Stanford Concludes Homestand Vs. Oregon State

Feb. 7, 2003

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STANFORD CONCLUDES HOME STRETCH VS. OREGON STATE: Nationally-ranked Stanford University leads the Pacific-10 Conference by a game-and-a-half entering Saturday's conference match-up with Oregon State University at 2:00 p.m. at Maples Pavilion ... The game matches the two best defensive teams in the Pac-10 --- Oregon State is allowing 57.8 points per game, while Stanford is giving up just 58.8 points per game ... The No. 6/7 Cardinal (18-2 overall) improved to 10-1 in the Pac-10 with an impressive 85-54 win over the University of Oregon (8-13, 4-8) on Thursday night at Maples Pavilion ... Stanford, which has won 31 of its last 32 Pac-10 games, leads No. 20/24 Washington (17-4, 9-3) by a game-and-a-half and No. 25/NR Arizona (15-6, 8-4) by two-and-a-half games entering Saturday's action ... The Cardinal will visit both the Huskies and the Wildcats in a five-game span that begins next Thursday in Seattle ... Stanford has won 22 straight home games, including an 11-0 mark at Maples Pavilion this season ... Five of Stanford's 11 home wins this season have come over teams that have appeared in the top 25 --- Rutgers (64-60), Kansas State (63-57), Arizona (82-74), Oklahoma (58-38) and Washington (77-63) ... Stanford has also won 16 straight Pac-10 home games dating back to March 3, 2001.

STANFORD VS. OREGON STATE:

* - Stanford holds a 29-6 advantage in the all-time series with Oregon State ... The Cardinal has won five straight and 16 of the last 17 dating back to March 2, 1995 ... In the first meeting between the teams this year, Stanford posted a 62-51 victory on Jan. 9 in Corvallis.

* - Stanford is a perfect 16-0 against Oregon State at Maples Pavilion dating back to March 6, 1987 ... The last 15 of those victories have come by 10 points or more, including a 91-54 win last season (Jan. 10, 2002).

* - In the last meeting between the schools, Stanford pulled out a hard-fought 61-51 victory on Jan. 9 of this year at Gill Coliseum ... The loss is just one of two at home for the Beavers this season in 12 tries (Stanford and UCLA) ... Redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA) established a career-high with 17 points, and scored all of Stanford's points in a decisive 7-2 rum that gave the visitors a 55-48 lead with 3:59 remaining ... Stanford was 18-of-21 from the free throw line (85.7 percent), compared to just 1-of-3 (33.3 percent) for Oregon State.

* - In the last meeting at Maples Pavilion (Jan. 10, 2002), Stanford placed all five starters in double figures in a 91-54 victory ... Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ) just missed a triple-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists in only 25 minutes ... Stanford shot 55.4 (36-of-65) percent from the floor compared to 28.6 (20-of-70) percent for the Beavers.

* - 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 12-9 overall (2-7 on the road) and 6-6 in the Pac-10 (1-4 on the road) ... The Beavers lost at California 70-55 on Thursday night despite 12 points and 12 rebounds from junior C Brina Chaney ... The Beavers have won five of their last seven, including a home sweep of the Arizona schools last weekend ... Oregon State upset then-No. 22/24 Arizona 71-65 in overtime on Thursday and defeated Arizona State 71-46 on Saturday ... Junior F Hollye Chapman is averaging 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists to lead OSU.

OREGON WRAP-UP:

* - Stanford shot a season-high 56.4 (31-of-55) percent from the field, including 66.7 (16-of-24) percent in the first half alone, to cruise to an 85-54 win over Oregon (8-13, 4-8) before 3,345 fans on Thursday night at Maples Pavilion ... The 31-point margin of victory was the Cardinal's largest in a Pac-10 game this season, and biggest against the Ducks since a 42-point win (97-55) on March 4, 1995 at Maples Pavilion.

* - The Cardinal placed five or more players in double figures for the fifth time this season, highlighted by 15 points apiece from Nicole Powell and Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ) ... Sophomore F Azella Perryman (Anchorage, AK) had 14 points, including 12 in the first half, and eight rebounds, while freshman G Krista Rappahahn (Lebanon, CT) added career-highs of 10 points and seven rebounds and sophomore C T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX) chipped in 10 points and a career-high tying five assists.

* - Stanford broke the game open with a 25-6 run over the final 8:52 of the first half ... The decisive surge turned a 22-20 deficit into a 45-28 halftime cushion, and more impressively, the Cardinal went on the run with both Powell and redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA) on the bench with foul trouble for the final seven-plus minutes of the half ... Perryman had eight points in the run, while Thiel added six ... Stanford missed its first three shots of the first half, and then proceeded to make 16 of its final 21 shots in the first half (76.2 percent) ... Stanford led by as many as 32 points in the second half (76-44; 5:46 remaining).

* - Stanford committed a season-low 11 turnovers, and also won the rebounding battle by a commanding 39-22 margin.

* - Stanford is 29-6 all-time against the Ducks, including a 2-0 regular season series sweep in 2002-03 (Stanford won at Oregon 75-74 on Jan. 11) ... Stanford is 16-1 all-time against Oregon at Maples Pavilion.

CALIFORNIA WRAP-UP (GAME #2 - 02/01/03):

* - Junior All-American Nicole Powell scored nine of Stanford's points in a game-ending 15-4 run that gave the Cardinal a 53-50 come-from-behind victory over arch-rival California (7-12, 3-7) before 2,696 fans on Saturday afternoon at Haas Pavilion.

* - The Golden Bears led 46-38 with 6:47 to play before Stanford reeled off 13 unanswered points over the next 4:37 to take control of the contest ... Sophomore C T'Nae Thiel started the rally on a lay-up off an assist from Powell, and the All-American followed with a 3-pointer and a jumper to cut the deficit to one at 46-45 ... Sophomore F Azella Perryman (Anchorage, AK) gave Stanford the lead for good on a bucket with 3:55 to play, and back-to-back baskets by Powell and sophomore C Chelsea Trotter extended the lead to 51-46 with 2:10 remaining ... The Golden Bears cut the deficit to three with 15 seconds to play, and had a chance to tie in the closing moments after a Stanford missed free throw, but the 3-point attempt bounced off the side of the rim as time expired.

* - Powell finished with her 25th career double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds in a season-high 39 minutes ... The 10 rebounds gave Powell 681 for her career, and moved her into sixth place on the all-time school list ahead of Anita Kaplan (672; 1991-95) ... Trotter and sophomore G Kelley Suminski added eight points apiece for Stanford.

* - Stanford now leads the all-time series with California 37-15, and has won four straight and 19 of the last 20.

TARA VANDERVEER FILE:

* - Now in her 24th season as a collegiate head coach ... Owns a career record of 566-158 (.782) ... 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 414-107 (.795) 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 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:

* - Junior G Katie Denny (Pacific Grove, CA) returned to action on Thursday vs. Oregon after missing five games because of a sore right knee.

* - Redshirt sophomore G Susan King (Richfield, MN) missed the Oregon game because of a broken toe (little toe on the left foot) ... She is questionable for Saturday's game.

* - Freshman F Eziamaka Okafor (Rolla, MO) tore her right ACL in July ... She is expected to redshirt the 2002-03 season.

MEDIA CORNER:

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

* - The Saturday, Feb. 22 game against UCLA has been announced as a 12:00 p.m. start by the Pacific-10 Conference ... The game will be televised live nationally by Fox Sports Net with Jim Watson and Mary Murphy calling 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/ or www.gostanford.com ... Lilla Toal and Scott Allen will call all the action for KZSU.

RANKING REVIEW:

* - Stanford is currently ranked sixth in the Associated Press Poll and seventh in the USA Today/ESPN/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll ... The Cardinal did not move in either poll this week after back-to-back wins over California.

* - Stanford is 4-1 against teams currently ranked in the top 25 ... The Cardinal owns victories over No. 5/5 Kansas State (63-57), No. 20/24 Washington (77-63), No. 21/24 Oklahoma (58-38) and No. 25/NR Arizona (82-74) ... The only loss against a ranked opponent came at No. 3/3 Tennessee (71-56).

* - 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.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME:

* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 323-76 (.810) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 (.938) mark last season and a 11-0 (1.000) record this year ... Saturday's game will be the Stanford women's basketball program's 400th game at Maples Pavilion.

* - 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 22 straight at Maples Pavilion dating back to Dec. 28, 2001, which is the second longest Division I home winning streak in the nation behind Connecticut ... 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 year at Maples Pavilion ... The subregional will be held on Saturday, March 22 and Monday, March 24, with the regional to follow 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.

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE NICOLE POWELL:

* - Junior F Nicole Powell, is on the 'watch list' for two national player of the year honors --- the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award ... Last season, Powell was a Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist, Kodak First-Team All-American and Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year.

* - She is averaging a near double-double of 17.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals after missing the first nine games with a bulging disc in her lower back ... She made her first two starts of the season last week against California after coming off the bench in the first eight ... She has scored in double figures in 10 of the 11 games, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds six times ... Powell has scored in double figures in 16 of her last 17 games, and 24 of her last 27, dating back to last season.

* - Powell has made two game-winning shots in Pac-10 play to lift the Cardinal to crucial road victories ... On Jan. 24 at UCLA, Powell drove the lane and made a six-footer with 2.3 seconds remaining to give the Cardinal an 80-78 victory ... The All-American also gave Stanford a dramatic 75-74 win at Oregon on Saturday, Jan. 11 by sinking both ends of a 1-and-1 with only 1.3 seconds left.

* - Powell has not played in enough games to figure into the national or conference overall statistical rankings ... But she has played in enough games to qualify for the Pac-10 stat leaders (conference games only), and ranks second in defensive rebounding (6.56 pg), third in free throw percentage (88.6; 39-of-44), fourth in total rebounding (9.0 pg), fourth in scoring (18.1 pg), tied for ninth in assists (3.33 pg), 10th in steals (1.89 pg) and 10th in offensive rebounding (2.44).

* - Powell owns an impressive 25 career double-doubles, including six in 11 games this year ... She also owns six career triple-doubles, and is the only player in Pac-10 history to have recorded more than one.

* - On Jan. 26 at USC, the junior had a season-high 34 points and 15 rebounds in 38 minutes ... The 34 points tied for the 13th highest single game total in school history, and gives Powell three of the top 18 single game scoring efforts in Stanford women's basketball history ... Powell had back-to-back double-doubles of 24 points and 14 rebounds against Washington State on Jan. 16 and 19 points and 12 rebounds vs. Washington on Jan. 18 ... She also had 19 points and 16 rebounds vs. Pepperdine on Jan. 5.

* - Powell ranks first in Stanford history and tied for eighth in Pac-10 history in rebounds per game (9.0), fourth in points per game (15.8), fourth in Stanford history and tied for sixth in Pac-10 history in free throw percentage (80.6; 253-of-314), sixth in rebounds (684), tied for ninth in assists (395) and 18th in points (1,198) ... She is just 11 assists shy of tying Kate Paye (406; 1991-95) for eighth place on the Stanford all-time list.

* - 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, 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 (Mountain View, CA), F Azella Perryman, G Kelley Suminski and C T'Nae Thiel.

* - Kimyacioglu is averaging 9.9 points, 2.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game ... She is shooting 42.6 (52-of-122) percent from 3-point range, and her career percentage of 42.5 (94-of-221) ranks fifth in Pac-10 history ... She is 27th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage, and has made 13 of her last 25 (52.0 percent) treys dating back to Jan. 24 ... She is also first in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game with 2.60 ... The 52 3-pointers made leaves her 16 short of breaking into the school single season top 10 and 29 short of the school record ... She has made at least one 3-pointer in 19 of the 20 games this year (she did not make one last Saturday at Cal), and has drained three or more nine times ... Last Wednesday against California, she had 14 points (4-of-5 from 3-point range), five assists and three rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench (her first non-start of the season) ... She had 15 points on Jan. 24 at UCLA, including a career-high tying five 3-pointers in nine attempts ... 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 10.5 points and 7.9 rebounds ... She is third in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (5.50 pg), fourth in total rebounding, seventh in field goal percentage (51.3; 79-of-154), eighth in free throw percentage (78.1; 50-of-64) and 20th in scoring (10.5 pg) ... She has already easily surpassed her scoring output from her entire freshman campaign (2002-03: 210 points; 2001-02: 121 points) ... She has scored in double figures 11 times, including 14 points in 28 minutes on Thursday night vs. Oregon, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds four times ... Perryman has four double-doubles this season, including back-to-back double-doubles against then-No. 21/21 Arizona on Dec. 30 (10 points, 12 rebounds) and then-No. 19/19 Oklahoma on Jan. 3 (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 11.2 points, 3.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds ... She is fourth in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (82.1; 69-of-84), tied for seventh in 3-pointers per game (1.50) eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.21), eighth in assists, eighth in 3-point percentage (38.0; 30-of-79), and 16th in scoring ... She has made 49 of her last 53 free throw attempts (92.5 percent) dating back to Dec. 21, and her career percentage stands at 85.0 (142-of-167) ... She has scored in double figures 11 times, including a career-high 25 points and seven assists vs. Arizona State on Dec. 27 ... 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 home wins over Arizona State and Arizona ...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 ... She also had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists on Dec. 14 at Pacific ... Suminski had 15 points and three rebounds in Thursday's win over Oregon.

* - Thiel is averaging 8.4 points and 6.7 rebounds ... She ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (4.50 pg), seventh in total rebounding, ninth in blocked shots (0.65 pg) and 10th in field goal percentage (49.0; 70-of-143) ... Thiel has scored in double figures nine times, including a 10-point effort vs. Oregon on Thursday, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds on four occasions ... Thiel had 13 points, four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes of action against California last Wednesday ... She recorded her fourth career double-double, and third of the season, with 10 points and 10 rebounds (six offensive) on Jan. 18 vs. Washington ... Thiel had a season-high 18 points and eight rebounds on Jan. 11 at Oregon ... She had 10 points and a career-high 15 rebounds on Dec. 21 at Boston University.

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 7.1 points, 1.6 assists and 1.5 rebounds ... King missed Thursday's game with a broken toe (little toe on the left foot), and is questionable for Saturday's contest ... In Pac-10 play, she ranks tied for fifth in the conference in 3-point percentage (40.0; 12-of-30) ... King is also shooting an impressive 82.8 (24-of-29) percent from the foul line this year ... She had a season-high 17 points, including a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point range, on Dec. 29 vs. then-No. 21/21 Arizona ... She has scored in double figures five times this season, including 12 points vs. then-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 now a member of the Utah Jazz.

* - Trotter is averaging 9.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists ... She ranks sixth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (54.8; 68-of-124), seventh in defensive rebounding (4.25 pg), 10th in free throw percentage (76.3; 58-of-76), 10th in blocked shots (0.55 pg) and 15th in total rebounding ... Trotter is shooting an impressive 59.4 (41-of-69) percent from the floor in Pac-10 play ... She has scored in double figures 12 times, including four of the last six and seven of the last 10 ... She has averaged 12.3 points over the last 10 games to raise her season scoring average from 7.2 to 9.8 ... Trotter tied a career-high with 17 points last Wednesday vs. California, and also had 17 points, nine rebounds and three assists on Jan. 24 at UCLA ... She had a career-high tying 17 points at Oregon State on Jan. 9 and 16 points and eight rebounds at Oregon on Jan. 11 ... She also pulled down a career-best 15 rebounds on Dec. 14 at Pacific.

* - 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 on Thursday, Dec. 26.

* - McGee has appeared in seven games, and has 19 rebounds, four points, four blocked shots, two steals and an assist in a total of 56 minutes ... She had career-highs of two points and five rebounds in seven minutes off the bench on Thursday night vs. Oregon.

* - 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.

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