It’s almost tournament time, and people are beginning to wonder how many Pac-10 women’s basketball teams will reach postseason play. Remember, last season the conference got six entries into the NCAA Tournament. That won’t happen again. Here’s what will take place:
1. Stanford is already in. The Cardinal’s 21 wins should secure a high seed. However, the recent loss of point-guard J.J. Hones will hurt the team’s chances to go to the Final Four.
2. ASU may earn a higher seed than Stanford. The Sun Devils have 23 wins, tops in the Pac-10, and could still win the conference championship. If the Sun Devils win the Pac-10 Tournament, they could earn a No. 3 seed and play deep into March.
4. USC is on the bubble but could still get a nod. The Wildcats face the Trojans on Saturday and will have a say in whether
2. UCLA is at .500. The Bruins are 7-7, 13-13. They will be invited to the N.I.T. but they rarely accept such invitations.
So, six Pac-10 teams will be playing after the regular season. Only four will be playing for real. Let’s hope that Stanford and ASU can represent the conference well. It’s been a long time since a Pacific-10 representative has played in the Final Four. This could be the year.
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