Sun Devils Host Stanford in GOLD OUT Game on Thursday Night
Feb. 15, 2006
The No. 15 Arizona State women's basketball team will be putting a pair of streaks -- six consecutive wins and 19 consecutive regular season wins at home -- on the line this Thursday night (6:30 p.m.) when it hosts the No. 11 Stanford Cardinal at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe.
After playing six of their last eight games on the road, the Sun Devils will be playing their final three regular season games at home, beginning with Thursday night's game against the Cardinal.
Stanford (18-5, 12-2 Pac-10) and ASU (20-5, 11-4 Pac-10) come into Thursday's game as the first- and second-place teams, respectively, in the Pac-10 Conference. Both teams have encountered a great deal of success recently as the Sun Devils have won their last six games , including four on the road, and eight of 10 overall while the Cardinal has been victorious in its last five contests and 12 of 13 overall.
The last time the Sun Devils came up on the short end of the stick was when they lost to Stanford (84-78) on January 21 in Palo Alto, Calif. In that game, ASU led by as many as 13 in the first half and had a seven-point lead (58-51) with just under 12 minutes remaining in the game before Stanford went on an 11-2 run over a five-plus minute span to take a lead it would never surrender. ASU was led in the game by junior F Emily Westerberg (20 pts, 6 rebs), redshirt junior G Jill Noe (19 pts, 5 rebs) and senior F Kristen Kovesdy (16 pts, 10 rebs), who combined for 55 of ASU's 78 points. Noe's game included hitting a career-best five three-pointers. As a team, the Sun Devils tied a season best by hitting 10 three-points FGs.
GOLD OUT: All fans attending the game who wear the color GOLD (hat, shirt, pants, jacket, etc.) will be admitted for FREE!
RADIO: Thursday night's game vs. Stanford can be heard live both on KXAM 1310 AM and on the Internet (SunDevilSportsNetwork.com). Coverage will begin with 'Countdown to Tip-Off' at 6 p.m. Jeff Munn is in his second year as the voice of ASU women's basketball. He will be joined on the broadcast by Seth Sulka, General Manager of the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.
TV: Thursday night's game will be shown live on KAZ-TV. George Allen and Doug Gerlach will be on hand to call the action.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR ASU enters Thursday's game ranked No. 1 in the Pac-10 in rebounding margin (+5.9), rebounds allowed (31.4 per game) and assists (18.3 per game) and No. 2 in scoring margin (+10.5) and free throw percentage (.725 percent). The Sun Devils have won their last 19 regular season games at home and are 37-2 since the 2003-04 season. A win against Stanford would tie ASU's longest Pac-10 winning streak in school history. The Sun Devils won seven consecutive conference games in 2000-01, the same season they tied Stanford and Washington for first place in the Pac-10. During ASU's current six-game winning streak, senior Amy Denson has come off the bench to lead the team in scoring, averaging 12.3 points per game (52.7 FG pct.). During its six-game winning streak, the Sun Devils have committed 12 or fewer turnovers four times, including a season-low eight turnovers in its 62-52 win over Oregon (Feb. 12). Senior F Kristen Kovesdy enters Thursday's game No. 5 on ASU's all-time scoring list with 1,264 points. Kovesdy needs 107 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. 15 in the nation, shooting 59.1 percent from the field.
ASU HEAD COACH Charli Turner Thorne: The winningest coach in Sun Devil history (167-127) 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: 207-167
SERIES HISTORY VERSUS STANFORD: Stanford holds a 40-10 advantage in the all-time series with Arizona State, including a 15-8 advantage in games played in Tempe. The Cardinal won all three meetings last season -- 68-53 in Tempe, 67-53 in Palo Alto and 56-42 in the final of the Pac-10 Tournament. In 2003-04, the two teams split a pair of meetings with then No. 7 Stanford earning a 60-46 win in Palo Alto on Jan. 8 and ASU upsetting the seventh-ranked Cardinal 73-53 on Feb. 7 in Tempe. That snapped ASU's three-game losing streak to Stanford and marked the only double-digit loss of the season for the Cardinal, which advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. ASU's lone victory at Stanford came during the 1983-84 season when the Sun Devils came away from Maples Pavilion with an 84-72 victory on March 3, 1984.
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 7-4 road record is its best mark in such games since the 2000-01 season when it went 7-5. With 20 wins this season, the Sun Devils have now won 20 or more games four times in the last six seasons. 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 25 games this season. ASU tied both Vanderbilt (33-33) and UCLA (35-35) in rebounds. North Carolina (38-28), Oregon (twice, 44-42 & 39-36), 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 17 times in 25 games this season. The Sun Devils have won 16 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 15.5 for its opponents. ASU's bench has outscored the opposition's bench 708-356 this season, an average of 28.3-14.2 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 seven 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 67 assists. She has had one or zero turnovers 13 times this season. Redshirt junior G Jill Noe leads ASU in three-point FGs with 26. 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 20 times in 25 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 nine 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 (12.4 ppg) and rebounding (6.6 rpg) and is No. 1 in the Pac-10 and No. 15 in the nation in field goal percentage (59.1 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 four points in ASU's 62-52 victory at Oregon last Sunday, senior F Kristen Kovesdy continued to moved closer to moving up another spot on ASU's all-time scoring list. Currently with 1,264 career points. She needs 107 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 613 career rebounds Kovesdy currently sits No. 5 on ASU's all-time rebounding list. She needs 44 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 nine 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 (18.8), followed by Amy Denson (18.6) ... In their 25 games the Sun Devils have been led in scoring by eight different players -- Denson, January, Johnson, 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. The Sun Devils are No. 11 in the latest NCAA RPI rankings (RPI is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule).
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 (122) in the Pac-10 Conference. Turner Thorne is currently No. 6 among Pac-10 coaches in all-time victories with 167.
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 13 times this season. Currently leads the team in assists (67) 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 (11.4 points per game) and rebounding (5.2 per game). Is also second on the team in assists (65) and steals (31) and leads the team in minutes per game (27.0). During ASU's current five-game winning streak, has shot 53.5 percent from the field and has led the team in rebounding (5.5 per game) in addition to being ASU's second leading scorer, averaging 11.8 points per game. Has led or tied for the team lead in scoring seven 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 (41-51, 80.4 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 35, is averaging the most minutes (18.8) of players coming off the bench. Has had 26 assists and only seven turnovers in ASU's last eight games. Is No. 2 on the team in 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 23 of 25 games, is currently third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.7 points per game. Has shot 7-14 in her last two outings (at Oregon State and at Oregon). 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 52.2 percent from the field (48-92). During ASU's current six-game winning streak, has shot 63.2 percent from the field (12-19). 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, 5.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Tied for the team lead with 10 points to go along with four rebounds in ASU's 62-52 win at Oregon (Feb. 12). 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 18.6 minutes per game (8.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg). During ASU's current six-game winning streak, has led the team in scoring, averaging 12.3 points per game (52.7 FG pct.) and has been third on the team in rebounding (4.5 rebounds per game). 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). Scored six points and had two steals and two assists in 62-52 win at Oregon (Feb. 12). 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 and No. 15 in the nation in FG pct. (59.1) and leads the team in both scoring (12.4 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 12 times. Is currently No. 5 on ASU's all-time scoring list with 1,264 points. Needs 107 points to pass former Sun Devil Sherry Poole (1,370 points, 1984-87) for No. 4 on ASU's all-time scoring list.With 613 career rebounds Kovesdy currently sits No. 5 on ASU's all-time rebounding list. Needs 44 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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