This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball
March 23, 2010
SCHEDULE & RESULTS
Sunday, March 21 First Round
Monday, March 22 Second Round
Tuesday., March 23 Second Round
SCHEDULE & RESULTS
Thursday, March 18 First Round
Tuesday, March 23 Second Round
Third Round March 20-24
PAC-10 CONFERENCE NOTES
STANFORD ADVANCES TO SWEET 16, UCLA PLAYS SECOND ROUND GAME, AND THREE TEAMS PLAY WNIT GAMES: Five of the six Pac-10 women's basketball teams who earned postseason bids are still alive, including Sacramento Region No. 1-seed Stanford, who advances to the NCAA Sweet 16 with a win on Monday night. Kansas City Region No. 8-seed UCLA plays its second-round game on Tuesday night in Minneapolis. That game will tip at 6:35 p.m. PT on ESPN2 and ESPNU. Three Pac-10 squads remain alive in the WNIT, with Arizona State, California and Oregon each hosting second-round games on Tuesday.
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.
APPEL NAMED FINALIST FOR NAISMITH AWARD: SR C Jayne Appel was selected one of four finalists for the prestigious Naismith Trophy, presented to the women's collegiate player of the year. She is joined on the list by Connecticut's Tina Charles and Maya Moore, and Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin.
WBCA REGIONAL HONORS ANNOUNCED: Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer was named the WBCA Region 8 Coach of the Year, while two of her Cardinal - Jayne Appel and Nnemkadi Ogwumike - were selected finalists for State Farm WBCA All-America honors. Also in the running for All-America honors is California's Alexis Gray-Lawson who was named a candidate from Region 8.
NAISMITH AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: After leading her Cardinal to a perfect record in Conference play (18-0) and over 30 wins overall, head coach Tara VanDerveer was named a finalist for the Naismith National Coach of the Year finalists. California's Alexis Gray-Lawson, and Stanford's Jayne Appel and Kayla Pedersen were finalists for the Naismith All-America team and Naismith Trophy.
GRAY-LAWSON EARNS PRESTIGOUS HONOR: California SR G Alexis Gray-Lawson was awarded the WBCA's Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented to the nation's top player standing 5-foot-8 and under. Gray-Lawson is the second Pac-10 player to ever earn the award and the first since Rhonda Windham of USC won it in 1987.
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