Roundup: Stanford drops off the 1-line in women's tourney

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Selection Monday revealed that five Pac-12 teams are going to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, but the NCAA bracket was a humbling surprise to Stanford, which was handed a 2-seed despite a great strength of schedule and 29-3 overall record.

Oregon State

By far the best Pac-12 story of Selection Monday, however, was that Oregon State landed a 9-seed for its first NCAA tournament appearance in 18 years. Middle Tennessee is up first on the ledger in Seattle.

Washington State

Congrats to Washington State women’s basketball for making the WNIT, the program’s first postseason berth since 1991. Also, Washington State has let go of men's basketball coach Ken Bone.


Kyle Ringo pens a piece for Yahoo Sports saying Arizona is one of seven teams that can win the NCAA tournament. Ringo also covers Colorado, so maybe there’s a little Pac pride there.


The Buffs have Pitt in their NCAA opener, and Pitt’s double teams on defense concern Colorado. Josh Scott should see a lot of ‘em down low.


Need a reminder on how the Oregon Ducks have fared in past years at the NCAA tournament? Just click the link, yo.


While they’re busy prepping for Tulsa right now, UCLA’s Kyle Anderson, Jordan Adams and Zach LaVine face decisions on the NBA in the not-so-distant future. Both LaVine and Anderson are considered lottery picks according to the latest mock draft on


Need a Pac-12 hoops fix before Thursday? I suggest you watch Utah at St. Mary’s Tuesday night at 8 p.m. PT on ESPN2 in NIT action, and for the Utes in the NIT, it really is one game at a time, writes the esteemed Tony Jones.


This got lost in the shuffle with the madness that is March, but Washington men’s hoops will play a regular season game in China in November 2015, taking on Texas in Shanghai.

Arizona State

While most college kids are enjoying their spring break, ASU quarterback Taylor Kelly is getting ready for his “last hurrah,” attending a quarterback camp in San Diego to hone his craft.


Tuesday is pro day in Berkeley, and ex-Cal football players Brendan Bigelow and Kameron Jackson hope to shine.


And for a little celebrity news somewhat concerning USC, it’s being reported that Lane Kiffin’s Manhattan Beach home was bought by Vince Vaughn for $6.5 million.

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