Stanford Hosts Washington

Jan. 17, 2003

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CARDINAL, HUSKIES TO BATTLE ON NATIONAL TV: The Stanford women's basketball team will put its 19-game home winning streak on the line Saturday afternoon when it hosts Pac-10 rival Washington (13-2, 5-1) at 12:00 p.m. at Maples Pavilion ... The game will be nationally televised by Fox Sports Net ... The game features two of the best 3-point shooting squads in the conference ... Washington leads the Pac-10 with 7.87 3-pointers per game, while the Cardinal is second with 6.93 3's per contest ... The No. 5 (tie)/6 Cardinal (13-1, 5-0) has won a season-high eight in a row, including an 85-56 home victory over Washington State on Thursday night ... The Cardinal has now won 26 straight Pac-10 games dating back to March 3, 2001 ... Stanford, which owns the second longest home winning streak in the nation, has also won 13 straight Pac-10 home games dating back to the end of the 2000-01 season ... Following Saturday's game, Stanford heads back on the road for Pac-10 contests at UCLA (11-4, 6-0) and USC (6-11, 1-5).

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 13-2 overall (5-2 on the road) and 5-1 in the Pac-10 ... The Huskies defeated California 76-59 on Thursday night in Berkeley behind 18 points from sophomore G Kristen O'Neill ... Last weekend, the Huskies posted home wins over Arizona State (69-56, Thursday) and No. 18/18 Arizona (60-59, Saturday) ... Junior G Giuliana Mendiola leads the team with 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per contest.

WASHINGTON STATE WRAP-UP:

* - Junior F Nicole Powell had a season-high 24 points, 14 rebounds, season-high six assists and four steals in 27 minutes to lead Stanford (13-1, 5-0) to an easy 85-56 home win over Washington State (0-14, 0-6) before 3,241 fans on Thursday night at Maples Pavilion.

* - Stanford shot 50.9 (27-of-53) percent from the floor, including 55.6 (15-of-27) percent in the second half, to overcome a season-high 28 turnovers ... The Cardinal held the Cougars to just 32.8 (20-of-61) percent shooting, and won the battle of the boards for the 12th time in 14 games this season (46-31).

* - All five Stanford starters played just 23 minutes or less, and 11 different players saw at least 10 minutes of action ... Sophomore C T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX) added 11 points and six rebounds, while sophomore F Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA) chipped in 10 points and four assists.

* - The Cardinal jumped out to a 22-5 lead just 7 minutes, 39 seconds into the contest behind 3-pointers from Kimyacioglu, redshirt sophomore G Susan King (Richfield, MN) and Thiel and never looked back ... The Cougars missed 11 of their first 12 shots and would never get closer than 15 points (26-11) the rest of the way ... Stanford led 44-21 at the break, and stretched the lead to as many as 35 points (85-50) in the second half.

* - Stanford is a perfect 35-0 against Washington State in a series that dates back to February 1, 1983 ... The Cardinal is 18-0 against the Cougars at Maples Pavilion ... Twenty-nine of the 35 victories have been by 10 points or more.

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 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 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.

TARA VANDERVEER FILE:

* - Now in her 24th season as a collegiate head coach ... Owns a career record of 561-157 (.781) ... Picked up career win No. 550 on Nov. 24 of this season 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 409-106 (.794) during her tenure on The Farm ... Picked up her 400th win at Stanford on Nov. 30 of this season 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:

* - Saturday's 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 handle the broadcasting chores.

* - 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 14 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), junior F Nicole Powell (Pepperdine, Washington State) and sophomore F Azella Perryman (Rutgers, Oklahoma) have all done it twice and junior G Katie Denny (Princeton) and sophomore C T'Nae Thiel (Oregon) have both done it once.

* - The Cardinal has had at least three players in double figures in 12 of its 14 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 four times (San Francisco, Kansas State, Tennessee, Washington State).

NO PLACE LIKE HOME:

* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 320-76 (.808) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 (.938) mark last season and an 8-0 (1.000) record this year.

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

* - The Cardinal has won 19 straight at Maples Pavilion dating back to Dec. 28, 2001, which is 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

* - She has now played in a total of five games this season, and is averaging 15.2 points and 9.6 rebounds in 24.8 minutes off the bench ... She has scored in double figures in all five games, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds twice ... Powell has scored in double figures in 11 straight games, and 19 of the last 20, dating back to last season.

* - Powell recorded her 22nd career double-double in Thursday night's win over Washington State ... She had a season-high 24 points and 14 rebounds to go along with a season-high six assists and four steals in only 27 minutes ... In addition to the 22 double-doubles, Powell also owns six career triple-doubles.

* - The All-American gave Stanford a dramatic 75-74 win at Oregon last 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 a double-double of 19 points and 16 rebounds ... 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).

* - Powell ranks first in Stanford history in rebounds per game (9.0), fourth in points per game (15.4), tied for sixth in free throw percentage (79.5), ninth in rebounds (630), 10th in assists (374) and 21st in points (1,079).

* - 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 broke the school single season (327) and single game (21) rebounding records.

* - 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 (Anchorage, AK), G Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ) and C T'Nae Thiel.

* - The quartet is averaging 43.4 points and 21.4 rebounds per game, which makes up 60.4 percent of Stanford's scoring output (70.9 ppg) and 53.1 percent of the rebounding output (40.3 rpg).

* - Kimyacioglu is averaging 10.7 points, 2.9 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game ... She is shooting 42.7 (38-of-89) from 3-point range, and is first in the Pac-10 and tied for 30th in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 2.71 ... She is also fourth in the conference in 3-point percentage and 20th in scoring ... She has made at least one 3-pointer in all 14 games this year, and has drained three or more seven times ... Kimyacioglu has scored in double figures nine times this season, including the last three in a row ... 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 12.1 points and 9.0 rebounds ... She is third in the Pac-10 in rebounding, sixth in field goal percentage (52.9; 64-of-121) and 14th in scoring ... In just 14 games, she has easily surpassed her scoring output from her entire freshman season (2002-03: 169 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 12.2 points, 4,5 assists and 3.2 rebounds ... 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 is third in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (81.8 percent; 54-of-66), fourth in assists, eighth in 3-pointers per game (1.64), eighth in 3-point percentage (39.7; 23-of-58) and 13th in scoring ... She has scored in doubles figures nine times, including a career-high 25 points and seven assists vs. Arizona State on Dec. 27 ... She has also made 34 of her last 35 free throw (97.1 percent) attempts ... Suminski earned tournament co-MVP honors at the Stanford Invitational (Nov. 29-30) after she had 18 points, including five 3-pointers, vs. Kansas State on Nov. 30.

* - Thiel is averaging 8.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game ... She is currently sixth in the Pac-10 in rebounding ... Thiel has scored in double figures six times, including the last two games in a row, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds on three occasions ... Thiel had a season-high 18 points and eight rebounds last Saturday night at Oregon ... 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.

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 7.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.6 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 is also shooting 83.3 (20-of-24) percent from the charity stripe.

* - 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 8.9 points and 5.1 rebounds ... She is seventh in the conference in field goal percentage (51.9 percent; 42-of-81), ninth in free throw percentage (76.5; 39-of-51) and 19th 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 ... Trotter has made 18 or her last 31 (58.1 percent) attempts from the field, and has also made 12 straight from the free throw line dating back to Jan. 9.

* - Trotter appeared in 28 games, including three starts, as a freshman and averaged 3.9 points and 2.7 rebounds ... She redshirted the 2001-02 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, 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 four games, and has 11 rebounds, two blocked shots, two steals and no points in a total of 34 minutes ... She pulled down a personal-best four rebounds on Thursday vs. Washington 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.

* - In volleyball this season, she played in all 129 games, and hit .426 with 402 kills and 179 blocks as the Cardinal went 32-5 and advanced to the NCAA Final ...A First-Team American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American.

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