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This week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball - Feb. 17, 2021

Feb 17, 2021
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• The Conference of Champions boasted four teams on the NCAA’s Top 16 reveal, led by STANFORD at #3 and a # 1 seed and followed by ARIZONA at #8 (2), UCLA at #9 (3) and OREGON at #11 (3). The four teams in the top 11 are the most of any other conference in the country.

• For the third-straight week, Pac-12 teams will battle it out on ESPN/2 with #8 UCLA hosting Oregon State on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT / 2 p.m. MT on ESPN 2, and #6 STANFORD welcoming #10 ARIZONA to Maples Pavilion on Monday at 6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MT on ESPN 2. The contest between the Cardinal and Wildcats will be the 11th league matchup between ranked conference foes this season.

• STANFORD holds the top spot once again in the latest NET Rankings, followed by # 5 OREGON, #8 UCLA, #11 ARIZONA, #38 WASHINGTON STATE, #52 OREGON STATE, #56 USC, #57 COLORADO and #74 ARIZONA STATE for nine teams in the top 75. The four teams in the top 11 are the most of any other conference.

• STANFORD comes in at #6 in the latest AP poll and is followed by #8 UCLA, #10 ARIZONA and #13 OREGON, and the four teams in the top 13 are the most of any other league. The Pac-12 has now boasted four or more teams in the AP top 25 in all 13 polls this season.

• #10 ARIZONA’s Adia Barnes, #6 STANFORD’s Tara VanDerveer and #8 UCLA’s Cori Close are among the 15 finalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year award.

• Charlie Creme’s latest 2021 NCAA Tournament 64-team bracket prediction has five Pac-12 teams going dancing, including STANFORD as the top seed and followed by ARIZONA as a two-seed, UCLA and OREGON each as three-seed, and WASHINGTON STATE as a nine-seed, which would be the first NCAA Tournament appearance for the Cougars since 1991. Creme also has USC as one of the first four out and OREGON STATE as a next four out. The updated bracket can be found here.


Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
#5 Stanford 16-2 19-2
#10 Arizona 12-2 14-2
#8 UCLA 10-3 12-3
#13 Oregon 9-5 12-5
USC 8-7 10-8
Washington State 7-9 9-9
Colorado 6-8 8-9
Arizona State 5-7 10-7
Oregon State 4-6 6-6
Utah 4-13 5-13
Washington 2-11 5-11
California 0-10 0-13

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 19    
Colorado at Washington State Live Stream 12 p.m. PT
#10 Arizona at California P12N 12:30 p.m. PT
Oregon State at USC P12N 2:30 p.m. PT
#13 Oregon at #8 UCLA P12N 5 p.m. PT
Arizona State at #6 Stanford P12N 7 p.m. PT
Utah at Washington Live Stream 7 p.m. PT
Sunday, February 21    
Utah at Washington State Live Stream 12 p.m. PT
#11 Oregon at USC P12N 12 p.m. PT
Oregon State at #8 UCLA ESPN2 1 p.m. PT
Arizona State at California Live Stream 1 p.m. PT
Colorado at Washington Live Stream 2 p.m. PT
Monday, February 22    
#10 Arizona at #6 Stanford ESPN2 6 p.m. PT


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
Dec. 21 Aari McDonald, ARIZ Sydney Parrish, ORE
Dec. 28 Jordan Sanders, USC Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Jan. 4 Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Jan. 11 Natalie Chou, UCLA Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Jan. 18 Mya Hollingshed, COLO  Frida Formann, COLO
Jan. 25 Charisma Osborne, UCLA Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Feb. 1  Endyia Rogers, USC Sasha Goforth, OSU 
Feb. 8 Alissa Pili, USC Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Feb. 15 Cate Reese, ARIZ Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU
Feb. 22    
March 1