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Key opportunities in line this week for Pac-12 Men's Basketball

Dec 8, 2020
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#PAC12HOOPS STARTING FIVE:

#23 vs. #24 - Nationally ranked #23 ARIZONA STATE gets its second crack at a Top 25 opponent this week when it hosts #24 San Diego State on Thursday.
• The Sun Devils will be aiming for their sixth victory over a ranked non-conference opponent in the Bobby Hurley era (since 2015). The program registered just six such victories in its 37 seasons in the Pac-12 prior to Hurley’s arrival.

3-0 - WASHINGTON STATE is off to a 3-0 start and receiving votes in the Associated Press Top 25, marking the program’s best start and first AP poll votes since opening 6-0 and winning the Wooden Legacy in 2017.

20 - 20 games are slated for this week in Pac-12 Men’s Basketball, including a pair of league showdowns as OREGON visits WASHINGTON and STANFORD travels to USC.
• Additionally, the slate includes four true non-conference road games (#12 Tennessee, Pepperdine, BYU, Grand Canyon), three preseason league favorites (#12 Tennessee, #24 San Diego State, UC Irvine), two major non-conference opponents (#12 Tennessee, Marquette), and a pair of nationally ranked foes (#12 Tennessee, #24 San Diego State).

23 - OREGON has won 23 consecutive games at Matthew Knight Arena, tied for the sixth-longest home win streak in NCAA Division I, including the second-longest among major conference programs (Florida State - 24).
• UTAH will look to halt the nation’s 10th-longest home win streak on Saturday when it visits BYU and the Marriott Center, where the Cougars have won 16 straight games.

31 - Last week’s four Conference games, tipped off by WASHINGTON STATE edging OREGON STATE on Dec. 2, were the earliest played in the league in 31 seasons.
• Conference play in 1989-90 tipped off on Nov. 30, 1989.

KEY NON-CONFERENCE VICTORIES:

POWER 6 OPPONENTS (4-7)
at Oregon State 71, California 63
Colorado 76, at Kansas State 58
Stanford 82, Alabama 64 (Asheville, N.C.)
#21 Oregon 83, Seton Hall 70 (Omaha, Neb.)

PRESEASON CONFERENCE FAVORITES (4-2)
at Washington State 56, Texas Southern 52
at Washington State 71, Eastern Washington 68
at Arizona 70, Eastern Washington 67
at Oregon 69, Eastern Washington 52


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Washington State 1-0 3-0
Utah 1-0 1-0
Arizona State 1-0 3-1
UCLA 1-0 3-1
Arizona 0-0 3-0
Colorado 0-0 2-0
USC 0-0 3-1
Oregon 0-0 2-1
Stanford 0-0 2-2
Oregon State 0-1 2-2
Washington 0-1 0-3
California 0-2 2-3

PAC-12 WEEKLY SCHEDULE  (All games, tip times & TV broadcasts are subject to change)
For the most up-to-date schedules, visit Expanded Schedule

Tuesday, December 8 TV Time (PT)
COLORADO at #12 Tennessee SECN+ 3:00 p.m. PT
Idaho State at UTAH PAC12 3:00 p.m. PT
UC Irvine at USC PAC12 7:00 p.m. PT
Wednesday, December 9    
CSU Bakersfield at ARIZONA PAC12 4:00 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA at Pepperdine CBSSN 6:00 p.m. PT
Idaho at WASHINGTON STATE PAC12WASH 6:00 p.m. PT
San Diego at UCLA PAC12 6:00 p.m. PT
Florida A&M at OREGON PAC12 8:00 p.m. PT
Seattle U at WASHINGTON PAC12WASH 8:00 p.m. PT
Thursday, December 10    
Portland at OREGON STATE PAC12 5:00 p.m. PT
#24 San Diego State at #23 ARIZONA STATE FS1 7:00 p.m. PT
Friday, December 11    
Marquette at UCLA PAC12 6:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, December 12    
UTEP at ARIZONA PAC12 3:00 p.m. PT
UTAH at BYU BYUtv 3:00 p.m. PT
OREGON at WASHINGTON* PAC12 5:00 p.m. PT
Sunday, December 13    
San Francisco at CALIFORNIA PAC12 12:00 p.m. PT
#23 ARIZONA STATE at Grand Canyon FOX 10 Xtra 1:00 p.m. PT
Portland State at WASHINGTON STATE PAC12 2:00 p.m. PT
STANFORD at USC* FS1 6:30 p.m. PT
Monday, December 14    
Northern Colorado at COLORADO PAC12 6:00 p.m. PT

PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Week of Player Freshman
Nov. 30 McKinley Wright IV, Colorado Josh Christopher, Arizona State
Dec. 7 Eugene Omoruyi, Oregon Evan Mobley, USC
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