Pac-12 Women’s Basketball league play continues this weekend with more top-10 matchups
• For the fourth-straight week, the Pac-12 will boast an AP Top 25 matchup in Conference play with #5 STANFORD hosting #6 UCLA in Santa Cruz, Calif. this Friday at 7 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network. This contest will be the ninth ranked matchup between conference foes this season.
• In addition to being name the Pac-12’s Player of the Week, COLORADO’s Mya Hollingshed also earned Player of the Week honors from ESPNW, and the Buffaloes earned the Win of the Week after upsetting then-No. 1 Stanford, which was the first win over a top-ranked team in program history. Additionally, Pac-12 Freshman of the Week Frida Formann was named the USBWA’s Tamika Catchings National Freshman of the Week, marking the second-straight week a Pac-12 player has won the award after WASHINGTON STATE’s Charlisse Leger-Walker earned the honor a week ago.
• STANFORD holds the top spot in the latest NET Rankings, followed by #4 OREGON, #10 UCLA, #15 ARIZONA, #32 WASHINGTON STATE, #57 COLORADO, #65 USC, #70 ARIZONA STATE and #75 WASHINGTON for nine teams inside the top 75. The three teams in the top 10 are the most of any other conference.
• The NCAA announced several planning updates for the 2021 Division I Women’s Basketball Championship, including the reiteration of a 64-team bracket. The committee also announced that for the 2020-21 academic year, it would waive the .500 rule, which normally requires teams to have overall won-lost records of .500 or better to be considered for an at-large selection. Due to the entire championship moving to one geographic area and the San Antonio region currently under consideration, the committee decided to remove references to geography in principles for placing teams into the bracket for the 2021 championship only. More information can be found here.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
|RV Washington State||5-3||7-3|
|RV Arizona State||3-3||7-3|
PAC-12 WEEKLY SCHEDULE (All games, tip times & TV broadcasts are subject to change)
For the most up-to-date schedules, visit Expanded Schedule
|Friday, January 22|
|Colorado at Arizona State||Live Stream||3:00 p.m. MT|
|Utah at #10 Arizona||P12N||4:00 p.m. MT|
|Washington State at #13 Oregon||P12N||5:00 p.m. PT|
|#6 UCLA at #5 Stanford (Santa Cruz, Calif.)||P12N||7:00 p.m. PT|
|Washington at Oregon State||P12OR & P12MT||7:00 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, January 24|
|Colorado at #10 Arizona||P12N||1 p.m. MT|
|Utah at Arizona State||Live Stream||2 p.m. MT|
|Washington State at Oregon State||TBD||2 p.m. PT|
|Washington at #13 Oregon||P12N||2 p.m. PT|
|USC at #5 Stanford (Santa Cruz, Calif.)||P12N||4 p.m. PT|
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK