This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball
March 31, 2010
#1 Connecticut vs. #4 Baylor, 6:30 p.m. PT/9:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, April 6 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, March 21 First Round
Monday, March 22 Second Round
Tuesday., March 23 Second Round
Saturday, March 27 Sweet 16
Monday, March 29 Elite 8
Saturday, April 3
Thursday, March 18 First Round
Tuesday, March 23 Second Round
Thursday, March 25 Third Round
Saturday, March 27 Quarterfinal
PAC-10 CONFERENCE NOTES
STANFORD, CAL VIE FOR TITLES: Both Stanford and California are still alive in the postseason and have title hopes within grasp. The Cardinal punched its third-straight ticket to the NCAA Women's Final Four in San Antonio, where the national semifinals and national championship game take place on April 4 and 6. All three games of the Final Four can be watched live on ESPN. The Golden Bears are in the semifinals of the WNIT, traveling to Illinois State on April 1. The winner moves on to the championship game on April 3 and will be televised on CBS College.
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 included Maples Pavilion (Stanford), Haas Pavilion (California), Bank of America West Arena (Washington) and Wells Fargo Arena (Arizona State). Sacramento's ARCO arena was awarded a Regional site, with Stanford making the short drive north for its Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games, claiming the regional crown. The Final Four is slated to be held on April 4 and 6 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
APPEL, OGWUMIKE NAMED TO WOODEN ALL-AMERICA TEAM: Stanford's SR C Jayne Appel and SO F Nnemkadi Ogwumike were named to the five-member John R. Wooden All-America team, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced. They are joined by Connecticut's Tina Charles and Maya Moore, and Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin. The five players are invited to the Wooden Award Gala on April 9, where the John R. Wooden Award winner will be announced.
AP ALL-AMERICA TEAMS ANNOUNCED: SR C Jayne Appel and SO F Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford were voted second team All-American by the Associated Press. California's SR G Alexis Gray-Lawson and fellow Cardinal JR F Kayla Pedersen were named honorable mention. Stanford makes its third-straight trip to the NCAA Final Four, while the Golden Bears are in the semifinals of the WNIT.
THREE PAC-10 PLAYERS NAMED FINALISTS FOR STATE FARM/WBCA ALL-AMERICA H ONORS: Stanford's SR C Jayne Appel and SO F Nnemkadi Ogwumike, as well as California's Alexis Gray-Lawson, were named finalists for the State Farm/WBCA All-America team, which is voted on by the nation's women's basketball coaches.
Appel and Ogwumike are also finalists for the State Farm/WBCA Wade Trophy, presented to the nation's most outstanding collegiate player.
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