2002 Women's Basketball Season Review

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The Pacific-10 Conference ushered in a new era with the inception of the 2002 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament, the league's first on the women's side. The ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils won the inaugural tournament trophy, and with it the league's automatic NCAA Tournament berth. ASU defeated then-No. 2 STANFORD 70-63 in the championship game and went on to tie the school record for wins in a season (25). The Cardinal finished the regular season at 18-0 in Pac-10 play for the fourth time in school history, capturing its second consecutive Conference title and 11th overall. Stanford racked up an impressive32-3 overall record and was ranked as high as second in the nation.

For the third year in a row, six Pac-10 teams saw postseason action, however, just two were part of the 'Big Dance.' It marked the first time since 1995-96 that the Conference sent fewer than four teams to NCAA Tournament play. STANFORD advanced to the NCAA West Regional Semifinals, while ARIZONA STATE reached the NCAA Second Round, playing in the Midwest Region.

Four Pac-10 teams accepted invites to the Women's NIT, playing with a vengeance. WASHINGTON, USC, OREGON STATE and OREGON won their first-round games by an average of 16 points each. Making their third WNIT appearance and first since 1988-89, the Ducks reeled off five straight wins to capture the tournament championship.

2001-02 FINAL PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL STANDINGS


Conference Overall
TEAM W L PCT HOME AWAY W L PCT HOME AWAY NEUT STREAK LAST 10
Stanford-x (NCAA) 18 0 1.000 9-0 9-0 32 3 .914 15-1 13-0 4-2 Lost 1 8-2
Arizona State-y (NCAA) 12 6 .667 8-1 4-5 25 9 .735 13-2 7-6 5-1 Lost 1 7-3
Washington (WNIT) 12 6 .667 7-2 5-4 19 12 .613 12-5 7-7 0-0 Lost 1 6-4
USC (WNIT) 11 7 .611 6-3 5-4 16 14 .533 9-4 6-8 1-2 Lost 1 5-5
Oregon State (WNIT) 11 7 .611 6-4 5-3 17 15 .531 9-7 7-7 1-1 Lost 1 5-5
Oregon(WNIT) 10 8 .556 6-3 4-5 22 13 .629 14-6 6-7 2-0 Won 5 8-2
Arizona 10 8 .556 6-3 4-5 14 14 .500 9-6 5-7 0-1 Lost 1 5-5
UCLA 4 14 .222 2-7 2-7 9 20 .286 4-7 3-12 2-1 Lost 1 4-6
California 2 16 .111 1-8 1-8 7 21 .250 4-11 2-8 1-2 Lost 4 1-9
Washington State 0 18 .000 0-9 0-9 2 27 .069 2-11 0-13 0-3 Lost 24 0-10

x - Pac-10 regular season champion
y - Pac-10 Tournament champion (automatic berth)

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