Seven Teams Participate in Postseason

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Seven Pac-12 teams are headed to the postseason, highlighted by trips to the NCAA Tournament for STANFORD and CALIFORNIA ... The Cardinal is one of four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and is looking to make a fifth-straight trip to the NCAA Final Four. The Golden Bears make a return to the "Big Dance" after missing out the last two years ... Five league teams will participate in the WNIT, four of which will be hosting first-round games. The Pac-12 has seen success in recent years in the WNIT, with Cal winning the tournament in 2010 and USC reaching the finals in 2011 ... COLORADO, OREGON STATE, UTAH and WASHINGTON will host in the first round of the WNIT, while ARIZONA STATE hits the road for its opening-round game ... Ranked No. 2 in the country heading into this weekend's action, Stanford won the Pac-12 Tournament for the sixth-straight year, defeating Cal in the championship game ... WASHINGTON STATE had a Cinderella run, advancing to the semifinal round after winning its first-ever league tournament game in the first round ... Stanford senior Nnemkadi Ogwumike was named the Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player after being named the Conference's Player of the Year by the coaches for the second time in three years. Younger sister and sophomore Chiney Ogwumike was tabbed the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, while Cardinal head coach Tara VanDerveer was selected the John R. Wooden Award Coach of the Year. WASHINGTON's Jazmine Davis was the Freshman of the Year, the first Husky in 24 years to win the honor.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

NCAA Tournament
All games televised on ESPN2

FRESNO REGIONAL
March 17 • First Round (Norfolk, Va.)
#8 West Virginia (23-9, 11-5) vs. #9 Texas (18-13, 8-10) 8:10 a.m. PT
#1 STANFORD (31-1, 18-0) vs. #16 Hampton (26-4, 17-1) 30 min. foll.

March 19 • Second Round (Norfolk, Va.)
First round game winners TBA

RALEIGH REGIONAL
March 18 • First Round (South Bend, Ind.)
#8 CALIFORNIA vs. #9 Iowa (19-11, 11-5) 9:10 a.m. PT
#1 Notre Dame (30-3, 15-1) vs. #16 Liberty (24-8, 16-2) 30 min. foll.

March 20 • Second Round (South Bend, Ind.)
First round game winners TBA

WNIT
March 14 • First Round
Northern Colorado at COLORADO 7 p.m. MT
Cal Poly at WASHINGTON 7 p.m. PT

March 15 • First Round
UC Davis at OREGON STATE 7 p.m. PT
Utah State at UTAH 7 p.m. MT
March 16 • First Round
ARIZONA STATE at Pacific 7 p.m. PT

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