This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball

Dec. 8, 2009

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    Wednesday, December 9

    North Dakota at Arizona State, 11 a.m. MT
    New Mexico at Arizona, 6 p.m. MT
    San Jose State at California, 7 p.m. PT
    Washington at Seattle University, 7 p.m. PT

    Friday, December 11
    Washington State at Montana State, 7:05 p.m. MT

    Saturday, December 12
    Weber State at Oregon State, 7 p.m. PT

    Sunday, December 13
    Portland at Washington State, 1 p.m. PT
    DePaul at Stanford, 2 p.m. PT






    Wednesday, December 2

    Oregon 95, Portland 68

    Thursday, December 3
    Saint Mary's 80, Washington State 70
    #24 Kansas 54, UCLA 49
    USC 83, Long Beach State 77

    Friday, December 4
    South Florida 61, Washington 50
    #15/13 Arizona State 65, Idaho State 56
    Arizona 84, Nevada 57
    Oregon 88, Boise State 61

    Saturday, December 5
    #20/19 California 78, Colorado State 44
    Washington State 63, Wyoming 50
    #15/13 Arizona State 62, Pepperdine 52
    UC Santa Barbara 59, Oregon State 53

    Sunday, December 6
    Washington 62, Central Florida 59
    #11/12 Duke 78, USC72
    Oregon 102, Long Beach State 70
    #10/7 Texas A&M 68, #20/19 California 61


    With the first half of the academic calendar winding down, seven of the 10 pac-10 women's basketball teams are in action this week. Only Washington State plays multiple games, with the other six squads playing just once.

    Second-ranked Stanford returns to action after a week off and looks to extend its home-court win streak, which has reached over 30 games. Arizona, Arizona State and Washington look to build on current win streaks, as well, while California and Oregon State are looking to return to its winning ways.

    THREE PAC-10 SQUADS RANKED IN THE POLLS: Three Pac-10 teams continue to appear in the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coache polls, with Stanford leading the way with a No. 2 national ranking. The Cardinal have been ranked in that spot since the preseason. Arizona State is 14th and California comes in a No. 22 in both rankings.

    Arizona, UCLA and USC received votes in one of both polls in the preseason, while the Trojans picked up a few votes in the Nov. 30 poll after beating back-to-back ranked opponents.

    BLOWOUT CITY: Pac-10 teams are 22-1 in games decided by 21 points or more, with nine of the 10 teams recording at least one blowout non-conference victory.
    Oregon's high-powered offense has resulted in a Conference-best six wins of 21 points or greater. Stanford has the second-most blowout wins, going 4-0 in games decided by more than 21 points. Both the Cardinal and Ducks ranks in the top 10 in the nation in scoring margin.

    REACHING MILESTONES: A couple of players have already reached significant career milestones, while some coaches are approaching pivotal

    ones, as well. Stanford's JR F Kayla Pedersen reached the 1,000-point career mark in late November, while Arizona State's SR G Danielle Orsillo is the latest Pac-10 player to reach the plateau. ASU head coach Charli Turner Thorne is just a few wins shy of career number 300, while California head coach Joanne Boyle needs just one victory to become just the second coach in Golden Bears history to reach triple digit wins.


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