This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball

March 9, 2009

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  • Tournament Central
  • Stanford's Pohlen Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week

    With the regular season officially ended, all 10 Conference teams look forward to the 2009 State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament, held at Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif., Thursday-Sunday, March 12-15. Stanford has clinched the top seed in the tournament for the eighth-straight year, also winning the regular-season for the ninth-straight season and 18 overall. After an exciting weekend with plenty on the line, California came out as the No. 2 seed and Arizona State the No. 3 after both tied for second in the league standings.

    The first six games of the first two days of the tournament will be streamed live on the internet by visiting or The semifinals and championship game will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net on Saturday and Sunday.

    Tickets for the 2009 State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament are currently on sale by visiting or the Galen Center Ticket Office website at

    After clinching the Pac-10 regular-season title and the top seed in the Conference tournament, Stanford claims the No. 2 spot in the latest Associated Press. California slipped to No. 12 after taking a split last week, while and Arizona State continues to inch up, coming in at 16. Last week, the Cardinal were No. 2 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll as well, while the Golden Bears were No. 9 and ASU was receiving votes. The coaches poll is released on Tuesdays.

    Earlier this season, both UCLA and Oregon State were receiving votes in one or both of the polls.

    When the poll was released on Nov. 24, it was the first time two Pac-10 teams have been ranked in the top five in the same week since the final poll in 1989-90. That year, Stanford was No. 2 and Washington was No. 3. Cal also achieved a first in that Nov. 24 poll, appearing in the top five in the ranking for the first time ever.

    Thursay, March 12 • First Round
    Gm 1: #7 Oregon vs. #10 Washington• 6 p.m. PT
    Gm 2: #8 Washington St. vs. #9 Arizona • 8:15 p.m. PT
    live stream:

    Friday, Mar. 13 • Quarterfinals
    Gm 3: #3 Arizona State vs. #6 USC • 11 a.m. PT
    Gm 4: #2 California vs. Winner 7/10 • 1:15 p.m. PT
    Gm 5: #1 Stanford vs. Winner 8/9 • 5 p.m. PT
    Gm 6: #4 UCLA vs. #5 Oregon State •7:15 p.m. PT
    live stream:

    Saturday, Mar. 14 • Semifinals
    Gm 7: Gm 3 win vs. Gm 4 win (FSN) • 6 p.m.
    Gm 8: Gm 5 win vs. Gm 6 win (FSN) • 8:30 p.m. PT

    Sun., Mar. 15 • Championship
    Gm 9: Championship Game (FSN) • 6 p.m. PT
    FSN - indicates Fox Sports Net

    Game times local to site; Times subject to change.

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