This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball (2/5/01)

Feb. 5, 2001

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The second round of league action gets underway this week with the Washington schools traveling to Arizona, the Bay Area schools visiting Oregon, and UCLA crossing town to meet USC. . . This week's hot team could very well be ARIZONA STATE. The Sun Devils picked up their first league win of the season and, coupled with some upsets last week, carry the league's longest win streak at two games. . . The polls this week - STANFORD (No. 2 AP, No. 2 USA Today/ESPN), ARIZONA (No. 11 AP, No. 10 USA Today/ESPN), and USC (No. 22 AP, No. 19 USA Today/ESPN).

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Thur., Feb. 8WASHINGTON at ARIZONA, 6:30 p.m. MT Series: ARIZ leads 31-15. Streak - ARIZ 3WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA STATE, 7 pm MT Series: ASU leads 26-22. Streak - WSU 1CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m. PT Series: CAL leads 60-54. Streak - CAL 5STANFORD at OREGON, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: STAN leads 73-39. Streak - STAN 10UCLA at USC, 7:30 p.m. PT Series: UCLA leads 117-93. Streak - UCLA 2

Sat., Feb. 10WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA, 8 p.m. MT Series: ARIZ leads 38-10. Streak - ARIZ 31WASHINGTON at ARIZONA STATE, 6 pm MT (FSN) Series: ASU leads 29-19. Streak - WASH 1CALIFORNIA at OREGON, 3 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: CAL leads 60-47. Streak - CAL 1STANFORD at OREGON STATE, 7:05 p.m. PT Series: OSU leads 65-44. Streak - STAN 3UCLA at DePaul, 2:30 p.m. CT (ABC) Series: UCLA leads 10-6. Streak - UCLA 4

Pac-10 Coaches/Media Teleconference CallTuesday, Feb. 610:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. PT

NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Thur., Feb. 15ARIZONA at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN)ARIZONA STATE at USC, 7:30 p.m. PTOREGON at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m. PTOREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. PT

ARIZONA at USC, 11 a.m. PT (CBS)ARIZONA STATE at UCLA, 1 p.m. PT (CBS)STANFORD at CALIFORNIA, 3 p.m. PT (ABC)OREGON at WASHINGTON, 5 p.m. PT (FSN)OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m. PT (FSN)

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:Mon., Jan. 29
WASHINGTON STATE 71, Texas-Pan American 63 (WSU - Bush 20 pts/11 rbs, Locklier 16 pts/7 rbs)

Thur., Feb. 1
OREGON 79, ARIZONA 67 (ORE - Bracey 23 pts/8 rbs, Ridnour 17 pts/11-13 FT/7 rbs, ARIZ - Wright 18 pts/14 rbs, Arenas 14 pts)


ARIZONA STATE 73, OREGON STATE 58 (ASU - Storey 17 pts/7 rbs, Knight 13 pts/5 rbs, Mason 12 pts, OSU - Heide 18 pts/8 rbs, Jackson 12 pts)


CALIFORNIA 92, UCLA 63 (CAL - 13-22 3FG, Forehan-Kelly 16 pts/4-6 3FG, Lampley 11 pts/6 rbs, UCLA - Kapono 15 pts, Watson 13 pts)


STANFORD 77, USC 71 (STAN - Jacobsen 22 pts/7 rbs, Jas. Collins 20 pts, McDonald 18 pts/6-9 3FG, USC - 50% FG, Scalabrine 17 pts)

Sat., Feb. 3
ARIZONA 68, OREGON STATE 41 (ARIZ - Wright 20 pts/11 rbs, Arenas 12 pts, Jefferson 10 pts/6 rbs/6 asts, OSU - Heide 16 pts/8 rbs, Masten 9 pts)


USC 80, CALIFORNIA 66
(USC - Clancy 25 pts, Trepagnier 19 pts/11 rbs, Granville 10 asts, CAL - Lampley 29 pts/10-12 FG, Legans 15 pts)


UCLA 79, STANFORD 73 (UCLA - Knight 22 pts/8-15 FG, Watson 20 pts/6 asts, Kapono 14 pts, STAN - Jacobsen 17 pts, McDonald 15 pts)


WASHINGTON 78, WASHINGTON STATE 72 (WASH - Green 21 pts, Allen 18 pts, Dixon 16 pts/7-7 FG, WSU - Little 16 pts/7 rbs, McNair 14 pts, Bush 14 pts)

Sun., Feb. 4
ARIZONA STATE 99, OREGON 72 (ASU - Team 61.9% FG, Storey 23 pts/11-15 FG/12 rbs, Mason 17 pts, ORE - Jones 14 pts, Bracey 11 pts)

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (AWVEE STOREY, ARIZONA STATE)

ARIZONA STATE junior forward Awvee Storey has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Storey, from Chicago, Ill., averaged 20.0 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of road wins over Oregon State and Oregon as the Sun Devils won for the first time in league play this season.

He scored 17 points on 8-of-15 (.615) shooting from the field, with seven rebounds and two assists in the win at Oregon State. In the win at Oregon, Storey tallied his eighth double-double of the season with 23 points on 11-of-15 (.733) shooting from the field, with 12 rebounds. For the week, he shot 19-of-28 (.679) from the field.

Storey is averaging a double-double in Pac-10 play with 13.6 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

It is the first weekly award for Storey, the 17th all-time honor for the Sun Devils.

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. Feb. 5 - Awvee Storey, ASU.

THE POLLS

USA Today/ESPN (Feb. 4) 1. North Carolina 2. STANFORD 3. Duke 4. Michigan State 5. Kansas 6. Illinois 7. Syracuse 8. Tennessee 9. Virginia10. ARIZONA11. Florida12. Georgetown13. Maryland14. Iowa State15. Wake Forest16. Iowa17. Alabama18. Wisconsin19. USC20. Boston College21. Oklahoma22. Fresno State23. Notre Dame24. Mississippi25. Texas

AP (Feb. 4) 1. North Carolina 2. STANFORD 3. Duke 4. Michigan State 5. Kansas 6. Virginia 7. Illinois 8. Florida 9. Syracuse10. Tennessee11. ARIZONA12. Iowa State13. Maryland14. Iowa15. Georgetown16. Wisconsin17. Boston College18. Alabama19. Wake Forest20. Notre Dame21. Oklahoma22. USC23. Fresno State24. Xavier25. Mississippi

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA - In Saturday's win, Arizona shot a season-best .556 (25-of-45) from the floor, including a .773 (17-of-22) FG percentage in the second half. Arizona is 7-0 this season when shooting 50 percent or better from the floor this season. . . The UA defense also played well Saturday, limiting Oregon State to .318 (14-of-44) FG shooting. Arizona held OSU to just seven field goals in each half, and held the Beavers scoreless for the first 10:11 of the contest. It marked the 11th time this season, and sixth time in the last eight games, that Arizona has held an opponent to less than 40 percent shooting. . . The 41 points scored by OSU ties an Arizona record for fewest points allowed in Pac-10 play, equaling the 41 points allowed to Washington State in a 1988 Wildcat win. . . Freshman Travis Hanour played 17 minutes vs. Oregon State and responded with a career-high 11 points. He hit 4-of-5 shots from the floor, including 3-of-4 from three-point range. On the week, Hanour hit 6-of-9 FG attempts and totaled 15 points.

ARIZONA STATE - By completing the road sweep with a win over Oregon, the Sun Devils swept a road series for just the second time since 1996. . . The 27-point victory margin at Oregon was the largest road win since ASU beat Washington 90-62 in 1980-81, a span of 223 road games. . . . ASU shot 61.9 percent at Oregon, its best shooting night since Jan. 14, 1995, when it shot 62 percent at California, a span of 189 games. The 61.9 percent also was the second-best shooting night by a Rob Evans-coached team in his 249 games as a head coach (Ole Miss and ASU). . . When ASU beat Oregon State on Thursday, it marked just the fourth time in the past 18 attempts that ASU had won the first game of a Pac-10 road trip. . . ASU hosts the Washington schools this week, as ASU has won 12 of the past 13 against the Huskies in Tempe. . . ASU has won three straight against Washington State in Tempe. . . ASU will wear a patch on its home white uniforms in honor of the 10 Oklahoma State basketball personnel killed in the plane crash last week.

CALIFORNIA - With 1,571 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 ranks fifth on the Cal career scoring chart and is 118 points from the school's career scoring record (1,688 - Lamond Murray, 1992-94). He's led the Bears in scoring in 16 of 21 games for the season. . . Sophomore guard Shantay Legans tallied 15 assists and committed just one turnover in 57 minutes last weekend. He averaged 12.5 points and 7.5 assists in a split with the Los Angeles schools. Legans has 33 assists and just seven turnovers over the last six Pac-10 games.

OREGON - Oregon's 79-67 defeat of No. 7 Arizona gave the Ducks back-to-back wins over the Wildcats for the first time in 17 years. . . Freshman guard Luke Ridnour scored a career-high 17 points against Arizona, while senior forward Bryan Bracey led the Ducks with 23. . . Bracey is bidding to become the first Duck to lead the Pac-10 in scoring since Terrell Brandon in 1990-91 (26.6 points per game). . . Junior guard Frederick Jones currently ranks among Oregon's career top 10 in assists (230), steals (74), blocks (52) and three-pointers (91), and with 854 career points, is poised to become the 22nd member of the Ducks' 1,000-point club by season's end.

OREGON STATE - The Beavers drew 8,722 fans to Saturday's game with Arizona. That was the largest gathering for a non-Oregon home game for the Beavers since 9,003 fans witnessed the 1999 season finale vs. Stanford. . . Senior center Jason Heide had his most productive weekend of the season, averaging 17.0 points and 8.0 rebounds against the Arizona schools. In fact, the 34 total points are the most ever for Heide in a weekend series, surpassing the 33 points he scored at USC/UCLA during the 1999 season.

STANFORD - With 925 career points, senior forward Jarron Collins needs 75 points to become the 29th player in Stanford history to reach 1,000 points. His 625 career rebounds rank 13th on the Cardinal career chart. . . The Cardinal are shooting .416 from three-point range in league play. That's a better percentage than Oregon State (.401), Washington State (.396) and Washington (.391) are shooting from the field in Pac-10 play. . . The Cardinal look to rebound after their first loss of the season when they travel to Oregon. Stanford has won 10 straight over the Ducks, including the last four meetings at Mac Court.

UCLA - Senior guard Earl Watson has 208 career thefts (10th on the Pac-10 career charts) and 550 career assists. With five more assists, he will become only the fourth player to be listed in Pac-10's top 10 in both categories. . . For the second consecutive year, the Bruins knocked of No. 1 Stanford at Maples Pavilion. Junior guard Billy Knight earned a start for the fifth time this season and responded with a career-high 22 pts on 8-of-15 shooting, 3-of-7 from three-point range . . . According to AP, the Bruins are now tied for second on a list of squads around the country that have defeated No. 1 teams. Notre Dame is first with nine, followed by UCLA and Duke with eight. North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Ohio State all have beaten a No. 1 team seven times.

USC - Senior guard Jeff Trepagnier went over the 1,000 point mark for his career after posting a season-high 19 points in the Trojans' win over California. He has 1,005 career points and is the 24th Trojan all-time to record 1,000 career points. In addition, he added season bests of 11 rebounds, five steals and four assists in that victory. . . Trepangier's five steals also moved him into second on the Trojans' all-time steals list with 183. . . With his 15 points at Cal, senior forward Brian Scalabrine now has 1,257, good for ninth all time at USC. . . The 14-point win was the Trojans' biggest over Cal since a 23-point win in 1985. . . CORRECTION: It was written here last week that junior guard Brandon Granville has 556 career assists to move into 10th on the Pac-10 career list. Actually, he has 532 and should crack the top ten later this season.

WASHINGTON - Freshman guard Curtis Allen has registered double-figure points in three of the last five games. Allen is averaging 10.0 points per game over the last six contests. . . Junior center David Dixon was a perfect 7-of-7 from the field and scored a career-high 16 points in Washington's win over Washington State. He also recorded five blocked shots - the most by a Husky since Todd MacCulloch had five vs. UNC Wilmington on Nov. 16, 1998. Over the last three games, Dixon is shooting 15-of-19 (.789) from the field, averaging 11.3 points per game. . . With the win over Washington State, the Huskies have now won 10 of the last 12 games in the series, including the last seven meetings in Seattle. . . Saturday's win was the 750th for Washington at Edmundson Pavilion, the most wins for any college team in its present arena. . . The Huskies have a 7-1 record in games decided by six or fewer points, including a 3-0 mark in overtime contests.

WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars look to break a Pac-10 record 30-game Conference road losing streak when they travel to Arizona this week. They'll find it tough in Tucson as the Cougars last won in McKale Center during the 1984 season. Freshman guard Marcus Moore was four years old the last time WSU won in Tucson. . . Junior guard Mike Bush posted his second double-double of the season with 20 points/11 rebounds in the win over Texas-Pan American. . . With four more assists, guard Marcus Moore will have 68 assists for the season. Last year's team leader, Mike Bush, had a total of 67 assists for the entire 1999-2000 season. . . After hitting just 3-of-19 from three-point range in the first six Pac-10 games in which he has played this season, sophomore guard Jerry McNair nailed 3-of-5 from long distance at Washington.

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