#PAC12MBB STARTING FIVE
3 x 25 – The Pac-12 has three AP Top 25 teams (#3 ARIZONA, #18 COLORADO, #23 USC) for consecutive weeks for the first time completing an 18-week stretch of three ranked teams throughout the entire 2021-22 season.
5 – The Pac-12 has amassed five victories against Power Conference opponents through the opening two weeks of the season, with all five coming away from home.
5-0/4-0 – ARIZONA, COLORADO and OREGON are the three remaining unbeaten Pac-12 Men’s Basketball teams after two weeks of action.
8 – ARIZONA STATE’s Frankie Collins equaled a program record with eight steals in a 71-69 comeback victory over UMass Lowell. Collins had seven points and three steals inside the final 2:05 to help the Sun Devils erase a late 11-point deficit.
22 – This week’s 22-game Feast Week slate will feature nine Pac-12 programs competing in multi-team events (MTEs).
KEY NON-CONFERENCE VICTORIES
AP TOP 25 OPPONENTS (1-2)#12 ARIZONA 78, at Duke 73
POWER 6 OPPONENTS (5-6)OREGON 82, Georgia 71 (Las Vegas)#21 USC 82, Kansas State 69 (Las Vegas)#12 ARIZONA 78, at Duke 73UTAH 77, Wake Forest 70 (Charleston, S.C.)WASHINGTON 74, Xavier 71 (Las Vegas)
2023 NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS (5-6)#21 USC 82, Kansas State 69 (Las Vegas)at WASHINGTON 75, Northern Kentucky 67#12 ARIZONA 78, at #2 Duke 73at ARIZONA STATE 63, Texas Southern 52WASHINGTON 74, Xavier 71 (Las Vegas, Nev.)
PAC-12 AWARDS CANDIDATES
JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEARWATCH LISTOumar Ballo, ArizonaTristan da Silva, ColoradoN’Faly Dante, OregonAdem Bona, UCLAIsaiah Collier, USCBoogie Ellis, USC
NAISMITH NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEARWATCH LISTOumar Ballo, ArizonaCaleb Love, ArizonaTristan da Silva, ColoradoAdem Bona, UCLAIsaiah Collier, USCBoogie Ellis, USC
NAISMITH MEMORIAL HALL OF FAME AWARDS Watch Lists
Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Isaiah Collier, USC
Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Caleb Love, Arizona Boogie Ellis, USC
Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Jaylon Tyson, California
Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Keshad Johnson, Arizona Tristan da Silva, Colorado Adem Bona, UCLA
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Oumar Ballo, Arizona N’Faly Dante, Oregon Aday Mara, UCLA Branden Carlson, Utah
PAC-12 MEDIA PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE First Team Oumar Ballo, R-Sr., C, Arizona Adem Bona, So., F/C, UCLA Keion Brooks Jr., Gr., F, Washington Branden Carlson, Gr., C, Utah Isaiah Collier, Fr., G, USC N’Faly Dante, Sr., C, Oregon Tristan da Silva, Sr., F, Colorado Boogie Ellis, 5th, G, USC Spencer Jones, 5th, F, Stanford KJ Simpson, Jr., G, Colorado
Second Team Fardaws Aimaq, 6th, F, California Kylan Boswell, So., G, Arizona Kobe Johnson, Jr., G, USC Caleb Love, Sr., G, Arizona Jordan Pope, So., G, Oregon State
Honorable Mention Kwame Evans Jr. (Fr., ORE), Pelle Larsson (Sr., ARIZ), Aday Mara (Fr., UCLA), Cody Williams (Fr., COLO). – Pac-12.com –