This week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball - Feb. 2, 2021
• The Pac-12 has four teams ranked in the top 12 of the AP top 25 poll, including three in the top 10 which is the most of any other conference. UCLA comes in at #5, and is followed by #6 STANFORD, #9 ARIZONA and #12 OREGON.
• STANFORD holds the top spot in the latest NET Rankings, followed by #4 OREGON, #8 UCLA, #13 ARIZONA, #35 WASHINGTON STATE, #45 OREGON STATE, #62 USC, #66 COLORADO and #73 ARIZONA STATE for nine teams inside the top 75. The three teams in the top 8 are the most of any other conference.
• #12 OREGON hosts #9 ARIZONA on Monday at 4 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. MT on ESPN2 for the 10th matchup between top-25 conference foes so far this season. This Friday #6 STANFORD returns to Maples Pavilion for the first time since Nov. 25 to host COLORADO at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on Pac-12 Network, and #5 UCLA looks to extend its five-game win streak when it visits WASHINGTON STATE on Friday at 12 p.m. PT.
• #9 ARIZONA’s Aari McDonald, #6 STANFORD’s Haley Jones and Kiana Williams, and #5 UCLA’s Michaela Onyenwere were all named to the Wooden Award late-season top 20. The honor is presented annually to the most outstanding player in college basketball. Three Pac-12 players were named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Top 10, headlined by McDonald, Williams and UCLA’s Charisma Osborne. The award, won by McDonald last season, recognizes the nation’s best shooting guard. Top 10 lists for three additional Naismith Starting Five positional awards will be announced this week, with the Pac-12 boasting eight on the watch lists for the Miller (SF) and McLain (PF) Awards.
• ESPN’s Charlie Creme’s latest 64-team bracket prediction lists five Pac-12 teams making the 2021 NCAA Tournament, with STANFORD and UCLA as No. 2 seeds followed by ARIZONA and OREGON each as No. 3 seeds and WASHINGTON STATE at No. 9. ARIZONA STATE is currently listed as one of the first four out and OREGON STATE as next four out.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
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, February 5|
|#5 UCLA at Washington State||Live Stream||12 p.m. PT|
|#9 Arizona at Oregon State||P12N||4 p.m. PT|
|Colorado at #6 Stanford||P12N||6 p.m. PT|
|Utah at California||Live Stream||6 p.m. PT|
|USC at Washington||Live Stream||7 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, February 7|
|Arizona State at Oregon State||P12OR||12 p.m. PT|
|USC at Washington State||Live Stream||12 p.m. PT|
|Utah at #6 Stanford||P12N||1 p.m. PT|
|#5 UCLA at Washington||Live Stream||2 p.m. PT|
|Colorado at California||Live Stream||2 p.m. PT|
|Monday, February 8|
|#9 Arizona at #12 Oregon||ESPN2||4 p.m. PT|
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK