USC's JuJu Watkins celebrates her team's victory. Photo credit: USC Athletics

Bigger challenges lie ahead for Pac-12 NCAA Tournament teams

By Michelle Smith / March 24, 2024

In a very chalky weekend so far, six of the seven Pac-12 entrants move on to the second round Sunday and Monday.

USC guards McKenzie Forbes and Kayla Padilla wear championship hats and T-shirts along with reflective sunglasses as they answer questions in a press conference after winning the Pac-12 Tournament.

How the Ivy League reacted to its alumnae winning the Pac-12 Tournament

By Jenn Hatfield / March 15, 2024

‘The people in this league can succeed anywhere they want’

Stanford's Hannah Jump and Brooke Demetre smile and celebrate a win in the Pac-12 Tournament.

Hannah Jump calls for her moment to lift Stanford into Pac-12 Tournament final

By Michelle Smith / March 9, 2024

The Cardinal are starting to answer a question that’s vexed them all year: Who else will come up big?

USC star JuJu Watkins shouts instructions as she dribbles the ball with her left hand under pressure.

The legend of JuJu Watkins grows after Pac-12 Tournament semifinal win over UCLA

By Michelle Smith / March 9, 2024

But Watkins also had critical help in critical moments

Colorado's Jaylyn Sherrod dribbles the ball with her right hand, trying to get to the rim, as Oregon State's Donovyn Hunter provides resistance.

How Thursday became possibly the best Pac-12 Tournament day ever

By Michelle Smith / March 8, 2024

The Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals featured six ranked teams, two teams on the NCAA Tournament bubble and plenty of drama

Locked On Women’s Basketball: USC’s Lindsay Gottlieb talks JuJu Watkins and how to build a winning team

By The Next / March 6, 2024

USC Head Coach Lindsay Gottlieb dives deep with Howard Megdal about how to build a winning team

Graphic with photo of Arizona head coach Adia Barnes coaching on the sidelines during a game. Text below reads "Raising Arizona". Locked On Women's Basketball logo at top right. Headshots of guest Adia Barnes and host Howard Megdal at lower right.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Adia Barnes, Arizona are ten toes down at Pac-12 Tournament

By The Next / March 5, 2024

‘So here we are, not winning as many games but figuring out a way to be successful’

Pac-12 Locked on Women's Basketball branding and podcast title "Final Hurrah for the Pac-12"

Locked on Women’s Basketball: A last hurrah for Pac-12 women’s hoops

By The Next / March 4, 2024

Teams are headed to Las Vegas for the 2024 Pac-12 Tournament

Pac-12 Media Day set photo

Pac-12 looking to go out in fine tournament style

By Michelle Smith / March 4, 2024

The Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas should be one of the most competitive conference tournaments in the land

Michelle Smith's view from press row as she covers a game at Stanford's Maples Pavilion.

Saying thanks to the Pac-12 for the memories

By Michelle Smith / March 3, 2024

The Pac-12 Conference has come a long way. On the cusp of its last tournament, Michelle Smith reflects and remembers