Big games this week pits top-25 women's basketball foes

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The excitement for the postseason has heated up after two major upsets were logged last week. Riding a 21-game winning streak, STANFORD fell at the hands of WASHINGTON on Sunday, bringing the Huskies to .500 in Conference play. Earlier in the day, ARIZONA pulled off a dominating win over rival-ARIZONA STATE for the Wildcats’ first Conference win of the season ... There is a log jam in the standings and with the upsets last week, every game carries even more importance as teams near the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, March 6-9 ... All but one team in the Pac-12 has logged double-digit overall wins, with the Cardinal and Sun Devils each posting 20-victories already ... Stanford is ranked No. 6 and No. 5 in the Associated Press and WBCA/USA Today Coaches poll, respectively. ASU comes in at No. 15 and No. 21, while CALIFORNIA earned No. 22 rankings in both pollings ... OREGON STATE hosts the LA schools for pivotal games as the Beavers sit just one game behind USC in the standings heading into the weekend. The top four seeds receive byes in the Pac-12 Tournament. The Beavers have nearly doubled their league win total from a year ago and have already surpassed its overall wins from last year. They have been dominant at home, posting 10 victories on their home court. The Trojans are also having a much-improved season, having surpassed its overall and league win totals from last year, and are looking to defend their position among league teams ... The Pac-12’s top-three teams go head-to-head this weekend, with a top-15 matchup between Stanford and Arizona State on Friday at Maples Pavilion. The Sun Devils then head to Berkeley to face another ranked foe in Cal ... Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike is having another stellar campaign, leading the Conference in points (27.4) and field goal percentage (63.2), while rankings second in rebound (12.3) ... Cal’s Reshanda Gray was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week, while WASHINGTON’s Kelsey Plum was tabbed the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after leading UW to an upset of Stanford.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Monday, February 10
Colorado at Oregon - COLO, 81-75
Utah at Oregon State - OSU,  60-47

Friday, February 7
Washington at Colorado (P12N), 6:30 p.m. MT
Washington State at Utah (Live Stream/pac-12.com), 7 p.m. PT
UCLA at Oregon State (Live Stream/pac-12.com), 7 p.m. PT
#15/21 Arizona State at #6/5 Stanford (Live Stream/pac-12.com) 7 p.m. PT
USC at Oregon (P12N), 7:30 p.m. PT 
Arizona at #22/22 California (P12N), 7:30 p.m. PT

Sunday, February 9
Arizona at #6/5 Stanford (P12N), 12 p.m. PT
Washington State at Colorado (P12N), 1 p.m. MT
USC at Oregon State (P12N), 12 p.m. PT
Washington at Utah (Live Stream/pac-12.com), 3 p.m. MT
#15/21 Arizona State at #22/22 California (P12N), 4 p.m. PT

* game times local to site; Live stream of games is available at pac-12.com.
P12N indicates televised match on Pac-12 Networks.

 

RECENT RESULTS
Tuesday, February 4

Arizona at #11/16 Arizona State - ASU, 60-36

Friday, February 7
#3/3 Stanford at Washington State - STAN, 77-69
#23/22 California at Washington - CAL, 70-65

Saturday, February 8
UCLA at USC - USC, 68-54
Utah at Oregon - ORE, 93-71

Colorado at Oregon State - OSU, 75-63 

Sunday, February 9
#11/16 Arizona State at Arizona - ARIZ, 68-49
#3/3 Stanford at Washington - WASH, 87-82
#23/22 California at Washington State - CAL, 87-70