Pac-12 Tournament Predictions

Round One

Game One: USC (7) vs. Oregon State (10)

Winner: Oregon State, Scott Rueck’s team seems to be peaking at the end of the year, while the Women of Troy can’t say the same thing.

Game Two: Utah (6) vs. Arizona (11)

Winner: Utah, the Wildcats have the offense to outscore the Utes, but they won’t get the necessary stops to advance to Friday.

Game Three: Washington State (8) vs. Arizona State (9)

Winner: Arizona State, even though WSU got the better of the Sun Devils in their two meetings this season, I have a gut feeling ASU will pull the upset.

Game Four: Washington (5) vs. Oregon (12)

Winner: Washington, the Huskies just aren’t going to fall in the first round, especially in Seattle.

Round Two

Game Five: California (2) vs. Oregon State (10)

Winner: California, don’t be shocked if Oregon State gives the Bears a game again, two weeks after falling by two at the hands of the nation’s No. 5 team.

Game Six: UCLA (3) vs. Utah (6)

Winner: UCLA, the Utes will likely be a little more competitive than they were in their last meeting with UCLA.

Game Seven: Stanford (1) vs. Arizona State (9)

Winner: Stanford, the Sun Devils road almost certainly ends with the Cardinal.

Game Eight: Colorado (4) vs. Washington (5)

Winner: Colorado, Jazmine Davis, Talia Walton and Kristi Kingma will keep it interesting right down to the wire, but Colorado earns the right to take another swing at Stanford.

Round Three

Game Nine: California (2) vs. UCLA (3)

Winner: California, Cal just seems to be a bad matchup for UCLA, and I don’t see that changing in Seattle.

Game Ten: Stanford (1) vs. Colorado (4)

Winner: Colorado, the Buffs will come in with confidence, and will finally put in a full 40 minutes of quality basketball in against the Cardinal.

Round Four

Game Eleven: California (2) vs. Colorado (4)

Winner: California, in another close game between these two opponents, Cal grabs the win with a late layup from Brittany Boyd.

My All Pac-12 Awards

Here’s who I would choose for my all Pac-12 squad.

First-Team All-Conference

  • Davellyn Whyte, Arizona
  • Brittany Boyd, California
  • Gennifer Brandon, California
  • Layshia Clarendon, California
  • Chucky Jeffery, Colorado
  • Jillian Alleyne, Oregon
  • Jamie Weisner, Oregon State
  • Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford
  • Joslyn Tinkle, Stanford
  • Alyssia Brewer, UCLA
  • Atonye Nyingifa, UCLA
  • Markel Walker, UCLA
  • Cassie Harberts, USC
  • Michelle Plouffe, Utah
  • Jazmine Davis, Washington

All Pac-12 Defensive Team

  • Eliza Pierre, California
  • Chucky Jeffery, Colorado
  • Brittany Wilson, Colorado
  • Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford
  • Markel Walker, UCLA

All Pac-12 Freshman Team

  • Arielle Roberson, Colorado
  • Jillian Alleyne, Oregon
  • Jamie Weisner, Oregon State
  • Talia Walton, Washington
  • Lia Galdeira, Washington State

Pac-12 Player of the Year: Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford

Pac-12 Freshman of the Year: Jillian Alleyne, Oregon

Pac-12 Coach of the Year: Linda Lappe, Colorado

Complete Bracketology

Oklahoma City Region

Waco Pod

1) Baylor
16) Navy
 
8) DePaul
9) Creighton
 

Queens Pod

5) Nebraska
12) St. John’s
 
4) Dayton
13) Duquesne 
 

College Park Pod

6) Purdue
11) West Virginia
 
3) Maryland
14) Quinnipiac
 

Knoxville Pod

7) Villanova
10) San Diego State
 
2) Tennessee 
15) Hampton

 

Spokane Region

Stanford Pod

1) Stanford
16) Texas Southern
 
8) Princeton
9) Michigan
 

Louisville Pod

5) Louisville
12) Illinois
 
4) UCLA
13) Chattanooga
 

College Station Pod

6) UW Green Bay
11) Kansas
 
3) Texas A&M
14) Montana
 

Baton Rouge Pod

7) Oklahoma State
10) Louisiana State
 
2) California
15) Eastern Illinois
 

Norfolk Region

Columbus Pod

1) Notre Dame
16) Oral Roberts
 
8) Vanderbilt
9) South Florida
 

Boulder Pod

5) Colorado
12) Florida Gulf Coast
 
4) Georgia
13) Miami
 

Lubbock Pod

6) Texas Tech
11) Marist
 
3) Kentucky
14) Boston
 

Durham Pod

7) Syracuse
10) SMU
 
2) Duke
15) Liberty
 

Bridgeport Region

Storrs Pod

1) Connecticut
16) Seattle
 
8) Michigan State
9) Oklahoma
 

Newark Pod

5) Delaware
12) St. Mary’s
 
4) North Carolina
13) Pacific
 

Iowa City Region

6) Iowa State
11) Iowa
 
3) South Carolina
14) South Dakota State
 

Spokane Region

7) Florida State
10) Gonzaga
 
2) Penn State
15) Middle Tennessee State
 

Procedural Bumps

9 LSU down to 10
10 South Florida up to 9
9 Gonzaga down to 10
10 Michigan up to 9
10 Iowa down to 11
11 San Diego State up to 10
7 Texas Tech up to 6
6 Florida State down to 7
11 St. John’s down to 12
12 Marist up to 11