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Pac-12 Men's Basketball Weekly Rundown - November 22, 2022

Nov 22, 2022

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#PAC12MBB STARTING FIVE:

104.3 - ARIZONA is averaging an NCAA Division I-high 104.3 points, breaking 100 three times during its 4-0 start.

  • The Wildcats are the first Pac-12 team since UCLA in 2016-17 to eclipse 100 points in three of its first four games.
  • ARIZONA’s Azuolas Tubelis is averaging 22.5 points on 74 percent shooting (37-50), joining Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis (20.8 ppg/.756) as the only Power Conference players averaging 20 points on 70 percent shooting per College Basketball Reference.

3 - Pac-12 programs have combined for three victories against AP Top 25 ranked opponents so far this season, currently tied for the most of any conference in the country (Big 12).

  • COLORADO owns two of the victories - over #11 Tennessee and #24 Texas A&M; ARIZONA STATE knocked off #20 Michigan to win the Legends Classic.
  • All three victories have been by 12-or-more points, giving the league three AP Top 25 victories by double figures during non-conference play for the first time since 2007-08. The league last had four such wins in 2001-02.

3 & 10 - ARIZONA STATE claimed the Legends Classic title in Brooklyn last week with a comeback 63-59 victory over VCU followed by an 87-62 rout of No. 20 Michigan.

  • The Legends Classic title is the third MTE crown (2017 Las Vegas Invitational, 2018 MGM Main Event) in the past six seasons for the Sun Devils under Bobby Hurley.
  • The victory over Michigan also marked ASU’s 10th over an AP Top 25 team in the past eight seasons under Hurley.

5 & 9 - Plenty of key opportunities are among the 27 games scheduled for Feast Week as Pac-12 programs will face:

  • At least five (and up to 10) AP Top 25 opponents - #14 ARIZONA vs. #17 San Diego State, #14 ARIZONA vs. #9 Arkansas/#10 Creighton, OREGON STATE vs. #8 Duke, OREGON vs. #20 UConn, OREGON vs. #18 Alabama/#12 Michigan State
  • At least nine (and up to 15) Power 6 conference opponents - UTAH vs. Mississippi State, USC vs. Butler/Tennessee, STANFORD vs. Ole Miss, OREGON STATE vs. Duke, OREGON vs. UConn, OREGON STATE vs. Florida/Xavier, CALIFORNIA vs. TCU, OREGON vs. Alabama/Michigan State, CALIFORNIA vs. Clemson/Iowa

26 - Pac-12 Men’s Basketball programs combined to sign 26 prospects to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period.

PAC-12 NOTES

SUNNIN’ UTES: After defeating Georgia Tech on Monday, UTAH will be seeking its second straight MTE crown in the state of Florida when it battles Mississippi State in the Fort Myers Tip-Off title game Wednesday.

  • The Runnin’ Utes defeated Boston College and Tulsa to win the Sunshine Slam in Daytona Beach and improve to 5-0 in Craig Smith’s debut season in 2021-22.
  • With eight of the league’s nine remaining MTE events to be contested this week, the Pac-12 will be eying its league record four MTE titles in 2017-18.

PRESEASON AWARDS CANDIDATES

NAISMITH TROPHY NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Top 50 Watch List

Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona
Will Richardson, Oregon
Harrison Ingram, Stanford
Tyger Campbell, UCLA
Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA
Drew Peterson, USC

WOODEN AWARD NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Top 50 Watch List

Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona
Will Richardson, Oregon
Harrison Ingram, Stanford
Tyger Campbell, UCLA
Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA

NABC NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Top 20 Watch List

Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA

NAISMITH MEMORIAL BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME AWARDS
Watch Lists

Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year
Kerr Kriisa, Arizona
Will Richardson, Oregon
Tyger Campbell, UCLA

Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year
Amari Bailey, UCLA

Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year
Pelle Larsson, Arizona
Harrison Ingram, Stanford
Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA

Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year
Azuolas Tubelis, Arizona

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year
Oumar Ballo, Arizona
Adem Bona, UCLA
Branden Carlson, Utah
Kel’el Ware, Oregon

PAC-12 MEDIA PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
First Team
Tyger Campbell, R-Sr., G, UCLA
Branden Carlson, Sr., C, Utah
Boogie Ellis, Sr., G, USC
Mouhamed Gueye, So., F, Washington State
Harrison Ingram, So., F, Stanford
Jaime Jaquez Jr., Sr., G/F, UCLA
Spencer Jones, Sr., F, Stanford
Drew Peterson, 5th, G, USC
Will Richardson, Sr., G, Oregon
Azuolas Tubelis, Jr., F, Arizona

Second Team
Marcus Bagley, So., F, Arizona State
Tristan da Silva, Jr., F, Colorado
DJ Horne, Jr., G, Arizona State
Kerr Kriisa, Jr., G, Arizona
Pelle Larsson, Jr., G, Arizona

Honorable Mention
Amari Bailey (Fr., UCLA), Oumar Ballo (R-Jr., ARIZ), Jaylen Clark (Jr., UCLA); Quincy Guerrier (Sr., ORE), K.J. Simpson (So., COLO), Kel’el Ware (Fr., ORE).


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
#14 Arizona 0-0 4-0
Arizona State 0-0 4-1
Utah 0-0 4-1
Oregon State 0-0 3-1
USC 0-0 3-1
Washington 0-0 3-1
#19 UCLA 0-0 3-2
Colorado 0-0 3-3
Oregon 0-0 2-2
Stanford 0-0 2-2
Washington State 0-0 2-2
California 0-0 0-5


WEEKLY SCHEDULE (Full Schedule)

Tuesday, Nov. 22 TV Time (PT)
Grambling at ARIZONA STATE PAC12 6:00 p.m. PT
#14 ARIZONA vs. #17 San Diego State (Lahaina, Hawai'i) ESPN 7:30 p.m. PT
Wednesday, Nov. 23 TV Time (PT)
#14 ARIZONA vs. #9 Arkansas/#10 Creighton
(Lahaina, Hawai'i)
ESPN/2 2/7 p.m. PT
USC vs. BYU (Nassau, Bahamas) ESPN2 2:00 p.m. PT
UTAH vs. Mississippi State (Fort Myers, Fla.) FS1 5:30 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Fresno State (Anaheim, Calif.) ESPNU 6:30 p.m. PT
Pepperdine vs. #19 UCLA PAC12 7:30 p.m. PT
Thursday, Nov. 24 TV Time (PT)
USC vs. Butler/#22 Tennessee (Nassau, Bahamas) ESPN2/3 10:30 a.m./3:30 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Saint Mary's/Vanderbilt (Anaheim, Calif.) ESPNU/2 7/9:30 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Ole Miss (Orlando, Fla.) ESPNU 10:30 a.m. PT
OREGON STATE vs. #8 Duke (Portland, Ore.) ESPN 12:00 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. #20 UConn (Portland, Ore.) ESPN2 5:00 p.m. PT
Friday, Nov. 25 TV Time (PT)
USC vs. TBD (Nassau, Bahamas) TBD TBD
OREGON STATE vs. Florida/Xavier (Portland, Ore.) ESPN/2/U 12:30/2:30 p.m. PT
OREGON vs. #18 Alabama/#12 Michigan State
(Portland, Ore.)
ESPN2 7/9:30 p.m. PT
STANFORD vs. Florida State/Siena (Orlando, Fla.) ESPN2/News 8/10:30 a.m. PT
Detroit at WASHINGTON STATE PAC12 1:00 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA vs. TCU (Niceville, Fla.) CBSSN 6:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, Nov. 26 TV Time (PT)
CALIFORNIA vs. Clemson/#25 Iowa (Niceville, Fla.) CBSSN 1/4 p.m. PT
St. Thomas at UTAH PAC12 5:00 p.m. PT
Sunday, Nov. 27 TV Time (PT)
OREGON vs. TBD (Portland, Ore.) TBD TBD
OREGON STATE vs. TBD (Portland, Ore.) TBD TBD
STANFORD vs. TBD (Orlando, Fla.) TBD TBD
Yale at COLORADO PAC12 12:00 p.m. PT
Alcorn State at ARIZONA STATE PAC12 2:00 p.m. PT
Bellarmine at #19 UCLA PAC12 4:00 p.m. PT
Monday, Nov. 28 TV Time (PT)
Seattle U at WASHINGTON PAC12 7:00 p.m. PT

PAC-12 PERFORMANCE AWARDS PRESENTED BY NEXTIVA (Weekly Awards History)

Week of Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 14 K.J. Simpson, So., Colorado Jordan Pope, Oregon State
Nov. 21 Desmond Cambridge Jr., 5th, Arizona State Austin Nunez, Arizona State
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