The regular season has come to a close for the Oregon Women’s Basketball team. Their record stands at 15-14 and they are in the running for a spot in postseason play. In order to get there, they need a win in the Pac-12 Tournament in Seattle. More on that in a moment. On Monday, the Pac-12 Conference named the players and coaches of the year. There were no Ducks that made that list.
The Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year was Stanford Senior Chiney Ogwumike, who was also named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Washington’s Kelsey Plum took Freshman Player of the Year Honors and Stanford Head Coach Tara VanDeerver was named the John R. Wooden Coach of the Year for the fourteenth time in her career and also for the fourth consecutive year. The honor was voted on by her coaching colleagues.
Oregon did have several players with honors from the Pac-12 Conference including Sophomore Jillian Alleyne on the All-Pac-12 team and Freshman Chrishae Rowe on the All-Freshman team.
Next up for Oregon is the Pac-12 Tournament in Seattle, Washington starting on Thursday. Oregon is seeded 10th.
Oregon will take on Washington State on Thursday. A win for Oregon means not only moving on in the Tournament, but makes them eligible for postseason play and no worse than a 16-15 winning record for 2013-14. Of course if the Ducks go on a run and win the Pac-12 Tournament they will head to the Women’s side of the NCAA Tournament. A place in the WNIT is of course, more likely.
The Ducks and Cougars tipoff at 6pm PT Thursday in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament on, of course, Pac-12 Networks.