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Pac-12 Women's Basketball conference action begins this week

Dec 1, 2020
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• League play tips off this week starting on Friday with reigning Pac-12 Champion #10 Oregon hosting Colorado at 2 p.m. PT. #7 ARIZONA hosts #9 UCLA on Friday at 7 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network, giving fans a highly-anticipated top-ten matchup on the first day of conference action.
• The Pac-12 once again has five teams ranked in the AP Top-25 poll, with #2 STANFORD, #7 ARIZONA, #9 UCLA and #10 OREGON maintaining their rankings in the week one poll while #17 OREGON STATE moved up one spot. The four teams in the top-ten are the most of any conference in the country.
• ARIZONA’s Aari McDonald, STANFORD’s Lexie Hull and Kiana Williams and UCLA’s Michaela Onyenwere have been named to the prestigious John R. Wooden Preseason Top 30 Watch List this week. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding player in college basketball, which has been bestowed to a Pac-12 student-athlete in three of the past four seasons (OREGON’s Sabrina Ionescu in 2020 and 2019 and WASHINGTON’s Kelsey Plum in 2017). 
• Pac-12 Women’s Basketball started strong in non-conference play, going 12-2 (.857) against countable NCAA Division I opponents to begin the 2020-21 campaign. The Conference of Champions has posted an .800-or-better non-conference win percentage in three of the last four seasons, leading to the Pac-12 being the No. 1 RPI league in three of the past five years.
• #2 STANFORD head coach Tara VanDerveer is just three victories away from tying Pat Summitt for most career victories in NCAA women’s basketball history. VanDerveer is beginning her 42nd season as a head coach and has 1,095 total wins, and four more than UConn’s Geno Auriemma.
• ESPN’s Charlie Creme’s preseason bracketology had seven Pac-12 teams in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, tied for the second most selections of any other league. Creme has STANFORD earning the No. 1 seed, ARIZONA tabbed as a No. 2 seed, and OREGON and UCLA each at No. 3. OREGON STATE is selected as a No. 5 seed (College Park), ARIZONA STATE as a No. 7 seed (Sarkville), and USC at No. 9 (Storrs). If it holds, the No. 1 seed would be the first for the Conference since 2013, and the seven selections would be the tied for the most ever in league history (The Pac-12 had seven teams in the 1995, 1997, 1998, 2006 and 2017 tournaments).


Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Arizona State 0-0 3-0
Colorado 0-0 2-0
#10 Oregon 0-0 2-0
Washington 0-0 2-0
#7 Arizona 0-0 1-0
#17 Oregon State 0-0 1-0
#2 Stanford 0-0 1-0
#9 UCLA 0-0 1-0
USC 0-0 1-0
Utah 0-0 0-0
Washington State 0-0 0-0
California 0-0 0-2

PAC-12 WEEKLY SCHEDULE  (All games, tip times & TV broadcasts are subject to change)
For the most up-to-date schedules, visit Expanded Schedule

Friday, December 4 TV Time (PT)
Colorado at #10 Oregon P12N 2 p.m. PT
Washington State at #2 Stanford P12BA & P12WA 4 p.m. PT
USC at RV Arizona State P12N 5 p.m. MT
Washington at California P12BA & P12WA 6 p.m. PT
#9 UCLA at #7 Arizona P12N 7 p.m. MT
Sunday, December 6    
Utah at #10 Oregon P12N 11 a.m. PT
USC at #7 Arizona Live Stream 1 p.m. MT
Washington at #2 Stanford P12BA & P12WA 1 p.m. PT
#9 UCLA at RV Arizona State P12AZ & P12LA 2 p.m. MT
Washington State at California TBD TBD
Colorado at #17 Oregon State P12MT & P12OR 5 p.m. PT
Tuesday, December 8    
Denver at Colorado TBD 6 p.m. PT
Portland State at #10 Oregon TBD TBD
Utah at #17 Oregon State TBD TBD


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