This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Nov. 14, 2005
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Mon., Nov. 14
Univ. of Alberta at Arizona State, 7 p.m. (X)
UW-Green Bay at Washington, 6 p.m. (1)
Humboldt State at California, 7:30 p.m. (X)
Lewis-Clark at Oregon State, 7 p.m. (X)
Tues., Nov. 15
New Mexico State at UCLA, 7 p.m. (2) ESPN2
Air Force at Washington, 8 p.m. (1)
Oregon Tech at Oregon, 7 p.m. (X)
Lewis-Clark State at Washington State, 7 p.m. (X)
Wed., Nov. 16
Team Georgia at Arizona, 7 p.m. (X)
Thur., Nov. 17
UCLA in NIT Season Tip-Off 2nd Round, if necessary (2)
Fri., Nov. 18
California at Eastern Michigan, 5:30 p.m. Comcast SportsNet
Sat., Nov. 19
Delaware State at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
American at Washington, 7:30 p.m.
UC Irvine at Stanford, 12 noon
UC Riverside at Washington State, 5:30 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 20
Savannah State at Oregon, 7:30 p.m. (3)
Oregon State at Tennessee Tech, 1 p.m.
Cal State Northridge at USC, 2 p.m.
(1) BCA Classic, Seattle, Wash.
(2) NIT Season Tip-Off
(3) Hispanic College Fund Classic, Eugene, Ore.
Game times local to site. Associated Press rankings.
GAME ON: Pac-10 Teams Look to Duplicate Last Year's Perfect 10-0 Mark in Season Openers
After opening the season with a win over Morgan State, WASHINGTON continues action in the BCA Classic against Wisconsin-Green Bay ... In other tourney action, UCLA opens the season with New Mexico State Tuesday in the NIT Season Tip-Off, and OREGON hosts the Hispanic College Fund Classic with an opening round game against Savannah State on Sunday ... CALIFORNIA, OREGON STATE, STANFORD, USC and WASHINGTON STATE open the season this week, while ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE will follow with season openers next week.
ARIZONA PICKED AS 2005-06 PAC-10 CHAMPIONS
The ARIZONA Wildcats are picked to finish first in the 2005-06 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball.
The poll shows that defending Pac-10 champion Arizona gathered 23 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season. STANFORD picked up nine first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. UCLA, which picked up the remaining two first-place votes is slotted for third place. WASHINGTON, the defending Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament champion, is picked for fourth, followed by CALIFORNIA, OREGON and OREGON STATE. USC narrowly edges out WASHINGTON STATE for eighth, while ARIZONA STATE rounds out the preseason poll.
THE 2005-06 PAC-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL MEDIA POLL:
1. Arizona (23) 325
2. Stanford (9) 294
3. UCLA (2) 263
4. Washington 238
5. California 212
6. Oregon 183
7. Oregon State 132
8. USC 87
9. Washington State 86
10. Arizona State 50
( ) - First place votes
ARIZONA has won 10 straight season openers. 19-3 in openers under Lute Olson.
ARIZONA STATE has won its last four openers and are 6-1 under Rob Evans.
CALIFORNIA is 7-2 in openers under Ben Braun.
OREGON has won its last 13 openers and are 8-0 in openers under Ernie Kent.
OREGON STATE has won eight of its last nine openers and are 2-1 under Jay John.
STANFORD has won its last 17 season openers.
UCLA looks to win its third straight opener under Ben Howland.
USC has won six of its last seven openers.
WASHINGTON, with the win last night, has now won nine of its last 11 openers.
WASHINGTON STATE looks to make it four straight on opening day.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
NLI EARLY SIGNING PERIOD
Chase Budinger F 6-7 190 Carlsbad, Calif. (La Costa Canyon HS)
Jordan Hill F 6-18 210 Atlanta, Ga. (The Patterson School, Patterson, S.C.)
Nic Wise G 5-10 180 Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood HS)
George Odufuwa F 6-8 240 Dallas, Texas (Kimball HS)
Christian Polk G 6-3 175 Glendale, Ariz. (Glendale HS)
Ryan Anderson C 6-9 210 El Dorado Hills, Calif. (Oak Ridge HS)
Patrick Christopher G 6-4 190 Compton, Calif. (Dominguez HS)
Taylor Harrions C 6-9 225 San Clemente, Calif. (San Clemente HS)
Jerome Randle G 5-9 150 Lynwood, Ill. (Hales Franciscan HS)
Joevan Catron F 6-6 Harvey, Ill. (Thornton Township HS)
Tajuan Porter G 5-6 Detroit, Mich. (Renaissance HS)
Calvin Haynes G 6-2 185 Reseda, Calif. (Taft HS)
Roeland Schaftenaar F/C 6-11 230 Utrecht, Netherlands (Gerrit Rieveld HS)
Seth Tarver G/F 6-5 205 Portland, Ore. (Jesuit HS)
Lathen Wallace G 6-3 180 Clackamas, Ore. (Jefferson HS)
Brook Lopez F 7-0 240 Fresno, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial HS)
Robin Lopez C 7-0 245 Fresno, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial HS)
Will Paul F 6-9 220 Corpus Christi, Texas (Calallen HS)
James Keefe F 6-8 220 Rancho Santa Margaritza, Calif. (Santa Margarita Catholic HS)
Spencer Hawes C 6-11 225 Seattle, Wash. (Seattle Prep HS)
Phil Nelson F 6-8 220 Keizer, Ore. (McNary HS)
Adrian Oliver G 6-3 180 Modesto, Calif. (Modesto Christian HS)
Quincy Pondexter F 6-7 220 Fresno, Calif. (San Joaquin Memorial HS)
Thomas Abercrombie F 6-5 185 Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand (Westlake Boys HS)
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