Half The Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Teams Are Still Undefeated
• As of Nov. 27, 36 of the nation’s 330 women’s basketball teams remain undefeated with six of those coming from the Pac-12. CALIFORNIA, OREGON, STANFORD, USC and UTAH each stand at 6-0 with COLORADO just behind opening the season with five wins ... Five Pac-12 teams are ranked again in the national polls with three still in the top 10: No. 3/3 OREGON, No. 8/7 STANFORD, No. 9/9 OREGON STATE, No. 15/18 CALIFORNIA and No. 19/23 ARIZONA STATE. USC is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today/WBCA Coaches polls ... Cal’s Kristine Anigwe was voted Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time. She leads the nation in double-doubles, recording double-digits in points and rebounds in every game this season. She is seven points from becoming the 20th player in league history to tally 2,000-career points ... ARIZONA’s Cate Reese was tabbed the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, the first-ever Wildcat to earn the honor. She is one of nine players in the country to be perfect from the free throw line so far this season, going 19-for-19 ... UA teammate and redshirt sophomore Aari McDonald is tied for the nation’s lead for the highest scoring average (as of 11/27), tallying 26.6 points per game. USC redshirt freshman Shalexxus Aaron boasts the best three-point percentage in the country with a blistering 70.0 percent ... In his sixth season in Eugene, Kelly Graves is one shy of 100 win at Oregon ... A full lineup of Pac-12 women’s basketball coverage is scheduled on Pac-12 Network on Saturday, Dec. 1 with four televised games and another matchup slated for Sunday, Dec. 2.
ANIGWE APPROACHES MILESTONES
California’s Kristine Anigwe is just seven points from scoring 2,000 in her career. She is also 44 rebounds from her career 1,000th. Only 19 players in Pac-12/10 history have scored 2,000-career points and only 22 have grabbed 1,000 boards. The All-America candidate is also looking to become just the 11th player in league history to both score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds.
IONESCU OWNS TRIPLE-DOUBLE RECORDS
With her 12th triple-double on Nov. 18 against Buffalo, Oregon junior Sabrina Ionescu tied the NCAA men’s career record held by Kyle Collinsworth of BYU. She was already the NCAA’s women’s record holder heading into the season, wasting no time adding to her total by logging her first triple-double in the season opener at Alaska Fairbanks. See where she stacks up all-time in NCAA women’s basketball.
NCAA CAREER TRIPLE-DOUBLES
1. SABRINA IONESCU, OREGON 12
2. Suzie McConnell, Penn State (1985-88) 7
Louella Tomlinson, Saint Mary’s (2008-11) 7
NCAA STATISTICAL LEADERS
Four Pac-12 players are leading the nation in several statistical categories as of Nov. 27, including a pair of freshmen. Arizona’s Cate Reese has been perfect from the free throw line through the team’s first five games of the season, making her one of just nine players in the country with a 1.000 shooting percentage from the line. USC redshirt freshman Shalexxus Aaron is also displaying a hot shooting hand, knocking down a nation’s-best 70.0 percent from three-point range.
Wildcat sophomore Aari McDonald’s prolific scoring to-date in tied for the best in the nation as she averages 26.6 points per game. California senior Kristine Anigwe is the nation’s double-doubles leader, posting double digit points and rebounds in all six games this season. Oregon junior Sabrina Ionescu is the national leader in triple-doubles, logging two this season. She already owns the NCAA career record in the category.
In addition to being one of the six Pac-12 teams that remain undefeated (which accounts for six of 36 in the country), Oregon also boasts the country’s best assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.86, and ranks in the top three of two other categories (field goal percentage and free throw percentage).
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
|Tuesday, Nov. 27|
|Incarnate Word at ARIZONA||5:30 p.m. PT|
|Pepperdine at COLORADO||6 p.m. PT|
|Wednesday, Nov. 28|
|Fresno at USC||5 p.m. PT|
|Thursday, Nov. 29|
|San Francisco at WASHINGTON STATE||7 p.m. PT|
|Friday, Nov. 30|
|WASHINGTON at Seattle||6 p.m. PT|
|Saturday Dec. 1|
|La Salle at #9 OREGON STATE||P12O||12 p.m. PT|
|Louisiana Tech at #19 ARIZONA STATE||P12A||12 p.m. PT|
|Boise State at WASHINGTON STATE||1 p.m. PT|
|Utah Valley at UTAH||P12M||4:30 p.m. PT|
|USC at UNLV||MWN||5 p.m. PT|
|Saturday, Dec. 2|
|COLORADO at #21 Miami||10 a.m. PT|
|George Mason at WASHINGTON||P12W||12 p.m. PT|
|ARIZONA at San Diego State||1 p.m. PT|
|Indiana at UCLA||P12N||1 p.m. PT|
|CSUN at #15 CALIFORNIA||2 p.m. PT|
|Long Beach State at #3 OREGON||2 p.m. PT|
|#8 STANFORD at Gonzaga||2 p.m. PT|
2018-19 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Player of the Week||Freshman of the Week|
|Nov. 12||Kristine Anigwe, CAL||Dre’Una Edwards,UTAH|
|Nov. 19||Aari McDonald, ARIZ||Dre’Una Edwards,UTAH|
|Nov. 26||Kristine Anigwe, CAL||Cate Reese, ARIZ|
ROAD TO TAMPA
Teams across the country will be focused on getting to Tampa this season, the site of the 2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four on April 5 and 7. To get to Tampe, Fla., teams will have to go through regional sites in Albany, N.Y., Chicago, Greensboro, N.C., and Portland, Ore., where the Oregon State Beavers are hosts Regional play takes place from March 29-April 1, with specific dates to be announced. The first and second round of the tournament will take place