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This week in Pac-12 women's basketball

Feb 18, 2020

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• For the sixth week in a row, the Pac-12 has six teams ranked in the Associated Press and USA Today/WBCA Coaches polls. OREGON and STANFORD are in the top five of both polls, ranking No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. They square off for a Big Monday showdown on ESPN 2 on February 24 for the only regular-season meeting between the teams. Both stand in first and second place in the Pac-12 standings heading into this week’s contests.

• UCLA remains in the top 10 of both national polls, coming in at No. 8 in the AP and No. 7 in the coaches poll. ARIZONA garners its best-ever ranking, coming in at No. 11/11, with OREGON STATE at No. 15/14 and ARIZONA STATE is No. 21/24.

• Only two weeks remain in the regular season and teams are looking to make moves in the Pac-12 standings. Six teams are still in the running for a top-four seed in the Pac-12 Tournament which will be held at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, March 5-8. The Ducks have already clinched a first-round bye with the Cardinal just one win away from finishing in the top four.

• Pivotal games are still on the schedule as Stanford hosts both Oregon State on Pac-12 Networks and Oregon on ESPN2 this week. Colorado hosts top-25 matchups against the Arizona schools on Pac-12 Networks and is coming off a three-point, buzzer-beating loss to Stanford.

• Alaska natives Ruthy Hebard (Oregon) and Alissa Pili (USC) earned the Conference’s weekly honors. Hebard was tabbed the Pac-12 Player of the Week for the first time this season after helping the Ducks push their win streak to 12. Pili was voted the Pac-12 Freshman of the Week for the third time after leading the Trojans to a 1-1 week, including a top-15 upset.

• One of just two players in NCAA history with 2,000 points and 1,000 assists, Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu needs just 20 rebounds to become the first player in NCAA history, men’s or women’s, with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists.

• When the 10 finalists for each of the Basketball Hall of Fame and WBCA’s Starting Five awards were announced, a combined 10 from the Pac-12 were among them, tied for the most finalists for any conference.

• Hall of fame head coach Tara VanDerveer of Stanford VanDerveer is approaching the all-time wins record, needing just eight victories to tie legendary coach Tennessee’s Pat Summitt who owns the mark with 1,098 career victories from 1975-2012.


UPCOMING SCHEDULE

 Friday, February 21                            
 
 
#11/11 Arizona at Utah
P12MT
6 p.m.
#21/24 Arizona State at Colorado
P12AZ
6 p.m.
#3/3 Oregon at California   
P12N
6 p.m.
#8/7 UCLA at Washington State
P12LA
7 p.m.
USC at Washington
P12WA
8 p.m.
#15/14 Oregon State at #4/4 Stanford     
P12N
8 p.m.
 Sunday, February 23                        
 
 
#11/11 Arizona at Colorado
P12MT
11 a.m.
#21/24 Arizona State at Utah
P12AZ
11 a.m.
USC at Washington State 
P12WA
11:30 a.m.
#8/7 UCLA at Washington 
P12LA
12 p.m.
#15/14 Oregon State at California
P12N
2 p.m.
 Monday, February 24                          
 
 
#15/14 Oregon State at #4/4 Stanford
ESPN2
 6 p.m.