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November 19, 2014 at 12:47 PM

WSU vs No. 16 Nebraska; No. 6 Stanford vs. No. 1 UConn to air on Pac-12 Networks

Washington State will open Pac-12 Network’s 2014-15 women’s basketball broadcast season when WSU hosts No. 16 Nebraska on Wednesday at 8pm PT. Nebraska is the second ranked team and third game overall the Cougars have played in the past six days. WSU (2-0) opened the season with a win against then-No. 22 Dayton on Friday…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Polls, TV Alert, Washington State | Topics: June Daugherty, Stanford, UConn

November 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 Player of the Week; Gonzaga enters AP top-25 poll

Washington PG Kelsey Plum wasn’t that impressed with her record-setting 45-point night against Oklahoma on Friday because UW lost. But voters for the weekly Pac-12 Player of the Week award thought the performance was still worthy of a nod. The conference released Monday that Plum is its Player of the Week. This is…

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Comments | More in Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Polls, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Kelsey Plum

November 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Tickets now on sale for the 2015 Pac-12 tournament in March at KeyArena

From the Pac-12: PAC-12 BEGINS SELLING TICKETS TO 2015 PAC-12 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNEY Tournament set for March 5-8 at KeyArena in Seattle   San Francisco – The Pac-12 announced today that all-tournament passes for the 2015 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament are now available to the general public. All-tournament passes include admission to every game of the tournament and…

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November 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Analyzing UW’s loss at Oklahoma despite Kelsey Plum’s career-high 45 points

Washington coach Mike Neighbors was certain about one thing when he booked Oklahoma for the season-opener Friday: “We’re going to come back better.” Neighbors coached a solid game against OU coach Sherri Coale. But the latter ended up winning her 400th career game, 90-80. And the former picked up two glaring things about his team….

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Washington | Topics: Kelsey Plum, Mike Neighbors

November 13, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Poll: Which team will have the best season among the in-state programs?

In the words of Washington State senior G Tia Presley, “the exhibition was such a tease.” More than a week has passed since most teams held an exhibition game, a positive because the NCAA has allowed teams more practice time overall, which should produce better competition. But, as always, players want the live games. Well, the…

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Comments | More in Eastern Washington, Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Polls, Seattle U, TV Alert, Washington, Washington State | Topics: Tia Presley

November 12, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Deja Strother makes it official, signs NLI with Washington

The early signing period opened Wednesday for student-athletes. Ingelmoor HS star Deja Strother made her verbal commitment official, signing a national letter of intent to play for Washington. Strother is a 6-5 post player, ranked as the No. 35 overall by Prospects Nation. She is also the No. 49 prospect by All-Star Girls Basketball Report. She…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Recruiting, Washington | Topics: Aminah Williams, Katie Collier, Mike Neighbors

November 4, 2014 at 12:39 PM

UConn’s Breanna Stewart and Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd head All-American team

The Associated Press preseason All-American team was released on Tuesday. UConn F Breanna Stewart and Notre Dame G Jewell Loyd were unanimous selections among a panel of 35 national media members. Stewart and Loyd are the 10th and 11th players all-time to be unanimous selections. Stanford F Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut Sun) was a unanimous…

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November 3, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Oregon State also ranked in preseason coaches’ poll, UConn leads the Top 25

The USA Today Sports preseason Top 25 Coaches’ Poll was released Monday. Oregon State finished the 2013-14 season at No. 25 and finds itself back in the mix to open this year. The Beavers, who returned all five starters, are ranked No. 21. UConn, the two-time defending NCAA champion, is the unanimous No. 1 choice, as…

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November 3, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Seattle U, Washington State and Gonzaga dominate in exhibition matchups

Seattle U started its season Saturday with an exhibition game against Central Washington at Connolly Center. The Redhawks made its debut with three new starters to replace graduated seniors in F Kacie Sowell, G Sylvia Shephard and F Ashley Ward. SU’s young lineup of sophomore PGs Kaylee Best and Alexis Montgomery, freshman wing Jacinta Beckley,…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Video | Topics: Joan Bonvicini, Lia Galdeira, Lisa Mispley Fortier

October 30, 2014 at 12:46 PM

UConn unanimous No. 1, Oregon State ranked in AP preseason Top 25 poll

The preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll was released Thursday. NCAA defending champion UConn was the unanimous No. 1 overall selection. It’s the 10th time that UConn has been the top team in the preseason. Six of those years they went on to win the title, including last season. The Pac-12 had four teams represented…

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