This Week In Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Nov. 25, 2003
This Week's Schedule
Tues., Nov. 25
Portland at Oregon State, 7 p.m.
Stanford at UC Irvine, 7 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 26
Brigham Young at California, 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 28
Arizona vs. Florida, 9 p.m. (1) (ESPN2)
Sat., Nov. 29
UC Riverside at Arizona State, 1 p.m.
California at UNLV, 7:30 p.m.
IUPU-Ft. Wayne at Oregon State, 2 p.m.
Vermont at UCLA, 5 p.m.
Eastern Washington at Washington, 1 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 30
Stanford at Rice, 3:30 p.m.
Cal State Northridge at USC, 12 noon
Mon., Dec. 1
Indiana Purdue-Ft. Wayne at Washington State, 7 p.m.
Oregon State at Colorado, 7p.m.
(1) - Hall of Fame Classic, Springfield, Mass.
Times listed are local to site.
Last Week's Results
Thurs., Nov. 20
Arizona 116, Team Nike 91 (X)
Washington State 66, VMI 46
Fri., Nov. 21
Cal Poly 63, California 62
Oregon 80, Fresno State 67
Western Michigan 83, USC 65
Washington 73, Portland State 65
Sat., Nov. 22
Arizona State 89, Arkansas-Little Rock 72
Oregon State 70, Prairie View 53
Stanford 77, Sacramento State 59
Washington State 57, Alaska Fairbanks 51
Sun., Nov. 23
Rice 64, Washington State 49
Mon., Nov. 24
Arizona 107, Arizona 73
Arizona State 83, Cal State Fullerton 76
Washington 91, UC Riverside 78
(1) - Top of the World Classic, Fairbanks, Alaska
PAC-10 NOTES. . .
AROUND THE LEAGUE. . .
ARIZONA - Coach Lute Olson picked his 500th Arizona win as the Wildcats defeated Northern Arizona in their sesason opener. Coincidentally, his first win as the Arizona coach also came against Northern Arizona (Nov. 25, 1983). His Arizona record in 20 seasons stands at 500-147 (.773). His career record in 30 seasons is 692-239 (.743). . . . Under Olson, Arizona is 46-7 (.868) in the month of November.
ARIZONA STATE - Sophomore forward Ike Diogu has opened the season where he left off a year ago. Diogu scored 24 points, shooting 13-of-14 from the free throw line, pulled down eight rebounds and added five blocked shots in the season-opening victory over Arkansas-Little Rock. He then posted 22 points, shooting 12-of-15 from the charity stripe, and pulled down nine rebouds. It was the 33rd and 34th consecutive games in which Diogu scored in double figures. . . . Steve Moore scored 26 points in his Sun Devil debut, shooting 4-of-7 from three-point range and 10-of-10 from the charity stripe.
CALIFORNIA - Freshman forward Leon Powe started his Cal career with a double-double, collecting 12 points and 10 rebounds against Cal Poly. . . . The loss to Cal Poly was just the second non-league setback for the Bears in the renovated Haas Pavilion. Since the 1990-2000 season, the year the Bears moved back into Haas, Cal has posted a 30-2 record against non-conference opponents.
OREGON - The 14 three-pointers made by the Ducks in the season-opening win over Fresno State were two short of the school single-game record. Senior forward Luke Jackson connected on a career-high five three-pointers in the win. . . . Okay, it's a stretch, but averaging 14 three-pointers a game would give the Ducks 350 three-pointers for the season, well surpassing the Pac-10 record of 304 treys that Oregon set last year.
OREGON STATE - Junior forward David Lucas scored a career-high 16 points and added a pair of blocked shots in OSU's season-opening victory over Prairie View A&M. Four different Beavers scored in their OSU debut - freshman guard Angelo Tsagarakis (10 pts), junior forward Jim Hanchett (8 pts/8 rbs), freshman forward Kenny Hooks (8 pts) and freshman forward Kyle Jeffers (1 pt).
STANFORD - Junior forward Josh Childress missed the season-opener with a stress reaction in his left foot. . . . Senior forward Justin Davis opened the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the 13th double-double of his career. . . . Sophomore forward Matt Haryasz scored a career-high 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting, and added seven rebounds in the victory.
UCLA - Freshman forward Trevor Ariza has led the Bruins in scoring in both exhibition contests, averaging 16.5 points. . . . After hitting just 5-of-23 from the free throw line in the exhibition win over EA Sports, UCLA hit 15-of-16 from the line in the win over the Southern California All-Stars. . . . The Bruins play seven of their first nine games at home. In addition, one of the two non-home games will be against Kentucky at The Pond in Anaheim. The first roadtrip for the Bruins will be the Dec. 27 game at Michigan.
USC - The Trojans streak of home opening victories sits at eight, including seven straight under coach Henry Bibby. USC looks to make it nine straight home-opening victories against Cal State Northridge on Sunday. . . . Senior guard Desmon Farmer moved into the school's top 25 list for career scoring. He is currently 24th on the list with 1,074 points.
WASHINGTON - The Huskies received 38 points from their bench in their season-opening win over Portland State. Sophomore center Anthony Washington led the Huskies with 14 points. Sophomore forward Bobby Jones had an efficient 23 minutes, picking up a career-high matching 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting, plus a career-high four steals. . . . After posting a 91-78 win over UC Riverside Monday night, the Huskies will now look to begin the season 3-0 for the first time since the 1999 season.
WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars are off to a 2-1 start, picking up a runner-up finish at the Top of the World Classic. Senior guard Marcus Moore led the Cougars in scoring in each of the three games, averaging 16.7 points. Moore and junior forward Shami Gill earned All-Tournament honors. Gill averaged 6.3 points and eight rebounds in three games.