This week in Pac-12 Women's Basketball - March 17, 2021
• Six Pac-12 teams (ARIZONA, OREGON, OREGON STATE, STANFORD, UCLA and WASHINGTON STATE) were selected to the NCAA Tournament, marking the seventh-consecutive time five-or-more Pac-12 teams have been selected to March Madness.
• The NCAA Tournament tips off this Sunday, March 21 with top-seeded STANFORD, No. 8 OREGON STATE and No. 9 WASHINGTON STATE hitting the hardwood for their first-round matchups. Third-seeded ARIZONA and UCLA and No. 6 OREGON make their tournament debuts on Monday, March 22, and every first-round contest will air on either ESPN or ESPN2.
• ARIZONA's Aari McDonald earned Second Team All-American honors by the Associated Press while UCLA's Michaela Onyenwere and STANFORD's Kiana Williams were named to the Third Team. STANFORD's Haley Jones earned Honorable Mention accolades.
• STANFORD enters the NCAA Tournament ranked #2 in the latest AP poll, followed by #9 UCLA, #11 ARIZONA and #23 OREGON, with OREGON STATE receiving votes. Four or more teams have been ranked in the AP top 25 in every week this season.
• STANFORD's Tara VanDerveer is one of four finalists for the Naismith Women's Coach of the Year award. The winningest coach in women's college basketball history is looking for her third Coach of the Year award, which would tie her with Muffet McGraw for second-most all-time behind Geno Auriemma (8) and Pat Summitt (4).
• ARIZONA STATE and COLORADO will continue their seasons on Friday, March 19 in the WNIT, with the Sun Devils taking on Rice and the Buffaloes battling Louisiana in the first round.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)
|Teams||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
PAC-12 WEEKLY POSTSEASON SCHEDULE (All games, tip times & TV broadcasts are subject to change)
For the most up-to-date schedules, visit Expanded Schedule
|Friday, March 19|
|WNIT: Arizona State vs. Rice||Flo Hoops||9 a.m. MST|
|WNIT: Colorado vs. Louisiana||Flo Hoops||1 p.m. MDT|
|Sunday, March 21|
|NCAA Tournament: No. 8 Oregon State vs. No. 9 Florida State||ESPN2||4:30 p.m. PT|
|NCAA Tournament: No. 9 Washington State vs. No. 8 South Florida||ESPN2||6:30 p.m. PT|
|NCAA Tournament: No. 1 Stanford vs No. 16 Utah Valley||ESPN||7 p.m. PT|
|Monday, March 22|
|NCAA Tournament: No. 3 Arizona vs. No. 14 Stony Brook||ESPN2||11 a.m. MST|
|NCAA Tournament: No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 14 Wyoming||ESPN||7 p.m. PT|
|NCAA Tournament: No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 11 South Dakota||ESPN2||7 p.m. PT|
PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK