This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Dec. 15, 2003
STANFORD puts its five-game winning streak on the line this week with a pair of games, most notable is Saturday's contest with No. 13 Gonzaga in the Pete Newell Challenge. CALIFORNIA will also compete in the Newell Challenge, facing No. 11 Saint Joseph's. . . . UCLA will honor legendary coach John Wooden and his late wife, Nell at Saturday's game with Michigan State by naming the Pauley Pavilion playing surface - Nell and John Wooden Court. . . . WASHINGTON STATE looks to make it four in a row when it meets Idaho on Saturday. The last four-game win streak for the Cougars came during the 1998-99 season. . . . ARIZONA moves up to No. 7, while Stanford climbs to No. 9 in this week's Associated Press Top 25 poll.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Mon., Dec. 15
Florida International at STANFORD, 7 p.m.
OREGON STATE at Hawaii, 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 17
Saint Mary's at ARIZONA, 8 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE at Northwestern, 7 p.m.
Santa Clara at OREGON, 7 p.m.
UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 19
USC at Fresno State, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 20
Boise State at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA vs. Saint Joseph's, 8 p.m. (1)
STANFORD vs. Gonzaga, 6 p.m. (1)
Michigan State at UCLA, 3:30 p.m. (FSN)
OREGON vs. Alabama, 7 p.m. (2) (ESPN2)
WASHINGTON at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Idaho at WASHINGTON STATE, 2 p.m.
(1) Pete Newell Challenge
The Arena, Oakland, Calif.
(2) Las Vegas Showdown
Thomas and Mack Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
Times listed are local to site.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Tues., Dec. 9
Arizona 91, Texas 83 (Adams 30 pts/10 rbs, Iguodala 13 pts/13 rbs/10 asts)
Arizona State 70, Temple 66 (Diogu 23 pts/9-10 FT/6 rbs, Moore 15 pts/ Morill 8 rbs)
California 80, Wyoming 55 (Kately 18 pts, Midgley 13 pts, Powe 12 pts/5 rbs)
USC 96, CS Fullerton 90 (OT) (McMillan 22 pts/8 rbs, O'Neil 21 pts/9-11 FG)
Fri., Dec. 12
Oregon State 84, Willamette 53 (Stephens 19 pts/5 rbs, Tsgarakis 18 pts/6-7 3FG)
Sat., Dec. 13
Arizona 85, Marquette 75 (Stoudamire 27 pts/7-9 3FG, Adams 20 pts, Frye 11 pts/13 rbs)
Stanford 86, UNLV 71 (Davis 21 pts/10 rbs, Lottich 17 pts/6 asts, Haryasz 10 pts)
UCLA 69, Loyola Marymount 66 (OT) (Bozeman 16 pts/10 rbs, Thompson 15 pts)
BYU 85, USC 61 (R. Stewart 14 pts, McMillan 10 pts/8 rbs, O'Neil 10 pts)
Washington State 64, Montana 50 (Green 18 pts, Moore 17 pts/7 asts/4 stls)
Kansas 77, Oregon 67 (Jackson 27 pts/8 rbs, Crosswhite 12 pts/8 rbs, Brooks 12 pts)
HASSAN ADAMS, ARIZONA PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore forward Hassan Adams has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week after averaging 25.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots in wins over No. 5 Texas and No. 22 Marquette. Adams, who hails from Los Angeles, connected on 19-of-32 (.594) field goal attempts, including 7-of-12 (.583) from three-point range. In Tuesday's win over Texas, he posted his first career double-double with career-high totals of 30 points and 10 rebounds. He closed the week with a 20-point, 2-block performance in leading UA to the come-from-behind win over Marquette. Adams knocked down 7-of-11 field goal attempts in the game, including a career-best 4-of-7 from three-point range. It's the first weekly honor of his career, the 60th all-time for Arizona.
Pac-10 Player of the Week: Dec. 1 - Chris Hernandez, STAN. Dec. 8 - Matt Lottich, STAN. Dec. 15 - Hassan Adams, ARIZ.
PAC-10 NOTES. . .
And You Are? - Nine Pac-10 schools started a freshman or transfer in their season openers (Stanford did not). A total of 10 freshmen and five transfers received starting assignments on opening night. Since then, five other freshmen and a transfer have earned a start.
ARIZONA - Sophomore F Andre Iguodala followed up his first double-double (vs. Saint Louis) with his first triple-double as he posted 13 points/13 rebounds/10 assists in the win over Texas. It was the school's seventh triple-double in history. . . . Not to be outdone, sophomore F Hassan Adams recorded his first career double-double with 30 points/10 rebounds against Texas. . . . Over the last two games, junior G Salim Stoudamire has connected on 10 of his last 15 three-point attempts (.667). Prior to that, he was shooting just 5-of-26 (.192) in the first three games. . . . Arizona is the only Pac-10 team to start the same lineup in each game this season.
ARIZONA STATE - Junior G Steve Moore has connected for 15 three-pointers this season. Last season, the Sun Devils had only two players that finished the year with more than 15 three-pointers (Curtis Millage - 36, Jamal Hill - 28). . . . Wearing out a path to the free throw line - sophomore F Ike Diogu has picked up where he left off last season as he is shooting 46-of-58 (.793). That's an average of 11.6 free throw attempts per game, well above his league-leading 7.6 attempts per game he averaged last season.
CALIFORNIA - Freshman forward Leon Powe has scored in double figures in each of Cal's six games this season. . . . After a slow start of shooting 8-of-23 (.348) in the first three games, freshman F Marquise Kately has connected on 15-of-25 (.600) in the last three games. . . . The Bears take on No. 11 Saint Joseph's Saturday in the Pete Newell Challenge. Cal has a 4-1 record in the Challenge, including victories over No. 9 North Carolina (1999) and No. 22 Gonzaga (2000).
OREGON - With 27 points against Kansas, senior F Luke Jackson moved past Luke Ridnour for ninth on Oregon's career scoring list. Jackson has 1,404 career points. . . Jackson ranks among seven UO career top 10 lists (scoring, assists, steals, field goals made, 3-point field goals made, free throws made and free throw percentage). Jackson has also topped 20 points in all four games this season. . . The Ducks finish up their non-conference home slate this week against Santa Clara. Oregon has won 23 consecutive non-league games at Mac Court
OREGON STATE - Freshmn G Angelo Tsagarakis connected on six of his seven three-point attempts in the win over Willamette. He was one trey short of tying the school record of seven three-pointers set by former Beavers Gary Payton (vs. WSU, Jan. 21, 1989) and Josh Steinthal (vs. Oregon, Feb. 27, 1999). . . . The Beavers shot 11-of-17 from three-point range against Willamette. It's the most three-pointers scored by OSU in a game since Feb. 23, 2002 (10-of-22 vs. Washington State).
STANFORD - Senior F Justin Davis scored 21 points on 9-of-10 shooting in the win over UNLV. In addition, he added 10 rebounds for his 14th career double-double. . . . Sophomore G Chris Hernandez missed the UNLV game due to back spasms. Replacing Hernandez in the lineup was sophomore Jason Haas, who responded with six points, five assists, two steals and just two turnovers in a career-high 33 minutes. Haas had played a total of 36 minutes in the first four games of the season.
UCLA - Junior G Cedric Bozeman picked up his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the overtime win against Loyola Marymount. . . . Junior F Josiah Johnson pulled down a career-high nine rebounds in just 15 minutes of work against LMU. . . . Freshman F Trevor Ariza saw his first action of the season. After missing the first three games with spontaneous pneumothorax, he played 32 minutes against LMU and scored 14 points to go with seven rebounds. . . . On Saturday vs. Michigan State, UCLA will honor legendary coach John Wooden and his late wife, Nell by naming the floor in Pauley Pavilion - Nell and John Wooden Court.
USC - Senior G Desmon Farmer saw his streak of scoring in double figures end at 21 games when he tallied eight points at BYU. . . . With the overtime win against Cal State Fullerton, the Trojans played in three consecutive overtime games for the first time in school history. The most overtime games in a season for USC is four (1998). . . . USC has played 17 overtime games under coach Henry Bibby, posting a 9-8 record in those games.
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 Jones continues to shoot at a high efficiency, nailing 71 percent (22-of-31) of his field goal attempts.
WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars look to push their winning streak to four games when Idaho visits on Saturday. The last time WSU posted a four-game winning streak was during the 1998-99 season. The last five-game streak was during the 1996-97 season when the Cougars opened the season with five straight victories. . . . Senior G Marcus Moore (1,163 points) moved into 15th place on the WSU all-time scoring list passing Steve Harriel (1979, 81-83) and Vince Hanson (1943, 45-46, 48). . . . For his career, junior G Thomas Kelati is shooting 99-of-236 (.419) from three-point range.
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