Plum Goes For 3,000 Points
• Six Pac-12 teams continue to be ranked this week, marking the seventh-straight week at least six league teams are ranked in one or both polls. WASHINGTON is back in the top 10 at No. 8 in the Associated Press poll and No. 9 in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll. OREGON STATE makes its first appearance of the season in the top 10, coming in at No. 10 in both polls.
• This week’s Pac-12 women’s basketball schedule does not lack intrigue, starting with a top-25 clash between OSU and No. 17/13 UCLA in Los Angeles on Friday on Pac-12 Network. The Beavers are the only team undefeated in Conference play and the Bruins are looking to bounce back from a disappointing weekend.
• The final game of the week features another matchup with national implications with Washington traveling to No. 19/18 ARIZONA STATE on Sunday on Pac-12 Network. Both teams have just one loss in league play.
• Owning the No. 1 Conference RPI in the nation, the Pac-12 is the only league in the country with five teams in the top 15. 11 of the 12 squads have RPI in the top 100.
• The Pac-12’s all-time leading scorer already, Washington’s Kelsey Plum needs just 29 points to reach 3,000 for her career which would make her the only men’s or women’s player in league history to reach the milestone. It would also make her just the 12th player in NCAA history to score 3,000-career points. She also needs just five free throws for 800 and eight threes for 300.
• CALIFORNIA sophomore Kristine Anigwe scored her 1,000th point over the weekend in just her 47th-career game, making her the fastest to 1,000 in Pac-12 history. It also ties for the 20th-fastest in collegiate women’s basketball history (AIAW and NCAA included).
• STANFORD’s Tara VanDerveer needs just seven more victories to reach 1,000 for her career, which would make her just the second women’s basketball coach in NCAA history to achieve the milestone, and just the fourth among men’s and women’s coaches across all divisions.
• Plum was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week, also earning the national player of the week distinction from ESPNW, after leading the Huskies to a pair of wins. WASHINGTON STATE’s Chanelle Molina was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second-straight week after leading the Cougs to the program’s biggest-ever win and a sweep of the LA schools for the first time in more than 20 years.
|Friday, January 13|
|#8/9 Washington at Arizona||P12N||6 p.m.|
|Washington State at #19/18 Arizona State||Live Stream||11 a.m.|
|Oregon at USC||P12N||8 p.m.|
|#10/10 Oregon State at #17/13 UCLA||P12N||6 p.m.|
|#24/23 California at Colorado||Live Stream||7 p.m.|
|#13/12 Stanford at Utah||P12N||5 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 15|
|Washington State at Arizona||P12N||11 a.m.|
|#8/9 Washington at #19/18 Arizona State||P12N||5 p.m.|
|#10/10 Oregon State at USC||P12N||3 p.m.|
|Oregon at #17/13 UCLA||P12N||1 p.m.|
|#13/12 Stanford at Colorado||P12N||1 p.m.|
|#24/23 California at Utah||P12N||11 a.m.|
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