This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball

Nov. 19, 2007

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Mon., Nov. 19
Yale at (14/14) ARIZONA STATE, 6:30 p.m. MT

Tues., Nov. 20
ARIZONA at (24) North Carolina State, 7 p.m. ET
Marquette at OREGON, 7 p.m. PT
Cal Poly SLO at UCLA, 7 p.m. PT

Thurs., Nov. 22
(14/14) ARIZONA STATE vs. (10/8) Oklahoma (4), 3 p.m. CT
(4/5) STANFORD vs. (2/2) Connecticut (3) (FSN), 8:30 p.m. ET

Fri., Nov. 23
(14/14) ARIZONA STATE vs. Iowa (4), 3:30 p.m. CT
(12/15) CALIFORNIA at TCU, 6:30 p.m. CT
OREGON vs. Coppin State (2), 6 p.m. MT
OREGON STATE vs. Montana (5), 1 p.m. PT
USC vs. Virginia Tech (1), 6 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON vs. Idaho (6), 2 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON STATE vs. (24) North Carolina State (1), 3:30 p.m. ET

Sat., Nov. 24
OREGON vs. Nicholls State/New Mexico (2), 8 p.m. MT
OREGON STATE at UNLV/Richmond (5), 1/3:30 p.m. PT
(4/5) STANFORD vs. Old Dominion (3), 8:30 p.m. ET
USC vs. Junkanoo Jam (1), TBA
WASHINGTON STATE vs. Junkanoo Jam (1), TBA

Sun., Nov. 25
Middle Tennessee State at ARIZONA, 2 p.m. MT
(12/15) CALIFORNIA at (13/13) Baylor (FSN), 2 p.m. CT
(4/5) STANFORD at Paradise Jam (3), TBA
(3/3) Maryland at UCLA (FSN), 2 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Weber State/Arkansas State (6), 12/2 p.m. PT

(1) Junkanoo Jam; Freeport, Bahamas
(2) New Mexico Tournament; Albuquerque, N.M.
(3) Paradise Jam; Virgin Islands
(4) Caribbean Challenge; Cancun, Mexico
(5) UNLV Classic; Las Vegas, Nev.
(6) Husky Classic; Seattle, Wash.


Thurs., Nov. 22
(5/5) STANFORD vs. (2/2) Connecticut (FSN), 8:30 p.m. ET

Sun., Nov. 25
(12/15) CALIFORNIA at (13/13) Baylor (FSN), 2 p.m. CT
(3/3) Maryland at UCLA (FSN), 2 p.m. PT


ARIZONA (2-2)Last Week: W, Portland (78-71)This Week: @ NC State (11/20); Middle Tennessee St. (11/25)Arizona, which received votes in the Nov. 13 USA Today/ESPN/WBCApoll, defeated Portland 78-71 on Friday to improve to 2-2 on theyear ... Two players recorded their first double-doubles on the year,including FR F Ify Ibekwe who scored 21 points and grabbed 13rebounds and SR G Ashley Whisonant who tallied 13 points and dishedout 10 assists ... Through four games, Whisonant is averaging 18.8points and 5.5 assists ... The Wildcats have two games on the docketthis week, including a road contest at No. 24 NC State, followed by ahome game against Middle Tennessee State.

ARIZONA STATE (1-1)Last Week: L, Chinese Nat'l Team (63-59, X); W, UCSB (66-42)This Week: Yale (11/19); vs. Oklahoma (11/22); vs. Iowa (11/23)Arizona State defeated UC Santa Barbara, 66-42 on Saturday to earnits first win of the season ... Eleven Sun Devils got in on thescoring, led by GRAD G Jill Noe, who dropped in 12 points on 4-of-7shooting ... JR G Briann January also scored in double-figures,sinking 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting ... Arizona State, which haswon 37 of its last 39 regular season home games and 55 of its last 59in Wells Fargo Arena since the 2003-04 season, takes on Yale on Mon.,Nov. 19, before heading to the Caribbean Challenge for importantgames against 10/8 Oklahoma and Iowa.

CALIFORNIA (3-0)Last Week: W, UC Riverside (65-49); W, New Mexico (52-44)This Week: @ TCU (11/23); @ Baylor (11/25)With 25 points in a 65-49 win over UC Riverside on Thursday, JR F/CAshley Walker became the 18th player in Cal history to reach the 1000-point milestone ... Walker now has 1,017 career points, which ranks17th all-time in Cal history ... The Golden Bears are one of fourundefeated teams in the Conference, and ranked as high as 12th in theNov. 13 AP poll ... The team has an important test this week as ittakes to the road to face TCU and 13th-ranked Baylor on FSN ...Defensively, Cal has been strong in its previous two games, giving upan average of just 46.5 points.

OREGON (1-1)Last Week: L, South Dakota State (67-60)This Week: Marquette (11/20); vs. Coppin State (11/23); vs. NewMexico Tournament (11/24)Despite three players in double figures, Oregon dropped a close 67-60game against South Dakota State on Thursday ... FR F Ellie Manou ledthe Ducks with 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting, while FR C NicoleCanepa added 13 points on a perfect 5-for-5 mark from the floor ...Canepa is pacing the team with a 13.5 ppg average, while Manou ranksthird with an even average of 10 ppg ... The Ducks have a busy weekas they have a Tues., Nov. 20 game at home against Marquette,followed by an appearance in the New Mexico Tournament which will seethem play Coppin State and either Nicholls State or New Mexico.

OREGON STATE (2-0)Last Week: W, Western Oregon (66-46)This Week: vs. Montana (11/23); vs. UNLV Classic (11/24)Oregon State put together a 66-46 rout of Western Oregon on Tuesdayto improve to 2-0 on the season ... JR C Tiffany Ducker, who sat outthe 2005-06 season, recorded her second career double-double, scoring19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds ... Ducker, in her first twogames, averaged 14.5 points, eight rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocksand one steal, while shooting 65% from the floor ... With threeblocks through two games, Ducker needs just 18 swats to reach the 100-block milestone.

STANFORD (2-0)Last Week: L, USA Nat'l Team (88-64, X); W, Utah (81-77, 2OT)This Week: vs. Connecticut (11/22); Old Dominion (11/24); vs.Paradise Jam (11/25)Stanford improved to 3-0 following its 81-77 double-overtime road winagainst Utah on Sunday ... SO C Jayne Appel established career-highsof 30 points, 20 rebounds and six blocks to help escape with theCardinal victory ... Appel is one of just 16 players in Pac-10history to grab 20 or more rebounds in a game ... Stanford had threeplayers score in double digits, including Appel, SR G Candice Wiggins(17) and SO G Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (10) ... The Cardinal have a veryimportant Thanksgiving weekend as they head to the Paradise Jam forearly-round contests with No. 2 Connecticut and Old Dominion.

UCLA (2-0)Last Week: W, Cal State Northridge (81-69); W, Rice (79-71)This Week: Cal Poly SLO (11/20); Maryland (11/25)Head coach Kathy Olivier started two true freshmen in her season-opener, three in the follow-up game and came away with two victoriesby a combined 20 points ... FR G Doreena Campbell, donning the blueand gold for the first time, averaged 14 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5assists, 3.5 steals and 0.5 blocks ... Campbell ignited a 12-0 Bruinrun against Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, scoring seven pointsand grabbing three steals to give UCLA a 41-27 lead at halftime ...She also keyed a first-half rally against Rice on Sunday ... Evenmore impressive, Campbell committed just one turnover through 67minutes of play.

USC (1-1)Last Week: W, Colorado (70-57)This Week: Virginia Tech (11/23); vs. Junkanoo Jam (11/24)USC earned a 70-57 win over Colorado to even its record at 1-1 on theseason ... Eleven different Trojans got in on the scoring action,including JR G Brynn Cameron who paced the team with 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor ... Cameron, who scored 18 points inUSC's opener, nailed four 3-pointers in each game, putting her justone three away from moving to No. 6 all-time at USC in career 3-pointers (she has 99) ... After going 0-for-2 from 3-point rangeagainst UCSB, SR F Simone Jelks was a perfect 3-for-3 against Colorado.

WASHINGTON (1-4)Last Week: L, Gonzaga (91-72); L, Hawai'i (80-75); W, NorthernArizona (83-70); L, UC Davis (69-58)This Week: Idaho (11/23); vs. Husky Classic (11/25)Head coach Tia Jackson earned her first career win in an 83-70victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday at the Waikiki BeachMarriott Resort Classic ... The Huskies, who played five games in anine-day span, were led by FR F/C Jess McCormack who averaged 11points and 7.8 rebounds in just over 25 minutes per game ...McCormack recorded three-straight double-figure scoring games,including a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds inWashington's loss to UC Davis, 69-58.

WASHINGTON STATE (1-2)Last Week: L, Santa Clara (62-52); W, E. Washington (70-59)This Week: vs. NC State (11/23); Junkanoo Jam (11/24)Head coach June Daugherty earned her first win at the helm of theCougar program, as Washington State defeated Eastern Washington onSunday, 70-59 ... JR F/C Heather Molzen was 10-of-14 from the fieldto lead all scorers with 21 points ... She also added eight reboundsand two assists ... JR G Katie Appleton has been a consistent forcefor the Cougars, reaching double figures in all three WSU games ...Appleton is averaging 11.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.7steals.

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