No. 24 Arizona St beats Washington, 78-60
Cal's breakthrough in 2013 gives the rest of the Pac-12 Conference's teams hope that they are closing the gap with perennial favorite Stanford.
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.
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.
Arizona St. 57, Washington 53
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.
Danielle Orsillo scored 10 points and had three assists to lead Arizona State (No. 24 AP) to its 13th straight win, a 55-32 decision over Washington on Thursday night.
Reserves Jill Noe, Danielle Orsillo and Kate Engelbrecht combined for 35 points and keyed a second-half run that propelled No. 12 Arizona State to an 75-64 win over Washington on Thursday night.
Dymond Simon made a free throw with 50.4 seconds left to break a tie and Arizona State held off Washington for an 88-83 win Sunday in Pacific 10 Conference play that snapped the Huskies' nine-game winning streak.
With all-everything Candice Wiggins and an imposing front line leading the charge, Stanford is eyeing another deep run in March.
It wasn't a glamorous move Amy Denson made. With the way Arizona State (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) had played on the road, the senior forward will take it.
Kristen Kovesdy had 27 points and 10 rebounds, and Emily Westerberg scored six points in the final 2:20, leading Arizona State past Washington.
Washington and ASU -- that's right, not Stanford -- are the two Pac-10 teams currently with the best records.
Arizona State 69, Washington 48
Kayla Burt scored 12 points Wednesday night as Washington upset Arizona State (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) 63-55.