Pac-12 Basketball What to Watch Weekend of Feb. 16


Last week we were talking about how the Ducks were sliding and not on top. Well what a difference a week makes. Oregon is back on top, we’ve got a second place tie then most of the conference in a third place tie at 7-5. Here are your six things to watch this weekend.

The USC Trojans and interim head coach Bob Cantu have won four straight, they’ll face Cal on Sunday night. Photo Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

 (Saturday games):
1 Thursday night both the teams in this match-up lost with UCLA getting pasted at Cal the most surprising of the two results. Stanford lost by a point at Maples to USC after trailing pretty much the entire game. Who comes out on top in this meeting, which can be seen at 1 pm on ESPN2.

2 Oregon won at Washington on Wednesday while Washington State dropped a one-point game at home to Oregon State. The Ducks and Cougars battle at 4 pm on the PAC-12 Network.

3 Somehow Arizona State lost at Utah in the midweek while Colorado protected the home court against Arizona. Can the Buffs continue their recent upward streak and pass the Devils in the standings? Find out on ESPNU at 6 pm.

4 The Beavers come in having won two of its last three games and face a reeling Huskies team in Seattle. This game can be found on FSN at 8 pm.

(Sunday games):

5 Who had Utah coming in with the midweek victory and Arizona off a loss? The Wildcats need to rebound but can the Utes make it make it two in row? Tipoff is at noon on the PAC-12 Network.

6 Both teams come in at 7-5 in the conference with the Trojans having won four straight and the Bears back-to-back games. Probably the most underrated match-up of the weekend and it can be seen at 7 pm on FSN.

Weekend look at the Conference Standings following the mid-week:
Here’s how the standings currently look – Oregon (9-3, 20-5), Arizona (8-4, 20-4), UCLA (8-4, 18-7), Arizona State (7-5, 18-7), Colorado (7-5, 17-7), California (7-5, 15-9), Southern California (7-5, 12-13), Stanford (6-6, 15-10), Washington (5-7, 13-12), Oregon State (3-9, 13-12), Utah (3-9, 11-13), Washington State (2-10, 11-14)

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