This Week In Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Jan. 12, 2004
STANFORD remains perfect on the season at 13-0 after sweeping the Arizona schools in the desert and are joined by UCLA atop the Pac-10 standings with 4-0 league records. . . . The Washington schools head to Oregon, the Arizona schools head to Los Angeles, while Stanford entertains CALIFORNIA in this week's league action. . . . Stanford's No. 3 ranking in the Associated Press top 25 is its highest since it was ranked No. 2 at the end of the 2000-01 regular season. . . .OREGON STATE is attempting to get to 2-2 in Pac-10 action for the first time since the 1998-99 season. WASHINGTON STATE is off to its first 2-2 start since the 1996-97 season and haven't been 3-2 in league action since 1994-95.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thur., Jan. 15
Washington at Oregon, 6 p.m. (FSN)
Series: WASH leads 173-98; Streak: WASH 1
Washington State at Oregon State, 8 pm (FSN)
Series: OSU leads 155-111; Streak: WSU 1
Arizona State at UCLA, 7:30 p.m.
Series: UCLA leads 47-13; Streak: ASU 3
Arizona at USC, 8 p.m. (FSN)
Series: ARIZ leads 48-32; Streak: ARIZ 3
Sat., Jan. 17
Washington State at Oregon, 5:15 p.m.
Series: ORE leads 145-116; Streak: ORE 4
Washington at Oregon State, 1 p.m. (FSN)
Series: WASH leads 138-133; Streak: OSU 2
California at Stanford, 8 p.m.
Series: CAL leads 137-104; Streak: STAN 1
Arizona at UCLA, 3 p.m. (ABC)
Series: UCLA leads 38-27; Streak: UCLA 1
Arizona State at USC, 6 p.m.
Series: USC leads 39-27; Streak: ASU 1
Times listed are local to site.
JOSH CHILDRESS, STANFORD PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior forward Josh Childress has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week after leading Stanford to a road sweep of the Arizona schools. Childress, from Los Angeles, Calif., averaged 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. He posted his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 63-62 win at Arizona State, including an offensive rebound and putback basket with nine seconds remaining for the game-winner. In the 82-72 win at Arizona, he scored 19 points with seven rebounds and five assists. For the week, he shot 1-of-22 (.500) from the field and 10-of-16 (.625) from the free throw line. It's the first weekly honor for Childress, the 34th honor all-time for Stanford.
Pac-10 Player of the Week: Dec. 1 - Chris Hernadez, STAN. Dec. 8 - Matt Lottich, STAN. Dec. 15 - Hassan Adams, ARIZ. Dec. 22 - Matt Lottich, STAN. Jan. 5 - Janou Rubin, UCLA. Jan. 12 - Josh Childress, STAN.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Thur., Jan. 8
Arizona 95, California 75
(ARIZ - Adams 19 pts/9 reb, Radenovic 17 pts, Stoudamire 18 pts. CAL - Kately 18 pts, McGuire 11 reb)
Stanford 63, Arizona State 62
(STAN - Lottich 18 pts, Childress14 pts/11 reb. ASU - Moore 16 pts, Diogu 13 pts/6 reb/6 asts)
UCLA 48, Washington State 43
(UCLA - Cummings 12 pts/8 reb, Thompson 11 pts/6 reb. WSU - Moore 13 pts/5 asts, Schlatter 11 pts)
USC 88, Washington 80
(USC - E. Craven 20 pts, Farmer 13 pts/10 reb. WASH - Conroy 21 pts, Jones 14 pts/12 reb)
Sat., Jan. 10
Stanford 82, Arizona 72
(STAN -Childress 19 pts/7 reb, Lottich 17 pts. ARIZ - Shakur 20 pts, Iguodala 15 pts/11 reb)
California 74, Arizona State 62
(CAL - Kately17 pts/6 reb, Powe 16 pts. ASU - Diogu 31 pts/13 reb, Moore 10 pts)
Oregon State 90, at Oregon State 81
(OSU - Lucas 24 pts/7 reb, Hurd 13 pts/10 asts. ORE - Jackson 39 pts/14-14 FT/16 reb, Davis 17 pts)
UCLA 86, Washington 84 (OT)
(UCLA - Cummings 22 pts/11 reb, Ariza 21 pts/8 reb. WASH - Conroy 29 pts/7 reb, Robinson 18 pts)
Washington State 76, USC 61
(WSU - Varem 22 pts/7 reb, Moore 12 pts/8 asts. USC - Farmer 22 pts, E. Craven 12 pts)
PAC-10 NOTES. . .
ARIZONA - Arizona's next win will be coach Lute Olson's 510th with the Wildcats. He'll pass Fred A. Enke to become the schools all-time victory leader. Olson has a 509-149 (.774) record in his 21st season at Arizona, while Enke posted a 509-324 (.611) record in 36 seasons in Tucson. . . . The 10-point loss to the Cardinal last Saturday was just the fourth double-digit loss at home for the Cats during the Olson era. . . . JR guard Salim Stoudamire tallied 29 points last weekend, pushing his career point total to 1,002. He's the 37th player in UA history to reach 1,000 points. . . . Against Stanford, FR guard Mustafa Shakur scored 18 of his season-high 20 points in the second half. For the game, he hit 9-of-14 field goals, including 2-of-4 from three-point range, and he improved on that by hitting 8-of-9 FG attempts in the second half alone. Shakur's 20-point day was Arizona's 10th of the season.
ARIZONA STATE - SO forward Ike Diogu's 44 straight games of double-digit points is the best active streak in the nation. . . . Diogu is averaging 12.2 free throw attempts per game, well above his league-leading average of 7.7 free throw attempts per game last season. . . . ASU's games against fourth-ranked Arizona (Jan. 3) and fourth-ranked Stanford (Jan. 8) marked the first time in more than two decades that the Sun Devils played back-to-back games against top-five teams. The last time was in March of 1981. . . . FR forward Serge Angounou has returned to the squad after injuring his knee on Nov. 13, 2002. He averaged 25 minutes, 5.5 points and five rebounds in the two games against Stanford and Cal. . . . FR Tron Smith will be out until at least the first week of February with a broken nose suffered in practice after the holiday break. Smith was averaging 21.6 minutes and had surgery on Jan. 6. . . . ASU has won two straight at UCLA, where it plays Thursday.
CALIFORNIA - FR forward Marquise Kately has scored in double figures in each of the last three games, averaging 15.7 points. He's shooting 20-of-33 (.607) from the field in that span. . . . FR forward Leon Powe missed the Arizona game with a sore knee, but returned to action against Arizona State where he scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds. . . . The game against Arizona State was coach Ben Braun's 800th career game. He's posted a 479-321 (.599) record in 27 seasons. . . . Of Cal's seven losses, five have been by five or fewer points. . . . Cal is at Stanford Saturday and will be looking to snap a 10-game losing streak in Maples Pavilion.
OREGON - JR forward Luke Jackson scored a career-high 39 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds in the loss at Oregon State. The 39 points was the most by a Duck in a decade (Orlando Williams, 40 vs. WSU, Feb. 19, 1994), while the 16 rebounds was the most for an Oregon player since Kyle Milling grabbed 16 at Hawii on March 12, 1997. . . Jackson becomes the first Duck player ever with 1,500 career points (1,542), 600 career rebounds (601) and 300 career assists (325). . . . FR guard Aaron Brooks will miss six to eight weeks with a fractured bone in his right wrist. . . . Oregon is riding an eight-game winning streak at home against Washington State, Saturday's opponent.
OREGON STATE - FR guard Lamar Hurd scored his first double-double of his career with 13 points and 10 assists in breaking a nine-game losing streak against Oregon. Hurd hit 5-of-7 from the field and had zero turnovers. . . . SO guard Chris Stephens has scored 15 or more points in 10 consecutive games -- the longest streak since Gary Payton had 17 straight games in 1990. . . . OSU has finished 10th in the league for scoring in three consecutive years, but is currently sixth this season, averaging 75.8 points per game. . . . Oregon State has scored 80 or more points 12 times in the 41-game Jay John era. The program hit the 80-point plateau just six times in 59 games during the two-year reign of Ritchie McKay, and 16 times during the Eddie Payne 130-game tenure. . . . JR guard J.S.Nash has reached double figures for scoring in eight games this season, after entering the year with a total of eight in 55 games. . . . JR forward David Lucas has hit 20-of-31 (.645) from the field over the last three games.
STANFORD - With its win at Arizona, Stanford has now won four consecutive games played in Tucson. In fact, the Cardinal has swept the Arizona roadswing four straight years. . . . SO guard Chris Hernandez leads the league in three-point field goal percentage (.545), free throw percentage (.938), and assist/turnover ration (2.54). . . . SR forward Justin Davis has posted a pair of double-doubles in the last three games. Over the last three games, he's averaging 12.7 points and 9.0 points. . . . The Cardinal lead the Pac-10 in rebound margin (+10.0). . . . Stanford has won 11 of the last 13 meetings with California.
UCLA - SR forward T. J. Cummings had his first season double-double (third career), with 22 points and 11 rebounds in the win at Washington. He's scored in double digits in six of seven games played this season, averaging 12.4 points per game. He's shooting 36-of-63 (.571) for the season. . . . UCLA is 4-0 in the Pac-10 for the first time since 2002 ... It was UCLA's 22nd win in a row over WSU and fifth win in a row over UW. . . . JR F Dijon Thompson hit the winning free throws in both games (two free throws with seven seconds left vs. WSU and two free throws with 10.5 seconds left vs. UW). . . . UCLA looks to snap a three-game losing streak to ASU, its' opponent on Thursday.
USC - With 1,292 career points, SR guard Desmon Farmer needs 22 points to move into 11th on USC career scoring list. With 155 three-pointers, he needs two three-point baskets to move into fifth on the USC career list. . . . The Trojans had a season high 17 steals at Washington last Thursday. They lead the league with 129 thefts, averaging 9.92 steals per game. . . . FR guard Lodrick Stewart had a career-high six steals against the Huskies, bringing his league-leading total to 29 (2.23 steals per game). . . . USC has won four of the last seven over Arizona in the Sports Arena, and were victorious in the last seven meetings with Arizona State in the Sports Arena.
WASHINGTON - The Huskies are on the road Thursday at Oregon and will be looking to avoid an 0-5 start in league play for the first time since 1994 when they opened Pac-10 play at 0-8. . . . Since 1998, the Huskies hold a slight 7-6 edge in the series with Oregon, including three victories in the last six meetings at Mac Court. . . . JR guard Will Conroy averaged 25.0 points, which included a 29-point effort against UCLA, and 5.0 assists over the last two games, shooting 16-of-30 (.533) from the field, 7-of-17 (.412) from three-point range, and 11-of-14 (.786) from the free throw line. . . . SO guard Nate Robinson has scored in double figures in each of the last four games, averaging 14.3 points.
WASHINGTON STATE - At 2-2 in league play, the Cougars have matched last season's Pac-10 win total. The eight victories overall are one better than last year's 7-20 record. . . . The 76 points scored in the win over USC was nearly 22 points higher than its season scoring average of 54.7 points prior to the contest. . . . WSU is tops among the Pac-10, and among the national leaders, allowing 56.6 points per game. Last season, the Cougars were last in the Pac-10, allowing 78.8 points per game. WSU has never led the Pac-10 in defense field goal percentage. . . . Washington State is shooting 39-of-47 (.830) from the free throw line over the last three games. . . . SR guard Marcus Moore currently has 1,260 career points. He needs 26 points to move into WSU's top 10 in career scoring.
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