GAME OF THE WEEK: Stanford at Colorado, Saturday. The Cardinal (8-3) are nonetheless close to the highest of the Pac-12, only a half-game behind UCLA at 4-1. Senior ahead Oscar ds Silva has performed properly all season and was named the Pac-12 participant of the week after averaging 19.8 factors and 11 rebounds in three video games final week. Colorado (9-3, 3-2) equally is led by a senior having a strong season. Guard McKinley Wright IV leads the Buffaloes with 15.4 factors and 5.0 assists per recreation whereas operating their offense. Colorado beat No. 22 Oregon final week and knocked off Utah on Monday after having their recreation Saturday in opposition to Oregon State postponed.
LOOKING AHEAD: Oregon needed to postpone its video games in opposition to Arizona and Arizona State due COVID-19 points. … UCLA has but to lose in Pac-12 play (5-0) and has video games in opposition to the Washington colleges this week. The Bruins have gained three straight since star guard Chris Smith was misplaced for the season with a torn ACL on Dec. 31. … Oregon State returns in opposition to the Arizona colleges after having video games in opposition to Utah and Colorado postponed by coronavirus points final week. … Arizona guard Jemarl Baker will miss the remainder of the season after breaking his wrist in opposition to UCLA final Saturday.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Oregon State’s Warith Alatishe leads the Pac-12 with 8.89 rebounds per recreation. … Cal main scorer Matt Bradley has missed the previous two video games with an ankle harm and might not be able to return this week.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Evan Mobley, USC. The freshman massive man arrived at USC with loads of hype and has lived as much as it up to now. The 7-foot ahead leads the Trojans with 15.8 factors and eight.8 factors per recreation, with 30 blocked photographs.
ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE: Two top-25 groups will face off when No. 10 Oregon performs at No. 11 Arizona on Thursday. The Wildcats are coming off a loss to Washington State, their second in three video games after opening 7-0. … Prime-ranked stanford (10-0, 7-0) performs at Utah on Thursday and Colorado on Saturday because the Cardinal look to stay undefeated. … Arizona State needed to postpone its video games in opposition to the Oregon colleges on account of COVID-19 points.
Compiled by AP Basketball Author John Marshall in Phoenix.
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