This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Dec. 8, 2003
ARIZONA meets a pair of Top 25 foes in Texas and Marquette, while OREGON takes on Kansas in this week's action. . . . Arizona's ranked No. 9, while STANFORD jumps up to No. 13 in this week's Associated Press Top 25. . . . With the win over previously top-ranked Kansas, Stanford has knocked off the No. 1 ranked team three of last four times it has meet the top-ranked team. . . . CALIFORNIA freshman forward Leon Powe has posted a double-double in each of Cal's five games this season, averaging 16.4 points and 10.8 rebounds. . . . OREGON senior forward Luke Jackson has scored 20 or more points in each of Oregon's three games, averaging 21.0 points per contest. . . . STANFORD sophomore guard Chris Hernandez has made 18 consecutive free throws.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Tues., Dec. 9
ARIZONA vs. Texas, 9 p.m. (1) (ESPN)
Temple vs. ARIZONA STATE, 8:30 p.m. (2) (FSN)
Wyoming at CALIFORNIA, 7 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton at USC, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 12
Willamette at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 13
Marquette at ARIZONA, 2 p.m. (FSN)
UNLV at STANFORD, 3 p.m. (FSN)
Loyola Marymount at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
USC at BYU, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at Montana, 6:35 p.m.
OREGON vs. Kansas, 1 p.m. (3) (ESPN)
(1) Jimmy V Classic Madison Square Garden New York, N.Y.
(2) America West Arena, Phoenix, Ariz
(3) Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Kan.
Times listed are local to site.
MATT LOTTICH, STANFORD PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Senior guard Matt Lottich has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week after leading STANFORD to a 64-58 win over top-ranked Kansas in the Wooden Classic. Lottich, from Winnetka, Ill., scored 18 points on 5-of-15 (.333) shooting from the field, including 5-of-10 (.500) from three-point range and 3-of-3 from the free throw line. In addition, he collected five rebounds, dished out four assists and grabbed one steal in 34 minutes. His defensive effort was key in the Cardinal limiting the Kansas starting guards to 7-of-24 (.292) shooting from the field. It's the first weekly honor for Lottich, the 32nd honor all-time for Stanford.
Pac-10 Player of the Week : Dec. 1 - Chris Hernandez , STAN. Dec. 8 - Matt Lottich , STAN.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Mon., Dec. 1
Washington State 66, IPFW 46
(Kelati 18 pts/6-10 3FG, Moore 12 pts)
Colorado 81, Oregon State 66
(Stephens 15 pts, Lucas 10 pts, Jeffers 8 pts/8 rbs)
Tues., Dec. 2
Oregon 62, Portland State 57
(Jackson 22 pts/8 rbs, Crosswhite 14 pts, Lincoln 12 pts)
Wed., Dec. 3
Nebraska 66, Arizona State 60
(Moore 22 pts, Diogu 13 pts/6 rbs, Fameni 11 rbs)
California 65, UC Irvine 57
(Powe 27 pts/11 rbs, Ubaka 12 pts, Kately 11 pts)
UCLA 84, UC Riverside 70
(Morrison 28 pts/9 rbs, Thompson 18 pts, Bozeman 17 pts)
UNLV 92, USC 83 (OT)
(McMillan 20 pts/11 rbs, E. Craven 17 pts, O'Neil 15 pts)
Gonzaga 86, Washington 62
(Conroy 15 pts/6 asts, Roy 13 pts)
Sat., Dec. 6
Arizona 68, Saint Louis 67
(Stoudamire 19 pts, Iguodala 16 pts/13 rbs, Adams 14 pts)
Colorado 78, California 60
(Tamir 21 pts/7 rbs, Powe 11 pts/11 rbs)
Oregon 90, Marshall 61
(Jackson 21 pts/7 asts, Davis 16 pts/4-6 3FG)
Oregon State 87, Kansas State 82 (3 OT)
(Stephens 23 pts, Hanchett 11 pts/10 rbs)
Stanford 64, Kansas 58
(Lottich 18 pts, Hernandez 11 pts/11-11 FT, Kirchofer 10 pts)
Kentucky 52, UCLA 50
(Thompson 14 pts/8 rbs, Bozeman 12 pts/7 rbs)
Washington State 73, TCU 52
(Green 19 pts, Moore 18 pts/6 asts, Kelati 11 pts)
USC 84, St. Mary's 83 (OT)
(Farmer 19 pts, McMillan 16 pts/11 rbs, D. Craven 16 pts)
Wyoming 92, Washington 67
(Allen 18 pts/6-9 3FG, Jones 14 pts, Conroy 12 pts)
PAC-10 NOTES. . .
Close Calls - In 42 non-conference games played this season, nine have been decided by one or two points. Last year in 107 non-conference games, there were a total of just eight games decided by one or two points.
Football additions - In order to add depth to its frontline, Arizona has added Ryan O'Hara to its roster. O'Hara, 6-6, played quarterback for the Wildcats this fall. . . . Stanford welcomes guards Evan Moore and Mark Bradford. Both were wide receivers, where Bradford led the Cardinal in receiving yards with 587 yards on 37 receptions. . . . USC won't see the services of forward Gregg Guenther until after Trojan's game in the Rose Bowl.
ARIZONA - Sophomore F Andre Iguodala posted his first career double-double in Arizona's win at Saint Louis. He scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds. . . . The Wildcats are shooting a league-leading 76.7 percent from the free throw line. . . Arizona heads into Tuesday's game with Texas at New York's Madison Square Garden riding an impressive streak. The Lute Olson led Wildcats are 8-0 in games played in the Garden. That streak includes three Preseason N.I.T. championships (1990, 1995, 1999) and the 2001 Coaches vs. Cancer IKON Classic title.
ARIZONA STATE - Junior guard Steve Moore scored 22 points in the loss at Nebraska, running his his double-digit scoring streak to four games. He's averaging 19.5 points per game. Moore's hitting 13-of-28 (.464) from the three-point stripe this season. Through four games last, year, ASU as a team was 13-of-51 (.255). . . . Freshman F Wilfried Fameni grabbed 11 rebounds at Nebraska, his second-straight double-figure rebounding game. He is averaging nine boards per game through four contests.
CALIFORNIA - Senior guard A.J. Diggs has picked up a league-leading 13 steals (2.60 spg). His 133 career thefts tie him for fifth all-time at Cal. . . . In the 65-57 win over UC Irvine, Cal freshmen accounted for 56 of the team's 65 points. . . . Freshman forward Leon Powe pushed his streak to five games in which he has posted a double-double. He's averaging 16.4 points and a league-leading 10.8 rebounds.
OREGON - Senior F Luke Jackson has scored 20 or more points in each of Oregon's three games, averaging 21.0 points per contest. He picked up career assist 300 in the win over Marshall. With 301 career assists, he ranks sixth on the school's all-time list. . . . Jackson needs 23 points to pass Luke Ridnour for ninth on Oregon's career scoring list. . . . Oregon is shooting 30-of-64 (.469) from three-point range. Six different Ducks have connected for a trey this season.
OREGON STATE - The Beavers played their first triple overtime game in the program's history on Saturday vs. Kansas State. . . . Over the last two games, OSU has 32 more field goal attempts than its opponents. . . . Sophomore G Chris Stephens scored a career-high 23 points against Kansas State, while junior G J.S. Nash had a career-high 21. . . . Junior F Jim Hanchett recorded his first career double-double, and the first by a Beaver this season, with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Kansas State. . . . OSU leads the conference with a plus-8.0 turnover margin.
STANFORD - After defeating No. 1 Kansas, the Cardinal have won three of its last four meetings against a top-ranked team since the 2000-01 season. In addition to last Saturday's win, it has knocked No. 1 Arizona (80-72, Jan. 30, 2003) and No. 1 Duke (84-83, Dec. 21, 2000). . . . Senior forward Joe Kirchoffer matched his career-high with 10 points, all in the first half, against Kansas. . . . With 110 career three-pointers, senior G Matt Lottich needs three more to move into Stanford's career top ten list.
UCLA - Junior G Brian Morrison scored a career and game-high 28 points, connecting on 6-of-8 from three-point range in the win over UC Riverside. . . . UCLA is in final fall quarter exams this week and plays only one game, Saturday, Dec. 13 vs. LMU in Pauley. . . . Sophomore Ryan Hollins, now starting at forward, had season highs in points (10) and rebounds (8) vs. Kentucky.
USC - USC joins Old Dominion, Maryland, Fairfield, Mount St. Mary's, and Oregon State as the only programs in Division I entering this week that have played two overtime games. . . . Junior F Jeff McMillan has posted back-to-back double-doubles with 20 points/11 rebounds vs. UNLV and 16 points/11 rebounds at Saint Mary's. . . . Sophomore G Derrick Craven scored a career-high 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting at Saint Mary's.
WASHINGTON - Senior G Curtis Allen connected on a career-high six three-pointers in the loss at Wyoming. He's second on the school's all-time list with 132 three-pointers. . . . Sophomore F Bobby Jonescontinues to shot at a high effeciency, nailing 71 percent (22-of-31) of his field goal attempts.
WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars have won 17 of their last 18 non-conference games on Friel Court. The lone loss was a 110-104 overtime defeat to Gonzaga on Dec. 15, 2001. In fact, dating back to the 1990-91 season, WSU has won 61 of its last 63 non-conference games played in Pullman. . . . WSU leads the league in scoring defense, allowing 52.3 points per game.