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



>>  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).


Tuesday, Nov. 21
Oregon at NevadaMountain West Network   6:30 p.m. PT
Wednesday, Nov. 22  
Belmont vs. No. 4 StanfordFloHoops1:30 p.m. PT
Penn State vs. No. 8 USCFloHoops6 p.m. PT
UMBC at Oregon StatePac-12 Plus6 p.m. PT
Thursday, Nov. 23
Maryland vs. No. 23 Washington StateFloHoops8 a.m. PT
Cincinnati vs. No. 3 ColoradoESPN310 a.m. PT
No. 12 Texas vs. Arizona StateESPN+5 p.m. PT
Friday, Nov. 24
No. 13 FSU or Northwestern vs. No. 4 Stanford   FloHoopsTBD
UMass vs. No. 23 Washington StateFloHoops8 a.m. PT
Kentucky vs. No. 3 ColoradoESPN310 a.m. PT
San Jose State at CaliforniaPac-12 Plus12 p.m. PT
Idaho State vs. WashingtonTBD2 p.m. PT
South Florida vs. Arizona StateTBD2:45 p.m. PT
No. 6 UConn vs. No. 2 UCLAFloHoops4:30 p.m. PT
Merrimack at No. t10 UtahPac-12 Plus6:30 p.m. PT
Saturday, Nov. 25
TBD vs. CaliforniaPac-12 PlusTBD
No. 10 NC State vs. No. 3 ColoradoESPN310 a.m. PT
Green Bay vs. No. 23 Washington StateFloHoops10:30 a.m. PT
Niagara vs. No. 2 UCLAFloHoops10:30 a.m. PT   
Air Force vs. WashingtonTBD2 p.m. PT
High Point vs. Arizona StateTBD2:45 p.m. PT
Sunday, Nov. 26
Albany at No. 4 StanfordPac-12 Network1 p.m. PT
Washington at Hawai’iESPN+7 p.m. PT


TeamsPac-12 Record  Overall Record   
No. 23 Washington State   0-05-0
No. 3 Colorado0-04-0
No. 4 Stanford0-04-0
No. 2 UCLA0-04-0
No. 8 USC0-04-0
Oregon State0-03-0
Arizona State0-04-1
No. t-10 Utah0-04-1

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

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