Last week was the first of the Pac-12 basketball what to watch articles, the first one during the week will focus on action happening Monday-Thursday then the second looking at the weekend. So with that let’s look at the six things to watch on the hardwood from the conference of champions!
1 Pac-12 teams in the rankings – AP: Arizona (7-0) sits at eight, with Oregon receiving votes and just missing out on the top 25/USA Today Coaches Poll: The Wildcats are also eight in this poll with the Ducks receiving votes.
2 Wednesday night’s action – DePaul (6-3) at Arizona State (8-1) on the Pac-12 Network, Colorado (7-2) at Fresno State (5-4) and Oregon State (5-2) at Portland State (1-4)
3 Thursday night has two Pac-12 teams in action – Jackson State (0-5) at Washington State (6-4) and Washington (4-4) at Seattle (2-3)
4 Since no conference games have been played here are the records of the conference teams, since the standings don’t matter much at this point – Arizona (7-0), Arizona State (8-1), Oregon (8-1), Colorado (7-2), California (6-2), Oregon State (5-2), Stanford (6-3), UCLA (6-3), Utah (6-3), Washington State (6-4), Washington (4-4) and Southern California (3-6)
5 Oregon State’s Eric Moreland is fifth national in rebounding at 11.6 per game
6 Arizona State’s Jordan Bachynski is tied with Kansas’s Jeff Withey in blocks per game with 5.6 a game