Nine Pac-12 women's basketball teams gear up for postseason play
Five Pac-12 teams earned NCAA Tournament teams, the most for the Conference since 2006. Leading the way is Pac-12 Tournament Champion USC, who claimed the league’s automatic bid and the No. 9 seed in the Louisville Regional. STANFORD is the highest-seed Pac-12 team at No. 2, CALIFORNIA is the No. 7 seed in the Notre Dame Regional, with ARIZONA STATE as the No. 9 seed in the same regional at the Golden Bears. OREGON STATE, who is recording the best season in program history, is the No. 9 seed in the Stanford Regional. The Trojans’ trip to the NCAA Tournament is their first since 2006, while the Sun Devils return to the Big Dance after two years away. The Beavers are in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1996. Meanwhile, STANFORD is one of just three teams to earn 28 bids in the 33-year history of the event, while Cal’s bid is its third-straight, coming off the program’s first Final Four last year ... Also joining the postseason excitement are COLORADO, OREGON, WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE ... STANFORD’s Chiney Ogwumike is leaving her mark in the Pac-12 record book. She broke the Conference’s all-time rebounding mark in early January and is on the verge of claiming the Conference’s all-time scoring mark all to herself. She is currently tied for first on the scoring list with four-time All-American and former Stanford great Candice Wiggins.