This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Nov. 13, 2006

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Mon., Nov. 13
Nicholls State at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (4), FSNNW
Northern Arizona at Arizona State, 8 p.m. (5)

Tues., Nov. 14
San Jose State at Stanford, 8 p.m. (6), ESPNU
Northern Iowa at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (4), FSNNW

Wed., Nov. 15
Northern Arizona at Arizona, 7:30 p.m., FSNAZ
Cal State-San Bernardino at Arizona State, 8 p.m. (5)
No. 24 Nevada at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Long Beach State or Air Force at Stanford, 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. (6), ESPNU
Brigham Young at UCLA, 7:30 p.m., FSN PT
Utah Valley State at California, 7:30 p.m.

Thur., Nov. 16
South Carolina at USC, 7:30 p.m., FSN PT

Fri., Nov. 17
Northwestern at Stanford, 7 p.m., FSNBA
UC Irvine at Oregon, 8 p.m.
Texas-San Antonio at Washington State, 8:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 18
Portland State at Arizona State, 2 p.m.
California at San Diego State, 4:30 p.m., Versus
St. Mary's at USC, 12 noon

Sun., Nov. 19
New Mexico State at Arizona, 2 p.m., FSNAZ
Sacramento State at Washington, 7 p.m., FSNNW
Oregon State at Hawaii, 5 p.m.

(4) Basketball Travelers Classic, Seattle, Wash.
(5) Hispanic Family Fund Classic, Tempe, Ariz.
(6) CBE Classic, Stanford, Calif.

Game times local to site. Associated Press rankings.


USC Will be the Final Pac-10 Team to Open the Season

All Pac-10 teams will be in action this week ... USC will be the final league team to get the season started as it opens the Galen Center against South Carolina ... Pac-10 teams went 10-2 in last week's games ... Rankings include UCLA (No. 6 AP/No. 6 ESPN/USA Today), Washington (17/15) and Arizona (15/16).


Interviews with Pac-10 men's basketball coaches from Pac-10 Basketball Media Day will be made available via satellite Tuesday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 21. The satellite feed information is as follows:

IA 5, Transponder 23 C, Audio 6.2/6.8

Tues., Nov. 14:
Men's Feed, 9-10 a.m. PT
Women's Feed, 10-11 a.m. PT

Tues., Nov. 21:
Women's Feed, 9-10 a.m. PT
Men's Feed, 10-11 a.m. PT

Uplink Frequency 6385MHz
Downlink Frequency 4160MHz (V)

Trouble numbers:
Dennis Kirkpatrick - (310) 543-1835
Michelle Zumalt - (925) 932-4411


Fri., Nov. 10
Oregon State 65, Portland 48 (OSU: Jones 25 pts/12 reb, Cuic 17 pts)
Oregon 77, Lehigh 65 (ORE: Porter 27 pts/5 asts, Oguchi 16 pts, Leunen 10 pts/12 reb)
Washington State 71, UAB 60 (WSU: Low 28 pts/6-9 3FG, Clark 18 pts/7 reb, Harmeling 11 pts)

Sat., Nov. 11
SE Louisiana 65, Oregon State 63 (J. Tarver 16 pts, Cuic 13 pts, Jones 10 pts/8 reb)
Oregon 84, Cal State Northridge 73 (ORE: Porter 28 pts/5 asts, Taylor 19 pts, Leunen 18 pts/17 reb)
Stanford 92, Siena 72 (STAN: Goods 30 pts/7-11 3FG, R. Lopez 14 pts/15 reb/6 blks, Washington 14 pts/7 asts)
Washington State 74, UW-Milwaukee 54 (WSU: Clark 20 pts, Low 10 pts, Cowgill 10 reb)

Sun., Nov. 12
Virginia 93, Arizona 90 (ARIZ: Radenovic 24 pts/8 reb, Williams 18 pts/8 reb, McClellan 18 pts)
Oregon State 78, Cal Poly 65 (OSU: Jones 21 pts/7 reb, Cuic 20 pts, J. Tarver 13 pts/7 reb)
Washington 99, Pepperdine 91 (Brockman 25 pts/12 reb, Pondexter 21 pts/7 reb, Dentmon 13 pts)
Oregon 116, Portland State 68 (ORE: Porter 38 pts/10-12 3FG, Taylor 20 pts/9 reb, Brooks 17 pts/8 reb)
Washington State 84, Radford 67 (WSU: Low 14 pts, Weaver 12 pts/6 asts, Clark 11 pts/9 reb)


The UCLA Bruins are picked to finish first in the 2006-07 Pacific-10 Conference Men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-10 men's basketball.

The poll shows that defending Pac-10 champion Arizona gathered 21 first-place votes and is picked the favorite this season. ARIZONA picked up 13 first-place votes and is tabbed for second place. WASHINGTON is slotted for third place, followed by OREGON which picked up the remaining first-place vote. CALIFORNIA is picked for fifth, followed by USC and STANFORD. OREGON STATE edges out ARIZONA STATE for eighth, while WASHINGTON STATE rounds out the preseason poll.


Team, Pts.
1. UCLA (21), 335
2. Arizona (13), 280
3. Washington, 236
4. Oregon (1), 193
5. California, 177
6. USC, 160
7. Sanford. 127
8. Oregon State. 75
9. Arizona State, 69
10. Washington State, 54
( ) - First place votes


  • ARIZONA senior F Ivan Radenovic led the Wildcats with 24 points on 7-of-8 shooting, pulled down eight rebounds, dished out five assists in the season-opening loss at Virginia ... Four of Arizona's starters scored 17 or more (Radenovic - 24, sophomore F Marcus Williams - 18, sophomore G Jawaan McClellan - 18, freshman F Chase Budinger - 17).

  • The Herb Sendek era begins at ARIZONA STATE as the Sun Devils open the season at home against Northern Arizona on Mon., Nov. 13 in what is to be the first of six straight home games ... Sendek is 13-0 in season-openers ... The Sun Devils have won 16 straight home openers.

  • CALIFORNIA opens the season at home against Utah Valley State on Wed., Nov. 15 ... Freshman F Ryan Anderson led all Cal players with 17 points in the Bears' 83-51 exhibition win over Sonoma State.

  • With the win over Lehigh, OREGON has won its last 15 season openers ... Freshman G Tajuan Porter was named the Basketball Traveler's Classic MVP after averaging 31.0 points and hitting on 21-of-34 (.618) from three-point range. Porter set a school freshman record with 38 points in the win over Portland State. Porter's 10 three-pointers in that game were also a school record and tied the Pac-10 mark ... As a team, Oregon established a record with 17 three-point field goals. And its 116 points set a McArthur Court scoring mark ... Junior F Maarty Leunen posted a pair of double-doubles during the Classic.

  • Junior F Marcel Jones was impressive for OREGON STATE in the Oregon Rain Invitational. Jones averaged 18.7 points and 9.0 rebounds, including a double-double with a career-high 25 points/12 rebounds in the win over Portland ... OSU's victory over Portland, was the 500th all-time at Gill Coliseum. More than 5.3 million fans have attended OSU games since the first contest on Dec. 16, 1949 ... Nevada will be the first ranked non-conference opponent to visit Corvallis since Texas in December 1996 ... Senior C Kyle Jeffers is leading Operation Santa, a project that will be sending care packages to Marines stationed in Iraq for the holidays. Jeffers is a member of the OSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and co-chair of the university's Student Alumni Association.

  • STANFORD freshman C Robin Lopez posted his first double-double with 14 points/15 rebounds and added six blocked shots as the Cardinal defeated Siena in their home-opener ... Sophomore F Anthony Goods scored a career-high 30 points against Siena, hitting 7-of-11 from three-point range.

  • UCLA finished its preseason tune-up with a 87-61 exhibition win over Humboldt State. Sophomore F Josh Shipp tossed in 21 points on 7-of-8 shooting, while junior G Arron Afflalo added 18 points ... The Bruins open the regular season on Wed., Nov. 15 at home against BYU.

  • USC defeated Cal Poly Pomona 56-47 in its lone exhibition game. Freshman Taj Gibson led the way with 11 points, while freshman G Dwight Lewis and sophomore F RouSean Cromwell chipped in nine points apiece ... The Trojans are the final Pac-10 team to get the regular season underway as they host South Carolina on Thurs., Nov. 16.

  • WASHINGTON sophomore forward Jon Brockman posted a double-double with 25 points/12 rebounds in the Huskies' win over Pepperdine. Freshman F Quincy Pondexter added 21 points and seven rebounds, while freshman C Spencer Hawes made his debut with 12 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and four blocked shots in 19 minutes of action.

  • WASHINGTON STATE is 3-0 for the first time since 1996-97 when it started the season by winning its first five games ... Washington State has scored 70 plus points in three straight games. That's the first time since a four-game stretch Feb. 20-March 6, 2003 ... The Cougars' 84 points in the win over Radford are the most in a game away from Friel Court since a 98-87 loss at No. 8 Arizona, Jan. 7, 1999 ... Junior G Derrick Low scored a career-high 28 points in WSU's win over UAB.
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