Pac-12 announces 2022-23 men’s basketball Conference game dates
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference announced on Thursday the dates for its 120-game Conference schedule for the 2022-23 season. It will mark the third season of league members playing a 20-game Conference slate.
Tip-off times and television designations for both the non-conference and league-play portions of team schedules will be announced in the coming weeks.
Pac-12 play will tip off with the early Conference games from Nov. 30-Dec. 4, with the restart of league contests commencing on Thursday, Dec. 29 through to the final day of regular-season action on Saturday, March 4. Conference play consists of nine opponents played both home and road, and two single-game opponents split between home and road venues.
The 2023 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held March 8-11, 2023 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. ARIZONA, which became the first team in Conference history to reach 18 league wins in 2021-22, is the defending regular-season and tournament champion.
The Pac-12 will welcome back 13 of its All-Conference performers from the 2021-22 season, matching the most ever for the league during the Pac-12 era (2011-12). Four First Team (Azuolas Tubelis, ARIZ; Tyger Campbell & Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA; Drew Peterson, USC), two Second Team (Will Richardson, ORE; Branden Carlson, UTAH) and two All-Defensive Team honorees (Jaquez Jr. & Jaylen Clark, UCLA) will return, as well as the entire All-Freshman Team for the first time since the inaugural season of the Pac-12.
Stanford’s Harrison Ingram will be just the second Pac-12 Freshman of the Year recipient to return for a sophomore season in the past decade (Jahii Carson, ASU, 2013 FrOY), and Arizona’s Pelle Larsson, the reigning Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year, will return as well.
Four McDonald’s All-Americans are set to join the Conference this coming season in Oregon’s Kel’el Ware, UCLA’s Amari Bailey and Adem Bona and USC's Kijani Wright to headline 10 Top 100 recruits according to 247 Sports Composite rankings.