This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball

Dec. 7, 2009

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    Tues., Dec. 8 TV
    ARIZONA STATE at Brigham Young, 8 p.m. MTN
    Sacramento State at USC, 7:30 p.m.

    Wed., Dec. 9
    Louisiana Tech at ARIZONA, 9 p.m. KWBA/FSAZ
    CALIFORNIA at Pacific, 7 p.m.
    Idaho at WASHINGTON STATE, 8 p.m. FSNW

    Fri., Dec. 11
    Idaho State at USC, 7:30 p.m.

    Sat., Dec. 12
    ARIZONA at San Diego State, 7 p.m. MTN
    Delaware State at ARIZONA STATE, 2 p.m.
    St. Mary's at OREGON, 1 p.m. OSN
    OREGON STATE at Nebraska, 7 p.m.
    UCLA vs. Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m. (1) FSN
    No. 17 WASHINGTON vs. No. 15 Georgetown, 11 a.m. (1) FSN
    WASHINGTON STATE vs. Air Force, 1 p.m. (2)

    Sun., Dec. 13
    UC Davis at STANFORD, 7 p.m. CSN BA

    (1) Wooden Classic, Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)
    (2) Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)
    Game times local to site. Associated Press rankings.



    Mon., Nov. 30
    ARIZONA STATE 74, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 57 (Boateng 17 pts/7 reb, McMillan 12 pts)

    Wed., Dec. 2
    No. 24 UNLV 74, ARIZONA 72 (2OT) (Williams 28 pts/5 reb, Wise 19 pts/7 reb/6 ast)
    New Mexico 86, CALIFORNIA 78 (Boykin 21 pts/13 reb, Randle 20 pts/7 ast, Christopher 15 pts)
    No. 17 Gonzaga 74, WASHINGTON STATE 69 (Thompson 15 pts/6 reb, Casto 10 pts/10 reb)

    Thurs., Dec. 3
    ARIZONA STATE 64, Baylor 61 (Kuksiks 16 pts/4 reb/4 ast, Shipp 12 pts)
    No. 2 Texas 69, USC 50 (Vucevic 18 pts/14 reb, Lewis 15 pts)
    Texas Tech 99, No. 12 WASHINGTON 92 (OT) (Pondexter 31 pts, Thomas 18 pts, Overton 6 stls)

    Fri., Dec. 4
    OREGON STATE 74, Colorado 69 (Haynes 19 pts/4 reb, S. Tarver 14 pts, Cunningham 13 pts)

    Sat., Dec. 5
    CALIFORNIA 82, Iowa State 63 (Christopher 20 pts/11 reb, Randle 18 pts/9 ast, Amoke 14 reb)
    Missouri 106, OREGON 69 (Armstead 12 pts, Longmire 11 pts/9 reb, Wilson 11 pts/7 reb)
    Georgia Tech 79, USC 53 (Stepheson 22 pts/7 reb, Johnson 12 pts/6 reb, Vucevic 12 pts/6 reb)
    Kansas State 86, WASHINGTON STATE 69 (Thompson 22 pts/6 reb, Moore 16 pts/6 ast)

    Sun., Dec. 6
    Oklahoma 79, ARIZONA 62 (Wise 15 pts, Horne 13 pts/5 reb, Williams 11 pts/6 reb)
    OREGON STATE 74, Cal State Bakersfield 39 (Burton 13 pts/6 reb, S. Tarver 10 pts/6 reb/8 stl)
    WASHINGTON 88, Cal State Northridge 76 (Thomas 21 pts, Pondexter 20 pts/7 reb)
    No. 1 Kansas 73, UCLA 61 (Roll 16 pts, Dragovic 14 pts/7 reb, Lee 12 pts)





    What Sophomore Slump?... If you check the Pac-10 statistics, sophomores are leading the league in the following categories: Scoring - Klay Thompson, WSU (25.9 ppg), Rebounding - Nikola Vucevic, USC (10.3 rpg), Assists - Jarrett Mann, STAN (5.9 apg), Three-point Field Goal Percentage - Kyle Fogg, ARIZ (.563), Three-Point Field Goals Made - Jeremy Green, STAN (3.3 pg). 

    Where Have They Gone?... Of the 17 players selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman teams over the last three years (ties created six-player teams in 2007 and 2009), 12 are now playing professionally, with 11 in the NBA. Here's a look at those teams (and where they are now):

    Ryan Anderson, CAL (Orlando Magic)
    Chase Budinger, ARIZ (Houston Rockets)
    Taj Gibson, USC (Chicago Bulls)
    Spencer Hawes, WASH (Sacramento Kings)
    Brook Lopez, STAN (New Jersey Nets)
    Tajuan Porter, ORE (Currently the Pac-10's active scoring leader 1,508 points)

    Jerryd Bayless, ARIZ (Portland Trailblazers)
    James Harden, ASU (Oklahoma City Thunder)
    Davon Jefferson, USC (Israeli pro league)
    Kevin Love, UCLA (Minnesota Timberwolves)
    O.J. Mayo, USC (Memphis Grizzlies)

    DeAngelo Casto, WSU (Currently averaging 11.4 ppg/6.3 rpg/2.1 bpg)
    DeMar DeRozan, USC (Toronto Raptors)
    Jeremy Green, STAN (Currently averaging 15.1 ppg)
    Jrue Holiday, UCLA (Philadelphia 76ers)
    Isaiah Thomas, WASH (Currently averaging 20.3 ppg)
    Klay Thompson, WSU (currently leading the pac-10 in scoring at 25.9 ppg)


    Tuesday, Dec. 15 - 10:30 a.m. PT

    See page five of this release for the order of coaches. Media will need to contact the Pac-10 Office for the conference call phone number.






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