This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball
Nov. 30, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-10 faces a lighter schedule this week, but quality games are still on the slate beginning with a UCLA road game at Kansas on Thursday, Dec. 3 which will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.
This week, both Arizona State and California host tournaments with the Golden Bears possibly facing top-25 opponent in Texas A&M. Tough road games features Washington at South Florida (Dec. 4) and USC at Duke (Dec. 6).
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thursday, December 3
Friday, December 4
Saturday, December 5
Sunday, December 6
PAC-10 ON TV
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Tuesday, November 24
Wednesday, November 25
Thursday, November 26
Friday, November 27
Saturday, November 28
Sunday, November 29
PAC-10 CONFERENCE NOTES
THREE PAC-10 TEAMS NATIONALLY RANKED: Three Pac-10 squads continue to be ranked in the Associated Press Top-25 poll. Leading the way is Stanford, who is ranked No. 2 in the nation for the fourth-straight week while boasting a 6-0 record. Arizona State is ranked 15th in the nation, while California is 20th.
USC earned seven votes this week after upsetting top-25 foes at the Paradise Jam tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend in back-to-back games.
The USA Today/ESPN/WBCA poll is released on Tuesdays.
ALL-STAR RETURNS: All signs indicate another competitive season as eight of the 15 members of the 2009 All-Pac-10 team return for the 2009-10, including three of the five first-team members. Also among the returnees are seven of the 11 players named honorable mention all-conference.
Among the all-star returnees is 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year F/C Jayne Appel of Stanford, who embarks on her final season in Palo Alto. Only one member of the all-defensive sqad is back, with JR F Ify Ibekwe of Arizona as the only member returning.
ROAD TO SAN ANTONIO GOES THROUGH THE PAC-10: For teams looking to get to San Antonio for the NCAA Final Four, they may have to go through Pac-10 country. Four league schools were awarded first- and second-round sites for the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. The sites include Maples Pavilion (Stanford), Haas Pavilion (California), Bank of America West Arena (Washington) and Wells Fargo Arena (Arizona State). Each site will play its opening round games on March 20 and 22, 2010. Should the Cardinal, Golden Bears, Huskies and Sun Devils earn an NCAA Tournament bid, each is guaranteed to play on its home court for the first and second rounds.
Sacramento's ARCO arena is also a Regional site, with the NCAA Sweet Sixteen slated for March 27 and the NCAA Elite Eight taking place March 29.
The Final Four is slated to be held on April 4 and 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
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