Stanford Hosts Washington State

Jan. 15, 2003

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STANFORD LOOKS TO KEEP STREAKS ALIVE: Stanford will look to keep its 25-game Pac-10 winning streak and 18-game home winning streak alive this weekend when it takes on Washington State and Washington at Maples Pavilion ... The No. 5 (tie)/No. 6 Cardinal (12-1 overall, 4-0 Pac-10) will host the Cougars (0-13, 0-5) on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and the Huskies (12-2, 4-1) on Saturday at noon in a game that will be televised live nationally by Fox Sports Net ... The Cardinal, which went 18-0 in the Pac-10 last year, has not lost a conference game since it dropped a 64-61 home decision to USC on March 1, 2001 ... Stanford has also won 13 straight conference games, with the last loss a 95-87 decision at Washington on Feb. 24, 2001 ... Stanford has won 18 straight overall at home dating back to Dec. 2, 2001 ... The home winning streak is currently tied for the second longest in the nation with Cincinnati and Duke (Connecticut is first) ... Following this weekend, Stanford heads back on the road for Pac-10 contests at UCLA (10-4, 5-0) on Friday, January 24 and USC (6-10, 1-4) on Sunday, January 26.

STANFORD VS. WASHINGTON STATE:

* - Stanford is a perfect 34-0 against Washington State in a series that dates back to February 1, 1983 ... The Cardinal is 17-0 against the Cougars at Maples Pavilion ... Twenty-eight of the 34 victories have been by 10 points or more.

* - In the two meetings last year, Stanford prevailed 104-57 in Pullman (Jan. 17) and 76-50 at Stanford (Feb. 16).

* - In the last meeting between the clubs, Stanford jumped out to a 42-25 lead and cruised to a 76-50 victory on Feb. 16, 2002 at Maples Pavilion ... Lindsey Yamasaki scored 18 points in her final regular season game at Maples Pavilion and Azella Perryman (Anchorage, AK) had a double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds.

* - Washington State is 0-13 overall (0-5 on the road) and 0-5 in the Pac-10 ... The Cougars suffered home losses to No. 18/18 Arizona (86-65, Thursday) and Arizona State (66-58, Saturday) last weekend ... Junior F Bianca McCall leads the Cougars with 12.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.

STANFORD VS. WASHINGTON:

* - Stanford leads the series with the Huskies 24-12, and has won two straight and four of the last five ... The Cardinal is 13-4 against Washington at Maples Pavilion and has won three straight and eight of the last nine on The Farm.

* - The Cardinal swept the 2001-02 season series 2-0, with a 75-67 win in Seattle on Jan. 19 and an 81-65 victory on The Farm on Feb. 14.

* - In the last meeting between the teams (Feb. 14, 2002), All-American F Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ) had a triple-double of 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds as Stanford won 81-65 to clinch its 11th Pac-10 title in 16 years.

* - Washington is 12-2 overall (4-2 on the road) and 4-1 in the Pac-10 ... The Huskies are coming off home wins over Arizona State (69-56, Thursday) and No. 18/18 Arizona (60-59, Saturday) last weekend ... Junior G Giuliana Mendiola leads the way with 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.

OREGON WRAP-UP:

* - Junior F Nicole Powell made two free throws with 1.3 seconds remaining to give Stanford (12-1, 4-0) a thrilling 75-74 come-from-behind victory over host Oregon (6-9, 2-4) before 5,253 fans on Saturday night at McArthur Court.

* - Stanford controlled the game until the closing moments, as it led 39-28 at halftime and by as many as 15 points (62-47, 10:36) in the second half ... The Ducks, who shot 59.4 (19-of-32) percent from the floor in the second half, answered with a 25-9 run to take a 72-71 lead with just 1:32 remaining ... Stanford then took the lead back at 73-72 just 30 seconds later on a lay-up by sophomore C Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA) ... The Ducks set up for a final shot to win the game, and freshman C Carolyn Ganes, an 83 percent free throw shooter, was fouled with 3.3 seconds remaining ... Ganes made both free throws and Stanford immediately called timeout ... Sophomore C T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX) threw the ensuing inbounds pass 75 feet and right into the hands of Powell ... The Cardinal All-American slipped by her defender, Kedzie Gunderson, and was fouled her on the way to the basket ... Powell, who was shooting a 1-and-1, sank both free throws to give the Cardinal the win ... Oregon, which was out of timeouts, was unable to get a shot off in the final 1.3 seconds.

* - Thiel finished with a season-high 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 36 minutes ... Trotter had 16 points and eight rebounds, Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA) 14 points and Powell 10 points and nine rebounds.

* - Stanford is 28-6 all-time against the Ducks, and has won four straight in the series dating back to Feb. 8, 2001.

OREGON STATE WRAP-UP:

* - Redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Cardinal (11-1, 3-0) to a 62-51 victory at Gill Coliseum ... The win was Stanford's fifth straight over the Beavers (7-7, 1-4), and seventh in the last eight games.

* - 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 expired to stretch the lead to four with 8 minutes, 13 seconds to play ... The Cardinal center then converted on a 3-point play with 6:55 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 would get no closer than five points the rest of the way ... Stanford led 34-27 at the half, and by as many as nine in the second half, before Oregon State rallied to cut the deficit to two.

* - Stanford had four players in double figures for the fourth time this season, as redshirt sophomore G Susan King (Richfield, MN), sophomore F Sebnem Kimyacioglu and junior F 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 made 210 free throws through its first 12 games (17.5 per game) compared to just 98 for the opposition (8.2 pg) ... Over a four-game stretch ending with Oregon State (Dec. 30-Jan. 9), Stanford outscored its opponents 88 (22.0 pg) to 21 (5.5 pg) from the charity stripe.

TARA VANDERVEER FILE:

* - Now in her 24th season as a collegiate head coach ... Owns a career record of 560-157 (.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 408-106 (.794) 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, 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.

MEDIA CORNER:

* - Thursday's game vs. Washington State will not be televised.

* - Saturday's 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 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 ... The Cardinal did not move in either poll this week (Jan. 13).

* - Stanford 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 seven different players have led the squad in scoring in 13 games.

* - Sophomore G Kelley Suminski (Kansas State, Pacific, Arizona State) and redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter (San Francisco, Boston University, Oregon State) have each led the team in scoring three times, sophomore F Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Tennessee, Arizona) and sophomore F Azella Perryman (Rutgers, Oklahoma) have all done it twice and junior G Katie Denny (Princeton), junior F Nicole Powell (Pepperdine) and sophomore C T'Nae Thiel (Oregon) have all done it once.

* - The Cardinal has had at least three players in double figures in 11 of its 13 games ... Stanford has had six players in double digits once (Arizona), five players twice (Princeton, Boston University), four players five times (Rutgers, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, Oregon State, Oregon) and three players three times (San Francisco, Kansas State, Tennessee).

NO PLACE LIKE HOME:

* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 319-76 (.808) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 (.938) mark last season and a 7-0 (1.000) record this year.

* - The Cardinal's all-time home winning percentage (.808) was the eighth best in NCAA Division I women's basketball history entering the 2002-03 season ... Stanford's winning percentage at Maples Pavilion (also .808) entered 2002-03 ranked as the 10th best in a single facility.

* - The Cardinal has won 18 straight at Maples Pavilion dating back to Dec. 28, 2001, which is tied for the second longest Division I home winning streak in the nation ... Stanford has not lost at home since a 68-62 setback to then-No. 2 Tennessee on Dec. 16, 2001.

* - Stanford has lost two home games or less in 13 of the last 15 seasons.

* - Stanford will host both an NCAA Subregional and the NCAA West Regional this spring at Maples Pavilion ... The Subregional will be held on Saturday, March 22 and Monday, March 24, with the regional to follow on Sunday, March 30 and Tuesday, April 1.

* - The 2002-03 campaign will mark the 12th year that Stanford has hosted the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal hosted subregional games from 1989-98 and 2002, and regional competition in 1990 and 1994.

POWELL RETURNS TO THE COURT:

* - 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 ... Through four games this season, Powell is averaging 13.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in an average of 24.3 minutes off the bench.

* - The All-American gave Stanford a dramatic 75-74 win at Oregon on Saturday night by sinking both ends of a 1-and-1 with only 1.3 seconds remaining.

* - Powell recorded 13 points and five rebounds in 24 minutes in her 2002-03 debut vs. Oklahoma ... Just two days later 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 (8.9), fourth in points per game (15.3), ninth in rebounds (616), 10th in assists (368) and 21st in points (1,055).

* - 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 (Chester, NJ) and C T'Nae Thiel.

* - The quartet is averaging 44.0 points and 22.1 rebounds per game, which makes up 62.1 percent of Stanford's scoring output (70.8 ppg) and 55.5 percent of the rebounding output (59.8 rpg).

* - Kimyacioglu is averaging 10.8 points, 2.8 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game ... She is shooting 43.4 (30-of-70) from 3-point range, and leads the Pac-10 and is tied for 30th in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 2.8 ... She also ranks fifth in the conference in 3-point percentage and 19th in scoring ... She has made at least one 3-pointer in all 13 games this year, and has drained three or more seven times ... She had a career-high 19 points against Arizona on Dec. 30, including 5-of-10 shooting from 3-point range ... Kimyacioglu had 18 points at Tennessee on Dec. 18 and 14 points vs. Kansas State on Nov. 30 en route to Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team honors.

* - Perryman is averaging a near double-double of 12.5 points and 9.3 rebounds ... She ranks third in the Pac-10 in rebounding, fifth in field goal percentage (53.4; 62-of-116) and 11th in scoring ... In just 13 games, she has easily surpassed her scoring output from her entire freshman season (2002-03: 163 points; 2001-02: 121 points) ... She has scored in double figures eight times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds four times ... 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 (the seventh highest single game rebounding total in school history) on Nov. 29 vs. Princeton.

* - Suminski is averaging 12.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... She 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 ... She has also made 30 of her last 31 free throws (96.8 percent) ... She ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in assists, sixth in free throw percentage (80.6; 50-of-62) ... She has scored in doubles figures nine times, including a career-high 25 points and seven assists vs. Arizona State on Dec. 27 ... 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 8.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game ... She ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in rebounding ... Thiel has scored in double figures five times, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds on three occasions ... Thiel had a season-high 18 points and eight rebounds on Saturday night at Oregon ... 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 7.8 points, 1.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds ... ... 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.

* - 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 9.2 points and 5.2 rebounds ... She ranks sixth in the conference in field goal percentage (52.5 percent; 42-of-80) and 16th in rebounding ... Trotter averaged 16.5 points and 6.0 rebounds off the bench in last weekend's wins at Oregon State and Oregon ... She had a career-high 17 points at Oregon State on Thursday and 16 points and eight rebounds at Oregon on Saturday.

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