Pac-10 Men's Basketball Season Wrap-up

April 13, 2005

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With ARIZONA and WASHINGTON advancing to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the Pac-10 placed two teams to the Sweet Sixteen for the fifth time in nine seasons... Arizona reached the regional semifinals for the fourth time in five seasons. The Wildcats posted their third 30-win season in school history and captured their 11th Pac-10 regular-season title... Washington equaled the school record with 29 wins. It was the most victories for the Huskies since Hec Edmundson led Washington to 29 wins in 1938. The Huskies claimed the league's postseason crown, their first ever, with a 81-72 victory over Arizona in the championship game of the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament... Joining Arizona and Washington in the NCAA Tournament were UCLA and STANFORD. It was the first postseason trip for UCLA since 2002, while Stanford made its 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance... OREGON STATE posted its first winning season since 1990 and was rewarded with an NIT appearance. ARIZONA STATE also joined the Beavers in the NIT. It was the Sun Devils' fourth postseason appearance in the last six years... Arizona's Salim Stoudamire and Arizona State's Ike Diogu were rewarded nationally for their season-long efforts as both were consensus second team All-America selections.

PAC-10 NOTES

PAC-10 IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
- Six different Pac-10 institutions have had a team reach the Sweet Sixteen in the last five years - Arizona (2001, 02, 03, 05), Oregon (2002), Stanford (2001), UCLA (2001, 02), USC (2001), and Washington (2005)... Four or more Pac-10 teams made the Tournament field for the 11th time over the last 12 seasons... Over the previous 11 years of NCAA Tournament action, the Pac-10 is 75-46 (.620) with national titles won by UCLA (1995) and Arizona (1997), and Final Four appearances by Arizona (2001) and Stanford (1998).

AROUND THE PAC-10


ARIZONA - Posted its 18th consecutive 20-win season, which is the longest active streak in the nation... It's the third 30-win season in school history... Arizona made its 24th NCAA Tournament appearance. It's the 21st consecutive NCAA apearance fo the Wildcats, the longest active streak in the NCAA... With the Pac-10 title clinching victory at Arizona State in the final game of the regular season, coach Lute Olson set a Pac-10 record with his 305th league victory. He passed legendary UCLA coach John Wooden who posted a 304-74 (.810) record from 1949-75. Olson's record in Pac-10 games only stands at 305-87 (.778)... Olson will enter the 2005-06 season having coached in 997 collegiate games... Senior guard Salim Stoudamire set a Pac-10 career record with 342 three-point field goals made, and established a Pac-10 single-season record with 120 three-pointers this season... Three UA players scored 1,000 or more points in their careers - Stoudamire (1,960), senior center Channing Frye (1,789) and junior forward Hassan Adams (1,275)... Frye ranks third on the UA all-time rebound list, tied for 16th on the Pac-10 career list, with 975 rebounds. His 258 career blocked shots rank second all-time in the Pac-10... Seniors Frye and Stoudamire capped off their four-year career with a record of 102-31 (.767). This continues an Arizona basketball legacy that has seen every four-year player to enter the program since the fall of 1985 win at least 100 games in his career, a streak that covers the last 17 senior classes.

ARIZONA STATE - Junior center Ike Diogu has scored in double figures in all 91 games during his career. The NCAA record is 115 set by La Salle's Lionel Simmons from 1987-90, while Sean Elliott of Arizona (1985-89) scored in double digits in the final 108 games of his career... Diogu led the nation in free throws made (248) and attempted (311). His 671 career free throws made rank second all-time in the Pac-10. Only UCLA's Don MacLean (711 From 1988-92) is ahead of Diogu. His 854 career free throw attempts trail Stanford's Adam Keefe (886 from 1989-92).... Diogu became the third player to led the Pac-10 in both scoring (22.6 ppg) and rebounding (9.8 rpg) since the league expanded to 10 teams. He joins A.C. Green of Oregon State (1985) and Mark McNamara of California (1982). Since 1960, only two other players have led the league in both categories - UCLA's Lew Alcindor (1967, 68, 69) and Bill Walton (1972).

CALIFORNIA - Junior center David Paris led the Pac-10 in conference games by shooting 62.1 percent from the field... Junior forward Rod Benson was one of five players to be ranked among the top 10 in scoring and rebounding in league games. Benson averaged 13.7 points and 6.4 rebounds this season, showing a significant increase over the 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds he averaged in 2004... Coach Ben Braun will enter next season needing just one win to reach career victory No. 500.

OREGON - Freshmen accounted for 51.8 percent of Oregon's offense this season (992 of 1,915 points)... It's the first time in school history that two freshmen have scored 300 or more points in the same season. Malik Hairston tallied 355 points, while Bryce Taylor posted 314 points... Hairston and Taylor were named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team. The last time Oregon was honored with two selections on the All-Freshman team was in 2001. That season, former Ducks and current NBA players Luke Jackson and Luke Ridnour earned similar honors... The Ducks have sold out Mac Court for 28 straight Pac-10 games.

OREGON STATE - At 17-15, it's the first winning season for the Beavers since 1990... Senior forward David Lucas was the first OSU player to be named All-Pac-10 in back-to-back seasons since Scott Haskins in 1992 and 1993... With 26 points in the NIT loss to CS Fullerton, Lucas became the 31st player in school history to reach 1,000 points. He finished his career with 1,019 points.. Junior forward Nick DeWitz, the Pac-10's Newcomer of the Year, ranks second on the school's single-season list with 52 blocked shots... The Beavers posted a 12-2 record at home this season.

STANFORD - The Cardinal made their 14th NCAA Tournament appearance, posting a 18-13 (.581) record... It was the 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament for the Cardinal, the fifth longest active streak in the NCAA... The Cardinal tied for third in the Pac-10, making it the 10th straight season they have finished third or better in Pac-10 play, and the 12th straight in which they have recorded 10 or more league victories... Junior forward Matt Haryasz has recorded 11 career double-doubles, all coming this season. In fact, he posted six double-doubles in the final 10 games of the season... All-Pac-10 junior guard Dan Grunfeld averaged 17.9 points this season. His +14.3 ppg improvement from last season's average of 3.4 points per game was the best by a Division I player this year... Junior All-Pac-10 guard Chris Hernandez is one of two players (the other is Washington's Nate Robinson) in the Pac-10 to be ranked in the top 10 in both scoring (15.2 ppg) and assists (4.03 apg).

UCLA - The Bruins made their 39th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, where they have posted a 85-32 (.726) record... Freshman point guard Jordan Farmar, the Pac-10's Freshman of the Year, led all Pac-10 freshman with 13.2 points per game and 5.28 assists per game... Farmar and teammate Arron Afflalo became the first freshmen backcourt tandem to start since Baron Davis and Earl Watson did it in the 1997-98 season. Before that? It was Michael Holton and Rod Foster in 1979-80, a good five years before either Farmar or Afflalo were born... Senior forward Dijon Thompson finished his career ranked 19th on UCLA's career scoring list with 1,458 points.

USC - On January 14, Tim Floyd was named the Trojan men's head basketball coach, effective on April 1, 2005. Floyd spent the season as an assistant coach in order to handle recruiting, while interim head coach Jim Saia finished out the season... Guard Gabe Pruitt was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team. He ranked among the league leaders in scoring (12.3 ppg/19th), three-point field goal percentage (.450/3rd), three-point field goals made per game (2.17 pg/5th), assists (3.17 apg/10th), and steals (1.93 spg/2nd).

WASHINGTON - At 29-6, the Huskies equalled the school record of 29 victories established under Hec Edmundson in 1938... The Huskies made their first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 1998... Senior guard Will Conroy set a UW single-season record with 219 assists. He also owns the UW career mark with 515 assists... With senior guard Tre Simmons and junior guard Nate Robinson earning All-Pac-10 honors, it's the first time since 1987 that two Huskies were named to the team. That season, teammates Phil Zevenbergen and Chris Welp were named All-Pac-10... The Huskies' 22-game home winning streak is currently the fourth longest in the country. Their 16-game Pac-10 home winning streak is the longest in school history.

WASHINGTON STATE - Senior guard Thomas Kelati became the first Cougar to earn All-Pac-10 since Carlos Daniel in 1998. Kelati's 81 three-point field goals were the third best single-season total in WSU history. His 232 career treys rank second on the school's list, just one shy of matching the school record of 233 set by Eddie Hill (1991-94)... Kelati finished his career with 1,081 points, placing him 18th on the school's all-time list... WSU led the league in scoring defense, allowing just 56.9 points per game. It's the lowest total in the Pac-10 since Oregon State held opponents to 55.8 points per game during the 1983-84 season (before the shot clock). In fact, WSU held all but two opponents to 69 or fewer points this season... Seven of its last nine loses were by seven or fewer points.

2005 PACIFIC LIFE PAC-10 TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Thursday, March 10

Arizona 88, California 63
Oregon State 79, UCLA 72
Attendance: 14,014
Washington 95, Arizona State 90 OT
Stanford 60, Washington State 58
Attendance: 14,393

Friday, March 11

Arizona 90, Oregon State 59
Washington 66, Stanford 63
Attendance: 15,068

Saturday, March 12

Washington 81, Arizona 72
Attendance: 18,672

Pacific Life Pac-10 All-Tournament Team

Channing Frye, Arizona
Matt Haryasz, Stanford
Chris Hernandez, Stanford
Nate Robinson, Washington
Tre Simmons, Washington
Salim Stoudamire, Arizona - Most Outstanding Player

PACIFIC LIFE PAC-10 TOURNAMENT NOTES


- WASHINGTON won its first Pac-10 Tournament title and became the fourth different school over the last four years to win the title; 2002 - Arizona, 2003 - Oregon, 2004 - Stanford, 2005 - Washington.

- ARIZONA's Salim Stoudamire became the first player to be named Most Outstanding Player who did not play for the team that won the championship. Stoudamire scored 37 points in the championship game, two points shy of UCLA's Reggie Miller tournament record 39 points (vs. Arizona State, 1987)

- PAC-10 HALL OF HONOR - Each year, the Pac-10 honors a former coach or student-athlete with induction to the Pac-10 Hall of Honor. Here are the 2004-05 recipients:

Arizona - Pete Williams
Arizona State - Joe Caldwell
California - Darrall Imhoff
Oregon - Blair Rasmussen
Oregon State - Ed Lewis
Stanford - Rich Kelley
UCLA - Gail Goodrich
USC - John Rudometki
Washington - Jack Nichols
Washington State - Gene Conley

2005-06 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (Conference Games Only)

Thur., Dec. 29

Arizona at Washington State
Arizona State at Washington
California at USC
Stanford at UCLA

Sat., Dec. 31

Arizona at Washington
Arizona State at Washington State
California at UCLA
Stanford at USC
Oregon State at Oregon

Thur.., Jan. 5

UCLA at Arizona
USC at Arizona State
Oregon at California
Oregon State at Stanford

Sat., Jan. 7

USC at Arizona
UCLA at Arizona State
Oregon at Stanford
Oregon State at California
Washington State at Washington

Thur., Jan. 12

Arizona at Oregon State
Arizona State at Oregon
Washington State at USC
Washington at UCLA

Sat., Jan. 14

Arizona at Oregon
Arizona State at Oregon State
Washington State at UCLA
Washington at USC
Stanford at California

Thur., Jan. 19

Stanford at Arizona
California at Arizona State
Oregon at Washington State
Oregon State at Washington

Sat., Jan. 21

California at Arizona
Stanford at Arizona State
Oregon at Washington
Oregon State at Washington State
USC at UCLA

Wed., Jan. 25

Arizona at Arizona State

Thur., Jan. 26

USC at Oregon State
UCLA at Oregon
Washington at California
Washington State at Stanford

Sat., Jan. 28

USC at Oregon
UCLA at Oregon State
Washington at Stanford
Washington State at California

Thur., Feb. 2

Arizona at USC
Arizona State at UCLA
California at Oregon State
Stanford at Oregon

Sat., Feb. 4

Arizona at UCLA
Arizona State at USC
California at Oregon
Stanford at Oregon State
Washington at Washington State

Thur., Feb. 9

Oregon at Arizona
Oregon State at Arizona State
USC at Washington
UCLA at Washington State

Sat., Feb. 11

Oregon State at Arizona
Oregon at Arizona State
USC at Washington State
UCLA at Washington
California at Stanford

Thur., Feb. 16

Arizona at California
Arizona State at Stanford
Washington at Oregon
Washington State at Oregon State

Sat., Feb. 18

Arizona at Stanford
Arizona State at California
Washington at Oregon State
Washington State at Oregon
UCLA at USC

Thur., Feb. 23

Oregon at USC
Oregon State at UCLA
California at Washington State
Stanford at Washington

Sat., Feb. 25

Oregon at UCLA
Oregon State at USC
California at Washington
Stanford at Washington State
Arizona State at Arizona

Thur., Mar. 2

Washington at Arizona
Washington State at Arizona State
USC at Stanford
UCLA at California

Sat., Mar. 3

Washington State at Arizona
Washington at Arizona State
USC at California
UCLA at Stanford
Oregon at Oregon State

Wed., Mar. 9

Pac-10 Tournament

Thur., Mar. 10

Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals

Sat., Mar. 11

Pac-10 Tournament Championship

PAC-10 HONORS

ALL-PAC-10

Name, School , Pos, Yr, Ht, Wt, Hometown (Last School)

Ike Diogu, ASU, F/C, Jr., 6-8, 250, Garland, Texas (Garland HS)
Channing Frye, ARIZ, C, Sr., 6-11, 248, Phoenix, Ariz. (St. Mary's HS)
Dan Grunfeld, STAN, G, Jr., 6-6, 215, River Hills, Wis. (Nicolet HS)
Chris Hernandez, STAN, G, Jr., 6-2, 190, Fresno, Calif. (Clovis West HS)
Thomas Kelati, WSU, G, Sr., 6-5, 194, Walla Walla, Wash. (Walla Walla HS)
David Lucas, OSU, F, Sr., 6-8, 246, Tigard, Ore. (Tigard HS)
Nate Robinson, WASH, G, Jr., 5-9, 180, Seattle, Wash. (Rainier Beach HS)
Tre Simmons, WASH, G, Sr., 6-5, 195, Seattle, Wash. (Green River CC)
Salim Stoudamire, ARIZ, G, Sr., 6-1, 179, Portland, Ore. (Lake Oswego HS)
Dijon Thompson, UCLA, G/F, Sr., 6-7, 198, Inglewood, Calif. (Redondo Union HS)

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes)
: Hassan Adams (ARIZ, Jr., F), Aaron Brooks (ORE, So., G), Will Conroy (WASH, Sr., G), Nick DeWitz (OSU, Jr., F), Jordan Farmar (UCLA, Fr., G), Matt Haryasz (STAN, Jr., F), Brandon Roy (WASH, Jr., G).

PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN

Name, School , Pos, Ht, Wt, Hometown (Last School)

Arron Afflalo, UCLA, G, 6-5, 200, Compton, Calif. (Centennial HS)
Jordan Farmar, UCLA, G, 6-2, 180, Van Nuys, Calif. (Taft HS)
Malik Hairston, ORE, G, 6-6, 200, Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance HS)
Gabe Pruitt, USC, G, 6-4, 170, Los Angeles, Calif. (Westchester HS)
Bryce Taylor, ORE, G, 6-5, 200, Encino, Calif. (Harvard-Westlake HS)

Honorable Mention (also receiving votes)
: Robbie Cowgill (WSU, C), Sasa Cuic (OSU, F/C), Derrick Low (WSU, G), Josh Shipp (UCLA, G/F), Joel Smith (WASH, G/F), Nick Young (USC, G/F).


PLAYER OF THE YEAR
: Ike Diogu, Arizona State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
: Jordan Farmar, UCLA

COACH OF THE YEAR
: Lorenzo Romar, Washington

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
: Nick DeWitz, Oregon State
(as voted by the Pac-10 radio play-by-play announcers)


PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC

First Team
Name, School , Yr, GPA, , Major

Dan Grunfeld, STAN, Jr., 3.66, , American Studies
Jim Hanchett,, OSU, Sr., 3.59, , Science
Chris Hernandez, STAN, Jr., 3.20, , Sociology
Rob Little, STAN, Sr., 3.21, , Political Science/Philosophy
Nick Robinson, STAN, Sr., 3.41, , Political Science/Sociology

Second Team

Wilfried Fameni, ASU, So., 3.07, , Accounting
Hans Gasser, WASH, So., 3.13, , Pre-engineering
Jason Haas, STAN, Jr., 3.18, , Sociology
Lamar Hurd, OSU, Jr., 3.26, , Communications
Jordan Kent, ORE, RSo., 3.11, , Business Administration
Alexander Pribble, CAL, So., 3.18, , Undeclared

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