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March 5, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Washington star Kelsey Plum named Pac-12 freshman of the year by media, too

From the Pac-12: SEATTLE – A panel of Pac-12 women’s basketball media members who cover the league voted STANFORD SR F Chiney Ogwumike Pac-12 Player of the Year and Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Additionally, the panel selected WASHINGTON G Kelsey Plum Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and OREGON STATE head coach Scott Rueck…

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March 4, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Washington guard Kelsey Plum named Freshman of the Year

Seven times I’ve asked either Kelsey Plum or Washington coach Mike Neighbors how the guard felt about being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week and seven times Plum has said, “I don’t care.” For a little spice, the seventh time, which happened to be a Pac-12 record for the weekly honor initiated in 2012-13,…

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March 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Pac-12 Networks (Washington) to air a UW encore Monday before tourney opener

Pac-12 Networks will re-air Washington’s 70-65 upset of No. 18 Cal on Monday at 12:30pm (PT) in Washington. Freshman G Kelsey Plum scored 22 points, including four key shots from the foul line in the waning minute, to seal the win. The Bears, however, played without floor-leader Brittany Boyd (knee). The…

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February 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Northwest 11: Oregon State revival continues with seven-game win streak

Here’s the Northwest 11 weekly power ranking. The qualifying regional Division I schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location. NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 7 (Rank/Last Week/ School/Record: Comment) 1. (2) Oregon State (19-9,…

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February 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Postgame with UW guards Jazmine Davis, Kelsey Plum and Mercedes Wetmore (VIDEO)

Here’s a little bit of this and that with Washington’s star backcourt Jazmine Davis, Kelsey Plum and Mercedes Wetmore. You might think the giddiness is due to the 108-100 win against Oregon on Friday. It’s not. The trio, and entire team, are normally engaging after games — win or lose. It’s part…

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February 12, 2014 at 11:02 AM

TV Alert: A Washington replay and rematch to air on Pac-12 Networks

Confession: If the Super Bowl, Sochi Olympic Games Opening Ceremony and Washington’s upset of then-No. 3 Stanford were on the old-school VHS, I would have worn out my copies by now, film rippling out of the VCR (look it up kids). Thankfully On-Demand and my Watch ESPN app are fulfilling my addiction to replay…

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February 10, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Northwest 11: #DubsUp #ThatIsAll

Here’s the Northwest 11 weekly power ranking. The qualifying regional Division I schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location. NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 6 (Rank/Last Week/ School/Record: Comment) 1. (4) Washington (13-10, 6-6…

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January 20, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Northwest 11: Washington State on historic ride

Here’s the Northwest’s 11 weekly power ranking. The qualifying regional Division I schools are Washington, Washington State, Seattle U, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland, Portland State, Idaho and Boise State. Idaho State will not be included due to Pocatello’s more eastern location. NORTHWEST 11 WEEK 3 (Rank/Last Week/ School/Record: Comment) 1. (2) WSU (11-7, 5-1…

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December 24, 2013 at 9:42 AM

The Dribble: Washington’s Kelsey Plum honored and Merry Christmas

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UW freshman Kelsey Plum

I’m a day late from the official announcement, but Washington G Kelsey Plum was named the Pac-12′s Freshman of the Week on Monday. It’s her second honor of the season, highlighting the Huskies’ positive vibes headed into winter break.

UW finished 2-1 in the “Duel in the Desert” hosted by UNLV last weekend. The Huskies (6-4) missed a chance to get another win complimentary to their victory against Wisconsin, dropping a 73-66 decision to DePaul. But considering what the team went through just to finish the tournament, the trip was a signature win regardless.

“It’s an NCAA-tournament type team,” first-year Washington coach Mike Neighbors said of DePaul. “We had just enough spurts that we weren’t very good that we couldn’t overcome…but overall, considering all of the crazy things that happened to us with the sicknesses and injuries, they fought so hard. They played smart. ”

The Huskies left wing Heather Corral in Seattle to get microscopic surgery on her surgically repaired knees. She’s expected to return mid-January. Corral, a reserve, wasn’t the sole loss, however.

Neighbors quasi teased with officials about rules on using a four-player lineup to balance foul trouble with a seven-player rotation. Of course the response was no, so Neighbors worked with losing C Mathilde Gilling (sickness) and Katie Collier (hamstring). Technically F Talia Walton was out with what Neighbors suspects was really food poisoning, yet she played 25 minutes in the loss to DePaul and finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

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November 26, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Tuesday dribble: Tara VanDerveer seeks another milestone, Kelsey Plum honored and more bling

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Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer at the Pac-12 tournament in Seattle
PHOTO: AP/Elaine Thompson

History won’t be televised, again. Mass exposure is probably the last nugget to change in Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer’s storied career. She’ll aim for her 899th and 900th career wins in Mexico as part of the Hardwood Tournament of Hope this week.

When VanDerveer reaches the milestone, she’ll join an elite circle of five coaches to reach 900 or more career wins in former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt (1,098), North Carolina’s Sylvia Hatchell (908), Rutgers’ C. Vivian Stringer (905) and former Texas coach Jody Conradt (900).

VanDerveer has led the Cardinal to 26 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and six consecutive 30-win seasons. The Card is the 13-time Pac-12 champion, winning the regular-season and conference tournament titles seven years in a row. Last season Stanford was a regular-season co-champion with Cal.

“She’s a legacy, she has an amazing legacy,” Washington State coach June Daugherty told the Associated Press. “She has mentored so many of us. I don’t think she gets enough of her due for what she’s done for Stanford basketball — Pac-8, Pac-10, Pac-12. She’s been innovative about her game. She is a first-class act.”

In speaking about the women’s basketball game for a feature on Pac-12 Networks, VanDerveer said the growth is beyond what she imagined. She also teased that her dad said she could never make a career out of basketball. Glad she was a rebel from the start.

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