No. 16 ASU Women's Basketball Seeks Sixth Consecutive Win at Oregon
Feb. 11, 2006
The No. 16 Arizona State women's basketball team plays its final Pac-10 regular season road game on Sunday (1:30 p.m. AZ time) when it travels to Eugene, Ore., to face the Oregon Ducks.
Currently in second place in the Pacific-10 Conference standings, the Sun Devils (19-5, 10-4 Pac-10) will be looking for their sixth consecutive win (fourth straight on the road) against an Oregon squad (14-9, 5-8 Pac-10) which has won nine of its 11 games at home, including all five of its conference victories. The Ducks are coming off a 78-58 win against Arizona on Thursday night in which they hit a school record 15 three-pointers (15-27). Senior G Chelsea Wagner tied a school record by connecting on eight triples (8-11).
Sunday's game will be a rematch of a nail-biting 44-43 victory by the Sun Devils last month in Tempe. In that game ASU managed to come away with the victory despite shooting 25.8 percent for the game, including 14.3 percent in the second half. With the Sun Devils down by two (43-41), junior F Emily Westerberg hit a three-pointer with under 15 seconds remaining to give the Sun Devils a 44-43 lead. It was not until a pair of Oregon last-second shots missed their mark that Westerberg's three officially became the game-winning basket. Although the Devils' offense struggled, their defense kept them in the game as they held the Ducks to one FG over the last eight-plus minutes of the game. Senior F Kristen Kovesdy led the Sun Devils with 11 points and 12 rebounds.
RADIO: Sunday's game vs. Oregon can be heard live both on KDUS 1060 AM and on the Internet (SunDevilSportsNetwork.com). Coverage will begin with 'Countdown to Tip-Off' at 1 p.m. Jeff Munn is in his second year as the voice of ASU women's basketball.
TV: Sunday's game will also be shown live on Fox Sports Net Arizona (1:30 p.m. AZ time). Jim Watson (play by play) and Mary Murphy (analysis) will be on hand to call the action.
This will be the Sun Devils' fourth appearance on Fox Sports Net this season where they are 3-0. The Sun Devils defeated (then No. 16) Vanderbilt 69-60 in the season-opening WBCA/BTI Classic (Nov. 11), then topped Washington 64-51 on December 29 in Tempe and then last Saturday defeated USC 79-72 in Tempe.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR ASU enters Sunday's game ranked No. 1 in the Pac-10 in rebounding margin (+6.2), rebounds allowed (31.1 per game) and assists (18.50 per game) and No. 2 in scoring margin (+10.5) and free throw percentage (.733 percent). For ASU, Sunday's game will mark the sixth time it has played on the road in its last eight games. A win against the Ducks would give ASU its most road victories (7) since the 2000-01 season when it went 7-5 on the road. During ASU's current five-game winning streak, senior Amy Denson has come off the bench to lead the team in scoring, averaging 13.4 points per game (55.3 FG pct.). In the second halves of those games, Denson has led the team in scoring (9.4 points) while shooting 62.1 percent from the field. In ASU's last eight games, its bench has outscored the opposition's bench 288-78, or an average of 36.0-9.8 per game. The Sun Devils have committed 12 or fewer turnovers in five of their last nine games. Senior F Kristen Kovesdy enters Sunday's game No. 5 on ASU's all-time scoring list with 1,260 points. Kovesdy now needs 111 points to pass former Sun Devil Sherry Poole (1,370 points, 1984-87) for No. 4 on ASU's all-time scoring list. Kovesdy currently leads the Pac-10 in field goal percentage and is No. 12 in the nation, shooting 59.5 percent from the field.
WESTERBERG NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: ASU junior F Emily Westerberg was named the Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week according to an announcement by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen last Monday. A preseason All-Pac-10 selection, Westerberg turned in an outstanding individual effort in ASU's 79-72 win over USC (Feb. 4). The Greenacres, Wash., native tied her career-best in points (26) and field goals (nine). In addition she was also 2-3 from three-point range and tied for the team lead in rebounds with seven. Westerberg's 26 points represented the second-highest single-game point total by a Sun Devil this season (Kristen Kovesdy 27 points vs. Washington, Dec. 29). During ASU's current five-game winning streak, Westerberg has shot 55.9 percent from the field and has led the team in rebounding (5.6 per game) in addition to being ASU's second leading scorer, averaging 12.2 points per game.
ASU HEAD COACH Charli Turner Thorne: The winningest coach in Sun Devil history (166-127) and No. 6 in the Pac-10 in most career wins, Turner Thorne has led the Sun Devils to a school record six consecutive post season appearances (NCAA Tournament in 2001-02 and 2005, WNIT in 2000, 2003-04) ... Earlier this season guided ASU on a nine-game winning streak which tied the school record for most consecutive wins. (Also led ASU to its first Top 10 ranking in 22 years and tied the highest ranking in school history (No. 9) ... In the last two seasons (2004-05, 2005-06), has led ASU to a 13-2 record when coming off a loss ... Last season, guided ASU to a 24-10 overall record and its first NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 22 years ... Led her 2001-02 team to a 25-9 record, tying the ASU record for wins in a single season ... Guided ASU to a share of the Pac-10 title in 2001 and the inaugural Pac-10 Tournament title in 2002, the first league championships in school history ... Led Northern Arizona University to consecutive winning seasons in 1994-95 and 1995-96, the first coach in school history to accomplish that feat ... As a player, lettered four years at Stanford under Tara VanDerveer ... Graduated from Stanford in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and later earned her master's degree in education from Washington in 1990. Career Record: 206-167
SERIES HISTORY VERSUS OREGON: Oregon leads the series with ASU 27-18 dating back to the first meeting between the two teams in 1980-81. The Ducks hold a 16-5 advantage in games played in Eugene. Last month, the Sun Devils were victorious 44-43 in Tempe. Junior F Emily Westerberg hit a three-point FG with under 15 seconds remaining to put the Sun Devils over the top. ASU won despite shooting 25.8 percent for the game, including 14.3 percent in the second half. Last season, ASU took two of three games from the Ducks, including a 54-47 win in the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament in San Jose. The two teams split the regular-season meetings last season with each team winning on its home floor. ASU won 74-65 in Tempe, while the Ducks prevailed 66-59 in Eugene.
HOME SWEET HOME: With their 79-72 victory over USC on February 4, the Sun Devils extended their regular season home court winning streak to 19 games. The Sun Devils are now 37-2 in regular season home games going back to the 2003-04 season. In those 39 games the Sun Devils are out-scoring their opponents by almost 16 points (71.1 - 55.2) and are shooting six percentage points higher (44.6 - 38.6).
TEAM NOTES ASU's nine-game winning streak earlier this season tied the longest winning streak in school history (1982-83). The Sun Devils were ranked No. 9 in both of the major polls the first week in January, tying the highest ranking in school history (January 1983). ASU's 67-61 win at Washington (Jan. 28) represented its first win against the Huskies in Seattle since the 1995-96 season. ASU has out-rebounded its opponent 17 times in 24 games this season. ASU tied both Vanderbilt (33-33) and UCLA (35-35) in rebounds. North Carolina (38-28), Oregon (44-42), California (45-35), Washington State (37-35) and USC (51-41) are the only teams who have out-rebounded ASU this season. Four times this season ASU has limited its opponent to 21 or fewer rebounds, including only 20 by Stanford (Jan. 21). ASU has had fewer turnovers than its opponent 16 times in 24 games this season. The Sun Devils have won 15 of those games. The only exception came in ASU's 66-64 loss at California (Jan. 19). ASU is averaging 20.4 points off turnovers per game, compared to 15.8 for its opponents. ASU's bench has outscored the opposition's bench 677-331 this season, an average of 28.2-13.8 per game.
OFFENSIVE NOTES ASU has shot 50 percent or better nine times this season, including a season-best .565 (26-46) in its 69-51 win vs. Oregon State (Jan. 14). Senior F Kristen Kovesdy has either led or tied for the team lead in scoring 10 times this season. Kovesdy's 27 points (23 in the second half) vs. Washington (Dec. 29) are the most for a Sun Devil this season. Junior F Emily Westerberg has led or tied for the team lead in scoring six times this season. She tied her career-best with 26 points in ASU's 79-72 win over USC (Feb. 4). Coming of the bench, senior F Amy Denson has led or tied for the team lead in scoring four times this season. Sophomore G Reagan Pariseau leads ASU with 65 assists. She has had one or zero turnovers 12 times this season. Redshirt junior G Jill Noe leads ASU in three-point FGs with 25. Noe had a career-best 5 three-pointers at Stanford (Jan. 21) and also recorded four three-pointers in back-to-back games earlier this season -- vs. North Carolina (Nov. 25) and vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 26). The Sun Devils have made 20 or more free throws seven times this season, including a season-best 28 made free throws vs. Western Kentucky (Dec. 3) and vs. USC (Feb. 4). ASU has had more assists than its opponent in all but two games this season (vs. North Carolina, Nov. 25, at Washington, Jan. 28). ASU has had more offensive rebounds than its opponent 19 times in 24 games this season.
DEFENSIVE NOTES ASU has forced 20 or more turnovers 14 times this season, including a season-high 32 turnovers in its season opening victory vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 11). The Sun Devils have held their opponents under 40 percent shooting eight times this season. The Sun Devils have allowed two or fewer three-point field goals 11 times this season and have held their opponents to 25 percent or less shooting from three-point range 10 times this season. ASU's best defensive performance to date came in its 44-43 win over Oregon in which ASU allowed the Ducks to hit only one FG in the final eight-plus minutes of the game. The Sun Devils won despite shooting 25.8 percent for the game.
KOVESDY NAMED ONE OF 30 FINALISTS FOR BAYER ADVANTAGE SENIOR CLASS AWARD: ASU senior F Kristen Kovesdy was recently named one of 30 finalists for the Bayer Advantage Senior Class Award, which is presented annually to the nation's senior player-of-the-year for NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball. From the list of 30 nominees, a national media committee will select 10 finalists for the award later this month as the conference season hits its peak. Those ten names will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide voting process during the NCAA Tournament in March. Fan balloting will be coupled with results from voting by coaches and media to determine the winner. ASU's all-time leader in field goal percentage and currently No. 5 on the school's all-time scoring list, Kovesdy currently leads the Sun Devils in scoring (12.7 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg) and is No. 1 in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (59.5 percent). Earlier this season against Washington (Dec. 29), Kovesdy scored 23 of her season-best 27 points in the second half and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Sun Devils to a 64-51 victory over the Huskies. Kovesdy has turned in a double-double performance five times this season.
KOVESDY CLIMBS THE CHARTS: With 14 points in ASU's 77-67 victory at Oregon State on Thursday, senior F Kristen Kovesdy moved pass former Sun Devil Robin Connolly (1,248 points, 1984-87) for No. 5 on ASU's all-time scoring list. Kovesdy now has 1,260 career points. She needs 111 more points to move past former Sun Devil Sherry Poole (1984-87) for the No. 4 spot on ASU's all-time scoring list.
Kovesdy is also among ASU's all-time leaders in the rebounding department. With 607 career rebounds Kovesdy currently sits No. 5 on ASU's all-time rebounding list. She needs 50 more rebounds to pass former Sun Devil Jovonne Smith (656 rebounds, 1984-86) for No. 4 on ASU's all-time rebounding list.
FREE THROWS: ASU has ninet players who are averaging 10 or more minutes per game ... Kristen Kovesdy's 27 points against Washington (Dec. 29) are the most by a Sun Devil in any game this season ... ASU has had the same starting five in all but two games this season: Reagan Pariseau (G), Jill Noe (G), Emily Westerberg (F), Aubree Johnson (F) and Kristen Kovesdy (F/C). The only exceptions came in ASU's 77-69 loss at UCLA (Jan. 8), when freshman G Danielle Orsillo started for Jill Noe (bruised hand) and in ASU's 84-78 loss at Stanford (Jan. 21) when Orsillo started for Noe and senior Amy Denson started for Johnson ... Westerberg leads the Sun Devils in minutes per game, averaging 27.0 ... Among players coming off the bench, freshman G Briann January currently leads the Sun Devils in minutes per game (18.7), followed by Amy Denson (18.5) ... In their 24 games the Sun Devils have been led in scoring by seven different players -- Denson, January, Kovesdy, Noe, Orsillo, Kirsten Thompson and Westerberg ... Four times this season -- vs. Memphis 12/2, vs. Western Kentucky 12/3, vs. UCLA 2/2 and at Oregon State 2/9 -- the Sun Devils have had five players score in double figures. On two other occasions -- vs. North Carolina 11/25 and at Arizona 12/22 -- four players have scored in double figures. According to CollegeRPI.com, the Sun Devils are No. 12 in the nation in RPI (a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule). Their strength of schedule is ranked No. 28 in the country.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR CHARLI? Arizona State head coach Charli Turner Thorne added another great accomplishment to her coaching dossier earlier this season when it was revealed that ASU was ranked No. 10 in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll (ASU would eventually ascend to No. 9, which tied its highest ever ranking). For the Sun Devils it was their first appearance in the top 10 of a major poll in 22 years. If the figure `22 years' sounds familiar it's because last season Turner Thorne led the Sun Devils to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 22 years.
Currently in the midst of her 10th season in Tempe, Turner Thorne has more than established the Sun Devils as one of the teams to watch on an annual basis not only in the Pac-10 Conference, but also across the country. In fact, since the 2000-01 season, the Sun Devils have won the second-highest number of overall games (121) in the Pac-10 Conference. Turner Thorne is currently No. 6 among Pac-10 coaches in all-time victories with 166.
2005-06 Arizona State Women's BasketballPlayer Notes
#2 Reagan Pariseau G 5-5 So./1V Spokane, Wash. A starter in every game in 2005, is currently averaging 5.3 points per game. Has had one or zero turnovers 12 times this season. Currently leads the team in assists (65) and is second in three-point FGs (19). Scored a season-best 11 points and also had four rebounds in ASU's 77-67 win at Oregon State (Feb. 9). Tallied 10 points (3-6 shooting, including 2-3 from three-point range) in ASU's 87-70 win over UCLA (Feb. 2). Scored 10 points (all in the second half) at Arizona (Dec. 22). Dished out a career-best eight assists with only one turnover and scored five points in ASU's 73-61 win over (then) No. 18 New Mexico (Dec. 6). Played in all 34 games with one start as a freshman. One of four players on the roster from the state of Washington, Pariseau was a high school teammate of current Sun Devil F Emily Westerberg.
#4 Emily Westerberg F 6-0 Jr./2V Greenacres, Wash. Is currently second on the team to senior F Kristen Kovesdy in both scoring (11.5 points per game) and rebounding (5.3 per game). Is also second on the team in assists (64) and steals (30) and leads the team in minutes per game (27.0). During ASU's current five-game winning streak, has shot 55.9 percent from the field and has led the team in rebounding (5.6 per game) in addition to being ASU's second leading scorer, averaging 12.2 points per game. Has led or tied for the team lead in scoring six times this season and has led or tied for the team lead in rebounding nine times this season. Was one of five players in double figures, narrowly missing her second double-double of the season (12 points, 9 rebounds) in ASU's 77-67 win at Oregon State (Feb. 9). Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors following ASU's 79-72 win over USC (Feb. 4). Against the Women of Troy, Westerberg led all players and tied her career-best with 26 points on 9-14 shooting, including 2-3 from three-point range, and tied for the team lead in rebounds with seven. Led ASU with a season-best 20 points on 7-11 shooting and tied her career-best with three 3-point field goals (3-5) in ASU's 84-78 loss at Stanford (Jan. 21). Hit game-winning 3-point FG with 13.9 seconds left in ASU's 44-43 win over Oregon (Jan. 12). Was named to the WBCA/BTI Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in ASU's season opening wins against Vanderbilt (Nov. 11) and Missouri (Nov. 12). Last season became the second sophomore (Kym Hampton) in school history to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors. One of four players on the roster from the state of Washington, Westerberg was a high school teammate of current Sun Devil G Reagan Pariseau.
#10 Lavinia Fanaika G 5-8 Fr./HS Millbrae, Calif. Has played in four games this season (vs. Memphis Dec. 2, at Arizona Dec. 22, vs. Oregon State Jan. 14 and vs. UCLA, Feb. 2).
#11 Kate Engelbrecht G 5-10 Fr./HS Tucson, Ariz. Has appeared in all but one game (at California, Jan. 19) this season, averaging 5.9 minutes per game. Is currently shooting 60.9 percent from the field (14-23). Made all five of her shots and had a career-high 11 points vs. Memphis (Dec. 2). Made all five of her shots and scored 10 points at Arizona (Dec. 22).
#13 Danielle Orsillo G 5-9 Fr./HS Oroville, Calif. Is currently first on the team in free throw shooting percentage (41-50, 82.0 percent). Scored a career-best 16 points (6-11 shooting) in only 18 minutes in ASU's 73-61 victory over No. 18 New Mexico (Dec. 6). Made a career-best three 3-pointers and tied for the team lead with 13 points in ASU's 75-65 win at Washington State (Jan. 26). Tallied 14 points in 24 minutes in ASU's 66-64 loss at California (Jan. 19). Made the second start of her career (first came at UCLA on Jan. 8) at Stanford (Jan. 21). Had ASU's only four-point play of the 2005-06 season at Stanford. A 2005 graduate of Las Plumas High School in Oroville, Calif., finished her high school career third (3,340 points) on the state of California's all-time scoring list behind Charde Houston and Cheryl Miller. Has played the guitar since she was seven years old.
#15 Cristina Lopez F 6-0 Fr./HS Villa Park, Calif. Has appeared in 12 games this season as she continues to recover from major shoulder surgery she had last year.
#20 Briann January G 5-8 Fr./HS Spokane, Wash. The team leader in steals with 34, is averaging the most minutes (18.7) of players coming off the bench. Has had 24 assists and only seven turnovers in ASU's last seven games. Is No. 2 on the team free throw shooting pct (78.7 pct on 59-75 FTs). Led the team in scoring with a career-best 12 points in ASU's 72-47 victory over Washington State (Dec. 31). Had a career-best six assists with no turnovers at Washington State (Jan. 26). One of four players on the roster from the state of Washington, January was an AAU teammate of current Sun Devil G Reagan Pariseau. Holds a black belt in karate. Her father (Barry) is a karate instructor.
#22 Jill Noe G 5-10 RS-Jr./1V Tualatin, Ore. A member of the All-Pac-10 freshman team in 2002-03, Noe returned to the starting line-up this year after missing the last two seasons because of ACL injuries incurred before the start of the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons. A starter in 22 of 24 games, is currently third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.8 points per game. Has led or tied for the team lead in scoring four times and is the team's leader in three-point field goals (25). Dropped in 10 points (4-7 FGs) in ASU's 77-67 win at Oregon State (Feb. 9). Scored 19 points and drained a career-best five 3-point FGs in ASU's 84-78 loss at Stanford (Jan. 21). During earlier three-game stretch (vs. North Carolina, vs. Mississippi State and vs. Memphis), averaged 18.0 points per game and was 18-30 from the field, including 10-14 from three-point range.
#23 Kirsten Thompson C 6-6 Fr./HS Monroe, Wash. Is currently shooting 52.8 percent from the field (47-89). During ASU's current five-game winning streak, has shot 68.8 percent from the field (11-16). The team's leader with 14 blocked shots, tallied a team single-game best four blocked shots vs. Memphis (Dec. 2). Scored 10 points (4-5 shooting, 2-2 FTs) in ASU's 77-67 win at Oregon State (Feb. 9). Led ASU in scoring with a career-best 15 points while also recording career-best numbers in rebounds (8) and minutes played (19) in ASU's 69-51 win over Oregon St. (Jan. 14). Scored 10 points (3-5 FG, 4-6 FT) in ASU's 87-70 win over UCLA (Feb. 2). Was 4-5 from the field and scored eight points in ASU's 58-50 loss at USC (Jan. 6). One of four players on the roster from the state of Washington, Thompson was the first girls basketball player from the state to be named a McDonald's All-American.
#32 Aubree Johnson F 6-2 Jr./2V Post Falls, Id. A starter in all but one game (at Stanford, Jan. 21) this season, is currently averaging 23.4 minutes, 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Had a season-best 11 points in ASU's victory over Memphis (Dec. 3) and again in ASU's 77-69 loss at UCLA (Jan. 8). Pulled down a season-best 11 rebounds in ASU's 44-43 win over Oregon (Jan. 12). Took the last of her six offensive rebounds and found teammate Emily Westerberg, who hit the game-winning three with :13.9 left. Scored 10 points and had a season-best six assists in ASU's 79-72 loss vs. (then) No. 8 North Carolina (Nov. 25). Has won the team's academic award each of the last two seasons (was a co-winner last season).
#33 Amy Denson F 6-1 Sr./3V Central Point, Ore. Has appeared in every game (one start) and is currently averaging 18.5 minutes per game (8.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg). During ASU's current five-game winning streak, has led the team in scoring, averaging 13.4 points per game (55.3 FG pct.) and has been third on the team in rebounding (4.8 rebounds per game). In the second halves of those games, has led the team in scoring (9.4 points) while shooting 62.1 percent from the field (18-29). Scored 15 of her 16 points and had five of her six rebounds in the second half of ASU's 79-72 win over USC (Feb. 4). Scored a game-high 18 points on 6-8 shooting in ASU's 67-61 victory at Washington (Jan. 28). Had 12 of her points in the second half, including six of ASU's final eight points to help break open what was a one-point game (59-58 ASU) with under three minutes remaining. Recorded the third double-double of her career with a career-best 19 points and season-best 11 rebounds in ASU's 66-64 loss at California (Jan. 19). Tied for the team lead with 13 points on 6-9 shooting in ASU's 75-65 win at Washington State (Jan. 26). Was named the MVP of the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic after averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds in ASU's victories over Memphis and Western Kentucky. Tied her (then) career best with 18 points in ASU's 78-64 win vs. Western Kentucky (Dec. 3). Made only start of the season at Stanford (Jan. 21).
#34 YoVanna Rosenthal G 5-7 Sr./3V Phoenix, Ariz. Has appeared in all but one game (vs. Oregon, Jan. 12) this season, averaging 7.5 minutes per game. During earlier three-game stretch (at Wash. St., at Wash. and vs. UCLA), averaged 7.3 points while shooting 58.3 percent from the field, including 62.5 percent from three-point range (5-8). Had a season-best eight points for the second consecutive game in ASU's 87-70 victory over UCLA (Feb. 2). Turned in her best performance of the season at Washington (Jan. 28), scoring a season-best eight points, including 2-2 from three-point range. Also added one rebound, one steal and one momentum changing block in which she chased down Husky G Emily Florence, who had clear path to the basket after a steal, and knocked away what was an all-but-certain two points for Washington that would have tied the game at 57-57 with 4:15 left in regulation. ASU would outscore the Huskies 10-6 the rest of the way to seal its 67-61 victory, the Sun Devils' first victory in Seattle since the 1995-96 season. Scored seven points to go along with three assists in ASU's victory over Memphis (Dec. 2). Scored six points in ASU's 75-65 win at Washington State (Jan. 26). One of three players on the roster (Kate Engelbrecht, Kristen Kovesdy) from Arizona.
#54 Kristen Kovesdy F 6-3 Sr./3V Scottsdale, Ariz. ASU's all-time leader in FG pct. (.572), is currently first in the Pac-10 in FG pct. (59.5) and leads the team in both scoring (12.7 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg). Has led or tied for the team lead in scoring 10 times and has led or tied for the team lead in rebounding 11 times. Is currently No. 5 on ASU's all-time scoring list with 1,260 points. Needs 111 points to pass former Sun Devil Sherry Poole (1,370 points, 1984-87) for No. 4 on ASU's all-time scoring list.With 607 career rebounds Kovesdy currently sits No. 5 on ASU's all-time rebounding list. Needs 50 more rebounds to pass former Sun Devil Jovonne Smith (656 rebounds, 1984-86) for No. 4 on ASU's all-time rebounding list. Paced the Sun Devils with 14 points (7-13 FGs) in ASU's 77-67 win at Oregon State (Feb. 9). Led ASU with 18 points (9-15 FGs) and five rebounds in ASU's 87-70 win over UCLA (Feb. 2). Posted her fifth double-double of the season with 16 points (7-8 FGs) and 10 rebounds in ASU's 84-78 loss at Stanford (Jan. 21). It marked her third double-double in ASU's last five games. Recorded her second consecutive and fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 12 rebounds in ASU's 44-43 win over Oregon (Jan. 12). Notched her third double-double of the season (12 points and 10 rebounds) in ASU's 77-69 loss at UCLA (Jan. 8). Carried the Sun Devils to a victory vs. Washington (Dec. 29), scoring 23 of her season-best 27 points in the second half to go along with 10 rebounds which gave her her second double-double in 2005-06. Was named the MVP of the season-opening WBCA/BTI Classic after averaging 15.0 points on 63.2 percent shooting and 7.0 rebounds in ASU's victories over No. 16 Vanderbilt (Nov. 11) and Missouri (Nov. 12). Was named to the All-Tournament team of the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic after averaging 14 points and 11.5 rebounds in ASU wins over Memphis (Dec. 2) and Western Kentucky (Dec. 3). One of 30 finalists for the Bayer Advantage Senior Class Award, which is presented annually to the nation's senior player-of-the-year for NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball.
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