Women's Basketball Heads To Oregon For Pac-10 Tournament

Feb. 26, 2002

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State Farm Pac-10 Tournament - Eugene, Ore.


First Round
Saturday, March 2
vs. (5) Oregon State at 8:15 p.m.
Game can be heard live at www.usctrojans.com.

Semifinal
Sunday, March 3
vs. (1) Stanford / (8)-(9) winner at 3 p.m.
Game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net and can be heard live at www.usctrojans.com.

Championship
Monday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net.

The Facts
The USC women's basketball team (15-12, 11-7 Pac-10) starts anew this Saturday as it participates in the first-ever State Farm Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament held at McArthur Court in Eugene, Ore. The inaugural tournament begins on Friday (March 1) with play-in games for the No. 7-10 seeds. On Saturday (March 2), the No. 4-seeded Women of Troy join the hunt for the tournament title as they face No. 5 seed Oregon State at 8:15 p.m. The winner plays on Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. in a semifinal match-up against either Stanford, UCLA or Cal. The semifinal and championship games will air live on Fox Sports Net. The USC-Oregon State game can be followed at www.usctrojans.com. Please check website for possible audio broadcast of games to follow.

USC completed the Pac-10 regular season last week with a loss to second-ranked Stanford, 78-60, on Friday (Feb. 22) and a win over Cal, 69-58, on Sunday (Feb. 24). The Trojans finished in a fourth-place tie with Oregon State but earned the tournament's higher seeding after defeating the Beavers twice this season. This marks the Women of Troy's highest conference finish since 1997 and only the second time since then that USC has posted a winning record.

Previous Game Results
vs. California
- USC closed out the regular season with a 69-58 victory over California on Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Sports Arena. Ebony Hoffman led the Women of Troy with 24 points and 14 boards. Aisha Hollans also finished with a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. USC started strong, jumping out to a 10-2 lead at the 16:25 mark. But a 10-4 run by the Golden Bears allowed Cal to climb back and cut USC's lead to only three, 17-14. The Trojans then went cold, finishing the half shooting 26.3 percent from the field. Cal was able to capitalize by going on a 22-7 run to close out the half and took a 26-22 lead into the break. In the second half, a layup by Tiffany Elmore tied the game, 28-28, after three minutes of play. Cal managed to maintain a slight edge until the halfway point, when Hollans used a fastbreak layup to give the Trojans their first lead of the half, 42-41 (9:57). Cal was never able to regain the lead, and the Trojans got hot, going up by as many as 18 points, 64-46, with just over three minutes remaining.

vs. No. 2 Stanford - USC could not hold an eight-point halftime lead as the No. 2-ranked Stanford Cardinal captured a 78-60 win over the Women of Troy on Friday (Feb. 22) at the Sports Arena. Ebony Hoffman led the Trojans with 14 points and eight rebounds and Aisha Hollans added 13 points. But Stanford's Nicole Powell led a second-half rally that gave Stanford the lead for good en route to her 36-point performance. USC led 36-28 at the break after dominating the Cardinal for much of the first half by scoring 17 points off of Stanford turnovers. But the Trojans returned to the court flat and allowed the Cardinal to use an 8-0 run to gain their first lead (37-36) at the 17:31 mark. The Women of Troy were scoreless for the first five minutes before a three-pointer by Hoffman ended the drought and kept USC within three (42-39). But with another dramatic run, this time outscoring USC 21-6, Stanford was up my as much as 20 points with a little over seven minutes remaining. The Women of Troy were never able to recover.

The Best Since 1997
With an 11-7 Pac-10 regular season record and fourth-place finish, this is USC's best conference season since 1997. Under then-head coach Fred Williams, the 1997 Women of Troy went 13-5 in the Pac-10 and finished third (their best finish since then).

The Last Time...
The last time the Women of Troy finished higher than fifth in the Pac-10 was in 1997... The last time USC finished with a winning record was in 2000... The last time the Trojans collected 15 or more wins in a season was in 2000 when the team finished 16-14 after advancing to the second round of the WNIT.

Only Getting Better
Ebony Hoffman fought through some difficult games and difficult losses at the start of the 2002 season, but seems to have hit her stride since the start of conference play. Against nonconference opponents she averaged 12.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, but in conference play she has tallied 15.2 points and 9.8 boards per outing. In the month of November she averaged 12.3 points and 7.0 rebounds... In February she was up to 14.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per contest.

Not So Good Thursdays, Flawless Saturdays
Days of the week do matter for the Women of Troy. USC is 1-4 this season when playing on Thursdays and 7-0 when playing on Saturdays.

A Season-Low Worth Mentioning
For a team which averages 21.3 turnovers per game, USC did manage to hold on to the ball against Stanford (Feb. 22) by committing a season-low 10 turnovers in the game. Ironically, this mark surpassed a previous season low 12 turnovers committed at Stanford on Dec. 30.

To Win Or Not To Win
Since the start of Pac-10 play, the Women of Troy have only been able to put together two win streaks. The first occurred Dec. 15-28 when USC defeated Nevada then began the Pac-10 season with wins over Oregon State, Oregon and Cal. The second occurred Feb. 1-3 with wins against Washington State and UCLA. But aside from those few weeks, the Trojans have alternated wins and losses through the rest of the conference schedule (a span of approximately eight weeks).

Bidding Farewell
USC's seniors Tiffany Elmore and Carmen Krause bid farewell this season. Elmore and Krause were members of head coach Chris Gobrecht's first official recruiting class at USC in 1998.

Elmore exploded onto the Pac-10 scene as a freshman, finishing 13th in conference and second on the team in scoring. She was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team and in the following years would also earn All-Pac-10 honors. This season, on Dec. 30 at Stanford, she became the 17th player in USC history to collect 1,000 career points. To date, she has accounted for 1,057 career points. In her four-year career, Elmore has averaged 10.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

Krause has enjoyed her most successful season this year as a full-time starter for the Women of Troy. She earned her first ever double-doubles this year in consecutive games against Arizona State and Arizona. She surpassed nearly all her career high marks in 2002 with her 21 point, 11 rebound performance on Jan. 17, six assists on Jan. 24 and five steals on Dec. 4. At USC Krause has averaged 4.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and a 75.8 shooting percentage at the line which will likely place her among USC's top-10 free throw shooters.

Records Don't Tell The Whole Story
Nine of USC's 12 losses this season have been by 10 points or less, including four by four points or less (Texas, BYU, Washington, Arizona). Two of the losses have been in overtime.

Establishing Consistency
After spending the first half of the season rifling through 10 different starting lineups, USC has established consistency in the latter half. The Trojans have used the same starting lineup in the last 11 contests and have not utilized the bench as much, using an average of eight players a game.

Much Improved Shooting
One of the biggest feats USC has accomplished this season is improving its typically dismal field goal shooting percentage. Last season, the Women of Troy shot 39.4 percent for the year and finished ninth among Pac-10 teams. In 2002 the Trojans have jumped three spots among Pac-10 standings and rank fifth with a 41.6 average shooting percentage. USC also ranks fifth in scoring offense (71.3) and fourth in scoring margin (+6.0).

A Growing Crowd In L.A.
USC played in front of two 3,000+ home crowds this season (Jan. 19 and Feb. 9), marking the largest single-game attendance in nearly 20 years (back in the Cheryl Miller days). The Women of Troy averaged 1,254 fans per game in 2002.

Doubling Up
Sophomore forward Ebony Hoffman ranks second in the Pac-10 with 11 double-doubles in 25 games this season (just one double-double behind WSU's Brittany Hawks). She now has collected 14 career double-doubles.

Woodward One Of Top Freshmen
Despite only starting 16 of 26 games, Rachel Woodward has proved why she's one of the top all-around freshmen in the Pac-10 this season. She currently ranks 14th in the Pac-10 in scoring and is 0.1 rebounds short of the top 20 in rebounding. Following are Woodward's contributions to the team as compared to Stanford's T'Nae Thiel and Arizona's Dee-Dee Wheeler - two other newcomers making an large impact this season:

			Minpg	Ppg	FG%	3-FG%	FT%	Rpg	Apg	Spg	Bpg
Woodward (forward) 27.1 11.7 45.6 23.3 70.3 5.1 1.7 1.1 0.6
Thiel (forward) 22.5 6.4 51.3 33.3 76.5 5.8 1.7 0.4 0.4
Wheeler (point guard) 28.4 12.6 47.5 41.2 73.9 3.3 3.4 2.0 0.3

Leading the Pac-10 In Steals and Offensive Boards
The Women of Troy average a conference-best 10.19 steals and 17.65 offensive rebounds per game. Both of these have been a strong category for the Trojans in recent years. USC finished second to UCLA in both categories last season with 10.11 steals and 16.72 offensive boards per game.

Scoring Threat
Sophomore guard Aisha Hollans has scored more than 20 points in nine games this season and has tallied more than 15 points in 16 of 26. She also has posted five double-doubles.

Even Contributions
The Trojans have three players averaging double figures in scoring, Aisha Hollans (17.0 ppg), Ebony Hoffman (14.3 ppg) and Rachel Woodward (11.7 ppg). Four also average more than 5.0 rebounds per game, Hoffman (9.0 rpg), Hollans (6.4 rpg), Carmen Krause (5.2 rpg) and Woodward (5.1 rpg).

Team News N' Notes
There have been six games this season where more than one USC player has finished with a double-double *** The Cardinal's performance against the Trojans on Feb. 22 marked a USC opponent game highs in field goal percentage (61.7) and three-pointers made (7), and USC posted season lows in field goal percentage (29.3) and blocked shots (1) *** The Women of Troy had a season-low 10 turnovers against the Cardinal (Feb. 22) *** USC's win at Arizona (Feb. 16) marked the first since 1997 and the Trojans' third in the last 11 meetings with the Wildcats *** The Women of Troy defeated UCLA on Feb. 9 in front of 3,217 - the 20th largest crowd in USC history *** At USC (Feb. 3), the Washington State set various Trojan opponent records: their 38 points ranks fifth among the all-time lowest and the 13 field goals and 22.8 field goal percentage both rank third lowest against USC *** The last time USC won a game on a last-second shot was on Jan. 27, 2000, in a 74-73 victory over Oregon *** USC had 3,808 in attendance against Arizona State (Jan. 19) - the 16th largest crowd in USC history and the largest since 1983 *** The Trojans defeated their second ranked opponent this season with a 68-49 win over No. 23 Arizona State (Jan. 19) *** USC used its 10th starting lineup against Arizona (Jan. 17) and was without three starters (Hoffman, Hollans, Elmore) in the four-point loss *** The Women of Troy's win over UCLA on Jan. 13 was USC's first at Pauley Pavilion since 1997 and Chris Gobrecht's first as USC head coach *** USC's overtime loss at Washington (Jan. 6) was the Women of Troy's third-straight game sent into extra minutes in Seattle (USC won the overtime game in 2000, lost in triple overtime in 2001) *** Against Stanford (Dec. 30), USC posted a season-low 12 turnovers *** The Trojans recorded their first road win of the season with a 69-53 victory over Cal on Dec. 28 *** USC shot a season-high 51.5 percent against Nevada (12/15) *** The 39 points scored by Morgan State (11/21) were the seventh fewest ever allowed by USC *** The 87-39 final score against Morgan State marked the largest margin of victory (48 points) since USC defeated Cal State Northridge, 95-31 (64 points), on Dec. 7, 1993 *** Morgan State posted the second-fewest field goals (12) an opponent has ever recorded against USC *** The Lady Bears 25.3 percent shooting rank the fourth lowest for a USC opponent *** Tennessee's 106 points were the third-most an opponent has ever scored against the Women of Troy and the Vols were the first team to reach 100 points since USC fell to Stanford on Feb. 6, 1997, 103-69.

Player News N' Notes
With four steals against UCLA (Feb. 9), Ebony Hoffman tied a career high *** Aisha Hollans tied a career high with five assists, Rachel Woodward equalled her career best with 21 points and Ryane Alexander tied a career high with four assists against Washington State (Feb. 3) *** Playing a career-high 22 minutes, Ryane Alexander collected a career-best four assists and five rebounds *** Carmen Krause collected a career high six assists against Oregon (Jan. 24) *** Against Arizona (Jan. 17), Carmen Krause collected her first career double-double with a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds, Erin Young had a career-high three assists and Lauren Smith-Hams tied a career-high 11 points and 3-of-7 three-pointers *** Against UCLA (Jan. 13), Ebony Hoffman tied her career high with four blocks *** Hitting 7-of-7 at the line against Washington (Jan. 6), Aisha Hollans set a new career mark in free throw percentage *** Ryane Alexander added a career high 10 points against Washington State (Jan. 4) *** Ebony Hoffman had a career-best performance at the line against Stanford (Dec. 30), hitting 7-of-7 *** Aisha Hollans tied a career high with two blocks and set a new career record with 14 rebounds against Cal (12/28) *** Jessica Cheeks surpassed her career high with eight assists and six steals at Cal (12/28) *** Ebony Hoffman scored a career high 27 points against Oregon (Dec. 22) *** Portia Mitchell grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Oregon State (Dec. 20) *** Tiffany Elmore shot a career best 75.0 percent (9-12) and tied a career high with nine field goals made against Nevada (12/15) *** Portia Mitchell tied a career high with three blocks against Notre Dame (12/9) *** Against CS Northridge (12/4), Carmen Krause set a new career record with five steals, Aisha Hollans tied a career high with two blocks and Erin Young tied a career high with two steals *** Against BYU (11/29), Aisha Hollans tied a career record with two blocks and Jessica Cheeks set a new career high for rebounds with eight *** Against Texas (11/25), Jessica Cheeks tied a career-high with four steals, Portia Mitchell set a new career highs for rebounds with seven and tied her personal record with three blocked shots *** Against Florida (11/24), Aisha Hollans once again surpassed her career mark with 29 points and Ryane Alexander posted her first career block *** Against Morgan State (11/21), Aisha Hollans collected a career high five assists and Portia Mitchell set new career highs with four field goals made, 10 total points, 17 minutes played and equalled a personal best with seven field goals attempted *** Against Tennessee (11/18), Aisha Hollans broke the record she set for field goal attempts against Saint Joseph's with 24 against the Vols and set new personal records with eight free throws made and free throw attempts with nine and Portia Mitchell surpassed her career-best mark with three blocks *** Against Saint Joseph's (11/16), Jessica Cheeks surpassed a career high by collecting seven assists, Ebony Hoffman set a career high with three, 3-pointers and tied a personal best with 16 field goal attempts and three, 3-point field goal attempts, Aisha Hollans set new records with 18 field goal attempts and 10, 3-point field goal attempts, while tying her record with three, 3-pointers made.

Head Coach Chris Gobrecht
Chris Gobrecht enters her fifth season at the helm of the USC women's basketball program. Replacing former head coach Fred Williams on May 8, 1997, Gobrecht returned to her alma mater to help guide the Women of Troy back to national prominence. Throughout 22 years of head coaching experience, Gobrecht has amassed a 395-279 (.586) career record with her programs at Cal State Fullerton (six years), Washington (11), Florida State (one) and USC. During her 11-year tenure at Washington, she was twice named Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1987 and 1988). Gobrecht remains the second-winningest coach in conference history with a 171-99 (.633) mark and she ranks 34th among active Division I coaches with 395 career victories.

Opponent Notes

USC-Oregon State Series Record -- With two wins over the Beavers this season, Oregon State is one of four teams (Cal, UCLA, Washington State) the Women of Troy managed to sweep this season. USC improved to 25-11 in the all-time series and has won the last 3-of-4 meetings with the Beavers.

At Oregon State... With two baskets in the final seconds, Jessica Cheeks led USC to a 60-58 comeback victory over Oregon State on Jan. 26 at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers never trailed and even held a nine-point advantage (47-38) with 8:14 remaining. But in the final minutes, the Trojans cut the lead to two, 57-55, thanks to consecutive three-pointers by Cheeks and Ebony Hoffman. OSU led 58-55 with just under one minute to play but USC pulled down two consecutive offensive rebounds on missed 3-point field goal attempts (first by Hoffman, second by Cheeks) before Cheeks buried a three from the left wing to knot the score with just 20 seconds left on the clock. The Beavers committed their 24th turnover of the game on the ensuing possession, which allowed the Women of Troy to play for the final shot. Cheeks hit a driving layup to win it for USC. Oregon State was up 27-24 at the half. Hoffman led the Trojans with 16 points and freshman Kim Gipson led with eight rebounds. As a team, USC out-played Oregon State in nearly every category except shooting. The Beavers shot 58.1 percent from the field, while the Women of Troy hit 37.9 percent.

In Los Angeles... With a 20-point performance, Tiffany Elmore led USC to its first Pac-10 win of the season with a 69-65 decision over Oregon State on Dec. 20. Oregon State trailed at the start, but a layup by OSU's Juleen Smith tied the score at 17 apiece (8:19). It was a close battle throughout as the teams entered halftime knotted at 34-34. Neither team led by more than six points in the game. USC took its largest lead, 52-46, at the 10:20 mark, thanks to an eight-point swing fueled by a two-pointer by Elmore and four points by Ebony Hoffman. Following five lead changes and another tied score at 57-57, the Women of Troy took the lead for good when Jessica Cheeks buried a three-pointer with 4:15 remaining to give USC a 60-59 advantage. Elmore followed with a layup and a jumper seconds later, giving the Trojans a 64-59 cushion with 3:31 left on the clock. The Beavers managed to come as close as 64-63 at 2:06, but could not get past the Trojans in the final minutes.

Team Comparisons
Team Ppg Margin FG% 3-FG% FT% Rpg Apg TOpg Spg Bpg

USC 71.3 +6.0 41.6 27.0 69.3 41.1 14.4 21.1 10.2 3.7
Oregon State 67.5 +1.8 41.2 33.2 67.9 39.1 15.4 17.3 9.1 3.5

Player Profiles

#3 Tiffany Elmore (Guard * Senior)
Tiffany Elmore is in her senior season with the Women of Troy... A player who brings life to the team both on and off the court... A talented and athletic player who will be looked upon to make great contributions in her final season... A returning starter on the perimeter and two-time All-Pac-10 selection (honorable mention 1999 and 2000).
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): started, 4 points (2-12), 4 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. Stanford (2/22): 2 points (1-5), 2 rebounds,1 assist, 1 steal... at Arizona (2/16): 10 points (5-7), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... at ASU (2/14): 9 points (4-7), 3 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. UCLA (2/9): first game back from injury, played 13 minutes, 5 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. WSU (2/3): DNP - injury... vs. Wash (2/1): DNP - injury... at OSU (1/26): DNP - injury... at Oregon (1/24): DNP - injury... vs. ASU (1/19): DNP - injury... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP - injury... at UCLA (1/13): DNP - injury... at Wash (1/6): started, 11 points (5-14), 6 rebounds, suffered a severe left ankle sprain at 11:08 in the second half... at WSU (1/4): started, 6 points (3-8), 8 rebounds, 1 assist... at Stanford (12/30): started, reached 1000th career point on second field goal, 19 points (6-16), tied career high with 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Cal (12/28): started, 5 points (2-8), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, 9 points (4-8), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. OSU (12/20): started, led with 20 points (9-13), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, 20 points (tied a career high with 9 FG made, career high 75.0 percent shooting), 4 rebounds, 1 block... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 11 points (5-11), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals... vs. CSN (12/4): started, 15 points (5-9), 2 rebounds... vs. BYU (11/29): started, 17 points (5-11), 6 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 4 points (1-5), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Florida (11/24): 4 points (2-6), 7 rebounds, 2 steals... vs. Morgan St (11/21): DNP (injury)... at Tenn (11/18): DNP (injury)... at St. Joe's (11/16): started, 11 points (4-8), 2 rebounds, suffered a neck sprain at 15:31 in the second half and was forced to leave the game.

#5 Ashley Conrad (Guard * Freshman)
Ashley Conrad is in her first season with the Women of Troy as a redshirt freshman walk-on... Enrolled at USC in the spring of 2001 and was named to the Dean's List.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): DNP... vs. Stanford (2/22): DNP... at Arizona (2/16): DNP... at ASU (2/14): DNP... vs. UCLA (2/9): DNP... vs. WSU (2/3): played in first collegiate game, 1 assist in one minute of play ... vs. Wash (2/1): DNP... at OSU (1/26): DNP... at Oregon (1/24): DNP... vs. ASU (1/19): DNP... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP... at UCLA (1/13): DNP... at Wash (1/6): did not travel... at WSU (1/4): did not travel...at Stanford (12/30): DNP... at Cal (12/28): DNP... vs. Oregon (12/22): DNP... vs. OSU (12/20): DNP... vs. Nevada (12/15): DNP... at Notre Dame (12/9): DNP... vs. CSN (12/4): DNP... vs. BYU (11/29): DNP... vs. Texas (11/25): DNP... vs. Florida (11/24): DNP... vs. Morgan St (11/21): DNP... at Tenn (11/18): DNP... at St. Joe's (11/16): DNP.

#10 Jessica Cheeks (Guard * Sophomore)
Jessica Cheeks is in her second season with the Women of Troy... Moved into the point guard po position last season... A great asset for the team to have her size and agility at the point... A returning starter.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): started, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Stanford (2/22): started, 10 points (4-14), 1 rebound, 5 assists, 5 steals... at Arizona (2/16): started, 9 points (1-6), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals... at ASU (2/14): started, 8 points (3-13), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... vs. UCLA (2/9): started, 15 points (4-8), 2 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. WSU (2/3): started, 6 points (2-6), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal ... vs. Wash (2/1): started, 12 points (6-11), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals...at OSU (1/26): started, 14 points (5-13), 3 rebounds, 3 steals, hit game-winning shot... at Oregon (1/24): started, 12 points (4-11), 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals... vs. ASU (1/19): started, 6 points (3-12), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, 7 points (3-12), 5 assists, 4 steals... at UCLA (1/13): started, 8 points (3-11), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at Wash (1/6): started, 2 points (1-5), 1 rebound, 7 assists, 1 steal, fouled out... at WSU (1/4): started, 7 points (2-6), 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals...at Stanford (12/30): started, 5 points (1-8), 1 rebound, 5 assists, 2 steals... at Cal (12/28): started, 16 points (8-15), 2 rebounds, career high 8 assists and 6 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, 12 points (4-9), 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, 4 steals... vs. OSU (12/20): started, 5 points (2-4), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, 6 points (3-7), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at Notre Dame (12/9): 6 points (2-7), 1 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): 2 points (1-4), 1 rebound, 5 assists off the bench... vs. BYU (11/29): started, 3 points (0-5), career high 8 rebounds, 3 assists... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 11 points (4-10), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 4 steals... vs. Florida (11/24): started, 8 points (2-4), 3 rebounds... vs. Morgan St (11/21): started, 15 points (6-13), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at Tenn (11/18): started, 5 points (2-9), 1 rebound, 3 steals, led with 4 assists... vs. St. Joe's (11/16): started, 12 points (3-7), collected a career high 7 rebounds and 7 assists, 3 steals.

#12 Leslie Donester (Guard * Freshman)
Leslie Donester is in her first season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on freshman guard.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): DNP... vs. Stanford (2/22): DNP... at Arizona (2/16): did not travel... at ASU (2/14): did not travel... vs. UCLA (2/9): DNP... vs. WSU (2/3): played in first collegiate game, 2 points in one minute of play ... vs. Wash (2/1): DNP...at OSU (1/26): did not travel... vs. Oregon (1/24): did not travel... vs. ASU (1/19): DNP... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP... at UCLA (1/13): DNP... at Wash (1/6): DNP... at WSU (1/4): DNP...at Stanford (12/30): did not travel... at Cal (12/28): did not travel... vs. Oregon (12/22): DNP... vs. OSU (12/20): DNP... vs. Nevada (12/15): DNP... at Notre Dame (12/9): did not travel... vs. CSN (12/4): DNP... Missed the first six games... Added to the roster on Dec. 3.

#14 Carmen Krause (Forward * Senior)
Carmen Krause is in her senior season with the Women of Troy... An important inspirational leader who motivates the team with the same heart she plays with... An outstanding defender who will be relied upon for her toughness in the post.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): started, 7 points (3-5), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals... vs. Stanford (2/22): started, 5 points (2-6), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Arizona (2/16): started, 8 points (4-6), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... at ASU (2/14): started, 9 points (2-2), 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal... vs. UCLA (2/9): started, 2 points (0-2), 5 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. WSU (2/3): started, 3 points (1-6), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals ... vs. Wash (2/1): started, 4 points (2-4), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal...at OSU (1/26): started2 points (0-4), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... at Oregon (1/24): started, 4 points (2-5), 4 rebounds, career high 6 assists, 3 steals... vs. ASU (1/19): started, double-double with 10 points (4-5), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, career-high 21 points (8-14) and 11 rebounds for first career double-double, 1 assist... at UCLA (1/13): started, 14 points (4-6), 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at Wash (1/6): started, 9 points (3-5), 5 rebounds, 2 assists... at WSU (1/4): started, 10 points (5-10), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal...at Stanford (12/30): started, 6 points (3-4), 6 rebounds, 1 assist... at Cal (12/28): started, 2 points (1-4), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, 4 points (1-4), 4 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. OSU (12/20): started, 6 points (2-2), 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): 8 points (3-6), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, career-high 5 steals... vs. BYU (11/29): started, 7 points (1-5), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 5 points (1-3), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... vs. Florida (11/24): started, 6 points (2-5), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1steal... vs. Morgan St (11/21): 6 points (2-6), 1 assist, 9 rebounds... at Tenn (11/18): 5 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 2 steals... at St. Joe's (11/16): started, fouled out with 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal.

#15 Lauren Smith-Hams (Guard * Junior)
Lauren Smith-Hams is in her junior season with the Women of Troy... Was quieter off the bench as a sophomore, but maintained a strong level of defense... A significant scoring threat who will fight for her position on the court.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): 2 points (1-2)... vs. Stanford (2/22): DNP... at Arizona (2/16): DNP... at ASU (2/14): DNP... vs. UCLA (2/9): played one minute... vs. WSU (2/3): 4 points (2-4), 3 rebounds, 1 steal ... vs. Wash (2/1): DNP...at OSU (1/26): played five minutes... at Oregon (1/24): 6 points (2-2 3FG), 1 rebound... vs. ASU (1/19): played 11 minutes... vs. Arizona (1/17): tied a career-high with 11 points (4-8), 3-7 three-pointers, 1 rebound, tied career-high with 3 assists, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/13): 3 points (1-1), 1 assist... at Wash (1/6): DNP... at WSU (1/4): 1 rebound...at Stanford (12/30): played 4 minutes ... at Cal (12/28): DNP... vs. Oregon (12/22): DNP... vs. OSU (12/20): 2 points, 1 steal... vs. Nevada (12/15): played 3 minutes... at Notre Dame (12/9): 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): DNP... vs. Texas (11/25): DNP... vs. Florida (11/24): DNP... vs. Morgan St (11/21): 1 rebound, 2 assists... at Tenn (11/18): 1 assist... at St. Joe's (11/16): 2 points (1-3), 2 assists.

#21 Erin Young (Guard/Forward * Junior)
Erin Young is in her junior season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on guard... Her shooting abilities are crucial to the team... Looks to become more explosive after a quiet sophomore year.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): DNP... vs. Stanford (2/22): 1 assist... at Arizona (2/16): DNP... at ASU (2/14): DNP... vs. UCLA (2/9): DNP... vs. WSU (2/3): 2 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Wash (2/1): DNP...at OSU (1/26): DNP... at Oregon (1/24): 2 points (0-3), 3 rebounds... vs. ASU (1/19): 6 points (2-2 3FG), 1 assist, tied career-high 2 steals... vs. Arizona (1/17): 1 rebound, career-high 3 assists... at UCLA (1/13): 4 points (1-5), 4 rebounds, 1 block (first of her career)... at Wash (1/6): tied a career high with 5 rebounds, 1 assist... at WSU (1/4): 1 rebound, 2 assists...at Stanford (12/30): DNP... at Cal (12/28): DNP... vs. Oregon (12/22): DNP... vs. OSU (12/20): DNP... vs. Nevada (12/15): 1 assist, 1 steal... at Notre Dame (12/9): DNP... vs. CSN (12/4): 1 assist, tied a career high with 2 steals... vs. BYU (11/29): DNP... vs. Texas (11/25): DNP... vs. Florida (11/24): DNP... vs. Morgan St (11/21): 4 points (2-4), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... at Tenn (11/18): 3 points (1-4), 1 steal... at St. Joe's (11/16): played 1 minute.

#23 Aisha Hollans (Guard * Sophomore)
Aisha Hollans is in her second season with the Women of Troy... One of the most gifted guards in the conference who had a difficult time last season while recovering from an early season injury... An important player to have on the court at all times... A returning starter on the perimeter and returning All-Pac-10 selection (freshman honorable mention).
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): started, double-double with 19 points (8-16), 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals... vs. Stanford (2/22): started, 13 points (6-23), 5 rebounds... at Arizona (2/16): started, 19 points (8-18), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block... at ASU (2/14): started, 5 points (2-6), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. UCLA (2/9): started, 24 points (8-16), 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... vs. WSU (2/3): started, 6 points (2-10), 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. Wash (2/1): started, 17 points (7-15), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal...at OSU (1/26): started, 14 points (6-17), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Oregon (1/24): started, 15 points (6-17), 4 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. ASU (1/19): started, 16 points (6-16) all in the second half, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block ... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP - suspended for game for violating team rules... at UCLA (1/13): started, 12 points (4-7), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Jan. 7... at Wash (1/6): started, 26 points (9-16), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals, fouled out... at WSU (1/4): started, double-double with 23 points (9-23), 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals...at Stanford (12/30): 10 points (5-13), 1 rebound, 1 steal... at Cal (12/28): started, double-double with 19 points (8-23), career high 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, double-double with 21 points (7-15), 10 rebounds (ties a career high), 2 assists, 3 steals... vs. OSU (12/20): started, 4 points (2-13), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, 20 points (8-18), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 10 points (3-8), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... vs. CSN (12/4): started, 24 points (9-18), 9 rebounds, 1 assist, tied a career high with 2 blocks, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): started, double-double with 15 points and career-high 10 rebounds, 2 assists, tied a career high with 2 blocks... Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 14 points (5-14), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block... vs. Florida (11/24): started, led with a career high 29 points (11-24) and nine rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist ... vs. Morgan St (11/21): started, led with 19 points (7-14), collected a career-high five assists, had 6 rebounds, 1 steal... at Tenn (11/18): started, tied a then-career-high with 26 points (9-24) and surpassed career-highs with 8 free throws made, 9 free throw attempts and 24 field goal attempts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at St. Joe's (11/16): started, led with 21 points (8-18), hit 3-of-10 three-pointers, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block.

#24 Ryane Alexander (Guard * Sophomore)
Ryane Alexander is in her second season with the Women of Troy... Proven to be a hard-nosed player with great intensity and toughness... Possesses a great sense of commitment to running the offense... Looks to develop consistency with experience.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): 1 assist... vs. Stanford (2/22): 2 steals... at Arizona (2/16): 2 points (1-1), 2 rebounds... at ASU (2/14): played 7 minutes... vs. UCLA (2/9): 1 rebound, 1 assist... vs. WSU (2/3): 2 points (1-1), tied a career-high 4 assists... vs. Wash (2/1): 3 points (1-3), 1 rebound, 2 assists...at OSU (1/26): 3 points (1-4), career-high 5 rebounds and 4 assists... at Oregon (1/24): 6 points (2-3 3FG), 1 rebound... vs. ASU (1/19): 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, 2 assists, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/13): played 7 minutes... at Wash (1/6): 2 points (1-1), 1 rebound, 2 assists... at WSU (1/4): career-high 10 points (3-3), 2 assists, 2 steals...at Stanford (12/30): 2 assists... at Cal (12/28): 3 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Oregon (12/22): 2 rebounds... vs. OSU (12/20): 1 assist... vs. Nevada (12/15): 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): started, tied a career high with 8 points (6-6 at the line), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): played 10 minutes... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 14 points (5-14), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block... vs. Florida (11/24): 1 assist, first career block... vs. Morgan St (11/21): 5 points (1-4), 3 rebounds, 1 assist... at St. Joe's (11/16): 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 rebound.

#32 Ebony Hoffman (Forward * Sophomore)
Ebony Hoffman is in her second season with the Women of Troy... One of the most dominating post players in the conference who had an outstanding freshman campaign... Underwent shoulder surgery this March and looks to be a healthier and more experienced player this season... A returning starter in the post who earned All-Pac-10 (honorable mention) and a Freshman All-American (WBJ and Basketball Times) honors last season.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): started, double-double with 24 points (9-19), 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals... vs. Stanford (2/22): started, 14 points (5-17), 8 rebounds, 3 steals... at Arizona (2/16): started, 4 points (2-9), 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals... at ASU (2/14): started, 13 points (6-8), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 2 steals... vs. UCLA (2/9): started, 8 points (2-9), 10 rebounds, tied a career high with 4 steals... vs. WSU (2/3): started, 21 points (8-14), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals... vs. Wash (2/1): started, double-double with 19 points (8-22), 14 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals...at OSU (1/26): started, 16 points (6-15), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at Oregon (1/24): started, 13 points (5-19), 7 rebounds, 2 steals... vs. ASU (1/19): started, double-double with 13 points (4-11), 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP - one-game suspension for UCLA ejection... at UCLA (1/13): started, double-double with 12 points (6-9), 12 rebounds, 2 assists, tied a career high with 4 blocks, 2 steals, ejected at 5:32 in second half for fighting (along with UCLA's Shalada Allen)... at Wash (1/6): started, 10 points (4-12), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals... at WSU (1/4): suspended for game for violating team rules...at Stanford (12/30): started, double-double with 22 points (7-17), 12 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal... at Cal (12/28): started, double-double with 13 points (6-11), 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, double-double with (career high) 27 points (7-11), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. OSU (12/20): started, 14 points (6-9), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, double-double with 13 points (5-13), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 10 points (3-8), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... vs. CSN (12/4): started, double-double with 18 points (8-14), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 3 steals... vs. BYU (11/29): started, double-double with 14 points (6-13), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal... Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team... vs. Texas (11/25): started, led with 18 points (7-9), 4 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Florida (11/24): started, 10 points (4-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. Morgan St (11/21): started, 13 points (4-9), led with 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals... at Tenn (11/18): started, 2 points (0-5), 3 rebounds, 3 steals, fouled out... at St. Joe's (11/16): collected 16 of 17 total points (6-16) in second half, hit career-high 3 (3-5) three-pointers, led with 10 rebounds for first double-double, 2 steals.

#33 Rachel Woodward (Forward * Freshman)
Rachel Woodward is in her first season with the Women of Troy... A talented passer who runs the floor well... She can catch, pass and finish on the move... Will work well in transition without having to compromise her strong rebounding skills... Brings great size to the forward position.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): 13 points (5-10), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. Stanford (2/22): started, 11 points (4-10), 5 rebounds, 1 steal... at Arizona (2/16): started, 17 points (7-12), 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal... at ASU (2/14): 14 points (5-8), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... vs. UCLA (2/9): started, 13 points (5-12), 7 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. WSU (2/3): started, 21 points (8-14), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... vs. Wash (2/1): started, 10 points (3-10), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal...at OSU (1/26): started, 7 points (3-4), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Oregon (1/24): started, 5 points (2-8), 6 rebounds, 3 assists... vs. ASU (1/19): started, 13 points (5-12), 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, double-double with 21 points (10-18), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at UCLA (1/13): started, 11 points (5-11), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block... at Wash (1/6): 13 points (5-10), 5 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal... at WSU (1/4): 15 points (5-12), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block...at Stanford (12/30): started, 4 points (2-9), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Cal (12/28): 11 points (4-11), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 4 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): 8 points (3-6), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. OSU (12/20): 11 points (3-8), 1 rebound, 2 assists... vs. Nevada (12/15): 15 points (6-9), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at Notre Dame (12/9): 8 points (3-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): double-double with 17 points (6-11), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): double-double with 13 points (5-15), 10 rebounds, 1 block... vs. Texas (11/25): 6 points (1-3), 4 rebounds... vs. Florida (11/24): started, 8 points (4-9), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 block... vs. Morgan St (11/21): started, 11 points (5-8), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at Tenn (11/18): started, 16 points (7-14), led with 7 rebounds and 5 steals... at St. Joe's (11/16): started, 5 points (2-6), 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal.

#35 Portia Mitchell (Center * RS Sophomore)
Portia Mitchell is in her redshirt sophomore year at USC... Her continued development will make a strong impact on the team... A player with good skills and great size... A hard-working, responsible player.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): 1 rebound... vs. Stanford (2/22): DNP... at Arizona (2/16): DNP... at ASU (2/14): DNP... vs. UCLA (2/9): DNP... vs. WSU (2/3): 8 points (3-5), 2 rebounds... vs. Wash (2/1): DNP...at OSU (1/26): DNP... at Oregon (1/24): 2 rebounds, 1 block... vs. ASU (1/19): DNP... vs. Arizona (1/17): 2 points (1-1), 2 rebounds, tied a career-high with 2 steals... at UCLA (1/13): DNP... at Wash (1/6): DNP... at WSU (1/4): 4 points (1-3), 1 rebound, 1 block, 1 steal, fouled out...at Stanford (12/30): 1 rebound... at Cal (12/28): DNP... vs. Oregon (12/22): played 3 minutes... vs. OSU (12/20): 5 points (1-2), career high 6 rebounds... vs. Nevada (12/15): 2 points (1-1)... at Notre Dame (12/9): 2 points (1-4), 1 assist, tied a career high with 3 blocks... vs. CSN (12/4): 1 block... vs. BYU (11/29): played 3 minutes... vs. Texas (11/25): 4 points (2-4), career-high 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal... vs. Florida (11/24): 2 points (1-3), 4 rebounds...vs. Morgan St (11/21): made first career start, career high 10 points (4-7) and 17 minutes played, 2 rebounds... at Tenn (11/18): set a career-high with 3 blocks, tied a career-high with 4 points (1-5), also had 3 rebounds, 1 assist, fouled out... at St. Joe's (11/16): played 2 minutes.

#44 Kim Gipson (Center * Freshman)
Kim Gipson is in her first season with the Women of Troy... A terrific, big-time physical player who will excel as her skills and understanding of the game improve... A bright athlete whose natural skills will bring her much success... Possesses the type of demeanor a coach always wants on the floor.
This Season:
vs. Cal (2/24): 2 rebounds... vs. Stanford (2/22): 5 points (2-3), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Arizona (2/16): 2 points (1-1), 1 rebound... at ASU (2/14): 2 points (1-2), 1 rebound... vs. UCLA (2/9): 9 points (2-3), 1 rebound, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. WSU (2/3): 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. Wash (2/1): 4 points (2-2), 2 rebounds, 1 block...at OSU (1/26): 4 points (1-1), 8 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals... at Oregon (1/24): 2 points (1-3), 7 rebounds... vs. ASU (1/19): 4 points (2-2), 8 rebounds... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, 12 points (6-12), 6 rebounds, 1 block... at UCLA (1/13): 3 points (1-1), 1 rebound... at Wash (1/6): 6 points (3-3), 1 rebound, 1 steal... at WSU (1/4): 12 points (5-11), 7 rebounds, 1 steal...at Stanford (12/30): played 3 minutes... at Cal (12/28): 3 points (1-3), 1 steal... vs. Oregon (12/22): 2 points (1-2), 1 rebound... vs. OSU (12/20): 2 points (1-2)... vs. Nevada (12/15): 8 points (3-3), 2 rebounds... at Notre Dame (12/9): 2 points (1-2)... vs. CSN (12/4): 4 points (2-4), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): 4 points (1-2), 1 rebounds... vs. Texas (11/25): played 4 minutes... vs. Florida (11/24): 4 points (2-3), 2 rebounds...vs. Morgan St (11/21): 4 points (2-5), led with 9 rebounds, 1 steal... at Tenn (11/18): started, 2 points (1-1), 5 rebounds... at St. Joe's (11/16): 4 points (1-6), 3 rebounds.

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