This Week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball
A light game week is on the schedule as teams also prepare for the end of the academic term. Only COLORADO, ARIZONA STATE and WASHINGTON STATE have a pair of games slated, and seven have a single game (all but one at home), while two others are off for the week ... For the fifth-consecutive week, a Pac-12 team occupies the top spot in the national polls. STANFORD took over No. 1 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll this week, its first No. 1 ranking in either poll since Nov. 17, 2014. OREGON slipped to No. 3 and OREGON STATE continues to impress, earning a No. 5 ranking by the coaches and writers. UCLA maintains its No. 11 rating while ARIZONA cracked the top 20, moving up several spots to No. 20 in the AP poll and tying for No. 19 in the coaches polling ... After facing three tough ranked opponents last week, the Cougars face another tough opponent this week as rival Gonzaga visits Pullman. It will be the 31st meeting between the teams ... UCLA’s Japreece Dean was voted Pac-12 Player of the Week after recording her first-career triple-double becoming just the sixth Bruin to achieve the feat. Stanford freshman Haley Jones was tabbed the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after leading the Cardinal to a win over then-No. 10 Mississippi State ... The Ducks’ Sabrina Ionescu broke the Pac-12’s all-time assists record last week, claiming the mark formerly held by WNBA standout and former Bruin Jordin Canada ... Oregon State head coach Scott Rueck picked up his 500th-career win last week. His career spans 24 seasons, 10 of which have been in Corvallis ... Since starting the season at 1-1, WASHINGTON has won five in a row to go 6-1, matching its best start since 1997-98 when the Huskies opened with 10-straight wins ... Only 18 teams are undefeated in the country as of Dec. 3, with five of them coming from the Pac-12, including Arizona, Colorado, OSU, Stanford and UCLA.
|Tuesday, Dec. 3||Watch||Time|
|Texas Southern at COLORADO||Live Stream||7 p.m. MT|
|Wednesday, Dec. 4||Watch||Time|
|Arkansas Pine-Bluff at WASHINGTON STATE||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|Thursday, Dec. 5||Watch||Time|
|Oral Roberts at UTAH||Live Stream||7 p.m. MT|
|Friday, Dec. 6||Watch||Time|
|BYU at ARIZONA STATE||Live Stream||6 p.m. MT|
|COLORADO at Xavier||Live Stream||7 p.m. ET|
|Hawai'i at #5/5 OREGON STATE||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|Saturday, Dec. 7||Watch||Time|
|#20/19 ARIZONA at UTEP||ESPN+||1 p.m. MT|
|Boston University at CALIFORNIA||Live Stream||2 p.m. PT|
|#11/11 UCLA at CSUN||BWTV||4 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, Dec. 8||Watch||Time|
|Idaho State at ARIZONA STATE||Live Stream||2 p.m. MT|
|South Dakota State at #3/3 OREGON||P12N||12 p.m. PT|
|Hawai'i at WASHINGTON||Live Stream||7:30 p.m.PT|
|#18/17 Gonzaga at WASHINGTON STATE||Live Stream||2 p.m. PT|
* Game times local to site; Live streams of matchups available at pac-12.com.
ROAD TO NEW ORLEANS: Teams across the country will be focused on getting to New Orleans this season, the site of the 2020 NCAA Women’s Final Four on April 3 and 5. To get to New Orleans, teams will have to go through regional sites in Greenville, S.C., Fort Wayne, Ind., Portland, Ore., and Dallas, Texas. Oregon State hosts the Portland Regional for the second year in a row from March 27-March 30, 2020, with specific dates to be announced. The first and second round of the tournament will take place on 16 campus sites with the top-16 seeds hosting, March 19-22, 2020.. The top 64 teams will learn their fates in the broadcast of the annual selection show on Monday, March 16, 2020.