Stanford Hosts Arizona State and Arizona

Jan. 5, 2004

No. 9/7 Stanford (11-2/4-0) vs. Arizona State (8-4/2-1)
Jan. 8 * 7 p.m. * Maples Pavilion * Stanford, Calif.
No. 9/7 Stanford (11-2/4-0) vs. Arizona (11-3/3-0)
Jan. 10 * 2 p.m. * Maples Pavilion * Stanford, Calif.

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STANFORD SEASON UPDATE:
* - The Cardinal continue to boast an unblemished 4-0 Pac-10 Conference record after wins at Washington (77-69) and Washington State (90-69).
* - Stanford boasts a 7-1 record at Maples Pavilion during the 2003-04 season.
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell continues to lead Stanford with 202 total points this season and has averaged 20.2 ppg and 11.1 rpg.
* - Other team scoring leaders include junior forward Sebnem Kimyacioglu (126), junior guard Kelley Suminski (112). redshirt junior center Chelsea Trotter (112) and freshman center Kristen Newlin (104).
* - Kimyacioglu leads Stanford and the Pac-10 in 3-point field goals made (29).
* - Sophomore guard Krista Rappahahn leads the team in both field goal percentage (.581, 25-43) and 3-point field goal percentage (.607, 17-28) ... also leads the conference in 3-point field goal percentage.
* - Newlin has averaged 2.38 blocks per game.
* - The Cardinal squad has notched a 45.1 percent field goal percentage this year on 335-of-743 shooting, including 36.4 percent (96-of-264) from the three-point line.
* - Three Cardinal have averaged double figures in scoring in Pac-10 Conference action: Powell (23.0), Kimyacioglu (15.8) and Suminski (11.3).
* - Stanford leads the conference in free-throw percentage (.806, 187-232).

SCOUTING ARIZONA STATE:
* - The Sun Devils have posted an 8-4 overall and 2-1 Pac-10 Conference record this season ... ASU stands at 1-2 on the road this year.
* - Redshirt junior guard/forward Betsy Boardman leads the squad with 124 points and has averaged 11.3 ppg.
* - Junior guard Kylan Loney has tallied 118 points, followed by sophomore forward Kristen Kovesdy.* - ASU has shot 42.1 percent from the field (302-of-717).
* - Head coach Charli Turner Thorne returned all five starters from a 2002-03 squad that posted a 16-14 overall record and took eighth place in the Pac-10 Conference with a 7-11 league record ... The Sun Devils advanced to the second round of the WNIT last season.
* - Returning starters included sophomore forward Carrie Buckner, sophomore forward Amy Denson, sophomore forward Kristen Kovesdy, junior guard Kylan Loney and sophomore guard Jill Noe.

CARDINAL-SUN DEVIL SERIES:
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Sun Devil series 35-9.
* - The Cardinal swept the Stanford-Arizona State series last season with an 80-63 win at Maples Pavilion on Dec. 27 and a 63-63 victory at Wells Fargo Arena on March 1.
* - Stanford boasts a 21-1 all-time record against ASU at Maples Pavilion.

SCOUTING ARIZONA:
* - Arizona boasts an 11-3 overall record and an undefeated 3-0 Pac-10 Conference record.
* - Three Wildcats are averaging double figures in scoring this season: Shawtinice Polk (17.2 ppg, 241 pts.), Dee-Dee Wheeler (16.9, 237) and Aimee Grzyb (10.1, 142).
* - The Arizona squad has shot 46.2 percent from the field this season (402-871).
* - The Wildcats returned three starters from last season's squad that advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament, tied for second place in the Pac-10 Conference (13-5) and finished the season with a 22-9 overall record.
* - Head coach Joan Bonvicini entered her 13th season at Arizona with returning starters senior guard Aimee Grzyb, sophomore center Shawntinice Polk and junior guard Dee-Dee Wheeler.

CARDINAL-WILDCAT SERIES:
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Wildcat series 35-11.
* - The Cardinal faced Arizona three times last season to post a 2-1 record against the Wildcats. Stanford downed Arizona 82-74 at Maples Pavilion on Dec. 29 and 59-49 at the HP Pavilion on March 10. The Wildcats took the win 79-64 at the McKate Center on Feb. 27.
* - Stanford boasts a 19-3 all-time record against Arizona at Maples Pavilion.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME:
* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 325-75 (.813) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 mark last season and a 7-1 record this year.
* - The Cardinal has won 38 of its last 41 games at Maples Pavilion.
* - Stanford has lost two home games or less in 15 of the last 17 seasons (including this year).

WASHINGTON WRAP-UP:
* - Stanford downed Washington 77-69 at the Bank of America Arena on Sunday.
* - Leading the Cardinal in scoring were Nicole Powell (23), Sebnem Kimyacioglu (16) and Susan Borchardt (14).
* - Powell also tallied her sixth double-double this season with her 23 points ant 13 rebounds.
* - The Cardinal shot 76.9 percent from the charity stripe (20-of-26).

WASHINGTON STATE WRAP-UP:
* - Stanford defeated Washington State 90-69 at Pullman, Wash., on Friday.
* - Kelley Suminski led the Cardinal with a season-high 22 points and 10 assists, for her first double-double of the season.
* - Kristen Newlin notched a Stanford single-game record eight blocks against the Cougars.
* - Also scoring in double digits were Krista Rappahahn (16), Sebnem Kimyacioglu (15) and Azella Perryman (10).
* - The Cardinal shot a season-high 57.4 percent (31-54) from the field, including 65.0 percent (13-20) from the three-point arc.

Tara VanDerveer FILE:
* - Tara VanDerveer, the 2002-03 Pac-10 Coach of the Year and a finalist for Naismith National Coach of the Year honors, is in her 25th season as a collegiate head coach ... She owns a career record of 586-163 (.782) ... She entered the 2003-04 season ranked fourth among active coaches in career Division I winning percentage.
* - The 2002-03 Pac-10 Coach of the Year honor is the sixth of VanDerveer's career ... VanDerveer is the only coach to have won the award more than twice.
* - VanDerveer is in her 18th year at Stanford, and is 434-112 (.795) during her tenure on The Farm ... She picked up her 400th win at Stanford on Nov. 30, 2002, against Kansas State ... She also owns an impressive Pac-10 record of 246-46 (.842) ... In the 1990's alone, she compiled an overall record of 241-48 (.834).
* - VanDerveer has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92), five NCAA Final Four appearances and 11 Pacific-10 Conference titles (including last year) ... She is also a three-time NCAA Coach of the Year and was a Naismith National Coach of the Year Finalist in 2002-03.
* - VanDerveer served as head coach of the 1996 United States Olympic Women's Basketball Team that won the gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia ... She 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).

NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE Nicole Powell:
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell has been named a candidate for the two most prestigious 2003-04 National Player of the Year Awards --- the Naismith Award and the State Farm Wade Trophy.
* - Named an Associated Press Preseason All-American.
* - Earned Kodak First-Team All-America honors each of the last two seasons, and joins Jennifer Azzi, Kate Starbid and Val Whiting as the only two-time Kodak All-Americans in school history.
* - A two-time Naismith National Player of the Year Finalist.
* - Named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2001-02, and is a three-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection and two-time Pac-10 Tournament Most Valuable Player.
* - Ranks first in Stanford history in career rebounds per game (9.), third in points per game (16.7), third in free throw percentage (82.6; 347-of-420), second in total rebounds (908), sixth in assists (478), sixth in 3-pointers made (158) and fifth in total points (1,637).
* - She is listed 15 times in 11 different categories in Stanford's single-season record book ... Holds single season (327; 2001-02) and single game (21 vs. Oregon, Jan. 13, 2002) rebounding records.
* - Owns six of the 12 triple-doubles in Pac-10 history, and six of the eight in Stanford history.
* - The only Pac-10 player to have ever recorded more than one career triple-double.
* - In 98 career games, has recorded the six triple-doubles and 36 double-doubles.
* - She has scored in double figures 82 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds 43 times.
* - Has spent three of the last four summers playing for USA Basketball ... She helped the U.S. to the silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic, the bronze medal at the 2001 FIBA Junior World Championships in the Czech Republic and the gold medal at the Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Argentina.
* - Recorded her first double-double of the 2003-04 season in win over Pepperdine with 28 points and 12 rebounds ... notched 20 points and nine rebounds against Fordham ... notched 28 points against USF ... tallied two consecutive double-double games with 17 points and 19 rebounds against Boston U. and 21 points and 12 rebounds against No. 10/10 Georgia ... led the team with 17 points against Pacific ... recorded season-high 32 points and 16 rebounds against No. 2/2 Tennessee ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for play against Pacific and Tennessee ... recorded 16 points and 13 rebounds at Rice ... was forced to the bench in the first half at Texas Tech due to an ankle injury ... did not compete against Oregon State, Oregon and Washington State ... returned to action at Washington to record 23 points and 13 rebounds ... has averaged 20.2 ppg and 11.1 rpg this season.

FRESHMAN Kristen Newlin THROWS A BLOCK PARTY:
* - Freshman center Kristin Newlin has tallied a team-high 31 blocks in her initial collegiate season.
* - Shattered the Cardinal single-game record with eight blocks at Washington State ... matched the previous single-game record with six blocks against Boston University.
* - Tallied career-high 16 points against Fordham, shooting 5-of-7 from the field ... notched 12 points and seven rebounds against Pacific ... recorded first collegiate double-double at No. 4/3 Texas Tech with 14 points and 12 rebounds ... tallied 16 points and eight rebounds against Oregon State ... recorded 10 points and nine rebounds against No. NR/22 Oregon ... has recorded 112 points and 90 rebounds.

TROTTER TOWERS UNDER THE HOOP:
* - Redshirt junior center Chelsea Trotter has tallied 112 points and averaged 8.6 ppg game this year.
* - Trotter tallied 15 points at Pepperdine ... notched 10 points and shot a perfect 4-4 from the free-throw line against No. 10/10 Georgia ... tallied nine points against Pacific ... notched 13 points in 39 minutes against No. 2/2 Tennessee ... recorded 13 points and seven rebounds at Rice ... boasted 11 rebounds and 7 points at No. 4/3 Texas Tech ... recorded 13 points agasint Oregon State.

KIMYACIOGLU FOR THREE:
* - Junior forward Kimyacioglu leads the Cardinal in both 3-point field goal attempts (85) and 3-point field goals made (29).
* - Also leads the Pac-10 Conference in 3-point field goals made.
* - Has shot 34.1 percent from the three-point line this season (29-85).
* - Has notched 141 career 3-pointers, including 70 last season.
* - Recorded 12 points at Pepperdine ... notched 10 points and eight rebounds against Boston University ... tallied season-high seven assists vs. No. 10/10 Georgia ... scored 13 points at Rice ... notched a career-high 24 points against Oregon State on 7-of-13 shooting from the field ... tallied 15 points and shot 5-of-8 from being the three-point line at Washington State ... recorded 16 points at Washington.

RAPPAHAHN REAPS REWARDS:
* - Sophomore guard Krista Rappahahn has made significant contributions to the Cardinal squad this season, coming off the bench for valuable minutes.
* - She leads Stanford with both field goal percentage (.581, 25-of-43) and 3-point field goal percentage (.607, 17-of-28) ... also leads the Pac-10 Conference in 3-point field goal percentage.
* - Tallied 10 points against Fordham ... shot 4-of-4 from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range for 10 points against USF ... tallied a career-high 17 points against Pacific ... notched eight points against No. NR/22 Oregon ... recorded 16 points at Washington State on 6-of-8 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 shooting from the three-point line ... has notched 75 points this season.

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