This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball

Nov. 30, 2009

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    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-10 faces a lighter schedule this week, but quality games are still on the slate beginning with a UCLA road game at Kansas on Thursday, Dec. 3 which will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.

    This week, both Arizona State and California host tournaments with the Golden Bears possibly facing top-25 opponent in Texas A&M. Tough road games features Washington at South Florida (Dec. 4) and USC at Duke (Dec. 6).

    Wednesday, December 2

    Portland at Oregon 7 p.m. PT

    Thursday, December 3
    Saint Mary's at Washington State 6 p.m. PT
    UCLA at Kansas (FSN) 7 p.m. CT
    USC at Long Beach State 7 p.m. PT

    Friday, December 4
    Washington at South Florida 7 p.m. ET
    Idaho State at Arizona State 6 p.m. MT
    ASU Classic, Tempe, Ariz.
    Nevada at Arizona 7 p.m. MT
    Boise State at Oregon 7 p.m. PT

    Saturday, December 5
    Colorado State at California 12 p.m. PT
    Colliers International Classic, Berkeley, Calif.
    Wyoming at Washington State 2 p.m. PT
    Utah State/Pepperdine at Arizona State, 4 p.m. MT
    ASU Classic, Tempe, Ariz.
    UC Santa Barbara at Oregon State 7 p.m. PT

    Sunday, December 6
    Washington at Central Florida 1 p.m. ET
    USC at Duke 2 p.m. ET
    Long Beach State at Oregon 2 p.m. PT
    S. Illinois/Texas A&M at California 2:30 p.m. PT
    Colliers International Classic, Berkeley, Calif.
    * game times local to site


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    This week's schedule:
    Thursday, Dec. 3 - UCLA @ Kansas, 5 p.m. PT (FSN)

    Monday, November 23

    Arizona 65, Mississippi 59

    Tuesday, November 24
    Oregon 88, • Santa Clara, 71

    Wednesday, November 25
    UCLA 69, Princeton 59

    Thursday, November 26
    Rutgers 66, USC 51

    Friday, November 27
    Stanford 60, Utah 41
    Washington 64, Eastern Washington 46
    Oregon State 76, Belmont 52
    USC 61, #13/14 Texas 54
    Arizona 65, San Diego 55
    Arizona State 65, Hawai'i 53
    Oregon 117, Cal State Fullerton 69

    Saturday, November 28
    #22/15 California 78, Southern 47
    #6/5 Tennessee 61, UCLA 47
    Oregon State 62, Northern Arizona 33
    Washington State 80, Bradley 66
    USC 64, #19/22 Mississippi State 60
    Wisconsin 58, Oregon 57
    #17/13 Arizona St. 80, East Tennessee St. 67

    Sunday, November 29
    #3/3 Ohio State 83, #22/15 California 71
    Boise State 68, Washington State 64
    #2/2 Stanford 105, Gonzaga 74
    Sacramento State 74, Washington 71
    Oregon 87, Portland State 58


    THREE PAC-10 TEAMS NATIONALLY RANKED: Three Pac-10 squads continue to be ranked in the Associated Press Top-25 poll. Leading the way is Stanford, who is ranked No. 2 in the nation for the fourth-straight week while boasting a 6-0 record. Arizona State is ranked 15th in the nation, while California is 20th.

    USC earned seven votes this week after upsetting top-25 foes at the Paradise Jam tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend in back-to-back games.

    The USA Today/ESPN/WBCA poll is released on Tuesdays.

    ALL-STAR RETURNS: All signs indicate another competitive season as eight of the 15 members of the 2009 All-Pac-10 team return for the 2009-10, including three of the five first-team members. Also among the returnees are seven of the 11 players named honorable mention all-conference.

    Among the all-star returnees is 2009 Pac-10 Player of the Year F/C Jayne Appel of Stanford, who embarks on her final season in Palo Alto. Only one member of the all-defensive sqad is back, with JR F Ify Ibekwe of Arizona as the only member returning.

    ROAD TO SAN ANTONIO GOES THROUGH THE PAC-10: For teams looking to get to San Antonio for the NCAA Final Four, they may have to go through Pac-10 country. Four league schools were awarded first- and second-round sites for the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. The sites include Maples Pavilion (Stanford), Haas Pavilion (California), Bank of America West Arena (Washington) and Wells Fargo Arena (Arizona State). Each site will play its opening round games on March 20 and 22, 2010. Should the Cardinal, Golden Bears, Huskies and Sun Devils earn an NCAA Tournament bid, each is guaranteed to play on its home court for the first and second rounds.

    Sacramento's ARCO arena is also a Regional site, with the NCAA Sweet Sixteen slated for March 27 and the NCAA Elite Eight taking place March 29.

    The Final Four is slated to be held on April 4 and 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

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