Stanford Visits Oregon State, Oregon

Jan. 8, 2003

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STANFORD VISITS OREGON/OREGON STATE: After concluding its non-conference schedule with convincing home wins over No. 19/19 Oklahoma and Pepperdine last weekend, the No. 5 (tie)/No. 6 Stanford women's basketball team resumes Pacific-10 Conference play this weekend in the state of Oregon ... The Cardinal (10-1, 2-0), which is one of just two undefeated teams in the conference, will visit Oregon State (7-6, 1-3) on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and Oregon (5-8, 1-3) on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. ... The contests will mark the first Pac-10 action of the season for 2002-03 Kodak First-Team All-American and Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ), who missed the first nine games of the season with a bulging disc in her lower back ... The junior F returned to action on Friday, Jan. 3 vs. Oklahoma and recorded 13 points and five rebounds in 24 minutes ... Two days later vs. Pepperdine, she recorded her 21st career double-double with game-highs of 19 points and 16 rebounds in only 25 minutes ... Folllowing this weekend, Stanford returns home to face Washington State (0-11, 0-3) on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:00 p.m. and Washington (10-2, 2-1) on Saturday, Jan. 18 at noon.

STANFORD VS. OREGON STATE:

* - Stanford leads the all-time series with Oregon State 28-6, and has won four straight (dating back to Feb. 10, 2001) and 15 of the last 16 (dating back to March 2, 1995).

* - The Cardinal is 11-6 all-time in Corvallis, and has won six of the last seven ... Stanford is a perfect 16-0 against Oregon State at Maples Pavilion.

* - Stanford swept the 2002-03 season series 3-0, winning 91-54 at Stanford (Jan. 10), 89-67 at Oregon State (Feb. 9) and 71-55 in the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament at the University of Oregon (March 3).

* - The teams last met in the semifinals of the 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Tournament on March 3 at the University of Oregon ... The Cardinal walked away with a 71-55 victory as Nicole Powell turned in one of the finest single game performances in Stanford women's basketball history ... Powell had 37 points, the fifth highest single game total in school history, and 14 rebounds in 38 minutes ... In the first half alone, Powell scored 27 points on 10-of-16 from the floor, 3-of-6 from behind the arc and 4-of-4 from the free throw line ... The other 18 players who saw action in the first half (both teams), combined for 29 points (Oregon State 19, Stanford 10) ... The Cardinal led 37-19 at the intermission, and Oregon State could get no closer than eight points the rest of the way.

* - In the last meeting in Corvallis (Feb. 9, 2002), Stanford led by 19 points in the first half (40-21) and by as many as 37 (65-28) in the second half en route to an 89-67 victory that clinched a share of the Pac-10 title ... Nicole Powell had 23 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in 31 minutes.

* - Oregon State is 7-6 overall (6-1 at home) and 1-3 in the Pac-10 ... The Beavers lost at Arizona State (70-58, Jan. 2) and Arizona (72-44, Jan. 4) last weekend ... Junior F Hollye Chapman leads the Beavers with 10.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

STANFORD VS. OREGON:

* - Stanford is 27-6 all-time against the Ducks, and is 12-5 in Eugene ... The Cardinal has won three straight in the series dating back to Feb. 8, 2001.

* - The Cardinal swept the 2001-02 season series 2-0, winning 91-76 at Stanford (Jan. 13) and 77-72 in Eugene (Feb. 9).

* - In the last meeting between the teams (Feb. 7, 2002), Stanford pulled out a hard-fought 77-72 win at McArthur Court ... It was the Cardinal's first win in Eugene since March 5, 1998 ... Lindsey Yamasaki scored a game-high 24 points, and Nicole Powell had 20 points and six boards.

* - Oregon is 5-8 overall (3-2 at home) and 1-3 in the conference ... Sophomore F Andrea Bills leads the team with 10.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... The Ducks are coming off losses at Arizona (98-65, Jan. 2) and Arizona State (78-63, Jan. 4).

PEPPERDINE WRAP-UP:

* - Stanford shattered a school record by making 41 free throws in an easy 91-58 non-conference home win over Pepperdine (8-5) on Sunday afternoon ... The 41 free throws broke the old record of 38 set on Feb. 28, 1998 vs. Arizona ... The Cardinal's 48 free throws attempts against the Waves ties the school mark set in that same game vs. Arizona.

* - Junior F Nicole Powell, who was making just her second appearance of the season, was dominant with 19 points and 16 rebounds in just 25 minutes of work ... Powell was 13-of-15 from the free line, with the 13 free throws made tying for the second highest single game performance in school history (record is 16).

* - Stanford finished with four players in double figures, marking the sixth time in 11 games this season that the Cardinal has had four or more players in double digits ... Sophomore G Kelley Suminski had 17 points and six rebounds, sophomore F Azella Perryman added 15 points, including 11-of-14 from the foul line, and seven rebounds and redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter contributed 15 points.

* - The Cardinal out-rebounded the Waves 45-32, and held Pepperdine to just 33.8 (22-of-65) percent shooting from the field and 26.1 (8-of-18) percent from 3-point range.

* - Stanford broke the game open by outscoring the Waves 23-7 over the final 7 minutes, 7 seconds of the first half ... The Cardinal led 47-28 at the intermission, and pushed the lead to 30 (62-32) with 15:05 remaining on the strength of a 12-1 run ... The Waves could get no closer than 22 points (70-48, 9:32) the rest of the way ... Nine different Stanford players saw at least 10 minutes of action, and the starters all played 28 minutes or less.

* - Stanford now leads the all-time series with Pepperdine 5-1.

OKLAHOMA WRAP-UP:

* - Stanford posted its third win over a ranked team this season with a convincing 58-38 victory over No. 19/19 Oklahoma (9-4) on Friday night at Maples Pavilion.

* - All-American junior F Nicole Powell made her 2002-03 debut after missing the first nine games with a bulging disc in her lower back ... Powell checked in 4 minutes, 54 seconds into the contest, and played a total of 24 minutes ... She finished with 13 points, five rebounds and an assist.

* - The Cardinal held the Sooners to just 28.1 (16-of-57) percent shooting from the floor, including 0-of-11 from 3-point range ... The Sooners made just 6 of its 30 attempts (20.0 percent) in the second half ... In the last four games, Stanford opponents have shot just 8.3 (3-of-36) percent from 3-point range.

* - Stanford placed four players in double figures, led by Azella Perryman's fourth double-double of the season ... Perryman recorded 14 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high tying four steals in 33 minutes ... Powell had 13 points, while redshirt sophomore G Susan King added 12, including three 3-pointers, and Kelley Suminski had 10 points and six assists.

* - Stanford jumped out to an 18-8 lead 7:26 into the contest, and took a 29-22 lead into the break ... The Cardinal then used an 8-0 run early in the second half to take a commanding 39-24 advantage with 15:24 to play ... Oklahoma could get no closer than 12 points the rest of the way.

* - The all-time series between the schools is now tied at 2-2.

TARA VANDERVEER FILE:

* - Now in her 24th season as a collegiate head coach ... Owns a career record of 558-157 (.780) ... Picked up career win No. 550 on Nov. 24 at San Francisco ... Entered the 2002-03 season ranked fifth all-time and third among active coaches in career winning percentage (Division I) ... Also entered the campaign ranked 16th all-time and 14th among active coaches in career victories.

* - In her 17th year at Stanford, and is 406-106 (.793) during her tenure on The Farm ... Picked up her 400th win at Stanford on Nov. 30 vs. Kansas State ... In the 1990's alone, she compiled a record of 241-48 (.834).

* - Has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92), five NCAA Final Four appearances and 10 Pacific-10 Conference titles ... She is also a three-time NCAA Coach of the Year and was a National Coach of the Year Finalist last season.

* - Served as head coach of the 1996 United States Olympic Women's Basketball Team that won the gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia ... Guided the Olympic Team to a perfect 60-0 record from 1995-96, and owns an all-time international head coaching record of 88-8 (.917).

* - Inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in April of 2002 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

* - Named the third women's basketball coach in Stanford history on May 7, 1985, after head coaching stints at Idaho (1978-80) and Ohio State (1980-85).

INJURY REPORT:

* - Freshman F Eziamaka Okafor tore her right ACL in July ... She is out indefinitely.

* - Junior F Nicole Powell returned to action on Friday, Jan. 3 vs. Oklahoma after missing the first nine games with a bulging disc in her lower back ... In the two games last weekend, she averaged 16.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

MEDIA CORNER:

* - This weekend's games at Oregon State and Oregon will not be televised.

* - The Saturday, Jan. 18 home game vs. Washington will be televised live nationally by Fox Sports Net at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) ... Jim Watson and Mary Murphy will call the action.

* - All of Stanford's 2002-03 games can be heard live on KZSU 90.1 FM or on the internet at http://kzsu.stanford.edu/ ... Lilla Toal and Scott Allen will call all the action for KZSU.

RANKING REVIEW:

* - Stanford is currently tied for fifth (with Tennessee) in the USA Today/ESPN/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll and sixth in the Associated Press Poll ... Stanford moved up two spots in the Coaches Poll and stayed at No. 6 in the AP Poll.

* - The Cardinal finished the 2001-02 campaign ranked fifth by the Associated Press and eighth in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll ... The Cardinal peaked in both polls at No. 2 from Feb. 4-March 4.

* - The Cardinal's season-ending ranking of No. 5 in the AP Poll was its highest since it finished the 1997-98 regular season at No. 3 ... Stanford has now been ranked in the top five of the final AP Poll in eight of the last 14 seasons.

SPREADING THE WEALTH:

* - Stanford's scoring attack has been a balanced one this season, as six different players have led the squad in scoring in 11 games.

* - Sophomore G Kelley Suminski (Kansas State, Pacific, Arizona State) has led the team in scoring three times, redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter (San Francisco, Boston University), sophomore F Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Tennessee, Arizona) and sophomore F Azella Perryman (Rutgers, Oklahoma) have all done it twice and junior G Katie Denny (Princeton) and F Nicole Powell (Pepperdine) have done it once.

* - The Cardinal has had at least three players in double figures in nine of its 11 games ... Stanford has had six players in double digits once (Arizona), five players twice (Princeton, Boston University), four players three times (Rutgers, Oklahoma, Pepperdine) and three players three times (San Francisco, Kansas State, Tennessee).

POWELL MAKES 2002-03 DEBUT:

* - Junior F Nicole Powell saw her first action of the 2002-03 season on Friday, Jan. 3 vs. Oklahoma after missing the first nine games with a bulging disc in her lower back ... The 2003 consensus Preseason All-American recorded 13 points and five rebounds in 24 minutes.

* - On Sunday vs. Pepperdine, she recorded her 21st career double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds (she also owns six triple-doubles) ... The 16 rebounds gave her 603 for her career, and moved from 14th to ninth on the all-time school rebounding list (ahead of Jill Yanke, Sonja Henning, Meg Metzger, Bethany Donaphin and Trisha Stevens).

* - Powell ranks first in Stanford history in rebounds per game (9.0), fourth in points per game (15.4), ninth in rebounds (603), 10th in assists (365) and 22nd in points (1,035).

* - Last year, Powell was named a Kodak First-Team All-American, Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist and Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year after averaging 16.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists ... She also recorded five triple-doubles last season, and owns six in her career.

* - In 2000-01, Powell was named First-Team Kodak All-District 8 and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year after averaging 14.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists.

SOPHOMORE STANDOUTS:

* - One of the primary reasons for Stanford's success in 2002-03 has been the performance of the 'Class of 2005' --- F Sebnem Kimyacioglu, F Azella Perryman, G Kelley Suminski and C T'Nae Thiel.

* - The quartet is averaging 45.9 points and 23.4 rebounds per game, which makes up 64.4 percent of Stanford's scoring output (71.3 ppg) and 58.2 percent of the rebounding output (40.2 rpg).

* - Kimyacioglu is averaging 10.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game ... She is shooting 42.9 (30-of-70) from 3-point range, including 46.2 (12-of-26) percent away from home ... She leads the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (2.73) and is eighth in 3-point percentage (42.9) ... She had a career-high 19 points against Arizona to go along with five assists ... The Bay Area native has made at least one 3-pointer in every game this season, and has drained three or more six times ... Kimyacioglu had 18 points at Tennessee on Dec. 18 and 14 points vs. Kansas State on Nov. 30 ... She was also named to the Stanford Invitational All-Tourney Team (Nov. 29-30).

* - Perryman is averaging 13.4 points and ranks 28th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in rebounds per game at 9.9 ... She also ranks fourth in the conference in field goal percentage (55.4) and 12th in scoring (13.4 pg) ... She has already surpassed her scoring output from her entire freshman season (2002-03: 147 points; 2001-02: 121 points) ... Perryman has four double-doubles this season, including back-to-back double-doubles against No. 21/21 Arizona on Dec. 30 (10 points, 12 rebounds) and No. 19/19 Oklahoma (14 points, 14 rebounds) ... She had 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds on Nov. 29 vs. Princeton ... The 18 rebounds is the seventh highest single game rebounding total in school history.

* - Suminski was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Monday, Dec. 30 after averaging 19.5 points, 7.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds in the wins over Arizona State and Arizona ... Suminski is averaging 14.3 points, 4.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds, and ranks in the top 10 in the conference in four different statistical categories --- assists (4th, 4.55 pg), free throw percentage (4th, 80.0), 3-pointers per game (5th, 1.91) and scoring (10th, 14.3 pg) ... She has scored in doubles figures in each of the last eight games, including a career-high 25 points and seven assists vs. Arizona State on Dec. 27 ... She has also made 28 of her last 29 free throws (96.6 percent) ... Suminski earned tournament co-MVP honors at the Stanford Invitational (Nov. 29-30), after recording 18 points, including five 3-pointers, vs. Kansas State on Nov. 30.

* - Thiel is averaging 7.7 points and ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in rebounds per game with 7.6 ... She is also averaging 2.7 assists per contest ... Thiel has scored in double figures four times, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds on three occasions ... Thiel recorded her third career double-double with 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds on Dec. 21 at Boston University ... She opened the season with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds on Nov. 22 vs. Rutgers.

KING AND TROTTER RETURN:

* - Redshirt sophomores Susan King and Chelsea Trotter have returned to action this season after redshirting the 2001-02 campaign because of knee injuries.

* - King, a 5-foot-7 guard, is averaging 7.5 points and 2.0 assists ... She has made 7 of her last 11 3-point attempts (63.6 percent), and is a perfect 4-of-4 from behind the arc in Pac-10 play ... She had a season-high 17 points, including a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point range, on Dec. 29 vs. No. 21/21 Arizona ... She has scored in double figures three times this season, including 12 points vs. No. 19/19 Oklahoma on Jan. 3.

* - King received a medical hardship in 2001-02 after suffering a stretched right ACL at Arizona (Dec. 19) ... She appeared in just two games, and averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds ... King was also limited to just nine games as a freshman in 2000-01 because of a torn right ACL suffered at Oklahoma (Dec. 27) ... She averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists before the injury.

* - King is engaged to former Stanford men's basketball standout Curtis Borchardt who was an NBA first round pick in 2002 and is a member of the Utah Jazz.

* - Trotter is averaging 7.9 points and 5.0 rebounds ... She had a career-high 16 points in just 18 minutes of action on Dec. 21 at Boston University ... Trotter also pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds on Dec. 14 at Pacific ... She has scored in double figures six times this season.

VOLLEYBALL ALL-AMERICAN JOINS THE SQUAD:

* - Sara McGee, who was named a 2002 First-Team Women's Volleyball All-American, joined the women's basketball team for practice on Thursday, Dec. 26 and saw her first action the very next day vs. Arizona State.

* - McGee has appeared in three of a possible four games, and has seven rebounds, a blocked shot and no points in a total of 18 minutes.

* - McGee is a 6-foot-3 center from Davis, California and Davis High School ... Including this season, she has three years of basketball eligibility remaining.

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