This Week In Pac-10 Women's Basketball (12/4/00)

Dec. 4, 2000

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The Pac-10, which boasts two teams in this week's AP Top 25 poll, has posted an impressive 33-19
record (.635) in the opening weeks of the 2000-01 season...Two Pac-10 teams remain
undefeated, with No. 10 OREGON and OREGON STATE sitting at 4-0 and 5-0, respectively, and
No. 16 STANFORD and ARIZONA with just one loss each...This week, No. 10 OREGON travels to
No. 25 Texas for the Secret Four in the Fall Classic, and ARIZONA has a busy week at home
with Nevada-Las Vegas and hosting the Arizona Basketball Classic...CALIFORNIA takes on Bay
Area rivals San Francisco and Santa Clara, while WASHINGTON STATE hosts the Cougar Shootout
in Spokane, Wash.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Wed., Dec. 6

Nebraska at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE at Northern Arizona, 7:05 p.m.
Nevada-Las Vegas at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.

Fri., Dec. 8
WASHINGTON STATE vs. Portland, 8 p.m. (1)
ARIZONA vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m. (2)
CALIFORNIA at San Francisco, 5:15 p.m. (Fox Bay Area)

Sat., Dec. 9
USC at Sacramento State, 2:05 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE vs. Idaho or Toledo, 6/8 p.m. (1)
OREGON at Texas, 5 p.m. (Fox Sports Net) (3)

Sun., Dec. 10
ARIZONA vs. Fresno State, 2 p.m. (2)
St. Mary's at OREGON STATE, 1:05 p.m.
Santa Clara at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (Fox Bay Area)
Long Beach State at UCLA, 2 p.m.


(1) Cougar Shootout, Spokane, Wash.
(2) Arizona Basketball Classic, Tucson, Ariz.
(3) Secret Four in the Fall, Austin, Texas

Pac-10 Coaches/Media Teleconference
Wed., Dec. 13
9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. PT
(Details on page 6 of this release)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Mon., Nov. 27
WASHINGTON 82, Boise State 62
(Autrey-20 pts/8-11 FG, Mendiola, Giu.-19 pts/7 reb/7-10 FG)

Tue., Nov. 28
STANFORD 92, San Francisco 66
(Izidor-17 pts/7-9 FG, Powell-12 pts/6 reb/6 ast, Moos-11 pts)
San Diego 86, UCLA 67
(Greco-18 pts, Arranaga-13 pts/3 stl, Leatham-12 pts/8 reb)
ARIZONA 84, Rice 71
(James-24 pts/16 reb/3 ast, Pickney-18 pts/7 reb/8-8 FT)

Thu., Nov. 30
Brigham Young 90, WASHINGTON STATE 58
(Volkman-13 pts, Berglund-11 pts/6 reb, Nyseth-5 pts/7 ast)
OREGON STATE 99, Ohio University 72
(Funn-35 pts/10 reb/3 stl, Ragland-26 pts/3 ast, Thomas-9 pts)

Fri., Dec. 1
ARIZONA STATE 73, LaSalle 56
(Levens-15 pts//4 ast, Combs-12 pts/8 reb, Johnson-12 pts/7 reb)

Sat., Dec. 2
USC 70, San Diego 56
(Woods-16 pts/7 reb, Carter-14 pts/5 reb, Cheeks-13 pts)
Colorado 88, UCLA 63
(Greco-15 pts/5 ast, Allen-14 pts/3 reb, Arranaga-11 pts/5 reb)
WASHINGTON STATE 68, Idaho 52
(Ottmar-17 pts/8-9 FG, Volkmann-11 pts/4 reb, Nyseth-6 reb)
OREGON 62, Santa Clara 54
(Wolvert-18 pts, Mowe-16 pts/11 reb/2 bl, Craighead-11 pts)
OREGON STATE 64, Marquette 50
(Ragland-23 pts/5 reb/5 stl, Funn-16 pts/8 reb)
CALIFORNIA 75, Cal State Northridge 63
(Johnson-21 pts/7 ast/8 stl, White-11 pts, Forney-10 pts/7 reb)

Sun., Dec. 3
WASHINGTON 66, Oklahoma State 59
(O'Neill-20 pts/9 reb, Franza-15 pts, Mendiola, Giu.-10 pts/11 reb)
STANFORD 85, Massachusetts 50
(Powell-13 pts/8 reb/5 ast/3 bl, St. Clair-12 pts/4 treys/4 stl)
UC Santa Barbara 76, ARIZONA STATE 66
(Levens-20 pts/5 ast, Johnson-14 pts/8-8 FT, Boardman-13 pts)
Florida International 57, CALIFORNIA 51
(Forney-14 pts/9 reb, O'Keith-10 pts/5 reb)

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

OREGON STATE sophomore guard Nicole Funn has been named the Pac-10 Women's
Basketball Player of
the Week for Nov. 27-Dec. 4.

Funn, from Carson, Calif., averaged 25.5 points and 9.5 rebounds as the Beavers posted non-

conference road victories against Ohio University and Marquette. On the week, she shot 18-
of-33 (.545) from the field and 15-of-20 (.750) from the free throw line.

In a 99-72 win over Ohio University, Funn scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed a career-
high tying 10 rebounds. In a 64-50 victory over Marquette, she reached double figures in
scoring for the fifth time this season with 16 points and led all players in rebounding with
eight boards.

This is Funn's first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Oregon State's 21st Player of
the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Veranda James, ARIZ, Amanda Levens, ASU, Ami Forney, CAL, Jenny Mowe, ORE,
Nicole Powell, STAN, Shalada Allen, UCLA, Denise Woods, USC, Giuliana Mendiola, WASH,
Jessica Ottmar, WSU.

2000-01 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
N. 27 Melody Johnson, ASU
D. 4 Nicole Funn, OSU

ARIZONA
Arizona hosts UNLV as well as the Arizona Basketball Classic this week...The Wildcats are
averaging 24.0 points per game from the free throw line this season...Arizona is
outrebounding its opponents by an average of 6.2 boards per game...Senior guard With 802
career points, Reshea Bristol is only three points away from breaking into UA's top-20
all-time scorers list...Freshman forward Veranda James notched her second double-double (24
pts/16 reb) against Rice...Her 16 rebounds is the highest total for a Wildcat since Adia
Barnes' 18 boards Jan. 7, 1995, against Arizona State.

ARIZONA STATE
The Sun Devils head to Northern Arizona for a Dec. 6 game before taking 11 days off for
finals...ASU Coach Charli Turner Thorne was at the helm of the NAU program from 1993-94 to
1995-96, while current NAU Coach Meg Sanders was her top assistant...ASU's win over LaSalle
on Dec. 1 marked Turner Thorne's 50th win at Arizona State and the 90th of her
career...Juniors Amanda Levens and Melody Johnson were each named to the ASU Holiday
Classic All-Tournament team, their second all-tournament accolades this season.

CALIFORNIA
California prepares to face Bay Area rivals San Francisco and Santa Clara, where Golden
Bear Coach Caren Horstmeyer spent the previous 12 seasons as head coach, posting a 221-124
record (.641)...Cal garnered runner-up honors at the Oakland Tribune Classic, falling 57-51
to Florida International in the title game...In the tournament's opening round win against
Cal State Northridge, senior guard Courtney Johnson paced Cal with 21 points, seven assists
and eight steals...Johnson's eight steals tied her career high and set an Oakland Tribune
Classic record.

OREGON
The Ducks crack the top-10 at No. 10 in this week's AP poll and will face their third
ranked opponent of the season Dec. 9 in No. 25 Texas...Oregon's back-to-back wins over top-
25 teams November 18-19 (No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 18 N.C. State) marked the first time in the
program's history it has accomplished the feat...The Ducks' starting inside players,
Angelina Wolvert (.581), Jenny Mowe (.704) and Brianne Meharry (.579), are a combined 55-
of-89 from the field (.618)...With 989 points, Wolvert is just 11 points shy of scoring
1,000 in her Oregon career...She would become the 14th player in Oregon history to reach
the milestone.

OREGON STATE
Oregon State hosts St. Mary's this week in its final contest prior to final
exams...Sophomore guard Nicole Funn, this week's Pac-10 Player of the Week, averaged 25.5
points and 9.5 rebounds in wins at Ohio University and Marquette last week...Junior guard
Felicia Ragland added 24.5 points in the two games...Funn paces OSU in scoring (19.6 ppg)
and rebounding (7.8 rpg), while Ragland leads the team in steals (3.6 spg)...Ragland has
reached double figures in scoring in 12 consecutive games.

STANFORD
Stanford is ranked 16th in this week's AP poll...Head Coach Tara VanDerveer earned her
350th win at Stanford in the Dec. 3 win over Massachusetts...VanDerveer is now 350-92
(.792) in 14-plus years on The Farm...The Cardinal's 12 blocked shots against UMass is the
second highest total in school history and just one shy of the school record set on
February 3, 1989, vs. Arizona State...Stanford had seven players in double figures against
San Francisco - the first time it accomplished that feat since a January 13, 1994, home
game against ASU.

UCLA
The Bruins return home to host Long Beach State on Dec. 10...Junior forward Shalada Allen
came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting (.625) in the loss
to Colorado last week...Allen added three rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes of
play...Three other Bruins reached double figures in scoring against the Buffaloes -- junior
guard Michelle Greco with 15 points, freshman guard Gennifer Arranaga with 11 points, and
sophomore guard Jalina Bradley with 10 points.

USC
USC posted its first road victory of the 2000-01 season last week, downing San Diego 70-
56...The win marked the Women of Troy's largest margin of victory since an 18-point win
over Baylor on Dec. 19, 1999...Senior center Denise Woods led USC with 16 points, seven
rebounds, two assists and one steal...Southern California shot 50.0 percent (26-of-52) from
the field, the first time the squad shot 50.0 percent or better since January 9, 2000,
against Washington...Woods paces USC in scoring, averaging 10.8 points per game.

WASHINGTON
The Huskies return home to host Nebraska on Dec. 6 before breaking for finals...In UW's
road wins over Boise State and Oklahoma State last week, freshman guard Giuliana Mendiola
averaged 14. 5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists...She shot 11-of-19 from the field
(.579), and connected on half (3-of-6) of her three-point attempts...Mendiola also posted
her first collegiate double-double against OSU (10 pts/11 reb).

WASHINGTON STATE
The Cougars' come-from-behind win over Idaho on Dec. 2 snapped a three-game losing streak to
the Vandals...The Idaho win also marks Washington State's third win of the season, just one
less than last year's win total of four...Although she played only 14 minutes against
Idaho, sophomore guard Jessica Ottmar scored a game-high 17 points, 13 of which came during
five minutes of action in the second half...Junior center Brittany Hawks continues to lead
the Cougars in scoring, averaging 10.6 points per game.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE LEADERS
(points-rebounds)

Veranda James, ARIZ 	2Lauren Ashbaugh, CAL	1Tysell Bozeman, ARIZ	1Tashara Carter, USC	1Sara Dimson, STAN	1Ami Forney, CAL	1Nicole Funn, OSU	1Melody Johnson, ASU	1Giuliana Mendiola, WASH	1Jenny Mowe, ORE	1Felicia Ragland, OSU	1

(points-assists)
Reshea Bristol, ARIZ 1

PAC-10 VS.:

ACC	3-1Atlantic-10	2-1Big East	0-3Big Ten	2-1Big 12	1-1Big West	5-1Big Sky	2-0Colonial	1-0Conference USA	2-0ECAC	1-0Ivy League	1-0MAAC	0-1Mid-American	1-0Missouri Valley	0-2Mountain West	2-4SEC	0-1Southland	2-0Sun Belt	1-1WAC	2-0West Coast	5-2

Total 33-19 (.635)

CALLING ALL COACHES
Media Members may call the Conference office or any Pac-10 SID office to
receive the media only teleconference number for the live teleconference.
The phone number for the taped replay is 402-222-9927.

TELECONFERENCE DATES:

	Wed., Dec. 13	Tue., Jan. 9	Tue., Jan. 16	Tue., Jan. 23	Tue., Jan. 30	Tue., Feb. 6	Tue., Feb. 13	Tue., Feb. 20	Tue., Feb. 27	Tue., Mar. 6

SCHEDULE (times are Pacific)9:30 - 9:35 a.m.Moderator opens call

9:35 - 9:40 a.m.Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona St.

9:40 - 9:45 a.m.Joan Bonvicini, Arizona

9:45 - 9:50 a.m.June Daugherty, Washington

9:50 - 9:55 a.m.Jenny Przekwas, Washington St.

9:55 - 10:00 a.m.Chris Gobrecht, USC

10:00 - 10:05 a.m.Kathy Olivier, UCLA

10:05 - 10:10 a.m.Judy Spoelstra, Oregon St.

10:10 - 10:15 a.m.Jody Runge, Oregon

10:15 - 10:20 a.m.Caren Horstmeyer, California

10:20 - 10:25 a.m.Tara VanDerveer, Stanford

PAC-10 COACHES POLL
(first place votes in parentheses)

		Team	Points	1.	Stanford (9)	90	2.	Oregon (1)	78	3.	USC	70	4.	Arizona	66	5.	Arizona State	57	6t.	UCLA	49		Washington	49	8.	Oregon State	34	9.	California	29	10.	Washington State	18

PAC-10 MEDIA POLL(first place votes in parentheses)

Team Points 1. Stanford (16) 187 2. Oregon (3) 161 3. USC 149 4. Arizona 119 5. UCLA 101 6. Arizona State 95 7. Washington 80 8. California 62 9. Oregon State 57 10. 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 her collegiate career in early November, due to
recurrent concussions.

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
The Pac-10 welcomes one new head coach for the 2000-01 season, as the California Golden
Bears hired Caren Horstmeyer from Santa Clara. Horstmeyer posted a 221-124 record in 12
seasons at Santa Clara, and led her teams to six West Coast Conference titles and four NCAA
Tournament berths.

PAC-10 IS ON THE AIR
The 2000-01 Pac-10 Conference women's basketball television package features 19 regular-
season contests telecast to national and regional audiences on Fox Sports Net. Additional
regional and local women's telecasts will be arranged by the institutions.

RAISING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Arizona State will take on NCAA runner-up Tennessee Dec. 27, 2000, at Bank One Ballpark in
Phoenix. Proceeds from the first outdoor NCAA basketball game, dubbed the AstraZeneca
Hoops for the Cure Classic, will go toward breast cancer research, treatment and education.
Television and film star Rosie O'Donnell is the national honorary spokesperson for the
AstraZeneca Hoops for the Cure Classic.

TOUGH SCHEDULES, TOP OPPONENTS
This season's Pac-10 non-conference schedule features at least 19 games against teams that
have been ranked in the Top 25 this season. Those opponents include Connecticut,
Tennessee, Duke, Georgia, Notre Dame, Rutgers, UC Santa Barbara, Texas Tech, Old Dominion,
Auburn, North Carolina State, Purdue, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

PAC-10 COACHES BY THE NUMBERS
The Pac-10 boasts an outstanding group of head coaches at the helm of its women's
basketball teams. Here's a look at the combined success of these 10 coaches across the
board:

	2391	Career Victories	127	Years of Head Coaching Experience	66	NCAA Tournament Victories	61	Trips to the NCAA Tournament	7	Trips to the NCAA Final Four	5	National Coach of the Year honors	3	Coaches With 20+ Years Experience	3	NCAA Titles	2	AIAW Titles	1	WNIT Title
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