Pac-12 Women's Basketball race down to its final weeks

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• Only two weeks are left in the regular season and it is still a tight race for the Pac-12 regular-season crown with three teams tied for first place for the second-straight week. #9/10 OREGON, #14/20 STANFORD and #7/7 UCLA sit atop the league standings with with another three teams sitting just four games back.

• Pivotal matches are on the schedule this week that could potentially decide the Pac-12 crown. Almost every game will be televised, culminating in a top-10 clash between the Bruins and the Ducks in Eugene on Monday night on ESPN. UCLA is riding a 10-game win streak.

• The week’s action includes the home-and-home series with the Cardinal and CALIFORNIA, tipping off on Thursday on Pac-12 Network, then wrapping up the series on Saturday. Before heading to Eugene, #15/14 OREGON STATE hosts UCLA on Friday on the Conference’s Network. The Beavs are looking to get into the mix for regular-season crown in the final weeks, sitting just two games back of the leaders heading into the week.

• UCLA’s Jordin Canada needs just 10 assists to tie the Pac-12’s all-time record in the category, having collected 747 in her career. She currently sits in third place behind former Stanford great Jennifer Azzi, who dished 751 helpers from 1987-90. Canada is chasing the record currently held by former Cardinal Sonja Henning, who had 757 assists from 1988-91.

• Seven Pac-12 players were among the top 30 midseason candidates in consideration for the Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year, tying for the most of any conference. Both Oregon and UCLA have two players on the list, the Ducks’ Ruthy Hebard and Sabrina Ionescu, and the Bruins’ Monique Billings and Jordin Canada. Joining them on the list are California’s Kristine Anigwe, Oregon State’s Marie Gulich and Stanford’s Britanny McPhee.

• COLORADO’s Ceal Barry and former USC great Tina Thompson were selected as part of the seven-member 2018 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class. Barry is a former head coach of the Buffs, while Thompson was an All-American, gold medal winner and was the first-ever WNBA draftee.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, Feb. 15    
California at #14/20 Stanford P12BA 7 p.m. PT
Friday, Feb. 16    
Washington State at Utah P12N 6 p.m. PT
Washington at Colorado Live Stream 6 p.m. PT
USC at #9/10 Oregon P12N 6 p.m. PT
Arizona at Arizona State P12A 6 p.m. PT
#7/7 UCLA at #15/14 Oregon State P12N 8 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 17    
#14/20 Stanford at California P12N 2:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, Feb. 18    
Washington State at Colorado P12N 11 a.m. PT
Washington at Utah P12N 1 p.m. PT
USC at #15/14 Oregon State P12N 1 p.m. PT
Arizona State at Arizona P12N 3 p.m. PT
Monday, Feb. 19    
#7/7 UCLA at #9/10 Oregon ESPN 7 p.m. PT
 

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Oregon 12-2 23-4
UCLA 12-2 21-4
Stanford 12-2 18-8
Oregon State 10-4 19-6
California 8-6 17-8
Arizona State 8-6 17-9
USC 7-7 17-8
Utah 6-8 15-10
Colorado 3-11 12-13
Washington State 3-11 10-16
Arizona 2-12 6-19
Washington 1-13 7-18
 
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