This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Nov. 29, 2005

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Non-conference action continues with a full slate of games as all 10 teams are in action this week ... Nine Pac-10 teams won their last outing, six teams are riding win streaks of two or more games ... The Pac-10 boasts a non-league mark of 28-10 (.737) ... If you can't get to a game in person, check for it on the television as 10 of the 17 games on the docket this week are scheduled for broadcast.


Tue., Nov. 29
Albany at UCLA, 7:30 p.m., FSNW2

Wed., Nov. 30
North Texas at Arizona State, 7 p.m.
Wyoming at Washington State, 7 p.m.
Oregon at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m., OSN
UC Riverside at USC, 7:30 p.m.
San Jose State at California, 8 p.m., Comcast SportsNet

Fri., Dec. 2
Stanford at Montana, 7 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 3
Arizona at Houston, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Akron at California, 7:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet
UNLV at Oregon State, 2 p.m., FSNNW
Kansas State at Washington State, 2 p.m., FSNMW
Georgetown at Oregon, 12 noon (1), FSN
Brigham Young at USC, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Dec. 4
Coppin State at UCLA, 1 p.m.
Gonzaga at Washington, 7:30 p.m., FSN
Stanford at UC Davis, 4 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 5
Minnesota at Arizona State, 8:30 p.m., FSN

Game times local to site.

Tournaments & Neutral Sites
(1) Hispanic College Fund Classic, Eugene, Ore.

DeVon Hardin, California
U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week

CALIFORNIA sophomore center DeVon Hardin was named the U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week following his performance in three Golden Bear victories last week. Hardin posted three double-doubles with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Long Beach State, 21 points and 10 rebounds against Northern Colorado, and a pair of career-highs with 23 points and 14 rebounds against Northeastern.

For the week, Hardin shot 20-of-31 (.645) from the field, averaged 19.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks. His performance against Northern Colorado and Northeastern in the Golden Bear Classic earned him Classic MVP honors.

This is the first weekly honor for Hardin and California's 34th Player of the Week honor all-time.


Mon., Nov. 21
Arizona 61, Kansas 49 (Walters 13 pts/7 rbs, Shakur 13 pts/5 rbs, Rodgers 12 pts/5 stls)
Oregon 80, Bowie State 55 (Leunen 15 pts/7 rbs, Johnson 14 pts/4 rbs, Lincoln 12 pts)
California 88, Long Beach State 69 (O. Wilkes 18 pts/5 rbs, 5 asts, Hardin 14 pts/10 rbs, Benson 14 pts)

Tues., Nov. 22
Connecticut 79, Arizona 70 (Radenovic 20 pts/9 rbs, Adams 14 pts/3 stls, Shakur 11 pts/6 rbs)
Oregon State 88, Prairie View A&M 71 (Cuic 19 pts/8 rbs, Jones 18 pts/6 rbs, DeWitz 15 pts/9 rbs/6 asts)
Whington 90, Idaho 67 (Williams 16 pts, Roy 14 pts/5 rbs, Jones 12 pts/9 rbs)
Brigham Young 76, Washington State 68 (Clark 23 pts/8-10 FG/5 rbs, Low 13 pts/7 asts)
Oregon 84, Pacific 62 (Hairston 17 pts, Taylor 16 pts, Leunen 14 pts/10 rbs, Johnson 14 pts/6 rbs)

Wed., Nov. 23
Michigan State 74, Arizona 71 OT (Adams 21 pts/9 rbs/6 stls/4 asts, Rodgers 20 pts, Shakur 10 pts/6 asts)
Arizona State 82, Southern Utah 62 (Austin 21 pts/8-10 FG, Krueger 18 pts, Kruger 14 pts/6 asts/4 stls)
Memphis 88, UCLA 80 (Farmar 28 pts/7 asts/5 rbs, Afflalo 14 pts/6 rbs, Fey 13 pts)
Oral Roberts 68, USC 48 (Young 13 pts/4 rbs, Pruitt 11 pts)
Stanford 71, San Francisco 56 (Haryasz 18 pts/11 rbs, Grunfeld 16 pts/7 rbs/6 asts, Finger 15 pts/6 rbs)

Fri., Nov. 25
UCLA 57, Drexel 56 (Afflalo 18 pts, Bozeman 10 pts, Mbah a Moute 9 pts/8 rbs, Mata 8 pts/8 rbs)
Washington 112, Loyola Marymount 65 (Roy 19 pts, Appleby 18 pts/6-11 3FG, Williams 17 pts/12 rbs)
USC 69, Eastern Washington 51 (Young career-hi 25 pts/8 rbs, Pruitt 13 pts, Francis 8 asts/6 rbs)
California 83, Northern Colorado 59 (Hardin 21 pts/10 rbs, Ubaka 16 pts/5 asts, Roberston 13 pts)

Sat., Nov. 26
Arizona State 86, Alcorn State 74 (Kruger 21 pts/4-8 3 FG/6 asts, Krueger 21 pts, Morill 14 pts/6 rbs)
Fresno State 80, Oregon State 73 (Stephens 18 pts/5 rbs, Hurd 14 pts/7 rbs, Jones 14 pts, Cuic 13 pts/7 rbs)
Washington State 63, Idaho 37 (Clark 10 pts/5 rbs, Chavers 10 pts, Henry 8 pts/5 rbs)
Oregon 84, Rice 60 (Hairston 14 pts/5 rbs, Oguchi 14 pts, Brooks 13 pts/7 asts, Leunen 13 rbs)
California 83, Northeastern 76 (Hardin 23 pts/14 rbs, Ubaka 21 pts/6 asts, Midgley 14 pts/4 asts)
USC 57, Alaska-Anchorage 56 (Pruitt 17 pts, Young 12 pts/8 rbs, Stewart 12 pts)

Sun., Nov. 27
Arizona 81, Virginia 51 (Rodgers 20 pts/4 rbs, Adams 14 pts/9 rbs, Shakur 14 pts/7 asts/6 rbs)

Mon., Nov. 28
Arizona State 73, UC Santa Barbara 57 (Kruger 16 pts/6 rbs, Atuahene 15 pts/9 rbs, Jackson 12 pts/5 rbs)
Stanford 82, Cal Poly 58 (Hernandez 22 pts/6 rbs, Haryasz 16 pts/12 rbs, Finger 13 pts/8 rbs)


  • Over the last 23 years, ARIZONA is 52-12 (.813) in the month of November ... With the win over Virginia, Arizona is now 20-3 in home openers under coach Lute Olson ... One statistic that hasn't been up to par for Arizona has been its free throw percentage, which stands at 60.6 percent (57-of-94). By comparison, the Wildcats have shot better than 70 percent from the line in each of the last eight seasons, including a Pac-10 record 78.6 percent as recent as the 2003-04 season ... ARIZONA STATE sophomore F Craig Austin scored a career-high 21 points in the season opener vs. Southern Utah, not bad considering he scored 17 points - all of last year. He scored 17 points in 17 games last season ... ASU is shooting 56-of-67 (.836) from the free throw line in its first two games ... Three players have already posted 20-point games for ASU (Austin, junior F Bryson Krueger and junior G Kevin Kruger). Last season, aside from the performances of Pac-10 Player of the Year Ike Diogu, four Sun Devils posted a total of seven 20-point games .... CALIFORNIA's Ben Braun picked up his 500th career victory with the Golden Bears' win over Long Beach State ... OREGON looks to start the season 5-0 for the first time since the 2002-03 season ... The Ducks have scored at least 80 points in each of their first four games, while holding their first four opponents below 65 points ... Sophomore F Maarty Leunen was named MVP of the season-opening Hispanic College Fund Classic after averaging 11.0 points and 9.7 rebounds. He now has 40 rebounds (10.0 rpg) in his first four games ... Moving from the football field to the basketball court - junior G Jordan Kent saw his first action on the hardwood in last week's win over Rice. He had a point, a rebound, and a steal in eight minutes ... OREGON STATE senior F Nick DeWitz, who posted OSU's second-best single-season block total last year with 52 rejections, has already swatted six shot attempts this season. With 58 career blocked shots, DeWitz needs just two more to crack the school's career top 10 list ... What a difference a year makes as OSU sophomore F Marcel Jones is shooting 15-of-25 (.600) from the field. Last season, he was 31-of-79 (.392) from the field ... STANFORD senior C Matt Haryasz, who missed the season-opener with a sprained ankle, made his season debut against San Francisco and responded with 18 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots. He posted the second double-double in as many games when he tallied 16 pints and 12 rebounds against Cal Poly. He now has 13 double-doubles for his career and 12 double-doubles in the last 17 games ... The next Cardinal victory will give Stanford coach Trent Johnson the 100th victory of his career ... UCLA sophomore G Arron Afflalo was named to the NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament team after averaging 16.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in a pair of games at Madison Square Garden last week. He shot 7-of-13 (.538) from three-point range ... Sophomore G/F Nick Young earned all-tournament honors at the Great Alaska Shootout. He shot 22-of-39 (.564) from the field to average 16.7 points and pulled down 6.7 rebounds per game. Young posted a career-high 25 points in USC's win over Eastern Washington ... At 6-0, WASHINGTON is off to its best start in 15 years. The Huskies boast the nation's longest homecourt winning streak of 28 consecutive victories at Bank of America Arena ... Senior F Jamaal Williams posted his first double-double as a Husky with 17 points/12 rebounds in just 22 minutes against Loyola Marymount ... WASHINGTON STATE newcomers have accounted for 47 percent of the scoring. Junior transfer F Ivory Clark leads all WSU players with 12.7 points per game. First-year Cougars are shooting 59 percent from the field led by true freshman C Aron Baynes at 73 percent.
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