This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Jan. 30, 2006

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tues., Jan. 31
Pac-10 Coaches/Media Conference Call, 10:30 a.m. PT

Thur., Feb. 2
Arizona at USC, 7:30 p.m., FSNAZ
Series: ARIZ leads, 53-33. Streak: ARIZ 5

Arizona State at No. 14 UCLA, 7:30 p.m., FSNW2
Series: UCLA leads, 51-14. Streak: UCLA 3

California at Oregon State, 7:30 p.m., FSN
Series: CAL leads, 68-56. Streak: OSU 2

Stanford at Oregon, 5:30 p.m., OSN
Series: STAN leads 82-41. Streak: STAN 6

Sat., Feb. 4
Arizona at No. 14 UCLA, 1 p.m., FSN
Series: UCLA leads, 39-31. Streak: UCLA 1

Arizona State at USC, 3 p.m., FSN
Series: USC leads, 43-28. Streak: USC 4

California at Oregon, 5 p.m., OSN/Comcast
Series: CAL leads, 68-51. Streak: CAL 1

Stanford at Oregon State, 5 p.m., FSNNW
Series: OSU leads, 66-53. Streak: STAN 1

No. 16 Washington at Washington State, 2 p.m.
Series: WASH leads 167-92. Streak: WSU 1

Game times local to site. AP ranking at game time.

Matt Haryasz, Stanford
U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week

STANFORD senior forward/center Matt Haryasz was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week for the second consecutive week following his performance in Stanford's victories over Washington State and Washington.

Haryasz, from from Page, Ariz., averaged 23.0 points on 17-of-27 (.630) shooting from the field, while pulling down 9.5 rebounds in an average of 41.0 minutes per game.

In the 69-59 win over Washington State, he played 38 minutes to score 22 points on 9-of-13 (.692) shooting from the field, and tallied nine rebounds to go with a pair of blocked shots. In the 76-69 overtime win over Washington, Haryasz posted his eighth double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 8-of-14 (.571) from the field as the Cardinal extended their winning streak over Washington at Maples Pavilion to 13 games.

This is the second weekly honor for Haryasz and Stanford's 37th Player of the Week honor all-time.

Pac-10 Player of the Week recipients: Nov. 29 - DeVon Hardin, CAL; Dec. 5 - Leon Powe, CAL; Dec. 12 - Gabe Pruitt, USC; Dec. 19 - Chris Stephens, OSU; Dec. 26 - Hassan Adams, ARIZ; Jan. 2 - Hassan Adams, ARIZ; Jan. 9 - Josh Akognon, WSU; Jan. 16 - Bobby Jones, WASH; Jan. 23 - Matt Haryasz, STAN; Jan. 30 - Matt Haryasz, STAN.

LAST WEEK'S GAMES

Wed., Jan. 25
Arizona 80, Arizona State 70
ARIZ: Adams 21 pts/6 stls, Shakur 17 pts/6 rbs/4 asts, Walters 9 pts/5 rbs/5 blks
ASU: Kruger 23 pts, Pendergraph 17 pts/11 rbs, Krueger 14 pts/4-6 3FG

Thur., Jan. 26
California 71, Washington 69
CAL: Powe 18 pts/13 rbs, Ubaka 15 pts/7 asts, Wilkes 15 pts
WASH: Roy 23 pts/9 asts, Appleby 15 pts/5-6 3FG, Brockman 7 pts/10 rbs

UCLA 56, Oregon 49
UCLA: Mbah a Moute 15 pts/10 rbs, Farmar 14 pts, Afflalo 12 pts/5 rbs
ORE: Lincoln 10 pts/4 rbs, Johnson 10 pts, Brooks 8 pts/5 asts

USC 72, Oregon State 70 (OT)
USC: Young 25 pts/8 rbs, Stewart 18 pts/4-4 3FG, N'diaye 12 pts/8 rbs
OSU: DeWitz 16 pts/7 rbs, Stephens 16 pts, Cuic 13 pts/4 rbs

Stanford 69, Washington State 59
STAN: Haryasz 22 pts/9 rbs, Hernandez 11 pts/3 stls, Grunfeld 9 pts/5 rbs/4 asts
WSU: Akognon 15 pts, Weaver 14 pts/4 rbs, Cowgill 11 pts/4 asts

Sat., Jan. 28
North Carolina 86, Arizona 69
ARIZ: Shakur 18 pts/4 asts, Williams 17 pts, Adams 12 pts/5 rbs

UCLA 63, Oregon State 54
UCLA: Mbah a Moute 14 pts/8 rbs/3 blks, Farmar 13 pts/8 asts, Afflalo 11 pts/10 rbs
OSU: Cuic 24 pts/7 rbs, Fontenet 7 pts, Jones 5 pts/6 rbs

California 55, Washington State 53
CAL: Midgley 15 pts, Powe 14 pts/12-14 FT/11 rbs, Ubaka 11 pts/5 asts
WSU: Clark 13 pts, Cowgill 13 pts, Baynes 12 pts/10 rbs

USC 84, Oregon 78
USC: Pruitt 30 pts/6-8 3FG/5 rbs, Young 16 pts/9 rbs, Stewart 14 pts, Francis 11 pts
ORE: Oguchi 25 pts/8-11 FG/6-9 3FG, Taylor 18 pts/7-11 FG, Brooks 9 pts/9 asts

Sun., Jan. 29
Stanford 76, Washington 67 (OT)
STAN: Haryasz 24 pts/10 rbs/3 blks, Hernandez 15 pts/9-9 FT, Hill 12 pts/7 rbs/6 blks
WASH: Roy 25 pts, Williams 15 pts/5 rbs, Brockman 11 pts/8 rbs

PAC-10 NOTES

  • ARIZONA (13-7, 6-3)... In Arizona's 13 wins, UA opponents are shooting just 40.1 percent (299-of-746), including 30.8 percent (76-of-247) from three-point range, while averaging 62.9 points. In Arizona's seven losses, opponents are shooting 54.8 percent (193-of-352) from the field, and 48.5 percent (48-of-99) from behind the arc, while averaging 77.3 points... Junior G Mustafa Shakur has picked up his productivity over the last 10 games, as he is averaging 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. He's connected on 34-of-41 (.829) free throws in that span. He's improved his season-long free throw percentage to 61-of-76 (.803), making him the only Wildcat shooting better than 80 percent from the line... Junior C Kirk Walters averaged 16.5 minutes of action entering last week's action. He played 25 minutes with a career-high five blocked shots at ASU, then turned in a career-high 33 minutes to pick up a career-high eight rebounds.

  • ARIZONA STATE (7-11, 1-8)... Freshman C Jeff Pendergraph posted his first career double-double with 17 points/11 rebounds vs. Arizona. Pendergraph ranks 12th in the league in rebounds, averaging 5.2 per game. That's third among all Pac-10 freshmen... Sophomore G Antwi Atuahene has dished out 25 assists over the last four games (6.25 apg). Atuahene's five steals vs. Arizona were the most in a game by a Sun Devil since Jason Braxton had six thefts at Washington State on Jan. 29, 2004... ASU heads to Los Angeles were it looks for its first road sweep of the LA schools since 1987.

  • CALIFORNIA (12-6, 6-3)... Sophomore F Leon Powe posted a pair of double-doubles against the Washington schools last week, collecting 18 points/13 rebounds vs. Washington and 14 points/11 rebounds vs. Washington State. He collected 12 of his 14 points vs. Washington State at the free throw line ... Powe is shooting 34-of-42 (.810) from the free throw line over the last four games ... Powe has recorded a double-double in five consecutive games and leads the league with nine double-doubles... Since shooting 11-of-24 (.458) from the free throw line in its loss at Stanford, Cal is shooting 74-of-92 (.804) from the charity stripe over the last four games.

  • OREGON (10-11, 4-5)... Sophomore G Chamberlain Oguchi scored a career-high 25 points in 22 minutes against USC. He hit 6-of-9 from three-point range. Sophomore F Malik Hairston is the only other Duck to score 20 points in a game this season, pulling off the feat four times... With 281 career assists, junior G Aaron Brooks cracked Oregon's top ten list for career assists. He needs 12 more to move into ninth on the list... The Ducks look to end a six-game slide in the Stanford series, and have dropped seven of the last nine meetings between the two teams at Mac Court.

  • OREGON STATE (10-10, 3-6)... The Beavers locked up in another overtime game this season when they went an extra period with USC. OSU has now played in two overtime games in league play this year. While that has occurred several times, most recently during the 2001 season, OSU has never played three overtime games during league play in a season... Sophomore F Sasa Cuic scored a career-high 24 points vs. UCLA... Five of OSU's six losses in league play have been by single digits.

  • STANFORD (10-7, 6-3)... Senior G Chris Hernandez was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line in Sunday's win over Washington. He hit all three free throw attempts with 0.2 seconds remaining to tie the score and force overtime. Hernandez is 38-of-40 (.950) from the charity stripe in league play... Hernandez is shooting 307-of-362 (.848) from the line for his career... Freshman F Lawrence Hill posted 12 points, seven rebounds and a school-record tying six blocked shots vs. Washington. Only two other Stanford players have posted six blocks in a game - Curtis Borchardt (3 times) and Matt Haryasz (once).

  • UCLA (17-4, 7-2)... UCLA is unbeaten on the road this year, not counting neutral sites with a 5-0 mark, including unbeaten in Pac-10 road games at 4-0... With the sweep over the Oregon schools, UCLA has now recorded two Pac-10 road sweeps in a season for the first time since 1996-97 when they swept the Arizona and Washington road trip... Defense was the key to UCLA's wins in Oregon. The Bruins held both schools to an average of 51.5 points and .336 (36-107) from the field and .303 (10-33) from three-point range... Senior C Ryan Hollins missed six games with a groin injury, but has come back to play in the last five games. He started both games in Oregon and responded with a season-high tying 11 points, with seven rebounds at Oregon State... Senior G Cedric Bozeman, who missed eight games with a left shoulder injury (cartilage), returned to action last weekend.... Sophomore G Arron Afflalo recorded his first career double-double with 11 points/10 rebounds at Oregon State.

  • USC (14-6, 5-4)... With 14 wins, USC has passed last year's victory total of 13 wins... USC has 76 blocked shots this season. It had 76 for all of last season... USC picked up its first road sweep since the 2002 season, and the first sweep on the road in Oregon since 1997... It's only the third time since 1991-92 that UCLA and USC have swept the same Pac-10 road games (2006 - in Oregon; 2002 - in Washington; 1992 - in Bay Area)... Sophomore G Gabe Pruitt scored 30 points in the win at Oregon. It was the third time this season he scored 30 or more points in a game. The last USC player to post at least three 30-point games in a season was Harold Miner during the 1992 season with 12. Only three USC players have scored 30 or more points in a game four or more times in a season - Harold Miner (12 in 1992, 6 in 1991), John Block (8 in 1966), and Derrick Dowell (4 in 1986).

  • WASHINGTON (16-4, 5-4)... Senior G Brandon Roy is one of three Pac-10 Players on the Wooden Midseason List, joining UCLA's Jordan Farmar and Arizona's Hassan Adams... Washington leads the league in scoring, averaging 84.9 points per game. However, the Huskies have been stuck in the 60s, scoring 69 or fewer points in four of their last five games... Freshman F Jon Brockman has pulled down 35 rebounds over the last four games, averaging 8.8 rebounds per game. Brockman ranks fourth in the league in rebounding at 7.6 per game.

  • WASHINGTON STATE (9-9, 2-7)... The Cougars used their 15th different starting line-up in 18 games this season... The seventh different starting line-up in seven games since sophomore point guard Derrick Low broke his right foot in practice, Jan. 3... Sophomore G Josh Akognon dished out a career-high six assists vs. California... Freshman C Aron Baynes pulled down a season/career-high 10 rebounds and added 10 points for his first career double-double... The Cougars have dropped six straight, with three of those defeats each coming by two-points... Six different Pac-10 players have posted five or more blocked shots in a game this season. Two are WSU players - Aron Baynes (5 vs. San Diego State) and Robbie Cowgill (5 vs. Washington).
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