This Week In Pac-10 Women's Basketball (3/5/01)
March 5, 2001
Heading into the final week of the regular season, three teams are still alive in the race to
win the 2001 Pac-10 title. No. 22 WASHINGTON (12-4) can clinch at least a tie for its first Pac-10 title since 1990 and the Conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament with a win against USC (6-10) on Thursday. ARIZONA STATE (11-5) can also capture at least a share of the Pac-10 crown with a pair of wins this weekend and a USC or UCLA (3-13) win over Washington. STANFORD (10-6) is still in the hunt for its 10th Pac-10 title, needing road wins over ARIZONA (8-8) and Arizona State and some help from other teams to stay alive.
In the event of a tie for the Conference title, co-champions will be declared. To determine the
Pac-10's automatic qualifier into the NCAA Tournament, the first tie-breaker is head-to-head record between tied teams. The second tie-breaker is comparing each team's record against the next highest placed team(s) in the Conference standings, with the evaluation continuing against each team in order of Conference finish, until the tie is broken. The final tie-breaker is a coin flip conducted by the Commissioner.
The 64-team NCAA Championship bracket will be announced on ESPN Sunday, March 11
at 2 p.m. PT. The 32-team Women's NIT bracket will be announced Sunday after the
NCAA selections are made.
FINAL WEEK'S SCHEDULE (times listed are local to site)
Thu., Mar. 8
*STANFORD at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
*CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
*WASHINGTON at USC, 7 p.m.
*WASHINGTON STATE at UCLA, 7 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 10
*OREGON STATE at OREGON, 1 p.m.
*WASHINGTON at UCLA, 1 p.m.
*CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA, 2 p.m.
*STANFORD at ARIZONA STATE, 2 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)
*WASHINGTON STATE at USC, 7 p.m.
PREVIOUS PAC-10 CHAMPIONS1986-87 USC1987-88 Washington1988-89 Stanford1989-90 Stanford/Washington1990-91 Stanford1991-92 Stanford1992-93 Stanford1993-94 USC1994-95 Stanford1995-96 Stanford1996-97 Stanford1997-98 Stanford1998-99 UCLA/Oregon1999-00 Oregon
PAC-10 IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT
5 teams '98, '97, '95, '94, '924 teams '00, '99, '93, '91, '903 teams '96
CALLING ALL COACHES
The final Pac-10 head coaches' teleconference will be Tuesday, March 6. Media may call the Pac-10 or a school's SID office to receive the media only dial-in number. The taped replay is available at 402-222-9927.
SCHEDULE (times are Pacific)
9:30 - Moderator opens call9:35 - Charli Turner Thorne, ASU9:40 - Joan Bonvicini, Arizona9:45 - June Daugherty,Washington9:50 - Jenny Przekwas, WSU9:55 - Chris Gobrecht, USC10:00 - Kathy Olivier, UCLA10:05 - Judy Spoelstra, Oregon St.10:10 - Jody Runge, Oregon10:15 - Caren Horstmeyer, Cal10:20 - Tara VanDerveer, Stanford
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Thu., Mar. 1
Oregon State 67, Arizona 66
Oregon 63, Arizona State 56
California 83, UCLA 59
USC 62, Stanford 59
Sat., Mar. 3
Oregon State 72, Arizona State 64
Oregon 83, Arizona 78
USC 91, California 74
Washington 80, Washington State 64
Stanford 83, UCLA 69
In what has turned out to be one of the most unpredictable Pac-10 races ever,as many as seven Pac-10 teams could be headed to postseason play. The Pac-10 hassent at least four teams to the NCAA Tournament in 10 of the last 11 seasons.
A Pac-10 team has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in 18 of 19 NCAA Tournaments.
The Pac-10 has posted a 91-67 record in the NCAA Tournament. Every Pac-10 team made a
trip to the Big Dance in the '90s, including six Final Four appearances and a pair of NCAA titles captured by Stanford ('90, '92).
In 13 years of Pac-10 play, each of the Conference's automatic qualifiers into the NCAA Tournament has hosted NCAA First/Second Rounds. The Pac-10 has crowned co-championson two occasions, in 1990 and in 1999. Both Stanford and Washington hosted NCAA Tournament action in 1990, while UCLA hosted and Oregon traveled to Ames, Iowa, in 1999.
Pac-10 teams have posted a 23-12 (.657) record in the Women's NIT, including fourchampionships and two second-place finishes. OREGON STATE, which has never lost a WNITgame (6-0), won the WNIT in 1980 and 1982, OREGON captured the 1989 crown and ARIZONA won the 1996 WNIT title. ARIZONA STATE was the WNIT runner up in 1981, while the 1987 CALIFORNIA team also finished second.
Four Pac-10 teams rank among the top 46 teams in the March 3 RPI rankings:
No. 17 Washington, No. 35 Stanford, No. 40 Arizona State, and No. 46 Oregon. In the Conference rankings, the Pac-10 ranks No. 1 in non-conference strength of schedule.
The race for the Pac-10 scoring title has tightened up, with Oregon State's
Felicia Ragland (19.8 ppg) surpassing UCLA's Michelle Greco (19.7 ppg) this week forthe first time this season. Ragland is aiming to become the second Beaver to capture thePac-10 scoring title, which went to an Oregon State player (Tanja Kostic) in 1995. Grecois looking to become the fourth Bruin to garner the honor for a sixth time, followingRehema Stephens ('90, '91), Natalie Williams ('93, '94), and Maylana Martin ('99).Oregon's Shaquala Williams won the title last season, averaging 17.7 ppg.
WHAT'S SHAKIN' IN SEATTLE:
The first-place Washington Huskies (19-7 overall, 12-4 Pac-10)
have manufactured the biggest turnaround in Pac-10 history, improving from ninth placein 1999-2000 to Conference leader in 2000-01. Washington has tripled its Pac-10 wins fromone year ago. The previous top turnaround belonged to Oregon, which went from fourth placein 1997-98 to first place in 1998-99. The Huskies finished with a 8-22 overall record last season, going 4-14 in the Conference.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS:
Stanford's Nicole Powell (8.2 rpg) and USC's Ebony Hoffman (8.0 rpg)
continue to battle for the Pac-10 rebounding title -- with California junior AmiForney (7.8 rpg) and UCLA sophomore Kristee Porter (7.7 rpg) not far behind the top duo.Both Powell and Hoffman are in line to become the first freshman to capture the league's rebounding title. UCLA's Maylana Martin garnered the Pac-10 rebounding title last season, averaging 8.7 rpg.
The Pac-10 is loaded with several talented freshmen who have made their impact felt in 2000-01. Seven teams feature at least one rookie in their starting lineups, while two teams are starting at least two frosh. All told, 11 different freshmen are ranked in 11 of the Conference's 12 statistical categories. By comparison, just three freshmen were ranked in three statistical categories at the conclusion of the 1999-2000 season. USC leads the way with three (and sometimes four) freshmen getting the starting nod. The following freshmen have earned starting roles this season: Veranda James, Arizona, Betsy Boardman, Arizona State, Leilani Estavan, Oregon State, Nicole Powell, Stanford, Whitney Jones, UCLA, Ebony Hoffman, Aisha Hollans, Ryane Alexander/Jessica Cheeks, USC, Giuliana Mendiola and Andrea Lalum, Washington.
Four Pac-10 student-athletes have been selected for the Verizon Academic
All-District VIII teams. WASHINGTON STATE seniors Katie Nyseth and Victoria Harrod and WASHINGTON senior Megan Franza were named to the first team, while ARIZONA STATE senior Leah Combs was selected to the second team.
CAREER WIN #500:
Two Pac-10 head coaches -- Stanford's Tara VanDerveer and Arizona's Joan
Bonvicini -- reached the 500-victory plateau this season. VanDerveer became just the16th active NCAA Division I coach to eclipse 500 career wins on Nov. 26, 2000, with a 73-65win over Pacific. Bonvicini became just the 17th active NCAA Division I coach to accomplishthe feat on Feb. 3, 2001, with a 83-73 win over Oregon State.
PAC-10 WIN #200:
Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer became the first women's basketball
coach in Pac-10 history to record 200 Conference wins, achieving the milestone on Jan.25, 2001. In 13-plus seasons, VanDerveer posts a 207-43 mark (.828) in Pac-10 action.
RAGLAND IS PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
OREGON STATE guard Felicia Ragland has been named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player
of the Week for Feb. 26-Mar. 4.
Ragland, from Tulare, Calif., averaged 22.0 points and 8.5 rebounds as the Beavers swept No. 22
Arizona State and Arizona. On the week, Ragland shot 47 percent from the field (17-of-36) and 53 percent from beyond the arc (8-of-15).
In the 72-64 win over ASU, Ragland scored a career-high 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting and
grabbed a game-high nine rebounds, notching her 500th career board in the contest. She buried 6-of-7 three-point shots and was a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor in her first five shot attempts, including three treys. In the 67-66 win against the Wildcats, Ragland added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds in OSU's first victory over Arizona in nine meetings.
Ragland leads the Pac-10 in scoring (19.8 ppg) and is averaging 21.8 points in Conference games.
Oregon State (16-11 overall, 8-9 Pac-10) has won five straight and concludes Pac-10 play Saturday at Oregon.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Ragland's career and the 22nd all-time selection
for Oregon State.
ALSO NOMINATED: Angelina Wolvert, ORE, Lindsey Yamasaki, STAN, Aisha Hollans, USC,
LeAnn Sheets, WASH, Joanna Smith, WSU.
2000-01 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:N. 27 Melody Johnson, ASUD. 4 Nicole Funn, OSUD. 11 Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZD. 18 Susan King, STANJ. 2 Reshea Bristol, ARIZJ. 8 Reshea Bristol, ARIZJ. 15 Jamie Craighead, OREJ. 22 Amanda Levens, ASUJ. 29 Ebony Hoffman, USCF. 5 Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZF. 12 Megan Franza, WASHF. 19 Courtney Johnson, CALF. 26 Lindsey Yamasaki, STANM. 5 Felicia Ragland, OSU
TRIPLE-DOUBLESNicole Powell, STAN (2/22) 1(10 pts/10 reb/10 ast)
DOUBLE-DOUBLESNicole Powell, STAN 7(1*)Reshea Bristol, ARIZ 7*Ami Forney, CAL 6Felicia Ragland, OSU. 6Ericka Cook, OSU 5Giuliana Mendiola, WASH. 5Kelley Berglund, WSU. 4Melody Johnson, ASU. 4Veranda James, ARIZ . 4Andrea Lalum, WASH.. 4Kristee Porter, UCLA 4Ebony Hoffman, USC 4Jenny Mowe, ORE 3Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZ 3LaKeisha Taylor, ARIZ. 3Angelina Wolvert, ORE 3Nicole Funn, OSU 2Brittney Hawks, WSU.. 2Brianne Meharry, ORE 2LeAnn Sheets, WASH 2Lauren Ashbaugh, CAL. 1Tysell Bozeman, ARIZ. 1Tashara Carter, USC 1Sara Dimson, STAN. 1Whitney Martindale, WSU 1Kellie O' Neill, WASH 1Jessica Ottmar, WSU 1Yvonne Volkman, WSU 1Krista Warren, ARIZ 1* - points/assists
30-POINT CLUBNicole Funn, OSU (11/30) 35Michelle Greco, UCLA (12/8) 34Courtney Johnson, CAL (2/16) 34Lindsey Yamasaki, STAN (2/24) 34Courtney Johnson, CAL (12/10) 32Felicia Ragland, OSU (3/3) 32Angelina Wolvert, ORE (2/15) 32Felicia Ragland, OSU (2/24) 31Lindsey Yamasaki, STAN (12/27) 30Felicia Ragland, OSU (2/8) 30Reshea Bristol, ARIZ (1/4) 30Megan Franza, WASH (1/27) 30
PAC-10 VS:ACC 2-2America East 1-0Atlantic-10 4-1Big East 0-4Big Ten 2-3Big 12 4-6Big West 9-1Big Sky 5-1Colonial 2-1Conference USA 3-0Ivy League 1-0MAAC 0-1Mid-American 2-1Missouri Valley 0-2Mountain West 5-8SEC 0-5Southland 2-0Sun Belt 1-2Trans America 1-0WAC 4-0West Coast 12-6Total 60-44 (.577)
PONDERING THE POSTSEASON
Since the inception of Pac-10 play in 1986-87, here's how Pac-10 teams with league records of 12-6, 11-7, 10-8 and 9-9 fared when it came time for selection for postseason play:
Conf. Record Teams NCAA WNIT No Postseason 12-6 10 9 0 1 11-7 8 5 2 1 10-8 12 4 3 5 9-9 10 3 0 7
* In 13 years of Pac-10 play, every team that has posted a 13-5 Conference mark or better has received a bid into the NCAA Tournament.
* The Pac-10 has had a Conference champion finish with four Pac-10 losses only once
(2000-Oregon). The champion has finished with three losses four times
(1999-Oregon/UCLA, 1993-Stanford, 1992-Stanford, 1987-USC).
In Pac-10 history (13 years)
* 39 of 41 teams that posted 20-win seasons were invited to the NCAA Tournament
(those that did not were invited to the WNIT: 1996-Arizona, 22-8, 1987-Cal, 21-10)
* 8 of 9 teams that won 19 games were invited to the NCAA Tournament
(1988-UCLA, 19-8, is the exception)
* 3 of 4 teams that won 18 games were invited to the NCAA Tournament
(1987-UCLA, 18-10, is the exception)
* 6 of 13 teams that won 17 games were invited to the NCAA Tournament
DETERMINING THE PAC-10 CHAMPION
The team with the highest won-loss percentage for all Conference games shall be the Conference champion and earn the Pac-10's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. If that percentage is shared by more than one team, a co-champion shall exist.
In the event of a percentage tie between more than one team for the Conference championship, the
following formula shall be used to determine the Conference's NCAA automatic qualifier:
(a) The record in regular-season Conference play of the tied teams will be determined against
the other team or teams with which it is tied.(b) If a tie still exists, the tied teams' record in regular-season Conference play against the
next highest placed team(s) in the Conference standings will be determined. This procedure will continue through an evaluation of competitive records of the tied teams against all team in the Conference in the order of their placement in the standings until the tie is broken.(c) If a tie still exists, the automatic qualifier will be determined by a coin flip conducted
by the Commissioner.
Back home in Tucson where they post a 13-1 record this year, the Wildcats (18-10) close out the final weekend of Pac-10 play by hosting Stanford and Cal. Arizona's 4-8 mark on the road this season is its worst road record since the 1994-95 team went 2-10 away from the McKale Center. Sophomore wing Krista Warren tore the ACL in her right knee against Oregon on Mar. 3, and will miss the remainder of the season. Senior guard Reshea Bristol is just six steals away from setting a new UA single-season record. The current mark of 86 was set by Keisha Anderson in 1993 and tied by Adia Barnes in 1997. Bristol notched her seventh points-assists double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 assists against the Ducks on Mar. 3. Bristol, who leads the Pac-10 in assists (7.54 apg), is averaging 10.0 assists over the last seven contests. The Wildcats lead the Pac-10 and rank 11th in the nation in scoring (80.3 ppg).
Still in the hunt for their first ever Pac-10 title, the Sun Devils (19-9) can earn a share of the Conference crown with a pair of wins this weekend and a USC or UCLA win over Washington. ASU hosts Cal and Stanford to conclude the regular season. The Sun Devils' road losses to Oregon and Oregon State last weekend marked the squad's first back-to-back losses on the season. At 19-9 overall, ASU looks to post its first 20-win season since the NCAA-Tournament bound 1991-92 squad finished at 20-9. The Sun Devils, who fell at Stanford 92-64 in the first round of Pac-10 play, are looking for their second straight home win over the Cardinal. ASU is also aiming for its second straight win over Cal after posting its first win in Berkeley since the 1991-92 season earlier this year. With 55 three-pointers this year, Junior Amanda Levens needs just two more treys to set the new ASU single-season record and surpass current record holder Crystal Cobb (1990-91). Levens tied her career-high with 28 points Mar. 3 at Oregon State.
The Bears (12-14) wrap up Pac-10 play at the Arizona schools, in need of two wins to finish at .500 for the first time since 1992-93. Under first-year coach Caren Horstmeyer, the Bears are aiming for their first top-five Pac-10 finish since the 1992-93 season. Cal fell to both Arizona schools by identical 11-point margins in the first round of Pac-10 play. Coming off a split against the LA schools, the Bears scored a season-high 83 points in the win over UCLA on Mar. 1. Senior guard Courtney Johnson became the 16th Cal player to reach the 1,000 career scoring mark, scoring 17 points in the victory. With 279 career steals, Johnson needs just two thefts to surpass Stanford's Sonja Henning (1988-91) for second place on the Pac-10 all-time list. Johnson leads the Pac-10 in steals (3.15 spg), ranks seventh in scoring (14.7 ppg) and eighth in assists (3.58 apg). Junior center Ami Forney is third in rebounding (7.8 rpg). Cal ranks third in the league in steals (9.77 spg) and fourth in scoring defense (63.0 ppg).
The Ducks (16-11) vaulted from sixth to fourth place in the Pac-10 standings with the sweep of Arizona and Arizona State last weekend. Oregon is making a run for its eighth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and concludes the regular season Saturday against in-state rival Oregon State. Since Jody Runge's first year in 1993, the Ducks are 86-19 (.819) at home. Oregon, which is 10-2 at McArthur Court this year, has not lost more than three games at home since Runge's first year. With six three-pointers against Arizona on Mar. 3, junior Jamie Craighead set the new Oregon single-season record (75), surpassing Missy Croshaw (70 treys in '93-94). Senior forward Angelina Wolvert averaged 16.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the two wins last weekend. Wolvert is currently seventh on the Pac-10 career field goal pct. chart (.542). Oregon leads the league in field goal pct. defense (.393), and is second in scoring defense (62.4 ppg).
The Beavers (16-11) close out the regular season at rival Oregon, looking for their first win in Eugene since 1992-93. Oregon State's five-game winning streak leads the Pac-10, and the resurgent Beavers are looking to secure their first postseason bid since a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 1995-96, head coach Judy Spoelstra's second season. Junior guard Felicia Ragland tied a school record with six three-pointers en route to scoring a career-high 32 points in OSU's 72-64 win over No. 22 Arizona State. The new Pac-10 scoring leader, Ragland averaged 22.0 points and 8.5 rebounds on the weekend as OSU swept the Arizona schools. The Beavers rank second in the Pac-10 in scoring margin (+6.3 ppg) and rebounding defense (34.6 rpg). Freshman point guard Leilani Estavan leads the Pac-10 in assist-turnover ratio (2.28) and is fourth in assists (4.81 apg).
The Cardinal (16-10) wraps up the regular season with a trip to the desert to face Arizona and Arizona State. Stanford earned a split against the Arizona schools in the first round of Pac-10 play earlier this season, defeating ASU (92-64) and falling to Arizona (68-65). Stanford posts a combined 33-5 all-time mark in the desert in Pac-10 play, going 11-3 in Tempe and 12-2 in Tucson. Coming off a split against the LA schools, the Cardinal is seeking its 14th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. With the win over UCLA on Mar. 3, Stanford secured its 14th consecutive Pac-10 winning season and concluded the 2000-01 season with a 12-3 home record. Junior forward Lindsey Yamasaki averaged 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists on the weekend, including a game-high 16 points and nine rebounds Mar. 1 against USC. Yamasaki is averaging 20.1 points over the last eight games, and has made 17 consecutive free throws. The Cardinal broke the school single-season blocked shot record Mar. 3 against UCLA, and now total 150 blocked shots through 26 games. The previous record (143) was held by the 1989-90 team.
The Bruins wrap up the season at home against Washington State and Washington. UCLA has won two of the last three against Washington, and had won eight straight against the Cougars until a 74-52 loss to Washington State earlier this season. Junior guard Michelle Greco ranks second in Pac-10 scoring (19.7 ppg) and leads the league in free throw shooting (.854). Greco's 85 percent free throw mark is the fifth-best single-season mark in the Pac-10. Sophomore forward Kristee Porter is fourth in the Conference in rebounding (7.7 rpg) and second in blocked shots (1.80 bpg). UCLA leads the league in steals (10.89 spg), with three players ranked in the top 10: Greco (5th, 2.24 spg), sophomore guard Natalie Nakase (6th, 2.11 spg) and freshman guard Whitney Jones (10th, 1.71 spg).
The Women of Troy conclude the regular season at home against Washington and Washington State. USC won two in a row for the first time since Jan. 25-27 and posted its first ever Pac-10 road sweep at the Bay Area schools last weekend. The Trojans' 62-59 win over Stanford on Mar. 1 was their first victory over the Cardinal since 1994 and first win at Maples Pavilion since 1987. The victory snapped a four-game losing skid. USC scored a season-high 91 points at California on Mar. 3, shooting a season-best 56.4 percent (31-of-55) from the floor. Freshman forward Ebony Hoffman posted her fourth double-double with a career-high 21 points and 13 rebounds against Stanford. Freshman guard Aisha Hollans, a Berkeley native, posted a career-high 28 points on 9-of-14 shooting in the win at Cal. The Trojans rank second in the Pac-10 in steals (10.04 spg), blocked shots (4.54 bpg) and offensive rebounds (16.73 rpg). Hoffman (12.4 ppg) and Hollans (11.8 ppg) rank 14th and 15th, respectively, in Pac-10 scoring.
Washington is ranked 22nd in this week's AP Top 25. With a win over USC on Thursday, the Huskies (19-7) could clinch at least a share of their first Pac-10 title since 1990 and the Conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Washington closes out the regular season on the road at the Los Angeles schools. The Huskies defeated UCLA, 73-54, and needed triple overtime to down USC (91-79/3OT) in the opening weekend of Pac-10 play. Washington is 8-1 on the road in Conference play this season. UW seeks its first postseason bid since 1998-99 and first NCAA trip since the 1997-98 season, Coach June Daugherty's second year at the helm. With 14 points against WSU on Mar. 3, senior guard Megan Franza moved to No. 7 on the Washington all-time scoring list and 24th on the all-time Pac-10 list with 1,516 career points. Washington's six blocked shots against WSU was a season-high. Senior center LeAnn Sheets paced the Huskies in the win over the Cougars, recording her second double-double on the year (16 pts/13 reb). Washington paces the Pac-10 in rebounding (43.4 rpg) and ranks seventh in the nation in 3-point FG made per game (7.2 avg.).
The Cougars wrap up the season on the road against the Los Angeles schools. Washington State defeated UCLA (74-52) and USC (79-78) in the first round of Pac-10 play, snapping an eight-game losing steak to the Bruins. The Cougars are seeking their first ever Pac-10 win in Pauley Pavilion, and have won two of the last three against USC in LA. WSU has already posted five more Pac-10 wins that it did in 1999-2000. Senior Katie Nyseth ranks second in the Pac-10 in assists (5.35 apg) and is second in assist-turnover ratio (1.99). Nyseth needs just three more assists to become the second Cougar to ever reach the 400 career assists mark. With 785 career points, senior forward Yvonne Volkman is just nine points shy of cracking the school's Top 20 in career scoring. Senior Joanna Smith notched a season- and game-high 19 points in the loss to Washington on Mar. 3.
PAC-10 WOMEN'S HOOPS ON-LINE CHATS
Each Wednesday during Conference play, a Pac-10 women's basketball player will stop by to chat and take questions on the conference race, women's hoops and the college basketball scene. The chats are featured on the Pac-10's official web site, www.pac-10.org. Arizona senior Reshea Bristol will conclude the 2001 chats when she drops by the chat room on Wed., Mar. 7 at 11 a.m. PT/12 p.m. MT. In addition, Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini will conduct an on-line chat on Fri., Mar. 9 at 10 a.m. PT at www.FinalFour.net.
PAC-10 WOMEN'S HOOPS ON-LINE COLUMN
Stop by the Pac-10 web site each Thursday to check out Pac-10.org's women's basketball columnists' inside look at what is going on around the Conference. In their second year as columnists are Fox Sports Net analyst Mary Murphy and Marin Independent Journal Sports Editor Holly Woolard. The weekly columns can be found at www.pac-10.org.
ON THE WEB
The official Pacific-10 Conference web site can be accessed by visiting:www.pac-10.org. Statistical information, standings and news releases for all men's and women's sports are updated frequently. News releases are provided in both Adobe Acrobat PDF format, as well as viewable HTML pages. Links to daily stories about Pac-10 teams and institutions can be found in the Pac-10 web site Newsstand, on the front page.
1st/2nd Rounds(Mar. 16 & 18 or Mar. 17 & 19)Campus Sites
Regionals (Mar. 24 & 26)
EastMellon ArenaPittsburgh, PAHost: Duquesne University
MideastBirmingham-Jefferson Civic CenterBirmingham, ALHost: Southeastern Conference
MidwestPepsi CenterDenver, COHost: University of Colorado
WestSpokane ArenaSpokane, WAHost: Washington St. University
Final Four (Mar. 30 & Apr. 1)Savvis CenterSt. Louis, MOHost: Missouri Valley Conference
ALL-TIME TOP 10 ATTENDANCE FIGURES
(PAC-10 CONFERENCE GAMES ONLY - WOMEN)
1. 9,738 Oregon State at Oregon 3/8/96 2. 9,530 USC at UCLA 1/23/99 3. 9,418 Stanford at Oregon State 1/20/96 4. 9,078 Oregon State at Oregon 3/10/00 5. 8,260 Oregon State at Oregon 1/29/99 6. 7,900 Stanford at Washington 3/11/95 7. 7,881 Oregon at Oregon State 1/5/96 8. 7,861 Arizona at Oregon 2/21/99 9. 7,787 USC at UCLA 1/16/00 10. 7,704 Stanford at Washington 2/10/90