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High fives: Sizing up the Pac-12 women's basketball tournament

Five stars Stanford F Chiney Ogwumike: Junior All-American is only player in the nation in top five in scoring (22. 9 points), rebounding (12...

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Five stars

Stanford F Chiney Ogwumike: Junior All-American is only player in the nation in top five in scoring (22.9 points), rebounding (12.7), field-goal percentage (59.1) and double-doubles (24).

Colorado PG Chucky Jeffery: Senior is fifth in Pac-12 in rebounding (8.6), assists (4.0) and steals (2.2).

Arizona G Davellyn Whyte: Senior recorded Wildcats' first triple-double with 31 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists in overtime loss to Arizona State.

California F Gennifer Brandon: Junior has record 15 double-doubles, and set a conference-game record with 26 rebounds against USC.

UCLA F Markel Walker: A flashy passer, senior leads the conference in assists (5.6).

Five bests

Hair: California senior Layisha Clarendon's faux Mohawk.

Dressed: Arizona coach Niya Butts walks sideline in sneakers with suit and tie.

Streak: Stanford has won 17 consecutive tournament games.

Nickname: Washington sophomore Aminah Williams, "Go-Go Gadget" for long arms.

Summer: Utah's Canadian trio of Kim Smith, Shona Thorburn and Michelle Plouffe played in the London Olympics, losing to Team USA in the quarterfinals.

Top total attendance

27,415: The inaugural four-day Pac-12 tournament was in 2002 at McArthur Court in Eugene, Ore., where No. 3 seed Arizona State upset top-seeded Stanford 70-63 for its only conference tournament championship.

19,004: In 2008, the sixth and final year at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., fans witnessed No. 1 seed Stanford defeat second-seed California 56-35.

18,458: No. 1 seed Stanford beat ASU 62-55 for the 2007 championship, the Cardinal's second overall win against the Sun Devils in the title game.

17,979: No. 3 seed UCLA edged No. 2 seed ASU to make it to the 2006 championship game against Stanford, winning 85-76 in overtime.

17,840: For the second consecutive year, Stanford defeated Arizona in the title game in 2004.

Tournament highlights

Century: Stanford scored Pac-12 tournament-record 100 points in semifinal win against Arizona in 2011. All-American Nneka Ogwumike was 15 for 22 from the field.

Lights out: Former Stanford star Nicole Powell scored record 27 points in the opening half of a 71-55 semifinal win against Oregon State in 2002.

Three-bomb: Stanford star Candice Wiggins holds the conference record for three-point field goals made in a tournament game with eight in 2007 against USC in the semifinals.

Upset: WSU guard Brandi Thomas scored 17 points to help No. 11 seed Cougars upset No. 6 seed Oregon State 65-56 in the 2012 opening round. It was WSU first tournament win in program history.

Dishin': UCLA guard Nikki Blue was a highlight reel en route to the Bruins' 2006 title, averaging tournament-record 8.3 assists. She had 11 against Cal in the quarterfinals

Pro connections

• Stanford F Nneka Ogwumike was named 2012 WNBA rookie of the year.

• Arizona State PG Briann January and Stanford G Jeanette Pohlen won 2012 WNBA championship with the Indiana Fever.

• USC F Tina Thompson (Storm) is the all-time WNBA leader in points scored (7,009).

• WSU PG Shelley Patterson (Minnesota) and Arizona G Julie Brase Hairgrove (Phoenix) won WNBA championships as assistant coaches.

• Stanford G Candice Wiggins won 2011 WNBA championship with the Minnesota Lynx.

Jayda Evans

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