This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Feb. 8, 2010
Saturday, February 13
Sunday, February 14
Games local to site. Associated Press rankings
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Saturday, February 6
AROUND THE LEAGUE
• SR G Nic Wise has hit 32 of his last 35 free throw attempts (.914). He ranks ninth nationally, hitting 90.3 percent from the charity stripe. His career free throw percentage (.845) ranks fifth all-time at Arizona.
• SO G Brendon Lavender has started to find his range from beyond the arc. He was a perfect 3-of-3 from three-point range, scoring 11 points at Washington. He’s hit on seven of his last 13 attempts (.538) from beyond the arc. Prior to that, he was just 8-of-35 (.229) from long distance.
• Five of Arizona’s last seven games are at home in McKale Center.
• JR G Ty Abbott has scored in double digits in each of the last nine games, averaging 17.5 points and 6.9 rebounds in that stretch of games. Hhe’s connected on 33-of-68 (.485) from three-point range in that span.
• SO G Jamelle McMillan ranks ninth nationally in assist/turnover ratio (2.95).
• FR G Demetrius Walker scored a career-high 14 points in the loss at Washington, hitting 5-of-7 from the field..
• SR G Derek Glasser snapped a small drought from three-point range. Hitting all four attempts in two games last weekend. He was 0-of-11 in the previous four games.
• SR G Jerome Randle became Cal’s career leader in three-pointers as he passed former Golden Bear Ryan Drew (214, 1988-91) when he hit his second of six three-pointers vs. USC. Randle now has 223 for his career. He was 10-of-22 (.455) from beyond the arc in a split with the Los Angeles schools.
• California is 9-0 when it shoots 50 percent or better from the field. The Bears lead the league in field goal percentage (.472).
• Randle, SR G Patrick Christopher and SR F Theo Robertson accounted for 102 of the team’s 135 points last week (75.5 percent). One of those three has scored at least 20 points in all but three games this year.
• The Ducks have used 13 different lineups in 22 games this season.
• SO G Matthew Humphrey had been sidelined for 12 games recovering from injury. However, since his return on Jan. 21, he’s averging 7.8 points and 2.5 rebounds. He’s posted double digit scoring figures in two of the last three games.
• SR G Tajuan Porter sits third on the Pac-10 career charts with 322 three-pointers. He needs two treys to pass Stevin Smith of Arizona State (323, 1991-94). Salim Stoudamire of Arizona holds the Pac-10 career record with 342 three-pointers (2002-05).
• The Beavers knocked off Oregon, 62-42 in the 333rd meeting of the two teams. The 20-point margin of victory was the largest for Oregon State since the 1981-82 season when they won 94-51.
• In the victory over Oregon, the Beavers tallied 20 assists on 21 field goals.
• JR F Omari Johnson posted a season-high with 18 points, 16 coming in the first half as he hit 4-of-5 from three-point range. He was just 9-of-35 (.257) from beyond the arc for the season before the Oregon game.
• Oregon State is now 8-0 this season when leading at the half.
• SR F Landry Fields posted a career-high 35 points at UCLA. It was his third 30-point effort in the course of four games. Over the last five games, Fields is averaging 29.4 points, while shooting 50-of-89 (.562) from the field, and averaging 9.0 rebounds.
• Fields is leading the Pac-10 in scoring at 23.0 points per game. The last Cardinal to capture a Pac-10 scoring title was Casey Jacobsen (21.9 ppg in 2001-02). The last time a Pac-10 player averaged 23.0 points or more during a season was Arizona State’s Eddie House (23.0) during the 1999-2000 season.
• FR F Tyler Honeycutt posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the win over Stanford. He nearly made it a triple-double as he added eight assists.
• SR G Michael Roll has had the hot hand of late for the Bruins, hitting double digits in each of the last five games, averaging 15.2 points, while shooting 29-of-56 (.518) from the field and 15-of-29 (.517) from three-point range.
• Roll is on target to appear in more games than any other Bruin in school history. He enters this week’s action having appeared in 138 games. The UCLA record is 142 games, set by Darren Collison and Alfred Aboya.
• SO F Nikola Vucevic posted a pair of double-doubles last week with 10 points/10 rebounds vs. California and 18 points/14 rebounds vs. Stanford. He’s posted four double-doubles in the last five games, averaging 13.0 points and 11.0 rebounds.
• In wins over the Bay Area schools, USC’s defense was impressive in limiting California to 38.6 percent shooting from the field and Stanford to 30.4 percent.
• USC has held 15 opponents to 56 points or less this season and only twice has allowed more than 67 points.
• Over the last four games, SR F Quincy Pondexter is averaging 25.8 points and 10.5 rebounds. During that span, he’s shooting 35-of-57 (.614) from the field.
• The Huskies have pounded the board the last three games, racking up 145 rebounds (48.3 rpg) to their opponent’s 107 rebounds (35.7 rpg). Washington leads the Pac-10 in rebound margin (+5.6).
• Prior to the last three games, JR F Justin Holiday was averaging 3.4 rebounds per game. He collected 24 over the last three games (8.0 rpg).
• Huskies hit the road this week in search of their first win away from home (0-6).
• SO F DeAngelo Casto scored a career-high 19 points and added nine rebounds and three blocks in the win over Arizona.
• Casto leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots with 49 (2.1 per game). He set the WSU freshman single-season record with 39 blocks last year, and now owns the WSU sophomore record with 49. Since Stuart House swatted a league-leading 69 shots during the 1979-80 season, only one Cougar has rejected more than 49 shots in a season (Ivory Clark, 53 in 2006-07).
• FR G Reggie Moore is averaging 16.6 points over the last five games, scoring double digits in each of those contests.