Weekly pairings set for 2021-22 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball season
SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference has released the weekly matchups and site designations for the league’s 2021-22 men’s basketball season.
The announcement reflects the games being played and the home/away designations each week of the Pac-12 regular season. Specific dates and times for each game within a week will be announced later this summer after selections by the league’s television partners are finalized. All 120 Conference games will be televised by either Pac-12 Network, ESPN/2/U, FOX/FS1 or CBS.
The Conference previously announced the 12 games to be played in late November/early December to begin the second season of the Conference’s 20-game schedule, as well as the new 10-year rotation which will dictate annual opponents and venues from 2021-22 through 2030-31.
Following the 12 early conference contests, the remainder of league play will resume the week of Dec. 29 and conclude March 5 ahead of the 2022 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from March 9-12.
The 2020-21 season saw the Pac-12 land a league-record five teams in the final USA TODAY Coaches poll and finish third in the final KenPom.com conference rankings following a 2021 NCAA Tournament in which four league programs advanced to the Sweet 16, three to the Elite Eight and UCLA reached the Final Four.
Four All-Freshman (Bennedict Mathurn/Azuolas Tubelis, ARIZ; Jabari Walker, COLO; Efe Abogidi, WSU), three All-Conference (Tyger Campbell/Jaime Jaquez Jr./Johnny Juzang, UCLA), and two All-Defensive Team (Eli Parquet, COLO; Jaquez) honorees along with the Pac-12 Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player (Warith Alatishe, OSU) and the league’s Most Improved Player (Jaiden Delaire, STAN) are set to return for the 2021-22 season.
Four McDonald’s All-Americans are set to join the Conference this coming season in OREGON's Nathan Bittle, STANFORD's Harrison Ingram, UCLA’s Peyton Watson and WASHINGTON's Jackson Grant, while COLORADO boasts the highest-rated incoming recruiting class in the Pac-12 according to 247 Sports.
Additionally, 10 All-Conference performers are among 33 incoming transfers, headlined by MAC Player of the Year Marreon Jackson to ARIZONA STATE, Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year Kim Aiken Jr. to ARIZONA, AAC Sixth Man of the Year Boogie Ellis to USC, and First Team All-Sun Belt selection Michael Flowers to WASHINGTON STATE.
Pac-12 Men’s Basketball 2021-22 Early Conference Games
Sun., Nov. 28, 2021 - Stanford at Colorado
Wed., Dec. 1, 2021 - Colorado at UCLA; Utah at USC; Washington State at Arizona State
Thurs., Dec. 2, 2021 - Oregon State at California; Washington at Arizona
Sat., Dec. 4, 2021 - USC at Washington State
Sun., Dec. 5, 2021 - Arizona at Oregon State; Arizona State at Oregon; California at Utah; UCLA at Washington
Sun., Dec. 12, 2021 - Oregon at Stanford
Pac-12 Men’s Basketball 2021-22 Weekly Conference Matchups
Week of Dec. 29-Jan. 2
Arizona/Arizona State at UCLA/USC
California at Stanford
Colorado/Utah at Oregon/Oregon State
Washington at Washington State
Week of Jan. 5-9
Arizona at Arizona State
Oregon at Oregon State
UCLA/USC at California/Stanford
Washington/Washington State at Colorado/Utah
Week of Jan. 12-16
California/Stanford at Washington/Washington State
Colorado/Utah at Arizona/Arizona State
Oregon/Oregon State at UCLA/USC
Week of Jan. 19-23
Arizona/Arizona State at California/Stanford
UCLA/USC at Colorado/Utah
Washington/Washington State at Oregon/Oregon State
Week of Jan. 26-30
Arizona State at Arizona
California/Stanford at UCLA/USC
Colorado/Utah at Washington/Washington State
Oregon State at Oregon
Week of Feb. 2-6
Oregon/Oregon State at Colorado/Utah
UCLA/USC at Arizona/Arizona State
Washington/Washington State at California/Stanford
Week of Feb. 9-13
Arizona/Arizona State at Washington/Washington State
California/Stanford at Oregon/Oregon State
UCLA at USC
Utah at Colorado
Week of Feb. 16-20
Colorado/Utah at California/Stanford
Oregon/Oregon State at Arizona/Arizona State
Washington/Washington State at UCLA/USC
Week of Feb. 23-27
Arizona/Arizona State at Colorado/Utah
Stanford at California
UCLA/USC at Oregon/Oregon State
Washington State at Washington
Week of March 2-5
California/Stanford at Arizona/Arizona State
Colorado at Utah
Oregon/Oregon State at Washington/Washington State
USC at UCLA