This week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball (2/19/01)

Feb. 19, 2001

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STANFORD moved back into the top spot in the national polls, while ARIZONA and UCLA provide the Pac-10 with a total of three teams in this week's rankings. . . . The rivalry between Arizona and ARIZONA STATE start this week's Pac-10 play on Wednesday. The Washington schools meet Stanford and CALIFORNIA, while the Oregon schools host UCLA and USC . . The polls this week - STANFORD (No. 1 AP, No. 1 USA Today/ESPN), ARIZONA (No. 8 AP, No. 8 USA Today/ESPN), UCLA (No. 15 AP, No. 23 USA Today/ESPN).


Wed., Feb. 21ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE, 8:30 p.m. MT (FSN) Series: ARIZ leads 125-72. Streak - ARIZ 11

Thur., Feb. 22USC at OREGON STATE, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: USC leads 52-50. Streak - USC 4UCLA at OREGON, 7 p.m. PT Series: UCLA leads 70-18. Streak - UCLA 2WASHINGTON at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. PT Series: WASH leads 66-65. Streak - CAL 2WASHINGTON STATE at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. PT Series: WSU leads 52-51. Streak - STAN 10

Sat., Feb. 24USC at OREGON, 6 p.m. PT Series: USC leads 52-32. Streak - USC 1UCLA at OREGON STATE, 3 p.m. PT (FSN) Series: UCLA leads 69-30. Streak - UCLA 4WASHINGTON at STANFORD, 5 p.m. PT Series: STAN leads 58-53. Streak - STAN 7WASHINGTON STATE at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. PT Series: CAL leads 58-40. Streak - CAL 1

Pac-10 Coaches/Media Teleconference CallTuesday, Feb. 2010:30 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. PT


Thur., Mar. 1OREGON STATE at ARIZONA, 6:30 p.m. MTOREGON at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m. MTSTANFORD at USC, 7:30 p.m. PTCALIFORNIA at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. PT (FSN)



Thur., Feb. 15
ARIZONA 105, USC 61 (ARIZ - 14-19 3FG, Arenas 27 pts/5-5 3FG, Wright 23 pts, Gardner 18 pts/6-7 3FG, USC - Scalabrine 20 pts)
UCLA 73, ARIZONA STATE 68 (UCLA - Knight 23 pts/8-10 FG, Watson 15 pts/8 stls, Young 14 pts, ASU - Storey 26 pts/15 rbs, Mason 11 pts)
STANFORD 88, CALIFORNIA 56 (STAN - Jacobsen 18 pts/7 rbs, Jas. Collins 13 pts/8 rbs, Jar. Collins 12 pts/8 rbs, CAL - Lampley 15 pts)
OREGON 85, WASHINGTON 73 (ORE - Jones 22 pts, Jackson 14 pts/11 rbs/10 asts, Bracey 16 pts/10 rbs, WASH - Massingale 18 pts, Perkins 17 pts)
WASHINGTON STATE 57, OREGON STATE 53 (WSU - Little 16 pts/7 rbs, Locklier 13 pts, Bush 11 pts/7 rbs, OSU - Heide 18 pts/10 rbs, Haywood 10 pts)

Sat., Feb. 17
UCLA 79, ARIZONA 77 (OT) (UCLA - Gadzuric 22 pts/17 rbs, Kapono 20 pts, Barnes 16 pts/10 rbs, ARIZ - Arenas 30 pts, Jefferson 15 pts)
USC 80, ARIZONA STATE 68 (USC - Scalabrine 26 pts, Bluthenthal 23 pts/9 rebs, ASU - Mason 16 pts, Prewitt 14 pts, Storey 11 pts/11 rebs)
WASHINGTON STATE 63, OREGON 62 (WSU - Adams 16 pts, Bush 12 pts, ORE - Bracey 25 pts/9 rebs, Jones 14 pts)
OREGON STATE 83, WASHINGTON 69 (OSU - Heide 16 pts, Masten 15 pts/6 rebs, WASH - Perkins 16 pts/6 rebs, Allen 14 pts)


ARIZONA sophomore guard Gilbert Arenas has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 12-18, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Arenas, from North Hollywood, Calif., averaged 28.5 points and shot 17-of-27 (.630) from the field in two games last week.

He opened the week with a career-high 30 points in an overtime loss to UCLA on 9-of-18 shooting, including 4-of-7 from three-point range. He scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half as UA erased a 13-point second-half deficit. He added four rebounds, two assists, and equaled a season high with three steals. Arenas followed that up with a 27-point effort on Saturday in a win at USC. He connected on 8-of-9 shots from the floor, including 5-of-5 from behind the arc and 6-of-6 from the line. He also added five assists. For the week, Arenas was 9-of-12 (.750) from three-point range.

It is the second weekly award for Arenas, the 52nd all-time honor for the Wildcats.

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. 18) 1. STANFORD 2. North Carolina 3. Duke 4. Illinois 5. Michigan State 6. Iowa State 7. Florida 8. ARIZONA 9. Boston College10. Kansas11. Virginia12. Syracuse13. Mississippi14. Alabama15. Oklahoma16. Kentucky17. Wisconsin18. Notre Dame19. Georgetown20. Maryland21. Tennessee22. Wake Forest23. UCLA24. St. Josephs25. Fresno State

AP (Feb. 18) 1. STANFORD 2. North Carolina 3. Illinois 4. Duke 5. Michigan State 6. Iowa State 7. Florida 8. ARIZONA 9. Virginia10. Boston College11. Kansas12. Mississippi13. Kentucky14. Alabama15. UCLA16. Oklahoma17. Syracuse18. Notre Dame19. Wisconsin20. Maryland21. Georgetown22. Tennessee23. St. Josephs24. Wake Forest25. Providence


ARIZONA - Good morning America - In its last three 11 a.m. start times for CBS and ABC, Arizona is 3-0 with an average victory margin of 35.7 points (88-53 vs. UCLA, 80-52 vs. Texas, 105-61 vs. USC). . . Arizona's starters combined to shoot 28-of-44 (.636) from the field, 14-of-16 (.875) from three-point range in the 105-61 victory over USC. . . Sophomore guard Gilbert Arenas' career-high 30 points on Thursday made him the first UA player to score 30 in a game since Jason Terry poured in 32 against Oregon on Feb. 20, 1999. He was just the third Pac-10 player to post a 30-point game in conference play this season. . . Arizona held USC to 29.9 percent shooting (20-of-67). It's the fourth time that Arizona has held an opponent to less than 30 percent shooting this year

ARIZONA STATE - After back-to-back double-doubles by Junior forward Awvee Storey, he know leads the Pac-10 with 10 double-doubles on the season - seven of those have come in Pac-10 play. He is averaging a double-double in league play with 14.0 points and 10.7 rebounds. His 26 points at UCLA on Saturday were a career-high, while his 15 rebounds were one short of matching his career-high. . . Sophomore forward Tommy Smith is averaging 13.6 points in his past five games. . . ASU has outrebounded 19 of its 24 opponents. . . Sophomore forward Shawn Redhage has made 132-of-159 free throws (.830) in his 56-game career. That career percentage is the best in ASU history. . . Sophomore guard Kyle Dodd, listed at 6-0, had his first career Pac-10 dunk vs. USC on Thursday. . . Junior center Chad Prewitt is now 18-of-41 (.439) from the three-point stripe in his career.

CALIFORNIA - With 1,635 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 54 points from the school's career scoring record (1,688 - Lamond Murray, 1992-94). He's led the Bears in scoring in 19 of 24 games for the season. . . With 85 career three-point baskets, sophomore guard Shantay Legans moved into California's top ten list for career three-point field goals made.

OREGON - As part of February's Black History Month, the Eugene Public Library is featuring Oregon's Ernie Kent as one of the city's prominent Black Americans. . . Freshman forward Luke Jackson posted Oregon's first triple-double since Ron Lee (Dec. 7, 1972 vs. Montana State) with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the Ducks' win over Washington. He's the second Pac-10 freshman to accomplish the feat since the league starting keeping track of the stat in 1985. . . Senior forward Julius Hicks has 10 blocked shots in the last three games. . . Over the last four games, Oregon's defense has allowed 67.5 points per game. Prior to those four games, the Ducks' season average was 77.3 points allowed per game.

OREGON STATE - With their win at Washington on Thursday, Oregon State won in Bank of America at Hec Edmundson Pavilion for the first time since 1993. . . . Senior center Jason Heide picked up his first double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds at Washington State. Heide has scored in double figures in each of the last six games, averaging 17.3 points on 39-of-72 (.542) shooting and pulling down 6.2 rebounds per game.

STANFORD - Senior forward Ryan Mendez has connected on 24 consecutive free throw attempts. The school record is 41 straight set by Todd Lichti during the 1988-89 season. . . Stanford is shooting 53.5 percent on the road, compared to 49.7 percent at Maples Pavilion. . . The Cardinal are 16-0 when controlling the opening tip. . . The Cardinal are shooting 63-of-103 (.612) over the last two games. . . Stanford has beaten its opponents by an average of 26.0 points per game this season at Maples Pavilion.

UCLA - The Bruins have won 13 of their last 15 games. . . Senior guard Earl Watson recorded a career-high eight steals in the win over Arizona State. He now has 219 career thefts, ranking him second on the UCLA career list and eighth on the Pac-10 career list. . . Saturday Night Fever - In three Saturday games in the month of February, junior guard Billy Knight is averaging 21.0 points on 20-of-30 (.667) shooting. The three Thursday games in February have been a different story, as he's averaging 6.7 points on 8-of-17 (.471) shooting. . . Junior center Dan Gadzuric was questionable for Thursday's Arizona game. All he did was match his career-highs with 22 points and 17 rebounds. . . UCLA has secured its 53rd consecutive winning season, an NCAA record.

USC - Junior guard Brandon Granville had a streak of 81 games with an assist snapped when he did not post an assist Saturday against Arizona. . . All five starters have each scored more than 750 points during their careers. Currently, senior forward Brian Scalabrine (1,320), senior guard Jeff Trepagnier (1,024), junior guard Brandon Granville (911), junior center Sam Clancy (880), and junior forward David Bluthenthal (777) have passed the 750 point mark.

WASHINGTON - Freshman guard Curtis Allen has registered double-figure points in seven of the last nine games. Allen is averaging 11.8 points per game over the last 10 contests. . . In their last visit to Berkeley, the Huskies snapped a six-game losing streak. They'll look to snap a four-game streak on this trip. Washington has posted back-go-back wins over the Bears in the Bay Area.

WASHINGTON STATE - With their sweep of the Oregon schools last weekend, the Cougars won back-to-back games in Pac-10 play for the first time since Jan. 9 and 11, 1997. . . The victory over Oregon State Saturday improved the Cougars record to 9-2 at Friel Court, the first time WSU has won nine games in Pullman since the 1995-96 campaign. . . Junior forward Framecio Little tied his season high with 16 points in Saturday's win over Oregon State.


Several Pac-10 Players are making the cut as finalists for Player of the Year.

Naismith Player of the Year finalists: Jarron Collins (STAN), Casey Jacobsen (STAN), Michael Wright (ARIZ)

Wooden Award Player of the Year finalists: Jarron Collins (STAN), Casey Jacobsen (STAN), Jason Kapono (UCLA), Loren Woods (ARIZ), Michael Wright (ARIZ).


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