Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament Notes
March 12, 2005
Washington wins its first-ever Pac-10 Tournament title. The Huskies had been to two previous championship games, losing 76-64 to UCLA in 1987 and 77-66 to Stanford in 2004.
Washington becomes only the third No. 2 seed to win the Pac-10 Tournament, joining previous second-seeded champions from Arizona in 1990 and 2002. This was the first time the No. 2 seed has defeated the No. 1 seed in five Tournament meetings.
One of the top two seeds has now won the Pac-10 Tournament in seven of eight Tournaments.
Washington is now 2-0 against Arizona in the Pac-10 Tournament. The Huskies defeated the Wildcats in the 2004 semifinals, 90-85.
Washington improves its all-time record in the Pac-10 Tournament to 8-6. Arizona drops to 15-4.
This was Arizona's first-ever loss in the Championship game.
With seven three-point field goals today, Arizona's Salim Stoudamire broke the Pac-10 record for career three-pointers with 329. Arizona State's Stevin Smith held the previous record with 323.
Stoudamire set a Tournament record for three-pointers in a game with seven. The previous record was six, set five times, last by Washington State's Thomas Kelati vs. Stanford Thursday night.
Stoudamire finished with 11 three-pointers in the three Tournament games, tying the Tournament record of 11 by Alex Austin of ASU in 1990 and James Davis of Oregon in 2003. Stoudamire's 23 three-point field goal attempts rank second on the all-time Tournament list.
Stoudamire's 23 first-half points were one shy of Reggie Miller's (UCLA) Pac-10 Tournament record for points in a half (24 vs. Arizona State in 1987). His 37 points in the game were second-most in Tournament history, two shy of Miller's 39. Stoudamire also made 12 field goals, third-most in Tournament history.
Stoudamire and Washington's Nate Robinson each scored 61 points in the three games, eighth-most in Tournament history.
Arizona's Channing Frye finished the Tournament shooting 76.7% (23-30), the second-best shooting performance in Tournament history.
Frye and Arizona State's Ike Diogu each recorded five blocked shots in the Tournament, fifth-most in Tournament history.
Washington outrebounded Arizona 21-9 in the second half. In the Tournament, Washington outrebounded its opponents 136-94, an average differential of 14 per game.
The two teams combined to shoot 90.3% (28-31) from the free throw line today, the best combined shooting mark by two teams in Tournament history.
Arizona set a new Pac-10 record with 97 field goals in the Tournament, breaking UCLA's 1987 mark of 94.