Women's NCAA tournament: Pac-12 teams eager to see bracket today

2013-03-18T00:00:00Z Women's NCAA tournament: Pac-12 teams eager to see bracket todayArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 California will be hoping for high seeds today when the bracket for the NCAA women's basketball tournament is released.

The teams tied for the Pac-12 regular-season title at 17-1, each beating the other one time.

They didn't get a chance to play a third time in the Pac-12 tournament because UCLA beat Cal in the semifinals. Stanford beat UCLA in the final for the tournament title.

UCLA is ranked No. 11 and should receive a high seed as well.

No. 19 Colorado is one of two Pac-12 teams that is hosting first- and second-round games.

Stanford is a good bet for a No. 1 seed. The Cardinal is the other conference team that will play host to the first two rounds. The team is 31-2 overall, and it has one of the game's best players.

Chiney Ogwumike, a national Player of the Year contender, was the Pac-12 tournament's Most Outstanding Player after averaging 17.0 points and 16.7 rebounds a game and setting these Pac-12 tournament records: most rebounds in a tournament (50), most rebounds in one game (21, vs. Washington State), most defensive rebounds in a tournament (34) and most defensive rebounds in one game (15, vs. Washington State).

She recorded the first 20-20 game in Pac-12 tournament history with her 21-point, 23-rebound game against Washington State.

California (28-3) has been ranked in the top seven for a majority of the season and can reasonably expect to receive a No. 2 seed.

Arizona's season is over after finishing 12-18.

• Albany (N.Y.), America East Conference

• Baylor, Big 12 Conference

• Cal Poly, Big West Conference

• Central Michigan, Mid-American Conference

• Chattanooga, Southern Conference

• Delaware, Colonial Athletic Association

• Duke, Atlantic Coast Conference

• Fresno State, Mountain West Conference

• Gonzaga, West Coast

• Green Bay, Horizon League

• Hampton, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

• Idaho, Western Athletic Conference

• Liberty, Big South Conference

• Marist, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

• Middle Tennessee State, Sun Belt Conference

• Montana, Big Sky

• Navy, Patriot League

• Notre Dame, Big East Conference

• Oral Roberts, Southland Conference

• Princeton, Ivy League

• Prairie View, Southwestern Athletic Conference

• Purdue, Big Ten Conference

• Quinnipiac, Northeast Conference

• Saint Joseph's, Atlantic 10 Conference

• South Dakota State, Summit League

• Stanford, Pacific-12 Conference

• Stetson, Atlantic Sun Conference

• Texas A&M, Southeastern Conference

• Tulsa, Conference USA

• UT Martin, Ohio Valley Conference

• Wichita State, Missouri Valley


• What: NCAA tournament selection special

• When: 4 p.m.


Compiled from news releases

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