PULLMAN- The Pac-12 announced the men’s basketball pairings on Monday, giving fans a rough outlook on what the upcoming conference schedule will be like. The exact days and times aren’t pinned down yet but the weeks and which school will be hosting is decided.
The University of Washington and Washington State University are paired, giving them the same opponents every week. The Pac-12 has done this to keep teams from traveling too much, each school has a companion school nearby.
The two Washington schools are paired, as are the two Oregon and two Arizona schools. The two Los Angeles schools are in a pair, the northern California schools are paired, Cal and Stanford, and the final pairing is Utah and Colorado, the Mountain schools.
The Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars will host and be on the road the same weeks against other pairs. This marks the last season the Pac-12 will have an 18 game season, as it will be expanding to 20 games in the 2020-2021 season. With only 18 games, that leaves the Washington schools only playing the Oregon and Mountain schools once.
The Cougars and Huskies will open at home against the L.A schools before hitting the road for the Nor-Cal schools. Then they’ll travel home to host the Oregon schools before heading back out on the road to take on the Mountain schools. They’ll host the Arizona schools before traveling to L.A followed by home games against the Nor-Cal schools and finally finishing up in Arizona.
The Cougars will host the Huskies in Week 6 and the Huskies will host the Cougars in Week 9.
Below is a the full Pac-12 schedule: