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March 1, 2015 at 4:14 PM

Pac-12 Tournament seedings set; games start Thursday at KeyArena

The Pac-12 Tournament at KeyArena is set. Washington is the No. 5 seed and will open against No. 12 seed Utah on Thursday at 8:30pm. Here’s the full release from the Pac-12: SAN FRANCISCO—The Pac-12 Conference announced its seedings for the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament, presented by New York Life, with regular season champion Oregon State as…

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November 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to the 2014-15 “Wade Watch” list

Tuesday brought another preseason nod for Washington G Kelsey Plum. The sophomore was one of 25 players named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association “Wade Watch” list. Plum is one of five Pac-12 players overall to be given early consideration. On Monday, Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award list of 30…

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November 24, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Washington guard Kelsey Plum named to Wooden Award top 30 list

Washington G Kelsey Plum takes a shot Washington sophomore G Kelsey Plum was named to the preseason Wooden Award Top 30 on Monday. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by…

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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

Stanford senior G Amber Orrange made the game-tying three-pointer to force overtime in her team’s win against No. 1 UConn on Monday. 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…

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November 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

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

Washington guard Kelsey Plum 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…

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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

Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale celebrates 400th career victory PHOTO: Oklahoma Athletics 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…

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November 13, 2014 at 1:03 PM

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

Washington State senior guard Tia Presley 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…

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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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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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