Stanford Highlights Postseason Success

Three Pac-12 teams are still alive in the postseason, with second-ranked STANFORD advancing to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen for the fifth year in a row and WASHINGTON earning a spot in the WNIT quarterfinals. COLORADO plays its WNIT third-round game on Thursday night ... Pac-12 teams have gone 11-4 so far this postseason, and 10-2 in postseason games vs. non-conference opponents ... Seven Pac-12 teams in all earned postseason bids, including CALIFORNIA, who made a return to the NCAA Tournament after missing out the last two years. WNIT participants OREGON STATE and UTAH also claimed wins in the postseason, while ARIZONA STATE earned a WNIT bid as well ... The Cardinal are one of four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and are looking to make a fifth-straight trip to the NCAA Final Four ... ASU broke the Pac-12 record for scoring defense, having limited its opponents to 53.2 points per game this year ... Ranked No. 2 in the country, Stanford won the Pac-12 Tournament for the sixth-straight year, defeating Cal in the championship game ... 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.

NCAA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS

FRESNO REGIONAL
March 17 • First Round (Norfolk, Va.)
#8 West Virginia vs. #9 Texas - WVU, 68-55
#1 STANFORD vs. #16 Hampton - STAN, 73-51

March 19 • Second Round (Norfolk, Va.)
STANFORD vs. West Virginia - STAN, 72-61

March 24 • Sweet Sixteen (SaveMart Center, Fresno, Calif.)
#2 Duke (26-5) vs. #3 St. John's (24-9) (ESPN/ESPN3) - 6:04 p.m. PT
#1 STANFORD (33-1) vs. #5 South Carolina (25-9) (ESPN2/ESPN3) - 8:32 p.m. PT

March 26 • Elite Eight (Fresno, Calif.)
Sweet Sixteen Winners (ESPN/ESPN3) - 6 p.m. PT

RALEIGH REGIONAL
March 18 • First Round (South Bend, Ind.)
#8 CALIFORNIA vs. #9 Iowa - CAL, 84-74
#1 Notre Dame vs. #16 Liberty - ND, 74-43

March 20 • Second Round (South Bend, Ind.)
CALIFORNIA at Notre Dame - ND, 73-62

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