No. 5 Stanford Women Face Oregon

Jan. 10, 2003

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1/10 --- Stanford (11-1, 3-0) at Oregon (6-8, 2-3), 7:00 p.m.

STANFORD LOOKS TO EXTEND PAC-10 WINNING STREAK TO 25 GAMES: The No. 5 (tie)/6 Stanford Cardinal hopes to prolong its winning ways in Pacific-10 Conference play when it visits the University of Oregon (6-8 overall, 2-3 Pac-10) on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. at McArthur Court ... The Cardinal (11-1, 3-0) has won 24 straight Pac-10 games dating back to March 3, 2001, including 12 straight away from the friendly confines of Maples Pavilion ... Stanford won its third Pac-10 game of 2002-03 in as many tries with a hard-fought 62-51 victory over Oregon State (7-7, 1-4) on Thursday night in Corvallis ... The win was Stanford's sixth straight, and four in five tries on the road this season ... A victory on Saturday would give the Cardinal its second consecutive road sweep over the Oregon schools ... Next week, Stanford returns home to face Washington State (0-12, 0-4) on Thursday and Washington (11-2, 3-1) on Saturday.

STANFORD VS. OREGON:

*- Stanford is 27-6 all-time against the Ducks, and 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 (Phoenix, AZ) had 20 points and six boards.

*- Oregon is 6-8 overall (4-2 at home) and 2-3 in the Pac-10 ... The Ducks are coming off a 70-67 home win over California (5-7, 1-2) on Thursday night ...Freshman C Carolyn Ganes led the Ducks with 18 points and four rebounds ... Sophomore F Andrea Bills leads the team with 10.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per game.

OREGON STATE WRAP-UP:

*- Redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA) scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Cardinal to a 62-51 victory at Gill Coliseum ... The win was Stanford's fifth straight over the Beavers, and seventh in the last eight tries in Corvallis.

*- Trotter, who played a career-high 28 minutes, single-handedly sparked a 7-2 run down the stretch that put Oregon State away for good ... With Stanford up just 48-46, Trotter drained a long two-pointer as the shot clock was expiring to stretch the lead to four with 8:13 to play ... The Cardinal center then converted on a 3-point play with 6:55 to remaining to make it 53-46 ... After Oregon State answered with a basket by Casey Bunn, Trotter scored inside with 3:59 to play for a commanding 55-48 lead ... Oregon State could get no closer than five points (55-50) the rest of the way ... Stanford led 34-27 at the half, and by as many as nine, before Oregon State trimmed the lead to two midway through the second half.

*- Stanford had four players in double figures for the fourth time this season, and Susan King (Richfield, MN), Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA) and Nicole Powell all contributed 10 points apiece ... Powell also added a career-high six steals in 20 minutes off the bench.* - Stanford made 18-of-21 from the free throw line (85.7 percent), compared to just 1-of-3 (33.3 percent) for Oregon State ... The Cardinal has made 210 free throws through its first 12 games (17.5 per game) compared to just 98 for the opposition (8.2 pg) ... Over the last four games, the Cardinal has outscored its opponents 88 (22.0 pg) to 21 (5.5 pg) from the charity stripe.

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 throw attempts against the Waves tied 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 ... Powell was 13-of-15 from the free throw 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 had four or more players in double figures ... Sophomore G Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ) had 17 points and six rebounds, sophomore F Azella Perryman (Anchorage, AK), had 15 points, including 11-of-14 from the foul line, and seven rebounds and sophomore C Chelsea Trotter contributed 15 points.

*- The Cardinal out-rebounded the Waves 45-32, and held Pepperdine to just 33.8 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 halftime, 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 remaining) 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.

THE TARA VANDERVEER FILE:

*- Now in her 24th season as a collegiate head coach ... Owns a career record of 559-157 (.781) ... 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 Division I winning percentage ... Also entered the campaign ranked 16th all-time and 14th among active coaches in career Division I victories.

*- In her 17th year at Stanford, and is 407-106 (.793) during her tenure on The Farm ... She 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 o the 1996 United States Olympic Women's Basketball Team that won the gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia ... Guided the Olympic/National 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, 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 ... She has appeared in three games since returning, and is averaging 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds.

MEDIA CORNER:

*- Saturday's game at Oregon will not be televised.

*- The Saturday, Jan. 18 home game vs. Washington will be broadcast live nationally by Fox Sports Net at 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) ... Jim Watson and Mary Murphy will call all 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 this week's 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 12 games.

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

*- The Cardinal has had at least three players in double figures in 10 of its 12 games this season ... Stanford has had six players in double digits once (Arizona), five players twice (Princeton, Boston University), four players four times (Rutgers, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Oregon State) 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 2002-03 consensus Preseason All-American recorded 13 points and five rebounds in 24 minutes vs. the Sooners.

*- She is averaging 14.0 points and 8.3 rebounds in the three games since her return ... On Jan. 5 vs. Pepperdine, she recorded her 21st career double-double with 19 points and 16 rebounds (she also has six career triple-doubles) ... The 16 rebounds gave her 603 for her career, and moved her from 14th to ninth on the all-time school rebounding list (ahead of Jill Yanke, Sonja Henning, Meg Metzger, Bethany Donaphin and Trisha Stevens) ... On Thursday night in Corvallis, Powell recorded 10 points, a career-high six steals and four rebounds in 20 minutes.

*- Powell ranks first in Stanford history in rebounds per game (9.0), fourth in points per game (15.4), ninth in rebounds per game (607), 10th in assists (366) and 21st in points (1,045).

*- 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 (Weatherford, TX).

*- All four players are in Stanford's starting lineup (the Cardinal has used the same starting lineup of Susan King/Suminski/Kimyacioglu/Perryman/Thiel in all 12 games this season), and the quartet is averaging 44.1 points and 22.7 rebounds ... The 44.1 points makes up 62.6 percent of Stanford's team scoring output (70.5pg), while the 22.7 rebounds accounts for 57.0 percent of the team total (39.8 pg).

*- Kimyacioglu is averaging 10.5 points, 2.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds ... She is shooting 42.7 (32-of-75) percent from 3-point range, including 45.1 (14-of-31) percent away from home ... She entered the week first in the conference in 3-pointers per game and eighth in 3-point percentage ... She had a career-high 19 points against Arizona on Dec. 29 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 No. 4/5 Tennessee on Dec. 18 and 14 points vs. No. 2/2 Kansas State on Nov. 30 ... For her efforts against Kansas State, she was named to the Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team.

*- Perryman is averaging a near double-double of 12.8 points and 9.6 rebounds ... She entered the week 28th in the nation and third in the conference in rebounding, and was also fourth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage and 12th in scoring ... She has already surpassed her scoring output from her entire freshman season (2002-03: 154 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) on Jan. 3 ... 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 home wins over No. 21/21 Arizona and Arizona State ... Suminski is averaging 13.5 points, 4.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds, and entered the week ranked in the top 10 in the conference in four different statistical categories --- assists (4th), free throw percentage (4th), 3-pointers per game (5th) and scoring (10th) ... She has scored in double figures in eight of the last nine games, including a career-high 25 points and seven assists vs. Arizona State on Dec. 27 ... She has also made 30 of her last 31 free throws (96.8 percent) ... Suminski earned tournament co-MVP honors at the Stanford Invitational (Nov. 29-30), after recording 18 points, including five 3-pointers, vs. No. 2/2 Kansas State on Nov. 30.

*- Thiel is averaging 7.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in 12 starts at center ... She entered the week fifth in the Pac-10 in rebounding ... Thiel has scored in double figures four times, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds on three occasions ... She 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.

*- Both Suminski and Thiel were Pac-10 All-Freshman selections last year, while Kimyacioglu was Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Freshman ... The foursome combined to average 23.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game in 2001-02.

KING AND TROTTER RETURN:

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

*- King, a 5-foot-7 guard, is averaging 7.8 points, 2.0 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 12 starts at point guard ... She has made eight of her last 12 3-point attempts (66.7 percent), and is a perfect 5-of-5 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 four times this season, including 12 points vs. No. 19/19 Oklahoma on Jan. 3 and 10 points on Thursday night at Oregon State.

*- 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 ... 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 draft pick in 2002 and is now a member of the Utah Jazz.

*- Trotter scored a career-high 17 points in Thursday's win at Oregon State, and has now scored in double figures in seven of her 12 appearances off the bench ... She also played a career-high 28 minutes on Thursday night.

*- Trotter is averaging 8.7 points and 4.9 rebounds ... She had 16 points in just 18 minutes of action on Dec. 21 at Boston University ... She pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds on Dec. 14 at Pacific, and also set personal bests in blocked shots (3) and steals (3) in that same contest.

*- Trotter averaged 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds as a freshman in 2000-01, but sat out last season because of chronic pain in both knees.

VOLLEYBALL ALL-AMERICAN JOINS THE SQUAD:

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

*- 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.

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

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