This Week In Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Jan. 15, 2007

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Nail-Biters Keep Pac-10 Hoops in Spotlight

In nine Pac-10 games last weekend, five games were decided by five or fewer points ... Protect the home court in league play? Home teams were 4-5 last weekend and are 13-14 so far this season ... Five of the 27 league games this season have gone to overtime. The Pac-10 record is 13 overtime games during the 1986 season ... Here's where Pac-10 teams rank in this week's Top 25 (AP/Coaches) - UCLA (3/2), ARIZONA (11/12), OREGON (9/10), and WASHINGTON STATE (-/21).

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Thur., Jan. 18
No. 11 Arizona at USC, 7:30 p.m., FSNAZ/FSNW
Series Record: ARIZ leads, 53-34. Streak: USC 1

Arizona State at No.3 UCLA, 7:30 p.m.. FSN Prime Ticket
Series Record: UCLA leads, 52-14. Streak: UCLA 4

California at Oregon State, 7:30 p.m., FSNBA+/FSNNW
Series Record: CAL leads, 69-56. Streak: CAL 1

Stanford at No. 9 Oregon, 5:30 p.m. , FSN
Series Record: STAN leads, 83-41. Streak: STAN 7

Sat., Jan. 20
No. 11 Arizona at No. 3 UCLA, 1 p.m., FSN
Series Record: UCLA leads, 41-31. Streak: UCLA 3

Arizona State at USC, 5 p.m., FSNAZ/FSN Prime Ticket
Series Record: USC leads, 43-29. Streak: ASU 1

California at No. 9 Oregon, 5 p.m. , Comcast Sports Net/OSN
Series Record: CAL leads, 67-51. Streak: ORE 1

Stanford at Oregon State, 5 p.m., FSNBA/FSNNW
Series Record: OSU leads, 66-54. Streak: STAN 2

Washington at Washington State, 3 p.m., FSN
Series Record: WASH leads, 167-93. Streak: WSU 2

Game times local to site.
Associated Press rankings.

Pac-10 Men's Basketball Media Teleconference Call: The next media teleconference call with the Pac-10 men's basketball coaches will be Tuesday, Jan. 16. Media who would like to participate on the call may contact the Pac-10 Office (925-932-4411) for the teleconference phone number.

Stanford's Anthony Goods Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week

STANFORD guard Anthony Goods has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for January 8-14.

Goods, a sophomore from Corona, Calif., averaged 24.5 points and 3.5 assists as Stanford defeated Washington and knocked off No. 22 Washington State in overtime. In the 78-77 win over Washington, Goods led the Cardinal with 19 points and dished out four assists. In the 71-68 overtime win over Washington State, Goods matched his career-high with 30 points as he shot 11-of-16 (.688) from the field, including 5-of-8 (.625) from three-point range. His three-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining in overtime was the deciding basket. He also added three rebounds and three assists as he played all 45 minutes. For the week, he shot 17-of-29 (.586) from the field, 8-of-17 (.471) from three-point range, and 8-of-10 (.800) from the free throw line.

This is the first weekly honor for Goods and Stanford's 39th Player of the Week all-time.

Also nominated: Marcus Williams, ARIZ. Aaron Brooks, ORE. Marcel Jones, OSU. Arron Afflalo, UCLA. Kyle Weaver, WSU.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Thur., Jan. 11
No. 10 Arizona 83, Oregon State 72
OSU: Jones 26 pts/8 reb, Cuic 16 pts/6 reb, Washington 7 pts/5 reb
ARIZ: Williams 27 pts/8 reb, Budinger 16 pts/10 reb, Radenovic 13 pts/8 reb

No. 15 Oregon 60, Arizona State 55
ORE: Brooks 16 pts/4 reb/5 asts, Taylor 16 pts, Hairston 13 pts/8 reb
ASU: Pendergraph 18 pts/9 reb, Glasser 12 pts/5 asts, Morill 7 pts/4 reb

Stanford 78, Washington 77
STAN: Goods 19 pts, Hill 18 pts/7 reb, R. Lopez 17 pts/4 blks, B. Lopez 12 pts
WASH: Brockman 23 pts/10 reb, Dentmon 15 pts, Oliver 10 pts

No. 22 Washington State 73, California 56
WSU: Harmeling 14 pts/7 reb, Weaver 14 pts/10 asts/6 reb, Clark 14 pts, Cowgill 11 pts/6 reb
CAL: Anderson 17 pts/8 reb, Ubaka 16 pts, Vierneisel 10 pts/5 reb

Sat., Jan. 13
Oregon State 67, Arizona State 59
OSU: Cuic 20 pts, Jones 19 pts/12 reb, Washington 9 pts/5 reb/5 asts
ASU: Pendergraph 19 pts/10 reb, Glasser 10 pts/5 asts, Polk 10 pts, Angounou 12 reb

No. 4 UCLA 65, USC 64
UCLA: Collison 17 pts/4 reb, Afflalo 15 pts, Mata 12 pts/8 reb
USC: Young 14 pts/6 reb, Stewart 13 pts, Pruitt 10 pts, Gibson 9 pts/8 reb/4 blks

California 77, Washington 69 (OT)
CAL: Anderson 18 pts/14 reb, Robertson 14 pts/8 reb, Ubaka 13 pts/7 reb/4 asts, O. Wilkes 13 pts
WASH: Hawes 13 pts/5 reb, Dentmon 12 pts/9 reb, Brockman 11 pts/6 reb, Appleby 11 pts

Stanford 71, No. 22 Washington State 58 (OT)
STAN: Goods 30 pts/11-16 FG/5-8 3FG, Hill 15 pts/9 reb, B. Lopez 8 pts/10 reb/3 blks
WSU: Low 16 pts, Clark 16 pts/9 reb, Weaver 14 pts/13 reb/10 asts/6 stls, Harmeling 14 pts

Sun., Jan. 14
No. 15 Oregon 79, No. 10 Arizona 77
ARIZ: Williams 34 pts/12 reb, Shakur 21 pts/5 asts, McClellan 12 pts, Radenovic 13 reb
ORE: Brooks 21 pts/6 asts, Taylor 21 pts, Hairston 18 pts/8 reb, Leunen 14 pts/14 reb

PAC-10 NOTES

• Over the last six games, ARIZONA sophomore F Marcus Williams is shooting a combined 57-of-93 (.613) from the field, averaging 21 points per game ... Williams posted a career-high 34 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in Arizona's two-point loss to Oregon ... Arizona is the only Pac-10 team to use the same starting lineup for each game this season ... With 577 career assists, senior G Mustafa Shakur needs six more to move past Luke Walton for fourth on the school's all-time list. At his current pace with a Pac-10 leading 7.63 assists per game, he'll move into the Pac-10's career top ten list and most likely the No. 2 spot on the school's list ... Arizona is 10-0 when it has more steals than the opposition, while it is 3-3 in games where the opponent has more steals.

• ARIZONA STATE sophomore Jeff Pendergraph is shooting 31-of-38 (.816) from the field over the last four games, averaging 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds during that span. He's averaging 15.0 points and 10.6 rebounds in the past nine games. At 13.4 points and 9.3 rebounds per game for the year, he is trying to become the first Sun Devil to average a double-double since Mark Landsberger in 1976-77 (17.2 points and 14.4 rebounds) ... ASU's four true freshmen Sun Devils are combining to average 87.1 minutes ... ASU is giving up 63.9 points per game, currently the fourth-best mark in school history and the lowest since the 1949-50 squad gave up 59.8 ... Freshman point guard Derek Glasser is averaging 35.1 minutes per game in the past seven contests, tops on the team ... ASU has outrebounded 13 of its 17 opponents.

• CALIFORNIA ... Freshman F Ryan Anderson posted his fifth double-double with 18 points/14 rebounds in Cal's overtime win over Washington ... Since junior C DeVon Hardin went down with a mid-foot stress fracture, Cal is scoring 38.2 percent of its basketball from three-point range (55-of-144). When Hardin was in the lineup, 25.0 percent of Cal's buckets came from beyond the arc ... With 982 career points, senior G Ayinde Ubaka needs 18 points to become the 35th player in school history to score 1,000 career points. When he reaches that milestone, he will be the first Bear ever with 1,000 points, 100 three-pointers and 300 assists.

• OREGON has posted two wins over top 10 ranked teams in the same season for the first time since twice defeating UCLA during the 1976-77 season ... For the second time in three games, senior G Aaron Brooks bucket clinched a victory for the Ducks. The previous week, it was baseline jumper with :13 seconds remaining that decided the game vs. UCLA. This past week, it was a lay up high off the glass with :02 seconds left as the Ducks topped No. 10 Arizona and remained perfect away from Mac Court this season with a 6-0 record ... Junior F Maarty Leunen has pulled down seven or more rebounds in 15 of 17 games this season. He's posted 10 or more rebounds in eight games ... Junior G Malik Hairston returned from a foot injury and averaged 15.5 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 11-of-18 (.611) from the field in the sweep of the Arizona schools ... The Ducks are 4-1 in games decided by five or fewer points. Quite the contrast over last season's mark of 2-8 in games decided by five or fewer points.

• OREGON STATE snapped a four-game losing streak with a road win at Arizona State. That win also snapped a five-game road losing streak in Pac-10 play ... Junior F Marcel Jones averaged 22.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in OSU's split in the desert, including his fourth double-double of the year with 19 points/12 rebounds at Arizona State... Junior G Angelo Tsagarakis has made 11 of his last 25 three-point attempts (.440) ... Freshman G Josh Tarver and junior G Wesley Washington have each collected 24 steals this season. In comparison to last season, Jones led the `06 squad with 27 thefts. In fact the team had a total of 171 steals last year, averaging 5.52 per game. This season, the team is at 146 swipes for an average of 8.11 steals per game - second in the Pac-10.

• STANFORD has won three straight by total of five points (winning margin of 1.7 points) ... The Cardinal have won 52 of their last 61 games at Maples Pavilion dating back to the 2002-03 season ... Sophomore G Anthony Goods has upped his scoring average from 2.7 points as a freshman to his current 13.5 points per game (17th in the Pac-10) ... Freshman F Brook Lopez collected six blocked shots over the weekend, while his twin brother Robin tallied four rejections. Robin leads the Pac-10 with 2.33 blocks per game. His 35 blocked shots this season rank fifth all-time among Stanford freshmen and he needs just nine more to eclipse the single-season standard for Stanford frosh set by Tim Young with 43 in 1994-95 ... Stanford travels to Oregon where it has won three straight in Mac Court. The Cardinal have won the last seven meetings with the Ducks.

• UCLA sophomore F Josh Shipp missed last week's USC game with a small tear in his right hamstring ... Sophomore G Darren Collison scored a career-high 17 points, while junior C Lorenzo Mata matched his career-high with 12 points in the Bruins' win over USC ... The Bruins have shot better than 34 percent from three-point range in each of their last 10 games. Collison leads the Pac-10 in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 25-of-48 (.521). Former Bruin Tracy Murray is the only player in UCLA history to finish a season shooting 50 percent or better from beyond the arc as he connected on 78-of-156 (.500) from long distance ... Junior G Arron Afflalo has scored in double digits in each of the last 15 games. His personal best is a string of 18 games to open the 2005-06 season.

• USC freshman F Taj Gibson added four more blocks last weekend against UCLA. His 36 rejections for the season is seven shy of the school's freshman record of 43 set by Ken Johnson in 1982 ... Senior G Lodrick Stewart needs four three-pointers to reach 200 for his career. Only two players in USC history have record 200 or more career three-pointers - Brandon Granville (218, 1999-02) and Desmon Farmar (203, 2001-04) ... The Trojans continue to apply pressure defensively as they have held 14 opponents under 40 percent shooting from the field and lead the league allowing a low of 35.2 percent for the year ... USC takes on No. 11 Arizona Thursday. The Trojans are 3-2 against ranked opponents this season.

• WASHINGTON sophomore F Jon Brockman has posted double digit rebound totals in six of the last eight games, averaging 10.1 rebounds over that span ... This should be an interesting match up - The Huskies rank 11th nationally, producing 83.4 points per game. Washington State, this week's opponent for the Huskies, has the Pac-10's stingiest defense and rank among the national leaders, yielding 58.7 points. That's a 24.7-point differential between what UW scores and WSU yields ... The Huskies have opened conference play with a 1-5 record for the first time since the 2004 UW squad had a similar mark after six games. That 2004 team lost its first five Pac-10 outings before winning 14 of its next 16 games en route to the NCAA Tourney ... Washington was out-rebounded for the first time, Saturday at California (47-to-36). UW is out-boarding its opponents by nearly 10 rebounds per game (40.4 to 30.9). The Huskies won the board battle in 16 of 17 games.

• WASHINGTON STATE junior G Kyle Weaver recorded what is believed to be the first triple-double in school history when he posted 14 points/13 rebounds/10 assists in the overtime loss at Stanford. For good measure, he added six steals. Weaver is the first WSU player since Carlos Daniel (Jan. 31-Feb. 7, 1998) to record three straight double-doubles, and has recorded a double-double in four of the last seven games ... WSU had won four straight conference games before dropping the overtime decision at Stanford. It was the longest league winning streak for the Cougars since 1995-96 ... The Cougars host Washington this weekend at Friel Court. WSU has won two straight over the Huskies and are looking to make it three straight for the first time since winning four in a row from 1993-95.

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