This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball (2/26/01)

Feb. 26, 2001

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STANFORD and CALIFORNIA travel to Los Angeles for marquee matchups with USC and UCLA as the Conference championship is on the line. With two weeks remaining in the Conference race, league-leading STANFORD must face second-place UCLA and third-place ARIZONA. . . The Oregon schools travel to Arizona this week, while the Washington schools meet in this week's rivalry. . . The polls this week - STANFORD (No. 1 AP, No. 1 USA Today/ESPN), ARIZONA (No. 9 AP, No. 7 USA Today/ESPN), UCLA (No. 12 AP, No. 18 USA Today/ESPN).

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Thur., Mar. 1OREGON STATE at ARIZONA, 6:30 p.m. MT Series: ARIZ leads 34-15. Streak - ARIZ 1OREGON at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m. MT Series: ASU leads 28-22. Streak - ASU 1STANFORD at USC, 7:30 p.m. PT Series: USC leads 111-104. Streak - STAN 2CALIFORNIA at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: CAL leads 116-88. Streak - CAL 1

Sat., Mar. 3OREGON at ARIZONA, 6 p.m. MT Series: ARIZ leads 30-16. Streak - ORE 1OREGON STATE at ARIZONA STATE, 4 pm MT (FSN) Series: OSU leads 34-21. Streak - ASU 4CALIFORNIA at USC, 5 p.m. PT Series: CAL leads 116-108. Streak - USC 1STANFORD at UCLA, 1 p.m. PT (CBS) Series: UCLA leads 122-80. Streak - UCLA 2WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE, 1 p.m. PT Series: WASH leads 161-88. Streak - WASH 4

Pac-10 Coaches/Media Teleconference CallTuesday, Feb. 2710:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. PT

NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE:

Thur., Mar. 8ARIZONA at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN)ARIZONA STATE at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. PTUCLA at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m. PTUSC at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. PT

Sat., Mar. 10ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA, 5 p.m. PTARIZONA STATE at STANFORD, 1 p.m. PTUCLA at WASHINGTON, 3 p.m. PT (FSN)USC at WASHINGTON STATE, 1 p.m. PTOREGON at OREGON STATE, 7:05 p.m. PT

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:

Wed., Feb. 21
ARIZONA 88, ARIZONA STATE 58 (ARIZ - Arenas 22 pts/7-11 FG, Wright 15 pts/12 rbs, Edgerson 12 pts. ASU - Nahra 12 pts, Prewitt 11 pts)

Thur., Feb. 22
OREGON STATE 67, USC 52 (OSU - Jackson 22 pts/11-12 FT, Tanner 13 pts/7 rbs, Heide 13 pts, USC - Granville 16 pts, Clancy 13 pts/10 rbs)
UCLA 88, OREGON 73 (UCLA - Barnes 21 pts/10-18 FG, Kapono 20 pts/13 rbs, Gadzuric 16 pts, ORE - Bracey 21 pts/10 rbs)
CALIFORNIA 82, WASHINGTON 66 (CAL - Lampley 29 pts/8-8 FG/12-16 FT/17 rbs, S. Hughes 12 pts/6 rbs, WASH - Massingale 13 pts)
STANFORD 75, WASHINGTON STATE 64 (STAN - Jacobsen 21 pts, Jar. Collins 13 pts/6 rbs, WSU - McNair 29 pts/11-15 FG/5-8 3FG, Moore 16 pts)

Sat., Feb. 24
USC 87, OREGON 80 (ot) (USC - Bluthenthal 29 pts/8-11 FG/8 rbs/5 stls, Scalabrine 21 pts, ORE - Bracey 22 pts/8 rbs, Jones 20 pts/7rbs)
UCLA 68, OREGON STATE 65 (ot) (UCLA - Watson 20 pts, Knight 16 pts, Gadzuric 15 pts/8 rbs, OSU - Heide 19 pts/8-10 FG, Jackson 16 pts)
STANFORD 99, WASHINGTON 79 (STAN - Jas. Collins 33 pts/13-14 FG/8 rbs, Jacobsen 21 pts, WASH - Allen 14 pts, Perkins 14 pts, Johnson 14 pts)
CALIFORNIA 84, WASHINGTON STATE 65 (CAL - Lampley 29 pts/12-23 FG/8 rbs, S. Hughes 12 pts, WSU - Riley 21 pts/7 rbs, McNair 15 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 Feb. 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Lampley, from Chicago, Ill., averaged 29.0 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in wins over Washington and Washington State.

He opened the week with a perfect 8-for-8 from the field in scoring 29 points and added 17 rebounds and six assists in the win over Washington. In the win over Washington State, Lampley scored another 29 points with a team-high eight rebounds. With just over 10 minutes left in the game, his turnaround jumper moved him into first place on Cal's all-time scoring list. He now has 1,693 career points, ahead of Lamond Murray's total of 1,688 set from 1992-94. For the week, Lampley shot 20-of-31 (.645) from the field and 16-of-23 (.696) from the free throw line.

It is the third weekly award for Lampley, the 26th 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. Feb. 5 - Awvee Storey, ASU. Feb. 12 - Sean Lampley, CAL. Feb. 19 - Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ. Feb. 26 - Sean Lampley, CAL.

THE POLLS

USA Today/ESPN (Feb. 26) 1. STANFORD 2. Duke 3. Michigan State 4. North Carolina 5. Illinois 6. Florida 7. ARIZONA 8. Iowa State 9. Virginia10. Boston College11. Kansas12. Mississippi13. Notre Dame Syracuse15. Kentucky16. Maryland17. Oklahoma18. UCLA19. Alabama20. Georgetown21. Wake Forest22. St. Joseph's23. Tennessee24. Wisconsin25. Fresno State

AP (Feb. 26) 1. STANFORD 2. Duke 3. Michigan State 4. North Carolina 5. Illinois 6. Florida 7. Virginia 8. Iowa State 9. ARIZONA10. Kansas11. Boston College12. UCLA13. Notre Dame14. Mississippi15. Kentucky16. Maryland17. Oklahoma18. St. Joseph's19. Syracuse20. Alabama21. Georgetown22. Wisconsin23. Wake Forest24. Texas25. Xavier

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA - With a game-high 22 points in Wednesday's win over Arizona State, sophomore guard Gilbert Arenas posted his third consecutive 20-point game. Over the last three games he has scored 73 points. It is the highest three-game total for a UA player since Jason Terry scored 83 in a three-game stretch vs. Stanford, California and Washington (Jan. 28-Feb. 4) in 1998-99. . . Arizona has won its last two road games by a combined 74 points, the highest back-to-back road winning margin in the Lute Olson era. Interestingly, though, that figure ranks fourth in school history. The school record came in 1920-21 when J.F. 'Pop' McKale's team won a pair of games at New Mexico Tech by a combined 125 points. . . Junior forward Michael Wright collected his eighth double-double of the year with a 15-point, 12-rebound effort vs. Arizona State. He also moved into 15th place on UA's career scoring list with 1,358 points. . . Arizona has won 11 of its last 13 games. The average margin of victory in those last 11 wins is 27.4 points. . . In conference play, Arizona leads the Pac-10 with a 64.4 ppg scoring defense mark. . . Arizona is 13-0 this season when scoring at least 80 points and is averaging 82.4 points over its last 13 games. . . One more win this season would give Arizona its 14th straight 20-win season and 23rd in school history.

ARIZONA STATE - ASU leads the series with Oregon 28-22 but has not swept the Ducks since 1992-93, the second-longest current drought among ASU Pac-10 foes (ASU has swept UCLA just once, in 1979-80). While ASU is 4-3 in its past seven trips to Eugene, the Ducks are 5-1 against ASU in Tempe in that time. . . - UCLA 1980. . . Junior forward Awvee Storey is the only Pac-10 player averaging a double-double in league play (13.6 pts/10.4 rbs). His 9.4 rebounds per game is the best by a Sun Devil since Alton Lister averaged 9.7 rebounds in 1980-81. Only one Sun Devil has led the Pac-10 in rebounding, Lester Neal in 1992-93 with 9.0 boards per game. He also leads the Pac-10 in double-doubles with 10.

CALIFORNIA - With 1,635 career points, Senior forward Sean Lampley became the school's all-time leading scorer last Saturday when he poured in 29 points against Washington State. His career total stands at 1,693, passing former Golden Bear Lamond Murray (1,688 points, 1992-94) for the top spot. Lampley's led the Bears in scoring in 21 of 26 games for the season. He's scored 20 or more points 14 times this season. . . Lampley's 848 career rebounds place him fifth on the Cal career chart and 34th on the Pac-10 career list. . . Cal has posted 10 wins in league play for the first time since 1997 when it finished tied for second with a 12-6 record in Pac-10 play.

OREGON - The Ducks are averaging 79.2 points per game, the highest average since 1995 when the Ducks were scoring at a 85.2 points per game clip. . . With 475 points this year, senior forward Bryan Bracey ranks 23rd on the Oregon single-season scoring list. He needs 25 points to become the 11th different Oregon player to score 500 points in a season.

OREGON STATE - Senior center Jason Heide has scored in double figures in each of the last eight games, averaging 17.0 points on 51-of-94 (.543) shooting and pulling down 6.0 rebounds per game. . . While posting a pair of victories over the last four games, the Beavers are holding the opposition to 61.5 points per game during that four game stretch. They are also holding the opposition to 88-of-221 (.398) shooting in that span. . . Over the last six games, sophomore guard Jimmie Haywood has played a total of 241 minutes. Thanks in large part to playing the full 45 minutes in two overtime games, that averages out to 40.2 minutes per game. Haywood is also averaging 13.8 points during the last six games.

STANFORD - Junior center Jason Collins poured in a career-high 33 points on 13-of-14 shooting against Washington. It's the highest single-game total for a Stanford player since Kris Weems scored 34 points at Oregon (Jan. 5, 1998). . . Senior forward Ryan Mendez has connected on 26 consecutive free throw attempts. The school record is 41 straight set by Todd Lichti during the 1988-89 season. . . Stanford is shooting 53.5 percent on the road, compared to 51.0 percent at Maples Pavilion. . . Stanford is shooting .514 for the season, the highest percentage since the 1988-89 season when the team hit a school record .522. . . Senior forward Jarron Collins needs to score 25 points to reach 1,000 points for his career, making him the 29th player in Stanford history to reach that plateau. . . Dating back to last season, the Cardinal have run off 10 straight road victories.

UCLA - The Bruins have won 15 of their last 17 games. . . Junior guard Billy Knight completed his Jekyll and Hyde February by scoring five points at Oregon on Thursday and 16 points at Oregon State on Saturday. In four Thursday games in February, Knight averaged 6.3 points on 9-of-22 (.409) shooting. On Saturday's in February, he averaged 19.8 points on 26-of-39 (.667) shooting. . . With 222 career thefts, senior guard Earl Watson needs three steals to become UCLA's career steals leader, passing Tyus Edney (224, 1992-95). Watson ranks 25th on the UCLA career scoring list with 1,338 career points.

USC - The Trojans have posted 18 wins for the first time since the 1993 when they finished 18-12. It's the first time they've posted 18 wins in regular season play since 1992 when the Trojans were 24-6. . . After being held scoreless on 0-of-9 shooting at Oregon State, junior forward David Bluthenthal responded with a career-high tying 29 points on 8-of-11 shooting, 5-of-7 from three-point range and 8-of-8 from the free throw line. . .

WASHINGTON - Freshman guard Curtis Allen has registered double-figure points in nine of the last 11 games. Allen is averaging 11.8 points per game over the last 12 contests. . . For the first time this season, all five Husky starters scored in double figures in Washington's game at Stanford. In fact it's only happened eight times this season where a Pac-10 team had all five starters reach double figures (twice each by Arizona State and USC, once each by Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Washington).

WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars finish the season with three consecutive home games. With four league wins, the Cougars need one more victory to match their highest win total in league play since 1997 when they finished 5-13. . . Junior guard Mike Bush missed last week's action with a right achilles injury. His status is questionable for this week's game against Washington.

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