This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball (1/29/01)

Jan. 29, 2001

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Second-place (tie) UCLA and fourth-place (tie) USC travel to the Bay Area to take on first-place STANFORD and fourth-place (tie) CALIFORNIA. . . ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE travel to Oregon, while WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE meet in Seattle to conclude the first half of league play. . . The polls this week - STANFORD (No. 1 AP, No. 1 USA Today/ESPN), ARIZONA (No. 7 AP, No. 9 USA Today/ESPN), and USC (No. 21 AP, No. 19 USA Today/ESPN).

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Mon., Jan. 29,Texas-Pan America at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m. PT

Thur., Feb. 1ARIZONA at OREGON, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: ARIZ leads 30-15. Streak - ORE 1ARIZONA STATE at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m. PT Series: OSU leads 34-20. Streak - ASU 3UCLA at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. PT Series: UCLA leads 116-87. Streak - UCLA 1USC at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. PT Series: USC leads 111-103. Streak - STAN 2

Sat., Feb. 3ARIZONA at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m. PT Series: ARIZ leads 33-15. Streak - OSU 1USC at CALIFORNIA, 5 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: CAL leads 116-107. Streak - CAL 6UCLA at STANFORD, 12 noon PT (ABC) Series: UCLA leads 121-80. Streak - UCLA 1WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON, 3 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: WASH leads 160-88. Streak - WASH 3

Sun., Feb. 4ARIZONA STATE at OREGON, 1 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: ASU leads 27-22. Streak - ORE 3

Pac-10 Coaches/Media Teleconference CallTuesday, Jan. 3010:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. PT

NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Thur., Feb. 8WASHINGTON at ARIZONA, 6:30 p.m. MTWASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m. MTCALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m. PTSTANFORD at OREGON, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN)UCLA at USC, 7:30 p.m. PT

Sat., Feb. 10WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA, 8 p.m. MTWASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE, 6 p.m. MT (FSN)CALIFORNIA at OREGON, 3 p.m. PT (FSN)STANFORD at OREGON STATE, 7:05 p.m. PTUCLA at DePaul, 2:30 p.m. CT (ABC)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:

Wed., Jan. 24
ARIZONA 86, ARIZONA STATE 75 (ARIZ - Arenas 23 pts, Gardner 22 pts/6-8 3FG, Woods 10 pts/8 rbs, ASU - Prewitt 18 pts/6 rbs, Smith 13 pts)

Thur., Jan. 25
USC 78, OREGON 74 (USC - Clancy 21 pts/5 blks, Scalabrine 20 pts/8-11 FG/9 rbs, ORE - Jones 21 pts,
Bracey 20 pts)
UCLA 67, OREGON STATE 40 (UCLA - Kapono 19 pts/5-6 3FG, Gadzuric 14 pts, Barnes 11 pts/7 rbs, OSU - Jernigan 18 pts)
CALIFORNIA 75, WASHINGTON STATE 71 (OT) (CAL - Lampley 27 pts/12 rbs, Shipp 15 pts/6 rbs, Legans 12 pts/6 rbs, WSU - Bush 22 pts, Moore 17 pts)
STANFORD 94, WASHINGTON 63 (STAN - Jacobsen 16 pts, McDonald 14 pts/4-5 3FG/9 asts, Mendez 14 pts, WASH - Perkins 12 pts/11 rbs)

Sat., Jan. 27
ARIZONA 80, Texas 52 (ARIZ - Arenas 16 pts, Wright 16 pts/9 rbs, Jefferson 13 pts/9 rbs)
USC 73, OREGON STATE 47 (USC - Scalabrine 16 pts, Granville 12 pts/7 asts, Bluthenthal 11 pts, OSU - Jernigan 17 pts, Tanner 10 rbs)
UCLA 98, OREGON 88 (UCLA - Barnes 26 pts/7 rbs, Watson 20 pts/7 asts, Kapono 18 pts, ORE - Jones 22 pts, Bracey 20 pts)
CALIFORNIA 79, WASHINGTON 64 (CAL - Lampley 21 pts/11 rbs, Gates 10 pts, Forehan-Kelly 9 pts, WASH - Johnson 14 pts, Dixon 12 pts)
STANFORD 72, WASHINGTON STATE 61 (STAN - Jas. Collins 18 pts/12 rbs, Jar. Collins 18 pts, Borchardt 11 pts/7 rbs, WSU - Bush 23 pts)

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (SEAN LAMPLEY, CALIFORNIA)

CALIFORNIA senior forward Sean Lampley has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 22--28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Lampley, from Chicago, Ill., averaged 24.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in a pair of road wins over Washington State and Washington.

He scored 27 points on 10-of-21 (.476) shooting from the field, 7-of-9 (.778) from the free throw line, with 12 rebounds, two assists and a steal in the win at Washington State. In the win at Washington, Lampley tallied another double-double with 21 points on 6-of-13 (.462) shooting, 9-of-12 (.750) from the free throw line, with 11 rebounds and three assists. For the week, he shot 16-of-34 (.471) from the field and 16-of-21 (.762) from the free throw line.

It is the first weekly award for Lampley, the 24th all-time honor for the Bears.

2000-01 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 27 - Michael Wright, ARIZ. Dec. 4 - Luke Walton, ARIZ. Dec. 11 - David Bluthenthal, USC. Dec. 18 - Bryan Bracey, ORE. Jan. 3 - Sam Clancy, USC. Jan. 8 - Jarron and Jason Collins, STAN. Jan. 16 - Jason Kapono, UCLA. Jan. 22 - Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ. Jan. 28 - Sean Lampley, CAL.

THE POLLS

USA Today/ESPN (Jan. 29)

1. STANFORD 2. Duke 3. Kansas 4. North Carolina 5. Michigan State 6. Illinois 7. Tennessee 8. Syracuse 9. ARIZONA10. Maryland11. Virginia12. Wake Forest13. Georgetown14. Florida15. Alabama16. Wisconsin17. Iowa18. Iowa State19. USC20. Boston College21. Oklahoma22. Fresno State23. Connecticut24. Texas25. Seton Hall

AP (Jan. 29)

1. STANFORD 2. Duke 3. Kansas 4. North Carolina 5. Michigan State 6. Illinois 7. ARIZONA 8. Tennessee 9. Maryland10. Wisconsin11. Virginia12. Syracuse13. Florida14. Georgetown15. Iowa State16. Wake Forest17. Alabama18. Iowa19. Fresno State20. Boston College21. USC22. Seton Hall23. Notre Dame24. Oklahoma25. Georgia

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA - In its current six-game win streak, Arizona has scored more than 80points five times. In that span, the squad is averaging 83.0 points per game. The Wildcats are 9-0 this year when scoring at least 80 points and 37-3 (.925) over the last three seasons. . . The Arizona defense has held five of the last six opponents to less than 37 percent field goal shooting. Dating back to Jan. 11, the UA defense has limited the opposition to a combined 34.4 shooting percentage (143-of-416). In the same time frame, Arizona is allowing just 60.5 points per game, 7.2 points lower than the season average. . . Sophomore point guard Jason Gardner posted four assists and no turnovers in 30 minutes of action vs. Texas. It was the second time this season that Gardner has played at least 30 minutes and committed zero turnovers. Against USC on Jan. 18, Gardner tallied six assists and no turnovers in 37 minutes. . . Over the last four games, junior forward Richard Jefferson is averaging 6.3 rebounds per game.

ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils received a boost last Wednesday at Arizona when junior Chad Prewitt (9.9 ppg and 5.4 rpg), who badly sprained his right ankle on Jan. 9, returned to the lineup after playing just 16 minutes the previous four contests. Against Arizona, Prewitt had 18 points on 7-of-11 (.636) shooting, including two three-pointers. . . Seven Sun Devils posted at least a 3.0 grade point average last semester. Overall, the 14 players on the team had a 2.7 grade point average. . . Sophomore Tommy Smith has scored in double-digits in the past four games and is averaging 12.0 points per game in that time. He posted double digits in just five games all of last season and in just two Pac-10 games. . . ASU's lone senior, Alton Mason, is shooting 86.1 percent (31-of-36) from the free throw line in the past eight games. . . Sophomore Shawn Redhage is shooting 84.6 percent (126-of-149) from the free throw line in his career.

CALIFORNIA - Cal remains one of three teams unbeaten at home. The Bears have run their homecourt winning steak to 13 games (3 last year + 10 this season). That streak ties for fifth longest in Harmon Gym/Haas Pavilion history. . . Cal is 12-0 when it makes more free throws in a game than the opponent attempts. . . With 1,531 career points, senior forward Sean Lampley became the sixth player in school history, and 69th in Pac-10 history, to reach 1,500 points. He's 158 points from the Cal career scoring record. He's led the Bears in scoring in 15 of 19 games for the season.

OREGON - Junior center Chris Christoffersen (15 points) and freshman guard Luke Ridnour (16 points) set career highs in the 98-88 loss to UCLA. . . Christoffersen is averaging 11.3 points per game over the last three. . . Against USC, Ridnour had eight assists and no turnovers. . . Junior guard Frederick Jones snapped out of a recent scoring funk by scoring 22 points against the Bruins and 20 versus the Trojans. Jones has hit his last 19 free throws and is 26-of-27 (.963) from the line in Pac-10 games. . . The Ducks are going for consecutive wins against Arizona for the first time in 17 years. . . Oregon is also going for its fourth straight win over ASU for just the second time in series history.

OREGON STATE - Sophomore guard Emonte Jernigan averaged 17.5 points last weekend in Los Angeles. He was the only Beaver to score in double figures over the weekend, posting 18 points at UCLA and 17 points at USC. Jernigan has posted double digits in the scoring column in four of the last five games, averaging 15.0 points per game over those five contests. . . The Beavers rank second in the Pac-10 in turnovers allowed with 252 (13.3 per game). They trail only Stanford (248, 13.1 per game).

STANFORD - At 19-0 on the season, the Cardinal have set a pair of school records - best start ever and longest winning streak. . . The Cardinal continue to lead the Pac-10 in three-point field goal percentage (.416), with Oregon a distant second (.362). . . Senior guard Michael McDonald leads the Pac-10 with a 4.04 assist-to-turnover ratio. Arizona's Jason Gardner trails in second with a 2.25 ratio. . . McDonald has committed just one or no turnovers in 13 games this season. . . More McDonald - his 329 career assists rank sixth on the Stanford career list. . . The Cardinal lead the Pac-10 in 12 of the 19 team statistical categories.

UCLA - Junior Matt Barnes turned in an impressive performance over the weekend, averaged 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in a home sweep of the Oregon schools. He scored a career-high 26 points with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals against the Ducks. For the weekend, he shot 14-of-19 (.737) from the field. . . Against Oregon, UCLA had 10 turnovers and vs. OSU, the Bruins had just eight. Oregon State had 12 and Oregon had 23, including 14 in the second half when UCLA used the press to come back from a 48-42 deficit. . . UCLA's trip to the Bay Area last year was a memorable one. UCLA was 15-11 overall and 6-8 in the league when they headed to Cal and Stanford. At Cal, UCLA fell behind 19 points in the first half, but came back to win 83-62 and at No. 1 Stanford (Stanford is again No. 1 this year), the Bruins rallied from a 15 point first-half deficit to beat the Cardinal in overtime, 94-93.

USC - Junior forward David Bluthenthal ran his consecutive free throw streak in Pac-10 play to a Pac-10 record 42 in a row (33 consecutive last season, plus 9-of-9 this year) before missing an attempt late in the game vs. Oregon State. The previous record for consecutive free throws made in Pac-10 games was 41, held by Stanford's Todd Lichti (1988-89). . . Junior guard Brandon Granville has posted six or more assists in 17 consecutive Pac-10 games - all seven this year and the last 10 league games in 2000. His 556 career assists move him into 10th on the Pac-10 career list.

WASHINGTON - Freshman guard Curtis Allen has registered double-figure points in two of the last four games. Allen is averaging 8.4 points per game over the last five contests. . . Junior center David Dixon shot 8-of-12 (.667) from the field during the homestand with Stanford and Cal, averaging 9.0 points per game. . . The Huskies have won nine of the last 11 games in the series with Washington State, including the last six meetings in Seattle. . . Washington has a 7-1 record when posting a superior field goal percentage to its opponent and is 1-10 when being outshot. . . Washington has utilizied nine different starting lineups in the last 15 outings. No Husky has started all 20 games this season.

WASHINGTON STATE - The WSU starting backcourt, junior guard Mike Bush and freshman Marcus Moore, combined for an impressive weekend vs. California and Stanford. The duo averaged 35.5 points, while shooting 23-of-44 (.522) from the field and 10-of-18 (.556) from three-point range. . . Bush is averaging 18.9 points per game in nine games played this season. . . Sophomore guard David Adams has connected on 25 of his last 29 free throw attempts (.862). He ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.841). . . Junior center Paulo Rower played a career-high 26 minutes and pulled down a career-high six rebounds in the loss to Stanford. Prior to that game, Rower had played a total of 20 minutes with four rebounds on the season.

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