Posted on January 13, 2021
Statistical Pac-12 Basketball Season Notes
Oscar da Silva leads the Pac-12 in scoring this season with 19.8 points per game. In Stanford’s five conference games, that number jumps to 21.4 points per game.
For the season, da Silva is scoring a Pac-12-best 25.2 points per 40 minutes played. The reigning Pac-12 player of the week is averaging 25.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks over his last three games while shooting 58.0% from the floor.
The only player that has been hotter in Pac-12 play is Oregon’s Chris Duarte. The senior is leading the conference with 21.6 points per game in conference play while collecting a league-leading 3.2 steals per game in Pac-12 contests.
Since the calendar turned over to 2021, Duarte is averaging 25.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.3 steals per game while connecting on 50% of his three-point attempts.
Evan Mobley is tied for third in the nation with 1.67 blocked shots per foul committed. Mobley has been a rim protector for the Trojans leading the conference with 3.0 blocked shots per game, the seventh most in the nation.
As a team the Trojans are currently averaging 6.3 blocked shots per game, the second most in the nation. While blocking 10.0% of opponent’s shots on the year the sixth highest rate in the country.
The Trojans stepped out of conference for a Tuesday affair, narrowly winning an overtime battle with UC-Riverside, which had been seeing just 3.8% of their own shots get blocked this season, 45th-best in the nation.
Oregon State has also been protecting the rim with a blocked shot rate of 8.3% on the season the, 24th best in the nation. The Beavers have really excelled at sharing the ball.
OSU is third in the nation with an assist rate of 66.5% on the season, and the Beavs had a 70.1% assist rate the last time they played vs Stanford. On the other end of the spectrum is Washington.
The Huskies currently rank 336th in the nation with an assist rate of 39.6% on the season and only got an assist on 36.6% of their made field goals against Cal.
On Monday night Colorado used a strong second half to knock off Utah. The Buffs outscored the Utes by 17 points after halftime, limiting Utah to 21 points in the stanza.
On the season, Colorado is allowing just 30.9 points per game in the second half, the 11th-fewest points allowed nationally in the final 20 minutes.
Oregon has won 28 consecutive home games, tied for the third longest active streak in the nation. This is the-second-longest win streak at Matthew Knight Arena the Ducks have had since 2015.
Oregon ripped off 46 consecutive home court wins from January 2015 through December of 2017. This dominance has led UO to the second-highest home court win percentage among Power-6 schools (P5+Big East) since the start of the 2015-16 season.
Oregon has an 87-7 mark inside of MKA during that time. The .926-win percentage trails only Kansas who have gone 80-6 (.930) at Allen Fieldhouse during the same period. UCLA has also put together a nice home court win streak taking their last 13-games played at Pauley Pavilion.
Arizona enters the week with the nation’s 12th highest total rebound rate at 56.6%. The Wildcats have gotten 34.7% of the offensive rebounds available to them for the 19th-highest rate in the country.
That offensive rebound mark has helped contribute to Arizona getting an average of 6.8 more scoring chances per game than opponents are getting, tied for the 20th most in the nation.
Statistical Notes for This Week’s Games
Arizona/ASU at Oregon/OSU
UPDATE: Oregon’s game with Arizona and Arizona State have been postponed.
As mentioned above the Ducks carried a 28-game home court win streak into this week’s action, had it occurred. Arizona State has never won inside the building as Oregon is 7-0 all-time vs. the Sun Devils in Matthew Knight Arena. ASU’s last win in Eugene came in 2010.
Overall, the Ducks have claimed 11 of the last 13 over Arizona State. The Ducks are 6-1 all-time vs Arizona in MKA, and the Ducks have claimed each of the last five games in the series, and the last four played in Eugene.
Three of the last five between the Ducks and Wildcats have gone into overtime, including both games last season, which were a pair of one-point wins for Oregon.
Arizona has gone 14-2 in their last 16 vs. Oregon State, and have won three of their last four trips to Corvallis. The Beavers did get the better of the Cats last season at Gill Coliseum, winning 82-65.
Arizona State has won four in a row over Oregon State and have taken the last two played at Gill. The Sun Devils have gone 18-5 in their last 23 games vs. Oregon State.
Washington/WSU at USC/UCLA
Southern Cal is coming off their first road sweep of the Arizona schools since 1985 and their first 2-0 Pac-12 road trip since 2007. Following their Tuesday evening overtime win over UC-Riverside, the Trojans will host Washington.
The Huskies have taken four of the last five in the series, but the Trojans have won five of the last six played in the Galen Center. USC has won eight in a row over Washington State, and the last four over the Cougars at home. WSU’s last win in the series was a 70-66 triumph in Los Angeles in February of 2015.
UCLA currently owns a 13-game home-court win streak, and the Bruins have won their last seven at Pauley Pavilion over the Cougars and Huskies. UCLA has won five straight at home over Washington State and have taken the last three from Washington in Pauley Pavilion.
The Bruins are 10-3 in their last 13 vs. UW, and have taken 15 of the last 20 from WSU.
Cal/Stanford at Colorado/Utah
Utah is 22-14 all-time vs. Stanford and have taken five of the last seven matchups. The Utes have won their last five over Stanford in the John Huntsman Center.
The Cardinal will be looking for their first win in Salt Lake City since January of 2013. Cal will be looking for their first win at Utah since 2013 as well. Utah is 6-3 in the last nine meetings with the Bears.
Colorado has gone 5-2 vs Cal since the 2016-17 season, with the Buffs taking the last four meetings at the Colorado Events Center. Colorado is 10-2 vs. Stanford since the start of the 2012-13 season.
The Buffs have won their last six over the Cardinal in Boulder, with Stanford’s last win in the CEC coming in 2012.
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