Improved Pac-12 Men's Basketball to be tested by ranked, road foes this week

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#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE:
2 - Pac-12 Men’s Basketball programs secured a pair of tournament titles during Feast Week as ARIZONA won the Paycom Wooden Legacy (MVP - Nico Mannion) and COLORADO won the MGM Resorts Main Event (MVP - Tyler Bey).
• The Conference previously won multiple in-season tournaments in 2017 (four titles).

3 - Three top-25 showdowns dot the Pac-12’s weekly schedule as #12 ARIZONA visits #18 Baylor, #20 COLORADO travels to #2 Kansas, and #22 WASHINGTON hosts in-state rival #9 Gonzaga.
• It marks the first week the Pac-12 will have three ranked-vs.-ranked non-conference matchups outside of multi-team event play since 2007.
• The Conference will play half of this week’s 16 games away from home, including seven true road contests.

4 - For the fourth straight week, Pac-12 Men’s Basketball boasts four AP Top 25 teams, trailing only the ACC for the most of any conference - #12 Arizona, #13 OREGON, #20 Colorado, #22 Washington.
• The league most recently had as many teams ranked for as many weeks from Dec. 12, 2016 - Jan. 9, 2017, a stretch of five weeks.

5.9 - Pac-12 Men’s Basketball programs have combined to average 5.9 non-conference wins so far through Dec. 2 games, the most in the nation.
• The league’s .780 Division I non-conference win percentage (71-20) through Dec. 2 games is third-best nationally, and is on pace from the 2015-16 season (71-20) when the Conference sent a record seven teams to the NCAA Tournament.

16, 10, 7 - Pac-12 programs have combined to amass the following victory totals so far in 2019-20, already more than  - and in some cases double - the 2018-19 regular season:
• 16-9 vs. 2019 NCAA Tournament teams (8-25 vs. 2018 NCAA Tourney teams in 2018-19)
• 10-11 vs. Power 6 opponents (7-26 in 2018-19)
• 7-4 vs. Preseason league favorites (5-11 in 2018-19)

PAC-12 TIPOFF:
HOLIDAY HONORS: 10 Pac-12 standouts earned All-Tournament Team accolades during Feast Week events, including two MVP performances:
Chase Jeter, ARIZ - Wooden Legacy
Nico Mannion, ARIZ - Wooden Legacy (MVP)
Dylan Smith, ARIZ - Wooden Legacy
Remy Martin, ASU - Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Tyler Bey, COLO - MGM Main Event (MVP)
Payton Pritchard, ORE - Battle 4 Atlantis
Tyrell Terry, STAN - Hall of Fame Classic
Spencer Jones, STAN - Hall of Fame Classic
Onyeka Okongwu, USC - Orlando Invitational
CJ Elleby, WSU - Cayman Islands Classic

HOT STARTS: Several Pac-12 programs are enjoying notable starts to their seasons:
ARIZONA - First 9-0 start since 2014-15
COLORADO - 6-0 for first time since 2017-18, seeking first 7-0 start since 1982-83
STANFORD - First 8-1 start since 2011-12
OREGON STATE - First 7-1 start since 1986-87
WASHINGTON - First 6-1 start since 2014-15

KEY NON-CONFERENCE WINS:
POWER 6 OPPONENTS (10-11)
at OREGON STATE 80, Iowa State 74
WASHINGTON 67, #16 Baylor 64 (Anchorage, Alaska)
COLORADO 81, ARIZONA STATE 71 (Shanghai, China)
at #19 ARIZONA 90, Illinois 69
at UTAH 73, Minnesota 69
ARIZONA STATE 80, St. John’s 67 (Uncasville, Conn.)
STANFORD 73, Oklahoma 54 (Kansas City, Mo.)
#21 COLORADO 71, Clemson 67 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
#11 OREGON 71, #13 Seton Hall 69 (Nassau, Bahamas)
#14 ARIZONA 73, Wake Forest 66 (Anaheim, Calif.)

PRESEASON CONFERENCE FAVORITES (7-4)
#14 OREGON 82, #13 Memphis 74 (Portland, Ore.)
at #23 COLORADO 69, UC Irvine 53
at CALIFORNIA 54, Prairie View A&M 50
at #19 ARIZONA 83, New Mexico State 53
at #11 OREGON 78, Houston 66
#11 OREGON 71, Seton Hall 69 (Nassau, Bahamas)
USC 77, Harvard 62 (Orlando, Fla.)

2019 NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS (16-9)
at OREGON STATE 80, Iowa State 74
WASHINGTON 67, #16 Baylor 64 (Anchorage, Alaska)
UTAH 79, at Nevada 74
COLORADO 81, ARIZONA STATE 71 (Shanghai, China)
at STANFORD 73, Montana 62
at CALIFORNIA 54, Prairie View A&M 50
at #19 ARIZONA 83, New Mexico State 53
at #23 COLORADO 69, UC Irvine 53
USC 76, at Nevada 66
at UTAH 73, Minnesota 69
at #25 WASHINGTON 73, Montana 56
ARIZONA STATE 80, St. John’s 67 (Uncasville, Conn.)
at #11 OREGON 78, Houston 66
STANFORD 73, Oklahoma 54 (Kansas City, Mo.)
WASHINGTON STATE 66, Old Dominion 50 (George Town, Cayman Islands)
#11 OREGON 71, #13 Seton Hall 69 (Nassau, Bahamas)


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Arizona 0-0 9-0
Colorado 0-0 6-0
Stanford 0-0 8-1
Oregon State 0-0 7-1
Washington  0-0 6-1
USC 0-0 7-2
Oregon 0-0 6-2
California 0-0 5-2
Utah 0-0 5-2
UCLA 0-0 6-3
Arizona State 0-0 4-2
Washington State 0-0 3-4

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Time Pacific - Expanded Schedule)

Tuesday, Dec. 3 TV Time
ARIZONA STATE at San Francisco CBSSN 8:00 p.m. PT
Wednesday, Dec. 4    
BYU at UTAH PAC12 5:00 p.m. PT
Loyola Marymount at #20 COLORADO PAC12 7:00 p.m. PT
Eastern Washington at #22 WASHINGTON PAC12 7:00 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON STATE at Idaho PLUTOTV 7:00 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA at San Francisco CBSSN 8:00 p.m. PT
Friday, Dec. 6    
USC at TCU (1) ESPN2 6:00 p.m. PT
Saturday, Dec. 7    
#12 ARIZONA at #18 Baylor ESPNU 9:00 a.m. PT
New Mexico State vs. WASHINGTON STATE (2) PAC12 12:00 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA at Santa Clara WCCN 2:00 p.m. PT
Central Arkansas at UTAH PAC12 2:00 p.m. PT
#20 COLORADO at #2 Kansas ESPN2 4:00 p.m. PT
Hawai’i at #13 OREGON PAC12 4:00 p.m. PT
Louisiana at ARIZONA STATE PAC12 6:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, Dec. 8    
Denver at UCLA PAC12 2:00 p.m. PT
#9 Gonzaga at #22 WASHINGTON ESPN2 4:00 p.m. PT

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Week of Player Freshman
Nov. 11 Tres Tinkle, Sr., Oregon State Zeke Nnaji, Arizona
Nov. 18 Nick Rakocevic, Sr., USC Zeke Nnaji, Arizona
Nov. 25 Onyeka Okongwu, Fr., USC Onyeka Okongwu, USC
Dec. 2 Remy Martin, Jr., Arizona State Nico Mannion, Arizona
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