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Pac-12 Men's Basketball's strong NET debut to be put to test this week

Dec 17, 2019
UW Athletics

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#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE:
.762 - Pac-12 Men’s Basketball’s .762 Division I non-conference win percentage (93-29) through Dec. 16 games is third-best nationally. Pac-12 programs have combined to average 7.8 non-conference wins so far through Dec. 16 games, the second-most in the nation (Big East - 7.9).
• Of the league’s 21 games this week, 13 will take place away from home (12 neutral, 1 road), seven will come against Power 6 Conference opponents and seven will come against 2019 NCAA Tournament teams.

7 Top 50 - The Pac-12 has seven programs ranked inside the top 50 of the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) through Dec. 16 games, tied for the second-most nationally (Big Ten - 11).
• The league has nine teams inside the top 75, also tied for the second-most nationally (Big Ten - 12).

#8 - Coming off its road upset of then No. 5 Michigan, OREGON has climbed to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 - the highest ranking for a Pac-12 program since ARIZONA STATE checked in at No. 4 in the Jan. 1, 2018 poll.
• The Ducks were named NABC Team of the Week in posting their third top-15 victory of the season, all of which have come away from home - the only program in the country with such a résumé.
• Payton Pritchard was named USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy National Player of the Week.

8-1/9-1 - A pair of Pac-12 programs will put their notable season starts on the line this week:
• OREGON STATE - First 8-1 start since 1984-85 team opened 15-1; seeking first seven-game win streak since 1992-93 and first eight-game win streak since 1989-90.
• STANFORD - First 9-1 start since 2011-12 team opened 10-1; seeking first 11-1 start since 2008-09.

19, 13, 10, 10 - 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:
• 19-14 vs. 2019 NCAA Tournament teams (8-25 vs. 2018 NCAA Tourney teams in 2018-19)
• 13-14 vs. Power 6 opponents (7-26 in 2018-19)
• 10-7 vs. Preseason league favorites (5-11 in 2018-19)
• 10-7 in true non-conference road games (7-20 in 2018-19)

PAC-12 TIPOFF:
FOUR FACTORS: Pac-12 programs have combined to rank highly in NCAA Division I in the four efficiency factors. Below are the league’s national and Power 6 Conference ranks through Dec. 16 games:

Shooting - 2nd in NCAA, 1st among Power 6 (46% FG); 6th in NCAA, 2nd among Power 6 (35% 3FG)
Turnovers - 4th in NCAA, 2nd among Power 6 (13.0/gm)
Rebounding - 7th in NCAA, 5th among Power 6 (37.4 rebs/gm)
Free Throws - 1st in NCAA, 1st among Power 6 (15.2 FTM/gm); 6th in NCAA, 1st among Power 6 (71.1% FT)

SINGULAR BEAVERS: OREGON STATE seniors Kylor Kelley and Tres Tinkle are enjoying standout NCAA Division I seasons to date.
• Kelley currently leads NCAA D-I with 4.78 blocks per game.
• Tinkle is the only player in NCAA D-I to be averaging at least 21 points (21.9), eight rebounds (8.3), four assists (4.8), one steal (1.9) and 50 percent shooting (55%).

KEY NON-CONFERENCE WINS:
POWER 6 OPPONENTS (13-14)
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.)
USC 80, TCU 78 (Fort Worth, Texas)
#10 OREGON 71, at #5 Michigan 70 (OT)
at ARIZONA STATE 79, Georgia 59

PRESEASON CONFERENCE FAVORITES (10-7)
#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.)
at WASHINGTON 90, Eastern Washington 80
WASHINGTON STATE 63, New Mexico State 54 (Spokane, Wash.)
at ARIZONA STATE 88, Prairie View A&M 79

2019 NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS (19-14)
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)
WASHINGTON STATE 63, New Mexico State 54 (Spokane, Wash.)
at ARIZONA STATE 88, Prairie View A&M 79
#10 OREGON 71, at #5 Michigan 70 (OT)


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings) 

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Stanford 0-0 9-1
Oregon State 0-0 8-1
Arizona 0-0 10-2
USC 0-0 9-2
Arizona State 0-0 8-2
Colorado 0-0 8-2
Oregon 0-0 8-2
Utah 0-0 8-2
Washington 0-0 7-2
UCLA 0-0 7-4
Washington State 0-0 6-4
California 0-0 6-5

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Time Pacific - Expanded Schedule)

Tuesday, Dec. 17 TV Time
San Francisco at STANFORD PAC12 6:00 p.m. PT
Seattle at #22 WASHINGTON PAC12 8:00 p.m. PT
Wednesday Dec. 18    
OREGON STATE vs. UTSA (1) ESPN3 2:30 p.m. PT
Saint Mary's vs. ARIZONA STATE (2) PAC12 6:00 p.m. PT
Montana at #8 OREGON PAC12 8:00 p.m. PT
#6 Kentucky vs. UTAH (3) ESPN2 8:00 p.m. PT
Thursday, Dec. 19    
Prairie View A&M at COLORADO PAC12 5:30 p.m. PT
Florida A&M at WASHINGTON STATE PAC12 7:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, Dec. 21    
OREGON STATE at Texas A&M SECN 5:30 p.m. PT
San Diego vs. STANFORD (5) PAC12 12:00 p.m. PT
North Carolina vs. UCLA (6) CBS 12:00 p.m. PT
Boston College vs. CALIFORNIA (5) PAC12 2:30 p.m. PT
COLORADO vs. #13 Dayton (4) CBSSN 3:30 p.m. PT
#20 San Diego State vs. UTAH (7) PAC12 3:30 p.m. PT
Incarnate Word at WASHINGTON STATE PAC12 4:00 p.m. PT
Creighton at ARIZONA STATE PAC12 5:30 p.m. PT
LSU vs. USC (7) FS1 6:00 p.m. PT
St. John's vs. #16 ARIZONA (5) ESPN2 7:00 p.m. PT
Texas Southern at #8 OREGON PAC12 7:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, Dec. 22    
Ball State vs. #22 WASHINGTON (8) ESPN2 6:30 p.m. PT
Monday, Dec. 23    
UTEP/Hawai'i vs. #22 WASHINGTON (8) ESPN2/U 8/10:30 p.m. PT

1 - Houston, Texas; 2 - Basketball HOF Showcase, Phoenix, Ariz.; 3 - Neon Hoops Showcase, Las Vegas, Nev.; 4 - Chicago Legends, Chicago, Il.; 5 - Basketball HOF Al Attles Classic, San Francisco, Calif.; 6 - CBS Sports Classic, Las Vegas, Nev.; 7 - Air Force Reserve Basketball HOF Classic, Los Angeles, Calif.; 8 - Diamond Head Classic, Honolulu, Hawai’i


PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

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
Dec. 9 Timmy Allen, So., Utah Isaiah Stewart, Washington
Dec. 16 Payton Pritchard, Sr., Oregon Onyeka Okongwu, USC

NATIONAL HONORS

Week of Award - Recipient
Dec. 17 NABC Team of the Week - Oregon
Dec. 17 USBWA National Player of the Week - Payton Pritchard, ORE
Dec. 17 CBS Sports/USBWA National Freshman of the Week - Onyeka Okongwu, USC