No. 8/8 Stanford Hosts Washington and Washington State
Jan. 27, 2004
No. 8/8 Stanford (15-3/8-1) vs. Washington (11-7/4-5)
Jan. 29 * 7 p.m. * Maples Pavilion * Stanford, Calif.
No. 8/8 Stanford (15-3/8-1) vs. Washington State (4-14/0-9)
Jan. 31 * 2 p.m. * Maples Pavilion * Stanford, Calif.
STANFORD SEASON UPDATE:
* - Stanford, along with Arizona, lead the Pacific-10 Conference, each with an 8-1 league record.
* - Senior forward Nicole Powell leads the Cardinal with 327 points and 169 rebounds this season ... she has averaged 21.8 ppg and 11.3 rpg ... Powell leads the conference in points per game (21.8), rebounds per game (11.3) and free throw percentage (.891; 82-92) ... in conference play, Powell has averaged 24.7 ppg.
* - Other team scoring leaders include junior forward Sebnem Kimyacioglu (149), junior guard Kelley Suminski (144) and redshirt junior guard Susan Borchardt (139).
* - Kimyacioglu leads Stanford in 3-pointers made (35) and attempted (113).
* - Sophomore guard Krista Rappahahn leads the Cardinal in both field goal percentage (.561, 32-57) and 3-point field goal percentage (.629, 22-35) ... her three-point field goal percentage also leads the conference.
* - Newlin has notched a team-high 39 blocked shots and has averaged 2.17 bpg.
* - Washington has notched an 11-7 overall and 4-5 league record this season after downing Washington State 72-54 last weekend ... the Huskies have notched a 1-5 record on the road this year.
* - Senior guard Giuliana Mendiola leads the Huskies with 347 points (19.3 ppg) and 116 rebounds (6.4 rpg).
* - Other leading scorers include senior forward/center Andrea Lalum (303) and senior guard Gioconda Mendiola (158).
* - Washington has averaged 74.9 ppg this season, while shooting 44.6 percent (515-1156) from the field.
* - The Huskies lead the conference in scoring (74.9 ppg) and assist/turnover ratio (1.26; 333-265) and rank second in three-point field goal percentage (.373; 129-346).
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Husky series 26-13.
* - This season, Stanford defeated Washington 77-69 at the Bank of America Arena in Seattle, Wash., on Jan. 4.
* - The Cardinal split with Washington in their 2002-03 season series last season.
SCOUTING WASHINGTON STATE:
* - Washington State holds a 4-14 overall and 0-9 league record this season after a 54-72 loss at Washington last weekend ... the Cougars have tallied a 2-8 record on the road this year.
* - Senior forward Bianca McCall leads the Cougars with 157 points, followed by freshman forward Kate Benz (151) and junior guard Jessica Perry (137).
* - The Cougars have averaged 56.6 ppg this season.
* - Stanford leads the all-time Cardinal-Cougar series 37-0.
* - This season, Stanford downed Washington State 90-69 at Friel Court in Pullman, Wash., on Jan. 2.
* - The Cardinal recorded a 2-0 record against the Cougars last season.
* - Stanford suffered its first Pac-10 loss of the season, falling 56-59 at USC last weekend.
* - Nicole Powell led the Cardinal with 29 points and 12 rebounds.
* - Stanford shot 34.7 percent from the field, the Cardinal's lowest shooting percentage in a conference game this season.
* - Stanford's Nicole Powell led the Cardinal with 27 points and 14 rebounds in the Cardinal's second overtime game of the season, a 78-71 victory over UCLA at Pauley Pavilion.
* - T'Nae Thiel tallied 10 points and five rebounds, while freshman Kristen Newlin notched nine points and 10 rebounds.
* - The Cardinal trailed at the half for the first time this seaon in conference action, but rallied in overtime to outscore the Bruins 13-6.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME:
* - Stanford owns an all-time record of 327-75 (.813) at Maples Pavilion, including a 15-1 mark last season and a 9-1 record this year.
* - The Cardinal has won 40 of its last 43 games at Maples Pavilion.
* - Stanford has lost two home games or less in 15 of the last 17 seasons (including this year).
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 590-164 (.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 438-113 (.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 249-47 (.841) ... 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 (9.4), second in points per game (17.1), second in free throw percentage (83.1; 378-of-455), second in total rebounds (966), fifth in assists (494), sixth in 3-pointers made (174) and fourth in total points (1,762).
* - 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 103 career games, has recorded the six triple-doubles and 39 double-doubles.
* - She has scored in double figures 86 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds 47 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 ... led the Cardinal with 29 points against Arizona State ... notched 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists against Arizona ... earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for play against Arizona and Arizona State ... led the Cardinal with 25 points and 11 rebounds at Cal ... posted 27 points and 14 rebounds at UCLA ... tallied 29 points and 12 rebounds ... has averaged 21.8 ppg and 11.3 rpg this season.
FRESHMAN Kristen Newlin THROWS A BLOCK PARTY:
* - Freshman center Kristin Newlin has tallied a team-high 39 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 ... tallied nine points and 10 rebounds at UCLA ... notched four blocked shots at USC ... has recorded 122 points and 111 rebounds.
KIMYACIOGLU FOR THREE:
* - Junior forward Kimyacioglu leads the Cardinal in 3-point field goals made (35).
* - Has notched 147 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 ... shot 3-of-7 from behind the arc for nine points against Arizona.
RAPPAHAHN REAPS REWARDS:* - Sophomore guard Krista Rappahahn has made significant contributions to the Cardinal squad this season, coming off the bench for an average of 12.3 minutes per game this season.
* - She leads Stanford in both field goal percentage (.561, 32-of-57) and 3-point field goal percentage (.629, 22-of-35).
* - 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 ... led the team with 16 points against Arizona on 6-of-9 shooting from the field ... has notched 94 points this season.