Pac-12 Men's Basketball aims to put bow on non-conference rebound this week

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.748 - Pac-12 Men’s Basketball’s .748 Division I non-conference win percentage (107-36) through Dec. 23 games is tied for second-best nationally. Pac-12 programs have combined to average 8.9 non-conference wins so far through Dec. 23 games, the second-most in the nation (Big East - 9.6).
• 10 non-conference games remain on the schedule this week, highlighted by contests against four preseason conference favorites (Harvard, Houston, Iona, #5 Kansas).

3 x Top 15 - The Pac-12 recorded a trio of top 15 victories in a span of seven days last week as OREGON knocked off No. 5 Michigan (71-70 OT) on Dec. 14, UTAH toppled No. 6 Kentucky (69-66) on Dec. 18, and COLORADO edged No. 13 Dayton (78-76 OT) on Dec. 21.
• Of the Pac-12’s six AP Top 25 wins this season, five have come against top 15 opponents, third-best nationally.

5 x Top 30 - As of Dec. 24, the Pac-12 boasts five teams ranked inside the top 30 of the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) - the second-most in the nation behind only the Big Ten (eight).
• The Pac-12 also has eight top-75 NET teams, and nine in the top 100.

6 x 10 - The Pac-12 is 1-of-2 conferences in the country with a national-best six teams with double-digit victories (WCC, whose teams can play up to 15 non-conference games).
• The Pac-12 could add a seventh with an OREGON STATE victory versus North Dakota on Sunday.

22, 15, 12, 11 - Pac-12 programs have combined to amass the following victory totals so far in 2019-20, already more than  - and in some cases more than double - the 2018-19 regular season:
• 22-18 vs. 2019 NCAA Tournament teams (8-25 vs. 2018 NCAA Tourney teams in 2018-19)
• 15-19 vs. Power 6 opponents (7-26 in 2018-19)
• 12-7 vs. Preseason league favorites (5-11 in 2018-19)
• 11-8 in true non-conference road games (7-20 in 2018-19)

PAC-12 TIPOFF:
MELE KALIKIMAKA?: WASHINGTON will play for the Pac-12’s third early season tournament title (ARIZONA - Wooden Legacy; COLORADO - MGM Grand Main Event) on Christmas Day when the Huskies play Houston in the Diamond Head Classic Championship in Honolulu.
• A third tourney title would match 2012 for the second-most ever for the Conference. The Pac-12 won four early-season tourney crowns in 2017.

TOP 25 TRES: OREGON STATE’s Tres Tinkle (1,890 points) is four points shy of entering the top 25 in career scoring in Conference history (Steve Puidokas, WSU - 1,894).
• Tinkle would become just the fourth addition to the career top 25 this decade, joining Stanford’s Chasson Randle (3rd, 2,375), UCLA’s Bryce Alford (24th, 1,922) and Washington’s C.J. Wilcox (26th, 1,880).

KEY NON-CONFERENCE WINS:
POWER 6 OPPONENTS (15-19)
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
UTAH 69, #6 Kentucky 66 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
USC 70, LSU 68 (Los Angeles, Calif.)

PRESEASON CONFERENCE FAVORITES (12-7)
#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
UTAH 69, #6 Kentucky 66 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
at COLORADO 83, Prairie View A&M 64

2019 NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS (22-18)
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)
at #8 OREGON 81, Montana 48
UTAH 69, #6 Kentucky 66 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
USC 70, LSU 68 (Los Angeles, Calif.)


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings) 

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Stanford 0-0 11-1
Colorado 0-0 10-2
Oregon 0-0 10-2
USC 0-0 10-2
Washington 0-0 10-2
Oregon State 0-0 9-2
Arizona 0-0 10-3
Utah 0-0 9-3
Arizona State 0-0 8-4
Washington State 0-0 8-4
UCLA 0-0 7-5
California 0-0 6-6

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (All Time Pacific - Expanded Schedule)

Wednesday, Dec. 25 TV Time
Houston vs. #21 WASHINGTON (26) ESPN2 5:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, Dec. 28    
Texas Southern at ARIZONA STATE PAC12 12:00 p.m. PT
Cal State Fullerton at UCLA PAC12 2:00 p.m. PT
Sunday, Dec. 29    
Iona at COLORADO PAC12 11:00 a.m. PT
#5 Kansas at STANFORD ABC 12:00 p.m. PT
Alabama State at #6 OREGON PAC12 1:00 p.m. PT
Harvard at CALIFORNIA PAC12 3:00 p.m. PT
North Dakota at OREGON STATE PAC12 3:00 p.m PT
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at WASHINGTON STATE PAC12 5:00 p.m. PT
Florida Gulf Coast at USC PAC12 7:00 p.m. PT

1 - 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
Dec. 23 Timmy Allen, So., Utah Isaiah Stewart, Washington

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
Dec. 24 CBS Sports/USBWA National Freshman of the Week - Isaiah Stewart, WASH
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