This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Jan. 18, 2010
Saturday, January 23
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LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Saturday, January 16
AROUND THE LEAGUE
FR F Derrick Williams has scored in double figures in each of the last 13 games. He's averaging 16.4 points/7.5 rebounds, while shooting 70-of-118 (.593) in that span.
For the third consecutive weekend the Wildcats won the back half of the weekend doubleheader to salvage a split. Arizona has dropped three conference games by a combined total of 11 points (3.7 ppg) and rebounded to win the follow-up by an average of 15 points per game.
SO G Kyle Fogg posted his fifth consecutive game with 10 or more points, averaging a team-high 16.6 ppg in that span.
ASU is tops in the nation in scoring defense at 54.68 points per game (1,039 points allowed in 19 games.
After going 8-22 (.267) in Coach Sendek's first year (2006-2007), the Sun Devils are 60-28 (.681) since and giving up just 60.3 points per game in his 118 games.
ASU is now 13-1 (.929) when it leads at the half this year, 32-5 (.865) in the past two seasons and 51-11 (.823) under Herb Sendek in his three-plus seasons.
ASU has won four straight Pac-10 games by an average scoring margin of +17.4 points.
SR G Jerome Randle scored a career-high 39 points in the win at Washington State. He hit 7-of-12 from three-point range. It was the most points scored by a Cal player since Leon Powe scored 41 in 2006.
Randle is shooting 76-of-82 (.927) 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 330-of-379 (.871).
SR G Patrick Christopher scored a season-high 28 points at Washington. It was his sixth 20-plus point performance this season, 26th of his career. Christopher averaged 24.5 points in the road split.
JR G LeKendric Longmire equalled his career-high with 18 points against Arizona. He averaged 14.5 points in two games last weekend. Longmire averaged 10.3 points through the first seven games of the season, then tallied just 21 points (3.0 ppg) through the next seven games he played before scoring 29 points against the Arizona schools.
SR G Tajuan Porter sits fifth on the Pac-10 career charts with 314 three-pointers. He needs four treys to pass Jason Kapono of UCLA (317, 2000-03) and eight to pass Jason Gardner of Arizona (318, 2000-03).
JR G Lathen Wallace averaged 14.0 points last week as he hit four three-pointers in each game, shooting 8-of-14 (.571) from beyond the arc. One of those three-pointers beat the final buzzer as the game winner in the 67-64 victory over Arizona. Prior to the Arizona game, Wallace was shooting 9-of-35 (.257) for the season.
The win over Arizona snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Wildcats.
SR F/C Roeland Schaftenaar scored a game-high 22 points in the win over Arizona. It was his first 20-plus point performance of the season.
SR F Landry Fields posted his league-leading seventh double-double of the season with 18 points/10 rebounds at Washington State. Fields ranks second in the league in both scoring (21.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg). Since the league expanded to 10 teams in 1978-79, only four players have led the league in both categories in the same season - Mark McNamara, CAL (1982), A.C. Green, OSU (1985), Ike Diogu, ASU (2005) and Leon Powe, CAL (2006).
SO G Jeremy Green has led the Cardinal in scoring in four of the last five games, averaging 20.2 ppg over the last five games. Green leads the Pac-10 in three-point field goals made per game (3.0).
FR F Tyler Honeycutt has been hitting the boards for the Bruins, averaging 7.5 rebounds per game over the last four contests.
SR G Michael Roll is averaging 14.0 points over the last five games. Roll entered the year with 15 double-digit scoring games for his career. He has posted 14 this season. Roll has 171 career three-pointers, which ties him for fifth on UCLA's career list with former Bruin Toby Bailey (1995-98). Tracy Murray sits fourth with 197 (1990-92).
UCLA has dropped four home games in season for the first time since 2003-04. The previous three seasons, the Bruins posted a record of 48-4 in Pauley Pavilion.
SR G Dwight Lewis is averaging 21.3 points over the last three games. He's shooting 26-of-46 (.565) from the field and 11-of-22 (.500) from three-point range over those three games.
The Trojans picked up their first road win of the season with a 67-46 win at UCLA. It's USC's largest margin of victory in the series since 1945 when the Trojans defeated UCLA, 53-25. The win also snapped a nine-game road losing streak.
USC leads the Pac-10 in field goal percent defense (.369).
USC has won seven of its last nine games.
Washington forced a combined 42 turnovers in wins over Stanford and California. The Huskies lead the Pac-10 in forcing 17.1 turnovers per game.
After scoring a total of 52 points in the first four games of Pac-10 play, SR G Quincy Pondexter equalled that with 52 points in wins over Stanford and California.
Pondexter and SO G Isaiah Thomas account for 654 of the team's 1,372 points (47.7 percent).
The Huskies lead the Pac-10 in scoring, averaging 80.7 points per game. They have averaged 83.6 ppg at home over the last eight games.
The Cougars have been keeping it close as six of their last seven games have been decided by five or fewer points.
FR G Reggie Moore scored a career-high 25 points and posted five assists against California. Over the last five games, Moore is averaging 16.2 points
SO G Klay Thompson has nearly equalled his point total for all of last season. Last year, he scored 414 points in 33 games (12.5 ppg). So far this season, he's scored 413 points in 18 games (22.9 ppg).