This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Jan. 4, 2010

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    THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

    Wed., Jan. 6 TV
    Seattle at OREGON STATE, 5:30 p.m. FSNW
    UCLA at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. FSN
    Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 130-95. Streak: UCLA 5
    USC at STANFORD, 7 p.m.
    Pac-10 Series: USC leads, 122-113. Streak: STAN 1

    Fri., Jan. 8
    WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA, 6:30 p.m. FSAZ/FSNW
    Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 51-14. Streak: WSU 1
    No. 24 WASHINGTON at ARIZ. STATE, 8:30 p.m. FSAZ/FSNW
    Pac-10 Series: ASU leads, 35-33. Streak: ASU 1

    Sat., Jan. 9
    UCLA at STANFORD, 3 p.m. CSN BA/PT
    Pac-10 Series: UCLA leads, 131-89. Streak: UCLA
    USC at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. FSN
    Pac-10 Series: CAL leads, 126-118. Streak: USC 1

    Sun., Jan. 10
    No. 24 WASHINGTON at ARIZONA, 3:30 p.m. FSAZ/FSNW
    Pac-10 Series: ARIZ leads, 42-23. Streak: WASH 1
    WASHINGTON STATE at ARIZONA STATE, 1:30 p.m. FSN
    Pac-10 Series: WSU leads, 33-32. Streak: WSU 6
    OREGON STATE at OREGON, 7:30 p.m. FSN
    Pac-10 Series: OSU leads, 181-150. Streak: ORE 2

    Game times local to site. Associated Press rankings.

    LAST WEEK’S PAC-10 RESULTS

    Thurs., Dec. 31
    USC 56, ARIZONA 50
    USC: Lewis 14 pts, Johnson 14 pts, Vucevic 8 pts/10 reb
    ARIZ: Williams 15 pts/8 reb, Horne 13 pts, Fogg 8 pts

    UCLA 72, ARIZONA STATE 70
    UCLA: Dragovic 23 pts/6-8 3FG, Lee 16 pts, Anderson 10 pts/6 reb/6 ast
    ASU: Kuksiks 15 pts, Abbott 12 pts/6 reb, Glasser 12 pts

    OREGON 91, WASHINGTON STATE 89 (2OT)
    ORE: Porter 31 pts, Dunigan 22 pts/12 reb/5 blk, Armstead 16 pts/7 ast
    WSU: Thompson 33 pts/19-21 FT, Casto 15 pts/12 reb, Koprivica 11 pts/9 reb

    No. 17 WASHINGTON 76, OREGON STATE 70
    WASH: Pondexter 20 pts/10 reb, Thomas 19 pts, Overton 13 pts/4 ast/4 stl
    OSU: Schaftenaar 16 pts/7 reb, Haynes 15 pts, Johnson 10 pts

    Sat., Jan. 2
    ARIZONA 77, UCLA 63
    ARIZ: Fogg 25 pts/5 reb, Horne 17 pts/6 reb, Williams 16 pts/9 reb
    UCLA: Lee 15 pts/5 reb/4 ast, Roll 15 pts, Nelson 10 pts/8 reb

    USC 47, ARIZONA STATE 37
    USC: Johnson 12 pts, Gerrity 12 pts, Vucevic 9 pts/7 reb
    ASU: Walker 11 pts, McMillan 10 pts/3 ast

    CALIFORNIA 9x, STANFORD 6x
    CAL: Randle 24 pts/7 ast, Zhang 13 pts/3 blk, Amoke 12 pts/5 reb
    STAN: Green 23 pts, Fields 20 pts/10 reb/4 ast

    OREGON 90, No. 17 WASHINGTON 79
    ORE: Armstead 21 pts/6 ast, Dunigan 20 pts/14 reb, Porter 16 pts
    WASH: Thomas 25 pts/11-12 FT, Pondexter 16 pts/6 reb, Overton 14 pts

    WASHINGTON STATE 65, OREGON STATE 60
    WSU: Moore 19 pts/3 stl, Capers 10 pts/10 reb, Casto 8 pts/5 reb

    OSU: Haynes 17 pts/3 stl, Deane 15 pts/7 reb

    AROUND THE LEAGUE

    ARIZONA
    Fri., Jan. 8 - Washington State
    Sun., Jan. 10 - Washington

    FR F Derrick Williams has scored in double figures in each of the last nine games. He’s averaging 16.4 points/7.0 rebounds, while shooting 49-of-86 (.570) from the field during those nine games.

    Over the last three games, SO G Kyle Fogg is averaging 16.3 points and 4.0 rebounds. He’s shooting 17-of-33 (.515) from the field during that span. He scored a career-high 25 points in Arizona’s win at UCLA, which included 19 points in the second half.

    The Wildcats did a nice job on the boards last weekend, holding a +4.5 rebound margin in a split with USC and UCLA.

    ARIZONA STATE
    Fri., Jan. 8 - Washington
    Sun., Jan. 10 - Washington State

    SR G Derek Glasser is shooting 89.1 percent from the free throw line (49-of-55). In the past nine games he has 51 assists and just 17 turnovers. He also has a chance to become the first player in Sun Devil history with 1,000 points and 500 assists. 

    ASU is second in the Pac-10 in defensive field goal percentage (.391). It’s held 10 opponents this season to under 40 percent.

    JR G Jamelle McMillan has logged 30 or more minutes in each of the last five games, averaging 35.6 minutes. He’s averaging 12.2 points, 4.0 assists and just 1.6 turnovers the last five games.

    CALIFORNIA
    Wed., Jan. 6 - UCLA
    Sat., Jan. 9 - USC

    Over the last three games, SR G Jerome Randle is averaging 21.0 points on 21-of-30 (.700) shooting from the field and 11-of-16 (.687) from three-point range, while adding 4.7 assists per game.

    Cal’s 26-point margin of victory over Stanford was the largest for the Bears in the rivalry since 28-point victory (81-53) at Haas during the 1986 season.

    SR G Patrick Christopher was named MVP of the Golden Bear Classic last week as he averaged 21.5 points in wins over Utah Valley and Santa Barbara. Christopher has led the Bears in scoring in five of the last six games, averaging 18.8 points.

    OREGON
    Sun., Jan. 10 - Oregon State

    Oregon swept the road games at the Washington schools for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. 

    At 10-4, the Ducks have surpassed last season’s win total (8) and have matched their total wins (2) in Pac-10 play a year ago.

    SR G Tajuan Porter improved his school-record for three-pointers to 308. He needs 35 more to break the Pac-10 record held by Arizona’s Salim Stoudamire (342, 2002-05).

    SO C Michael Dunigan has recorded double-digit scoring efforts in six of his last seven games, averaging 17.2 points and 7.2 rebounds, while shooting 36-of-55 (.655) along the way. 

    OREGON STATE
    Wed., Jan. 6 - Seattle University
    Sun., Jan. 10 - at Oregon

    Over the last five games, JR G Calvin Haynes is averaging 17.4 points, while shooting 32-of-59 (.542) from the field.

    The Beavers lead the league in steals (8.6 per game). SR G Seth Tarver leads all Pac-10 players with 3.0 thefts per game.

    After scoring a total of 11 points in the previous four games, JR F Daniel Deane tallied a season-high 15 points at Washington State.

    As a team, the Beavers were shooting 68.9 percent from the free throw line entering their last game against Washington State. However, they stepped up and were a perfect 15-of-15 from the charity stripe.

    STANFORD
    Wed., Jan. 6 - USC
    Sat., Jan. 9 - UCLA

    SR F Landry Fields has registered nine consecutive 20-point games, becoming the only Stanford player since 1960 to accomplish the feat.

    With the win over James Madison earlier in the week, the Cardinal avoided losing four straight non-conference games for the first time since 1979.

    The Cardinal have forced its opponent into more turnovers than assists in all but three games this season. Stanford leads the league in turnover margin (+3.8) and assist turnover ratio (1.3).

    UCLA
    Wed., Jan. 6 - at California
    Sat., Jan. 9 - at Stanford

    SR F Nikola Dragovic hit 6-of-8 from three-point range, including all five of his attempts in the first half, as he equaled a career-high 23 points in UCLA’s Pac-10 opening 72-70 win over Arizona State.

    Dragovic has scored in double digits in each of the last four games, averaging 15.5 points, while shooting 18-of-35 (.514) from the field.  Over his first eight games played this season, he was averaging just 7.9 points on 21-of-79 (.266) shooting from the field.

    Over the last six games, SO G Jerime Anderson is averaging 5.8 assists per game, with an assist/turnover margin of 2.1 during that span. The first eight games, he averaged 3.3 assists with a 1.2 assist/turnover margin.

    USC
    Wed., Jan. 6 - at Stanford
    Sat., Jan. 9 - at California

    The Trojans have won eight straight. The last time they had a longer streak was nine games during the 2006 season.

    SR F Marcus Johnson is averaging 15.0 points over the last three games, shooting 18-of-33 (.545) from the field.

    • SR G Mike Gerrity has been logging the minutes since his return to the court. In six games, he’s played at least 35 minutes in each contest, averaging 37.7 minutes.

    SO F Nikola Vucevic, the Pac-10’s leading rebounder (9.6 rpg), has pulled down seven or more rebounds in all but one game this season.

    WASHINGTON
    Fri., Jan. 8 - at Arizona State
    Sun., Jan. 10 - at Arizona

    SO G Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points in the loss to Oregon. It was his sixth game this season in which he has scored at least 20 points.

    Thomas is averaging 4.0 assists and 2.2 turnovers over the last five games after averaging 1.8 assists and 3.6 turnovers the first eight games of the season.

    JR G Venoy Overton is averaging 11.7 points while coming off the bench in six games, and posting 5.6 points per game in seven starts.

    The Huskies continue to pace the league in rebounding with a +7.8 margin.

    WASHINGTON STATE
    Fri., Jan. 8 - at Arizona
    Sun., Jan. 10 - at Arizona State

    In Washington State’s win over Oregon State, a couple of Cougars posted career-high’s - FR G Reggie Moore tallied a career-best 19 points, while SO G Marcus Capers posted a career-high 10 rebounds to go with 10 points in recording his first double-double.

    SO G Klay Thompson scored 33 points in the double overtime loss to Oregon. It was the third time this season he’s reached 30-plus points. Thompson has scored 20 or more points in 11 of 14 games this season.

     

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