Mobile Arena | Las Vegas, NV

Stakes are high for 2019 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas

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.407 - Pac-12 road teams went 44-64 (.407) through 108 regular-season league games.

  • That eclipsed the Conference’s previous best road win percentage in the Pac-12 era of .398 (43-65) in 2012-13.

1 vs. 2? - The Pac-12 Tournament Championship has featured the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in each of the last five seasons.

  • The No. 1 seed has reached the title game every year since the event moved to Las Vegas in 2013.

50 - Over 21 prior Pac-12 Tournaments, there have been 50 upsets - victories by lower seeded teams - in 194 total games.

  • Over the past four Pac-12 Tournaments, there have been just six upsets in 44 total games (2 in 2015, 2017 & 2018; zero in 2016).
  • Since the event moved to Las Vegas in 2013, there have been just 13 upsets in 66 total games.

11.8 - Through 108 regular-season league games, the average scoring margin was 11.8 points.

  • 50 games were decided by single digits
  • 15 games were decided by one possession (3 pts. or less)
  • 7 overtime games (7 total OT periods)
  • 2 games decided on teams final possession (P. Van Dyke - UTAH at UCLA; D. Doutrive - ARIZ at OSU)

315... - WASHINGTON’s Matisse Thybulle, among 10 semifinalists for Naismith Trophy Defensive Player of the Year, has 315 career steals, the most of any active player in NCAA Division I and second-most in Pac-12 history

  • At 3.55 spg, Thybulle would need two 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 110 steals this season, which is tied for the most in a season in Conference history with California’s Jason Kidd in 1992-93.
  • Thybulle is the only D-I player in the top 50 nationally in both steals (1st, 3.55) and blocks (18th, 2.32).
  • 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:

MORE HUSKIES HISTORY: Regular season champion WASHINGTON made history in the postseason awards, becoming the first team to sweep the Player, Defensive Player and Coach of the Year awards in the same season.

  • Matisse Thybulle became just the second player to repeat as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year along with OREGON STATE’s Gary Payton II (2015, 2016).
  • Mike Hopkins became the first coach in Conference history to garner Coach of the Year honors in each of his first two seasons with a program.

A SUNNY RESUME: Through March 11 games, ARIZONA STATE boasts a total of 11 Quadrant 1 and Quadrant 2 wins, tied for the 21st-most in the country.

  • The Sun Devils’ .688 win percentage (11-5) in Q1/Q2 games is the best among teams widely considered to be on the bubble.

DEFENSIVE DUCKS: OREGON enters the Pac-12 Tournament on a league-best four-game win streak, allowing season-low totals to each of its four opponents and just 51.5 ppg.

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

1. 321 - Gary Payton, OSU, 1986-90
2. 315 - MATISSE THYBULLE, WASH, 2016-PRES
3. 298 - Brevin Knight, STAN, 1994-97 

Single-Season Steals List

1. 110 - MATISSE THYBULLE, WASH, 2019
    110 - Jason Kidd, CAL 1993
2. 101 - Matisse Thybulle, WASH, 2018
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.  .687 - 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 - KYLOR KELLEY, OSU, 2019
    102 - Jelani McCoy, UCLA, 1996
    102 Loren Woods, ARIZ, 2000
9. 100 - Taj Gibson, USC, 2009

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. 60 - MOSES BROWN, UCLA, 2019
10. 59 - Michael Stewart, CAL, 1994


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Washington 15-3 24-7
Arizona State 12-6 21-9
Utah 11-7 17-13
Colorado 10-8 19-11
Oregon 10-8 19-12
Oregon State 10-8 18-12
UCLA 9-9 16-15
Arizona 8-10 17-14
Stanford 8-10 15-15
USC 8-10 15-16
Washington State 4-14 11-20
California 3-15 8-22

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Times Pacific - Expanded Schedule Details)

Wednesday, March 13 TV Time
Pac-12 Tournament – First Round – #8 USC vs. #9 Arizona PAC12 12 p.m.
Pac-12 Tournament – First Round – #5 Colorado vs. #12 California PAC12 2:30 p.m.
Pac-12 Tournament – First Round – #7 UCLA vs. #10 Stanford PAC12 6 p.m.
Pac-12 Tournament – First Round – #6 Oregon vs. #11 Washington State PAC12 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 14 TV Time
Pac-12 Tournament – Quarterfinals – #1 Washington vs. #8/#9 PAC12 12 p.m.
Pac-12 Tournament – Quarterfinals – #4 Oregon State vs. #5/#12 PAC12 2:30 p.m.
Pac-12 Tournament – Quarterfinals – #2 Arizona State vs. #7/#10 PAC12 6 p.m.
Pac-12 Tournament – Quarterfinals – #3 Utah vs. #6/#11 ESPN 8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 15 TV Time
Pac-12 Tournament – Semifinals PAC12 6 p.m.
Pac-12 Tournament – Semifinals ESPN 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16 TV Time
Pac-12 Tournament – Championship ESPN 7:30 p.m.

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
March 11 Tyler Bey, So., Colorado

2018-19 PAC-12 AWARDS

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jaylen Nowell, WASHINGTON
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Luguentz Dort, ARIZONA STATE
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Matisse Thybulle, WASHINGTON
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Tyler Bey, COLORADO
SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR: Donnie Tillman, UTAH
SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Stephen Thompson Jr., OREGON STATE
COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike Hopkins, WASHINGTON


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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