Pac-10 Women's Teams Start 4-0 in WNIT

March 15, 2002

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PAC-10 TEAMS COMPETE ST. PATTY'S DAY IN WNIT

Pac-10 women's basketball teams are 4-0 in the Postseason Women's NIT heading into Sunday's games in Eugene, Ore., and Seattle... In fact, Pac-10 teams have posted double-digit victories in all four NIT games, winning by an average of 16 points... It's an All-Pac-10 affair on the West Coast, as WASHINGTON (18-11, 12-6) hosts USC (16-13, 11-7) and OREGON (18-13, 10-8) hosts OREGON STATE (17-14, 11-7). Both games are scheduled for Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m... Women of Troy head coach Chris Gobrecht spent 11 seasons at the helm of the Washington program (1986-96), compiling a 243-89 record in Seattle... Expect a rowdy scene in Eugene, as the last Civil War women's basketball tilt at Oregon, back on Jan. 19, 2002, attracted season-high crowd of 6,193 to McArthur Court.

STANFORD and ARIZONA STATE begin their NCAA Tournament action Saturday night, with both games to be televised nationally... The #9 seed Sun Devils take on #8 Wisconsin at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2, while the #2 seed Cardinal host Weber State at 9:06 PT on ESPN.

NCAA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 16
MIDWEST REGION (Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 9 ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 8 Wisconsin, 6:06 p.m. (ESPN2)

WEST REGION (Palo Alto, Calif.)No. 15 Weber State at No. 2 STANFORD, 9:06 p.m. PT (ESPN)

Monday, March 18MIDWEST REGION (Nashville, Tenn.)ARIZONA STATE-Wisconsin winner vs. No. 1 Vanderbilt-No. 16 Oakland winner, 7:36 p.m. CT (ESPN2)

WEST REGION (Palo Alto, Calif.)Weber State-STANFORD winner vs. No. 10 Tulane-No. 7 Colorado State winner, 9:06 p.m. PT (ESPN)

WOMEN'S NIT SCHEDULE

Sunday, March 17USC at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m.
OREGON STATE at OREGON, 1 p.m.

WOMEN'S NIT RESULTS

Wednesday, March 13
USC 72, San Francisco 53
Hoffman-14 pts/7 reb/6 stl, Elmore-14 pts
OREGON 72, St. Mary's 61
Bills-17 pts, Kraayeveld-15 pts/11 reb

Thursday, March 14
WASHINGTON 82, North Texas 61
Payne-14 pts, Autrey-12 pts/6 reb
OREGON STATE 62, Hawaii 50
Ragland-24 pts/7 reb, Chaney-12 pts/10 reb

All times are local to game sites.

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