The UCLA Bruins concluded the first half of their Pac-12 Conference college basketball schedule with a home sweep of the Utah Utes and Colorado Buffaloes, improving their conference record to 5-4 and into a sixth place tie with the Arizona Wildcats. The Wildcats welcomed the ESPN Gameday crew to Tucson on Saturday, then suffered a tough two-point loss to the Washington Huskies, who surged into the conference lead with their third consecutive victory.
Whether or not the Huskies remain alone atop the Pac-12 depends on a pair of Sunday contests. Both 6-2 teams, the Oregon Ducks and Cal Bears, host their rivals on Sunday, with Oregon hosting the Oregon State Beavers and Cal hosting the Stanford Cardinal.
|Pac-12 Conference Basketball Standings|
|Team||Conf.||Overall||This Week||Next Week|
|Oregon||6-2||15-5||0-0||at Utah, at Colorado|
|UCLA||5-4||12-9||2-0||at Washington, at WSU|
|Arizona||5-4||14-8||1-1||at Cal, at Stanford|
|Oregon State||3-5||13-7||0-0||at Colorado, at Utah|
|Arizona State||3-6||7-14||1-1||at Stanford, at Cal|
|Washington State||3-6||11-10||0-2||USC, UCLA|
|USC||1-8||6-16||1-1||at WSU, at Washington|
|Through games of January 28|
Washington hosts both Los Angeles schools next weekend, as UCLA and the USC Trojans look to reverse a trend from the first half of the conference season. UCLA is just 1-4 on the road in the Pac-12 while USC is 0-4 away from home in conference play.