Basketball Hosts Sun Devils And No. 24 Wildcats This Week

Feb. 13, 2003

Complete Release in PDF Format
Download Free Acrobat Reader

This Week
Friday, Feb. 14, vs. Arizona State
7 p.m. - Sports Arena
Listen on the L.A. airwaves on 1540 The Ticket (KMPC-AM)
Listen and follow live stats on the internet at www.usctrojans.com

Sunday, Feb. 16, vs. Arizona
2 p.m. - Sports Arena
Listen and follow live stats on the internet at www.usctrojans.com

The Facts
The USC women's basketball team (11-12, 6-6 Pac-10) -- winners of the last five of six games -- looks to continue its recent surge through the Pac-10 this week as it hosts Arizona State (14-8, 6-7 Pac-10) and No. 24 Arizona (16-6, 9-4 Pac-10). The Women of Troy face the Sun Devils on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Sports Arena. The game can be heard on the Los Angeles airwaves on 1540 The Ticket (KMPC-AM) or on the internet at www.usctrojans.com. On Sunday, Feb. 16, USC and 24th-ranked Arizona tip-off at 2 p.m. at the Sports Arena. The game can be heard live at www.usctrojans.com. USC is coming off a 72-68 victory over crosstown rival UCLA on Feb. 8.

All USC home games (and select road games) can be heard live via the internet at www.usctrojans.com. To find the USC audio broadcast go to the 'Multimedia' link at the top of the homepage. You can also follow the select games with Live Stats by going to the women's basketball schedule page.

Second-Half Surge
After starting the 2003 Pac-10 schedule with a 1-5 record, the Women of Troy are making a run in the second-half of the season. USC has won its last five-of-six conference game, with its only loss coming at Washington on Jan. 30. The Trojans are now back to .500 in the Pac-10, jumped to fifth place in the conference standings and play four of their final six games at home.

Making The Most With The Least
Every week the Women of Troy roster keeps getting thinner, but the team somehow keeps getting better. After starting 2003 with an already thin lineup, USC is down to seven scholarship players and two walk-ons for the next two weeks (until guard Aisha Hollans returns from an mcl injury).

Hoffman Enters National Charts
Ebony Hoffman entered the national charts this week, ranking 30th in rebounds per game with a 10.0 average. Arizona's Shawntice Polk ranks 12th among NCAA leaders with 11.0 rebounds per game.

Catch Women of Troy Over L.A. Airwaves!
USC's flagship station 1540 The Ticket (KMPC-AM) will air this week's matchup against Arizona State. Play-by-play announcer Peter Arbogast and color commentator, and Women of Troy alum, Carmen Krause (USC '01) will call the action.

Hoffman Averaging Double-Double For First Time AT USC
Thanks to a 20-rebound performance against UCLA on Feb. 8, forward/center Ebony Hoffman is now averaging a career-best 10.0 rebounds per game, to go along with a team-leading 16.0 points per outing. This is the first time Hoffman has hit the double-double mark at USC.

Game Notables
The 4,354 fans in attendance on Feb. 8 against UCLA, marked USC's largest crowd since 1986 and the 16th-largest crowd ever *** USC handed Washington State its worst home loss ever when it beat the Cougars 89-36 on Feb. 1 *** The Women of Troy also held their largest halftime lead of the season with a 48-17 advantage at the break and posted their great margin of victory this season in the 89-36 win over the Cougars *** The wins over Cal (Jan. 24) and Stanford (Jan. 26) gave the Women of Troy their first Pac-10 sweep of the season *** The victories marked USC's second and third straight - the first consecutive wins since starting the season 2-0 *** The win over Stanford (Jan. 26) snapped the Cardinal's 28-game Pac-10 win streak and its 10-game active win streak this season *** USC's win over Stanford was its first in Los Angeles since the 1994 season (the Trojans had lost 17 of the previous 18 meetings with the Cardinal... its only win was a victory at Maples Pavilion in 2001 *** USC's win over Stanford was only its second victory over a ranked opponent this season (first was over then-No. 19 Colorado State in November).

Hollans Out For Four Weeks
On Jan. 28, an MRI revealed that guard Aisha Hollans suffered a partial tear to the medial cruciate ligament in her right knee against California on Jan. 24. The injury does not require surgery, but will keep Hollans sidelined for the next three-to-six weeks of the season.

Cheeks Out For Remainder Of Season
Junior guard Jessica Cheeks will sit out the remainder of the 2003 season to concentrate on priorities, announced head coach Chris Gobrecht on Feb. 8. She is expected to rejoin the team for the 2003-04 season. Cheeks was averaging 34.3 minutes, 8.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game this season.

Hoffman Continues Double-Digit Trend
Ebony Hoffman has collected 10 double-doubles this season and 26 in her career. This season Hoffman has posted double figures in points in 22-of-23 games and double figures in rebounding in 10 games.

Against Ranked Opponents
No. 24 Arizona will be the Women of Troy's 10th game against a ranked opponent this season. Among the 10, five opponents have been ranked in the top 10 at game time. The Trojans are 2-7 against these teams with wins over No. 25 Colorado State, 59-58, on Nov. 17 and No. 5 Stanford, 75-72, on Jan. 26.

Narrow Losses
Five of USC's six Pac-10 losses this season have come by eight points or less, including two-point losses to Oregon State (Dec. 27) and Washington (Jan. 5), and a three-point loss to then-No. 22 Arizona (Jan. 16).

Game Recap: USC def. UCLA, 72-68
With a career-high double-double performance from Ebony Hoffman, USC out-hustled UCLA for a 72-68 victory on Feb. 8. USC had only nine players suited for the game, but it did not matter as the Women of Troy outrebounded the Bruins, 46-to-36. USC shot 50.0 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from three-point range. The start was slow for the Women of Troy, who found themselves down 10-2 within the first four minutes of the game. But when the shots started to fall, the Trojans climbed back into it and knotted the score 22-22 with 6:25 remaining. Thanks to the efforts of Meghan Gnekow, who scored 13 of her 15 points in the first half, USC embarked on an 11-4 run to enter halftime ahead 33-26. The Bruins returned from the break and used a 7-0 run of their own to tie the game at 33-33 in the first three minutes of the second half. It was a back-and-forth battle as USC and UCLA alternated with the lead until the six-minute mark. The Women of Troy outscored the Bruins 10-2 over the next three minutes to take a seven-point lead with 3:11 left on the clock. UCLA managed to come within two points, twice, in the remaining minutes, but this time was unable to catch-up. Thanks to two final free throws by Tiffany Hicks, USC sealed the 72-68 victory.

Arizona State Connections
Arizona State Head Coach Charli Turner Thorne served as a graduate assistant for two years at Washington (1988-90) under Chris Gobrecht. 'The Washington staff was wonderful to work with,' states Turner Thorne in the 2003 ASU media guide. 'It was their influence that helped me truly believe in a unique style of pressure defense.' *** Arizona State has three California players on its roster.

Arizona Connections
Arizona forward Robin Roberson and USC's Aisha Hollans both attended Berkeley (Calif.) High. Roberson graduated in 2001, while Hollans finished the year before, but both played on Berkeley High's 2000 squad which advanced to the CIF California Division I finals. *** Arizona guard Aimee Grzyb is a former prep teammate of USC's Rometra Craig. The two players both graduated from Archbishop Mitty High (San Jose, Calif.) in 2000. *** The Wildcats have eight California players on their roster.

Player News N' Notes
* With 21 points and a career-high 20 rebounds against UCLA on Feb. 8, Ebony Hoffman became the first player since Lisa Leslie to reach a 20-point, 20-rebound double-double at USC.
* Rometra Craig hit a career-high four three-pointers against UCLA (Feb. 8).
* Erin Young had a career-high seven rebounds and four assists against Washington St. (Feb. 1).
* Ebony Hoffman tied her career high with 27 points against Washington (Jan. 30).
* Jessica Cheeks tied her career high with eight assists against Washington State (Feb. 1).
* Rometra Craig was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Jan. 27.
* Aisha Hollans shot a career-high 85.7 percent against Cal (Jan. 24).
* Rachel Woodward set a new career high with 13 rebounds and Ebony Hoffman tied a career high with four blocks against Arizona State (Jan. 18).
* Jessica Cheeks tied her career high with eight assists against Arizona (Jan. 16).
* Jessica Cheeks tied her career high with eight assists against Washington (Jan. 5).
* Rometra Craig and Meghan Gnekow both recorded career-high scoring efforts against WSU (Jan. 3) with 23 and 17 points, respectively. Craig also had a career-high seven steals.
* Jessica Cheeks made a career-high three three-pointers and shot a career-high 50.0 percent (3-6) from three-point range against Oregon (Dec. 29).
* Ebony Hoffman hit a career-high 9-of-9 (1.000) free throws at Colorado (Dec. 21).
* Kim Gipson posted a career high three assists against Colorado (Dec. 21).
* Aisha Hollans collected a career high 15 rebounds and tied a career high with five assists against SMU (Dec. 19).
* Ebony Hoffman matched her career high with four blocks against Pepperdine (Dec. 4).
* Rachel Woodward scored a career high 22 points against Notre Dame (Nov. 29).
* Ebony Hoffman posted a career high seven steals in win over New Mexico (Nov. 23).

Team News N' Notes
Washington's 12 three-pointers against the Women of Troy on Jan. 30 were the second-most ever by a USC opponent *** Against Stanford (Jan. 26), USC shot a season-best 61 percent (20-33) in the first half and its 49 points were the most the Trojans had scored in a half this season and the most allowed by Stanford *** Six players finished in double-figure scoring against Cal (Jan. 24) marking the most for the Women of Troy this season *** The last time USC was swept in the conference opener was in 1996 when the Trojans fell to both Washington and Washington State to open Pac-10 play *** The last four meetings between USC and Oregon State, including the Trojans' 63-61 loss on Dec. 27, have been decided by a total of four points *** Before beating No. 19 Colorado State in the first week of the season, the last time the Women of Troy beat a ranked opponent was on Jan. 19, 2002 when they defeated No. 23 Arizona State.

USC Boasts Nation's Second-Toughest Schedule
The Women of Troy accepted the nation's No. 2 toughest challenge this season, according to the WBCA and its preseason nonconference strength of schedule rating. Overall, the Trojans ranked No. 17 in strength of schedule. The 2003 schedule featured Notre Dame (Nov. 29) and New Mexico (Nov. 23) at the Sports Arena and Tennessee (Dec. 14), who boasts the No. 1-rated toughest schedule, at the Forum, road games against Pepperdine (Dec. 4), SMU (Dec. 18), Colorado (Dec. 21) and UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 9), and a Dec. 8 match-up at defending national champion Connecticut in Hartford, Conn.

Head Coach Chris Gobrecht
Chris Gobrecht is in her sixth season at the helm of the USC women's basketball program. Replacing former head coach Fred Williams on May 8, 1997, Gobrecht returned to her alma mater to help guide the Women of Troy back to national prominence. Throughout 24 years of head coaching experience, Gobrecht has amassed a 407-293 (.581) career record with her programs at Cal State Fullerton (six years), Washington (11), Florida State (one) and USC. During her 11-year tenure at Washington, she was twice named Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1987 and 1988). Gobrecht remains the second-winningest coach in conference history with a 176-105 (.626) mark and she ranks among the top 50 active Division I coaches with 407 career victories.

Opponent Notes

Arizona State (14-8, 6-7 Pac-10) -- The Sun Devils are currently in sixth place in the conference race. The team owns a two-game win streak after defeating Washington State, 70-52, and upsetting No. 20 Washington, 62-56, last week at home. Arizona State was swept at home by the L.A. schools in the first meeting of the season. Guard Jill Noe leads the team with 14.1 points per game, while forward Amy Denson averages a team-best 6.2 rebounds per outing. Specializing in man defense (just like the Trojans), Arizona State leads the conference in three-point field goal percentage defense (28.2) and rebounding offense (15.77 orpg).

USC-Arizona State Series Record -- The ASU-USC series has been the most successful for the Women of Troy in conference history, but the Sun Devils have won five of the last eight meetings. With a 42-8 overall series record in Troy's favor, Saturday's game will mark the 50th meeting between these two squads. USC is 18-5 all-time at ASU's Wells Fargo Arena. Last season, the Women of Troy upset a ranked ASU squad at home, 68-49, but fell to the Sun Devils on the road, 67-60.

Team Comparisons
Team Ppg Margin FG% 3-FG% FT% Rpg Apg TOpg Spg Bpg

USC 67.1 +0.5 41.3 25.4 68.8 37.8 15.0 21.0 11.3 2.8
Arizona State 66.6 +4.7 40.4 33.1 69.1 37.9 15.6 19.3 10.7 3.1

Arizona State Probable Starters
No. Name Pos. Ht. ppg rpg apg spg

32 Amy Denson F 6-1 10.5 6.2 0.7 1.0
54 Kristen Kovesdy F 6-3 10.6 6.1 1.2 1.2
22 Jill Noe G 5-10 14.1 5.9 3.1 2.2
30 Carrie Buckner G 5-9 7.7 5.6 1.3 2.2
10 Kylan Loney G 5-7 8.7 1.3 3.3 1.1

No. 24 Arizona (16-6, 9-4 Pac-10) -- The 24th-ranked Arizona Wildcats are riding a three-game win streak as they come to Los Angeles. Last week, Arizona upset Washington, 79-66, and defeated Washington State, 80-50. The team has only dropped four Pac-10 games this season, including an overtime loss to Oregon State and an upset by rival Arizona State (the other two were to Stanford and Washington). Thanks to the efforts of center Shawntice Polk, one of the best freshmen in the conference, Arizona is currently tied for second place in the Pac-10 and leads the league in field goal percentage (49.0) and assists (18.95). Polk, last week's Pac-10 Player of the Week, averages a team-best 17.9 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. She leads the conference in rebounding and field goal percentage (62.6), and ranks second in scoring.

USC-Arizona Series Record -- Sunday's game will be the 50th meeting between the Women of Troy and Wildcats. USC owns a 36-13 series advantage, which originally began with a 21-game Trojan win streak. Arizona broke the streak with a 94-84 win in 1988-89. The Wildcats have found success in the last eight seasons. Since 1996, Arizona has defeated the Women of Troy in 11 of the last 15 games. USC is 20-5 all-time at home. The Trojans fell to the Wildcats, 79-76, in the first meeting of 2003 in Tucson.

Team Comparisons
Team Ppg Margin FG% 3-FG% FT% Rpg Apg TOpg Spg Bpg

USC 67.1 +0.5 41.3 25.4 68.8 37.8 15.0 21.0 11.3 2.8
Arizona 76.0 +10.5 49.0 35.1 61.4 39.9 19.0 18.5 8.0 3.4

Arizona Probable Starters
No. Name Pos. Ht. ppg rpg apg spg

35 Krista Warren F/G 6-2 11.9 7.0 2.1 1.0
00 Shawntice Polk C 6-5 17.9 11.0 2.8 1.4
11 Dee-Dee Wheeler G 5-6 16.3 4.7 2.8 1.8
13 Aimee Grzyb G 5-7 12.2 2.0 4.1 1.0
20 Julie Brase G 5-10 6.7 3.2 4.5 0.8

Player Profiles

#3 Rometra Craig (Guard * Junior TR)
Rometra Craig is in her first season with the Women of Troy on Dec. 19, 2002... Transferred from Duke midway through the 2001-02 season and had to sit-out a complete year to become eligible... Became eligible to join the team on Dec. 19... A talented guard who brings additional speed and aggressiveness to USC's backcourt... An All-American caliber player.
This Season:
at SMU (12/19): Made her USC debut against the Mustangs off the bench, 18 points (7-11), 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals... at Colorado (12/21): 19 points (7-15), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... at OSU (12/27): made her first start at USC, 13 points (5-14), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, 14 points (6-13), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals... vs. WSU (1/3): started, career-high 23 points (10-16), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 7 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 13 points (4-13), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 9 points (4-11), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals... at UCLA (1/12): started, 9 points (4-13), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Arizona (1/16): started, 17 points (7-15), 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... at ASU (1/18): started, 8 points (4-12), 2 rebounds, 3 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): started, 14 points (6-15), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): started19 points (6-14), 5 rebounds, 5 assist, 1 steal... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Jan. 27)... at Wash (1/30): started, 14 points (6-18), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at WSU (2/1): started, 19 points (8-14), 5 rebounds, 4 steals... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, 18 points (7-17), including career-high 4 three-pointers, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal...

#4 Reva Evero (Forward * Freshman)
Reva Evero is in her first season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on.
This Season:

Added to the roster on Nov. 22... vs. New Mexico (11/23): DNP... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): DNP... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): DNP... at UConn (12/8): DNP... vs. Tenn (12/14): DNP... at SMU (12/19): DNP... at Colorado (12/21): DNP... at OSU (12/27): did not travel... at Oregon (12/29): did not travel... vs. WSU (1/3): played 1 minute... vs. Wash (1/5): DNP... at UCSB (1/9): did not travel... at UCLA (1/12): DNP... at Arizona (1/16): did not travel... at ASU (1/18): did not travel... vs. Cal (1/24): played 1 minute, 1 rebound... vs. Stanford (1/26): DNP... at Wash (1/30): did not travel... at WSU (2/1): did not travel... vs. UCLA (2/8): DNP...

#5 Meghan Gnekow (Guard * Freshman)
Meghan Gnekow is in her first season at USC after starring at Santa Ynez (Calif.) County Union High... A guard with the potential of playing at the 2 or 3 spots... Expected to help the team because of her perimeter shooting... An athletic player who can handle the ball and make things happen.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): 4 points (1-5), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSU (11/15): 4 points (2-6), 4 rebounds... vs. KSU (11/20): 12 points (5-12), 4 rebounds, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 5 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 6 points (2-3), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks... at UConn (12/8): 3 points (0-8), 6 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Tenn (12/14): DNP...8 points (3-5), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at SMU (12/19): 9 points (3-4), 1 rebound... at Colorado (12/21): 1 assist... at OSU (12/27): 2 rebounds... at Oregon (12/29): 2 points (1-5), 3 rebounds... vs. WSU (1/3): career-high 17 points (5-7), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): 3 points (1-3), 5 rebounds... at UCSB (1/9): 6 points (3-10), 3 rebounds, 2 assists... at UCLA (1/12): 8 points (3-5), 1 assist... at Arizona (1/16): 4 points (2-7), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at ASU (1/18): 2 points (1-5), 1 rebound, 2 blocks... vs. Cal (1/24): 10 points (4-8), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): 12 points (5-19), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block... at Wash (1/30): 6 points (3-9), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at WSU (2/1): career-high 17 points (7-13), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks... vs. UCLA (2/8): 15 points (7-10), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal...

#10 Jessica Cheeks (Guard * Junior)
Jessica Cheeks is in her third season with the Women of Troy... Was moved to the point guard position as a freshman... Is a great asset to the team because of her size and agility in the backcourt... An all-around athlete with great instincts for the game... A returning starter.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): started (at two guard), 13 points (6-13), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 11 points (5-11), 7 rebounds, 7 assists... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 7 points (1-9), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 15 points (7-10), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 10 points (4-8), 2 rebounds, 3 assists... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 14 points (6-11) - including game-winner - 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, 3 points (1-7), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 6 points (3-14), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): started, 4 points (2-5), 1 rebound, 3 assists, 2 steals... at Colorado (12/21): started, 8 points (3-7), 3 rebounds, 3 assists... at OSU (12/27): 7 points (2-8), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, 13 points (5-14), career-high 3, 3-pointers, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 4 points (2-6), 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 8 points (4-14), 6 rebounds, tied a career-high with 8 assists, 3 steals... at UCSB (1/9): started, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, 9 points (4-8), 4 rebounds, 2 assists... at Arizona (1/16): started, 2 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, tied career high with 8 assists... at ASU (1/18): started, 14 points (5-8), 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): started, 10 points (3-6), 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): started, 15 points (4-6) 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals... at Wash (1/30): started, 9 points (4-7), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at WSU (2/1): started, 11 points (5-7), 3 rebounds, tied career high with 8 assists, 4 steals... Will sit out the remainder of the 2003 season to concentrate ion priorities, announced head coach Chris Gobrecht on Feb. 8. She is expected to rejoin the team for the 2003-04 season.

#20 Alessandra Albrizzio (Guard * RS Freshman)
Alessandra Albrizzio is in her first season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): DNP... vs. CSU (11/15): DNP... vs. KSU (11/20): DNP... vs. New Mexico (11/23): DNP... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): DNP... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): DNP... at UConn (12/8): DNP... vs. Tenn (12/14): made first collegiate appearance, played one minute... at SMU (12/19): did not travel... at Colorado (12/21): did not travel... at OSU (12/27): DNP... at Oregon (12/29): DNP... vs. WSU (1/3): played 1 minute... vs. Wash (1/5): DNP... at UCSB (1/9): DNP... at UCLA (1/12): DNP... at Arizona (1/16): DNP... at ASU (1/18): DNP... vs. Cal (1/24): played 1 minute, 1 steal... vs. Stanford (1/26): DNP... at Wash (1/30): DNP... at WSU (2/1): played 2 minutes... vs. UCLA (2/8): DNP...

#21 Erin Young (Forward * Senior)
Erin Young is in her senior year with the Women of Troy at forward... After joining the team as a freshman walk-on guard, she earned a scholarship for her final three seasons... Her shooting abilities are crucial to the team.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started (only 2nd career start), 4 points (1-4), tied career high with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block (first of career)... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 6 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 6 points (3-7), 2 rebounds... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 5 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 1 rebound... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 2 rebounds... at UConn (12/8): started, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 2 points (1-1), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at SMU (12/19): started, 2 points (1-1), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at Colorado (12/21): 8 points (4-5), 2 rebounds, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): 2 points (1-4), 2 rebounds... at Oregon (12/29): started, played 18 minutes... vs. WSU (1/3): 2 points (1-3), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): 2 points (1-1)... at UCSB (1/9): played 3 minutes... at UCLA (1/12): DNP... at Arizona (1/16): played 3 minutes... at ASU (1/18): 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. Cal (1/24):3 points (1-1)... vs. Stanford (1/26): started, 3 points (1-1), tied career-high with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block ... at Wash (1/30): started, 6 points (3-4), 1 rebound... at WSU (2/1): started, 4 points (2-3), career-high 7 rebounds, career-high 4 assists, 1 block... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, 4 points (2-3), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal...

#23 Aisha Hollans (Guard * Junior)
Aisha Hollans is in her third season with the Women of Troy... One of the most gifted guards in the conference and a crucial player to have on the court at all times... Named to the 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team... A 2003 ALL-AMERICAN candidate.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): DNP (academic suspension)... vs. CSU (11/15): 8 points (4-16), 4 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. KSU (11/20): 11 points (4-17), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 6 points (3-9), 3 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 9 points (3-9), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 17 points (5-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist... at UConn (12/8): started, 11 points (4-16), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 6 points (3-11), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): 14 points (7-13), career high 15 rebounds, tied a career high 5 assists, 1 steal... at Colorado (12/21): started, 9 points (4-15), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): started, 20 points (9-19), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, double-double with 13 points (6-15), 10 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 13 points (5-8), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 15 points (5-10), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals... at UCSB (1/9): started, 14 points (6-11), 4 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, double-double with 17 points (6-11), 10 rebounds... at Arizona (1/16): started, double-double with 21 points (7-13), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at ASU (1/18): started, 12 points (6-14), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): started, 13 points (6-7, career-high 85.7 percent), 4 rebounds, 1 steal, left the game at the start of the second half after twisting her right knee... vs. Stanford (1/26): DNP... Jan. 28: Diagnosed with torn MCL, will miss four weeks of season...

#24 Tiffany Hicks (Guard * Junior TR)
A transfer from Iowa Western Community College, Tiffany Hicks is in her first season at USC... She has two years of eligibility available with the Women of Troy... A classic point guard who will be relied upon heavily this season... A very responsible player who will defend.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started, 9 points (4-10), 2 rebounds3 assists.. vs. CSU (11/15): started, 3 points (1-3), 5 assists, 3 steals... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 2 points (1-4), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 4 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 2 rebounds, 8 assists... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 2 points (1-5), 2 assists, 1 steal... at UConn (12/8): 1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Tenn (12/14): 3 points (1-4), 2 assists, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): started, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals... at Colorado (12/21): 2 points (1-3), 1 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at OSU (12/27): 1 point (0-2), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Oregon (12/29): 1 rebound, 4 assists... vs. WSU (1/3): 2 points (1-3), 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Wash (1/5): 2 rebounds... at UCSB (1/9): 1 point (0-0), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): 1 assist, 2 steals... at Arizona (1/16): 2 points (1-1), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... at ASU (1/18): 1 rebound... vs. Cal (1/24): 1 point... vs. Stanford (1/26): 4 points (2-3), 1 assist... vs. UCLA (2/8): 3 points (0-0), 4 assists, 1 steal...

#32 Ebony Hoffman (Forward * Junior)
Ebony Hoffman is in her third season with the Women of Troy... One of the most dominating post players in the conference who had outstanding freshman and sophomore campaigns... Named to the 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team... Competed with the 2002 USA Basketball World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Team this summer... A 2003 ALL-AMERICAN candidate.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started, double-double with 14 points (5-11) and career-high 18 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 5 points (1-5), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 10 points (4-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 18 points (6-11), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 7 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 10 points (4-11), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, double-double with 20 points (7-11) and 15 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 4 blocks, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, double-double with 22 points (6-17) and 14 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 10 points (3-9), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, suffered mild concussion... at SMU (12/19): started, double-double with 11 points (3-5) and 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals... at Colorado (12/21):started, double-double with 23 points (6-10) and 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): started, 13 points (4-8), 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at Oregon (12/29): started, 25 points (23 in the 2nd half), 7 rebounds, 4 steals... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 19 points (8-14), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, double-double with 21 points (7-15), 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 17 points (8-15), 7 rebounds, 2 steals... at UCLA (1/12): started, double-double with 10 points (3-11), 16 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Arizona (1/16): started, double-double with 21 points (6-15), 10 rebounds, 2 steals... at ASU (1/18): started, 16 points (4-11), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, tied a career high with 4 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): started, double-double with 13 points (6-11), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 4 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): started, 10 points (4-14), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal... at Wash (1/30): started, tied career high with 27 points (11-19), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... at WSU (2/1): started, 11 points (3-7), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, double-double with 21 points (8-17) and career-high 20 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 ablocks, 1 steal...With her performance against UCLA, she becomes the first player since Lisa Leslie to reach a 20-point, 20-rebound double-double at USC...

#33 Rachel Woodward (Forward * Sophomore)
Rachel Woodward is in her second season with the Women of Troy... A talented passer who runs the floor well... She can catch, pass and finish on the move... Works well in transition and possesses strong rebounding skills... Brings great size to the forward position... Named to the 2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team... A returning starter.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started, 15 points (5-15), 4 rebounds, 3 assists2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 20 points (9-13) including game-winning three-pointer, 8 rebounds, 1 block... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 13 points (4-9), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 11 points (3-11), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, career high 22 points (10-19), 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 3 points (1-4), 2 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 2 points (1-7), 2 rebounds... at SMU (12/19): started, 18 points (9-18), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1block, 3 steals... at Colorado (12/21): started, 13 points (4-6), 4 rebounds... at OSU (12/27): started, 5 points (1-5), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... at Oregon (12/29): 4 points (2-9), 2 rebounds off the bench... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 9 points (2-8), 4 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Wash (1/5): started, double-double with 14 points (5-10), 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 6 points (3-9), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, 11 points (5-10), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at Arizona (1/16): started, 6 points (3-6), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at ASU (1/18): started, 6 points (3-5), career high 13 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. Cal (1/24): started, 19 points (9-13), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): started, 2 points (1-8), 1 steal... at Wash (1/30): started, 6 points (2-6), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... at WSU (2/1): started, 13 points (6-11), 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, 11 points (5-10), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal...

#44 Kim Gipson (Center * Sophomore)
Kim Gipson is in her second season with the Women of Troy... A terrific, big-time physical player who has continued to excel as her skills and understanding of the game have improved... An exceptional, bright athlete whose natural skills will bring her much success.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): 4 points (2-2), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. CSU (11/15): 2 points (1-3), 3 rebounds... vs. KSU (11/20): 3 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 1 rebound, 1 assist... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 6 points (3-4), 1 rebound, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 2 points (1-5), 3 rebounds, 1 steal... at UConn (12/8): 4 points (1-1), 3 rebounds... vs. Tenn (12/14): 2 points (1-4), 1 rebound... at SMU (12/19): 4 points (1-3), 3 rebounds... at Colorado (12/21): started, 4 points (2-4), 4 rebounds, career high 3 assists, 1 steal... at OSU (12/27): started, 1 assist... at Oregon (12/29): 2 points (1-3), 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. WSU (1/3): 3 points (1-3), 2 rebounds... vs. Wash (1/5): 5 points (2-4), 2 rebounds, 2 assists... at UCSB (1/9): 4 points (2-5), 7 rebounds... at UCLA (1/12):1 rebound, 1 assist... at Arizona (1/16): 3 points (1-3), 1 rebound, 1 assist... at ASU (1/18): 2 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): played 4 minutes... vs. Stanford (1/26): 10 points (career-high 5-5), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at Wash (1/30): 8 points (3-5), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals... at WSU (2/1): 8 points (1-5), 8 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block...

Categories:
Now on Pac-12 Network
8:30 AM PT

Airing on:

  • Pac-12 Network
Get Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks Channel Finder
Close