This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
March 8, 2010
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Friday, March 12
Saturday, March 13
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LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Saturday, March 6
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Senior G Nic Wise (14.4 ppg) has played for four different head coaches in four years at Arizona... With 1,269 career points, Wise will conclude his Arizona career among the top-25 all-time scorers in school history.
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year Derrick Williams led all Pac-10 freshmen in scoring (15.7 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg). He's the first freshman to lead UA in rebounding since Frank Smith (6.0 rpg, 1979-80).
Arizona rides a three-game winning streak into the Pac-10 Tournament. It has overcome double-digit deficits in each of those games.
ASU has won eight of its last 10 games... It is allowing 58.1 points per game, third-best in school history. It's the lowest average by the Sun Devils since 1948-49 (47.6 ppg).
Senior G Derek Glasser set the school record for games played. He's at 128 and counting. In addition, he's the school's career record holder for assists with 542 and tops the school's list for career free throw percnetage (84.7 percent, 290-of-344).
ASU has won 20 games for the third consecutive season.
The second-place finish is its highest placing in league play since 1981.
With 1,744 career points, senior G Jerome Randle, the Pac-10 Player of the Year, trails only Sean Lampley (1,776 points, 1998-02) on the school's career scoring list. Randle already owns the Cal career mark with 242 three-point field goals.
Senior G Patrick Christopher has appeared in more games than any other Bear in school history. He's at 129 and counting.
Randle (1,744 points), Christopher (1,633 points) and Senior G/F Theo Robertson (1,234 points) give the Bears three 1,000 point scorers on one team at the same time... Over the last two seasons, Cal is 31-3 at home in Haas Pavilion.
The Ducks have won three of their last four games.
Junior G Tajuan Porter set the school's career three-point record and enters Pac-10 play with 338 treys. He needs five to set the Pac-10 record, which is currently held by Arizona's Salim Stoudamire (342, 2002-05)... Porter is fifth on the school's career scoring list with 1,745 points.
Sophomore G Malcolm Armstead has posted 61 steals this season (2..0 spg/2nd in Pac-10). That ties him for fourth most in a single-season and needs just three steals to set Oregon's single-season mark.
The Beaver defense is allowing just 61.1 points (2nd in the league), while collecting a league-leading 246 steals (8.2 spg). That's the most thefts in a season by OSU since 1998 (256, 8.5 spg).
Senior G/F Seth Tarver, the Pac-10's Defensive Player of the Year, currently leads the league with 2.3 steals per game. His 69 swipes this year are sixth most in a season for the Beavers.
With a 8-10 league record, OSU has posted seven or more wins in league play in back-to-back years for the first time since 1992-93.
Junior G Calvin Haynes (12.7 ppg) is the first Beaver selected All-Conference since David Lucas in 2005.
Senior F Landry Fields has scored 667 points, which ranks third on Stanford's single-season list. Only Adam Keefe has scored more - 734 points in 1992 and 709 points in 1991.
Sophomore G Jeremy Green has posted 507 points this season, marking the third time in school history a pair of players on the same team scored 500 or more points each in the same season. The pair needs nine points to become the highest scoring duo in school history, passing Todd Lichti/Howard Wright who paired for 1,182 points in 1988.
Green set the school single-season record for three-pointers. He enters the Pac-10 Tournament with 90 treys.
All-Pac-10 senior G Michael Roll, the 70th Bruin all-time to be named All-Conference, set a Pac-10 career record for games played, appearing in 145 games during his career.
Roll ranks as one of UCLA's all-time three-point shooters, ranking in the top three for three-pointers made (202) and among the top five for three-point field goal percentage (.415).
For the third time in five years, UCLA will be led in rebounding by a freshman. Pac-10 All-Freshman selection Tyler Honeycutt is averaging 6.7 rebounds per game to join Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (8.2 rpg/2006) and Kevin Love (10.6 rpg/2008).
Senior G Dwight Lewis finished his USC career with 1,460 points, ranking 10th on the school's all-time list.
Sophomore F Nikola Vucevic, the Pac-10 Most Improved Player of the Year led the Pac-10 in rebounding, averaging 9.4 rebounds per game. His season total of 283 rebounds ranks as the 12th best in single season in USC history... Last season, Vucevic posted 2.6 ppg/2.7 rpg in an average of 11.0 mpg. This season, he turned in 10.7 ppg, 9.4 rpg and 1.3 bpg in 32.3 mpg.
USC led the Pac-10 in scoring defense (57.2 ppg) and defensive field goal percentage (.384).
The Huskies have won nine of their last 11.
All-Pac-10 senior G/F Quincy Pondexter ranks sixth on the school's career scoing list with 1,698 points. His next two-pointer will match him with Eldridge Recasner, this year's Pac-10 Hall of Honor inductee, for fifth on the list.
The Huskies lead the league in scoring at 80.5 points per game. They've led the league in scoring in four of the last six seasons.
Sophomore G Isaiah Thomas has scored 1,039 points in just two seasons (64 games). It's the highest total ever by a Husky in his first two seasons. However, Doug Smart posted 1,021 points in 1957 and 1958, but did so in just 52 games.
All-Pac-10 sophomore G Klay Thompson averaged 19.6 points this season, most by a Cougar since Isaac Fontaine averaged 21.9 ppg in 1997.
Thompson reached 1,000 points for his career in the regular season finale at Oregon. His 1,003 points rank 30th all-time at Washington State.
Sophomore F DeAngelo Casto, a member of the Pac-10's All-Defensive team, leads the Pac-10 in blocks (2.1 bpg). His 63 blocks not only set a WSU sophomore record, but are the most by a Cougar since Stuart House blocked 69 shots during the 1979-80 season.