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This Week In Pac-12 Basketball - Stanford Will Be Tested While Everyone Else Coasts

A weekly look at the upcoming slate in Pac-12 basketball.

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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

Stanford Cardinal at N.C. State Wolfpack, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., ESPN2: Stanford will carry the mantle for the Pac-12 conference with the only decent match-ups during this slow week leading up to Christmas. The Cardinal, currently sitting at three losses face a Wolfpack team that has disappointed so far, but still has a ton of talent.
Stanford Cardinal at Northwestern Wildcats, Friday, 7:00 p.m., Big Ten Network: In the second of big road contests for Stanford this week they take on Wildcat team with a road win over the Baylor Bears. At least we will know a lot more about Stanford by this weekend.
Arizona St. Sun Devils at Texas Tech Red Raiders, Saturday, 12:00 p.m.: Arizona State surprisingly sits at 9-2 with their only losses coming to #14 Creighton and DePaul. They have yet to play a true road game yet however until this match-up in Lubbock against a team coming off an awful loss to McNeese State.

Full schedule...

Arizona Wildcats - 8-0, 0-0
Last week: Win vs. #5 Florida (65-64)
This week: Tue vs. Oral Roberts, Sat vs East Tennessee State

Oregon Ducks - 9-1, 0-0
Last week: Win vs. Nebraska (60-38)
This week: Wed at UTEP, Sat vs. Houston Baptist

Arizona St. Sun Devils - 9-2, 0-0
Last week: Loss vs. DePaul (78-61), Win vs. Dartmouth (61-42)
This week: Sat at Texas Tech

Colorado Buffaloes - 8-2, 0-0
Last week: Win at Fresno State (50-43)
This week: Fri vs. Northern Arizona

Oregon St. Beavers - 7-2, 0-0
Last week: Win at Portland State (79-74), Win vs. Chicago State (87-77)
This week: Wed vs. Howard, Sat vs. San Diego

Stanford Cardinal - 7-3, 0-0
Last week: Win vs. UC-Davis (75-52)
This week: Tue at #25 N.C. State, Fri at Northwestern

UCLA Bruins - 7-3, 0-0
Last week: Win vs. Prairie View A&M (95-53)
This week: Tue vs. Long Beach State, Sat vs. Fresno State

California Golden Bears - 6-3, 0-0
Last week: Loss vs. #16 Creighton (74-64)
This week: Tue vs. UC-Santa Barbara, Sat vs. Prairie View A&M

Utah Utes - 6-3, 0-0
Last week: Win vs. Boise State (76-55), Loss at Brigham Young (61-58)
This week: Wed vs. SMU, Fri vs. Cal State-Northridge

Washington St. Cougars - 7-4, 0-0
Last week: Win vs. Jackson State
This week: Fri vs. Buffalo

Washington Huskies - 6-4, 0-0
Last week: Win at Seattle (87-74), Win vs. Jackson State (75-67)
This week: Thu vs. Cal-Poly, Sat vs. Northern Illinois

USC Trojans - 4-6, 0-0
Last week: Win vs. UC-Riverside (70-26)
This week: Thu vs. UC-Irvine, Sat at Georgia

By Jon Woods