This week in Pac-12 women's basketball

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Five Pac-12 teams are ranked in this week’s Associated Press poll for the second-straight week. Last week’s appearance of five teams in the writers’ poll was the most for the Conference since six teams were ranked in the second polling of the 2006-07 campaign ... OREGON STATE has not budged from the top 10 in both national polls, earning a No. 7 ranking by the writers and the USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll. STANFORD (14/12), UCLA (20/RV), CALIFORNIA (22/21) and ARIZONA STATE (24/24) join the Beavers in the polling ... Cal’s Kristine Anigwe was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the third time in four weeks, averaging 35.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, including a 43-point outing. OREGON’s Jillian Alleyne was selected the Pac-12 Player of the Week recording a double-double for the 23rd-consecutive game, while approaching the Pac-12’s all-time rebounding record. The Ducks are off to a 7-0 start, their best start since 2004-05 ... Oregon, OSU and USC are three of 16 teams remaining in the country that are still undefeated ... With four 30-point games under her belt already this season, WASHINGTON’s Kelsey Plum is leading the NCAA in scoring this week, netting an average of 28.4 points per game ... After being off for a week, the No. 14/12 Cardinal is back on the court for a top-15 matchup, traveling to No. 6/6 Texas on Sunday for a ESPN clash. WASHINGTON STATE, however, tips off the week’s action hosting regional for Gonzaga on Tuesday night on the Pac-12 Networks.

This week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball

Tuesday, December 8    
Gonzaga at Washington State PAC12 6 p.m. PT
Wednesday, December 9    
Northern Arizona at Colorado Live Stream 7 p.m. MT
Creighton at Utah Live Stream 7 p.m. MT
Thursday, December 10    
Louisiana Tech at Arizona Live Stream 7 p.m. MT
Saturday, December 11    
#24 Arizona State at #19 Syracuse ESPN3 1 p.m. ET
Missouri at Colorado PACMT 1:30 p.m. MT
Washington State at SMC   1 p.m. PT
Utah at BYU   2 p.m. MT
Portland at Oregon Live Stream 2 p.m. PT
Idaho at #7 Oregon State   2 p.m. PT
Nebraska at #22 California PACBA 5 p.m. PT
Washington at South Dakota ESPN3 8 p.m. CT
Sunday, December 12    
#14 Stanford at #6 Texas ESPN 12 p.m. CT
#20 UCLA at Michigan BTN 2 p.m. ET
Long Beach State at USC   4 p.m. PT
Monday, December 13    
#24 Arizona State at Hartford   6 p.m. PT

RECORDS WATCH
OREGON’s Jillian Alleyne has been one of the Conference’s top rebounders since arriving on campus in 2012-13, leading the Pac-12 in rebounding the last two seasons. It is not surprising then that she ranks among the great Pac-12 rebounders of all time and is second only to former three-time All-American and 2014 John R. Wooden Award winner Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford).

1. Chiney Ogwumike, STAN (2011-14) 1567
2. Jillian Alleyne, ORE (2012-pres.) 1442
3. Kayla Pedersen, STAN (2008-11) 1266
4. Jayne Appel, STAN (2007-10) 1263
5. Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN (2009-12) 1226

Alleyne’s total numbers are impressive, but her career average is as well. Having averaged at least 11.9 rpg every season, her career average of 14.5 rpg through three seasons would break the all-time record currently held by former UCLA standout Natalie Williams who maintained a 12.8 rpg in her career from 1991-94.

COACHING MILESTONES
Both COLORADO coach Linda Lappe and OREGON coach Kelly Graves reached coaching milestones over the Thanksgiving break. Lappe, in her sixth season at her alma mater, picked up Division I win No. 100 on Nov. 27 in a win over Massachusetts, while Graves, who is in his second season in Eugene but has logged 19 seasons on a Division I sideline, picked up his 400th-career victory the following day on Nov. 28.

Other coaches approaching century milestones are ARIZONA STATE’s Charli Turner Thorne, who needs just two wins for her 400th in 22 seasons of coaching; ARIZONA’s Niya Butts needs five victories to No. 100 in eight years as a head coach; OREGON STATE head coach Scott Rueck is four victories short of 100 Division I victories; and USC’s Cynthia Cooper needs five to get to No. 200.

WASHINGTON STATE head coach June Daugherty has been a head coach for 27 years and won career-No. 400 last season, but is approaching her 100th victory at WSU, needing just three more wins.

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