Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Weekly Rundown – March 27, 2024



>>  For the 10th time overall, and seventh time in the last eight NCAA Tournaments, at least three Pac-12 teams have advanced to the Sweet 16. Other regional semifinals to include three or more league programs were in 1988 (3), 1992 (3), 2009 (3), 2016 (4), 2017 (5), 2018 (4), 2019 (5), 2021 (3) & 2023 (3).
   >> The Pac-12’s five teams in the Sweet 16 leads all other conferences.
   >> Since 2015-16, the Pac-12 lead all conferences in Sweet 16 appearances (30), non-conference winning percentage (.792), and NCAA Tournament winning percentage (.686).

>>  Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer and USC’s Lindsay Gottlieb are finalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year award.

>>  Nine Pac-12 players are Region Five Finalists for the 2024 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America team: Colorado’s Jaylyn Sherrod, Oregon State’s Raegan Beers, Stanford’s Cameron Brink & Kiki Iriafen, UCLA’s Lauren BettsCharisma Osborne Kiki Rice, USC’s JuJu Watkins, and Utah’s Alissa Pili.

>>  Watkins was also named a finalist for the Wade Trophy, which is presented by the WBCA to the best player in women’s college basketball.

>>  Brink and Watkins are both finalists for the 2024 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy, as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The award is bestowed to the most outstanding player in women’s and men’s college basketball, and voting is now open here through April 2.


Thursday, March 28NetworkTimeTalent
No. 2 Toledo at No. 1 Washington State^ESPN+6 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. MTTrevor Williams & Stephen Madison
Friday, March 29
No. 3 Oregon State vs. No. 2 Notre Dame* (in Albany, NY)ESPN11:30 a.m. PT / 12:30 p.m. MTPam Ward, Stephanie White & Holly Rowe
No. 2 Stanford vs. No. 3 NC State* (in Portland, Ore.)ESPN4:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. MTCourtney Lyle, Carollyn Peck & Brooke Weisbrod
Saturday, March 30
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 3 LSU* (in Albany, NY)ABC10 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. MTRyan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo & Holly Rowe
No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 1 Iowa* (in Albany, NY)ABC12:30 p.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. MTRyan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo & Holly Rowe
No. 1 USC vs. No. 5 Baylor* (in Portland, Ore.)ESPN2:30 p.m. PT / 3:30 p.m. MTBeth Mowins, Debbie Antonelli & Angel Gray

NCAA Tournament – Elite 8: March 31 & April 1
WBIT – Semifinals: April 1 at Hinkle Fieldhouse
* NCAA Tournament Game 
^ WBIT Game


TeamsPac-12 RecordOverall Record
No. 5 Stanford15-330-5
No. 3 USC13-528-5
No. 6 UCLA13-527-6
No. 12 Oregon State12-626-7
No. 17 Colorado11-724-9
No. 21 Utah11-723-11
Washington State7-1120-14
Arizona State3-1511-20

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

 Player of the WeekFreshman of the Week
Nov. 13Aaronette Vonleh, COLOJuJu 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
Dec. 18Kailyn Gilbert, ARIZJenna Villa, WSU
Dec. 26McKenzie Forbes, USCJuJu Watkins, USC
Jan. 2Jaylyn Sherrod, COLOJuJu Watkins, USC
Jan. 8Cameron Brink, STANJuJu Watkins, USC
Jan. 15Raegan Beers, OSUJuJu Watkins, USC
Jan. 22Kiki Iriafen, STANJuJu Watkins, USC
Jan. 29Cameron Brink, STANDonovyn Hunter, OSU
Feb. 5JuJu Watkins, USCJuJu Watkins, USC
Feb. 12Raegan Beers, OSUJuJu Watkins, USC
Feb. 19JuJu Watkins, USCJuJu Watkins, USC
Feb. 26Esmery Martinez, ARIZJada Williams, ARIZ
March 4Cameron Brink, STANJuJu Watkins, USC

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