There is the potential for history this weekend at Selland Arena in Fresno.
Two of the most successful programs in California Community College women's basketball are three wins away from accomplishing something no program has ever done.
Three-time defending state champion Mount San Antonio College (31-3) is looking to raise its record fourth-straight banner.
If it does, head coach Laura Beeman would join Jerry Tarkanian as the only coach to win four straight California community college titles. Tarkanian won the first three at Riverside from 1964-66 and the fourth at Pasadena City in 1967.
"I don't look at that kind of stuff," said Beeman. "I coach because I want the kids that haven't won a state championship to have that memory the rest of their lives."
Six years after it was the dominant force in the state, Ventura (33-0) brings its third unbeaten team to the state tournament. The two previous entries in 1996 and 2000 left with perfect 35-0 and 38-0 records, respectively.
A third unbeaten champion for the Pirates would be the fifth women's team in state history to accomplish the feat. Under coach Ned Mircetic, Ventura is the only men's or women's program to do it more than once.
Mount SAC dropped a single game in each of the past two seasons and two in 2005-06.
"I have no desire to go undefeated," said Beeman. "I do not want that kind of pressure.
"Ned knows how to handle it, obviously. He knows how to prepare a team for it. He's an amazing coach, one of the best, if not the best, that (community college) ball will ever see."
Since Ventura last won a state title in 2002, the Great Eight has developed into an invitational for the South Coast Conference's North Division, as Mount SAC is making its seven appearance in eight years and Pasadena City is making its sixth straight trip.
Ventura is making its state-record 13th state tournament appearance, including 12 under Mircetic.