This week in Pac-12 Men's Basketball - Dec. 15, 2020
0 - STANFORD has yet to play a home game - even a game in its home state of California - through the opening three weeks of the season. The Cardinal spent nearly two weeks in North Carolina playing its opening four games.
• STANFORD is slated to visit CSUN on Tuesday before playing host to ARIZONA in a Pac-12 contest at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Saturday - the Cardinal’s first official “home” contest of the season.
• STANFORD is one of four power conference programs yet to play a home game so far this season (DePaul, South Carolina, Villanova).
3 x2 - A pair of Pac-12 standouts displayed late-game heroics on Sunday, Dec. 13 with game-winning three pointers:
• ARIZONA STATE’s preseason All-American Remy Martin canned a corner three with 9.0 seconds left to cap a 31-point effort in the Sun Devils’ 71-70 true road win at Grand Canyon.
• CALIFORNIA’s Makale Foreman buried a three as time expired to give the Golden Bears a 72-70 win over San Francisco.
5-0 - WASHINGTON STATE is off to a 5-0 start, marking the program’s best start since opening 6-0 and winning the Wooden Legacy in 2017.
• The Cougars’ quick start includes victories after trailing at halftime in each of its first four contests.
• With two victories this week WSU would match its best start since opening the 2007-08 season 14-0.
14 - The marquee matchup of this week’s 14-game slate is UCLA facing #20 Ohio State in the CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday.
• The league’s only other high major matchups for the week feature Conference programs squaring off outside of traditional home arenas - STANFORD will host ARIZONA in league play in Santa Cruz, Calif., while COLORADO and WASHINGTON will meet in a non-conference tilt at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
24 - OREGON has won 24 consecutive games at Matthew Knight Arena, tied for the fifth-longest home win streak in NCAA Division I, including the second-longest among major conference programs (Florida State - 26).
• UCLA extended its win streak at Pauley Pavilion to 11 consecutive games - second-best in the Pac-12 and tied for 17th-best nationally - with a 69-60 triumph over Marquette last Friday.
KEY NON-CONFERENCE VICTORIES:
POWER 6 OPPONENTS (5-8)
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.)
at UCLA 69, Marquette 60
PRESEASON CONFERENCE FAVORITES (5-4)
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
at USC 91, UC Irvine 56
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
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 15||TV||Time (PT)|
|STANFORD at CSUN||ESPN3||2:00 p.m. PT|
|Utah Valley at UTAH||PAC12||4:00 p.m. PT|
|Wednesday, December 16|
|Omaha at COLORADO||PAC12||2:00 p.m. PT|
|UTSA at OREGON STATE||PAC12ORE||2:00 p.m. PT|
|California Baptist at ARIZONA||PAC12||4:00 p.m. PT|
|UTEP at ARIZONA STATE||PAC12||6:00 p.m. PT|
|Montana at WASHINGTON||PAC12||8:00 p.m. PT|
|Thursday, December 17|
|San Francisco at OREGON||PAC12||5:00 p.m. PT|
|Friday, December 18|
|Idaho at UTAH||PAC12||6:00 p.m. PT|
|Montana State at WASHINGTON STATE||PAC12WASH||6:00 p.m. PT|
|Saturday, December 19|
|Kentucky vs. UCLA (Cleveland, Ohio)||CBS||11:00 a.m. PT|
|ARIZONA at STANFORD* (Santa Cruz, Calif.)||PAC12||5:00 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, December 20|
|COLORADO vs. WASHINGTON (Las Vegas, Nev. - Non-Conference)||PAC12||7:00 p.m. PT|
|Monday, December 21|
|Prairie View A&M at WASHINGTON STATE||PAC12||4:00 p.m. PT|
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Nov. 30||McKinley Wright IV, Colorado||Josh Christopher, Arizona State|
|Dec. 7||Eugene Omoruyi, Oregon||Evan Mobley, USC|
|Dec. 14||Jemarl Baker Jr., Arizona||Evan Mobley, USC|