Stanford To Visit WSU

Feb. 14, 2003

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STANFORD AIMS FOR WIN NUMBER 20: Stanford University shoots for its 20th victory of the season on Saturday when it travels to Washington State (1-21 overall, 1-13 Pac-10) for a Saturday matinee at Friel Court ... The No. 6/6 Cardinal, which is 19-3 overall and 11-2 in the Pac-10 after a loss at Washington on Thursday night, is shooting for its 14th 20-win season in the last 16 years ... The Cardinal has won 25 games or more 11 times in this stretch, and has won 30 or more five times ... Stanford has also won 32 of its last 34 conference games dating back to March of 2001 ... The Cardinal currently leads the Pac-10 by 1.5 games over Washington (18-5, 10-4) and two games over No. 23/24 Arizona (16-6, 9-4) ... The Cardinal returns home next week to conclude its 2002-03 regular season home slate vs. USC (11-12, 6-6) and UCLA (12-8, 7-5).

STANFORD VS. WASHINGTON STATE:

* - Stanford is a perfect 35-0 against Washington State in a series that dates back to Feb. 1, 1983 ... The Cardinal is 16-0 against the Cougars in Pullman ... Twenty-nine of the 35 victories have been by 10 points or more.

* - In the first meeting this season, junior F Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ) had 24 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and four steals in 27 minutes to lead Stanford to an 85-56 win over Washington State on Thursday, Jan. 16 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 ... All five Stanford starters played just 23 minutes or less, and 11 different players saw at least 10 minutes of action.

* - 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 schools in Pullman (Jan. 17, 2002), Cori Enghusen had a career-high 24 points in just 24 minutes to lead the Cardinal to a 104-57 victory ... Stanford shot 61.8 (42-of-68) percent from the floor compared to 36.4 (24-of-66) percent for the Cougars ... None of Stanford's starters played more than 17 minutes in that contest.

* - Washington State is 1-21 overall (1-10 at home) and 1-13 in the Pac-10 (1-7 at home) ... The Cougars defeated California 67-64 on Thursday in Pullman to pick up their first win of the season ... Last weekend, the Cougars suffered road losses at Arizona State (70-52, Thursday) and Arizona (80-50, Saturday) ... Junior F Bianca McCall, who had 20 points, eight rebounds and five assists on Thursday vs. California, leads the Cougars with 13.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

WASHINGTON WRAP-UP:

* - Despite 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists from junior All-American Nicole Powell, Stanford fell at Washington (18-5 overall, 10-4 Pac-10) 92-68 on Thursday night at Bank of America Arena ... It was Stanford's most lopsided loss since a 90-60 defeat at Purdue on Dec. 19, 2000.

* - Redshirt sophomore C Chelsea Trotter (San Dimas, CA) added 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes, while sophomore G Kelley Suminski (Chester, NJ) chipped in 14 points.

* - The Huskies shot 54.7 (35-of-64) percent from the floor and 50.0 (13-of-26) percent from 3-point range ... Stanford shot 26.3 (5-of-19) percent from behind the arc.

* - Washington led 49-38 at the half after making 8 of its 14 3-point attempts in the opening 20 minutes (57.1 percent) ... The Huskies put the game away with a 9-0 second half run that gave them a 77-54 lead with 6:07 remaining.

* - Stanford now leads the series with the Huskies 25-13, and has won five of the last seven ... The Cardinal is 9-8 against the Huskies in Seattle.

STANFORD VS. OREGON STATE:

* - Nicole Powell had a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Stanford to an easy 72-48 win over Oregon State (12-10, 6-7) last Saturday afternoon at Maples Pavilion ... The double-double was the 26th of Powell's illustrious career ... The win was the Cardinal's 23rd straight at Maples Pavilion dating back to Dec. 28, 2001.

* - Stanford took a 35-22 halftime advantage after out-scoring the Beavers 15-6 over the final 9:02 of the opening half ... Powell had 16 points and six rebounds in the first half alone, and Stanford shot an impressive 52.2 (12-of-23) percent from the field in the first 20 minutes ... Stanford, which is 17-0 when it leads at halftime this season, opened the second half with an 11-4 run to take a commanding 46-26 lead with 14:56 to play ... Oregon State could get no closer than 16 points (50-34, 11:10 remaining) the rest of the way.

* - Stanford forced Oregon State into 30 turnovers, and held the Beavers to just 36.2 (17-of-47) percent shooting from the floor ... Stanford has now held visiting teams to 40 percent shooting or less in the last seven games at Maples Pavilion.

* - Sophomore G Kelley Suminski added 20 points, five assists and a career-high four steals for the Cardinal, while sophomore G Sebnem Kimyacioglu (Mountain View, CA) had 11 points, including three 3-pointers ... Suminski, who had 15 points vs. Oregon last Saturday, recorded back-to-back double figure games for the first time since Jan. 3 and 5 ... The Cardinal was an impressive 20-of-23 from the foul line (87.0 percent), and entered the week leading all of Division I women's basketball in team free throw percentage at 79.5 (350-of-440).

* - Stanford now holds a 30-6 advantage in the all-time series with Oregon State, and is 17-0 all-time against the Beavers at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal has won six straight and 17 of the last 18 against Oregon State.

TARA VANDERVEER FILE:

* - Now in her 24th season as a collegiate head coach ... Owns a career record of 567-159 (.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 415-108 (.793) during her tenure on The Farm ... Picked up her 400th win at Stanford on Nov. 30 of this season vs. Kansas State ... She also owns an impressive Pac-10 record of 238-45 (.841) ... 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:

* - Redshirt sophomore G Susan King (Richfield, MN) missed the Oregon and Oregon State games because of a broken toe (little toe on the left foot), but returned to action on Thursday at Oregon ... She is listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Washington State.

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

MEDIA CORNER:

* - The Washington State game 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.

* - Saturday's game at Washington State can be heard live on KZSU 90.1 FM at 12:45 p.m. with Lilla Toal calling all the action ... The game can also be heard via the internet at www.gostanford.com.

RANKING REVIEW:

* - Stanford is currently ranked sixth in both the Associated Press Poll and the USA Today/ESPN/Women's Basketball Coaches Association Poll (as of 2/10) ... The Cardinal moved up one spot in the Coaches Poll (over North Carolina) and stayed put in the AP Poll after the home wins over Oregon and Oregon State.

* - Stanford is 5-2 against teams that have been ranked in the top 25 this season ... The Cardinal owns victories over No. 23/25 Rutgers (64-60), No. 5/5 Kansas State (63-57), No. 23/24 Arizona (82-74), Oklahoma (58-38) and Washington (77-63) ... The only losses against ranked opponents came at No. 3/3 Tennessee (71-56) and at Washington (92-68).

* - 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.

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 18.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 steals after missing the first nine games with a bulging disc in her lower back.

* - She has scored in double figures in 12 of her 13 games, and has pulled down 10 or more rebounds seven times ... Powell has scored in double figures in 18 of her last 20 games, and 26 of her last 29, dating back to last season ... She had 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes at Washington on Thursday night ... She is shooting 54.2 (45-of-83) percent over the last six games, and has also made 13 straight free throws dating back to Jan. 29.

* - 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 entered the week second in defensive rebounding (6.73 pg), second in free throw percentage (89.8; 44-of-49), third in scoring (18.8 pg), third in total rebounding (9.0 pg), ninth in assists (3.45 pg), ninth in field goal percentage (51.0; 75-of-147), ninth in offensive rebounding (2.27 pg), 10th in steals (1.73 pg) and 10th in 3-point percentage (37.1; 13-of-50).

* - Powell owns an impressive 26 career double-doubles, including six in 13 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 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 boards 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 (15.9), fourth in Stanford history and sixth in Pac-10 history in free throw percentage (80.9; 258-of-319), sixth in rebounds (702), tied for ninth in assists (403) and 18th in points (1,242) ... Powell pulled down her 700th career rebound on Thursday at Washington, making her just the sixth Stanford player to ever achieve that feat, and in the same game, also became just the ninth Cardinal to record 400 career assists ... She is just three assists shy of tying Kate Paye (406; 1991-95) for eighth place on the all-time Stanford list ... Powell needs 48 more rebounds to tie Olympia Scott (750; 1994-98) for fifth on the school list ... She is also just 17 points shy of tying Julie Zeilstra (1,259; 1988-91) for 17th on the all-time school scoring 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, F Azella Perryman (Anchorage, AK), G Kelley Suminski and C T'Nae Thiel (Weatherford, TX).

* - Kimyacioglu is averaging 9.6 points, 2.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds ... She is shooting 43.1 (56-of-130) percent from 3-point range, and her career percentage of 42.8 (98-of-229) ranks fifth in Pac-10 history ... She entered the week 20th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in 3-point percentage and tied for 28th in the nation and first in the Pac-10 in 3-pointers per game (2.55) ... The 56 3-pointers made leaves her 12 short of breaking into the school single season top 10 ... She also needs just two more 3-pointers to reach 100 for her career ... Kimyacioglu has made at least one 3-pointer in 21 of Stanford's 22 games this year, and has drained three or more 10 times ... She has made 17 of her last 33 (51.5 percent) treys dating back to Jan. 24 ... She has made five 3-pointers in a game twice this season --- Dec. 30 vs. Arizona and Jan. 24 at UCLA ... The five 3's led her to a career-high 19 points against Arizona ... Kimyacioglu had a team-high 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 10.2 points and 7.5 rebounds ... She entered the week third in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (5.18 pg), fourth in total rebounding, eighth in field goal percentage (50.3; 84-of-167), eighth in free throw percentage (77.5; 55-of-71) and 10th in offensive rebounding (2.36 pg) ... She has nearly doubled her scoring output from her entire freshman campaign (2002-03: 225 points; 2001-02: 121 points) ... She has scored in double figures 11 times, including 14 points in 28 minutes last 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 11.7 points, 3.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds ... She entered the week third in the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (84.5; 82-of-97), fifth in 3-point percentage (38.9; 35-of-90), sixth in assists, seventh in 3-pointers per game (1.60), eighth in assist/turnover ratio (1.25), and 15th in scoring ... She has made 62 of her last 66 free throw attempts (93.9 percent) dating back to Dec. 21, and her career percentage now stands at 86.1 (155-of-180) ... She had made 15 straight free throws dating back to Feb. 6 ... She has scored in double figures 13 times, including a 14-point effort at Washington on Thursday ... 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 ... She had 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 she had 18 points, including five 3-pointers, vs. then-No. 2 Kansas State on Nov. 30 ... She also had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists on Dec. 14 at Pacific ... Last weekend on The Farm, Suminski had 15 points on Thursday against Oregon and 20 points and five assists on Saturday against Oregon State.

* - Thiel is averaging 7.7 points and 6.2 rebounds ... She entered the week sixth in the Pac-10 in defensive rebounding (4.22 pg), ninth in total rebounding and ninth in blocked shots (0.64 pg) ... Thiel has scored in double figures nine times 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 vs. California on Jan. 29 ... 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 ... She opened the season with a double-double of 10 points and 10 boards 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 6.9 points, 1.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds ... King missed last weekend's home games vs. the Oregon schools with a broken toe (little toe on the left foot), but returned to action on Thursday at Washington ... She is listed as questionable for Saturday's game at Washington State ... In Pac-10 play, she entered the week sixth in the conference in 3-point percentage (38.7; 12-of-31) ... 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.

* - 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 9.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists ... She entered the week sixth in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (54.0; 74-of-137), ninth in defensive rebounding (4.14 pg), tied for 10th in free throw percentage (77.8; 63-of-81) and 16th in total rebounding ... Trotter is shooting an impressive 57.3 (47-of-82) percent from the floor in Pac-10 play, and is shooting at a 59.1 (29-of-49) percent clip over the last seven games ... She has scored in double figures 13 times, including eight times in the last 12 games ... She had 14 points, eight rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes on Thursday night at Washington ... She has recorded a career-high 17 points three times this season --- Jan. 9 at Oregon State, Jan. 24 at UCLA and Jan. 29 vs. California ... 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 nine games (62 total minutes) and is averaging 0.4 points and 2.2 rebounds ... She had career-highs of two points and five rebounds in seven minutes off the bench on Feb. 6 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.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME:

* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 324-76 (.810) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 (.938) mark last season and a 12-0 (1.000) record this year ... Saturday's game against Oregon State was the 400th in Stanford women's basketball history 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 23 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 (57) ... 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.

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