2012-13 Stanford Women's Basketball Schedule
2012-13 Stanford Women's Basketball Season Ticket Information
STANFORD, Calif. - Twelve-time defending Pac-12 champion Stanford Women's Basketball unveiled its 2012-13 schedule Thursday. The upcoming slate features seven teams that qualified for last year's NCAA Tournament, including meetings with defending national champion Baylor in Hawaii on Nov. 16 and national semifinalist Connecticut at Maples Pavilion on Dec. 29.
Well-known for its challenging schedules year in and year out, Stanford will also make trips to 2012 NCAA Regional participants Gonzaga, South Carolina and Tennessee in December.
Stanford Women's Basketball fans can guarantee their seats for all 15 home games with season tickets for the Cardinal. Season ticket holders will receive priority access to additional tickets for the Connecticut game, as well as away games and postseason contests.
Season ticket prices for lower reserved seating will be $368 while upper-reserved season tickets go for $262.
The General Admission 25-pack, which is made up of 25 general admission vouchers valid for any regular-season game except Connecticut will be $125.
Mini-Plans will be available on Monday, September 17. The popular Pick Five mini plan, featuring a reserved seat to Connecticut as well as four additional games of your choice, is designed to meet any schedule for just $110. The Weekend Plan includes a reserved seat to all eight weekend games (Long Beach State, Pacific, Connecticut, Cal, USC, Colorado, Arizona State, Oregon), starting at $167.
Your first chance to purchase tickets for the highly anticipated matchup against Connecticut will be on Monday, October 1 when single-game tickets become available. Single-game tickets for all games (except Connecticut) start at just $6 for youth and $12 for adults.
In the wake of the Pac-12's new television deal and the launch of the Pac-12 Networks in August, the Cardinal will enjoy an expanded presence over the airwaves in 2012-13, with at least 15 games scheduled to be shown on the ESPN family of networks and the Pac-12 Networks.
A total of 66 Pac-12 women's basketball games will be televised during the 2012-13 regular season, including 61 on the Pac-12 Networks. The additional five games are part of ESPN's season-long women's basketball coverage, which includes the Pac-12 Tournament championship game on March 10 at KeyArena in Seattle.
Stanford's battle with Connecticut is set to be carried on ESPNU at 1 p.m. on Dec. 29, while 15 of the Cardinal's Pac-12 contests are set to be televised by the ESPN family of networks and the Pac-12 Networks.
The Cardinal will tune up for the upcoming season with exhibition contests at Maples Pavilion on Nov. 1 and 3 against Corban University and Vanguard University, respectively.
The season's opening weekend will feature the Cardinal hosting NCAA Tournament participant Fresno State Friday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., then heading to the South Bay to face Santa Clara Sunday, Nov. 11.
Stanford's highly-anticipated Final Four rematch with Baylor will take place the following weekend, as the Cardinal travels to Honolulu for tree games at the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic hosted by the University of Hawai'i. The Cardinal opens the set with the Bears at the Stan Sheriff Center Friday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. PT (2:30 p.m. local time) then finishes the weekend with contests against Hawai'i and Tennessee-Martin Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The Cardinal returns home for a Thanksgiving Weekend matchup with Long Beach State on Nov. 25 before a two-game road trip to UC Davis (Nov. 30) and Gonzaga (Dec. 2). After its annual December break for finals from Dec. 3-14, Stanford hosts Pacific on Dec. 15 before embarking on a trip through the South where it will face South Carolina in a rematch of last year's Fresno Regional Semifinal on Dec. 19 and visit Thompson-Boling Arena to take on Tennessee on Dec. 22.
Following a week-long holiday break, Stanford returns to Maples Pavilion to end its non-conference slate opposite Connecticut at 1 p.m. on Dec. 29 in a nationally-televised game on ESPNU.
The Cardinal begins its quest for a 13th consecutive Pac-12 title with three road games in five days, traveling to Boulder and Salt Lake City to battle Colorado and Utah on Jan. 4 and 6, respectively, before visiting Berkeley on Tuesday, Jan. 8 for the opener of the week's home-and-home series with cross-bay rival California. The contests at Colorado and California are set to be shown nationally on the Pac-12 Network.
The Golden Bears return the favor by visiting Maples Pavilion five days later on Jan. 13 for a 1 p.m. contest set to be shown on ESPN2. That contest begins a five-game homestand for the Cardinal which features nationally-televised Pac-12 Network games against UCLA (8 p.m., Jan. 18), USC (4 p.m., Jan. 20) and Colorado (4 p.m., Jan. 27) as well as a matchup with Utah on Jan. 25.
Stanford's contest at Oregon on Feb. 1 will be shown regionally on Pac-12 Bay Area at 6 p.m., while Feb. 3's game at Oregon State will be shown nationally on the Pac-12 Network at 2 p.m.
Following a Feb. 8 home contest against Arizona, Stanford will have its next five games televised. That stretch features nationally-televised Pac-12 Network meetings at home with Arizona State (2 p.m., Feb. 10), Oregon State (8 p.m., Feb. 22) and Oregon (4 p.m., Feb. 24) as well as on the road at USC (8 p.m., Feb. 15). Feb. 17's contest at UCLA will be shown on ESPNU at 12:30 p.m.
The regular season comes to a close the following weekend with a trip to the Pacific Northwest, where the Cardinal visits Washington on Feb. 28 followed by a nationally-televised finale at Washington State on the Pac-12 Network at 12 p.m.
Stanford will go for its seventh straight Pac-12 Tournament crown from March 7-10 at Seattle's Key Arena. Every game of the tournament is scheduled to be televised live nationally on the Pac-12 Network. The 2013 NCAA Tournament will get underway two weeks later, from March 23-26 with Stanford set to serve as a first- and second-round host.
This year's Cardinal squad returns four starters from 2011-12's NCAA Final Four lineup that went 35-2 overall and 18-0 in the Pac-12, highlighted by a junior class featuring All-American forward Chiney Ogwumike (15.0 ppg, 10.1 rpg, 58.3 FG pct., 45 blocks in 2011-12) and All-Pac-12 guard Toni Kokenis (9.5 ppg, 3.57 apg, Pac-12-best 2.24 assist-to-turnover ratio). Senior forward Joslyn Tinkle (8.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 39.7 3-pt FG pct., team-leading 47 blocks) and sophomore guard Amber Orrange (4.8 ppg, 3.03 apg, 1.97 assist-to-turnover ratio), a Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honorable mention last year, round out the returning starters.
That group will be bolstered by a pack of returners headlined by sophomores Taylor Greenfield (3.6 ppg, 42 3-pt FGs, 36.5 3-pt. FG pct.), a Pac-12 All-Freshman Team honorable mention, sharpshooter Bonnie Samuelson (4.6 ppg, team-leading 51 3-pt FGs, 37.3 3-pt FG pct.) and guard Jasmine Camp, who started four of the team's first eight games, highlighted by a 14-point, three-assist effort at Connecticut on Nov. 21 before a foot injury prematurely ended her season.
Also returning from injuries will be redshirt junior forward Mikaela Ruef, who saw action in just three games before a foot injury curtailed her season, and redshirt freshman guard Alex Green, who is returning from an Achilles' injury suffered last November.
Junior guard Sara James (1.5 ppg, 10 3-pt FGs) and sophomore forward Erica Payne (1.1 ppg, 50.0 FG pct.) will challenge for spots in the lineup this fall while the three-woman freshman class of forward Alyson Beebe (Santa Maria, Calif. / Saint Joseph), forward/center Tess Picknell (Medford, Ore. / South Medford) and guard Kiran Lakhian (Plano, Texas / Plano West) begin their careers on The Farm.