Roundup: Record Selection Monday for Pac-12 women's basketball
Congrats to the record seven Pac-12 teams that are off to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament – No. 2 seed Stanford, No. 2 seed Oregon State, No. 3 seed Washington, No. 4 seed UCLA, No. 8 seed Arizona State, No. 9 seed Cal and No. 10 seed Oregon.
Check out this Doug Feinberg article on Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb getting engaged and Cal earning an NCAA Tournament bid within 24 hours (Associated Press). Congrats coach!
Elliott Almond of the Bay Area News Group breaks down Stanford women’s basketball’s NCAA Tournament outlook, starting with a first-round game against No. 15 seed New Mexico State in Manhattan, Kansas.
Here’s Jeff Metcalfe’s story on Arizona State women’s basketball facing Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The No. 1 seed in the Sun Devils’ region is South Carolina.
Meanwhile, this is Oregon's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005, and the Ducks get Temple in the first round (The Oregonian/OregonLive).
Colorado is in the WNIT and gets a home first-round game with UNLV (Thursday at 7 p.m. MT), Brian Howell writes. This ends a three-year drought of not making the postseason, and the Buffs are one of three Pac-12 teams to make the WNIT alongside Washington State and Utah.
It’ll be a battle of Cougars in Provo Thursday night, as Washington State women’s basketball will play BYU in the first round of the WNIT. The Cougs technically got the Pac-12’s auto-bid to the WNIT as the first team in the Pac-12 standings that did not make the NCAA Tournament.
UCLA is the No. 1 seed for the Pac-12 Gymnastics Championships that will take place March 18 at Stanford, with Utah as the No. 2 seed and Oregon State as the No. 3 seed.
Larry Stone of The Seattle Times believes that Washington men’s basketball should hire Cameron Dollar as an assistant coach now that he is on the market. Dollar was fired Monday from his post as Seattle men’s basketball head coach, a job he held for eight years.
Danny Moran describes how Tres Tinkle formed a bond with his father, Oregon State men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle, during a lost season that saw Tres break his wrist in November to end his season and how he learned how to cope with the injury through the tragedy of losing a close friend a couple of years prior. Very good read.
Joey Kaufman of the Los Angeles Daily News lets us know that USC men’s basketball is hoping to follow the path of First Four teams that made deep NCAA Tournament runs. One such team is VCU, as they defeated USC in a First Four game and went all the way to the Final Four in 2011.
Kyle Goon gives us this NIT first round Utah men’s basketball-Boise State game guide, as the Runnin’ Utes host the Broncos Tuesday night.
Kyle Bonagura gives us his outlook for Arizona football in the Pac-12 South in 2017.