Pac-12 teams head into final weekend
By the Pac-12 Conference
Pac-12 teams are preparing for the final week of regular-season action and four games will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks this week. Both CALIFORNIA and STANFORD are in control at the top of the Pac-12 standings. The Golden Bears are looking for their first ever regular-season crown while the Cardinal is looking to clinch its 22nd all time (including shares). Both will make a stop in Seattle this weekend, the site of the 2013 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament, March 7-10.
The Pac-12 has four teams ranked in the top-25 again this week with Stanford pacing the league with top-five rankings in both polls. The Cardinal came in at No. 4 in the Associated Press poll and No. 5 in ESPN/USA Today Coaches poll. California is ranked No. 6/6, followed by UCLA at No. 17/16 and Colorado at No. 19/19. The Buffs cracked the top 20 in the coaches poll for the first time this season.
ARIZONA's Davellyn Whyte was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week after she went off for 31 points for a triple-double in a double-overtime loss at Arizona State last week. It was the Conference's 16th all-time triple double and the first in the history of the program. COLORADO's Arielle Roberson was selected the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the third time this season.
STANFORD's Chiney Ogwumike was named first team CoSIDA Academic All-America team. She is an international relations major with a 3.41 GPA. She was also recently named a midseason candidate for the USBWA's Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, presented to the national player of the year. Joining her on the watch list is CALIFORNIA's Gennifer Brandon.
The Pac-12 boasts four of the country's top-20 rebounders. Ogwumike leads the league and ranks fifth in the country with 12.7 rpg. OREGON's Jillian Alleyne averages 12.0 rpg, ranking eighth in the NCAA. Brandon's 11.3 rpg ranks 15th and WASHINGTON's Aminah Williams is 19th with a 10.9 rpg. Pac-12 players have recorded four of the NCAA's top rebounding single-game performances this year, with Alleyne's 27 on Nov. 15 being the most.
Thursday, February 28
#6/6 California at Washington State (Live Stream), 6 p.m. PT
#4/5 Stanford at Washington (P12N), 7 p.m. PT
Friday, March 1
#17/16 UCLA at Arizona State (P12N), 6 p.m. MT
Utah at Oregon State (Live Stream), 7 p.m. PT
#19/19 Colorado at Oregon (Live Stream), 7 p.m. PT
USC at Arizona (P12N), 8 p.m. MT
Saturday, March 2
#4/5 Stanford at Washington State (P12N), 12 p.m. PT
#6/6 California at Washington (Live Stream), 2 p.m. PT
Sunday, March 3
#19/19 Colorado at Oregon State (Live Stream), 12 p.m. PT
USC at Arizona State (Live Stream), 1 p.m. MT
#17/17 UCLA at Arizona (Live Stream), 1 p.m. MT
Utah at Oregon (Live Stream), 2 p.m. PT
* game times local to site. Live stream of games are available at pac-12.com.
P12N indicates live broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks, pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app.