This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
March 1, 2010
Saturday, March 6
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LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Saturday, February 27
AROUND THE LEAGUE
FR G Lamont Jones scored a season-high 16 points in the win at Stanford, including the game-winner at the buzzer.
FR F Derrick Williams leads the Wildcats in scoring, averaging 15.8 points per game. In the previous 31 seasons of Pac-10 play, only two freshmen have led the team in scoring - Jerryd Bayless (19.7 ppg/2007-08) and Sean Elliott (15.6 ppg/1985-86).
In addition, Williams, who is sixth in the Pac-10 with 6.8 rebounds per game, is looking to become the first freshman to lead the Wildcats in rebounding since Frank Smith (6.0 rpg/1979-80).
SR G Derek Glasser needs nine points to reach 1,000 points for his career.
SR C Eric Boateng was a perfect 11-of-11 from the field in ASU's win at Stanford. Only three other players in Pac-10 history made as many field goals in a conference game without a miss - Byrce Taylor, ORE (11-11 vs. USC, 3/10/07); Tommy Smith, ASU (11-11 vs. Washington, 2/10/01); Marques Johnson, UCLA (11-11 vs. California, 2/27/76).
With a 14-3 home record, the Sun Devils have a chance to eclipse the 2008 record of most home wins in a season (15).
SR G Jerome Randle sits second on the school's career scoring list with 1,733 points. He needs 44 points to move into the top spot, passing Sean Lampley's school record 1,776 points (1998-01). He's also third on Cal's all-time list with 505 assists.
SR G Patrick Christopher matched a Cal record for games played in a career with 128. He's tied with Keith Smith (1987-90).
Over the last two games, SR F Jamal Boykin is shooting 14-of 22 (.636) from the field, averaging 17.0 points and 8.5 rebounds.
The Bears are 31-3 at home over the last two seasons.
The Ducks swept the LA road swing for the first time since the 2001-02 season.
SO F Jeremy Jacob is averaging 14.5 points over the last four games. He's scored 10 or more points in eight of the last 11 games.
SR G Tajuan Porter snapped a shooting slump from three-point range when he connected on 7-of-9 from beyond the arc vs. UCLA. In the seven games prior to the UCLA contest, Porter hit just 6-of-31 (.194) from long distance.
Porter sits second on the Pac-10 career charts with 334 three-pointers. He needs nine treys to take over the top spot from Salim Stoudamire (342; 2002-05).
With the 49-44 win over USC, the Beavers defeated the Trojans in Los Angeles for the first time since the 2002-03 season.
Over the last four games, FR F/C Joe Burton is averaging 8.8 points and 8.0 rebounds. In 12 previous Pac-10 games, he averaged 2.1 points and 2.8 rebounds.
Oregon State is now 10-1 this season when leading at the half.
In league games only, the Beavers are second in the Pac-10 allowing 59.4 points per game. Since Washington scored 76 points in the league-opener, OSU has not allowed more than 66 points in Pac-10 play.
With 642 points, SR F Landry Fields became the fifth different Cardinal to score 600 points in a season. He joins former All-Pac-10 performers Keith Jones, Todd Lichti, Adam Keefe and Casey Jacobsen.
SO G Jeremy Green now owns the Stanford single-season mark with 87 three-pointers.
Green needs six points to reach 500 points for the season. When he does so, he and Fields will become the third pair of Stanford players to each score 500 points in a season, joining Todd Lichti/Howard Wright in 1988 and Keith Jones/John Revelli in 1984. The duo needs 47 points to become the top scoring pair in school history. The pair trails Lichti/Howard who tallied 1,182 points.
SR G Michael Roll has set a UCLA career record by appearing in 143 games. The previous record was 142 games, set by Darren Collison and Alfred Aboya.
Roll hit 6-of-12 from three-point range vs. Oregon, pushing his career number of three-pointers made to 200, which ranks third all-time at UCLA.
FR F Tyler Honeycutt leads the team in rebounds (6.6 rpg). This would mark the third time in the last five years that a freshman led the Bruins in rebounding.
With its 65-56 win over Oregon State, UCLA limited the opposition to under 60 points for the 81st time in Ben Howland's career. UCLA is 78-3 (.963) in those games.
USC has held 18 opponents to 56 points or less this season and only twice has allowed more than 67 points.
USC leads the Pac-10 in scoring defense, allowing 56.1 points per game. Should that number hold up, it would mark the first time in Pac-10 history that USC would lead the league in scoring defense.
With 1,432 points, SR G Dwight Lewis sits 11th on USC's career scoring chart. He needs 11 points to crack the top 10.
SO F Nikola Vucevic grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds against Oregon last Thursday. His 275 rebounds this season rank 14th on the USC single-season best list.
JR F Matthew Bryan-Amaning averaged 13.2 points/7.3 rebounds over the last six games, shooting 34-of-52 (.654) from the field.
By scoring a team-high 22 points in the win at Washington State, SO G Isaiah Thomas joined the Husky 1,000 point club. He currently has 1,006 points and acheived the feat in 62 games. The highest total ever by a Husky in their first two season is 1,021 by Doug Smart, who accomplished the feat in 1957 & 1958 and needed just 52 games to do so.
With 1,646 career points, SR F Quincy Pondexter ranks sixth on the school's all-time scoring list.
Washington leads the Pac-10 with 80.3 points per game.
SO G Klay Thompson needs 37 points to reach 1,000 career points. Thompson has scored 549 points this season, seventh most in a season by a WSU player, and most since Isaac Fontaine set the WSU single-season mark with 657 points in 1997.
SR G Nikola Koprivica has scored 244 points this season, 13 points shy of matching his total from his freshman, sophomore and junior season combined (257).
SO F DeAngelo Casto set the WSU freshman single-season record with 39 blocks, and now owns the sophomore record with a Pac-10 leading 60. It's the most in a season by a Cougar since Stuart House swatted 69 shots during the 1979-80 season.