This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball (2/12/01)

Feb. 12, 2001

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Three games involving the top five teams in the standings take place as STANFORD meets CALIFORNIA in this week's rivalry game, and ARIZONA travels to meet UCLA and USC. The league's top four teams have had a run of success in recent weeks. In addition to Stanford winning 22 of its 23 games to date, Arizona has won nine of its last 10, UCLA has won 11 of its last 13 games, while California has won 17 of its last 20. . . The polls this week - STANFORD (No. 2 AP, No. 2 USA Today/ESPN), ARIZONA (No. 8 AP, No. 8 USA Today/ESPN), UCLA (No. 24 AP) and USC (No. 23 USA Today/ESPN).


Thur., Feb. 15ARIZONA at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: UCLA leads 35-24. Streak - ARIZ 4ARIZONA STATE at USC, 7:30 p.m. PT Series: USC leads 35-26. Streak - USC 1OREGON at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m. PT Series: ORE leads 140-115. Streak - ORE 8OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. PT Series: WASH leads 137-129. Streak - OSU 3

Sat., Feb. 17ARIZONA at USC, 11 a.m. PT (CBS) Series: ARIZ leads 43-31. Streak - ARIZ 2ARIZONA STATE at UCLA, 1 p.m. PT (CBS) Series: UCLA leads 45-10. Streak - UCLA 1STANFORD at CALIFORNIA, 3 p.m. PT (ABC) Series: CAL leads 135-101. Streak - STAN 8OREGON at WASHINGTON, 5 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: WASH leads 169-94. Streak - WASH 3OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE, 7 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: OSU leads 152-109. Streak - OSU 4

Pac-10 Coaches/Media Teleconference CallTuesday, Feb. 1310:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. PT


Wed., Feb. 21ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE, 8:30 p.m. MT (FSN)




Thur., Feb. 8
ARIZONA 82, WASHINGTON 62 ( ARIZ - Wright 20 pts/11 rbs, Arenas 17 pts, WASH - Allen 16 pts, Green 10 pts/6 rbs)
WASHINGTON STATE 58, ARIZONA STATE 57 (WSU - Bush 20 pts/6 rbs, McNair 13 pts, Locklier 10 rbs, ASU - Storey 16 pts/9 rebs, Smith 11 pts/12 rbs)
CALIFORNIA 72, OREGON STATE 69 OT (CAL - Lampley 32 pts/9-12 FG/12-14 FT, Wethers 7 pts, OSU - Heide 23 pts, Masten 19 pts/5-8 3FG)
STANFORD 69, OREGON 62 (STAN - Jas. Colins 19 pts/11 rebs, Jacobsen 13 pts, Jar. Collins 12 pts, ORE - Bracey 15 pts, Jones 12 pts/6 asts)
UCLA 85, USC 76 (UCLA - Kapono 20 pts, Young 19 pts, Gadzuric 12 pts/11 rbs, USC - Scalabrine 17 pts/11 rbs, Clancy 17 pts)

Sat., Feb. 10
ARIZONA 86, WASHINGTON STATE 51 (ARIZ - Woods 18 pts/6 rbs/5 asts/4 blks, Gardner 13 pts/6 asts, Wright 10 pts/7 rbs, WSU - Riley 10 pts/4 rbs)
ARIZONA STATE 89, WASHINGTON 57 (ASU - Smith 24 pts/11-11 FG/7 rbs/5 asts, Mason 20 pts/7 asts, WASH - Allen 14 pts, Johnson 14 pts)
CALIFORNIA 65, OREGON 56 (CAL - Lampley 17 pts/10 rbs, Shipp 12 pts, Vander Laan 10 rbs, ORE - Bracey 13 pts/8 rbs, Jones 10 rbs)
STANFORD 82, OREGON STATE 63 (STAN - Jas. Collins 21 pts, Mendez 18 pts/6 rbs, Jacobsen 18 pts, OSU - Haywood 20 pts, Jackson 13 pts/6 rbs)
UCLA 94, DePaul 88 (UCLA - Kapono 28 pts/11 rbs, Watson 20 pts/6 asts, Knight 18 pts/4-5 3FG)


CALIFORNIA senior forward Sean Lampley has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 5 - 11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Lampley, from Chicago, Ill., averaged 24.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a pair of road wins over Oregon State and Oregon as the Golden Bears have won 17 of their last 20 games.

He scored a career-high 32 points on 9-of-12 (.750) shooting from the field, including the game-winning three-pointer with 0:00.1 remaining on the clock to lift the Bears to an overtime win at Oregon State. He also hit 12-of-14 (.857) from the line, with a pair of rebounds, four assists and two steals. In the win at Oregon, Lampley tallied his sixth double-double of the season with 17 points on 7-of-12 (.583) shooting from the field, with 10 rebounds. For the week, he shot 16-of-24 (.667) from the field and 15-of-17 (.882) from the free throw line.

It is the second weekly award for Lampley, the 25th all-time honor for the Golden Bears.

2000-01 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Nov. 27 - Michael Wright, ARIZ. Dec. 4 - Luke Walton, ARIZ. Dec. 11 - David Bluthenthal, USC. Dec. 18 - Bryan Bracey, ORE. Jan. 3 - Sam Clancy, USC. Jan. 8 - Jarron and Jason Collins, STAN. Jan. 16 - Jason Kapono, UCLA. Jan. 22 - Gilbert Arenas, ARIZ. Jan. 28 - Sean Lampley, CAL. Feb. 5 - Awvee Storey, ASU. Feb. 12 - Sean Lampley, CAL.


USA Today/ESPN (Feb. 11) 1. North Carolina 2. STANFORD 3. Duke 4. Michigan State 5. Illinois 6. Kansas 7. Syracuse 8. ARIZONA9t. Florida9t. Iowa State11. Boston College12. Virginia13. Tennessee14. Oklahoma15. Wake Forest16. Georgetown17. Alabama18. Maryland19. Mississippi20. Wisconsin21. Notre Dame22. Fresno State23. USC24. Iowa25. Kentucky

AP (Feb. 11) 1. North Carolina 2. STANFORD 3. Duke 4. Illinois 5. Michigan State 6. Kansas 7. Iowa State 8. ARIZONA 9. Boston College10. Syracuse11. Florida12. Virginia13. Oklahoma14. Notre Dame15. Tennessee16. Mississippi17. Maryland18. Georgetown19. Wisconsin20. Fresno State21. Alabama22. Kentucky23. Wake Forest24. UCLA25. Iowa


ARIZONA - The Arizona defense limited two opponents this week to an average of 56.5 points and 37.2 percent shooting (41-of-110). In Saturday's win over Washington State, UA held the Cougars to just 51 points and 34.0 percent shooting, the eighth time this season the squad has held an opponent to 60 points or less and the 12th time with under 40 percent shooting. On the year, UA opponents are averaging 65.7 points and 39.4 percent shooting. . . Arizona topped the 80-point plateau in both wins last week. Arizona is undefeated this season when scoring at least 80 points (11-0). Over the last three seasons, it is 39-3 (.929) when scoring at least 80 points. . . Arizona tallied a Pac-10 high 30 assists in Saturday's win. It has tallied 70 assists over the last three games. . . In his last four games, Michael Wright is averaging 17.0 points and 10.8 rebounds. He also collected double-doubles in three straight games. . . Richard Jefferson continued his string of solid defensive performances by holding Washington State's Mike Bush to a season-low two points. Bush entered the game averaging 18.7 points per game, one of the top scorers in the Pac-10.

ARIZONA STATE - Sophomore forward Tommy Smith picked up his first career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds against Washington State. He followed that performance with a career-high 24 points on a perfect 11-of-11 from the field - tying a Pac-10 record for field goal accuracy. For good measure, he added seven rebounds and five assists. Smith has scored in double figures in eight consecutive games, averaging 13.5 points per game. His perfect shooting night ties a Pac-10 record for field goal accuracy in a Conference game with Marques Johnson (11-of-11, UCLA vs. CAL, Feb. 27, 1976). . . While ASU is 3-8 in Pac-10 play, it's three league victories are by an average margin of 24.7 points. . . ASU has not won a game on the Los Angeles road trip in the past four seasons. ASU's last win in Los Angeles was over USC in 1996, and ASU has not won at Pauley since 1987, a streak of 14 defeats.

CALIFORNIA - At 8-3 in Pac-10 action, Cal has posted its best league mark since starting 9-2 through 11 games in 1994. . . With 1,620 career points, senior forward Sean Lampley became the sixth player in school history, and 69th in Pac-10 history, to reach 1,500 points. He ranks fourth on the Cal career scoring chart and is 69 points from the school's career scoring record (1,688 - Lamond Murray, 1992-94). He's led the Bears in scoring in 18 of 23 games for the season. . . Over the last three games, Lampley is 26.0 points per game, while shooting 26-of-36 (.722) from the field and 24-of-26 (.923) from the free throw line. . . With five road wins in Pac-10 play, Cal secured a winning mark away from home in Pac-10 play for the first time since 1994.

OREGON - The Ducks hit the road for five of their last seven games. While the road has been unkind in league play this season - Pac-10 teams are 23-31 on the road in league play, recent history is on Oregon's side as it has won five of their last seven Pac-10 games in each of the past two seasons. . . Oregon looks for continued success on the road in Pullman and Seattle where it swept the Washington schools last year. . . One more victory and the Ducks will have won at least 13 games in each of the last seven seasons. . . Luke Ridnour leads all Pac-10 freshman with 81 assists. The Oregon freshman record was set by Kenya Wilkins with 142 during the 1993-94 season.

OREGON STATE - With OSU's roster down to seven players last weekend, sophomore guard Jimmie Haywood and senior center Jason Heide each played 83 of a possible 85 minutes. Haywood scored 17 points vs. California, then added a career-high 20 points against Stanford. He shot 14-of-21 (.667) from the field over the weekend. . . Junior guard Adam Masten hit a career-high five three-pointers vs. California. He has 58 treys for his career and needs six more to crack the OSU career top ten list.

STANFORD - With 942 career points, senior forward Jarron Collins needs 58 points to become the 29th player in Stanford history to reach 1,000 points. His 635 career rebounds rank 13th on the Cardinal career chart. . . Junior center Jason Collins has tallied double digits in each of the past five games, averaging 17.6 points per game, while shooting 35-of-51 (.686) from the field. He's also pulling down 8.0 rebounds per game over those same five games. . . Should sophomore guard Casey Jacobsen maintain his current scoring average (17.6 ppg), he would become the first Stanford player since Adam Keefe (26.3 ppg, 1991-92) to average better than 17.0 points per game.

UCLA - The Bruins have won 11 of their last 13 games. . . Senior guard Earl Watson has 210 career thefts and 559 career assists, ranking 10th in both categories on the Pac-10 career charts. He's only the fourth player to be listed in Pac-10's top 10 in both categories. . . Over the last three games, junior guard Billy Knight is averaging 15.0 points per game, while hitting 8-of-15 (.533) from three-point range. . . Freshman forward T.J. Cummings got the starting nod in his hometown area when the Bruins met DePaul last Saturday. Cummings responded with 10 points and a two rebounds. For the season, he's averaging 8.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. . . In 21 games, sophomore forward Jason Kapono is the Bruins' leading scorer (18.1 ppg), leading three-pointer shooter (61-128, .477), leading foul shooter (87-100, .870) and leading in minutes (35.3).

USC - Junior forward David Bluthenthal needs three points to reach 750 career points. When that occurs, all five starters will have each scored more than 750 points during their careers. Currently, senior forward Brian Scalabrine (1,274), senior guard Jeff Trepagnier (1,017), junior guard Brandon Granville (895), and junior center Sam Clancy (865) have passed the 750 point mark.

WASHINGTON - Freshman guard Curtis Allen has registered double-figure points in five of the last seven games. Allen is averaging 11.3 points per game over the last eight contests. . . The homecourt has been kind to Washington in its series with the Oregon schools. The Huskies have won the last six meetings on their campus with Oregon State, and the last three meetings vs. Oregon in Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.

WASHINGTON STATE - With their win at Arizona State, the Cougars broke a Pac-10 record 30-game Conference road losing streak. Sophomore guard David Adams hit a pair of free throws with 2:15 remaining in the game to give the Cougars their first lead of the game at 58-57, and that proved to be the final score. . . Freshman guard Marcus Moore leads all Pac-10 freshman in scoring with 205 points (9.8 ppg).


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