Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Weekly Rundown – December 13, 2023

Lauren Betts (UCLA Athletics)


>>  The Pac-12 features five teams ranked in the AP Top-25: No. 2 UCLA, No. 6 USC, No. 8 Colorado, No. 9 Stanford and No. 11 Utah. Washington, Washington State and Oregon State are receiving votes.

>>  NET rankings (through games 12/11): No. 2 Stanford, No. 3 Utah, No. 6 UCLA, No. 12 USC, No. 23 Colorado, No. 28 Washington State, No. 31 Washington, No. 35 Oregon State, No. 46 California, No. 51 Arizona, No. 89 Oregon and No. 116 Arizona State. The league’s three teams in the top 10 NET tops all conferences.

>>  UCLA remains a No. 1 seed in ESPN’s Charlie Creme’s latest Bracketology, which highlights eight Pac-12 teams in the 2024 NCAA Tournament: No. 1 UCLA, No. 2 Stanford, No. 2 USC, No. 2 Utah, No. 3 Colorado, No. 6 Washington, No. 6 Washington State and No. 8 Oregon State.

>>  Utah’s Alissa Pili headlined this week’s USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Players of the Week, with UCLA’s Lauren Betts joining her among the honorees. Pili, who was also named ESPN’s Player of the Week, recorded back-to-back 30-point performances, including a career-high 37 against top-ranked South Carolina. Betts scored 18 points on 77.8% shooting in UCLA’s 111-49 win over CSUN, and led the Bruins with 22 points and 18 rebounds in the victory over then-No. 20 Florida State.
   >> Washington was named the Team of the Week by both the USBWA and ESPN after its 2-0 week, which was highlighted by the Huskies’ 60-55 win at then-No. 21 Washington State. Hannah Stines led all scorers with 21 points, while Lauren Schwartz added 20 in the team’s first win in Pullman since 2019.

>>  Violet Palmer, the Pac-12’s coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the past 13 seasons, will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The 2024 class, which was announced during halftime of the North Carolina-South Carolina game on ESPN on Thursday, Nov. 30, will be inducted on Saturday, April 27 at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tenn. Palmer will be inducted alongside Seimone Augustus, Rita Easterling, Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Maya Moore, Sue Phillips and Mary “Roonie” Scovel.


Wednesday, Dec. 13
No. 5 Texas at ArizonaPac-12 Network6 p.m. PT
Friday, Dec. 15  
Eastern Washington at CaliforniaPac-12 Plus11:30 a.m. PT
Santa Clara at RV Oregon StatePac-12 Plus6 p.m. PT
Portland at No. 9 StanfordPac-12 Plus7 p.m. PT
Saturday, Dec. 16
Saint Mary’s at RV WashingtonPac-12 Washington1 p.m. PT
No. 11 Utah at Southern UtahESPN+4 p.m. PT
Sunday, Dec. 17
UTSA at OregonPac-12 Plus11 a.m. PT
Houston at RV Washington StatePac-12 Washington   2 p.m. PT
Arizona at Arizona StatePac-12 Network4 p.m. PT
Monday, Dec. 18
No. 2 UCLA at No. t12 Ohio State  FS13:30 p.m. PT      
Cal State Fullerton at No. 6 USCPac-12 Network7 p.m. PT


TeamsPac-12 Record  Overall Record  
RV Washington1-010-0
No. 2 UCLA0-09-0
No. 6 USC0-08-0
RV Oregon State0-07-0
No. 8 Colorado0-09-1
No. 9 Stanford0-08-1
No. 11 Utah0-08-2
Arizona State0-07-3
RV Washington State  0-110-2

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

 Player of the WeekFreshman of the Week   
Nov. 13   Aaronette Vonleh, COLO  JuJu Watkins, USC
Nov. 20Cameron Brink, STANJuJu Watkins, USC
Nov. 27Cameron Brink, STANJuJu Watkins, USC
Dec. 4JuJu Watkins, USCJuJu Watkins, USC
Dec. 11Alissa Pili, UTAHJuJu Watkins, USC

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