Men's Basketball Year in Review

July 25, 2001

ARIZONA's appearance in the 2001 NCAA Championship game capped a banner postseason for the Pac-10. The Conference rolled to a 13-5 NCAA Tournament record. ARIZONA, STANFORD, UCLA and USC advanced to the Sweet Sixteen, where Arizona, Stanford and USC moved on to the Elite Eight. It was the first time that the Pac-10 placed three teams in the Elite Eight. Arizona survived in the Midwest Region and made its first Final Four appearance since 1997 when it won the national title. With CALIFORNIA also appearing in the NCAA Tournament this year, the Pac-10 sent five teams to the Tournament for the third time in league history. . . Over the past five years, the Pac-10 has produced a 42-21 (.667) record in NCAA Tournament play.

While Arizona was the early favorite to win the Pac-10 title, it was Stanford that captured its third consecutive Pac-10 title and posted a school record 31 wins. Each Pac-10 team finished the year with at least 10 victories for the second time in three years. In fact, for the first time since 1939, five Pac-10 teams each finished the regular season with 20 wins.

California's Sean Lampley eaned Pac-10 Player of the Year honors after leading the league in scoring with 19.5 points per game and was seventh with 7.2 rebounds per game. Lampley closed out his stellar career as the Golden Bear's all-time scoring leader with 1,776 points. His 889 career rebounds rank fourth on the school charts and 28th on the Pac-10 career list.

Oregon's Luke Ridnour became the first Duck to earn Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors. The point guard was among the league leaders in assists (3.8 apg) and free throw percentage (.792).

UCLA's Steve Lavin picked up his first Pac-10 Coach of the Year award as he guided the Bruins to their 13th consecutive 20-win season. He also took UCLA to its fourth Sweet 16 appearance in five years. Only two other coaches have taken their teams to the Sweet 16 in four of the past five years - Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Michigan State's Tom Izzo.

The Pac-10's 1,000 career point club became a little more crowded last season as 12 players eclipsed the mark in career scoring. Arizona's Gilbert Arenas (1,105), Arizona's Michael Wright (1,491), Oregon State's Jason Heide (1,017), Stanford's Jarron Collins (1,081), Stanford's Casey Jacobsen (1,065), Stanford's Ryan Mendez (1,032), UCLA's Jason Kapono (1,070), UCLA's Earl Watson (1449), USC's Sam Clancy (1,046), USC's Brandon Granville (1,030), USC's Brian Scalabrine (1,441), and USC's Jeff Trepagnier (1,124). California's Sean Lampley (1,776) and Oregon State's Deaundra Tanner (1,399) had already entered the season with 1,000 career points and added to their career totals.


2000-01 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL STANDINGS


CONFERENCE OVERALL
W L PCT HOME AWAY W L PCT HOME AWAY NEUT STREAK LAST 10
Stanford (NCAA) 16 2 .889 7-2 9-0 31 3 .912 12-2 14-0 5-1 Lost 1 8-2
Arizona (NCAA) 15 3 .833 8-1 7-2 28 8 .778 13-2 7-3 7-2 Lost 1 9-1
UCLA (NCAA) 14 4 .778 8-1 6-3 23 9 .719 12-3 8-3 3-3 Lost 1 7-3
USC (NCAA) 11 7 .611 6-3 5-4 24 10 .706 12-3 7-5 5-2 Lost 1 7-3
California (NCAA) 11 7 .611 6-3 5-4 20 11 .645 14-3 5-7 1-1 Lost 2 5-5
Oregon 5 13 .278 3-6 2-7 14 14 .500 8-6 5-7 1-1 Won 1 2-8
Arizona State 5 13 .278 3-6 2-7 13 16 .448 10-7 2-8 1-1 Lost 2 4-6
Washington State 5 13 .278 4-5 1-8 12 16 .429 10-6 2-10 0-0 Lost 2 4-6
Oregon State 4 14 .222 3-6 1-8 10 20 .333 7-7 1-11 2-2 Lost 4 2-8
Washington 4 14 .222 3-6 1-8 10 20 .333 5-9 4-9 1-2 Won 1 2-8


PAC-10 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

FIRST/SECOND RESULTS
East Regional at Greensboro, N.C.
UCLA 61, Hofstra 48
UCLA 75, Utah State 50

East Regional at Uniondale, N.Y.
USC 69, Oklahoma State 54
USC 74, Boston College 71

South Regional at Memphis, Tenn.
Fresno State 82, CALIFORNIA 70

Midwest Regional, Kansas City, Kan.
ARIZONA 101, Eastern Illinois 76
ARIZONA 73, Butler 52

West Regional, San Diego, Calif.
STANFORD 89, UNC Greensboro 60
STANFORD 90, St. Joseph's 83

REGIONAL RESULTS
East Regional at Philadelphia, Pa.
Duke 76, UCLA 63
USC 80, Kentucky 76
Duke 79, USC 69

Midwest Regional at San Antonio, Texas
ARIZONA 66, Mississippi 56
ARIZONA 87, Illinois 81

West Regional at Anaheim, Calif.
STANFORD 78, Cincinnati 65
Maryland 87, STANFORD 73

FINAL FOUR RESULTS, Minneapolis, Minn.
ARIZONA 80, Michigan State 61
Duke 82, ARIZONA 72


2001 ALL-PAC-10 TEAM


Name School Pos Yr Ht Wt Hometown
Gilbert Arenas ARIZ G So. 6-3 188 North Hollywood, Calif.
Bryan Bracey ORE F Sr. 6-7 210 Chicago, Ill.
Sam Clancy USC F Jr. 6-7 240 Fairview, Ohio
Jarron Collins STAN F Sr. 6-11 255 North Hollywood, Calif.
Jason Collins STAN C Jr. 7-0 260 North Hollywood, Calif.
Casey Jacobsen STAN G/F So. 6-6 210 Glendora, Calif.
Jason Kapono UCLA F So. 6-8 206 Lakewood, Calif.
Sean Lampley CAL F Sr. 6-7 225 Chicago, Ill.
Earl Watson UCLA G Sr. 6-1 195 Kansas City, Kan.
Michael Wright ARIZ F Jr. 6-7 238 Chicago, Ill.

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes): Matt Barnes (UCLA, Jr., F), Mike Bush (WSU, Jr., G), Jason Gardner (ARIZ, So., G), Frederick Jones (ORE, Jr., G), Michael McDonald (STAN, Sr., G), Brian Scalabrine (USC, Sr., F), Awvee Storey (ASU, Jr., F).


2001 PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM


Name School Pos Ht Wt Hometown
Curtis Allen WASH G 6-0 160 Tacoma, Wash.
T.J. Cummings UCLA F 6-8 208 Homewood, Ill.
Luke Jackson ORE F 6-7 210 Creswell, Ore.
Marcus Moore WSU G 6-6 182 Inglewood, Calif.
Luke Ridnour ORE G 6-2 165 Blaine, Wash.

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes): Justin Davis (STAN, F), Desmon Farmer (USC, G), Teyo Johnson (STAN, F), C.J. Massingale (WASH, G).

2001 PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Sean Lampley, California
2001 PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Luke Ridnour, Oregon
*2001 PAC-10 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: J Locklier, Washington State
2001 PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR: Steve Lavin, UCLA

Conference honors are voted on by the Pac-10 coaches
* Voted on by the Pac-10 radio play-by-play announcers

2000-01 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
11/27 -Michael Wright, ARIZ, 12/4 - Luke Walton, ARIZ, 12/11 - David Bluthenthal, USC, 12/18 - Bryan Bracey, ORE, 1/3 - Sam Clancy, USC, 1/8 - Jarron Collins and Jason Collins, STAN, 1/16 - Jason Kapono, UCLA, 1/22 - Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ, 1/28 - Sean Lampley, CAL, 2/5 - Awvee Storey, ASU, 2/1 - Sean Lampley, CAL, 2/19 - Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ, 2/26 - Sean Lampley, CAL, 3/5 - Casey Jacobsen, STAN, 3/12 - Loren Woods, ARIZ

STATISTICAL LEADERS

INDIVIDUAL
Scoring Sean Lampley, CAL 19.5
Rebounding Awvee Storey, ASU 9.1
Assists Brandon Granville, USC 6.09
Blocked Shots Loren Woods, ARIZ 2.90
Field Goal Pct. Solomon Hughes, CAL 62.9
3-Point Field Goal Pct. Michael McDonald, STAN 51.4
Free Throw Pct. Ryan Mendez, STAN 93.1
Steals Earl Watson, UCLA 1.94
TEAM
Scoring Offense STAN 83.0
Scoring Defense ARIZ 65.1
Rebounds ARIZ 38.8
Field Goal Pct. STAN 52.5
3-Point Field Goal Pct. STAN 43.3
Free Throw Pct. STAN 75.5
Assists ARIZ 17.50
Scoring Margin ARIZ +16.4
Turnover Margin CAL +2.17
Rebound Margin STAN +6.1
Field Goal Defense Pct. ARIZ 39.0
Steals ARIZ 8.06


2001 PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM


Eugene Edgerson, ARIZ Grad. 3.80 Teaching and Teaching Education
Ryan Forehan-Kelly, CAL Jr. 3.02 Undeclared
Dennis Gates, CAL Jr. 3.08 Sociology
Morgan Lingle, CAL Sr. 3.62 Economics
Shawn Redhage, ASU So. 3.28 Construction Sciences

Honorable Mention: David Adams, So., WSU, Ben Lindquist, Jr., ORE, Donte Smith, So., CAL.

FINAL RANKINGS

Associated Press
Stanford 2
Arizona 5
UCLA 15

USA Today/ESPN
Arizona 2
Stanford 5
UCLA 12
USC 14

Postseason Honors

Associated Press All-America


Casey Jacobsen, STAN 1st
Michael Wright, ARIZ 3rd
Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ HM
Jarron Collins, STAN HM
Jason Collins, STAN HM
Jason Gardner, ARIZ HM
Jason Kapono, UCLA HM
Sean Lampley, CAL HM
Loren Woods, ARIZ HM


The Sporting News All-America
Casey Jacobsen, STAN 1st
Jarron Collins, STAN HM
Jason Kapono, UCLA HM
Michael Wright, ARIZ HM
NABC All-America
Casey Jacobsen, STAN 2nd
Jason Collins, STAN 3rd
Basketball Times
Casey Jacobsen, STAN 2nd
Sean Lampley, CAL 3rd
Naismith Player of the Year Finalists
Jarron Collins, STAN
Casey Jacobsen, STAN
Michael Wright, ARIZ
Wooden Award All-America Team
Jarron Collins, STAN
Casey Jacobsen, STAN
Wooden Award
Player of the Year Finalists
Jarron Collins, STAN
Casey Jacobsen, STAN
Jason Kapono, UCLA
Michael Wright, ARIZ
Wooden Legends of Coaching Award
Lute Olson, ARIZ
Clair Bee Coach of the Year
Lute Olson, ARIZ
USBWA All-District 9
Casey Jacobsen, STAN
Jason Collins, STAN
Sean Lampley, CAL
jason Kapono, UCLA
Earl Watson, UCLA
Michael Wright, ARIZ
Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ
Sam Clancy, USC
NABC All-District 14
Casey Jacobsen, STAN 1st
Jason Collins, STAN 1st
Jarron Collins, STAN 1st
Sean Lampley, CAL 1st
Bryan Bracey, ORE 2nd
Deaundra Tanner, OSU 2nd
NABC All-District 14
Coach of the Year
Mike Montgomery, STAN
NABC All-District 15
Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ 1st
Sam Clancy, USC 1st
Jason Kapono, UCLA 1st
Earl Watson, UCLA 1st
Brian Scalabrine, USC 2nd
Loren Woods, ARIZ 2nd
Michael Wright, ARIZ 2nd

NCAA East Region
All-Tournament
David Bluthenthal, USC
Sam Clancy, USC
Brian Scalabrine, USC

NCAA Midwest Region
All-Tournament
Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ - Region MVP
Jason Gardner, ARIZ
Richard Jefferson, ARIZ
Loren Woods, ARIZ

NCAA West Region
All-Tournament
Casey Jacobsen, STAN
Ryan Mendez, STAN

NCAA Final Four
All-Tournament
Richard Jefferson, ARIZ
Loren Woods, ARIZ

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