Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Weekly Rundown – November 3, 2023


>> The Pac-12 leads all conferences with six teams in the Associated Press Preseason Top 25: No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 Utah, No. 15 Stanford, No. 20 Colorado, No. 21 USC and No. 24 Washington State. It’s the first time in league history the Conference placed six teams in the preseason AP Top 25, and 22nd time ever the Pac-12 has showcased six-or-more teams in the AP Top 25.

>> The Pac-12 sent a league record-tying seven teams to the 2023 NCAA Tournament, with three advancing to the Sweet 16 for the sixth time in the last seven NCAA Tournaments. The Pac-12 has sent half the league or more to the NCAA Tournament in six consecutive tournaments (there was no NCAA Tournament in 2020 due to COVID-19).

>> ESPN’s latest Bracketology is headlined by nine Pac-12 teams – No. 1 seed UCLA, No. 2 Utah, No. 4 seed Stanford, No. 5 seed USC, No. 6 seed Colorado, No. 7 Washington State, No. 8 seed Arizona, No. 8 seed Washington, and No. 11 seed Oregon State. Oregon is one of Charlie Creme’s Next Four Out. The Conference’s record of NCAA Tournament participants is seven (2016-17 and 2022-23).

>> 11 Pac-12 student-athletes were named to the 2023-24 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Women’s Player of the Year Watch List, which is tied with the ACC for the most among all conferences: Cameron Brink, STAN; Gianna Kneepkens, UTAH; Charlisse Leger-Walker, WSU; Rayah Marshall, USC; Quay Miller, COLO; Charisma Osborne, UCLA; Alissa Pili, UTAH; Kiki Rice, UCLA; Jaylyn Sherrod, COLO; Grace VanSlooten, ORE; JuJu Watkins, USC. Watkins is the lone freshman on the Watch List.

>> Stanford’s Cameron Brink and Utah’s Alissa Pili were both selected to the preseason “Wade Watch” List. The award is given annually to the best player in women’s college basketball. This is Brink’s third time on the preseason watch list, and a Pac-12 student-athlete has won the award three times since the 2016-17 season (Kelsey Plum – 2017; Sabrina Ionescu – 2019, 2020).


Monday, Nov. 6  
No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 21 USCTruTV11 a.m. PT
Mississippi Valley State at No. 5 UtahPac-12 Plus3 p.m. PT
Cal Poly at No. 24 Washington StatePac-12 Plus4 p.m. PT
No. 1 LSU vs. No. 20 ColoradoTNT4:30 p.m. PT
Arizona at New Mexico StateESPN+5 p.m. PT
UTSA at Arizona StatePac-12 Plus5 p.m. PT
Purdue at No. 4 UCLAPac-12 Los Angeles    5:30 p.m. PT
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Oregon StatePac-12 Plus5:30 p.m. PT
Sacramento State at WashingtonPac-12 Plus5:30 p.m. PT
Northern Arizona at OregonPac-12 Plus6 p.m. PT
CSU Bakersfield at CaliforniaPac-12 Plus8:30 p.m. PT     
Wednesday, Nov. 8  
Le Moyne at No. 20 ColoradoTBD5 p.m. PT
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at OregonPac-12 Plus6 p.m. PT
Hawai’i at No. 15 StanfordPac-12 Plus7 p.m. PT
Santa Clara at CaliforniaPac-12 Plus7 p.m. PT
Thursday, Nov. 9  
North Carolina Central at WashingtonPac-12 Plus5 p.m. PT
South Carolina State at No. 5 UtahPac-12 Plus6 p.m. PT
UC Riverside at No. 4 UCLATBD7 p.m. PT
Gonzaga at No. 24 Washington StatePac-12 Plus7 p.m. PT
Friday, Nov. 10  
Montana State at Arizona StatePac-12 Plus5 p.m. PT
Northern Arizona at ArizonaPac-12 Plus5:30 p.m. PT
FGCU at No. 21 USCPac-12 Plus7 p.m. PT
Sunday, Nov. 12  
Loyola Marymount at ArizonaPac-12 Plus1 p.m. PT
Villanova at Oregon StatePac-12 Network1 p.m. PT
No. 9 Indiana at No. 15 StanfordESPN2 p.m. PT
Bellarmine at No. 4 UCLATBD2 p.m. PT
Idaho State at No. 24 Washington State   Pac-12 Plus2:30 p.m. PT
Oklahoma State at No. 20 ColoradoPac-12 Network3 p.m. PT


TeamsPac-12 Record   Overall Record   
Arizona State0-00-0
No. 20 Colorado0-00-0
Oregon State0-00-0
No. 15 Stanford0-00-0
No. 4 UCLA 0-00-0
No. 21 USC0-00-0
No. 5 Utah0-00-0
No. 24 Washington State    0-00-0

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