This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Dec. 5, 2005

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Mon., Dec. 5
Minnesota at Arizona State, 8:30 p.m., FSN

Tues., Dec. 6
San Diego State at California, 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Dec. 8
Northern Arizona at No. 24 Arizona, 7:30 p.m., FSNAZ
Washington State at No. 9 Gonzaga, 6 p.m., FSNNW

Sat., Dec. 10
St. Mary's at No. 24 Arizona, 12 noon, FSNAZ
Utah Valley State at Arizona State, 1 p.m.
California vs. Kansas, 11 a.m. (1), ESPN
Oregon vs. No. 11 Illinois, 5 p.m. (2), FSN
Oregon State at Portland, 7 p.m.
No. 16 UCLA vs. No. 17 Nevada, 2:30 p.m. (3), KCAL/WGN
USC at Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.
No. 13 Washington vs. New Mexico, 12 noon (3), KCAL/WGN
Washington State at San Diego State, 8 p.m.

Game times local to site.

( ) AP ranking at game time

Tournaments & Neutral Sites
(1) Kansas City, Mo. (Kemper Arena)
(2) Pape' Jam, Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
(3) Wooden Classic, Anaheim, Calif. (Arrowhead Pond)

Leon Powe, California
U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week

CALIFORNIA sophomore forward Leon Powe was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week following his performance in a pair of Golden Bear victories last week. Powe posted a pair of double-doubles, averaging 26.5 points and 10.0 rebounds.

He tied his career-high with 27 points in the win over San Jose State, then added 26 points in the win over Akron. For the week, Powe shot 18-of-29 (.621) from the floor and 17-of-25 (.680) from the free throw line.

Powe, the 2004 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, saw action for the first time since the 2004 season. He sat out last season following knee surgery and the first four games of this season due to a stress fracture in his right foot.

This is the second weekly honor for Powe and California's 35th Player of the Week honor all-time.

LAST WEEK'S GAMES

Tue., Nov. 29
UCLA 73, Albany 65 (Afflalo 22 pts/7 rbs, Bozeman 16 pts, Mbah a Moute 13 pts/13 rbs)

Wed., Nov. 30
Arizona State 83, North Texas 67 (Krueger 27 pts/5-5 3FG, Angounou 12 pts/6 rbs)
Washington State 63, Wyoming 47 (Low 15 pts, Weaver 15 pts/9 rbs/6 asts/5 stls, Clark 12 pts)
Vanderbilt 76, Oregon 75 (Hairston 25 pts/10 rbs, Brooks 15 pts, Taylor 13 pts)
USC 81, UC Riverside 48 (Stewart 23 pts/9-10 FG, Young 21 pts, Barr 8 pts/5 rbs)
California 70, San Jose State 52 (Powe 27 pts/10 rbs, Midgley 17 pts/5 asts/4 stls)

Fri., Dec. 2
Montana 88, Stanford 69 (Haryasz 22 pts/12 rbs, Grunfeld 16 pts, Hernandez 12 pts)

Sat., Dec. 3
Houston 69, Arizona 65 (Adams 21 pts/9 rbs, Radenovic 12 pts/11 rbs, Shakur 12 pts)
California 89, Akron 75 (Powe 26 pts/7-11 FG/10 rbs, Hardin 18 pts/7 rbs, Ubaka 15 pts)
Oregon State 69, Oregon State 63 (Jones 15 pts/11 rbs, DeWitz 14 pts/5 rbs/4 blks, Cuic 13 pts)
Washington State 58, Kansas State 57 (Low 14 pts, Weaver 12 pts, Cowgill 9 pts/9 rbs)
Georgetown 71, Oregon 57 (Hairston 17 pts/5 rbs, Brooks 13 pts, Taylor 12 pts)
USC 74, Brigham Young 68 (Pruitt 17 pts/10 rbs, Young 14 pts, Stewart 12 pts)

Sun., Dec. 4
UCLA 69, Coppin State 57 (Afflalo 20 pts, Farmar 16 pts/10 asts, Mbah a Moute 11 pts/10 rbs)
Washington 99, Gonzaga 95 (Williams 22 pts/7 rbs, Dentmon 17 pts/6 asts, Appleby 14 pts)
UC Davis 64, Stanford 58 (Haryasz 20 pts/9 rbs, Morris 15 pts/6 rbs, Grunfeld 8 pts)

PAC-10 NOTES

  • ARIZONA (2-3, 0-0)... The Wildcats are under .500 through the first five games of the season for the first time since the 1983-84 season, coach Lute Olson's first season in Tucson ... In the loss at Houston, freshman G J.P. Prince totaled four points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals in 26 minutes played. Each of those tallies were season highs ... Arizona has shot better than 40 percent from the field in only one of its first five games. ... Arizona grabbed a season-high 52 rebounds and a 52-27 rebound advantage vs. Houston. It marked the first time this season that Arizona has outrebounded the opposition ... Freshman F Fendi Onobun has elected to redshirt this season.

  • ARIZONA STATE (4-0, 0-0)... The Sun Devils are 4-0 for the first time since 1994-95 and for just the second time in 20 years ... Junior G Bryson Krueger posted his second 20-point game of the year with a career-high 27 points against North Texas. He's averaging 35.5 minutes per game after averaging 19.8 minutes per game last year ... ASU is 25-of-45 (.556) from three-point range for the year ... The Sun Devils are 17-5 (.739) at Wells Fargo Arena in the past two seasons.

  • CALIFORNIA (5-1, 0-0)... Sophomore F Leon Powe made his long awaited, and much anticipated, return for the Bears. He was impressive in his first two outings of the year, posting a pair of double-doubles, averaging 26.5 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 18-of-29 (.621) from the field ... Powe's return helped trigger senior G Richard Midgley's hot hand from three-point range. Midgley was 7-of-15 (.467) from beyond the arc in the two wins last week ... Midgley needs 14 points to reach 1,000 points for his career.

  • OREGON (4-2, 0-0)... Sophomore G Malik Hairston has scored in double digits in each game this season and leads the Ducks in scoring at 15.8 points per game ... Sophomore G Bryce Taylor has been perfect from the free throw line this season (18-of-18). Dating back to last season, his streak stands at 20 consecutive free throws made.

  • OREGON STATE (2-2, 0-0)... Sophomore F Marcel Jones posted his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Beavers rallied from a 22-point first-half deficit to beat UNLV, 69-63. Jones had career highs for rebounds (11) and assists (three). He was making his first start of the season. Jones is averaging 13.5 ppg this season, nearly a 10-point improvement over last year's 3.9 ppg ... Junior F Michael Johnson broke a bone in his right foot in practice last week and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.

  • STANFORD (2-3, 0-0)... Senior C Matt Haryasz has posted three double-doubles in four games this season. He fell one rebound short at UC Davis of having four double-doubles this season ... At 2-3, the Cardinal might be used to slow starts. Last year, the Cardinal opened the season at 2-4, but went on to post an 18-13 record and their 11th straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... The Cardinal have a little break in the schedule and won't return to action until Sat., Dec. 17 when they meet Virginia Tech in the Las Vegas Showdown.

  • UCLA (6-1, 0-0)... Freshman F Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had back-to-back double/doubles in UCLA's wins over Albany (13 pts/13 rbs) and Coppin State (11 pts/10 rbs). He's the first Bruin freshman starter since JaRon Rush in 1999 to have consecutive double/doubles ... Sophomore G Jordan Farmar returned to the starting lineup (after missing the Albany game with a sprained right ankle) and responded with his first career double-double with 16 points and a career-high 10 assists ... Sophomore F Arron Afflalo has led the Bruins in scoring in five games, including the last three - he's UCLA's leading scorer with 18.1 ppg ... Senior G/F Cedric Bozeman has started all seven games and has scored in double figures in every game.

  • USC (4-2, 0-0)... After dropping their first two games of the year, the Trojans have won four straight. A win at Loyola Marymount on Saturday would give USC its longest win streak since winning nine straight during the 2002 season ... Sophomore G Gabe Pruitt picked up where he left off last season in the theft department. After leading the Pac-10 last year with 1.93 spg, he's collected 14 steals this season, averaging 2.33 spg.

  • WASHINGTON (7-0, 0-0)... The Huskies extended their nation's best home court winning streak to 29 games when the knocked off No. 6 Gonzaga with a 99-95 victory. Senior F Jamaal Williams shot 10-of-16 from the field to tally 22 points in the win ... Freshman G Harvey Perry has a stress fracture in his lower back and will be out of action for nine weeks ... Senior F Bobby Jones needs 23 points to reach 1,000 points for his career.

  • WASHINGTON STATE (4-1, 0-0)... Best start through five games since the 1996-97 squad opened the year at 5-0 ... Sophomore C Robbie Cowgill pulled down a career-best nine rebounds in the one-point victory over Kansas State ... Sophomore G Kyle Weaver had a well-balanced performance in WSU's win over Wyoming. He scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds, six assists and five steals in 24 minutes.
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