The Pacific-12 Conference women’s basketball tournament is going to Seattle’s KeyArena next season.
Commissioner Larry Scott announced a three-year deal for the move to Seattle, where there’s already a strong fan base for women’s basketball.
“Seattle is one of the most prolific women’s basketball markets in the country,” Scott said. “We’re very much looking forward to building a dynamic atmosphere in Seattle and making it one of the premier conference tournaments in the country.”
The Pac-12 men’s tournament is set to move to Las Vegas. Scott is scheduled to make it official today.
The combined men’s and women’s event wrapped up its run in Los Angeles on Saturday, coinciding with the end of the conference’s current television contracts.
HUSKIES IN WNIT
Washington learned Monday night the Huskies were an at-large selection for the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
UW (17-13) will play host to the Cal Poly Mustangs (17-14) on Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena. Game time has yet to be determined.
“One of our goals was to be in postseason play,” Huskies coach Kevin McGuff said. “So I’m just really excited for our players that they will have that chance.”
The Mustangs won the Big West Conference regular-season title. Cal Poly has the two-time Big West player of the year in senior Kristina Santiago, who is sixth in the country in scoring at 23.3 points per game.