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2024 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament

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Pac-12 Women's Basketball Weekly Rundown - November 21, 2023

Nov 16, 2023
Leilani McIntosh (Kelley Cox/klcfotos)

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>>  The Pac-12 has six teams in the AP Top-25: No. 2 UCLA, No. 3 Colorado, No. 4 Stanford, No. 8 USC, No. t-10 Utah and No. 23 Washington State. It’s the eighth time the Pac-12 has placed three teams in the top five, including twice this season. It’s the second time the Pac-12 boasts five teams in the top 10 of the AP poll, and first time any league has done so in consecutive weeks since the SEC on Jan. 9, 1989.

>>  The Pac-12’s .925 (49-4) winning percentage against Division opponents leads all major conferences.
   > Big 12: .900 (45-5)
   > SEC: .838 (57-11)
   > ACC: .762 (48-15)
   > Big Ten: .721 (44-17)
   > Big East: .600 (27-18)

>>  ESPN’s Charlie Creme’s latest Bracketology has nine Pac-12 teams in the NCAA Tournament: No. 1 seed UCLA, No. 1 seed Colorado, No. 1 seed Stanford, No. 2 seed USC, No. 3 seed Utah,  No. 6 seed Washington State, No. 7 seed Arizona, No. 7 seed Washington, and No. 10 seed Oregon State. The league’s record for NCAA Tournament participants is seven (2016-17 and 2022-23).

>>  Stanford’s Cameron Brink was named an Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Tuesday, giving the Cardinal two honorees in as many weeks after Kiki Iriafen earned the nod last Tuesday. Brink became just the third Stanford player since 1999-2000 with 25+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ blocks in a game, and the first since Chiney Ogwumike on March 8, 2014.

>>  The Pac-12 is tied with the Big 12 for the most top-25 wins this season with three (No. 21 USC vs. No. 7 Ohio State, 83-74 on Nov. 6; No. 20 Colorado vs. No. 1 LSU, 92-78 on Nov. 6 & No.15 Stanford vs. No. 9 Indiana, 96-64 on Nov. 12).

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Full Schedule)

Tuesday, Nov. 21
Oregon at Nevada Mountain West Network 6:30 p.m. PT
Wednesday, Nov. 22    
Belmont vs. No. 4 Stanford FloHoops 1:30 p.m. PT
Penn State vs. No. 8 USC FloHoops 6 p.m. PT
UMBC at Oregon State Pac-12 Plus 6 p.m. PT
Thursday, Nov. 23
Maryland vs. No. 23 Washington State FloHoops 8 a.m. PT
Cincinnati vs. No. 3 Colorado ESPN3 10 a.m. PT
No. 12 Texas vs. Arizona State ESPN+ 5 p.m. PT
Friday, Nov. 24
No. 13 FSU or Northwestern vs. No. 4 Stanford FloHoops TBD
UMass vs. No. 23 Washington State FloHoops 8 a.m. PT
Kentucky vs. No. 3 Colorado ESPN3 10 a.m. PT
San Jose State at California Pac-12 Plus 12 p.m. PT
Idaho State vs. Washington TBD 2 p.m. PT
South Florida vs. Arizona State TBD 2:45 p.m. PT
No. 6 UConn vs. No. 2 UCLA FloHoops 4:30 p.m. PT
Merrimack at No. t10 Utah Pac-12 Plus 6:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, Nov. 25
TBD vs. California Pac-12 Plus TBD
No. 10 NC State vs. No. 3 Colorado ESPN3 10 a.m. PT
Green Bay vs. No. 23 Washington State FloHoops 10:30 a.m. PT
Niagara vs. No. 2 UCLA FloHoops 10:30 a.m. PT
Air Force vs. Washington TBD 2 p.m. PT
High Point vs. Arizona State TBD 2:45 p.m. PT
Sunday, Nov. 26
Albany at No. 4 Stanford Pac-12 Network 1 p.m. PT
Washington at Hawai'i ESPN+ 7 p.m. PT

CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded Standings)

Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
California 0-0 5-0
No. 23 Washington State 0-0 5-0
No. 3 Colorado 0-0 4-0
No. 4 Stanford 0-0 4-0
No. 2 UCLA 0-0 4-0
No. 8 USC 0-0 4-0
Washington 0-0 4-0
Oregon State 0-0 3-0
Arizona 0-0 6-1
Arizona State 0-0 4-1
No. t-10 Utah 0-0 4-1
Oregon 0-0 3-1

2023-24 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Performance Awards, presented by Nextiva

  Player of the Week Freshman of the Week
Nov. 13 Aaronette Vonleh, COLO JuJu Watkins, USC
Nov. 20 Cameron Brink, STAN JuJu Watkins, USC