Pac-12, Big 12 tournaments

Long day at the Pac-12 Tournament…….

#1 Stanford beat #8 Washington, 76-57.
#4 ASU defeated #12 Arizona, 68-53
#2 Cal beat #10 Colorado, 68-59
#11 WSU defeated #3 USC, 69-55

More on and here tomorrow.

Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer says there’s got to be a better place for the tournament than Los Angeles:

There probably will be many empty seats for the Galen Center games, and VanDerveer wishes the tournament were held at “a place where they appreciate women’s basketball.”

That’s not L.A., she said, even though she enjoys the opportunity to see the Pac-12 men’s tournament, also taking place at Staples.

“I think we’re all stepchildren in L.A. to the Lakers,” she said. “It’s more of a pro-basketball place than a college place.”

On the heels of last year’s “I got bounce,” the Stanford team’s latest video is “Nerd City Kids.”

So dope.

Big 12 Tournament results today:

#5 Kansas St. 67, #4 Iowa St. 63
#1 Baylor 72, Texas Tech 48
#2 Oklahoma 70, Missouri 59
#3 Texas A&M 78, #6 Kansas 63

More coaching changes:

Western Kentucky has let go Mary Taylor Cowles.

Siena Coach Gina Castelli and the University have decided to part ways after 22 years.

WNBA news:

The Atlanta Dream re-signed Erika de Souza and Armintie Price to multi-year deals.

High School:

Gatorade players of the year, state by state.