This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Jan. 11, 2010

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    UPCOMING SCHEDULE
    Thursday, January 14

    Arizona at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
    Arizona State at Oregon, 5:30 p.m. (OSN/CSN BA)
    California at Washington State, 7 p.m.
    Stanford at Washington, 7:30 p.m. (FSN)

    Saturday, January 16
    Arizona at Oregon, 1:30 p.m. (FSN)
    Arizona State at Oregon State, 3:30 p.m. (FSAZ/FSNW)
    California at Washington, 11:30 a.m. (FSN)
    Stanford at Washington State, 2 p.m.
    USC at UCLA, 4:30 p.m. (PT)

    Games local to site. Associated Press rankings 


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
    Wednesday, January 6

    Seattle 99, Oregon State 48
    UCLA 76, California 75 (ot)
    Stanford 54, USC 53 

    Friday, January 8
    Washington State 78, Arizona 76
    Arizona State 68, No. 24 Washington 51

    Saturday, January 9
    Stanford 70, UCLA 59
    California 67, USC 59

    Sunday, January 10
    Arizona 87, No. 24 Washington 70
    Arizona State 71, Washington State 46
    Oregon State 63, Oregon 57

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • AROUND THE LEAGUE
  • ARIZONA

    FR F Derrick Williams has scored in double figures in each of the last 11 games. He’s averaging 15.7 points/7.1 rebounds, while shooting 56-of-96 (.583) from the field during those nine games.

    Over the last five games, SO G Kyle Fogg is averaging 15.2 points. He’s shooting 26-of-53 (.491) from the field during that span.

    In the win over Washington, the Wildcats shot 50 percent from the field. It was the third time this season that Arizona has shot 50 percent or better. Six players reached double figures in scoring column.

    ARIZONA STATE

    With the 71-46 win over Washington State, the Sun Devils snapped a six-game losing streak to the Cougars. 

    JR G Ty Abbott posted the first double-double of his career with 17 points/11 rebounds in the win over Washington State.

    Eight of ASU’s opponents have had season-lows in points against the Sun Devils, including its last two victories where it held Washington to 51 points (season average is 79.6 ppg) and Washington State to 46 points (season average is 77.5 ppg).

    CALIFORNIA

    SR F Theo Robertson tied his career-high with 24 points in the loss to UCLA, taking his career total over 1,000 points. Cal now has three players with 1,000 or more career points - SR G Jerome Randle (1,471), SR G Patrick Christopher (1,285) and Robertson (1,037).

    Randle is shooting 66-of-71 (.930) from the free throw line, currently the best single-season mark in school history. He’s on pace to set the career record as well, shooting 320-of-368 (.870).

    As a team, Cal is leading the league in free throw percentage, hitting 217-of-291 (.746). The school record is .755, set last season.

    OREGON

    SO C Michael Dunigan has recorded double-digit scoring efforts in six of his last eight games, averaging 16.0 points and 7.3 rebounds, while shooting 38-of-57 (.667) along the way.

    SR G Tajuan Porter sits fifth on the Pac-10 career charts with 311 three-pointers. He needs seven treys to pass Jason Kapono of UCLA (317, 2000-03) and eight to pass Jason Gardner of Arizona (318, 2000-03). Over the last four games, Porter is averaging 20.5 points, while connecting on 18-of-40 (.450) from three-point range.

    OREGON STATE

    In the final Civil War game played in Mac Court, the Beavers knocked off Oregon, 64-57, ending a 16-game skid in Eugene. That last win at Mac Court for the Beavers was a 54-48 decision back on March 6, 1993.

    JR F Daniel Deane tallied 15 points and eight rebounds in the win at Oregon. He hit a career-high 8-of-10 from the free throw line. He entered the game shooting just 58.5 percent from the charity stripe.

    SR F Seth Tarver picked up another four steals vs. Oregon, giving him 150 for his career and now places him 10th on the school’s career steals list.

    STANFORD

    SR F Landry Fields picked up career rebound 500 during the win over UCLA. He is the second player in the Pac-10 this season to achieve 1,000 points/500 rebounds for his career as Washington’s Quincy Pondexter also reached that milestone.

    SO G Jeremy Green scored a career-high 30 points in the win over UCLA. He became the first Cardinal to score 30 points in a game since Brook Lopez tallied 30 points vs. Marquette in the second round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

    The Cardinal snapped a six-game losing streak to UCLA and swept the home series with the LA schools for the first time since 2007.

    UCLA

    SR F Nikola Dragovic has scored in double digits in each of the last six games, averaging 15.5 points, while shooting 29-of-56 (.518) from the field.  Over his first eight games played this season, he averaged just 7.9 points on 21-of-79 (.266) shooting.

    Dragovic has hit 12-of-25 (.480) from three-point range over the last four games.

    The 76-75 overtime win at California was UCLA’s first victory away from home this season.

    SR G Michael Roll is averaging 14.5 points over the last four games. Roll entered the year with 15 double-digit scoring games for his career. He has posted 13 this season.

    USC

    SR G Dwight Lewis posted back-to-back games of scoring 20 or more points during the Bay Area trip. He tossed in 22 at Stanford, then added 20 points at California. He shot a combined 17-of-31 (.548) from the field and 6-of-13 (.462) from three-point range.

    USC travels to UCLA this week where it is 3-4 in the last seven games in Pauley Pavilion. The Trojans will be looking for their first road win of the season.

    SO F Nikola Vucevic, the Pac-10’s leading rebounder (9.4 rpg), has pulled down seven or more rebounds in all but one game this season.

    WASHINGTON

    After tying a career-low with four points on 1-of-9 shooting against San Francisco, SO G Isaiah Thomas rebounded to average 20.5 points over the last four games.

    SO G Elston Turner hit 5-of-11 (.455) from three-point range and averaged 10.0 points in two games last week. In the 13 games prior to last week’s games, Turner was averaging 4.7 points and was shooting 10-of-37 (.270) from beyond the arc.

    FR G Abdul Gaddy scored a career-high 13 points in the loss at Arizona.

    The Huskies dropped both games in Arizona for the first time since the 2003 season.

    WASHINGTON STATE

    FR G Reggie Moore scored a career-high 20 points in WSU’s win at Arizona.

    The Cougars have found success in Tucson lately, winning three of their last six meetings at McKale Center. Prior to their win during the 2005 season, the Cougars hadn’t won in Tucson since 1984.

    SO F DeAngelo Casto has pulled down 119 rebounds this season, averaging 7.4 per game (fifth in the Pac-10). He’s nearly matched his entire rebound total from last season - 131 (4.0 rpg).

    Casto leads the league in blocks, averaging 2.1 per game. His 72 career blocks already rank 13th all-time in WSU history.

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