San Francisco - The Washington State women's basketball team will play a school-record 22 Pac-12 Conference games this season, as the Conference announced on Monday (November 16) the weekly matchups for 2020-21 Pac-12 women's basketball schedule.
The announcement reflects the games being played and the home/away designations each week of the Pac-12 regular season. Specific dates and times for each game within a week will be announced after selections by the league's television partners are finalized.
Conference play in 2020-21 will transition to a 22-game, double-round robin schedule in an effort to maintain the most control over scheduling and environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The season is slated to span 12 weeks from December 4, 2020 to March 1, 2021 with the 2021 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament scheduled for March 4-7 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. All dates are subject to change.
All basketball competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee health and safety recommendations and guidelines, as previously announced on September 24 when the Pac-12 CEO Group voted to resume football, basketball and winter sport seasons.
Washington State opens Pac-12 play the week of December 4-7, as they travel to the Bay Area to take on No. 2 Stanford and California. The Cougars then head to Seattle, December 10-14, to play the first of two Boeing Apple Cup Series games against Washington this season.
After two weeks on the road, WSU returns to Beasley Coliseum to take on a pair of top-25 opponents. The Cougars play host to 10th-ranked Oregon and 19th-ranked Oregon State the week of December 18-21 to close out 2020.
After a brief holiday break, the Cougs open 2021 up in the Rocky Mountains to take on Utah and Colorado the week of January 1-4. WSU treks back to Beasley, January 8-11, to host No. 7 Arizona and Arizona State (RV).
The Cougars open a season-long four-game road trip the week of January 14-18 with an expedition to Los Angeles to battle No. 9 UCLA and USC. The trip concludes the following week (January 22-25) at Oregon and Oregon State.
After two weeks on the road, Washington State will enjoy two-straight weeks inside the friendly confines of Beasley Coliseum with a four-game homestand starting the week of January 29-February 1 against Stanford and California. The extended stay at home ends February 5-8, when the Bruins and Trojans make a return trip to Pullman.
Washington State heads to the desert, February 12-15, to battle the Wildcats and Sun Devils, then returns home, February 19-21, to challenge Colorado and Utah. Washington State closes out the 2020-21 season the week of February 26-March 1, by hosting Washington for the final Boeing Apple Cup Series game.
2020-21 WSU Women's Basketball Pac-12 Shell Schedule
Week 1: December 4-7
Washington State at California/Stanford
Week 2: December 10-14
Washington State at Washington
Week 3: December 18-21
Oregon/Oregon State at Washington State
Week 4: January 1-4
Washington State at Colorado/Utah
Week 5: January 8-11
Arizona/Arizona State at Washington State
Week 6: January 14-18
Washington State at UCLA/USC
Week 7: January 22-25
Washington State at Oregon/Oregon State
Week 8: January 29-Feb. 1
California/Stanford at Washington State
Week 9: February 5-8
UCLA/USC at Washington State
Week 10: February 12-15
Washington State at Arizona/Arizona State
Week: 11 February 19-22
Colorado/Utah at Washington State
February 26-March 1
Washington at Washington State