At 4-0, Oregon Heads The List Of Pac-10 Undefeated

Nov. 28, 2001

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At 4-0, the OREGON Ducks and their 92.5 point per game average look to keep their winning streak alive with a non-league contest Tuesday against Massachusetts. . . The CALIFORNIA Golden Bears looks to remain perfect on the season with a Wednesday home contest against New Mexico, while the ARIZONA Wildcats and STANFORD Cardinal put their opening 3-0 records on the line vs. Kansas and Texas respectively. . . The Pac-10 sports a 23-8 (.742) record against non-league foes.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Mon., Nov. 26
San Diego at Oregon State, 7:05 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at USC, 7:30 p.m.

Tue., Nov. 27
UC Riverside at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
Oregon vs. Massachusetts, 1 p.m. (22)

Wed., Nov. 28
New Mexico at California, 8 p.m.
Pepperdine at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
UNLV at Washington, 7 p.m.
Washington State at Montana, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 30
Southern Utah at Oregon State, 7:05 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 1
Kansas at Arizona, 12:30 p.m. (CBS)
Prairie View A&M at Arizona State, 1 p.m.
California at South Florida, 7 p.m.
Stanford vs. Texas, 11 a.m. (FSN) (11)
USC at Bradley, 7 p.m.
Washington at San Diego, 7 p.m.
Arkansas Pine-Bluff at Washington State, 1 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 2
Oregon at Portland, 3 p.m.


Tournaments and Neutral Sites
(11) Classic 4 Kids, United Center, Chicago, Ill.
(22) Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Mass.

THE POLLS

USA Today/ESPN (Nov. 26)

    1. Duke
    2. Illinois
    3. ARIZONA
    4. Maryland
    5. Missouri
    6. Florida
    7. Kansas
    8. Virginia
    9. STANFORD
    10. Syracuse
    11. UCLA
    12. Oklahoma State
    13. Iowa
    14. Kentucky
    15. Boston College
    16. Georgetown
    17. Michigan State
    18. Western Kentucky
    19. Memphis
    20. Fresno State
    21. Saint Joseph's
    22. Alabama
    23. Wake Forest
    24. Indiana
    25. Ball State
    ARV USC, ORE, ASU

AP (Nov. 25)

    1. Duke
    2. Illinois
    3. Missouri
    4. ARIZONA
    5. Maryland
    6. Florida
    7. Iowa
    8. Kansas
    9. Virginia
    10. UCLA
    11. STANFORD
    12. Syracuse
    13. Kentucky
    14. Oklahoma State
    15. Boston College
    16. Ball State
    17. Western Kentucky
    18. Georgetown
    19. Saint Joseph's
    20. Memphis
    21. Alabama
    22. Michigan State
    23. Marquette
    24. Fresno State
    25. Wake Forest
    ARV USC, ORE, CAL

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Mon., Nov. 19
UCLA 71, Houston 60
(UCLA - Kapono 16 pts, Barnes 13 pts/12 rbs, Bozeman 13 pts)

Tue., Nov. 20
Portland State 79, Arizona State 69
(ASU - Smith 14 pts/14 rbs, Storey 11 pts/8 rbs, Millage 11 pts)
California 67, Santa Clara 60
(CAL - Legans 13 pts/6 rbs, Wethers 12 pts/7 rbs, Forehan-Kelly 12 pts)
Stanford 81, Southern Utah 63
(STAN - Jacobsen 23 pts, Borchardt 15 pts/11 rbs, Childress 13 pts/9 rbs)
Ball State 91, UCLA 73
(UCLA - Kapono 26 pts/10-10 FT, Cummings 15 pts, Knight 11 pts)
Colorado State 79, Washington State 75
(WSU - Lyman 17 pts, McNair 15 pts, Locklier 15 pts)

Wed., Nov. 21
UCLA 89, South Carolina 77
(UCLA - Cummings 25 pts/11-12 FG/9 rbs, Kapono 19 pts, Knight 12 pts)

Thur., Nov. 22
Texas 78, Oregon State 68
(OSU - Ricci 15 pts/10 rbs, Haywood 13 pts, Payton 11 pts)

Fri., Nov. 23
St. John's 66, Oregon State 63
(OSU - Ricci 15 pts/8 rbs, Masten 15 pts, Haywood 10 pts/6 rbs)

Sat., Nov. 24
Brigham Young 80, Arizona State 72
(ASU - Prewitt 20 pts, Smith 19 pts/9 rbs, Millage 12 pts)
Oregon 90, Louisville 63
(ORE - Jones 20 pts/10-11 FT/6 rbs, Ridnour 13 pts/5 asts, Johnson 10 rbs)
Oregon State 72, Alaska-Anchorage 63
(OSU - Ricci 24 pts/9-10 FG/6 rbs, Jackson 17 pts/6 rbs, Masten 10 pts)
Stanford 78, Purdue 62
(STAN - Jacobsen 26 pts 12 rbs, Borchardt 13 pts/20 rbs/6 blocks)
Washington 69, Santa Clara 49
(WASH - Wrenn 22 pts/4 rbs, Massingale 15 pts, Knight 12 pts)
Washington State 103, Prairie View A&M 55
(WSU - McNair 22 pts/4-9 3FG, Moore 16 pts/7 asts/7 stls, Lyman 13 pts)

Sun., Nov. 25
Arizona 89, NIKE Elite 83
(ARIZ - Gardner 22 pts, Frye 21 pts/9-11 FG, Stoudamire 12 pts)


PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JASON GARDNER, ARIZONA

Gardner has played 119 of a possible 120 minutes as the Wildcats have knocked off Maryland, Florida and Texas to start the season 3-0. In those three victories, Gardner has averaged 24.7 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds. He posted back-to-back 23 points nights in wins over Maryland and Florida to earn Most Outstanding Player honors at the IKON Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. In the win at Texas, Gardner scored a career-high 28 points and added six assists. For the season, he is shooting 22-of-42 (.524) from the field, 13-of-25 (.520) from three point range and 17-of-20 (.850) from the free throw line.

Pac-10 vs.:America East	0-0Atlantic Coast	1-0Atlantic Sun	0-0Atlantic 10	0-0Big East	0-1Big Sky	1-1Big South	0-0Big Ten	1-0Big 12	1-1Big West	1-0Colonial	0-0Conference USA	2-0Horizon	0-1Ivy	1-0Metro Atlantic	0-0Mid-American	2-1Mid Continent	1-0Mid-Eastern	0-0Missouri Valley	0-0Mountain West	2-2North Atlantic	0-0Northeast	0-0Ohio Valley	0-0Patriot	0-0Southeastern	2-0Southern	0-0Southland	1-0Southwestern	2-0Sun Belt	0-0West Coast	2-0Western Athletic	0-1Independent	0-0Non-Division I	3-0Tot. - All..	23-8 (.742)Tot. - Div. I	20-8 (.714)

CONFERENCEPOWER RATINGS:Sagarin (as of Nov. 25):1. Pac-10 83.372. Big Ten 81.393. Atlantic Coast 81.124. Southeastern 80.855. Big 12 80.82

RPI Report:

CBS SportsLine:

PAC-10 NOTES

ARIZONA -The Wildcats return to action Saturday for their home-opener where they'll take on Kansas. Dating back to last season, it's the eighth straight game where Arizona has taken on a team ranked in the Top-25. . . The Wildcats are 16-2 in home openers under coach Lute Olson. The last home-opening defeat came against Arkansas during the 1992-93 season. . . Junior forward Luke Walton is averaging 9.7 rebounds per game.

ARIZONA STATE - Junior forward Tommy Smith is shooting 16-of-29 (.552) from the field, averaging 14.7 points per game through three games for the Sun Devils. . . Senior center Chad Prewitt hyperextended his left knee in the early going of ASU's loss to Portland State. Prewitt returned for the Brigham Young contest where he led the Sun Devils with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 2-of-3 from three-point range. For the season, Prewitt is shooting 14-of-21 (.667) from the field, 3-of-5 (.600) from three-point range.

CALIFORNIA - The Bears are looking for their first 4-0 start since beginning the 1995-96 season at 4-0. . . Spreading the offense - in just three games, California has had seven different players reach double figures in the scoring column. . . Freshman forward Jamal Sampson has seven blocks (2.3 bpg) in three games. The Bears had only two players finish last season with more than six blocked shots - Solomon Hughes (30) and Sean Lampley (14).

OREGON - The Ducks have posted four consecutive victories in which they have scored 90 or more points. It's the first time since the 1969-70 season that the Ducks put together four such games. . . Defensively, Oregon is allowing 57.5 points per game. It's scoring margin is 35.0 points per game. . . Through four games, senior center Chris Christoffersen has scored 50 points (12.5 ppg). He scored 72 points (3.3 ppg) all of last season.

OREGON STATE - With his start against Northern Colorado, freshman guard Joe See became the first true-freshman to start in a season opener at Oregon State since Ron Grady, John-Blair Bickerstaff, Carson Cunningham, and Nate Knight were introduced Nov. 26, 1996. . . Junior forward Philip Ricci averaged 18.0 points in three games during the Great Alaska Shootout.

STANFORD - Junior center Curtis Borchardt posted his third consecutive double-double with 13 points and 20 rebounds against Purdue. The 20 rebounds tie Borchardt with four other Cardinal players for ninth in single game. It's the most rebounds by a Cardinal since Mark Madsen pulled down 20 at Washington in the 2000 season. Borchardt also tied his own Stanford record with six blocked shots in the contest. . . Junior guard/forward Casey Jacobsen tallied 26 points in the win over Purdue, one short of equaling his career-high. However, his 12 rebounds were a personal best as he recorded the first double-double of his career.

UCLA - Junior forward Jason Kapono earned Maui Invitational All-Tournament honors after averaging 20.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists, while shooting .545 from the field and .667 (10-of-15) from three-point range. With 176 career three-pointers, Kapono moved up to No. 2 on the UCLA all-time three-point chart, trailing only Tracy Murray (197, 1990-92). . . Sophomore forward T.J. Cummings averaged 16.3 points, while shooting 20-of-27 (.741) in three games in the Maui Invitational - that included a career-high 25 points on 11-of-12 shooting against South Carolina.

ACTIVEDOUBLE-DOUBLELEADERSBorchardt, STAN (3) 3
Clancy, USC (20) 2
Barnes, UCLA (6) 1
Dixon, WASH (1) 1
Jacobsen, STAN (1) 1
Ricci, OSU (1) 1
Sampson, CAL (1) 1
Smith, ASU (3) 1
Walton, ARIZ (3) 1
Gadzuric, UCLA (18)
Storey, ASU (15)
Bluthenthal, USC (15)
Granville, USC (10)
Bush, WSU (6)
Kapono, UCLA (5)
Prewitt, ASU (4)
Jones, ORE (3)
Gardner, ARIZ (2)
Jackson, OSU (2)
Jackson, ORE (1^)
Knight, ASU (1)
Locklier, WSU (1)
Masten, OSU (1)
Moore, WSU (1)
Redhage, ASU (1)
Wethers, CAL (1)
( ) - career totals
* - Includes 2 triple-doubles
^ - Includes 1 triple-double

USC - The Trojans return to action Monday night against UC Santa Barbara after a 10-day layoff. . . USC will look to improve its three-point shooting as senior guard Brandon Granville (3-of-12) is the only Trojan in two games to score from beyond the arc. As a team, the Trojans are 3-of-27 (.111) from three-point range. Last season 10 different Trojans connected from long distance, where the team shot 34.8 percent. . . With 607 career assists, Granville needs eight to pass former Oregon Duck Kenya Wilkins for eighth on the Pac-10 career list.

WASHINGTON - Through four games, the Huskies have had three different players lead the squad in scoring. Freshman guard Erroll Knight scored 23 points in the season-opener vs. Alaska Fairbanks, sophomore forward Doug Wrenn scored 19 pts vs. Bowling Green and 22 points vs. Santa Clara, while senior center David Dixon tallied 15 points against Butler.

WASHINGTON STATE - Senior guard Mike Bush made the most of his 19 minutes in the win over Prairie View A&M as he scored 10 points, grabbed four rebounds, dished out four assists and added four steals. Bush is shuffling between the hardwood and the gridiron as the guard/receiver prepares for WSU's postseason football appearance. . . The 48-point margin of victory in the 103-55 win over Prairie View A&M is the largest for WSU since the Cougars defeated Oral Roberts, Dec. 10, 1993 at the Indiana Classic in Bloomington, Ind. . . The Cougars also tied a school record with 17 steals in the contest. Sophomore guard Marcus Moore had seven steals - one shy of the school record.

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