No. 23 Arizona St. holds on to defeat UCLA 59-57
Stanford has been picked by the Pac-12 coaches to win the conference title again this season behind reigning Player of the Year Chiney Ogwumike.
Caught in a late-season slump, Washington hopes the home-court advantage at Seattle's KeyArena will help it turn things around in the Pac-12 tournament.
Kari Korver scored a career-high 17 points, including all five of UCLA's 3-pointers, and the 17th-ranked Bruins defeated Arizona State, 58-50, Friday night.
Nirra Fields scored 13 points, Thea Lemberger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer midway through the second half, and No. 19 UCLA held on to beat Arizona State 54-50 on Sunday.
Stanford has reigned in the Pac-12 for a dozen years. Will this be the season it is knocked from the throne? Read on for our predictions for the league.
Jasmine Dixon had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead UCLA past Arizona State 61-45 on Saturday night, the Bruins' ninth win in their last 10 games.
Darxia Morris scored 21 points and Atonye Nyingifa added 16 as UCLA (No. 10 ESPN/USA Today, No. 11 AP) beat Arizona State 70-60 on Thursday night.
The Pac-10 is considering a compromise that would have California and Stanford placed with the Northwest region schools to secure a north-south division split.
Markel Walker scored 24 points and Jasmine Dixon added 21 to help UCLA beat Arizona State (No. 17 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) 74-56 Sunday.
Arizona St. 68, UCLA 44
Emily Westerberg scored five straight points during a key second-half stretch to finish with 13, leading Arizona State (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today; No. 9 AP) past UCLA 74-64 on Saturday and into the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament.
Briann January had a career-high 22 points with nine assists and six steals to lead Arizona State to an 80-69 victory over UCLA on Sunday.
Danielle Orsillo scored 16 points to lead five Arizona State players in double figures and the 10th-ranked Sun Devils routed UCLA 92-52 on Thursday.
With all-everything Candice Wiggins and an imposing front line leading the charge, Stanford is eyeing another deep run in March.
North Carolina led the final AP women's basketball poll, receiving all 46 first-place votes from a national media panel.