The 2013 Pac-12 Womens Basketball Tournament, held in Seattle for the first time, lived up to the hype. Thrilling contests, endless entertainment and a championship game that was decided by the closest margin in Tournament championship game history fans saw it all. And there were fans, more than any other year since the inception of the conference tournament in 2002. Heres a look back at some of the highlights over four jam-packed days of action at KeyArena.
Tournament Highlights, Notes and Records
GAME 1: #7 USC (64) vs. #10 OSU (57)
USC's 46 free-throw attempts were a Tournament high and 35 free-throws made were a Tournament single-game best.
GAME 2: #6 Utah (66) vs. #11 Arizona (48)
Utah committed just 5 turnovers - the fewest in a Tournament game.
Arizona's 6 personal fouls are the fewest in a Tournament game.
The teams combined for 19 personal fouls, the fewest by both teams in a Tournament game.
GAME 3: #8 WSU (48) vs. #9 ASU (41)
Assistant Coach Mike Daugherty substituted for Head Coach June Daugherty for the first time in the 24 seasons that they have coached together.
WSU set a team record with its 114th blocked shot of the season. WSU's 9 blocks equaled a Tournament single-game record.
GAME 4: #5 Washington (69) vs. #12 Oregon (62)
Husky Aminah Williams' 17 rebounds equaled her total against Oregon one year ago, good for 3rd best in Tournament history.
For the second year in a row on March 7, these teams combined to break the Tournament record for 3-point field goal attempts (both teams). Last year, they shot 52 from beyond the arc (UO-29, UW-23). This year the total was 61, 31 by UW and 30 for UO.
Washington erased a 22-point Oregon first half lead with two Kristi Kingma free throws with 8:26 left to play (53-52) breaking the Tournament record for the largest deficit overcome. The 11-point halftime margin was also the largest overcome in Tournament history.
GAME 5: #2 Cal (75) vs. #7 USC (59)
Cal has won a program best 16 consecutive games and has 28 victories on the season, also a program record.
GAME 6: #3 UCLA (54) vs. #6 Utah (43)
With 13:03 to go in the first half, Bruin Jasmine Dixon scored the 1001st point of her career. Dixon became the 28th Bruin to reach the 1000+ point mark.
GAME 7: #1 Stanford (79) vs. #8 WSU (60)
Chiney Ogwumike had the first 20-20 game in Tournament history with 23 points and 21 rebounds.
GAME 8: #4 Colorado (70) vs. #5 Washington (59)
Colorado grabbed a season high 25 offensive rebounds, one shy of the Tournament record of 26.
GAME 9: #2 Cal (58) vs. #3 UCLA (70)
UCLA handed Cal its first loss of the season to a team ranked outside of the top 5 at the time of the game.
GAME 10: #1 Stanford (61) vs. #4 Colorado (47)
Colorado's Brittany Wilson recorded her 100th career 3-point field goal and is 10th on CU's career 3-point field goals made list.
Colorado's Chucky Jeffery moved into 6th place on CU's all-time scoring list. She finished the game with 1,636 career points.
GAME 11: #1 Stanford 51 vs. #3 UCLA 49
Stanford won its 7th straight Tournament championship and 10th overall.
This was the closest contest in Tournament history.
Chiney Ogwumike set the following Tournament records:
First 20-20 game (23 pts-21 boards vs. WSU)
Single-Game Rebounds (21 vs. WSU)
Single-Game Defensive Rebounds (15 vs. WSU)
Tournament Rebounds with 50
Tournament Defensive Rebounds with 34
The four-day attendance of 26,465 was the second-highest total in Tournament history and highest since 2002.