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This Week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball

Dec 17, 2019


Five of the nation’s 12 remaining undefeated teams are in the Pac-12 with ARIZONA tying for the nation’s lead with 10 victories. The Wildcats also boast the nation’s longest active win streak at 16 games in a row, dating back to last year’s WNIT title run ... Heading into the final games of the non-conference slate, every Pac-12 team has a winning record with teams combining for the best non-conference winning percentage of any league in the country at 83.9 percent (as of Dec. 17) ... STANFORD claims the top spot in the Associated Press and USA Today/WBCA Coaches poll for the third-consecutive week, as a Pac-12 team has been picked No. 1 every week so far this season. OREGON is No. 3/3 in both polls and OREGON STATE comes in at No. 4/4. UCLA is No. 10 in the polls and ARIZONA is No. 18/19 ... Another chapter of one of the biggest rivalries in women’s basketball will be written when Tennessee visits the Cardinal on Wednesday, Dec. 18 on Pac-12 Networks. Haley Jones looks to lead the Cardinal in that game after being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week ... Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week for her 21 point, 12 rebound and seven assist road effort last week at Long Beach State. On Monday night, she recorded her 20th-career triple-double. No other men’s or women’s basketball player in NCAA history has more than 12 in a career. Teammate Ruthy Hebard needs just 22 points to become the second  student-athlete this season to reach the 2,000-career point milestone after Ionescu. Hebard is also on the verge of becoming the 12th student-athlete in Pac-12 history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds ... The Bruins travel for a top-10 matchup at #12/14 Indiana at the end of the week ... WASHINGTON STATE head coach Kamie Ethridge needs just two wins to get to career No. 100. The Cougs head East for the Miami Holiday Classic in Coral Gables, Fla.

In the Pac-12 All-Time... Pts-Reb
Chiney Ogwumike, STAN (2011-14) 2,737-1,567
Kristine Anigwe, CAL (2016-19) 2,591-1,404
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, STAN (2009-12) 2,491-1,226
Lisa Leslie, USC (1991-94) 2,414-1,214
Tanja Kostic, OSU (1993-96) 2,349-1,001
Tina Thompson, USC (1994-97) 2,248-1,168
Jillian Alleyne, ORE (2013-16) 2,151-1,712
Ashley Walker, CAL (2006-09) 2,142-1,117
Jayne Appel, STAN (2007-10) 2,125-1,263
Val Whiting, STAN (1989-93) 2,077-1.134
Nicole Powell, STAN (2001-04) 2,062-1,143

STIFLING DEFENSE: Arizona leads the nation limiting opponents to a paltry 28.5 percent field goal shooting and four Pac-12 teams in total are ranked in the top 15 in the category. The Wildcats also rank second in scoring defense, limiting opponents to 43.8 points per game after holding all but one opponent to 50 points or fewer. Seven Pac-12 teams rank in the top 45 in the country in scoring defense: 2. Arizona; 8. Washington; 22. UCLA; 25. Oregon State; 26. Arizona State; 41. Colorado; 44. Oregon.


Wednesday, December 18 Watch Time
ARIZONA STATE at New Mexico State FSAZ 11 a.m. MT
#4/4 OREGON STATE vs. Northern Arizona (Maui Jim Classic)   7:30 p.m. HT
#23/24 Tennessee at #1/1 Stanford P12N 7 p.m. PT
UNLV at USC Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
Thursday, December 19 Watch Time
#4/4 OREGON STATE vs. BYU (Maui Jim Classic)   7:30 p.m. PT
#10/10 UCLA at Georgia SECN 11 a.m. ET
Friday, December 20 Watch Time
Creighton at ARIZONA STATE Live Stream 2 p.m. MT
COLORADO at UAB (Tulane Classic)   1 p.m. CT
Nevada at USC (Women of Troy Classic) Live Stream 6 p.m. PT
Weber State at UTAH Live Stream 12 p.m. MT
San Francisco at WASHINGTON (Husky Classic) Live Stream 6 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON STATE vs. Southern (Miami Holiday Classic)   12 p.m. PT
Saturday, December 21 Watch Time
UC Santa Barbara at #18/19 ARIZONA Live Stream 1 p.m. MT
Kentucky at CALIFORNIA Live Stream 4 p.m. PT
COLORADO at Tulane (Tulane Classic)   3:30 p.m. CT
Kansas State at #3/3 OREGON Live Stream 12 p.m. PT
Long Beach State at USC Women of Troy Classic) Live Stream 1:30 p.m. PT
Vanderbilt at WASHINGTON (Husky Classic) Live Stream 4 p.m. PT
Washington State at Miami (Fla.) (Miami Holiday Classic)   11 a.m. ET
Sunday, December 22 Watch Time
#1/1 STANFORD at Texas ESPN2 12 p.m. CT
#10/10 UCLA at #12/14 Indiana BTN 12 p.m. ET

* game times local to site; Live stream of games is available at
FSAZ indiciates Fox Sports Arizona; BTN indicates Big Ten Network; SECN indicates SEC Network.

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.