This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Nov. 23, 2009

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    Mon., Nov. 23
    ARIZONA vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
    Maui Invitational, Lahaina, Maui
    Montana at OREGON, 7 p.m. (OSN)
    Pepperdine at UCLA, 8 p.m. (FSW)

    Tues., Nov. 24
    ARIZONA vs. Colorado/Gonzaga, TBD (ESPN/2)
     Maui Invitational, Lahaina, Maui
    Jacksonville at CALIFORNIA, 7:30 p.m. 
    STANFORD vs. Virginia, 8 P.M. (CBS CS)
    Cancun Challenge, Cancun, Mexico

    Wed., Nov. 25
    ARIZONA at Maui Invitational, TBD (ESPN/2/U)
     Maui Invitational, Lahaina, Maui
    ARIZONA STATE vs. No. 7 Duke, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
    NIT Preseason Tip-Off, New York, N.Y.
    STANFORD at No. 5 Kentucky/Cleveland State, TBD (CBS CS)
    Cancun Challenge, Cancun, Mexico
    WASHINGTON STATE at Alaska Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. (FCS)
    Great Alaska Shootout, Anchorage, Alaska

    Thurs., Nov. 26
    UCLA vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
    76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

    Fri., Nov. 27
    ARIZONA STATE vs. LSU/No. 13 Connecticut, TBD (ESPN/2)
     NIT Preseason Tip-Off, New York, N.Y.
    UCLA vs. No. 22 Minnesota/No. 12 Butler, TBD (ESPNU)
    76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.
    Coppin State at USC, 7:30 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE vs. Nicholls State, 5 p.m. (FSNW)
      Great Alaska Shootout, Anchorage, Alaska

    Sat., Nov. 28
    Montana State at OREGON, 7:30 p.m. (OSN)
    OREGON STATE at George Washington, 2 p.m.
    WASHINGTON STATE vs. Alaska Shootout, TBD (TBD)

    Sun., Nov. 29
    Princeton at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (CSN CA)
    Portland State at STANFORD, 7 p.m. 
    UCLA at 76 Classic in Anaheim, TBD (ESPN/U)
    Nebraska at USC, 1:30 p.m. (FSN)
    Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
    Montana at No. 14 WASHINGTON, 6 p.m. (FSNW)


    ARIZONA will participate in the Maui Invitational this week. The Wildcats have appeared in four other Invitationals (1993, 1997, 2000, 2005) and won it once (2000). Arizona is 8-4 in the Invitational and have averaged 82.4 points per game.

    ARIZONA STATE set a school record with 18 three-pointers in the 104-65 win over USF. JR G Rihards Kuksiks hit 7-of-13 in the contest and is shooting 13-of-25 (.520) from beyond the arc through four games.

    CALIFORNIA SR G Jerome Randle posted three consecutive 20-point games with 22 vs. Detroit, 25 vs. Syracuse and 26 vs. Ohio State. Randle is averaging 22.8 points for the season and shooting 13-of-26 (.500) from three-point range.

    SO G Malcolm Armstead led OREGON with 21 points on 9-of-15 (.600) shooting in a loss at Portland.

    OREGON STATE SR G Seth Tarver posted the first double-double of his career with 14 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-63 loss to Sacramento State.

    STANFORD SO G Jeremy Green had the hot hand last week for the Cardinal as he shot 12-of-21 (.571) from the field, including 8-of-16 (.500) from three-point range, and averaged 20.5 points. SO G Jarrett Mann averaged 7.0 assists for the Cardinal in two games last week and leads the league in assists, averaging 6.3 per game.

    UCLA bounced back from its season-opening loss to defeat Cal State Bakersfield behind a balanced attack. Five different Bruins scored in double figures, led by SO C Drew Gordon with 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

    USC JR G Donte Smith has been the workhorse in the Trojans first two games, playing all 40 minutes in each contest. In fact, SO F Nikola Vucevic also played all 40 minutes in the loss to LMU. Vucevic averaged 18.5 points on 15-of-27 (.555) shooting and posted 9.5 rebounds in the two games last week.

    WASHINGTON SR F Quincy Pondexter has scored 25 or more points in each of the last three games, including a career-high 30 vs. San Jose State. Pondexter added 15 rebounds against the Spartans for his Pac-10 leading third double-double of the season. FR F Tyreese Breshers made the most of his 20 minutes against San Jose State as he posted 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting and collected seven rebounds.

    WASHINGTON STATE is averaging 83.3 points through three games this season. It averaged 59.2 points per game last season.  




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