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Pac-12 Men’s Basketball releases reorganized inaugural 20-game 2020-21 league schedule

(San Francisco, CA)  The Pac-12 Conference has announced weekly matchups and site designations for the league’s inaugural 20-game men’s basketball schedule in 2020-21. Additionally, several previously announced December game dates have been adjusted to allow for flexibility in non-conference scheduling.

The announcement reflects the games being played and the home/away designations each week of the Pac-12 regular season. Specific dates and times for each game within a week will be announced after selections by the league’s television partners are finalized. All 120 Conference games will be televised by either Pac-12 Network, ESPN/2/U, FOX/FS1 or CBS.

The Conference received approval to move to a 20-game format in May 2019, and announced original dates for the additional two games in December 2019. However, due to the NCAA’s shift in season start date to Nov. 25, programs were allowed to reach mutually agreeable dates for the previously scheduled league games. In total, five of the original 12 dates were moved to allow for flexibility in non-league scheduling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The remainder of league play will resume the week of Dec. 30 and conclude March 6 or 7 ahead of the 2021 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas from March 10-13.

All basketball competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee health and safety recommendations and guidelines, as previously announced on September 24 when the Pac-12 CEO Group voted to resume football, basketball and winter sport seasons. The weekly matchups have been designed to allow for flexibility should a need arise for rescheduled contests.

Three Pac-12 teams – ARIZONA STATE, OREGON and UCLA – appear on several national media outlets’ early top 25 rankings for the 2020-21 campaign, while ARIZONA, STANFORD and the Sun Devils bring in top-15 recruiting classes and USC welcomes the nation’s No. 2 college signee in Evan Mobley.

Mobley is one of three McDonald’s All-Americans set to join the Conference this coming season along with ASU’s Josh Christopher and Stanford’s Ziaire Williams.

Six All-Conference and two All-Defensive Team selections from last season are slated to return for 2020-21 – the eight returning all-league picks being the most to return to the Conference since its record-setting 2015-16 campaign. Additionally, six NBA Draft early-entry candidates elected to return to Pac-12 programs – First Team All-Conference performers Remy Martin (ASU), Chris Smith (UCLA) and McKinley Wright IV (COLORADO), Second Team honorees Timmy Allen (UTAH) and Matt Bradley(CALIFORNIA), and reigning Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year Alonzo Verge Jr. (ASU). Stanford’s Oscar da Silva (First Team) and Bryce Wills (All-Defensive) round out the returning All-Conference performers.

PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL 2020-21 CONFERENCE ADDED DECEMBER GAMES
Wed., Dec. 2, 2020
– Colorado at Arizona; Oregon State at Washington State
Thurs., Dec. 3, 2020 – Arizona State at California; Washington at Utah
Sat., Dec. 5, 2020 – Washington State at Colorado
Sun., Dec. 6, 2020 – California at UCLA
Sat., Dec. 12, 2020 – Oregon at Washington*
Sun., Dec. 13, 2020 – Stanford at USC*
Sat., Dec. 19, 2020 – Arizona at Stanford
Sun., Dec. 20, 2020 – USC at Oregon State*
Tues., Dec. 22, 2020 – Utah at Arizona State*
Wed., Dec. 23, 2020 – UCLA at Oregon*
* – Adjusted from original date

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PAC-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL 2020-21 CONFERENCE WEEKLY MATCHUPS

Week of Dec. 30-Jan. 3
Arizona/Arizona State at Washington/Washington State
California/Stanford at Oregon/Oregon State
Colorado/Utah at UCLA/USC

Week of Jan. 6-10
Oregon/Oregon State at Colorado/Utah
UCLA/USC at Arizona/Arizona State
Washington/Washington State at California/Stanford

Week of Jan. 13-17
Arizona/Arizona State at Oregon/Oregon State
California/Stanford at Colorado/Utah
Washington/Washington State at UCLA/USC

Week of Jan. 20-24
Arizona at Arizona State
Colorado/Utah at Washington/Washington State
Oregon State at Oregon
UCLA/USC at California/Stanford

Week of Jan. 27-31
California/Stanford at Arizona/Arizona State
Oregon/Oregon State at UCLA/USC
Utah at Colorado
Washington State at Washington

Week of Feb. 3-7
Arizona/Arizona State at Colorado/Utah
Stanford at California
UCLA at USC
Washington/Washington State at Oregon/Oregon State

Week of Feb. 10-14
Colorado/Utah at California/Stanford
Oregon/Oregon State at Arizona/Arizona State
UCLA/USC at Washington/Washington State

Week of Feb. 17-21
Arizona/Arizona State at UCLA/USC
California/Stanford at Washington/Washington State
Colorado/Utah at Oregon/Oregon State

Week of Feb. 24-28
Oregon/Oregon State at California/Stanford
UCLA/USC at Colorado/Utah
Washington/Washington State at Arizona/Arizona State

Week of March 6/7
Arizona State at Arizona
California at Stanford
Colorado at Utah
Oregon at Oregon State
USC at UCLA
Washington at Washington State

 

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Press Release Courtesy of the PAC-12 Conference 

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