Stanford heads to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen

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Three Pac-12 women’s basketball teams are still competing in the postseason with No. 2-seeded STANFORD advancing to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen for the seventh-straight year and 21st time in school history. The Cardinal is host of the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight ... WASHINGTON and COLORADO are representing the Pac-12 in the WNIT, eaching advancing to the third round ... Five Pac-12 teams earned NCAA Tournament bids this season, the most since 2006, and went 4-1 in the first round ... Four league players from four schools earned WBCA All-Region honors: CALIFORNIA’s Brittany Boyd, USC’s Cassie Harberts, Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike and UTAH’s Michelle Plouffe. All four are finalists for the WBCA All-America team ... OREGON STATE’s Scott Rueck was named the WBCA’s Region 8 Coach of the Year. He is now a finalist for the WBCA’s national coach of the year honor ... With her first bucket of Stanford’s first NCAA Tournament game, Ogwumike became the Conference’s all-time leading scorer. A national player of the year candidate, she has scored over 900 points this season alone, the only player in league history to reach 900 points in a season ...  OREGON’s Jillian Alleyne shattered the Conference’s single-season rebounding average record, a mark that had stood since 1992. She also claimed the single-season total rebounding record, becoming the first player in league history to haul down 500 rebounds in a season. She leads the country in rebounding and double-doubles ... ARIZONA STATE, OREGON STATE and Pac-12 Tournament Champion USC had stellar campaigns this season, en route to earning NCAA Tournament bids. Cal made its third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, as well ... Four Pac-12 teams also participated in the WNIT. Joining the Buffs and the Huskies were OREGON and WASHINGTON STATE.

NCAA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS
NCAA Tournament games to be televised on ESPN2.

STANFORD REGIONAL
Sunday, March 30 • Third Round (Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.)
#4 North Carolina (26-9) vs. #1 South Carolina (29-4), 4 p.m. PT
#3 Penn State (23-7) vs. #2 STANFORD (31-3), 1:30 p.m. PT

Tuesday, April 1 • Quarterfinals (Maples Pavilion, Stanford, Calif.)
Sweet Sixteen winners, TBD

NCAA Tournament Results
STANFORD REGIONAL
Saturday, March 22 • First Round (Ames, Iowa)
#15 South Dakota vs. #2 STANFORD: STAN, 81-62

Monday, March 24 • Second Round (Ames, Iowa)
#10 Florida State vs. #2 STANFORD, STAN, 63-44

Sunday, March 23 • First Round (Seattle, Wash.)
#9 OREGON STATE vs. #8 Middle Tennessee: OSU, 55-36

Tuesday, March 25 • Second Round (Seattle, Wash.)
#9 OREGON STATE vs. #1 South Carolina: USC, 78-69

LOUISVILLE REGIONAL
Saturday, March 22 • First Round (Knoxville, Tenn.)
#9 USC vs. #8 St. John’s: SJU, 71-68

NOTRE DAME REGIONAL
Saturday, March 22 • First Round (Toledo, Ohio)

#9 ARIZONA STATE vs. #8 Vanderbilt: ASU, 68-61

Monday, March 24 • Second Round (Toledo, Ohio)
#9 ARIZONA STATE vs. #1 Notre Dame: ND, 84-67

NOTRE DAME REGIONAL
Saturday, March 22 • First Round (Waco, Texas)
#10 Fordham vs. #7 CALIFORNIA: CAL, 64-63

Monday, March 24 • Second Round (Waco, Texas)
#7 CALIFORNIA vs. #2 Baylor: BU, 75-56

WNIT SCHEDULE/Results
First Round
Wednesday, March 19 • TCU at Colorado: COLO, 78-71
Wednesday, March 19 • Washington State at Montana: UM, 90-78
Thursday, March 20 • Pacific at Oregon: ORE, 90-63
Friday, March 21 • Hawai’i at Washington: WASH,  67-50

Second Round
Monday, March 24 • Oregon at Washington: WASH, 93-85

Third Round
Wednesday, March 26 • San Diego at Washington, 7 p.m. PT
Friday, March 28 • Colorado • UTEP, 7 p.m. MT

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