2009 State Farm Pac-10 Tournament: Game Four Notes

March 13, 2009

 

 

  • This was the first Tournament contest between these two teams.
  • Cal evened its Tournament record at 7-7.  It will be making its third straight semifinal round appearance after failing to do so in the Tournament’s first five years.  The Golden Bears will be meeting USC for the first time in the eight year history of the Tournament.
  • Cal is attempting to become the first #2 seed to win the Tournament.
  • Cal won its 25th game of the season, second best in school history (27-7 last season).
  • Washington was the first #10 seed to play in the Tournament’s quarterfinal round.
  • Washington falls to 4-8 in Tournament play and ends its season with an 8-22 record.
  • Cal held Washington to 41 points, tied for 7th place on the Tournament record list for fewest points allowed in a game.  
  • Cal F/C Ashley Walker scored 10 of her team’s points in an opening game run of 18-6.  She made all five of her field goal attempts during the run.
  • Cal shot 14-24 from the field in the 1st half, with Walker and Devanei Hampton combining for 9 of 10 attempts.  The .583 success rate was 7th best for a half in a Tournament game.
  • For the third time this season, Cal held Washington to 18 or fewer points in the first half.
  • Washington forward Heidi McNeill sank her first 3 point field goal of the season in the 2nd half.
  • Ten of the eleven Bears who played, scored; all eleven recorded at least one rebound.
  • Devanei Hampton scored 9 points to pass Trisha Stafford and move into seventh place on Cal’s career scoring list. Hampton now has 1,537 points, while Stafford finished with 1,530 points from 1989-92.
  • Walker recorded her team-high 11th double-double of the year with 16:20 left in the game when she corralled her 10th rebound. It took her just 15 minutes of action to reach the stat level.  She now has 45 career double-doubles.
  • Cal’s starting lineup of Ashley Walker, Devanei Hampton, Natasha Vital, Lauren Greif and Alexis Gray-Lawson combined to shoot 60.0% from the field (15-25) and score 34 points. No starter played more than 20 minutes.
  • Cal had 37 rebounds to UW’s 20, the 11th time this year the Bears have finished with at least 10 boards more than their opponents. The 20 rebounds allowed was a Tournament record low. The previous mark was 21 rebounds by UCLA vs. Stanford in the 2003 semifinals.

 

 

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