Husky Women Earn No. 6 Seed In This Week's Pac-10 Tournament

Feb. 29, 2004

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WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - By virtue of its sixth-place finish in the final regular season conference standings, Washington women's basketball has earned the No. 6 seed in the 2004 Pac-10 Tournament to be held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., Friday, March 5, through Monday, March 8.

Washington (16-11, 9-9 Pac-10) received a first-round bye and will face No. 3 seed USC (15-12, 11-7) in the quarterfinals, Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m. PT. The Huskies and Women of Troy also met last year in the conference tournament quarterfinals, with Washington coming out on top by a slim 64-63 margin. UW and USC split their regular season meetings this year, with the Women of Troy defeating Washington 70-50 in Los Angeles, Jan. 9, while the Huskies turned around to earn a victory on their home floor, 72-70, Feb. 7.

The Pac-10 Tournament begins on Friday, with the bottom four seeds facing each other at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Quarterfinal games will be held Saturday. The final three games of the tournament will be televised live by Fox Sports Net, including both semifinal games on Sunday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., followed by the championship Monday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The Huskies were the No. 2 seed in each of the previous two Pac-10 Tournaments. Last year, UW defeated USC in the quarterfinals but fell to Arizona in the semifinals, 51-74. In the inaugural 2002 tournament, Washington was ousted by No. 7 Oregon, 64-78, in its first round game.

Stanford is the defending Pac-10 Tournament champion, while Arizona State won the inaugural title in 2002.

The Huskies culminated the regular season Saturday, with a 71-54 loss to Arizona at Bank of America Arena. Washington reached at least 16 wins for the seventh time in head coach June Daugherty's eight-year tenure. Heading into this week's tournament, the Huskies have won eight of their last 12 Pac-10 games.

PAC-10 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
HP PAVILION, SAN JOSE, CALIF.

FRIDAY, MARCH 5
Game 1: No. 7 Oregon State (14-13, 8-10 vs. No. 10 Washington State (6-21, 2-16), 6 p.m.
Game 2: No. 8 Oregon (14-14, 6-12) vs. No. 9 California (11-16, 4-14), 8:15 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 6
Game 3: No. 3 USC (15-12, 11-7) vs. No. 6 Washington (16-11, 9-9), 11 a.m.
Game 4: No. 2 Arizona (22-7, 14-4) vs. Winner 7/10, 1:15 p.m.
Game 5: No. 1 Stanford (21-6, 14-4) vs. Winner 8/9, 5 p.m.
Game 6: No. 4 UCLA (16-11, 11-7) vs. No. 5 Arizona State (17-10, 11-7), 7:15 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 7
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 12:30 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 3 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)

MONDAY, MARCH 8
Game 9: Championship Game, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports Net)

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