This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Nov. 23, 2009

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    THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

    Mon., Nov. 23
    ARIZONA vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
    Maui Invitational, Lahaina, Maui
    Montana at OREGON, 7 p.m. (OSN)
    Pepperdine at UCLA, 8 p.m. (FSW)

    Tues., Nov. 24
    ARIZONA vs. Colorado/Gonzaga, TBD (ESPN/2)
     Maui Invitational, Lahaina, Maui
    Jacksonville at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. 
    STANFORD vs. Virginia, 8 P.M. (CBS CS)
    Cancun Challenge, Cancun, Mexico

    Wed., Nov. 25
    ARIZONA at Maui Invitational, TBD (ESPN/2/U)
     Maui Invitational, Lahaina, Maui
    ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 7 Duke, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
    NIT Preseason Tip-Off, New York, N.Y.
    STANFORD at No. 5 Kentucky/Cleveland State, TBD (CBS CS)
    Cancun Challenge, Cancun, Mexico
    WASHINGTON STATE at Alaska Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. (FCS)
    Great Alaska Shootout, Anchorage, Alaska

    Thurs., Nov. 26
    UCLA vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
    76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

    Fri., Nov. 27
    ARIZONA STATE vs. LSU/No. 13 Connecticut, TBD (ESPN/2)
     NIT Preseason Tip-Off, New York, N.Y.
    UCLA vs. No. 22 Minnesota/No. 12 Butler, TBD (ESPNU)
    76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
    Coppin State at USC, 7:30 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE vs. Nicholls State, 5 p.m. (FSNW)
      Great Alaska Shootout, Anchorage, Alaska

    Sat., Nov. 28
    Montana State at OREGON, 7:30 p.m. (OSN)
    OREGON STATE at George Washington, 2 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE vs. Alaska Shootout, TBD (TBD)

    Sun., Nov. 29
    Princeton at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (CSN CA)
    Portland State at STANFORD, 7 p.m. 
    UCLA at 76 Classic in Anaheim, TBD (ESPN/U)
    Nebraska at USC, 1:30 p.m. (FSN)
    Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
    Montana at No. 14 WASHINGTON, 6 p.m. (FSNW)

    AROUND THE LEAGUE

    ARIZONA will participate in the Maui Invitational this week. The Wildcats have appeared in four other Invitationals (1993, 1997, 2000, 2005) and won it once (2000). Arizona is 8-4 in the Invitational and have averaged 82.4 points per game.

    ARIZONA STATE set a school record with 18 three-pointers in the 104-65 win over USF. JR G Rihards Kuksiks hit 7-of-13 in the contest and is shooting 13-of-25 (.520) from beyond the arc through four games.

    CALIFORNIA SR G Jerome Randle posted three consecutive 20-point games with 22 vs. Detroit, 25 vs. Syracuse and 26 vs. Ohio State. Randle is averaging 22.8 points for the season and shooting 13-of-26 (.500) from three-point range.

    SO G Malcolm Armstead led OREGON with 21 points on 9-of-15 (.600) shooting in a loss at Portland.

    OREGON STATE SR G Seth Tarver posted the first double-double of his career with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-63 loss to Sacramento State.

    STANFORD SO G Jeremy Green had the hot hand last week for the Cardinal as he shot 12-of-21 (.571) from the field, including 8-of-16 (.500) from three-point range, and averaged 20.5 points. SO G Jarrett Mann averaged 7.0 assists for the Cardinal in two games last week and leads the league in assists, averaging 6.3 per game.

    UCLA bounced back from its season-opening loss to defeat Cal State Bakersfield behind a balanced attack. Five different Bruins scored in double figures, led by SO C Drew Gordon with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

    USC JR G Donte Smith has been the workhorse in the Trojans first two games, playing all 40 minutes in each contest. In fact, SO F Nikola Vucevic also played all 40 minutes in the loss to LMU. Vucevic averaged 18.5 points on 15-of-27 (.555) shooting and posted 9.5 rebounds in the two games last week.

    WASHINGTON SR F Quincy Pondexter has scored 25 or more points in each of the last three games, including a career-high 30 vs. San Jose State. Pondexter added 15 rebounds against the Spartans for his Pac-10 leading third double-double of the season. FR F Tyreese Breshers made the most of his 20 minutes against San Jose State as he posted 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting and collected seven rebounds.

    WASHINGTON STATE is averaging 83.3 points through three games this season. It averaged 59.2 points per game last season.  

     

     

     

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