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VanDerveer eyes historic win as Pac-12 Women’s Basketball continues with another action-packed slate

Dec 15, 2020
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• Head coach Tara VanDerveer of #1 STANFORD is just one victory away from becoming the all-time career wins leader in NCAA women’s basketball history. This past Sunday, VanDerveer tied Pat Summitt with her 1,098th career victory after the Cardinal defeated California, and Stanford looks to secure the milestone tonight as it takes on Pacific at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN2.

• Conference action continues this week starting on Friday as ARIZONA STATE visits UTAH at 3 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network. On Monday, #1 STANFORD takes on #11 UCLA at 12 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network, giving fans another top-25 conference matchup for the third consecutive week.

• Once again the Pac-12 has five teams ranked in the Top-25, with #1 STANFORD, #6 ARIZONA, #T7 OREGON, #11 UCLA and #21 OREGON STATE representing the Conference of Champions. ARIZONA STATE is receiving votes.

• With STANFORD maintaining the top spot in the AP Top 25 rankings this week, the Cardinal has been ranked #1 in the poll for the second-straight year. A Pac-12 team has been ranked #1 in the AP Top 25 in nine of the past 24 weeks (Last season OREGON was ranked #1 in the preseason to week-four polls and STANFORD was #1 from weeks five to seven).

• UTAH’s Brynna Maxwell was named the College Sports Madness National Player of the Week after leading the Utes to a 2-0 week including an upset of No. 15 Oregon State in which she scored 34 points, the most by a Pac-12 player this season.

• The NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee announced the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship will be held in one geographic area and has begun preliminary talks with San Antonio and the surrounding region to serve as the potential landing spot for the 64-team tournament. More information can be found here.

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
#T7 Oregon 3-0 5-0
#6 Arizona 3-0 4-0
#1 Stanford 2-0 4-0
Washington State 1-0 2-0
#11 UCLA 2-1 4-1
Arizona State 1-2 5-2
Washington 1-2 4-2
#21 Oregon State 1-2 3-2
Colorado 1-2 3-3
Utah 1-2 2-2
California 0-2 0-5
USC 0-3 1-3

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

Tuesday, December 15 TV Time (Local)
#1 Stanford at Pacific ESPN2 6 p.m. PT
Friday, December 18    
Arizona State at Utah P12N 3 p.m. MT
#6 Arizona at Colorado P12N 5 p.m. MT
Saturday, December 19    
California at #11 UCLA P12BA & P12LA 12 p.m. PT
#21 Oregon State at Washington State P12WA 12 p.m. PT
#1 Stanford at USC P12LA 2 p.m. PT
#T7 Oregon at Washington P12OR & P12WA 2 p.m. PT
Sunday, December 20    
#6 Arizona at Utah P12N 12 p.m. MT
Arizona State at Colorado P12N 2 p.m. MT
Monday, December 21    
#T7 Oregon at Washington State P12OR & P12WA 11 a.m. PT
#1 Stanford at #11 UCLA P12N 12 p.m. PT
California at USC P12BA & P12LA 2 p.m. PT
#21 Oregon State at Washington P12N 2 p.m. PT

PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Week of Player Freshman
Nov. 30 Charisma Osborne, UCLA Tameiya Sadler, WASH
Dec. 7 Haley Jones, STAN Sasha Goforth, OSU
Dec. 14  Brynna Maxwell, UTAH  Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
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