This week in Pac-12 women's basketball

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This week is off to a compelling start after a series of surprising results were turned in on Monday night, including upsets of three ranked teams. Five Pac-12 teams are ranked in the Associated Press poll again this week and 11 teams have winning records, 10 with double-digit wins, and 11 with a RPI in the top 100 ... Only three teams remain undefeated in league play with No. 15/21 UCLA tallying three wins in less than a week. No. 14/15 ARIZONA STATE’s two wins are both over ranked teams, while UTAH also stands among the unbeatens, picking up a pair of strong wins to defend its home court ... With a win on Monday night, WASHINGTON STATE’s June Daugherty won her 100th victory on the WSU sideline, making her the only coach in Pac-12 history to win at least 100 games at multiple Pac-12 programs. In her ninth season at WSU, she was previously at Washington for 11 seasons ... CALIFORNIA’s Kristine Anigwe was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the sixth time this season, one shy of the Conference record. UCLA’s Nirra Fields was tabbed the Pac-12 Player of the Week ... Seven league contests are slated to be televised on the Conference’s Pac-12 Networks, including the second game of the rivalry matchup between OREGON-No. 11/12 OREGON STATE and No. 15/21 UCLA-USC ... The Ducks’ Jillian Alleyne needs just 39 rebounds to break the Conference’s all-time record. She ranks third in the NCAA in rebounds per game and leads the Pac-12 with a 14.2 average ... UW’s Kelsey Plum continues to lead the country in scoring with 27.9 ppg. She has recorded six 30-point outings in 14 games this season.

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.) 1529
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.

QUICKLY AROUND THE LEAGUE
The Pac-12 concluded non-conference play with the top RPI in the nation. The Conference’s 79.3 winning percentage in non-conference, regular-season play is the top mark since the league sponsored the sport in 1986-87 ... Alleyne’s 82nd career double-double is three behind Chiney Ogwumike for the Pac-12 record of 85. Alleyne needs 39 boards to break Ogwumike’s Conference rebounding record ... ARIZONA STATE held ninth-ranked Stanford to its fewest points ever, beating the Cardinal, 49-31 ... Alleyne and UTAH’s Emily Potter are currently averaging a double-double ... OREGON’s 12-0 start to the season was its best since the 1978-79 season and USC’s 11-0 start is its best since current head coach and Hall of Famer Cythina Cooper-Dyke was a sophomore on campus in 1982-83.

This Week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball

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Friday, January 8    
#14/14 Arizona State at Washington * PACWA 7 p.m. PT
Colorado at #21/RV California * PACBA/PACMT 7 p.m. PT
Utah at #9/13 Stanford * Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
Oregon at #11/12 Oregon State * PAC12 7 p.m. PT
Arizona at Washington State * Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
Sunday, January 10    
Colorado at #9/13 Stanford *  PACBA/PACMT 12 p.m. PT
#11/12 Oregon State at Oregon *  PAC12 12 p.m. PT
#14/14 Arizona State at Washington State * PACAZ/PACWA 12 p.m. PT
Utah at #21/RV California *   2 p.m. PT
#15/21 UCLA at USC * PAC12 6 p.m. PT
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