This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Feb. 27, 2006

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NEXT WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tues., Feb. 28
Pac-10 Coaches/Media Conference Call, 10:30 a.m. PT

Wed., Mar. 1
Deadline for Pac-10 Tournament credentials. Apply on-line at www.sportssystems.com/Pac-10.

Thur., Mar. 2
No. 14 Washington at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
Series: ASU leads, 33-26. Streak: WASH 6

Washington State at Arizona, 6:30 p.m., FSNAZ
Series: ARIZ leads, 47-11. Streak: ARIZ 2

USC at Stanford, 7 p.m.
Series: USC leads, 118-109. Streak: USC 1

No. 15 UCLA at California, 7:30 p.m., FSN
Series: UCLA leads, 121-94. Streak: CAL 1

Sat., Mar. 4
Washington State at Arizona State, 6 p.m., FSNAZ
Series: ASU leads, 31-27. Streak: WSU 2

No. 14 Washington at Arizona, 4 p.m., FSN
Series: ARIZ leads, 38-20. Streak: ARIZ 1

USC at California, 5 p.m. , CSN
Series: CAL leads, 122-113. Streak: CAL 1

No. 15 UCLA at Stanford, 1 p.m., CBS
Series: UCLA leads, 124-88. Streak: UCLA 1

Oregon at Oregon State, 5 p.m., BSN
Series: OSU leads, 178-145. Streak: ORE 1

Tues., Mar. 7
Pac-10 Coaches/Media Conference Call, 10:30 a.m. PT

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

Brandon Roy, Washington
U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week

For a record-tying third straight week, WASHINGTON senior guard Brandon Roy was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week.

Roy, from Seattle, Wash., averaged 25.0 points on 16-of-26 (.615) shooting from the field, 4-of-7 (.571) from three-point range, and a perfect 14-of-14 from the free throw line. He also averaged 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists.

In the 75-57 win vs. Stanford, Roy scored 23 points with six rebounds and seven assists. In the 73-62 victory over California, Roy scored 27 points, 19 coming in the second half, grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists. The win moved the Huskies into a second place tie in the Pac-10 race. Roy has now scored 20 or more points in nine consecutive games and has hit 32 consecutive free throw attempts.

This is the fourth weekly honor for Roy and Washington's 27th 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; Feb. 6 - Chris Hernandez, STAN; Feb. 13 - Brandon Roy, WASH; Feb. 20 - Brandon Roy, WASH; Feb. 27 - Brandon Roy, WASH.

LAST WEEK'S GAMES

Thur., Feb. 23
Oregon 73, USC 61
ORE: Brooks 20 pts/4-5 3FG, Hairston 18 pts
USC: Francis 18 pts/7-10 FG, Young 14 pts/7 rbs

UCLA 78, Oregon State 60
UCLA: Farmar 21 pts/4-7 3FG, Afflalo 20 pts
OSU: DeWitz 14 pts/5 asts, Jones 12 pts

California 43, Washington State 41
CAL: Powe 21 pts/10-14 FG, Ubaka 14 pts/6 rbs
WSU: Low 8 pts, Cowgill 6 pts/5 rbs/2 blks

Washington 75, Stanford 57
WASH: Roy 23 pts/7 asts, Jensen 18 pts/6-8 3FG
STAN: Haryasz 10 pts/9 rbs, Prowitt 10 pts

Sat., Feb. 25
Arizona 68, Arizona State 47
ARIZ: Radenovic 14 pts/6 stls, Adams 12 pts
ASU: Krueger 14 pts, Pendergraph 10 pts/12 rbs

USC 89, Oregon State 84
USC: Young 33 pts/14 rbs, Stewart 22 pts/8 rbs
OSU: Cuic 24 pts/7 rbs, Jones 17 pts/7 rbs

Stanford 39, Washington State 37
STAN: Hernandez 10 pts, Haryasz 6 pts/13 rbs
WSU: Akognon 11 pts, Baynes 7 pts/10 rbs

Sun., Feb. 26
UCLA 70, Oregon 53
UCLA: Mbah a Moute 14 pts/10 rbs, Afflalo 14 pts
ORE: Brooks 19 pts/4 asts, Oguchi 10 pts/8 rbs

Washington 73, California 62
WASH: Roy 27 pts/5 rbs, Williams 13 pts
CAL: Midgley 15 pts, Powe 14 pts/8 rbs

PAC-10 TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE-SEEDING AND TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

Seeding: All 10 teams shall participate in the tournament. The seedings and pairings shall be determined upon completion of regular season play on Saturday, March 4. The won-lost percentage record of the teams in regular season Conference play will determine tournament seedings. The team with the best won-lost percentage in Conference play will be seeded #1, the next best won-lost percentage in Conference play will be seeded #2, and so forth through all the seeds.

Tie-Breakers: Tie breaking procedures for determining tournament seeding:

1. Two-team tie

a. Results of head-to-head competition during the regular season.

b. Each team's record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular standings, and then continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.

When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to that group's own tie-breaking procedure), rather than the performance against individual tied teams.

c. Won-lost percentage against all Division I opponents.

d. Coin toss conducted by the Commissioner or designee.

2. Multiple-team tie

a. Results of collective head-to-head competition during the regular season among the tied teams.

b. If more than two teams are still tied, each of the tied team's record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular season standings, and then continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.

When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team's record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to that group's own tie-breaking procedure), rather than the performance against individual tied teams.

If at any point the multiple-team tie is reduced to two teams, the two-team tie-breaking procedure will be applied.

c. Won-lost percentage against all Division I opponents.

d. Coin toss conducted by the Commissioner or designee.



PAC-10 NOTES

  • POSTSEASON HONORS... Here's a list of the Pac-10 players recognized by the NABC:

    District 14
    First Team
    Brandon Roy, Washington
    Leon Powe, California
    Matt Haryasz, Stanford
    Second Team
    Chris Hernandez, Stanford
    Ayinde Ubaka, California
    Malik Hairston, Oregon

    District 15
    First Team
    Jordan Farmar, UCLA
    Arron Afflalo, UCLA
    Hassan Adams, Arizona
    Gabe Pruitt, USC
    Nick Young, USC
    Second Team
    Kevin Kruger, Arizona State

  • ARIZONA (17-10, 10-6)... With its win over Arizona State, Arizona has now posted 10 or more wins in Pac-10 play for 22 consecutive seasons... Arizona posted a season-high 16 steals against ASU. Junior F Ivan Radenovic collected a career-high six steals in the game... Senior G Hassan Adams leads the Pac-10 with 72 steals (2.67 spg). That figure ranks fifth on the UA single-season list... The `Cats lead the league with 10.1 steals per game. The 1997 national championship squad (10.5 spg) is the only UA team to average more steals per game... Radenovic is averaging 16.7 points and shooting 48-of 76 (.632) over the last seven games. Over the last five games, he's at 18.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, while shooting 61.7 percent from the field.

  • ARIZONA STATE (10-15, 4-12)... Freshman F Jeff Pendergraph has 13 double-figure scoring games and is averaging 14.8 points and 8.1 boards in the past nine contests... Pendergraph has four double-doubles, three have come in the last five games... Junior G Kevin Kruger has played 10 40-minute games on the year, including six of the past eight contests, and is averaging 40.7 minutes in his past 11 games. He has played 975 out of 1,020 possible minutes this year (95.6 percent). His 39.0 minutes per game season average is the top mark in ASU history... ASU is holding its opponents to 69.6 points per game, its best mark since the 1991-92 team allowed just 69.1 points per contest.

  • CALIFORNIA (17-8, 11-5)... Over the last five games, sophomore F Leon Powe is averaging 24.0 points and shooting 40-of-67 (.597) from the field... Powe is looking to be the first Pac-10 player since Stanford's Adam Keefe in 1991-92 to average better than 20 points and 10 rebounds. He's currently averaging 19.9 points and 10.1 rebounds... With 43 blocked shots this season, sophomore C DeVon Hardin is tied for fifth on Cal's all-time single-season list... Junior G Ayinde Ubaka continues to be Cal's iron man. He's logged 35 or more minutes of action in every game this season, except vs. Northern Colorado (28 minutes) and at Oregon, when a sprained ankle limited him to 32 minutes... A home sweep of the Los Angeles schools this weekend would not only give the Bears at least a share of the Pac-10 regular season title, but it would also mark the first time in Pac-10 play that Cal swept both Los Angeles schools at home and on the road.

  • OREGON (13-16, 7-10)... The Ducks have locked up the seventh seed for the Pac-10 Tournament. The Ducks could finish in a tie for sixth with USC, but the Trojans would win the tie-breaker... As the No. 7 seed, Oregon will play Wednesday, March 8 at 8:30 p.m.... Over the last three games, junior G Aaron Brooks is averaging 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists. He's shooting 19-of-30 (.633) from the field and 9-of-13 (.692) from three-point range over those three games... Sophomore G Chamberlain Oguchi, who had been on an offensive roll by averaging 20.0 points the previous two weeks, turned into the Ducks' top rebounder last week. He grabbed 14 rebounds in two games (7.0 rpg) in Los Angeles. He entered last weekend's play averaging 1.5 rpg.

  • OREGON STATE (11-17, 4-13)... Senior G Chris Stephens will be playing his last game in Gill Coliseum Saturday vs. Oregon. He's played in 116 games and scored 1,182 points during his OSU career. He ranks third all-time on the school's career three-point field goals made list with 177. He needs three treys to move to the top of the list, passing Gary Payton (178) and Deaundra Tanner (179)... Sophomore F Marcel Jones has scored in double figures in four consecutive games, averaging 12.8 points during that span... Senior F Nick DeWitz separated his shoulder late in the second half at USC. It's doubtful that he will return to action this season.

  • STANFORD (14-11, 10-6)... Senior G Chris Hernandez continues to lead the league in free throw percentage, shooting 91-of-100 (.910). He's even better in league play, shooting is 70-of-73 (.959) from the charity stripe. Should he hold onto the top spot, he'd be the eighth Stanford player in the last 12 years to lead the league in free throw percentage... Stanford's 39 points in its victory at Washington State is the fewest for a winning team in Pac-10 play since the introduction of the shot clock in 1985. The previous low point total for a winning team in Pac-10 play was Washington's 41 points in a 41-38 victory over California in 1985.

  • UCLA (22-6, 12-4)... UCLA swept the Oregon schools (home/away) for the first time since 2001... UCLA had two big second half comebacks to beat the both Oregon schools in Pauley Pavilion - scoring a season-half high of 52 vs. Oregon State (trailed 32-26 at halftime, won 78-60) and 47 vs. Oregon (trailed 28-23 at halftime, won 70-53. OSU scored only 28 in the second half and Oregon just 25 in the second half... The Bruins are 17-1 when leading at the half, 11-1 when shooting .500 or better from the floor and 18-3 when holding a rebounding advantage... Freshman F Luc Richard Mbah a Moute posted his seventh double-double of the season, a UCLA freshman record, with 14 points/10 rebounds vs. Oregon. He has now led the Bruins in rebounding 24 (of 28 games) and has 10 games of double-digit rebounds... Bruin head coach Ben Howland recorded his 50th Bruin victory vs. Oregon State.

  • USC (17-10, 8-8)... Junior C Abdoulaye N'diaye registered his first double-double of the season with 13 points/10 rebounds vs. Oregon State... N'diaye's 43 blocked shots tie him for sixth on USC's single-season top 10 list... Sophomore F Nick Young set a pair of career-highs with 33 points and 14 rebounds vs. Oregon State. It was his second 30-plus point outing of the year. Young has scored 797 points during his career. Only Cal's Leon Powe (826 points) has scored more points for a second-year player in the Pac-10.

  • WASHINGTON (22-5, 11-5)... Senior G Brandon Roy ranks among the top 10 in 10 of 13 season statistical categories kept by the Pac-10. One of those that he does not rank in the top 10 is minutes played, which makes his numbers in those 10 categories that much more impressive... Roy has scored 20 or more points in each of the last nine games... More Roy; he's made 32 consecutive free throws, which is one short of the school record of 33 set by Eldridge Recasner in 1989... Freshman G Justin Dentmon tied a UW freshman record with his 103rd assist of the season. He and Roy are the seventh pair of players to each post 100 or more assists in the same season for the Huskies... The Huskies are 15-0 when four or more players score in double-digits... Washington's 17 home wins this season ties for the most ever by a UW squad.

  • WASHINGTON STATE (11-14, 4-12)... The Cougars have used 21 different starting lineups in 25 games this season... In the 39-37 loss to Stanford, WSU gave up the fewest points to the Cardinal since March 27, 1941 (41). The 39 points scored by Stanford was the fewest WSU has given up in a loss since a 37-36 setback at Washington, Jan. 24, 1970... WSU game up 82 points over a two-game span (43 vs. Cal, 39 vs. Stanford) since Dec. 27/29, 1973 (82 points). It was the fewest points allowed in consecutive conference games since Jan. 21/22, 192 (81 points)... WSU has recorded 120 blocked shots, second most during a season in Cougar history (130 in 1986).
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