Husky Women Earn No. 2 Seed In 2003 Pac-10 Tournament

March 1, 2003

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Washington women's basketball has earned the No. 2 seed in the 2003 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament to be held March 7-10, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., the conference announced Saturday.

Washington (21-6, 13-5) will play its first round game Sat, March 8, at 11 a.m. and will face the winner of the No. 7 USC vs. No. 10 Washington State game played Fri., March 7 at 6:30 p.m. The Huskies ended the regular season in a tie for second-place in the Pac-10 standings with Arizona, but received the No. 2 seed by virtue of a tie-breaker.

Both UW and Arizona split their own series and had identical head-to-head records with the other eight conference teams, therefore Washington was granted the higher seed having the better overall record. Arizona ended the regular season 20-7 overall. The Huskies swept both its season series with USC and Washington State.

The USC vs. Washington State matchup kicks off the tournament, Fri., March 7, followed by No. 8 Arizona State vs. No. 9 California at 8:45 p.m. The final three games of the tournament will be televised by Fox Sports Net including both semifinal games Sunday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., followed by the championship Monday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.

This is the second-straight year that Washington has been the No. 2 seed to the Pac-10 Tournament. Last year the second-seeded Huskies were ousted by No. 7 Oregon, 78-64, in their first and only game of the inaugural tournament held at McArthur Court in Eugene, Ore.

The Huskies culminated the regular season this afternoon with a sound 73-49 victory over in-state rival Washington State. Washington finished tied for second in the Pac-10 standings for the second-straight year, but its 13 conference victories were the most-ever under head coach June Daugherty. The Huskies also reached 21-wins in the regular season for the first time since 1995 when they won 23 under Chris Gobrecht.

PAC-10 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
HP Pavilion, San Jose, Calif.

Fri., Mar. 7
Game 1: No. 7 USC vs. No 10 Washington State, 6:30 p.m.
Game 2: No. 8 Arizona State vs. No. 9 California, 8:45 p.m.

Sat., Mar, 8
Game 3: No. 2 Washington vs. Winner 7/10, 11:00 a.m.
Game 4: No. 3 Arizona vs. No. 6 Oregon State, 1:15 p.m.
Game 5: No. 1 Stanford vs. Winner 8/9, 5:00 p.m.
Game 6: No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 5 Oregon, 7:15 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 9
Game 7: Game 3 win vs. 3/6 win, 12:30 p.m., FOX Sports Net
Game 8: Game 5 win vs. 4/5 win, 3 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)

Mon., Mar. 10
Game 9: Championship Game, 7:30 p.m., FOX Sports Net

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