Pac-12 Announces 2019-20 Women’s Basketball Schedule
SAN FRANCISCO - For the first time ever, every Pac-12 women’s basketball league game will be televised as an unprecedented and record 130+ regular season and postseason games will be broadcast during the 2019-20 campaign. Included in the broadcast schedule are four regular-season matchups on ESPN2, the 2020 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life championship game on March 8 in Las Vegas on ESPN and another 104 Conference matchups on Pac-12 Networks.
ESPN will televise both regular-season matchups between STANFORD and OREGON with the first meeting, a rematch of last year’s Pac-12 Tournament championship game, on Thursday, Jan. 16 in Eugene, Ore., and a Big Monday clash on Feb. 24 in the Bay Area. OREGON STATE hosts the Ducks on ESPN on Sunday, Jan. 26 in what could be another top-10 clash, and the Beavs will find themselves on the ESPN Network when it travels to L.A. to face UCLA on Feb. 17.
Looking to become the first in NCAA history to amass 2,000 points, 1,000 assists and 1,000 rebounds in a career, 2019 national player of the year Sabrina Ionescu and the Ducks make their first regular-season appearance Pac-12 Networks on Dec. 8 against South Dakota State.
Tennessee visiting Stanford on Dec. 18 highlights the non-conference slate and first-time head coach Charmin Smith makes her Pac-12 Networks debut when CALIFORNIA hosts Santa Clara on Dec. 14. League action gets underway on Dec. 29 with rivalry games between ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE (Tempe), COLORADO and UTAH (Salt Lake City), USC and UCLA (Pauley Pavilion), and WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE (Pullman).
ESPN’s early-season rankings has five Pac-12 teams in the top-25 with potential top-25 tilts early in league play on Jan. 3, 2020 between Arizona State and UCLA. As teams wind down toward the end of the season and into March for the Pac-12 Tournament, all 12 of the games in the final weekend will be televised on the Conference’s network, including a rematch of Washington’s upset of then-No. 11 Oregon State in the quarterfinal of the 2019 Pac-12 Tournament on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Following the regular season, all 12 teams head to Las Vegas for the second-straight year for the 19th-annual Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by New York Life. Mandalay Bay Events Center will be home to the tournament in 2020. The first 10 games of the event will be televised on the Conference’s network with the champion being crowned on ESPN2. In 2019, the then-seventh-ranked Cardinal defeated sixth-ranked and top-seeded Oregon in the final for Stanford’s 13th all-time tournament crown.
Regular-season Pac-12 Champion Oregon made its first-ever trip to the NCAA Women’s Final Four marking the 10th time in 12 years a league team had advanced that far. The Ducks were one of six Pac-12 teams to earn NCAA Tournament bids, the third-consecutive year at least half the league had earned bids into the event. The Conference went 11-1 in the first two rounds of the tournament last year, the best two-round record for a league since 1997, placing five teams in the Sweet 16 for the second time in three years. The Pac-12 also is the only conference to have at least two teams in the Elite Eight the last four years. The Pac-12 goes into the 2019-20 season with the most NCAA Tournament wins (55) of any league over the last four years and has the best winning percentage (.696) of any Power 5 conference during that span.
Arizona represented the Pac-12 in the WNIT, going 6-0 in the tournament to win its first postseason title since 1996 in front of a Pac-12 record and sold out crowd of 14,644. In all, 10 of the 15 All-Pac-12 honorees from a season ago return for 2019-20, including the nation’s top-returning scorer and All-American candidate Aari McDonald of Arizona.
Games aired on an ESPN network are also available through the ESPN App, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. All Pac-12 Networks coverage of women’s basketball is also available via the Pac-12 Now app (for iOS and Android), as well as on Pac-12 Network or the appropriate Pac-12 Networks regional channel.
Additional coverage of Pac-12 women’s basketball can also be followed all year long across the Pac-12 and Pac-12 Networks’ digital and social media channels on Pac-12.com, Twitter (@Pac12Network and @Pac12), Facebook (facebook.com/Pac12Conference), Instagram (@Pac12Conference), Snapchat (@pac12conference) and Pac-12 Networks’ YouTube channel.
For the full Pac-12 women’s basketball schedule, visit pac-12.com.
ESPN Network Schedule
|Thur., Jan. 16||Stanford at Oregon||ESPN/ESPN2||6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET|
|Sun., Jan. 26||Oregon at Oregon State||ESPN2||1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET|
|Mon., Feb. 17||Oregon State at UCLA||ESPN2||6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET Big Monday|
|Mon., Feb. 24||Oregon at Stanford||ESPN2||6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET Big Monday|
2020 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament Presented by New York Life
MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
|Mar. 5||First Round Game #1||PAC12||11:30 a.m. PT|
|Mar. 5||First Round Game #2||PAC12||2 p.m. PT|
|Mar. 5||First Round Game #3||PAC12||6 p.m. PT|
|Mar. 5||First Round Game #4||PAC12||8:30 p.m. PT|
|Mar. 6||Quarterfinal Game #1||PAC12||11:30 a.m. PT|
|Mar. 6||Quarterfinal Game #2||PAC12||2 p.m. PT|
|Mar. 6||Quarterfinal Game #3||PAC12||6 p.m. PT|
|Mar. 6||Quarterfinal Game #4||PAC12||8:30 p.m. PT|
|Mar. 7||Semifinal Game #1||PAC12||6 p.m. PT|
|Mar. 7||Semifinal Game #2||PAC12||8:30 p.m. PT|
|Mar. 8||Championship Game||ESPN2||5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET|
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