This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Jan. 25, 2010
Thursday, January 28
Saturday, January 30
Sunday, January 31
Games local to site. Associated Press rankings
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Saturday, January 23
AROUND THE LEAGUE
• After dropping its first three road games of the season, Arizona has won three of its last four away from McKale Center. In seven true road games this year, UA has outscored the opposition (450-446) and has a higher cumulative field goal percentage (.429-.412).
• FR F Derrick Williams has scored in double figures in each of the last 14 games. He’s averaging 16.6 points/7.4 rebounds, while shooting 77-of-128 (.602) in that span.
• SO G Kyle Fogg posted his sixth consecutive game with 10 or more points, averaging 17.3 ppg in that span.
• With 184 career three-pointers, JR G Rihards Kuksiks sits fifth on ASU’s career list. Over the last five games, Kuksiks is averaging 17.8 points and shooting 16-of-34 (.471) from three-point range.
• JR G Jamelle McMillan has missed the last two games with a foot injury. McMillan has been instrumental in the Sun Devils shooting 45.6 percent from the field and keeping the opposition in check at 39.1 percent. However, with McMillan on the bench the last two games, the Sun Devils are shooting 39-of-106 (.368), while the opposition is shooting 42-of-86 (.488).
• The Bears are in sole possession of first place in this week’s Pac-10 standings. In order to stay there, Cal must win away from Haas Pavilion as its next four games are on the road with a pair in Arizona, followed by a pair in Los Angeles.
• For good reason that Cal is second in the league in free throw percentage (.730). SR G Jerome Randle is shooting 82-of-88 (.932) 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 336-of-385 (.873). While SR G Patrick Christopher has hit 30 of his last 34 free throw attempts (.882).
• SO C Michael Dunigan is tied for 10th all-time at Oregon in career blocks, with 53 blocks in just 46 career games.
• SR G Tajuan Porter sits fourth on the Pac-10 career charts with 317 three-pointers. He needs two treys to pass Jason Gardner of Arizona (318, 2000-03), and seven to pass Stevin Smith of Arizona State (323, 1991-94).
• SO F Jeremy Jacob averaged 12.0 points, shooting 10-of-15 (.667) over the last two games.
• The Ducks are spreading the minutes around as 10 players are averging 14.5 minutes or more per game.
• JR G Calvin Haynes equalled his season-high with 25 points, shooting 10-of-14 from the field in the four-point loss at California. Haynes leads the team in scoring at 12.3 ppg, and is better in league play, averaging 14.3 ppg.
• While the Beavers have dropped five games in league play, four of those losses are by single-digits.
• SR G Seth Tarver has played in 112 of a possible 115 games during his career. He’s started each game the last two seasons (55) and has started 82 of the last 86 games.
• SR F Landry Fields scored a career-high 32 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field and 14-of-19 from the free throw line in Stanford’s win over Oregon.
• With the win over Oregon, Stanford extended its winning streak over the Ducks in Maples Pavilion to 24 straight. The last Oregon win at Stanford came on Jan. 13, 1986 (83-69).
• Fields and SO G Jeremy Green combined for 87 of the team’s 143 points (60.8 percent) in a pair of home wins over Oregon State and Oregon.
• Stanford hits the road for four straight and will be looking for its first win this season on the opposing team’s court after six tries.
• FR F Tyler Honeycutt has been hitting the boards for the Bruins, averaging 7.7 rebounds per game over the last six contests.
• After starting eight consecutive games, FR F Reeves Nelson came off the bench last weekend with considerable success, averging 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds. He shot 12-of-19 (.632) from the field.
• After shooting 33.3 percent against USC, UCLA bounced back to shot 21-of-39 (.538) in its win over Washington, and 26-of-44 (.591) in its win over Washington State. The Bruins are third in the league in field goal percentage (.464).
• At 37.3 percent, USC leads the Pac-10 in defensive field goal percentage. Since 1983, only one other team led the Pac-10 with a lower defensive field goal percentage - Stanford in 1999-2000 (.352).
• SO F Nikola Vucevic posted his sixth double-double of the season with 11 points/13 rebounds against Washington. He averaged 11.5 rebounds in a split with the Washington schools.
• SR F Marcus Johnson put together his best back-to-back games as a Trojan, scoring a team-leading 16 pts vs. Washington State and a career-high 22 points vs. Washington. He shot a combined 16-of-23 (.696) against the Washington schools.
• JR G Venoy Overton scored a season-high 18 points in 23 minutes in the loss at USC. It was the first time this season someone other than SR F Quincy Pondexter or SO G Isaiah Thomas has led the team in scoring. Overton is third on the squad in scoring, averaging 8.2 points per game.
• Road woes for the Huskies as they scored 61 points in each of their two losses in Los Angeles last week. Washington averages 84.1 points at home in Bank of America Arena, but just 66.8 points away from home.
• FR G Reggie Moore has scored 20 or more points in four of the last six games. Over the last seven games, Moore is averaging 18.0 points.
• Over the last four games, SR G Nikola Koprivica is averaging 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds.
• Washington State defeated USC at the Galen Center for the third time in four years. Only UCLA has won as many times on USC’s home court since it opened in 2006-07.