This Week In Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Nov. 18, 2002

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ARIZONA, the unanimous pick to win the Pac-10 race, enters the season at No. 1 in both preseason polls ... OREGON, the defending Pac-10 champion, enters the 2002-03 campaign at No. 9 in the coaches poll (USA Today/ESPN) and No. 11 in the media poll (AP). While UCLA comes in at No. 12 and No. 14 in the respective polls ... STANFORD gets the regular season underway first among league teams with a Preseason NIT contest against Boston University ... Interviews of the men's coaches at Pac-10 Basketball Media Day will be available via satellite on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 12 noon to 1 p.m.. The coordinates are Telstar 5, Transponder 15 (C-Band), Audio 6.2/6.8

Mon., Nov. 18
Team ezybonds (Australia) at Arizona State, 7 p.m. (X)
Boston University at Stanford , 6:15 p.m. (1) (ESPN2)
EA Sports at California, 7 p.m. (X)
Athletes in Action at Washington, 7 p.m. (X)
Lewis-Clark State at Washington State, 7 p.m. (X)

Tues., Nov. 19
EA Sports All-Stars at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. (X)

Wed., Nov. 20
Nike Elite at Arizona, 7:30 p.m. (X)
Stanford vs. St. Peter's or Xavier, 7:30 p.m. (1) (ESPN2)Early Signing Period Ends

Fri., Nov. 22
Morehead State at Arizona State, 5:30 p.m.
UC Riverside at USC, 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 23
Western Kentucky at Arizona, 2 p.m.
Idaho at Oregon State, 5:05 p.m.
California at New Mexico, 7 p.m.
San Jose State at Washington State, 11 a.m.

Sun., Nov. 24
Grambling State at Oregon, 5:30 p.m. (2)
Rice at Stanford, 5:30 p.m.
Montana State at Washington, 2 p.m.

Game times are local to site
(X) Exhibition
(1) Preseason NIT
(2) John Thompson Challenge, Eugene, Ore.

PAC-10 EXHIBITION RESULTSMon. Nov. 4
Oregon State 84, Northwest All-Stars 72 (OSU - Ricci 18 pts, Jackson 13 pts/6 rbs)

Wed., Nov. 6
Oregon 135, Australia Institute of Sport 86 (Jackson 32 pts/9 rbs, Crosswhite 19 pts)

Sat., Nov. 9
USC 95, L. A. All-Stars 2 76 (USC - Farmer 24 pts, E. Craven 22 pts)

Tue., Nov. 12
Arizona 117, EA Sports 95 (ARIZ - Adams 11-15 FG/27 pts, Anderson 14 pts/12 rbs)
Washington 68, Central Washington 60 (WASH - Conroy 15 pts, Shelton 10 rbs)
Stanford 84, Olympic Club 67 (STAN - Barnes 27 pts, Davis 14 pts/10 rbs)
EA Sports All-Stars 85, Oregon State 76 (OSU - Ricci 23 pts/7 rbs, Haywood 15 pts)

Wed., Nov. 13
Arizona State 107, EA Sports All-Stars 89 (ASU - Diogu 21 pts, Smith 16 pts/9 rbs)
Branch West 92, UCLA 67 (UCLA - Young 15 pts, Thompson 14 pts/5 rbs)

Thu., Nov. 14
Oregon 132, EA Sports All-Stars 98 (ORE - Ridnour 31 pts/10 asts, Jackson 25 pts)
Washington State 109, AIS 89 (WSU - Moore 28 pts/10 asts, Gill 11 pts/12 rbs)

Fri., Nov. 15
USC 87, L. A. All-Stars 1 83 (USC - Farmer 17 pts, O'Neil 16 pts)
California 90, Pump All-Stars at California 86 (OT) (CAL - Tamir 25 pts/11 rbs)

Notes from Around the Pac-10

The Pacific-10 Conference begins its 25th season of basketball in its current 10-team format ... For the third consecutive season, ARIZONA opens the home portion of the 2002-03 schedule against a ranked team in No. 20 (media)/No. 23 (coaches) Western Kentucky. In 2000-01 it was Gonzaga (W, 101-87), last season it was Kansas (L, 105-97) ... Guard Salim Stoudamire, the 2002 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, is questionable for the season opener as he is nursing an ankle sprain ... One ARIZONA STATE freshman shines, while another aches. Forward Ike Diogu scored 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting and pulled down five rebounds in his debut with the Sun Devils in their exhibition win over EA Sports All-Stars. However, freshman teammate Serge Angounou will miss the season after suffering an injury to his right knee in the second half of ASU's exhibition win over EA Sports All-Stars. Angounou had microfracture surgery to repair injured cartilage and bone chips behind the kneecap and a subluxation. He is expected to have a complete recovery by late February ... Injuries also hit CALIFORNIA as senior guard Donte Smith will be out until Pac-10 play begins in January as he had surgery on his quadriceps ... After OREGON led the league last season with a school record 85.5 points per game, could it increase that average this season? In their two exhibition victories, the Ducks averaged 133.5 points ... The OREGON STATE roster includes seven players that stand 6-7 or taller, the most since eight players were at least that height during the 1992-93 campaign ... STANFORD sophomore point guard Chris Hernandez will be out of action until mid-December as he recovers from surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot ... Since the 1994-95 season, Stanford is 38-1 (.974) at home against non-league opponents ... UCLA is the last team to get season underway as it won't play until Tuesday, Nov. 26 vs. San Diego ... Former Bruin Don MacLean, the Pac-10's all-time scoring leader with 2,608 points, will be the radio analyst for this year's UCLA games. Following his Bruin career, MacLean spent nine years in the NBA ... USC led the Pac-10 last season with 8.97 steals per game. Two exhibition victories my prove that the Trojans will be among the leaders in that category again this season. In their two exhibition contests, the Trojans picked up a total of 30 steals. Sophomore guard Derrick Craven had seven thefts in the second exhibition game ... WASHINGTON will honor former coach Tippy Dye at halftime of its final exhibition game of the season. Dye led the Huskies to their only Final Four appearance in 1953 and compiled a 156-91 record in nine seasons ... WASHINGTON STATE junior guard Marcus Moore enters the season with 738 points. He should reach the 1,000 point mark by the end of his junior year. In by doing so, he'll join Isaac Fontaine (1994-97), Mark Hendrickson (1993-96) and Steve Puidokas (1974-77) as the only Cougars to reach 1,000 points prior to their senior year.

Pac-10 Media Services ... Weekly releases and statistics are updated each Monday afternoon through the season. This information is available online at www.pac-10.org. Media requesting to be placed on an e-mail distribution list should provide their e-mail address to Dave Hirsch (dhirsch@pac-10.org). The Pac-10 website has links to the home pages of the Conference schools as well.

2002-03 NBAOPENING DAY ROSTERS

Thirty-nine former Pac-10 players were listed on opening day rosters. Here they are:

ARIZONA
Mike Bibby, Sacramento
Damon Stoudamire, Portland
Gilbert Arenas, Golden State
Chris Mills, Golden State
Sean Rooks, LA Clippers
Michael Dickerson, Memphis
Loren Woods, Minnesota
Steve Kerr, San Antonio
Jason Terry, Atlanta
Richard Jefferson, N.J.

ARIZONA STATE
Eddie House, Miami

CALIFORNIA
Jamal Sampson, Milwaukee
Lamond Murray, Toronto
Michael Stewart, Cleveland
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Atlanta
Sean Lampley, Miami
Sean Marks, Miami
Jason Kidd, N.J.

OREGON
Terrell Brandon, Minnesota
Frederick Jones, Indiana

OREGON STATE
Gary Payton, Seattle
Brent Barry, Seattle

STANFORD
Mark Madsen, LA Lakers
Casey Jacobsen, Phoenix
Curtis Borchardt, Utah
Jarron Collins, Utah
Brevin Knight, Memphis
Jason Collins, N.J.

UCLA
Tracy Murray, LA Lakers
Earl Watson, Memphis
Dan Gadzuric, Milwaukee
Baron Davis, New Orleans
Jerome Moiso, New Orleans
Jelani McCoy, Toronto
Reggie Miller, Indiana
Toby Bailey, N.Y.

USC
Sam Clancy, Philadelphia
Brian Scalabrine, N.J.

WASHINGTON
Todd MacCulloch, Philadelphia

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