Many thought then-No. 6 Stanford upsetting then-No. 1 UConn last week, snapping the Huskies’ 47-game winning streak, was good for the women’s basketball season. Well, that was just the beginning. Days after Stanford’s win, then-No. 10 Texas traveled to The Farm and used overtime to win at Maples Pavilion. That upset ended the…More
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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…More
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…More
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…More
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…More
From WSU: Incoming Cougar Named To U18 Greece National Team Washington State women’s basketball incoming freshman Pinelopi Pavlopoulou has been selected to play for the Under-18 Greece National Team this summer. The U18 European Championship will be held July 17-27 in Matosinhos, Portugal. Greece is in Group B and will play Belgium July 17, Lithuania July 18…More
In the shadow of the WNBA, a lot has happened on the local college scene. I’m sure you heard about Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves accepting an offer for a similar position at Oregon. Well, he’s rounded out his staff, including Storm F Nicole Powell as an assistant. Graves’ replacement at GU,…More
Washington State joins Stanford as the only Pac-12 women’s basketball teams and Division I hoop team from the state of Washington, to be recognized as part of the NCAA’s Public Recognition Awards for the 2012-13 academic year, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The honor is given to programs whose multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores are among…More
EDIT: Stanford moved up to No. 3 in the AP rankings released on Monday. An earlier version of this blog post had the Cardinal at its previous No. 4 standing. Stanford narrowly defeated Washington State 77-69 on Friday. The Cougs were only down 74-69 with 33 seconds remaining in the game…More
The caveat is USC, which is on a five-game win streak overall, defeated UCLA on the road Dec. 30 — four days before the Pac-12’s big opening weekend with all 12 teams. The start in conference play is the best for USC (10-5, 3-0) since 1993-94 when the Trojans posted a 10-0 record in the first stretch of Pac-10 play.
For WSU (9-6, 3-0), the quirk is it played three games in five days as part of the conference’s new scheduling to accommodate the addition of No. 17 Colorado and Utah two years ago. The Pac-12 also installed an intentional back-to-back rivalry play the same week to allow it to move up its conference tournament for more television exposure heading into NCAA tournament selections.
WSU started 3-0 during the 2011-12 season, finishing conference play at 5-13 overall.
That start was the true focus of the Cougs on Monday when it beat Washington (8-6, 1-2) for the first time since February 1995. The rematch is Saturday at 3pm at Alaska Airlines Arena. The game will air on Pac-12 Networks.More