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.
Atonye Nyingifa scored 18 points, leading five players in double figures, to help No. 16 UCLA beat Oregon 89-80 Friday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
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.
Rebekah Gardner scored 18 points and No. 9 UCLA matched its best start in 34 years with a 75-48 win against Oregon on Thursday night.
Markel Walker led five players in double figures with 14 points and UCLA (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) defeated Oregon 87-57 Saturday, winning its fifth in a row while holding the Pac-10's second-best offense to a season low in points.
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.
UCLA 82, Oregon 63
Stanford's Candice Wiggins became the first freshman to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year on Thursday, and also earned Freshman of the Year honors in voting by the conference's 10 head coaches.
Oregon 78, UCLA 71
Nikki Blue scored 16 points, and Noelle Quinn had 15 to help UCLA (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today; No. 22 AP) beat Oregon 70-54 on Monday night.