4 Pac-12 teams reach NCAA women’s basketball Sweet 16

The Pac-12 will be well represented in the Sweet 16 of the 2018 NCAA women’s basketball tournament as four conference teams remain alive after the second round.

Wins by Stanford and UCLA on Monday combined with Oregon and Oregon State’s victory on Sunday gives the Pac-12 one-fourth of the remaining field. The four teams is tied with the ACC for most of any conference.

UCLA (26-7) got 21 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists from Jordin Canada in an 86-64 home win over No. 11 Creighton. The Bruins, seeded third in the Kansas City Region, will face No. 2 Texas on Friday.

Stanford (24-10) got 28 points and 12 rebounds from Alanna Smith in a 90-70 home win over No. 12 Florida Gulf Coast. The Cardinal, seeded fourth in the Lexington (Kentucky) Region, will take on No. 1 Louisville on Friday.

On Sunday it was No. 6 Oregon State (25-7) winning 66-59 at No. 3 Tennessee and No. 2 Oregon (32-4) rolling to a 101-73 home win over No. 10 Minnesota. OSU will take on No. 2 Baylor in the Lexington Region semifinals on Friday while Oregon meets No. 11 Central Michigan in the Spokane Region semis on Saturday.

No. 7 Arizona State (22-13) lost 85-65 at Texas in the second round Monday, while No. 7 California (21-11) fell 68-62 to No. 10 Virginia in Columbia, SC on Friday.

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