Pac-12 Women's Basketball Champion to be determined in final week

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• Heading into the final weekend of regular-season play and the Pac-12 crown is still up for grabs, though No. 8/7 OREGON is in the driver’s seat holding onto a one-game lead. Four teams are still in mathematical contention for league title, with the top teams separated by just two games.

• Five teams are also still competing for the top-four seeds in the Pac-12 Tournament to be held at KeyArena in Seattle, March 1-4. The top four seeds receive a first-round bye.

• In addition to the Ducks earning a top-10 ranking in the latest polls for the 15th-consecutive week, UCLA joins them at No. 10 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/WBCA polls. The Bruins have been top-10 for four week in a row. OREGON STATE is just out of the top 10 at No. 12/11 and STANFORD is No. 16/20.

• Games this week start Thursday on Pac-12 Networks with the Los Angeles schools hosting Utah and Colorado. Both UCLA and USC are coming off close losses, while the Utes and Buffs have won their last two games.

• ARIZONA STATE has a big challenge in the final weekend as it tries to claim one of the top-four seeds ahead of Oregon State. Both teams play on the final day of the regular season. ASU has to go through Oregon first as the Ducks look to hang on to first and claim their first Conference title since 1999-2000.

• Pac-12 Networks will televise the majority of the final regular-season women’s basketball games this week, including the final five games of the regular season on Sunday.

• UCLA’s Jordin Canada broke the Pac-12’s all-time assist record, a record which has stood since 1991. Oregon’s Ruthy Hebard also set the NCAA record for consecutive field goals made, sinking 33-consecutive shots.

• OSU’s Marie Gulich was voted the Pac-12 Player of the Week after leading the Beavers to a pair of crucial wins last week. Utah’s Tori Williams was tabbed the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the second time this season.

• In the final reveal of the NCAA’s top-16 seeds, three Pac-12 teams were among the teams listed. The Ducks were tabbed the No. 6 overall seed, while the Bruins were the No. 10 seed. Both teams have been in all three reveals, while the Cardinal were at No. 16 to appear for the first time. The seedings demonstrate where the teams stand in the NCAA Tournament if the season ended on Feb. 18.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, Feb. 22    
Utah at USC P12N 6 p.m. PT
Colorado at #10/10 UCLA P12N 8 p.m. PT
Friday, Feb. 23    
#8/7 Oregon at Arizona State P12N 5 p.m. PT
California at Washington State Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
#12/11 Oregon State at Arizona P12N 7 p.m. PT
#16/20 Stanford at Washington P12N 8 p.m. PT
Saturday, Feb. 24    
Colorado at USC Live Stream 1 p.m. PT
Utah at #10/10 UCLA Live Stream 2 p.m. PT
Sunday, Feb. 25    
#8/7 Oregon at Arizona P12N 11 a.m. PT
#16/20 Stanford at Washington State P12N 1 p.m. PT
#12/11 Oregon State at Arizona State  P12N 1 p.m. PT
California at Washington P12N 3 p.m. PT
 

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Oregon 13-2 24-4
Stanford 13-3 19-9
UCLA 12-3 21-5
Oregon State 12-4 21-6
Arizona State 10-6 19-9
California 9-7 18-9
Utah 8-8 17-10
USC 7-9 17-10
Colorado 5-11 14-13
Washington State 3-13 10-18
Arizona 2-14 6-21
Washington 1-15 7-20
 

PAC-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Feb. 19 Marie Gulich, OSU Tori Williams, UTAH
Feb. 12 Ruthy Hebard, ORE Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA
Feb. 5 Brittany McPhee, STAN Kiana Williams, STAN
Jan. 29 Jordin Canada, UCLA Satou Sabally, ORE
Jan. 22 Monique Billings, UCLA Tori Williams, UTAH
Jan. 15 Kristine Anigwe, CAL Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA
Jan. 8 Borislava Hristova, WSU Kiana Williams, STAN
Jan. 1 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Satou Sabally, ORE
Dec. 26 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Kianna Smith, CAL
Dec. 18 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Annika Jank, COLO
Dec. 12 Kristine Anigwe, CAL Annika Jank, COLO
Dec. 4 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Satou Sabally, ORE
Nov. 27 Alanna Smith, STAN Kianna Smith, CAL
Nov. 20 Jordin Canada, UCLA Annika Jank, COLO
Nov. 13 Sabrina Ionescu, ORE Satou Sabally, ORE
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