This Week In Pac-10 Women's Basketball (3/20/01)

March 20, 2001

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WASHINGTON MOVES ON TO SWEET 16

For the 19th time in 20 years, the Pac-10 Conference will be represented in the NCAA Sweet 16,
as the WASHINGTON Huskies advanced with a pair of victories over Old Dominion and host Florida in first and second round action in Gainesville, Fla., last weekend. With the wins, the Huskies (21-9) earned the right to travel across the country, back to the state of Washington for NCAA West Regional play in Spokane Arena. The No. 6 seed, Washington will take on No. 2 seed Oklahoma (28-5) on Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 p.m. PT on ESPN, while No. 1 seed Duke (30-3) and No. 5 seed Southwest Missouri State (27-5) do battle in the 7 p.m. game Saturday. The winners of each game will square off Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. PT on ESPN2 for a berth in the Final Four, at the Savvis Center in St. Louis March 30-April 1.

THIS WEEK'S NCAA TOURNAMENT ACTION

Saturday, March 24
WEST REGIONAL
(Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash.)
No. 1 Duke vs. No. 5 SW Missouri State, 7 p.m. PT, ESPN
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 WASHINGTON, 9:30 p.m. PT, ESPN

Monday, March 26
WEST REGIONAL
(Spokane Arena, Spokane, Wash.)
WASHINGTON/Oklahoma winner vs. Duke/SW Missouri State winner, 7 p.m. PT, ESPN

LAST WEEK'S NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Friday, March 16
MIDEAST REGION (West Lafayette, Ind.)
No. 6 LSU 83, No. 11 ARIZONA STATE 66

WEST REGION (Gainesville, Fla.)
No. 6 WASHINGTON 67, No. 11 Old Dominion 65

Saturday, March 17
MIDWEST REGION (Salt Lake City, Utah)
No. 4 Iowa 89, No. 13 OREGON 82 OT

WEST REGION (Norman, Okla.)
No. 10 STANFORD 76, No. 7 Geo. Washington 51

Sunday, March 18
WEST REGION (Gainesville, Fla.)
No. 6 WASHINGTON 88, No. 3 Florida 75

Monday, March 19
WEST REGION (Norman, Okla.)
No. 2 Oklahoma 67, No. 10 STANFORD 50

LAST WEEK'S WOMEN'S NATIONAL INVITATIONAL
TOURNAMENT (WNIT) RESULTS

Thursday, March 15
Tucson, Ariz.
ARIZONA 85, Pepperdine 65

Friday, March 16
Corvallis, Ore.
Brigham Young 78, OREGON STATE 63

Saturday, March 17
Albuquerque, N.M.
New Mexico 75, ARIZONA 62

NEXT WEEK'S NCAA FINAL FOUR SCHEDULE

2001 NCAA Final Four
Hosted by the Missouri Valley Conference
Friday March 30 and Sunday, April 1
Savvis Center, St. Louis, Missouri

National Semifinals - Friday, March 30
Game one 6 p.m. CT/Game two approx. 8:30 p.m., CT ESPN
West Regional winner vs. Mideast Regional winner
East Regional winner vs. Midwest Regional winner

National Championship - Sunday, April 1
Game time 7:30 p.m. PT, ESPN
West/Mideast winner vs. East/Midwest winner

CURRENT PAC-10 POSTSEASON STREAKS

Stanford14	(1988-2001 NCAA)Oregon	8	(1994-2001 NCAA)Arizona	6	(1997-2000 NCAA),		(1996, 2001 WNIT)Arizona St.2	(2001 NCAA),		(2000 WNIT)Oregon St.1	(2001 WNIT)Washington 1	(2001 NCAA)

PAC-10 IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

5 teams	'98, '97, '95, '94, '924 teams	'01, '00, '99, '93, '91, '903 teams 	'96

NCAA NOTES
* For the 11th time in the last 12 years, the Pac-10 has placed at least four teams in the NCAA Tournament
* A Pac-10 team has advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in 19 of 20 NCAA Tournaments
* The Pac-10 has posted a 94-69 (.577) record in the NCAA Tournament
* Every Pac-10 team made a trip to the Big Dance in the 1990s, while six different teams have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in the past two seasons
* In the '90s, Pac-10 teams made six Final Four appearances and captured two NCAA titles (Stanford '90, '92)

PAC-10 RECORDS IN NCAA TOURNAMENT

Team		Yrs	Record	PctStanford	14	34-13	.723Washington	13	13-12	.520Oregon		10	3-10	.231Arizona St.	3	2-4	.333

WNIT NOTES
* Pac-10 teams have posted a 24-15 (.615) record in the Women's NIT
* Pac-10 teams have won four WNIT titles (OSU '80, OSU '82, Oregon '89, Arizona '96) and captured two runner-up finishes (ASU '81, Cal '87)

PAC-10 RECORDS IN THE WNIT

Team		Yrs	Record	PctOregon State	2	6-1	.857Arizona		2	5-1	.833

WASHINGTON (21-9, 12-6)
The Huskies advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the fifth time in school history and first time since 1995...Washington is 13-12 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, in 13 appearances...UW advanced as far as the Elite Eight in 1990...this season, Washington is the No. 6 seed in the West Region...the Huskies advanced to the NCAA West Regional by defeating No. 11 Old Dominion (67-65) and No. 3 Florida (86-75) in first and second rounds action in Gainesville, Fla., March 16-18...Washington faces No. 2 seed Oklahoma (28-5) at 9:30 p.m. PT Saturday, March 24 in West Regional play...the winner of that game will face the winner of No. 1 Duke vs. No. 5 SW Missouri State...the Huskies are 1-0 in the series against Oklahoma, meeting in 1986-87...UW is 2-0 in the series with Duke, their last meeting in 1992-93...UW also leads the series with SW Missouri State, 2-0...the Huskies have posted their first 20-win season since 1994-95, the year the team finished 25-9 and fell to Texas Tech in the Mideast Regional semifinal...With 222 3-pointers on the season, Washington has broken the Pac-10 single-season record (213) set by Stanford last season...UW's win over Florida in the NCAA second round marked head coach June Daugherty's 80th victory at the helm of the Husky program...the Huskies' 51 first-half points against Florida were the most since they scored 55 in the first stanza against Arizona Feb. 8...senior guard Megan Franza was selected to the All-Pac-10 team for the second consecutive year...Franza has helped the Huskies manufacture the biggest turnaround in Pac-10 history this season, improving from ninth place (8-22, 4-14 Pac-10) in 1999-2000 to Pac-10 Co-Champions in 2000-01...with 1,583 career points, she ranks seventh on the UW career scoring chart and is No. 19 on the all-time Pac-10 list...the UW career leader in 3-point FG, Franza ranks No. 3 on the Pac-10 all-time list with 207 treys...she ranks fourth in the Conference in scoring (16.2 ppg) and second in 3-point FG made (2.27 avg.)...freshman guard Giuliana Mendiola is an All-Pac-10 honorable mention and Pac-10 All-Freshman team selection...Mendiola (6.3 rpg) and senior forward LeAnn Sheets (6.8 rpg) pace the league's top rebounding team on the glass...Mendiola recorded five double-doubles this season and was named MVP of the Husky Classic...freshman forward Andrea Lalum, a Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention selection, ranks seventh in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding, (3.93 rpg)...Washington Coach June Daugherty recorded her 200th career victory earlier this season...The Huskies rank sixth in the nation and lead the Pac-10 in 3-pointers made per game (7.40 avg.)...Washington also leads the Pac-10 in 3-point FG% defense (.305), rebounding (42.5), assist/turnover ratio (0.91), offensive rebounding (16.68 rpg) and defensive rebounding (26.00 rpg).

HONORS WON BY PAC-10 PLAYERS

Associated Press All-America
Felicia Ragland, OSU, hon. men.

Kodak All-District VIII
Reshea Bristol, ARIZ, First Team
Megan Franza, WASH, First Team
Nicole Powell, STAN, First Team
Felicia Ragland, OSU, First Team

Women's Basketball Journal All-America
Nicole Powell, STAN, First Team

Verizon Academic All-America District VIII
Leah Combs, ASU, Second Team
Megan Franza, WASH, First Team
Victoria Harrod, WSU, First Team
Katie Nyseth, WSU, First Team

PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

11/27	Melody Johnson, ASU12/4 	Nicole Funn, OSU12/11	Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZ12/18	Susan King, STAN1/2	Reshea Bristol, ARIZ1/8	Reshea Bristol, ARIZ1/15	Jamie Craighead, ORE1/22	Amanda Levens, ASU1/29	Ebony Hoffman, USC2/5	Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZ2/12	Megan Franza, WASH2/19	Courtney Johnson, CAL2/26	Lindsey Yamasaki, STAN3/5	Felicia Ragland, OSU3/12	Nicole Powell, STAN

2000-01 ALL-PAC-10 TEAM

Name		School	Pos	Yr	Ht	HometownReshea Bristol	ARIZ	G	Sr.	5-10	Omaha, Neb.Megan Franza*	WASH	G	Sr.	5-11	Leavenworth, Wash.Michelle Greco	UCLA	G	Jr.	5-9	LaCrescenta, Calif.Courtney JohnsonCAL	G	Sr.	5-8	Antioch, Calif.Melody Johnson	ASU	C	Jr.	6-2	Colorado Springs, Colo.Amanda Levens	ASU	G	Jr.	5-9	Belvidere, Ill.Elizabeth PickneyARIZ	F	Jr.	6-4	Houston, TexasNicole Powell	STAN	G	Fr.	6-2	Phoenix, Ariz.Felicia Ragland*OSU	G	Jr.	5-9	Tulare, Calif.Angelina Wolvert*ORE	F	Sr.	6-3	Camas, Wash

*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (Received votes)

Kenya Corley (CAL, Sr., G), Sarah Dimson (STAN, Sr., F), Ebony Hoffman (USC, Fr., F/C), Brianne
Meharry (ORE, Sr., F), Giuliana Mendiola (WASH, Fr., G), Katie Nyseth (WSU, Sr., G), Lindsey Yamasaki (STAN, Jr., G/F).

PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Name		School	Pos	Ht	HometownBetsy Boardman	ASU	G	6-1	Beaverton, Ore.Ebony Hoffman	USC	F/C	6-2	Harbor City, Calif.Veranda James	ARIZ	F	6-3	Pomona, Calif.Giuliana MendiolaWASH	G	5-10	Lake Forest, Calif.Nicole Powell	STAN	G	6-2	Phoenix, Ariz.

HONORABLE MENTION (Received votes)

Leilani Estavan (OSU, G), Aisha Hollans (USC, G), Andrea Lalum (WASH, F), Latasha O'Keith
(CAL, G).

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Felicia Ragland, Oregon State, Junior Guard

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Nicole Powell, Stanford, Guard

COACH OF THE YEAR
Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State

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2002 PAC-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT!

March 1-4, 2002
University of Oregon
McArthur Court * Eugene, Oregon

A new era begins with the start of the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament when it debuts March
1-4, 2002, at McArthur Court on the campus of the University of Oregon, in Eugene, Ore. The first postseason Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament promises to be history in the making!

Ticket applications are available on-line at www.pac-10.org and will be accepted on a first-
come, first-served basis with no guarantee of availability or seat location. There will be a limit of six (6) all-session ticket booklets per order.

Ticket booklets are $60 each, which inlcudes all sessions (nine games). Everyone must have a
ticket for admission regardless of age. Game times will be announced the week of the event.

The Pac -10 institutions will be selling a limited number of all-session ticket booklets to
their students, fans and alumni at a later date.

TRIPLE-DOUBLESNicole Powell, STAN (2/22)	1(10 pts/10 reb/10 ast)

DOUBLE-DOUBLESNicole Powell, STAN 9(1*)Reshea Bristol, ARIZ 8*Felicia Ragland, OSU. 7Ami Forney, CAL 6Kristee Porter, UCLA 6Ericka Cook, OSU 5Veranda James, ARIZ . 5Melody Johnson, ASU. 5Giuliana Mendiola, WASH. 5Angelina Wolvert, ORE 5Kelley Berglund, WSU. 4Ebony Hoffman, USC 4Andrea Lalum, WASH.. 4Jenny Mowe, ORE 4Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZ 3Brittney Hawks, WSU.. 3LaKeisha Taylor, ARIZ. 3Tashara Carter, USC 2Nicole Funn, OSU 2Brianne Meharry, ORE 2LeAnn Sheets, WASH 2Lauren Ashbaugh, CAL. 1Tysell Bozeman, ARIZ. 1Sara Dimson, STAN. 1Whitney Jones,UCLA 1Whitney Martindale, WSU 1Kellie O' Neill, WASH 1Jessica Ottmar, WSU 1Yvonne Volkman, WSU 1Krista Warren, ARIZ 1* - points/assists

30-POINT CLUBNicole Funn, OSU (11/30) 35Michelle Greco, UCLA (12/8) 34Courtney Johnson, CAL (2/16) 34Lindsey Yamasaki, STAN (2/24) 34Courtney Johnson, CAL (12/10) 32Felicia Ragland, OSU (3/3) 32Kristee Porter, UCLA (3/8) 32Angelina Wolvert, ORE (2/15) 32Felicia Ragland, OSU (2/24) 31Lindsey Yamasaki, STAN (12/27) 30Felicia Ragland, OSU (2/8) 30Reshea Bristol, ARIZ (1/4) 30Megan Franza, WASH (1/27) 30

PAC-10 VS:ACC 2-2America East 1-0Atlantic-10 5-1Big East 0-4Big Ten 2-4Big 12 4-6Big West 9-1Big Sky 5-1Colonial 3-1Conference USA 3-0Ivy League 1-0MAAC 0-1Mid-American 2-1Missouri Valley 0-2Mountain West 5-10SEC 1-6Southland 2-0Sun Belt 1-2Trans America 1-0WAC 4-0West Coast 13-6Total 64-48 (.571)

PAC-10 CAREER LEADERS (as of 3/20/01)

SCORING	1.	Lisa Leslie, USC (1991-94)	2,414	2.	Tanja Kostic, OSU (1993-96)	2,349	3.	Tina Thompson, USC (1994-97)	2,248	4.	Adia Barnes, ARIZ (1995-98)	2,237	5.	Kate Starbird,STAN (1994-97)	2,215	6.	Maylana Martin, UCLA (1997-2000)2,101	7.	Val Whiting, STAN (1989-93)	2,077	8.	Jamie Redd, WASH (1996-99)		2,027	9.	Cherie Nelson, USC (1987-89)	1,996	10.	Stefanie Kasperski, ORE (1987-90)1,956	11.	Rehema Stephens, UCLA (1990-92)	1,887	12.	Natalie Williams, UCLA (1991-94)1,813	13.	Rhonda Smith, WASH (1992-95)	1,801	14.	Trisha Stevens, STAN (1988-91)	1,649	15.	Jennifer Azzi, STAN (1987-90)	1,634	16.	Teresa Palmisano, CAL (1988-91)	1,610	17.	Karen Deden, WASH (1988-91)	1,596	18.	Katy Steding, STAN (1987-90)	1,586	19.	Megan Franza, WASH (1998-present)1,583	20.	Anette Mollerstrom, OSU (1993-96)1,582

FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 1. Jamie Redd, WASH (1996-99) 1,838 2. Lisa Leslie, USC (1991-94) 1,822 3. Rehema Stephens, UCLA (1989-92) 1,807 4. Tanja Kostic, OSU (1993-96) 1,773 5. Adia Barnes, ARIZ (1995-98) 1,731 6. Kate Starbird, STAN (1994-97) 1,634 7. Tina Thompson, USC (1994-97) 1,596 8. Val Whiting, STAN (1989-93) 1,569 9. Megan Franza, WASH (1998-present)1,501

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 1. Kristin Folkl, STAN (1995, 97-98).644 2. Tatum Brown, ARIZ (1999-00) .583 3. Kisa Hughes, UCLA (1994-96) .564 4. Stefanie Kasperski, ORE (1987-90).563 5. Kesha Martin, CAL (1990-93) .555 6. Maylana Martin, UCLA (1997-00) .545 7. Angelina Wolvert, ORE (1998-2001).544

THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE 1. Lisa Griffith, ARIZ (1997-2000) 285 2. Vanessa Nygaard, STAN (1995-98) 210 3. Megan Franza, WASH (1998-present) 207

THREE-POINT FG ATTEMPTS 1. Lisa Griffith, ARIZ (1997-2000) 747 2. Megan Franza, WASH (1998-present) 695

THREE-POINT FG PERCENTAGE 1. Rosalind Moore-Senior, ASU (1987-89) .494 2. Chris Holten, CAL (1987-90) .467 3. Jennifer Azzi, STAN (1987-90) .452 4. Michelle Eble, ORE (1987-90) .443 5t. Jonni Gray, WSU (1987-89) .424 Laura Moore, WASH (1990-93) .424 7. Lauren St. Clair, STAN (1999-present) .403

BLOCKED SHOTS 1. Stefanie Kasperski, ORE (1987-90) 402 2. Lisa Leslie, USC (1991-94) 321 4. Jenny Mowe, ORE (1997-2001) 222 3. Val Whiting, STAN (1989-93) 201 5. Sissel Pierce, OSU (1997-2000) 175 6. Renae Fegent, ORE (1995-98) 169 7. Michelle Campbell, USC (1994-1997 162 8. Marte Alexander, ARIZ (1995-98) 121 9. Elizabeth Pickney, ARIZ (1999-present)113 10. Carolyn Moos, STAN (1997-2001) 110

STEALS 1. Tammy Story, USC (1989-92) 309 2. Courtney Johnson, CAL (1997-2001) 286

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