This Week In Pac-10 Women's Basketball (11/20/00)

Nov. 20, 2000

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TOP-RANKED OPPONENTS ON TAP
This week's schedule is highlighted by a pair of top-5 opponents, as ARIZONA travels to No. 5 Notre Dame, and WASHINGTON hosts No. 1 Connecticut in its home opener, marking the debut of new Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion ... Other games featuring ranked teams include Portland at No. 14 OREGON, and Santa Clara and St. Joseph's at 18th-ranked STANFORD ... WASHINGTON STATE opens the 2000-01 campaign Nov. 21 at American University.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Mon., Nov. 20
ARIZONA at Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. (FBA)

Tue., Nov. 21
WASHINGTON STATE at American Univ., 4 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 24
Connecticut at WASHINGTON, 9 p.m.
St. Joseph's at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.
ARIZONA ST. vs. Stephen F. Austin, 1:20 p.m. (1)
UC Santa Barbara at USC, 7 p.m.
Portland at OREGON, 7 p.m.
Princeton at OREGON STATE, 7:05 p.m. (2)
CALIFORNIA vs. Alabama, 4:30 p.m. (3)

Sat., Nov. 25
ARIZONA ST. vs. Hawaii or UC Irvine, 11 a.m./1p.m. (1)
UCLA at Brigham Young, 3 p.m.
WASHINGTON ST. vs. Geo. Wash., 10 a.m. (4)
OREGON ST. vs. Kansas St. or Wyoming, 5/7 p.m.(2)
CALIFORNIA vs. Illinois-Chicago or South
Alabama, 1/3:30 p.m. (3)

Sun., Nov. 26
Pacific at STANFORD, 2 p.m.
ARIZONA ST. at Wahine Classic, TBA (1)
St. Joseph's at USC, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON ST. vs. Rutgers or Vermont, 10a.m./12 noon (4)
ARIZONA at UC Santa Barbara, 2 p.m.


(1) Wahine Classic, Honolulu, Hawaii
(2) Beaver Classic, Corvallis, Ore.
(3) Illinois-Chicago Tournament, Chicago, Ill.
(4) Coca-Cola Classic, Piscataway, N.J.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Tue., Nov. 14
OREGON STATE 80, NWBL 4 40 (X)
(Ragland-19 pts/6 reb/4 stl, Thomas-13 pts/7 ast)

Wed., Nov. 15
OREGON 76, NWBL 4 43 (X)
(Fredrick-13 pts, Mowe-6 pts/12 reb, Wolvert-11 pts/8 reb)

Fri., Nov. 17
Indiana 77, WASHINGTON 74 (OT)
(Franza-23 pts/5 treys, Mendiola, Giu.-15 pts/5 reb)
St. Mary's 74, STANFORD 63
(Donaphin-17 pts/6 reb, St. Clair-11 pts, King-10 pts)
Creighton 69, USC 58
(Cheeks-10 pts/7 reb, Krause-9 pts, Grant-8 pts/4 reb)
Utah 65, UCLA 42
(Bradley-12 pts/5 assists, Jarrett-9 pts/5 reb)
OREGON STATE 64, Portland State 54
(Funn-18 pts/8 reb, Ragland-16 pts/7 reb, Cook-12 pts/11 reb)
Rutgers 66, CALIFORNIA 47
(Ashbaugh-11 pts/10 reb, Johnson-11 pts)

Sat., Nov. 18
ARIZONA STATE 57, Texas-San Antonio 40
(Boardman-15 pts/6 reb, Johnson-12 pts/9 reb)
ARIZONA 76, Brigham Young 71
(Bozeman-16 pts/5 reb, Pickney-15 pts/7 reb, Grzyb-12 pts)
OREGON 71, Wisconsin 57 (1)
(Wolvert-19 pts/7 reb, Mowe-14pts/6 reb, Dion-9 pts)

Sun., Nov. 19
ARIZONA STATE 74, South Florida 39
(Levens-14 pts, Tucker-12 pts/7 reb, Allen-10 pts)
OREGON 50, North Carolina State 47 (1)
(Wolvert-22 pts/2 bl, Craighead-12 pts/4 treys)
WASHINGTON 73, Michigan 60
(Franza-15 pts, Autrey-15 pts/5 stl, O'Neill-13 pts)
Drake 55, USC 51
(Elmore-11 pts/4 reb, Hoffman-11 reb, Carter-10 reb/6 pts)
Fairfield 64, CALIFORNIA 63
(Forney-17 pts/11 reb/4 stl, Coulter-15 pts, Corley-10 pts)
Love & Basketball 82, UCLA 78 (X)
(Jarrett-23 pts/6 reb, Bradley-18 pts, Robertson-15 pts/9 reb)

(X) Exhibition Game
(1) Glaxo Wellcome Invitational, Raleigh, N.C.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE LEADERS
(points-rebounds)

Lauren Ashbaugh, CAL............. 1
Tysell Bozeman, ARIZ.............. 1
Ami Forney, CAL...................... 1
Veranda James, ARIZ ...............1

PAC-10 VS.:
ACC 1-1
Big 12 0-0
Big East 0-1
Big Ten 2-1
Big West 0-0
Big Sky 1-0
Conference USA 1-0
MAAC 0-1
Mid-American 0-0
Mid-Eastern 0-0
Midwestern 0-0
Missouri Valley 0-2
Mountain West 1-2
Ohio Valley 0-0
SEC 0-0
Southern 0-0
Southland 1-0
Sun Belt 0-0
WAC 0-0
West Coast 0-1
Total 7-9 (.438)

ARIZONA
The Wildcats head to Indiana for a contest against No. 6 NotreDame, then remain on the road for a matchup at perennialpowerhouse UC Santa Barbara this week...Arizona won itssixth straight season opener against BYU, with four playersreaching double digits in scoring...junior guard Tysell Bozemanpaced UA with 16 points, while freshman forward VerandaJames notched a double-double (11 pts/11 reb) in her firstcollegiate game...junior forward Elizabeth Pickney contributed15 points.

ARIZONA STATE
The Sun Devils head to Honolulu for the Rainbow WahineClassic this week, opening play against NCAA Tournamentqualifier Stephen F. Austin...ASU won its first two games by anaverage of 26.0 points, downing Texas-San Antonio 57-40 andSouth Florida 74-39...junior center Melody Johnson, a transferfrom Colorado, is averaging 10.5 points and 9.0 rebounds aftertwo contests, and fell just short of a double-double (12 pts/9 reb)in her Sun Devil debut against UTSA...freshman guard BetsyBoardman posted 15 points in her first collegiate game.

CALIFORNIA
In the midst of a four-game road trip, the Bears continue lifeaway from Haas Pavilion, where they play just three of 10nonconference games this season...Cal is at the Illinois-ChicagoThanksgiving Tournament this week, where it opens withAlabama...junior center Ami Forney added her second careerdouble-double (17 pts/11 reb) in the loss at Fairfield, whilesenior forward Lauren Ashbaugh notched 11 points and 10 boardsat Rutgers.

OREGON
Oregon moved to No. 14 in this week's AP Poll...after knockingoff two Top-20 teams in two days, the Ducks return to Eugene tohost Portland in their home opener...senior forward AngelinaWolvert averaged a combined 20.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in thewins over No. 16 Wisconsin and No. 19 North Carolina State, asOregon captured the title at the Glaxo WellcomeInvitational...In the win over North Carolina State, sophomoreguard Kourtney Shreve scored her only four points in the final 41seconds of regulation, while Wolvert added a team-high 22points and junior guard Jamie Craighead contributed 12 points,including four treys.

OREGON STATE
Kansas State, Princeton and Wyoming travel to Corvallis thisweek as OSU hosts the Beaver Classic...sophomore guardNicole Funn scored a career-high 18 points to lead Oregon Stateto a 64-54 victory over Portland State in its season opener...juniorguard Felicia Ragland added 16 points and seven boards, whilejunior Ericka Cook recorded a double-double with 12 points and11 rebounds.

STANFORD
The Cardinal is ranked 18th in this week's AP poll...Stanfordfaces Santa Clara in its home opener and hosts St. Joseph's thisweek...The Cardinal suffered its first-ever loss to St. Mary's(Calif.) in its season opener, falling 74-63 to the Gaels...juniorforward Bethany Donaphin scored 17 points to pace Stanford,which has lost three of its last four openers, all on theroad...Lauren St. Clair contributed 11 points, including threetreys.

UCLA
The Bruins, who dropped their home opener 65-42 to Utah,head to Provo this week to face BYU...the contest marksUCLA's third against a 2000 NCAA Tournament qualifier in itsfourth game of the season...sophomore guard Jalina Bradley ledthe Bruins against the Utes with career highs in points (12) andassists (5)...junior guard Michelle Greco, who entered the Utahgame averaging 25.0 points, re-aggravated her sprained rightankle and was held scoreless in 17 minutes of play.

USC
The Women of Troy play host to UC Santa Barbara and St.Joseph's this week...USC dropped a pair of road games, toCreighton and Drake, by an average of 6.0 points...freshmanguard Jessica Cheeks paced USC in the loss at Creighton with 10points and a team-high seven rebounds...junior guard TiffanyElmore registered a team-high 11 points at Drake, whilefreshman forward Ebony Hoffman and senior forward TasharaCarter added 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively.

WASHINGTON
The Huskies take on No. 1 Connecticut in their home opener thisweek, marking the debut of new Bank of America Arena at HecEdmundosn Pavilion...Washington split its two-game Big Tenroad swing, defeating Michigan 73-60 and falling to Indiana 77-74 in overtime by a three-pointer at the buzzer...UW defeated aWolverine team that knocked off then-No. 8 Louisiana Tech justtwo days earlier...senior guard Megan Franza scored a game-high23 points in the loss to the Hoosiers, with five three-pointersand three assists...Franza is averaging 19.0 points afterthe first two contests...sophomore guard Loree Payne, UW'sleading returning scorer, has been sidelined indefinitely with astress fracture in her left foot.

WASHINGTON STATE
WSU opens the 2000-01 season officially at AmericanUniversity...The Cougars then travel to Rutgers for the Coca-ColaClassic, where they open with GeorgeWashington...Washington State won its sole exhibition game(82-66) against the New Zealand All Stars, and was led bysenior guard Katie Nyseth's 11 points...three other Cougarsreached double figures in scoring - senior forward YvonneVolkman, sophomore center Kelly Berglund and junior centerBrittany Hawks - who scored 10 points apiece.

PAC-10 COACHES POLL(first place votes in parentheses)Team Points1. Stanford (9)-902. Oregon (1)-783. USC-704. Arizona-665. Arizona State-576t. UCLA-49Washington-498. Oregon State-349. California-2910. Washington State-18

PAC-10 MEDIA POLL
(first place votes in parentheses)
Team Points
1. Stanford (16)-1872. Oregon (3)-1613. USC-1494. Arizona-1195. UCLA-1016. Arizona State-957. Washington-808. California-629. Oregon State-5710. Washington State-24

PAC-10 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Name/School Pos Yr

Jamie Carey, STAN* G So.
Megan Franza,WASH G Sr.
Carolyn Moos, STAN C Sr.
Felicia Ragland, OSU G Jr.
Angelina Wolvert, ORE F/C Sr.
* - Carey announced the end of hercollegiate career in early November, dueto recurrent concussions.

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