Stanford, Arizona State Advance to NCAA 2nd Rounds

March 17, 2002

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STANFORD, ASU ADVANCE TO NCAA 2ND ROUND,
Washington, Oregon Meet in WNIT Quarterfinals

The 'Conference of Champions'� is off to a 6-2 start in women's basketball postseason play, with its only losses to other Pac-10 teams in the Women's NIT... The STANFORD Cardinal (31-2, 18-0) and ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (25-8, 12-6) both advanced to the NCAA Round of 32 and will compete Monday night at their respective regional sites... The #2 seeded Cardinal hosts #10 Tulane (24-10) in West Region action... Stanford is 9-0 at Maples Pavilion in NCAA Tournament second round play. The #9 seed in the Midwest Region, Arizona State takes on host and top seed Vanderbilt (28-6), after dropping #8 Wisconsin 73-70 Saturday night... With the win over the Badgers, the Sun Devils tied a school record for most victories in a season, matching the 1983 team.

Pac-10 teams posted a 4-0 record in first round WNIT games, before squaring off against each other Sunday, Mar. 17... OREGON, OREGON STATE, USC and WASHINGTON all posted double-digit victories in their first-round NIT games, winning by an average of 16 points... Oregon defeated Oregon State (50-48) while Washington downed USC (97-87) to advance to the Women's NIT Quarterfinals this week.

NCAA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Monday, March 18
MIDWEST REGION (Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 9 ARIZONA STATE at No. 1 Vanderbilt, 7:36 p.m. (ESPN2)

Monday, March 18
WEST REGION (Palo Alto, Calif.)
No. 10 Tulane at No. 2 STANFORD, 9:06 p.m. (ESPN)

WOMEN'S NIT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 20
OREGON at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

LAST WEEK'S NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Saturday, March 16
MIDWEST REGION (Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 9 ARIZONA STATE 73, No. 8 Wisconsin 70
Carvalho- 24 pts/8 reb, Johnson- 18 pts/8-12 FG, Levens-14 pts

WEST REGION (Palo Alto, Calif.)
No. 2 STANFORD 76, No. 15 Weber State 51
Powell- 20 pts/11 reb/10 ast, Enghusen- 15 pts/12 reb/5 bl

Monday, March 18
MIDWEST REGION (Nashville, Tenn.)
No. 9 ARIZONA STATE, No. 1 Vanderbilt

WEST REGION (Palo Alto, Calif.)
No. 2 STANFORD, No. 10 Tulane

LAST WEEK'S WNIT 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

Sunday, March 17
WASHINGTON 97, USC 87
OREGON 50, OREGON STATE 48

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