This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Feb. 4, 2002
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:
Wed., Feb. 6USC at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. Series: UCLA leads 118-94, Streak: USC 1
Thur., Feb. 7Washington at Arizona, 6:30 p.m. Series: ARIZ leads 33-15, Streak: ARIZ 5Washington State at Arizona State, 6:30 p.m. Series: ASU leads 27-23, Streak: ASU 1Oregon State at California, 7:30 p.m. (FSN) Series: CAL leads 62-54, Streak: CAL 7Oregon at Stanford, 7 p.m. Series: STAN leads 74-40, Streak: ORE 1
Sat., Feb. 9Washington State at Arizona, 8 p.m. Series: ARIZ leads 40-10, Streak: 33Washington at Arizona State, 4 p.m. (FSN) Series: ASU leads 30-20, Streak: WASH 1Oregon at California, 5 p.m. (ABC) Series: CAL leads 62-48, Streak: ORE 1Oregon State at Stanford, 7 p.m. Series: OSU leads 65-46, Streak: STAN 5UCLA at Villanova, 1 p.m. (CBS) Series: UCLA leads 2-0
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Thur., Jan. 31Arizona 68, California 58 (ARIZ - Gardner 17 pts, Anderson 16 pts/13 rbs, Walton 13 pts/11 rbs/6 asts) (CAL - Shipp 12 pts, Forehan-Kelly 11 pts, Wethers 10 pts/7 rbs)Stanford 90, Arizona State 81 (STAN - Jacobsen 49 pts/14-22 FG, Barnes 18 pts, Borchardt 10 pts/ 11 rbs) (ASU - Prewitt 18 pts, Millage 14 pts/6 rbs, Storey 12 pts)Oregon 91, UCLA 62 (ORE - Jones 28 pts/9-15 FG, Christoffersen 14 pts/15 rbs, Ridnour 12 pts/6 asts) (UCLA - Cummings 15 pts/6 rbs, Knight 14 pts, Gadzuric 8 pts/7 rbs)USC 64, Oregon State 54 (USC - Clancy 17 pts/10 rbs, Granville 17 pts/5 asts, Bluthenthal 11 pts) (OSU - Haywood 14 pts, Ricci 11 pts/7 rbs, Jackson 11 pts)Washington State 81, Washington 79 (WSU - Moore 28 pts/7-17 FG/8 rbs, McNair 20 pts, Locklier 7 pts/9 rbs) (WASH - Wrenn 34 pts/15-29 FG, Allen 18 pts, Dixon 8 pts/9 rbs/7 blks)
Sat., Feb. 2Arizona 88, Stanford 82 (OT) (ARIZ - Frye 22 pts/10 rbs, Walton 20 pts/7 rbs/6 asts, Gardner 20 pts) (STAN - Borchardt 25 pts/21 rbs/4 blks, Jacobsen 24 pts/6 asts)California 67, Arizona State 59 (CAL - Tamir 13 pts/5 rbs, Forehan-Kelly 13 pts, Shipp 12 pts) (ASU - Smith 15 pts/7 rbs, Redhage 13 pts/6 rbs, Millage 8 pts/11 rbs)Oregon 73, USC 69 (ORE - Ridnour 15 pts, Jones 14 pts/9 rbs/7 asts, Jackson 13 pts) (USC - Clancy 25 pts/11 rbs, Granville 17 pts, Farmer 9 pts)UCLA 70, Oregon State 48 (UCLA - Kapono 19 pts, Gadzuric 18 pts/6 rbs, Knight 11 pts/6 rbs) (OSU - Ricci 11 pts/5 rbs, Nash 8 pts, Haywood 8 pts)
USA Today/ESPN (Feb. 4)
1. Duke 2. Kansas 3. Maryland 4. Oklahoma 5. Cincinnati 6. Alabama 7. Florida 8. Virginia 9. Kentucky10. Gonzaga11. Miami, Fla.12. Oklahoma State13. ARIZONA14. Illinois15. OREGON16. Wake Forest17. Syracuse18. UCLA19. Georgia20. STANFORD21. Pittsburgh22. Ohio State23. Marquette24. USC25. Texas Tech
AP (Feb. 4)
1. Duke 2. Kansas 3. Maryland 4. Oklahoma 5. Alabama 6. Cincinnati 7. Kentucky 8. Florida 9. Gonzaga10. Virginia11. ARIZONA12. Miami, Fla.13. OREGON14. Oklahoma State15. UCLA16. Ohio State17. Georgia18. Marquette19. Wake Forest20. STANFORD21. Illinois22. Missouri23. Syracuse24. Texas Tech25. USC
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK IS CASEY JACOBSEN (STANFORD)
Junior forward Casey Jacobsen (Glendora, Calif.) averaged 36.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as Stanford split with the Arizona schools. In Stanford's 90-81 win over Arizona State, Jacobsen set a Maples Pavilion record with a career-high 49 points. It also was the second best single-game performance in Stanford history, and ties for sixth best in Pac-10 history. He shot 14-of-22 (.636) from the field, 6-of-10 (.600) from beyond the arc and was 15-of-17 (.882) from the free throw line. In the overtime loss to Arizona, he tallied 24 points with four rebounds and six assists. For the week, he played all 85 minutes while shooting 23-of-44 (.523) from the field, 9-of-19 (.474) from three-point range and 18-of-21 (.857) from the free throw line.
It's the second weekly honor for Jacobsen, Stanford's 29th all-time.
Previous Pac-10 Player of the Week: Nov. 26 - Jason Gardner, ARIZ. Dec. 3 - Curtis Allen, WASH. Dec. 10 - Marcus Moore, WSU. Dec. 17 - Joe Shipp, CAL. Jan. 7 - Chad Prewitt, ASU. Jan. 14 - Matt Barnes, UCLA. Jan. 21 - Luke Walton, ARIZ. Jan. 28 - Philip Ricci, OSU. Feb. 4. - Casey Jacobsen, STAN.
ARIZONA - In this week's Pac-10 stats, junior forward Luke Walton ranks fourth with 7.9 rebounds per game and first with 6.11 assists per game. Since 1979, only three other Pac-10 players finished the year ranked in the top 10 in rebounds and assists - Arizona's Jud Buechler (1990) and Sean Elliott (1988 and '89), and Washington's Detlef Schrempf (1985). . . The Wildcats put together another second-half comeback Saturday, erasing a 15-point deficit at Stanford. It marked the fourth time this season that Arizona has posted a second-half comeback of 10 or more points. On the season, Arizona is 10-0 when tied or leading at the half and 5-6 when trailing. . . Freshman center Channing Frye posted his fourth double-double of the year as he hit 10-of-13 field goal attempts vs. Stanford en route to a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds. Frye improved his season FG percentage to .636 (.701 in conference play). . . Five of Arizona's last seven games are at home.
ARIZONA STATE - The Sun Devils shot 52.5 percent (31-of-59), including 16-of-27 (.593) from the field in the first half, but fell at Stanford on Thursday as ASU is now 24-4 (.857) under Rob Evans when it shoots at least 50 percent (14-2 in the past two seasons). . . Sophomore guard Kenny Crandall is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks after injuring his right foot at Stanford on Thursday. Crandall sustained a sprain to a ligament in his right mid-foot in the first half. He ranked fourth in the league in three-point shooting in Pac-10 games heading into Saturday as he had hit 18-of-38 (.474). . . ASU has made 62 three-pointers (.358) in 11 Pac-10 games. Last year, ASU made 61 (.263) during the whole Pac-10 season. . . Junior guard Curtis Millage posted a career-high 11 rebounds at California and has led ASU in rebounding in the past three contests. He is averaging 7.4 boards in his past five games. . . Saturday was the first time senior Chad Prewitt was held under double-digits in the last 15 games. He had scored at least 20 points in eight of ASU's past nine games heading into the Cal contest.
CALIFORNIA - The Bears have had a balance in scoring of late. Cal has had at least four players reach double figures in four of the last five games. . . Junior forward Joe Shipp continues to lead the attack with 14.8 ppg, almost double his career average of 8.8 ppg entering the season. Shipp has paced Cal in scoring 11 times, with a high of 31 vs. Fresno State in December. . . Junior guard Shantay Legans ranks 4th on the Cal career chart with 115 three-pointers, while Shipp ranks 6th with 108 three-pointers.
OREGON - The Ducks went from unranked to No. 13 in the Associated Press poll this week. It's the highest ranking for the Ducks since the 1974-75 season, when they reached No. 13 for one week -that also happened to be coach Ernie Kent's sophomore year. . . This marks latest point in a season that Oregon has been alone in first place since the league expanded to 10 teams in 1978-79. . . Senior guard Frederick Jones also passed All-American Jim Barnett for eighth in UO career scoring during the UCLA game, and passed Terrell Brandon for third in UO career assists during the USC game. Jones now has 1,363 career points and 321 career assists. In all, Jones now ranks among Oregon's career top 10 in eight different categories. . . In two games last week, Jones averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists.
OREGON STATE - The Beavers took a school record 32 shots from three-point range in Saturday's loss to UCLA. The old 30 was set on four occasions. The Pac-10 record was still a little out of reach for the Beavers - 51 set by Arizona State in 1992. . . Defensively, OSU opponents are averaging just 62.8 points per game. The Beavers are allowing an average of under 70 points a game for the fifth consecutive season. Only Stanford has a longer streak of holding opponents to under 70 points per game with seven seasons entering the year, but are currently at 70.2 points per game this season.
STANFORD - Senior guard Tony Giovacchini has piled up 186 career assists to rank 23rd on the Stanford career charts. He needs 34 assists to match his uncle Paul Giovacchini (220 assists, 1976-79) in the Stanford record books at No. 15. . . Junior center Curtis Borchardt pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds against Arizona - tied for fifth most in a game by a Stanford player. The last Cardinal to grab 21 rebounds was Tim Young vs. Oregon in 1997. . . With his 49-point performance against Arizona State, junior guard Casey Jacobsen set a Maples Pavilion scoring mark. His point total is one short of the school's single-game scoring mark of 50 points set by Hank Luisetti vs. Duquesne during the 1937-38 season. The single-game performance also ties him for sixth in the Pac-10 record book. It was the 40-point effort by a Stanford player since Kimberly Belton scored 41 vs. USC during the 1979-80 season.
UCLA - UCLA hosts USC on Wednesday and the Bruins lead the series 118-94 . USC defeated the Bruins 81-77 on Jan. 10 at The Forum. Prior to that game, UCLA had won 13 of the last 14 meetings and have won eight in a row in Pauley. . . In UCLA's loss at Oregon, 91-62 (a 29-point setback), the Ducks shot an opponent season-high 56.7 (34-of-60) from the field and an opponent season-high 45.5 (10-of-22) from three-point range . . . Last season, after losing at Cal by 29 points (92-63), the Bruins won eight games in a row . . . In UCLA's win at Oregon State, the Bruins shot 61.5 (32-52) from the field (second-highest percentage of the season), while holding OSU to 35.3 (18-of-51) from the field and 21.9 (7-of-32) from three-point range . . . In the win over Oregon State, freshman guard Cedric Bozeman had a career-high eight assists.
USC - Senior center Sam Clancy has posted seven consecutive double-doubles, averaging 23.0 points and 11.4 rebounds the past seven games. Clancy has scored in double figures in 17 consecutive games and in 20 of 21 games played this season. . . . With 741 career rebounds, Clancy needs nine more rebounds to become the 68th player in Pac-10 history to grab 750 career rebounds. . . With 1,439 career points, Clancy has climbed to seventh on the USC career scoring list, just two points behind former teammate Brian Scalabrine (1,441 points).
WASHINGTON - Sophomore forward Doug Wrenn has led the Huskies in scoring in each of the last eight games, averaging 24.6 points per game during that span. Wrenn's 34 point performance at Washington State was the highest scoring output by a Husky since Todd MacCulloch tallied 38 vs. James Madison (Dec. 7, 1996). . . Senior center David Dixon set a Washington single-game record with seven blocked shots at Washington State. His 52 blocked shots this season place him third on the Huskies' all-time single-season list. His 83 career blocked shots are fourth all-time at Washington 45 blocked shots this season ranks fourth on the Washington single-season chart. He needs three more to move into the third spot on the list.
WASHINGTON STATE - With the victory over Washington, the Cougars snapped a 12-game losing streak. . . Sophomore guard Marcus Moore has led the Cougars in scoring in each of the last four games, averaging 23.3 points per game. . . Since being shut out of the scoring column vs. California on Jan. 19, junior guard Jerry McNair has averaged 15.0 points over the last three games, while shooting 15-of-25 (.600) from the field and 9-of-18 (.500) from three-point range.