ASU Women's Basketball Faces No. 6 Stanford in Palo Alto on Saturday

Feb. 15, 2008

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For the second time in as many games the Arizona State women's basketball team will be facing one of the nation's top-10 teams when it travels to Palo Alto, Calif., to take on the No. 6 Stanford Cardinal (Saturday, 1 p.m. PT/2 p.m. MT).

The Sun Devils (16-8, 10-3 Pac-10) come into Saturday's game trailing the Cardinal (23-3, 12-2 Pac-10) by a game and a half for second place after having their five-game winning streak snapped by No. 9 California on Thursday night. Four Sun Devils scored in double figures against Cal led by Jill Noe who had 16 points. ASU led for much of the first half before a 19-9 run by the Golden Bears gave them a 25-23 lead with a little more than two minutes left in the half. A three-pointer with four seconds left in the half gave Cal a 30-27 lead at the intermission. ASU stuck close to Cal for the first 10 minutes of the second half. A pair of Reagan Pariseau steals set up back-to-back layups for Briann January to bring ASU to within a point at 42-41 with 10:35 left. The Sun Devils would get no closer as Cal went on an 11-0 run to assume control of the game.

This will be the second time the Sun Devils and Cardinal have met in less than a month. In the first meeting (Jan. 20) in Tempe it was the Sun Devils who nearly pulled the upset before eventually falling to the Cardinal 60-56. ASU led by as many as 14 in the first half and went into the locker room with a 10-point lead after the first 20 minutes. The Sun Devils were unable to maintain their advantage in the second half as they shot 22 percent from the field and were outscored 40-25 in the final 20 minutes. Despite their troubles on offense they still had a chance to win or force the game into overtime in the game's final seconds. Briann January led the Sun Devils with 20 points while Kayli Murphy registered a career high in rebounds with 12.

Stanford has won 11 straight games since dropping back-to-back contests at UCLA and USC the first week of January. The Cardinal comes into Saturday's game with the top-ranked scoring offense (75.8 ppg) in the Pac-10 and the No. 2 scoring defense (56.9 points allowed per game). Senior guard Candice Wiggins leads the Pac-10 in scoring, averaging 19.1 points per game.

TELEVISION/RADIO

ASU's game vs. Stanford can be seen live on Fox Sports Net. Jim Watson (play-play-play) and Mary Murphy (analysis) will call the game. The game can also be heard live on KDUS 1060 and on the sundevilsportsnetwork.com (subscription-based service). Coverage of the game will begin at 1:30 p.m in the Valley. Veteran broadcaster Jeff Munn is in his fourth year as the voice of ASU women's basketball.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

• ASU is 35-5 in its last 40 regular season Pac-10 games going back to the middle of Pac-10 play in 2005-06. The Sun Devils closed the 2005-06 season by winning their final nine Pac-10 games. ASU set a school record last season by winning 16 of 18 Pac-10 games. The Sun Devils were off to their best ever conference start after winning their first five Pac-10 games before losing to Cal (Jan. 17) and Stanford (Jan. 20) at home. They have since won five of their last six games.

• ASU is 20-2 in the second half of Pac-10 play since the 2005-06 season.

• The Sun Devils are 23-3 when coming off a loss since the start of the 2004-05 season.

• ASU has won 17 of its last 19 Pac-10 contests away from home. Its program record of 12 straight Pac-10 wins on the road was snapped following a 70-60 loss at Cal on Feb. 14. The only other loss during that stretch was a 77-71 setback at Stanford last season (Dec. 30, 2006).

• In the six games that ASU and Stanford have played since the 2005-06 season the average margin of victory has been 5.7 points.

• The Sun Devils are ranked in the top 3 of the Pac-10 in three-point FG pct. defense (1st, .219), assists (1st, 16.96 apg), assist-to-turnover ratio (2nd, 0.87), field goal percentage (2nd, .438), steals (2nd, 9.67 spg), scoring defense (3rd, 58.6 ppg), scoring margin (3rd, +6.5), rebounding defense (3rd, 33.5 rpg) and blocked shots (3rd, 3.46 bpg).

• Briann January is averaging 13.3 points, 5.0 assists and 3.7 steals in ASU's last three contests. She has connected on 56 percent of her field goal attempts (15-27) during that span.

• Reagan Pariseau has had a 15-3 assist-to-turnover ratio in ASU's last five games.

• Jill Noe (1,143 career points) needs six points to move past Lisa Salsman (1989-93) for 10th place on ASU's all-time scoring list. Also one of ASU's all-time top three-point threats (132 career three-point FGs) Noe needs one three-point FG to tie Betsy Boardman (2000-05) for third and two more to tie Crystal Cobb (1989-94) for second on ASU's all-time list. Noe is also currently 10th on ASU's all-time assists list with 332. She needs eight more assists to pass Cassandra Lander(1980-83) for ninth.

• Currently with 342 career assists, Briann January needs 11 more assists to move past former Sun Devil Natalie Tucker (1998-01) for seventh place on ASU's all-time list. In the steals category (currently 10th place with 180) she needs three more to pass Betsy Boardman (2000-05) for ninth place.

• Junior center Sybil Dosty (31 blocks this season) needs one more block to tie a trio of Sun Devils, most recently Aubree Johnson last season, for fifth place on ASU's all-time list for most blocks in a single season. She needs two more blocks to tie Fran Ciak (1989-90 season) for fourth place.

• Dosty has led for tied for the team lead in rebounding in each of ASU's last five games, a span during which she has averaged 8.0 rebounds including 11 vs. Oregon (Feb. 2) and 11 at Cal (Feb. 14).

SERIES HISTORY VERSUS STANFORD

Stanford holds a 44-11 advantage in the all-time series with Arizona State. The Cardinal has won the last four meetings and eight of the last nine overall. The average margin of victory in the last six meetings has been 5.7 points. In the first meeting of the season it was Stanford coming away with a 60-56 win in Tempe.

Last season the Cardinal won all three meetings, defeating ASU 77-71 in Palo Alto, 73-65 (OT) in Tempe and 62-55 in the championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament.

The Sun Devils defeated the Cardinal 70-63 in the final of the inaugural Pac-10 Women's Basketball Tournament in 2002. 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.

NOTES FROM THE SEASON

• The Sun Devils have already had two players named Pac-10 Player of the Week -- juniors posts Kirsten Thompson (Dec. 10) and Sybil Dosty (Dec. 31).

• The 42 points Oregon State scored against ASU on Jan. 31 represented the 13th time since the start of last season that ASU has held an opponent under 50 points.

• The Sun Devils had 24 assists in their win over Oregon State on Jan. 31. It's the 17th time going back to the start of last season that ASU has recorded 20 or more assists in a single game. ASU is currently ranked No. 11 in the nation in assists (17.1 apg).

• ASU has held the opposition to 20 or fewer points in a half nine times this season.

• Eighteen of ASU's 24 opponents have shot 25 percent or less from three-point range.

• Guard Jill Noe is the only ASU player to have started every game this season.

• ASU's 10 blocks against California (Jan. 17) not only tied the single-game high in the Pac-10 this season, but also fell one block short of tying the program record which was accomplished by the 1992 squad. As a team, the Sun Devils need 17 more blocks to break the school single-season record of 99 set by last year's squad.

• The Sun Devils have had five games this season in which four players have scored in double figures.

• In ASU's 66-42 win over UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 17), Jill Noe tallied 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists and narrowly missed becoming the first Sun Devil to record a triple-double since Ryneldi Becenti in 1992. For Noe, it is the third such time she has flirted with the feat. Last season she recorded 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in a win over Northern Arizona and during her freshman season she posted 17 points, nine assists and nine rebounds in a win over Denver.

• Sybil Dosty's 15 rebounds vs. UCLA were the most for a Sun Devil player since Kirsten Thompson had 15 vs. Nicholls State on Nov. 15, 2006.

• Since the start of the 2006-07 season, the Sun Devils are 33-2 when they have outrebounded their opponents. The only exceptions came this season when ASU fell to Auburn 75-69 in the championship game of the Verizon Wireless ASU Classic (held a 40-39 edge in rebounding) and when it lost to Stanford 60-56 (ASU held 39-35 rebounding advantage).

HELP IS ON THE WAY

Without question, one of the biggest challenges facing ASU coming into the 2007-08 season was figuring out how it would compensate for the loss of All-Pac-10 performers Aubree Johnson and Emily Westerberg. In addition to being responsible for a combined 23.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in 2006-07 the duo also gave ASU a strong inside presence on both ends of the floor.

Enter junior transfers Sybil Dosty and Lauren Lacey. Biding their time since they last played a meaningful game in the spring of 2006, Dosty and Lacey were two players who were very eager to get on the floor and help the Sun Devils ascend to the top. Both players got to take a bit of a test drive with their teammates in real competition during ASU's trip to Italy last May in which the Sun Devils squared off against four different teams from around the country.

Originally a native of Tucson, Dosty spent her first two collegiate seasons at the University of Tennessee where she was part of a Final Four team her freshman year. Lacey, who transferred from the University of Minnesota, was also part of two squads that went to the NCAA Tournament.

Thus far in Pac-10 play Lacey and Dosty have combined for 22.5 points and 12.7 rebounds per game.

Lacey is currently leading the team in scoring (12.5 ppg, 14.0 ppg in Pac-10 games) and is second in rebounding (6.0 rpg). She led ASU with a (then) career-best 19 points in its win over Iowa on Nov. 23 and would surpass that total with 20 against Auburn (Dec. 2). She would once again exceed her single-game career-best with a 23-point performance at Oregon (Jan. 3). The 23 points represent the most points scored by a Sun Devils this season. Lacey, who earlier this season had a streak of 13 consecutive games in which she scored in double figures, led ASU with 21 points in its win over Oregon State (Jan. 31), her fourth game with 20 or more points this season. Lacey averaged 14.4 points while shooting 49.1 percent from the field during ASU's recent five-game winning streak.

The leader in field goal percentage during her two seasons at Tennessee, Dosty is currently shooting 52.9 percent from the field (third in the Pac-10). In late December Dosty averaged 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 57.9 percent in ASU's come-from-behind victories over UCLA (Dec. 28) and USC (Dec. 30). The Tucson, Ariz., native averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in the second half of both games in helping the Sun Devils overcome an eight-point deficit against the Bruins and an 11-point deficit against USC. Dosty was recognized for her performances against the Bruins and Trojans in being named the Pac-10's Player of the Week. In Pac-10 games Dosty is third on the team in scoring (8.8 ppg) and leads the squad in rebounding (6.9 rpg). Currently with 31 blocked shots this season, Dosty needs one more block to tie a trio of Sun Devils, most recently Aubree Johnson last season, for fifth place on ASU's all-time list for most blocks in a single season. She needs two more blocks to tie Fran Ciak (1989-90 season) for fourth place.

JANUARY PLAYS WITH MARCH STATE OF MIND

This season ASU junior guard Briann January has shown time and again the type of play that has made her one of the top players in the Pac-10 Conference. January, who was one of five players named to the preseason All-Pac-10 team, currently leads the conference in free throw percentage (.863) and steals (2.5 spg), is second in assists (4.83 apg) while ranking 16th in the Pac-10 and second on ASU in scoring (11.6 ppg).

Last season January earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention honors in helping lead ASU to a school record 31 wins and its first Elite Eight appearance in school history. In 2006-07, the 5-8, Spokane, Wash., product finished third in the Pac-10 in steals (2.1 per game), fourth in assists (4.0 per game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.67), and sixth in free throw percentage (81.7). A starter in 34 games, January concluded her sophomore campaign first on the team in both assists and steals and second in both scoring (10.2 points per game) and free throw percentage.

This season January has scored in double figures in 17 times in 24 games, including a 22-point performance against Texas (Dec. 22), which tied her career best. In ASU's 75-65 win at Arizona (Jan. 12), January turned in a performance that was nothing short of remarkable. After sitting out the entire week of practice with a knee injury January came off the bench to lead ASU with 19 points while connecting on all seven of her field goal attempts and both free throws, while also adding five assists, one block and one steal.

January is averaging 13.3 points, 5.0 assists and 3.7 steals in ASU's last three contests. She has connected on 56 percent of her field goal attempts (15-27) during that span.

Currently with 342 career assists, January needs 11 more assists to move past former Sun Devil Natalie Tucker (1998-01) for seventh place on ASU's all-time list. In the steals category (currently 10th place with 180) she needs three more to pass Betsy Boardman (2000-05) for ninth place.

SUN DEVILS WORK THROUGH EARLY SEASON INJURIES

When the announcement came down on Dec. 26 that junior guard Danielle Orsillo would miss the remainder of the 2007-08 season because of a knee injury, it capped an unlucky first two months of the season in which Sun Devil players missed a combined 17 games because of injuries.

Orsillo was originally diagnosed with a bone bruise in her left knee one week after scoring a career-best 21 points in ASU's season opener at North Carolina (Nov. 11). She would go on to miss ASU's next 10 regular season games before it was determined that she would miss the rest of the season. In 2006-07 Orsillo scored in double figures 16 times and was one of four Sun Devils to play in all 36 games.

Dymond Simon, a member of the Pac-10's All-Freshman Team last season, was limited early in the season as she returned from a torn ACL she suffered in January, 2007. She was having a strong outing against Texas Tech on Dec. 13, scoring 11 points in 12 minutes before being forced to leave the game after aggravating her knee injury. She would return to the game for two minutes before leaving again. Simon would go on to miss ASU's next two games, including the Sun Devils' 62-51 loss to Texas (Dec. 20). Simon returned in time for the start of conference play and her presence on the floor has had a big impact. She scored a season-best 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting in ASU's 69-60 come-from-behind win at Oregon State (Jan. 5). She added a career-high six assists in the rematch with the Beavers on Jan. 31.

Junior post Sybil Dosty injured her knee earlier this fall and was forced to miss all of ASU's preseason practices. She averaged only 12 minutes in the first four games as she was slowly worked into the rotation. Thus far in Pac-10 play Dosty is third on the team in scoring (8.5 ppg) and first in rebounding (7.2 rpg). She was named Pac-10 Player of the Week after averaging 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 57.9 in ASU's come-from-behind victories over UCLA (Dec. 28) and USC (Dec. 30). Dosty has led for tied for the team lead in rebounding in each of ASU's last five games, a span during which she has averaged 8.0 rebounds including 11 vs. Oregon (Feb. 2) and 11 at Cal (Feb. 14).

Junior guard Kate Engelbrecht suffered a hand injury during the first preseason practice and was forced to miss the rest of ASU's preseason workouts and its first two games. She scored a season-high eight points in ASU's win over Fresno State on Dec. 17 and had a career-best seven rebounds in ASU's win over Washington State on Jan. 26. She has connected on 60 percent of her shots (9-15) in ASU's last six games.

Senior guard Reagan Pariseau missed ASU's games against Auburn (Dec. 2) and UC Davis (Dec. 9) after injuring her ankle early in ASU's win over Gonzaga on Nov. 30. She returned to action on Dec. 13 at Texas Tech and made an immediate impact, scoring nine points on 4-4 shooting. Although she was healthy for ASU's contest vs. Texas (Dec. 20), Pariseau would only play 22 minutes and was limited for much of that time after absorbing a blow to the head early in the game. Then, midway through the second half, Jill Noe, who came into the Texas game averaging 14 points in her previous five games, was forced to leave the game because of an ankle injury.

ORSILLO FEATURED IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Arizona State junior guard Danielle Orsillo was featured in 'The Year in Sports' issue (Dec. 31-Jan. 7) of Sports Illustrated for her community involvement. Orsillo, among other community endeavors, has spent more than 150 hours of her time the last two years at The Arc of Tempe, a recreation center for mentally disabled adults. Orsillo, whose brother Mark has Down syndrome, engages in various activities with others at The Arc, including cooking, playing video games and shooting hoops. The story touched on the friendship that has developed between Danielle and one of The Arc's regular attendees, Daniel Strelitz, who also has Down syndrome. Orsillo is currently sidelined for the season with a knee injury she sustained during the first week of the season.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR CHARLI?

With its 67-49 win over Bowling Green in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2007 NCAA Tournament the Arizona State women's basketball team clinched its first ever appearance in the Elite Eight of the 'The Big Dance.' It was the latest `first time ...' for the Sun Devils under head coach Charli Turner Thorne, who continues to build on what is the most successful period in the program's history. Since the 2004-05 season the Sun Devils are 96-30, including a 6-3 record in NCAA Tournament games the last three seasons.

In 2005-06 Turner Thorne had the Sun Devils in the Top 10 of both polls for the first time in 22 years. If the figure `22 years' sounds familiar it's because in 2004-05 Turner Thorne led the Sun Devils to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 22 years. After leading the Sun Devils to a 25-7 in 2005-06 Turner Thorne was recognized being named the Russell Athletic/Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Region 8 Coach of the Year.

Now in her 12th 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 (173) in the Pac-10 Conference.

WHAT'S COMING UP?

The Sun Devils return home to face the Washington schools, beginning with Washington State on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. They will then host their final home game of the 2007-08 season when they take on the Washington Huskies on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m. It will be the final home game for senior guards Jill Noe and Reagan Pariseau.

2007-08 Bio Updates

#1 Dymond Simon • 5-5 • So. • G • Phoenix, Ariz.

• Was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team last season despite missing the second half of the Pac-10 season with a torn ACL.

• Has started 11 of the 22 games she has played in this season.

• Has scored in double figures seven times in 2007-08, including a season-best 20 points at Oregon State (Jan. 5).

• Tied for the team lead in scoring with 16 points in ASU's loss to No. 10/11 Oklahoma (Nov. 22) at the Caribbean Challenge in Cancun, Mexico.

• Was having a strong outing at Texas Tech (11 points on 5-10 shooting) before being forced to leave the game with a knee injury. The injury would forced her to miss ASU's next two games Fresno State (Dec. 17) and vs. Texas (Dec. 20) before returning for ASU's contests vs. UCLA (Dec. 28).

• Scored a season-best 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting in ASU's 69-60 win at Oregon State (Jan. 5).

• Dished out a career-best six assists in ASU's win vs. Oregon State (Jan. 31).

#2 Reagan Pariseau • 5-5 • Sr. • G • Spokane, Wash.

• Is currently shooting 48.4 percent from the field (30-62), including 60 percent (12-20) from three-point range.

• Has a 15-3 assist-to-turnover ratio in ASU's last five games.

• Played only six minutes before being forced to leave with an ankle injury vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 30). Would go on to miss ASU's next two games vs. Auburn (Dec. 2) and vs. UC Davis (Dec. 9).

• In first game back from ankle injury (at Texas Tech, Dec. 13) scored nine points on 4-4 shooting while dishing out three assists.

• Scored a season-best 12 points on 4-6 shooting, including 2-2 from three-point range, in ASU's win at Oregon State (Jan. 5).

• Drilled a pair of three-point field goals and scored eight points in ASU's win at Washington (Jan. 24).

• Tied her season best with four assists in back-to-back games at Washington State (Jan. 26) and vs. Oregon State (Jan. 31).

• Recorded a season-best four steals in win vs. Arizona (Feb. 8).

• Scored 10 points, connecting on three of five field goal attempts, including 2-3 from beyond the arc, and had three assists and two steals at Cal (Feb. 14).

#3 Nicole Anders • 5-10 • Jr. G • Phoenix, Ariz.

• Joined the Sun Devils after playing two seasons at Yavapai College (located in Prescott, Ariz.), where she was a named a Kodak/WBCA Junior College/Community College Honorable Mention All-American in 2005-06 in addition to being earning All-Arizona Community College First-Team Honors.

• Is the daughter of current ASU Associate Head Coach Joseph Anders.

• Expected to redshirt this season.

#10 Nia Fanaika • 5-8 • Jr. • G. • Millbrae, Calif.

• Dedicated player who is now in her third season as a walk-on.

• Hard work has resulted in more playing time this season.

• Played a career-high seven minutes in ASU's 62-51 loss to Texas (Dec. 20).

• Brother, Paul, was a starter for the Sun Devil football team which just completed the 2007 season with a 10-3 record.

#11 Kate Engelbrecht • 5-10 • Jr. • G • Tucson, Ariz.

• Was expected to be a major contributor this season before fracturing her left hand on the first official day of practice in October. As a result she missed ASU's first two games and played with a splint on the hand for her first five games back on the floor.

• Has connected on 60 percent of her field goal attempts (9-15) in ASU's last six games.

• Had a season-best eight points in win over Fresno State (Dec. 17).

• Played a career-high 30 minutes in loss vs. Texas (Dec. 20) and had four points and a season-best four assists.

• Scored four points and grabbed a career-best seven rebounds in win at Washington State (Jan. 26).

• Made all three of her field goal attempts, scored seven points, dished out a pair of assists and had three steals in win vs. Arizona (Feb. 8).

#13 Danielle Orsillo • 5-9 • Jr. • G • Oroville, Calif.

• Is out for the season with a knee injury.

• In her only action of the season, Orsillo scored a career-best 21 points in ASU's season-opening loss at North Carolina (Nov. 11) in the Hall of Fame Tip-OffClassic.

#20 Briann January • 5-8 • Jr. • G • Spokane, Wash.

• Was selected to the Pac-10's preseason All-Conference Team as selected by media that cover the league.

• Currently leads the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.863) and steals (2.50 spg) and is second in assists (4.83 apg) while ranking 16th in the Pac-10 and second on ASU in scoring (11.6 ppg).

• Currently with 342 career assists, January needs 11 more assists to move past former Sun Devil Natalie Tucker (1998-01) for seventh place on ASU's all-time list. In the steals category (currently 10th place with 180) she needs three more to pass Betsy Boardman (2000-05) for ninth place.

• In ASU last three games January has averaged 13.3 points, 5.0 assists and 3.7 steals. She has connected on 56 percent of her field goal attempts (15-27) during that span.

• Has scored in double figures in 17 times this season, including a 22-point performance against Texas (Dec. 22), which tied her career best.

• Has led or shared the team lead in scoring seven times this season.

• Has had four or more steals seven times this season, including a season-best five steals vs. Oregon (Feb. 2).

• Tallied a season-best seven assists at North Carolina (Nov. 11) and vs. Fresno State (Dec. 17).

• Missed only start of the season at Arizona (Jan. 12) after not practicing the entire week because of a knee injury she sustained one week earlier at Oregon State. Despite not starting, still led the team in minutes (31) and was a perfect 7-7 from the field, including 3-3 from three-point range, and 2-2 from the free throw line to lead the team with 19 points in the win.

• Scored 14 points (6-12 FGs), distributed four assists and had a season-best five steals in win vs. Oregon (Feb. 2).

• Had second consecutive 14-point game, while also tallying six assists and four steals in win vs. Arizona (Feb. 8).

• Scored 12 points on 6-11 shooting while adding five assists and two steals at Cal (Feb. 14).

#21 Kayli Murphy • 6-2 • Jr. • F • Phoenix, Ariz.

• Has seen action in every game this season, including four starting assignments.

• Scored six points in back-to-back games vs. Yale (Nov. 19) and vs. Oklahoma (Nov. 22). Also added six rebounds vs. Yale.

• Tied her (then) career best with eight rebounds in ASU's 66-63 win over USC (Dec. 30).

• Recorded career-best marks in rebounds (12) and assists (4) vs. Stanford (Jan. 20).

• Made first start of her career at Washington (Jan. 24) and scored a career-best 11 points on 4-4 shooting.

• Scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds and had two steals and two assists in win at Washington State (Jan. 26).

• Made four of seven field goal attempts and tied her season best with three steals in win vs. Arizona (Feb. 8).

#22 Jill Noe • 5-10 • Grad. • G • Tualatin, Ore.

• Is in her sixth year with the Sun Devil program.

• Missed back-to-back seasons with ACL injuries after a freshman season in which she earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honors.

• Currently a graduate student, Noe earned her undergraduate degree (communications) in December 2006. She is on track to earn her master's degree (liberal studies) in May.

• Is the only Sun Devil player to have started every game this season.

• Currently with 1,143 career points, Noe needs six points to move past Lisa Salsman (1989-93) for 10th place on ASU's all-time scoring list. Also one of ASU's all-time top three-point threats (132 career three-point FGs) Noe needs one three-point FG to tie Betsy Boardman (2000-05) for third and two more to tie Crystal Cobb (1989-94) for second on ASU's all-time list. Noe is also currently 10th on ASU's all-time assists list with 332. She needs eight more assists to pass Cassandra Lander (1980-83) for ninth.

• Has scored in double figures nine times this season, including a season-best 20 points in ASU's loss at Texas Tech (Dec. 13). Also had a season-best 10 rebounds at Texas Tech.

• Has had a season-best four steals two times this season.

• In ASU's 66-42 win over UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 17), Noe tallied 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists and narrowly missed becoming the first Sun Devil to record a triple-double since Ryneldi Becenti in 1992.

• Was named to the Verzion Wireless ASU Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 16 points, 4.5 assists and four rebounds vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 30) and Auburn (Dec. 2). With Reagan Pariseau and Danielle Orsillo sidelined because of injuries, played a career-high 37 minutes and scored 16 points (7-11 FGs) to go along with four rebounds and three assists in 75-69 loss to Auburn in the championship game of the Verizon Wireless ASU Classic.

• Had a career-best three blocks vs. Cal (Jan. 17).

• Made five of her six field goal attempts, including 2-3 three-point FGs, and scored 13 points in ASU's win at Washington State (Jan. 26).

• Led ASU with 16 points at Cal (Feb. 14).

#23 Kirsten Thompson • 6-6 • Jr. • C • Monroe, Wash.

• Has played in every game this season.

• Has scored in double figures three times this season.

• Made 63 percent (12-19) of her shots during ASU's recent five-game winning streak.

• Hit two of her three field goal attempts, including the game winning basket with three seconds left in ASU's 60-58 win vs. Iowa in Cancun, Mexico (Nov. 23).

• Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after scoring a season-best 16 points and making all seven of her field goal attempts and both free throw attempts in ASU's win over UC Davis (Dec. 9).

• Had three blocks vs. Cal (Jan. 17).

• Had a strong outing in win vs. Arizona (Feb. 8), which produced eight points (4-5 FGs) and a career-best five blocks.

#24 Stephanie Wilber • 6-1 • Fr. • G/F • Auburn, Wash.

• Has played in nine games.

• Broke into the scoring column with field goals in back-to-back games vs. UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 17) and vs. Yale (Nov. 19). Also had a season-best five rebounds against UC Santa Barbara.

#30 Gabby Fage • 5-11 • So. • G • Belgrave, Victoria, Australia

• Has played in 22 games.

• Had season bests in points (4) and assists (4) in win vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 30).

#32 Becca Tobin • 6-5 • Fr. • F • Glendale, Ariz.

• Has played in 23 games.

• Is shooting 51.1 percent from the field (23-45).

• Has had a season-best five rebounds on five occasions.

• Was a perfect 4-4 from the field and scored a season-best eight points in win over UC Davis (Dec. 9).

• Matched her season high in scoring with eight points while playing a season-high 15 minutes in ASU's win over Fresno State (Dec. 17).

• Scored six points (3-4 FGs) and had five rebounds in win vs. Oregon State (Jan. 31).

• Helped lead her high school team (Glendale Cactus) to three 4A state titles.

#33 Sybil Dosty • 6-4 • Jr. • C • Tucson, Ariz.

• Is in her first full season playing with the Sun Devils after transferring from Tennessee following the 2005-06 season. Sat out last season due to NCAA practice rules, however still practiced with the team.

• Missed all of the preseason after injuring her knee in late September.

• Averaged 12 minutes in ASU's first four games as she healed from the injury.

• Has led or tied for the team lead in rebounds 13 times, including each of ASU's last five games, a span during which she has averaged 8.0 rebounds including 11 vs. Oregon (Feb. 2) and 11 at Cal (Feb. 14).

• In Pac-10 games has paced ASU in rebounding (7.2 rpg) and is third in scoring (8.4 ppg).

• Has scored in double figures seven times this season.

• Currently with 31 blocks this season, Dosty needs one more block to tie a trio of Sun Devils, most recently Aubree Johnson last season, for fifth place on ASU's all-time list for most blocks in a single season. She needs two more blocks to tie Fran Ciak (1989-90 season) for fourth place.

• The leader in field goal percentage during her two seasons at Tennessee, Dosty is currently shooting 52.9 percent, which leads ASU and is third in the Pac-10.

• Was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week after averaging 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 57.9 percent in ASU's come-from-behind victories over UCLA (Dec. 28) and USC (Dec. 30). In the two wins, Dosty averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in the second half of both games in helping the Sun Devils overcome an eight-point deficit against the Bruins and an 11-point deficit against USC.

• Notched her fourth double-figure rebounding game (11) of the season to go along with nine points and a career-best four blocked shots in win vs. Oregon (Feb. 2).

• Recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds and tied her career best in assists (3) at Cal (Feb. 14).

#34 Lauren Lacey • 6-4 • Jr. • F • Olympia Fields, Ill.

• Is in her first full season playing with the Sun Devils after transferring from Minnesota following the 2005-06 season. Sat out last season due to NCAA practice rules, however still practiced with the team.

• Currently leads the Sun Devils in scoring (12.5 ppg, 14.0 ppg in Pac-10 games) and is second in rebounding (6.0 rpg).

• Has led or tied for the team lead in scoring 13 times and in rebounding six times.

• Averaged 14.4 points and shot 49 percent from the field (28-57) during ASU's recent five-game winning streak.

• Has scored in double figures 17 times this season and has grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds on three occasions.

• Led ASU with 19 points in its win over Iowa (Nov. 23) and would surpass that total with 20 against Auburn (Dec. 2).

• She would once again exceed her single-game career-best with a 23-point performance at Oregon (Jan. 3). The 23 points represent the most points scored by a Sun Devils this season.

• Came off the bench to lead ASU with 20 points to go along with eight rebounds in win at Washington (Jan. 24).

• Led ASU with 20 points on 8-11 shooting in win vs. Oregon State (Jan. 31).

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