The Pac-12 announced Thursday that the conference will roll with a 20-game men’s basketball season for 2020-21, but the women will play 22 conference games—a double round robin.
This marks the first time the Pac-12 will play more than 18 conference games, a change that was already going into effect before the coronavirus pandemic (though the women were supposed to play 20 games just like the men).
The specific schedule models and television broadcast details will be announced a later date, but the Arizona men’s team’s original 20-game conference schedule was supposed to look like this:
- Home: ASU, COLO, ORE, OSU, STAN, UCLA, USC, WASH, WSU, CAL
- Road: ASU, COLO, ORE, OSU, STAN, UCLA, USC, WASH, WSU, UTAH
Note that Utah and Cal are only on the schedule once.
There was talk that the men and women’s team could travel together this season to cut costs, but this news seems to make that proposal unlikely.