Pac-12 record five teams Sweet 16 bound

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• Pac-12 teams continue to build on a successful season that has been characterized by record-breaking moments. A league-record five Pac-12 teams advance to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. The Pac-12 is 12-2 in the NCAA Tournament so far.

• The five NCAA Sweet 16 teams are the most for any conference this season. Pac-12 teams went 7-0 in the first round, the second-straight year the league went undefeated in the opening round. Pac-12 teams have gone 12-0 in the first round the last two years combined.

• The Conference also has two teams still playing in the WNIT with WASHINGTON STATE and COLORADO advancing to the round of 16. The Pac-12 is a combined 16-3 in the postseason so far.

• A Pac-12-record seven teams earned NCAA Tournament bids and three more were also invited to play in the WNIT, giving the Conference a league-record 10 postseason squads.

• For the second time ever and the second-straight year, the Pac-12 has four teams ranked in the final Associated Press poll. STANFORD is No. 6 and is back in the final top 10 since 2013-14. OREGON STATE is No. 8 for its second-straight top-10 final ranking in program history. WASHINGTON ends the season at No. 12, its first appearance in the final AP poll since 1995, and UCLA is No. 15 for its second-straight appearance in the final poll.

• For the fourth-consecutive year, the Pac-12 has at least five NCAA Tournament teams. OREGON STATE and STANFORD each earned No. 2 seeds, the highest-seeded Pac-12 teams, and WASHINGTON is a No. 3 seed, earning its highest seeding since 1995. UCLA is also a No. 4 seed, the fourth time in seven years the Bruins have received a top-five seeding, and No. 10 seed OREGON received an invite for the first time since 2005.

• The 10th-seeded Ducks advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time ever, upsetting No. 7-seed Temple and No. 2-seed Duke in Durham, N.C., to get to the third round.

• NCAA bids were also awarded to No. 8 seed ARIZONA STATE and No. 9-seed CALIFORNIA makes a return to the event after missing out last year as the No. seed.

• COLORADO, UTAH and WASHINGTON STATE are also in the postseason, earning WNIT bids. WSU posted its first-ever postseason win after winning in the first round. The Cougs and Buffs have advanced to the round of 16.

• The NCAA’s all-time leading scorer, Washington’s Kelsey Plum needs just two free throws to break the NCAA’s all-time free throws record which has been standing since 1984 (Lorri Bauman, Drake, 1981-84, 907).


Thursday, March 23  
COLORADO at Iowa 7 p.m. CT


Saturday, March 25 • Sweet Sixteen    
#4 UCLA (25-8) vs. #1 Connecticut (34-0) ESPN 10:30 a.m. PT/1:30 p.m. ET
#10 OREGON (22-13) vs. #3 Maryland (32-2) ESPN 8:30 a.m. PT/11:40 a.m. ET
Monday, March 27 • Elite Eight    
Sweet sixteen game winners, TBA    
Friday, March 24 • Sweet Sixteen    
#3 WASHINGTON (29-5) vs. #2 Miss. St. (31-4). ESPN2 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET
#1 Baylor (32-3) vs. #4 Louisville (29-7) ESPN2 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET
Sunday, March 26 • Elite Eight    
Sweet sixteen game winners, TBA    
Saturday, March 25 • Sweet Sixteen    
#1 S. Carolina (29-4) vs. #12 Quinnipiac (29-6) ESPN 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET
#2 OREGON ST. (31-4) vs. #3 Florida St. (27-6) ESPN 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET
Monday, March 27 • Elite Eight    
Sweet sixteen game winners, TBA    
Friday, March 24 • Sweet Sixteen    
#1 Notre Dame (32-3) vs. #5 Ohio State (28-6) ESPN 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET
#2 STANFORD (30-5) vs. #3 Texas (25-8) ESPN 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET
Sunday, March 26 • Elite Eight    
Sweet sixteen game winners, TBA    
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