Pac-12 announces 2022-23 women’s basketball weekly pairings
SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference has released the weekly matchups and site designations for the league’s 2022-23 women’s basketball season.
The announcement reflects the games being played and the home/away designations each weekend of the Pac-12 regular season. Specific dates and times for each game will be announced after television selections are finalized. Some games may shift outside of the Conference’s traditional Friday-Sunday windows pending those television selections and other factors.
Games on the first full weekend of the regular season are scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 29 through Monday, Jan. 2 to provide programs scheduling options as they return from the holidays. The season's final weekend will be played on Thursday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 25, to avoid a quick turnaround for teams playing on the first day of the Pac-12 Tournament. The 2023 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, presented by New York Life, is scheduled for March 1-5 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
New this season, all rivalry games have been separated, with the first played on a mutually agreed-upon date in the month of December and the second during the traditional nine-week Conference schedule.
The Conference schedule will remain at 18 games in 2022-23. A shift to a 20-game league calendar, announced last summer following approval by the Pac-12 Council, was brought up for reconsideration by the Conference membership prior to the start of last season, which re-voted and decided to maintain the current, 18-game structure.
Over the last seven seasons, the Pac-12 leads all conferences in Final Four appearances (7), NCAA Tournament wins (76), NCAA Tournament winning percentage (.685), regular-season, nonconference winning percentage (.793) and WBCA All-Americans (15).
Ten All-Conference, five All-Freshman, and two All-Defensive Team honorees are set to return for the 2022-23 season, including the league’s Player of the Year (Haley Jones, STAN), Defensive Player of the Year (Cameron Brink, STAN) Freshman of the Year (Gianna Kneepkens, UTAH), Sixth Player of the Year (Quay Miller, COLO) and co-Most Improved Player of the Year (Bella Murekatete, WSU).
Of the 24 women selected to play in the 2022 McDonald’s All American Game, a national-best 11 are slated to join the Pac-12 this coming season in Arizona's Paris Clark and Maya Nnaji, Oregon's Chance Gray and Grace VanSlooten, Oregon State's Raegan Beers and Timea Gardiner, Stanford's Lauren Betts and Indya Nivar, UCLA's Gabriela Jaquez and Kiki Rice, and USC's Aaliyah Gayles.
Pac-12 programs signed 23 student-athletes from the 2022 espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 who will be freshmen on campus this fall, including seven of the top 10 (#1 Lauren Betts, STAN; #2 Kiki Rice, UCLA; #6 Timea Gardiner, OSU; #7 Chance Gray, ORE; #8 Aaliyah Gayles, USC; #9 Maya Nnaji, ARIZ; #10 Raegan Beers, OSU). Six of the nation’s top 14 classes have been put together by Conference programs, including each of the top three and five of the top eight - No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 Oregon State, No. 5 Stanford, No. 8 Arizona and No. 14 Washington.
Pac-12 Women’s Basketball 2022-23 Conference Matchups
Oregon State at Oregon - December 11
Washington State at Washington - December 11
Colorado at Utah - December 14
UCLA at USC - December 15
California at Stanford - December 23
Arizona State at Arizona - December 29
Weekend of Dec. 29-Jan 2
Arizona/Arizona State at California/Stanford
Colorado/Utah at Washington/Washington State
UCLA/USC at Oregon/Oregon State
Weekend of Jan. 6-8
Oregon/Oregon State at Arizona/Arizona State
Stanford at California
USC at UCLA
Utah at Colorado
Washington at Washington State
Weekend of Jan. 13-15
Arizona/Arizona State at Colorado/Utah
California/Stanford at UCLA/USC
Washington/Washington State at Oregon/Oregon State
Weekend of Jan. 20-22
Arizona at Arizona State
Colorado/Utah at California/Stanford
Oregon at Oregon State
UCLA/USC at Washington/Washington State
Weekend of Jan. 27-29
Oregon/Oregon State at California/Stanford
UCLA/USC at Colorado/Utah
Washington/Washington State at Arizona/Arizona State
Weekend of Feb. 3-5
Arizona/Arizona State at UCLA/USC
California/Stanford at Washington/Washington State
Colorado/Utah at Oregon/Oregon State
Weekend of Feb. 10-12
California/Stanford at Arizona/Arizona State
Oregon/Oregon State at UCLA/USC
Washington/Washington State at Colorado/Utah
Weekend of Feb. 17-19
Colorado/Utah at Arizona/Arizona State
Oregon/Oregon State at Washington/Washington State
UCLA/USC at California/Stanford
Weekend of Feb. 23-25
Arizona/Arizona State at Oregon/Oregon State
California/Stanford at Colorado/Utah
Washington/Washington State at UCLA/USC