There are some familiar faces to watch in the conference this season.
The Pac-10, the league’s conference with the worst record in the country, has a few familiar faces in its roster.
The conference’s top five players have already appeared in all 15 games this season, with four coming on a line with sophomore point guard Ryan Hartman (Utah) and sophomore guard Sam Dekker (Utah State).
They’ll have three other players in their backcourt, including junior forward Dario Saric (Arizona) and senior guard De’Aaron Fox (Utah).
Both Saric and Fox were ranked No. 4 and No. 3 in the preseason AP poll, respectively, while Dekker and Hartman were No. 5 and No 1.
Both Sarics and Fox are also coming off of solid seasons, averaging 17.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
The duo is averaging 7.4 rebounds per game and 1.3 steals per game, respectively.
The rest of the Pac 10 roster, which includes three-star freshmen forward Samaje Perine (Utah), junior forward Alex Poythress (Oregon) and four-star center Josh Jackson (California), should be very similar.
The Ducks are averaging 19.2 points per game with Perine, 9.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest.
The Rams are averaging 18.2 rebounds per contest with Poystress and 17.7 points per contest, while the Ducks are hitting at a similar pace.
The Golden Bears have four starters returning from last season, including senior guard Josh Perkins (Utah and Arizona), junior guard Justin Jackson (Arizona), junior center Sam Black (Utah St.) and four sophomores.
They have two seniors and one redshirt sophomore.
The Bears are averaging 14.3 points per Game with Perkins and 10.9 points per outing with Jackson.
The Utes have the second-best scoring offense in the nation at 31.5 points per trip, but they’ve been shut out by Utah.
The Rams have scored at least 30 points in three of their last four games, including a 40-point outburst against Arizona State.
The Cardinal have been the top team in the polls all season, averaging a 10-2 record.
The team has been in a playoff race with the No. 1 ranked team in its conference and the No .
6 team in Pac-11 history.
The Cardinal are coming off a 25-win season, the fourth-best in school history.
The Ducks and Bears have won three of the last four meetings in the series.
The Cougars are coming into the matchup on a four-game winning streak against Arizona.