This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Dec. 1, 2003
This Week's Schedule
Mon., Dec. 1
IPFW at Washington State, 7 p.m.
Oregon State at Colorado, 7p.m.
Tues., Dec. 2
Portland State at Oregon, 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 3
Arizona State at Nebraska, 7 p.m.
UC Irvine at California, 7 p.m.
UC Riverside at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
UNLV at USC, 7:30 p.m.
Gonzaga at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 6
Arizona at St. Louis, 12 noon (ESPN2)
California at Colorado, 7 p.m.
Oregon vs. Marshall, 6 p.m. (1)
Kansas State at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Stanford vs. Kansas, 1 p.m. (2)
UCLA vs. Kentucky, 10:30 a.m. (2)
TCU at Washington State, 5 p.m.
USC at St. Mary's, 7 p.m.
Washington at Wyoming, 4 p.m.
(1) Pape Jam, Portland, Ore.
(2) Wooden Classic, Anaheim, Calif.
Times listed are local to site.
Last Week's Results
Tues., Nov. 25
Portland 97, Oregon State 89 (2OT)
Stanford 72, UC Irvine 59
Wed., Nov. 26
California 47, Brigham Young 46
Fri., Nov. 28
Florida 78, Arizona 77
Southern Utah 55, Washington State 36
Sat., Nov. 29
Arizona State 77, UC Riverside 68
UNLV 59, California 57
Oregon State 57, IPFW 55
UCLA 68, Vermont 67
Washington 104, Eastern Washington 91
Sun., Nov. 30
Stanford 60, Rice 56
USC 75, Cal State Northridge 69
CHRIS HERNANDEZ, STANFORD PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore point guard Chris Hernandez has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week after leading STANFORD to a pair of victories last week. Hernandez, from Fresno, Calif., averaged 19.5 points on 12-of-15 (.800) shooting from the field, including 8-of-10 (.800) from three-point range. In addition, he averaged 4.5 asissts. In the 72-59 win over UC Irvine, he scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting, which included a career-high six three-pointers. He added five assists and no turnovers in 30 minutes. In the 60-56 come-from-behind win at Rice, Hernandez tied for team-high honors with 17 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field and 7-of-7 from the free throw line, while also contributing four assists and two steals. Hernandez missed all but two games last season with a broken bone in his left foot. It's the first weekly honor for Hernandez, the 31st honor all-time for Stanford.
Pac-10 Player of the Week: Dec. 1 - Chris Hernandez, STAN.
PAC-10 NOTES. . .
ARIZONA - Junior C Channing Frye equaled his career-high with five blocked shots in the loss to Florida. He has eight blocks in two games. Sophomore forward Hassan Adams, who stands 6-4, also has eight blocks in two contests. As a team, the Wildcats have tallied 21 blocked shots in two games (10.5 blocks per game). . . . Sophomore guard Chris Rodgers is averaging 15.5 points in two contests. His 31 points scored this season is nearly half is scoring total of 70 points for all of last season.
ARIZONA STATE - Sophomore forward Ike Diogu posted a career-high 31 points in ASU's 77-68 win over UC Riverside. Through three games, Diogu is averaging 25.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.0 blocked shots. . . . While playing behind the Diogu hype, junior guard Steve Moore has posted double digits in three straight games, averaging 18.7 points. Moore is shooting 16-of-30 (.533) from the field, 8-of-18 (.444) from beyond the arc. . . . In 61 career games prior to this season, junior guard Jason Braxton dished out a career-high seven assists on four occasions. He's already posted seven assists twice this season.
CALIFORNIA - Freshman forward Leon Powe has posted a double-double in each of his first three games, averaging 14.7 points and 10.7 rebounds. . . . All three games have been decided by either one or two points. . . . After shooting .374 (2nd in the Pac-10) from three-point range last season, the Bears have struggled from beyond the arc in the early going, hitting just 8-of-46 (.174).
OREGON - After an 11-day layoff from competition, the Ducks return to action Tuesday, Dec. 2 against Portland State. Oregon will then meet Marshall in this year's Pape Jam on Saturday, Dec. 6. The Ducks are undefeated in five previous Pape Jam events, defeating the likes of Kansas, Louisville, UMass, Minnesota and Vanderbilt by an average score of 87.4 to 72.4.
OREGON STATE - Junior forward David Lucas has surpassed his career-high scoring totals in each game this season - posting 16 points in the season-opener vs. Prairie View A&M, followed by 22 points vs. Portland, then 25 points against IPFW. Lucas is averaging 21.0 points on 25-of-47 (.532) shooting. . . . As a team, OSU is hitting 44-of-59 (.746) from the free throw line.
STANFORD - The Cardinal have started the season 3-0 for the seventh consecutive year. In order for Stanford to push its start to 4-0, it will have to get past top-ranked Kansas at the Wooden Classic on Saturday. . . . Stanford is getting ample bench production with 44 points and 39 rebounds through three games, that includes sophomore forward Matt Haryasz posting 21 points (7.0 ppg), 15 rebounds (5.0 rpg) and six blocked shots (2.0 bpg).
UCLA - In just his fourth career start (three came early last season), sophomore C Michael Fey scored a career-high 20 points (18 second half points) in UCLA's season-opening win over Vermont. He also added a career-high eight rebounds in a career-high 24 minutes. . . . Junior guard Cedric Bozeman dished out a career-high nine assists in win over Vermont. . . . Freshman forward Trevor Ariza will miss the next two weeks because of a medical diagnosis of spontaneous pneumothorax (the presence of air within the pleural cavity of the lungs).
USC - With a season-high 26 points in the win over Cal State Northridge, senior guard Desmon Farmer moved past former Trojan Paul Westphal into 23rd on the school's career scoring chart. He currently has 1,100 career points and with 17 more points, he vaults into the top 20. . . . Farmer's a perfect 10-of-10 from the line this season, helping USC to a productive 28-of-35 (.800) shooting from the charity stripe in two games.
WASHINGTON - The Huskies are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since the 1998-99 season. . . . The 104-91 triumph over Eastern Washington on Nov. 29 was the highest point total in 311 games for the Huskies, dating to a school-record 130-point performance against Chico State on Dec. 1, 1992. . . . Sophomore F Bobby Jones is shooting 13-of-15 (.867) from the field through three games. . . . Washington will close out its four-game homestand against No. 17 Gonzaga on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars have won 15 straight Pullman openers. . . . Junior forward Shami Gill has pulled down 34 rebounds in four games (8.5 rpg). . . . In its 55-36 loss to Southern Utah, WSU's 36 points was its lowest total since a 40-36 loss to No. 5 Oregon State in Pullman, Feb. 20, 1982. . . . The Cougars put up 36 three-point attempts against Southern Utah, one shy of the school record.