Welcome to our weekly look at Pac-12 basketball. We take a quick look at what happened in the past week and breakdown the best games in the week to come.
Top 3 upcoming games: We get to be a little selfish this week since the Colorado Buffaloes are the only remaining Pac-12 team with zero losses and they head to Northern California for their first conference road games of the season. These two games should tell us a lot about our Buffs. One out of two would be a victory, both of them would be time to reassess our expectations for this team.
Colorado Buffaloes at California Golden Bears, Thursday, 9:00 p.m., Comcast Sports Net California: This is a huge test for the Buffs and should tell us a lot about this edition of the Buffaloes. Haas Pavilion is a tough place to play and Colorado struggled mightily on the road in the Big 12 last year. A win here would force the media to take notice of this CU team.
Oregon Ducks at Arizona Wildcats, Saturday, 1:30 p.m., CBS: A road win for Oregon in Tucson would be a huge victory for team, but Arizona is most likely going to be too tough of an out for the Ducks. After a tough loss to UCLA, the Wildcats hope to get two wins this week to stay near the top of the conference rankings.
Colorado Buffaloes at Stanford Cardinal, Saturday, 2:00 p.m., Fox Sports Net: Most likely, this will be an opportunity to earn a crucial road split for Colorado. We will have a better idea of what to expect after Thursday's game, but this should be the easier of the two games this week, but not by much.
A look at each team after the jump...
Colorado Buffaloes - 11-4, 3-0
Last week: Win vs. Washington (87-69), Win vs. Washington State (71-60)
This week: Thu at California, Sat at Stanford
Stanford Cardinal - 13-3, 3-1
Last week: Loss at Oregon (78-67), Win at Oregon State (103-101 4OT)
This week: Thu vs. Utah, Sat vs. Colorado
California Golden Bears - 13-4, 3-1
Last week: Loss at Oregon State (92-85), Win at Oregon (77-60)
This week: Thu vs. Colorado, Sat vs. Utah
Washington Huskies - 9-6, 3-1
Last week: Loss at Colorado (87-69), Win at Utah (57-53)
This week: Tue vs. Seattle, Sun vs. Washington State
Arizona Wildcats - 11-5, 2-1
Last week: Loss at UCLA (65-58), Win at USC (57-46)
This week: Thu vs. Oregon State, Sat vs. Oregon
Oregon Ducks - 11-5, 2-2
Last week: Win vs. Stanford (78-67), Loss vs. California (77-60)
This week: Thu at Arizona State, Sat at Arizona
UCLA Bruins - 9-7, 2-2
Last week: Win vs. Arizona (65-58), Win vs. Arizona State (75-58)
This week: Sun at USC
Arizona St. Sun Devils - 5-10, 1-2
Last week: Win at USC (62-53), Loss at UCLA (75-58)
This week: Thu vs. Oregon, Sat vs. Oregon State
Utah Utes - 4-11, 1-2
Last week: Win vs. Washington State (62-60 OT), Loss vs. Washington (57-53)
This week: Thu at Stanford, Sat at California
Washington St. Cougars - 9-7, 1-3
Last week: Loss at Utah (62-60 OT), Loss at Colorado (71-60)
This week: Sun at Washington
Oregon St. Beavers - 11-5, 1-3
Last week: Win vs. California (92-85), Loss vs. Stanford (103-101 4OT)
This week: Thu at Arizona, Sat at Arizona State
USC Trojans - 5-12, 0-4
Last week: Loss vs. Arizona State (62-53), Loss vs. Arizona (57-46)
This week: Sun vs. UCLA