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Pac-12 Men's Basketball conference schedule will expand to 20 games in 2020–21

More in-conference games for the Conference of Champions.

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The Pac-12 has announced some scheduling changes will be coming to the league in a few years.

The Pac-12 Conference Council and Athletics Directors Committee, on recommendation from the league’s head coaches, approved a change to the format of the men’s basketball schedule at its annual spring meetings on Thursday. The men’s league schedule will increase to 20 games beginning with the 2020–21 season.

”We continually work with our membership to identify strategic initiatives which can lead to future success in Pac-12 Men’s Basketball. We believe moving to a 20-game schedule will lead to more competitive schedules and help our programs and league achieve our goals of enhancing the Pac-12 basketball brand and preparation for postseason play,” said Pac-12 Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Jamie Zaninovich.

These additional games will come at the end of the calendar year to capitalize on students being present on campus, presumably not doing homework or studying for those pesky finals.

By increasing from 18 to 20 Pac-12 games, that means it should be easier to win more conference games than the three we won last season.