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This week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball - March 3, 2021

Mar 2, 2021


• The Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, presented by New York Life, begins Wednesday at Michelob ULTRA Arena (Mandalay Bay Events Center) in Las Vegas. STANFORD earned the top seed and has secured a first-round bye in every tournament since its start in 2002. ARIZONA earned the No. 2 seed, and UCLA at No. 3 and OREGON at No. 4 round out the top four seeds.

• The Pac-12 Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva, were announced on Monday. ARIZONA’s Aari McDonald was tabbed the Pac-12 Player of the Year as well as the Co-Defensive Player of the Year alongside STANFORD’s Anna Wilson. WASHINGTON STATE’s Charlisse Leger-Walker was named the Freshman of the Year, STANFORD’s Lacie Hull earned Sixth Player of the Year honors, and STANFORD head coach Tara VanDerveer was named the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year for the 16th time in her illustrious career.

• STANFORD enters the Pac-12 Tournament ranked #4 in the latest AP poll, followed by #9 UCLA, #11 ARIZONA and #19 OREGON. OREGON STATE is receiving votes.

• Four Pac-12 teams boast a top-14 NET ranking, led by STANFORD at #1 and followed by #7 UCLA, #10 OREGON, #14 ARIZONA, #29 OREGON STATE, #43 WASHINGTON STATE, #50 COLORADO and #79 USC for eight teams in the top 80. The four teams in the top 14 are the most of any other conference.

• Once again four teams were announced during the NCAA’s Top 16 reveal on Monday, with STANFORD at #2 and a top overall seed and followed by ARIZONA at #7 (2), UCLA at #10 (3) and OREGON at #15 (4).

• ARIZONA’s McDonald and UCLA’s Michaela Onyenwere were among the 11 semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy, which is presented annually to the top player in women’s college basketball.



Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
#4 Stanford 19-2 22-2
#11 Arizona 13-4 15-4
#9 UCLA 12-4 14-4
#19 Oregon 10-7 13-7
Oregon State 7-6 9-6
Colorado 8-8 10-9
Washington State 9-10 11-10
USC 8-10 10-11
Arizona State 6-9 11-9
Utah 4-15 5-15
Washington 3-13 6-13
California 1-12 1-15

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

Wednesday, March 3    
Game 1: #5 Oregon State vs. #12 California P12N 11 a.m. PT
Game 2: #8 USC vs. #9 Arizona State P12N 2 p.m. PT
Game 3: #7 Washington vs. #10 Utah P12N 5 p.m. PT
Game 4: #6 Colorado vs. #11 Washington P12N 8 p.m. PT
Thursday, March 4    
#4 Oregon vs. Game 1 Winner P12N 11 a.m. PT
#1 Stanford vs. Game 2 Winner P12N 2 p.m. PT
#2 Arizona vs. Game 3 Winner P12N 5 p.m. PT
#3 UCLA vs. Game 4 Winner P12N 8 p.m. PT
Friday, March 5    
Semifinal P12N 5 p.m. PT
Semifinal P12N 8 p.m. PT
Sunday, March 7    
Championship ESPN2 5 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  Aleah Goodman, OSU Talia von Oelhoffen, OSU
March 1  Charisma Osborne, UCLA Jaddan Simmons, ASU