This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball
Dec. 26, 2006
2006-07 STANDINGS1. Stanford, 2-0, 1.000; 7-3, .700 Washington, 2-0, 1.000; 9-4, .6923. Arizona State, 1-0, 1.000; 11-1, .9174. California, 1-1, .500; 9-2, .818 Oregon, 1-1, .500; 8-3, .727 UCLA, 1-1, .500; 7-7, .500 Washington State, 1-1, .500; 5-7, .4178. Arizona, 0-1, .000; 6-7, .4629. USC, 0-2, .000; 6-6, .500 Oregon State, 0-2, .000; 4-5, .444
**Through all games of Sat., Dec. 23**
Mon., Dec. 1810/11 ARIZONA STATE 61, Texas Tech 45Orsillo-16 pts/6 reb; January-8 pts/4 ast
Fresno State 69, ARIZONA 60Hollingsworth-19 pts/8 reb; Njonkou-15 pts/13 reb
Wed., Dec. 20UCLA 77, 15/16 CALIFORNIA 68 (OT)Livingston-16 pts/10 reb; Hampton-27 pts/8 reb
14/15 STANFORD 62, USC 46Smith-14 pts/12 reb/7 ast; Murphy-22 pts/7 reb/4 stl
Thurs., Dec. 21WASHINGTON 60, OREGON 56Hicks-18 pts/8 reb; Haring-18 pts/8-16 FG
WASHINGTON STATE 58, OREGON STATE 41Benz-12 pts/7 reb; Nash-18 pts/7 reb
Fri., Dec. 2214/15 STANFORD 68, UCLA 59Harmon-14 pts/7-12 FG; Quinn-18 pts/8 reb
15/16 CALIFORNIA 62, USC 53Walker-17 pts/13 reb; Murphy-17 pts/4 stl
10/10 ARIZONA STATE 89, ARIZONA 62Westerberg-20 pts/10-12 FT; Njonkou-14 pts/7 reb
Sat., Dec. 23WASHINGTON 71, OREGON STATE 67 (OT)Plouffe-20 pts/8-15 FG; Nash-27 pts/8 reb
OREGON 66, WASHINGTON STATE 55Haring-20 pts/5 reb; Stotler-14 pts/5 reb
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thurs., Dec. 28*ARIZONA at STANFORD, 7 p.m. PTSeries: 37-6 (STAN) Last Meeting: 77-50 (STAN)
*ARIZONA STATE at CALIFORNIA, 7 p.m. PTSeries: 22-19 (CAL) Last Meeting: 62-43 (ASU)
OREGON STATE vs. Texas (1), 8 p.m. PT
Fri., Dec 29*UCLA at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m. PTSeries: 34-6 (UCLA) Last Meeting: 77-50 (UCLA)
*USC at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. PTSeries: 26-18 (WASH) Last Meeting: 70-67 (USC)
Sat., Dec. 30*ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. PTSeries: 29-11 (ARIZ) Last Meeting: 73-56 (CAL)
*ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD (FSN), 5 p.m. PTSeries: 36-6 (STAN) Last Meeting: 62-59 (ASU)
BYU at OREGON, 7 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE at Surf-N-Slam Tournament (1), TBA
Sun., Dec. 31*UCLA at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m. PTSeries: 25-15 (WASH) Last Meeting: 83-75 (UCLA)
*USC at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 noon PTSeries: 30-11 (USC) Last Meeting: 75-67 (USC)
Key(1) Surf-N-Slam Tournament; San Diego, Calif.
All times are local to site.
CONFERENCE WEEKLY NOTES
PAC-10 PLAY UNDERWAY
The first round of Pac-10 play got underway last week as traditional rivals ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE faced off in Tempe ... The Sun Devils got the best of the Wildcats, 89-62, but other Pac-10 road teams fared a bit better ... STANFORD headed to Southern California for a road sweep over the LA schools, while WASHINGTON also went 2-0 in its Conference opening series ... CALIFORNIA, OREGON, UCLA and WASHINGTON STATE all earned splits in their two games.
Oregon and OREGON STATE will take this week off from Conference play to pick up some additional non-conference games, as the Ducks will play host to BYU on Sat., Dec. 30 and the Beavers will compete in the Surf-N-Slam Tournament in San Diego, Calif., taking on Texas on Thurs., Dec. 30 ... The two teams have this week available on their schedules because they play their rival games in somewhat non-traditional fashion, a Wednesday-Sunday series in late January.
IN THE POLLS
Three Pac-10 teams are ranked in this week's Associated Press and USA Today Top-25 polls, as Arizona State comes in at No. 10/11, followed by Stanford at No. 14/15 and California at No. 18/19 ... Washington also received votes in both polls for the second week in a row.
Pac-10 teams have been hit hard by the injury bug this season with a handful of players seeing limited playing time, while others are out for the remainder of the year ... JR G Candice Wiggins sat out of both Stanford games down in LA this past week ... She is recovering from a hamstring sprain and remains day-to-day ... In more positive news, Washington JR G Dominique Banks made her season debut against Oregon last Thursday as she missed the first 11 games having undergone surgery to repair stress fractures in both legs ... Banks averaged 7.2 points and 4.1 rebounds as a sophomore for the Huskies.
An interesting series highlights the docket this week as Arizona State travels to the Bay Area to take on two ranked teams in Stanford and California ... The 10th-ranked Sun Devils were swept on this road trip last year, dropping a close 66-64 game with the Bears, only to suffer an 84-78 loss to the Cardinal two days later ... ASU repaid the favor when the pair traveled to the desert, posting a 62-59 win and a 62-43 victory over Stanford and Cal, respectively ... These three teams are expected to figure heavily in this season's Pac-10 championship conversation so the stakes of this first round series are high ... FSN will televise the Stanford-ASU matchup live from Maples Pavilion on Sat., Dec. 30, tip-off at 5 p.m. PT.
Oregon State SR G Casey Nash continues to light things up for the Beavers as she scored a career-best 27 points on a stellar 13-of-16 shooting night against UW ... Nash has reached double figures in scoring in every game of the season and has surpassed the 20-point barrier six times ... Washington SR G Cameo Hicks also had an impressive week as she averaged team-highs of 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds ... Hicks notched her first double-double of the season with 19 points and a season-high 11 rebounds in the 71-67 overtime win over Oregon State on Saturday.
ARIZONA (0-1, 6-7)
Arizona dropped a nine-point decision to Fresno State on Monday, 69-60, and was defeated by 10/10 Arizona State on Friday, 89-62, to bring its overall record to 6-7, 0-1 in Pac-10 play ... SO F Amina Njonkou had a solid week off the bench, picking up her second career double-double in a 15-point, 13-rebound night against Fresno State ... She also tied for the team-high with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting against the Sun Devils ... The Wildcats have been somewhat cold as of late, shooting just 26 percent in the first half against ASU, hitting on seven of their 27 attempts ... The road does not get any easier for UA as it will next head to the Bay Area to take on two ranked teams in Stanford on Thurs., Dec. 28 and California on Sat., Dec. 30 ... The Wildcats were victorious the last time they played in Haas Pavilion, claiming an 80-76 victory, one of just three Pac-10 wins in 2005-06 ... Watch for SR G Joy Hollingsworth as she continues to lead Arizona in scoring, ranking seventh in the Conference with a 16.1 points per game average.
ARIZONA STATE (1-0, 11-1)
Arizona State is riding a seven game winning streak as it posted two victories over the week, including a 61-45 defeat of Texas Tech on Monday, followed by an 89-62 defeat of Conference foe Arizona on Friday ... The Sun Devils improve to 11-1 overall, 1-0 in league action ... Playing in just the second ever outdoor women's basketball game, rain called the Texas Tech contest early, but it didn't put a damper on the victory as SO G Danielle Orsillo drained 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting to lead all scorers ... Orsillo finished second to SR F Emily Westerberg who put up 20 points against the Wildcats, besting Orsillo's 17, which helped name her the Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Orsillo has averaged 14.8 points in her last six games, which leads ASU during that span ... In those six games, she has connected on .561 percent of her shots and has accomplished all of this despite coming off the bench in all six games ... Westerberg's 20 points on 5-of-9 shooting brings her season total-to-date to four games where she has hit the 20-point plateau ... The Sun Devils have a big week ahead of them as they take to the road to face 18/19 California on Thurs., Dec. 28 and 14/15 Stanford on Sat., Dec. 30 ... The game with the Cardinal will be televised live on FSN ... ASU's Conference-leading offense (79.0 ppg) will be going head-to-head with two of the stronger defensive teams in the Pac-10, making for two good matchups with potential championship implications.
CALIFORNIA (1-1, 9-2)
The Golden Bears split on the road last week, dropping a 77-68 overtime game with UCLA on Wednesday, but rebounding to put away USC on Friday, 62-53 ... California returns home with a 9-2 overall mark, 1-1 in Pac-10 play ... SO F/C Devanei Hampton had a massive week, posting a career-high 27 points in the game with the Bruins ... In the Bears' triumph over USC, she tallied 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal ... The Bay Area-native tends to get amped for the UCLA series as she has averaged 23.5 ppg and 12.0 rpg in four games against the Bruins during her career ... SO F/C Ashley Walker picked up her fourth double-double of the season against the Women of Troy, posting 17 points and 13 rebounds, while going 11-for-12 from the free throw line ... The 77 points given up against UCLA was the highest for a Cal opponent this season ... The Bears' defense against USC was much more characteristic, as they held the Trojans to a 29.7 percent shooting night (19-of-64), including a 6-for-27 mark from downtown (22.2%) ... California resumes play on Thurs., Dec. 28 when it takes on 10/11 Arizona State, followed by a Sat., Dec. 30 game with Arizona.
OREGON (1-1, 8-3)
Oregon split its home series with the Washington schools, picking up an 11-point win over the Cougars on Saturday, 66-55, after having dropped a tough 60-56 loss to the Huskies on Thursday ... SR F Eleanor Haring continues to dominate, leading the team in scoring in both games, picking up 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting against Washington and notching her second 20-point game of the season in a 9-for-17 night against Washington State ... Haring has recorded 20 or more points four times in her career ... The win by UO over the Cougars snapped an eight-game losing streak against Pac-10 teams and seven-game streak in Pac-10 play ... FR G Taylor Lilley, who has been out with a broken left hand, is likely to see action Sat., Dec. 30 against BYU ... The non-conference game against the Cougars will be at Mac Court and it will mark the final regular season non-conference game for the Ducks.
OREGON STATE (0-2, 4-5)
Despite the hot hand of SR G Casey Nash, Oregon State could not pick up a win over the week, losing 58-41 to Washington State on Thursday, followed by a 71-67 overtime defeat to Washington on Saturday ... Nash led the Beavers in scoring in both games last week, including a 27-point afternoon against the Huskies that saw her go 13-for-16 from the floor, while picking up eight rebounds ... Nash has reached double figures in scoring in every game of the season and has surpassed the 20-point barrier six times, which paces all players in the Pac-10 ... Her 21.3 ppg also ranks atop the league ... Oregon State takes a break from Conference play to face Texas on Thurs., Dec. 28 in the Surf-N-Slam Tournament in San Diego, Calif. ... The Beavers will play again on Sat., Dec. 30 against Holy Cross or San Diego.
STANFORD (2-0, 7-3)
Stanford looks to be gaining some momentum as it picked up two Conference wins over the week to bring its winning streak to five games, moving atop the league standings at 2-0, 7-3 overall ... The Cardinal defeated USC in convincing fashion, 62-46 on Wednesday, and took care of UCLA, 68-59 two days later ... FR G JJ Hones was solid at the point, looking wiser than her years indicate ... Hones had back-to-back 11-point games, dishing out four assists and picking up three steals, while committing zero turnovers against the Women of Troy ... She played 39 minutes against the Bruins, handing out five assists and picking up a block and a steal ... Hones ranks atop the league in assist/turnover ratio with a 3.54 mark, and is looking more comfortable in her new-found, challenging role ... JR G Candice Wiggins remains day-to-day as she is nursing a hamstring injury ... Wiggins, who sat out both games over the week, missed the first two games of her career, snapping a streak of 77 consecutive games played ... Wiggins ranks sixth in the league with a 16.4 scoring average ... The Cardinal will return home for a two-game Conference series, taking on Arizona on Thurs., Dec. 28 and Arizona State on Sat., Dec. 30 ... Stanford has been more than dominant at home, compiling a 169-11 mark against Pac-10 foes during head coach Tara VanDerveer's tenure ... Further, Stanford has won 73 of its previous 78 games at Maples Pavilion.
UCLA (1-1, 7-7)
UCLA picked up its second-straight home overtime win over California as it defeated the 15/16 Golden Bears, 77-68 on Wednesday, followed by a 68-59 loss to 14/15 Stanford on Friday ... The Bruins are 7-7 overall, 1-1 in league standings ... SR G Noelle Quinn was stellar last week, leading all players with 18 points and eight rebounds against the Cardinal, while racking up 12 points and a game-high seven assists against the Bears ... Six Bruins scored in double digits in Wednesday's win, including SR F Amanda Livingston who picked up her fourth career double-double in a 16-point, 10-rebound outing ... Also notching a double-double was SO C Chinyere Ibekwe who secured 13 points and 12 rebounds, including four offensive ... UCLA will hit the road this week for a Fri., Dec. 29 game at Washington State and a Sun., Dec. 31 contest at Washington.
USC (0-2, 6-6)
USC dropped to 6-6 overall, 0-2 in Pac-10 play following its Conference opening series in which the Women of Troy lost a tough 62-46 game to 14/15 Stanford on Wednesday, followed by a close 62-53 defeat to 15/16 California two days later ... SR G Shay Murphy continues to lead her team, averaging 19.5 points and 5.5 rebounds over the two-game stretch ... SR C Chloé Kerr was solid down-low, as well, averaging 10.5 points and eight rebounds ... Both Murphy and Kerr have scored in double figures for 37 and 14 straight games, respectively ... USC continues to pace the Conference in all of the following categories: free throw percentages (.755), 3-point field goal percentage defense (.278), rebounding offense (42.0), and 3-point field goals made (5.42) ... USC next faces Washington on Fri., Dec. 29 and Washington State on Sun., Dec. 31 ... The Trojans are 18-26 all-time against the Huskies and 30-11 all-time against the Cougars.
WASHINGTON (2-0, 9-4)
Washington is tied for first in the Pac-10 with a 2-0 mark to begin the first round of Conference play ... The Huskies, 9-4 overall, picked up two road victories last week, including a 60-56 win over Oregon on Thursday, before eeking out a 71-67 overtime win against Oregon State on Saturday ... SR G Cameo Hicks averaged team-highs of 18.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, as she helped guide UW to its first road sweep at the Oregon schools since the 2002-03 season ... Hicks notched her first double-double of the season, fourth of her career, with 19 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against OSU ... JR F/C Andrea Plouffe had a team-high 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the floor on Saturday ... The Huskies are averaging 73.8 ppg, which ranks second in the league ... JR G Dominique Banks, a returning starter from last year who averaged 7.2 points and 4.1 rebounds as a sophomore, returned to the court last week after she had surgery on both her legs in the off-season ... Banks recorded seven points in 12 minutes off the bench on Thursday ... Next up, UW will return home for a series with the LA schools, taking on USC on Fri., Dec. 29 and UCLA on Sun., Dec. 31.
WASHINGTON STATE (1-1, 5-7)
Washington State earned a split against the Oregon schools, notching a 58-41 win over Oregon State on Thursday, followed by a tough 66-55 loss to Oregon on Saturday ... The Cougars are 1-1 in league play, 5-7 overall ... Thursday's victory was the first win over Oregon State since the 2003 season and the first win in Corvallis since Feb. 14, 1999 when the Cougars defeated the Beavers, 75-67 ... SR F Kate Benz went 5-for-9 from the floor, picking up 12 points and seven rebounds in the win ... FR F Marisa Stotler added 10 points and five rebounds ... For the week, Stotler averaged 12 points and five rebounds, while shooting 60 percent from the floor (12-of-20) ... SO G Amanda DuRocher was 4-for-8 from 3-point land against the Ducks, collecting 12 points in the process ... It was DuRocher's first double figure scoring output of the season ... Next up, Washington State will face UCLA on Fri., Dec. 29 and USC on Sun., Dec. 31.
ARIZONA STATE SOPHOMORE GUARD DANIELLE ORSILLONAMED U.S. BANK PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--ARIZONA STATE sophomore guard Danielle Orsillo has been named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for Dec. 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Orsillo, a native of Oroville, Calif., averaged 16.5 points, five rebounds, one assist and 2.5 steals in two games as the Sun Devils defeated Texas Tech and Arizona. On the week, she shot 77.8 percent from the field (14-of-18) and 71.4 percent (5-of-7) from the foul line.
In the 61-45 win over Texas Tech in the Hoops for Health Classic presented by Shaklee, which was the second ever women's college basketball game to be played outdoors, Orsillo led ASU in scoring with 16 points on 7-of-8 (.875). She also added a career-best six rebounds and tied a career best with three steals against the Lady Raiders.
In Friday's Pac-10 opener, the Sun Devils bested their traditional rival, 89-62, as Orsillo was ASU's second-leading scorer with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting (.700) while also adding four rebounds and two steals. Orsillo has averaged 14.8 points in her last six games, which leads ASU during that span. In those six games, she has connected on .561 percent of her shots and has accomplished all of this despite coming off the bench in all six games.
ASU (11-1 overall, 1-0 Pac-10) will play at California on Thurs., Dec. 28, followed up with a Sat., Dec. 30 game against Stanford, which will be televised live by FSN.
The Player of the Week honor is the first for Orsillo and the 27th all-time selection for Arizona State.
ALSO NOMINATED: Devanei Hampton, CAL; Casey Nash, OSU; Noelle Quinn, UCLA; Cameo Hicks, WASH.
2006-07 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 20- Ashley Walker, CAL; Nov. 27- Chloé Kerr, USC; Dec. 4- Cameo Hicks, WASH; Dec. 11-Ashley Walker, CAL; Dec. 18-Cameo Hicks, WASH; Dec. 26- Danielle Orsillo, ASU.
CONFERENCE SEASON NOTES
2007 STATE FARM PAC-10 TOURNAMENT
Mar. 2-5, 2007 HP Pavilion at San Jose The sixth annual State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament returns to the San Francisco Bay Area, March 2-5, 2007, at HP Pavilion at San Jose. Fans can purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at (408) 998-8497 or their local Ticketmaster charge by phone number. Online purchases may be made by logging on to www.pac-10.org or www.Ticketmaster.com. In addition, tickets may be purchased through the Conference's 10 member institutions' ticket offices. The cost of all-session ticket booklets is $85 each, plus handling. The State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament made its debut in 2002 and was held on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Ore. The Conference's premier women's sporting event moved to its current home, HP Pavilion at San Jose, in 2003. The winner of the 10-team tournament receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. The tournament seeds and Conference Champion are determined by the 18-game regular-season Pac-10 schedule.
Fri., Mar. 2
Game 1: No. 7 Seed vs. No. 10 Seed, 6 p.m.
Game 2: No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed, 8:15 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 3
Game 3: No. 3 Seed vs. No. 6 Seed, 11 a.m.
Game 4: No. 2 Seed vs. Winner 7/10, 1:15 p.m.
Game 5: No. 1 Seed vs. Winner 8/9, 5 p.m.
Game 6: No. 4 Seed vs. No. 5 Seed, 7:15 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 4
Game 7: Game 3 win vs. Game 4 win, 2 p.m.
Televised live on Fox Sports Net
Game 8: Game 5 win vs. Game 6 win, 4:30 p.m.
Televised live on Fox Sports Net
Mon., Mar. 5
Game 9: Championship Game, 7:30 p.m.
Televised live on Fox Sports Net
WEBSITE: For all the latest information about the 2007 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament, please visit www.10teams1trophy.com for news, statistics, live streaming and ancillary event information. The first six games of the Tournament (Friday and Saturday) will be streamed live from HP Pavilion at San Jose. The remaining three games will be televised live on Fox Sports Net. Please check your local listings for tip-off information.
PAC-10 MEDIA SERVICES: All Pac-10 press releases can be found online by accessing www.pac-10.org. Statistical information and standings are also available on the site, as well as Pac-10 Player of the Week and 2007 Pac-10 Tournament information.
ONLINE COLUMNS: Visit www.pac-10.org for weekly columns on Pac-10 women's basketball by long-time women's basketball writer Dick Rockne of the Seattle-Post Intelligencer and Fox Sports Net color analyst Mary Murphy. The weekly online column is posted every other Wednesday afternoon, beginning Dec. 12, 2006 through Feb. 27, 2007.
WEEKLY E-MAIL LIST: If you would like to receive the weekly Pac-10 women's basketball release via e-mail, provide Bri Niemi [firstname.lastname@example.org] of the Pac-10 office with your e-mail address.
PRESEASON WATCH: Once again, a handful of Pac-10 players made various preseason All-American and trophy watch lists. SR G Shay Murphy of USC, SR G Noelle Quinn of UCLA, SR F/C Brooke Smith and JR G Candice Wiggins, both of Stanford, were all named State Farm Wade Trophy preseason candidates. Murphy, Quinn, Wiggins and SR G Cameo Hicks of Washington were all named to the Wooden Award preseason All-America team. In addition, Street & Smith named Quinn and Wiggins to its Terrific 10 preseason All-America team, while Smith and SO F/C Devanei Hampton of California earned high honorable mention status. Murphy, along with SO G Alexis Gray-Lawson of California and SR F Emily Westerberg of Arizona State also garnered honorable mention accolades from the magazine.
CALLING ALL COACHES: Pac-10 head women's basketball coaches will be available on a media teleconference each week during Conference play, with an additional preseason call scheduled in December. Each coach is scheduled to be on the line for five minutes with the calls starting at 9:30 a.m. PST. In addition, a taped replay will be available at 3:30 p.m. PST following the call and will be available until the next call. Media members may call the Pac-10 office to receive the number for both the live teleconference and taped replay. Teleconferences are scheduled for: Dec. 12, Jan. 2, Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20, and Feb. 27.
Call Schedule (PST)9:30 a.m. Moderator opens call9:35 a.m. Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State9:40 a.m. Joan Bonvicini, Arizona9:45 a.m. Sherri Murrell, Washington State9:50 a.m. June Daugherty, Washington9:55 a.m. Mark Trakh, USC10:00 a.m. Kathy Olivier, UCLA10:05 a.m. LaVonda Wagner, Oregon State10:10 a.m. Bev Smith, Oregon10:15 a.m. Joanne Boyle, California10:20 a.m. Tara VanDerveer, Stanford
MARCH MADNESS, PAC-10 STYLE: For the fourth straight year, Pac-10 institutions have been selected to host NCAA March Madness. The University of Southern California and the Galen Center (10,258) and Stanford University and Maples Pavilion (7,233) will host the 2007 First and Second Rounds. Last season, the University of Arizona and McKale Center (14,545) served as a host of the 2006 First and Second Rounds. USC and Stanford will host games on Sat., March 17 and Mon., March 19. Tickets are available by calling (213) 740-GOSC and (800) 782-6367 or by logging onto www.usctrojans.com and www.gostanford.com, respectively. This year's opening NCAA rounds are conducted at eight predetermined sites, including an additional six at Austin, Texas (Texas), East Lansing, Mich. (Michigan State), Harford, Conn. (Connecticut), Minneapolis, Minn. (Minnesota, Twin Cities), Pittsburgh, Penn. (Pittsburgh) and Raleigh, N.C. (NC State). NCAA Regional action will take place in Greensboro, N.C. (ACC), Dayton, Ohio (Dayton), Dallas, Texas (SMU) and Fresno, Calif. (Fresno State).
FINAL FOUR: Cleveland, Ohio and Quicken Loans Arena (20,000) will serve as the site of the 2007 Women's Final Four, with Cleveland State University and the Mid-American Conference as hosts. Tickets are sold out for the event.