Women's Basketball Earns No. 7 Seed in this Week's Pac-12 Tournament
LAS VEGAS – The Washington State women's basketball team has earned the No. 7-seed in the upcoming 2021 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament, presented by New York Life. The Cougars will take on No. 10-seed Utah this Wednesday, March 3, in Las Vegas. Tip-off from the Michelob ULTRA Arena, formerly Mandalay Bay Events Center, is set for 5 p.m. PT and will air live on the Pac-12 Network.
Washington State earned the No. 7 seed at the Pac-12 Tournament for the eighth time in program history after going 9-10 in league play during the 2020-21 regular season. The nine conference wins for WSU is tied for the second-most Pac-10/12 wins in a single season in program history, matching the win total of the 1989-90, 1994-95, and 2013-14 teams.
This year's No. 7-seed ties a program record for the highest seed at the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament. WSU is 4-3 all-time as the tournament's No. 7 seed, while the Cougars are 3-0 all-time in the first round in that slot.
Washington State comes into the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament at 11-10 overall, marking the first time since the 2014-15 season that WSU has entered the tournament with a winning record. The Cougs ended the 2020-21 regular season on a two-game winning streak, which included a 68-55 win over Utah back on Feb. 21. Washington State swept the season series against the Utes, picking up a 79-74 win in Salt Lake City on Jan. 1, before collecting a 13-point victory in Pullman less than two weeks ago.
Wednesday's game will serve as the first matchup between the Cougars and the Utes in the Pac-12 Tournament. WSU is 0-3 all-time in the Pac-12 Women's Basketball under head coach Kamie Ethridge. The Cougars will be looking for their first win in the Pac-12 Tournament since the 2016-17 season, which was also the last time WSU held the No. 7 seed.
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