This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Dec. 14, 2009
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Tues., Dec. 15 TV
New Mexico State at UCLA, 7:30 p.m. PT
Wed., Dec. 16
Mississippi Valley State at OREGON, 7 p.m.
OREGON STATE at Illinois-Chicago, 7 p.m.
Oklahoma State at STANFORD, 8 p.m. (1) FSN
Sat., Dec. 19
San Diego State at ARIZONA STATE, 4:30 p.m. FSAZ
Oakland at OREGON, 7:30 p.m. OSN
Mississippi Valley State at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
STANFORD at Northwestern, 1 p.m. BTN
UCLA at Notre Dame, 2 p.m. CBS
No. 9 Tennessee at USC, 1:30 p.m. FSN
Portland at No. 24 WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. FSNW
WASHINGTON STATE vs. Portland State, 4:30 p.m. (2) FSNW
(1) Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
(2) Kennewick, Wash.
Game times local to site. Associated Press rankings.
LAST WEEK’S RESULTS
Tues., Dec. 8
Brigham Young 81, ARIZONA STATE 68 (Glasser 22 pts/5 ast, Kuksiks 13 pts)
USC 51, Sacramento State 36 (Lewis 16 pts, Vucevic 14 pts/15 reb, Stepheson 10 pts/10 reb)
Wed., Dec. 9
ARIZONA 83, Louisiana Tech 67 (N. Wise 24 pts/6 reb/5 ast, Horne 20 pts/8 reb)
CALIFORNIA 79, Pacific 54 (Christopher 22 pts/10 reb, Randle 15 pts/6 ast, Boykin 15 pts)
WASHINGTON STATE 76, Idaho 64 (Thompson 25 pts/9 reb, Casto 13 pts/14 reb, Moore 12 pts)
Fri., Dec. 11
USC 59, Idaho State 53 (Lewis 19 pts, Stepheson 16 pts/13 reb, Johnson 10 pts/4 stl)
Sat., Dec. 12
San Diego State 63, ARIZONA 46 (Williams 13 pts/9 reb, Jones 11 pts)
ARIZONA STATE 76, Delaware State 34 (Rudd 15 pts, Glasser 14 pts/9 ast, Lockett 10 pts)
St. Mary’s 81, OREGON 76 (Armstead 14 pts, Singler 12 pts, Dunigan 10 pts)
Nebraska 50, OREGON STATE 44 (Schaftenaar 16 pts, S. Tarver 12 pts, Deane 9 pts/11 reb)
Mississippi State 72, UCLA 54 (Roll 17 pts/6 reb, Lee 16 pts/6 reb)
No. 15 Georgetown 74, No. 17 WASHINGTON 66 (Pondexter 23 pts/6 reb/5 stl, Thomas 21 pts)
WASHINGTON STATE 75, Air Force 68 (Thompson 19 pts/8 reb, Moore 16 pts/10 ast)
Sun., Dec. 13
STANFORD 85, UC Davis 69 (Fields 21 pts, Green 16 pts, Trotter 14 pts/11 reb)
AROUND THE LEAGUE
Finding Playing Time
Each Pac-10 team has had at least seven different players earn a start this season, with OREGON leading the way with 11 different starters. Different starting lineups broken down by teams are as follows: 2 - OREGON STATE and WASHINGTON STATE; 3 - ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE, CALIFORNIA, STANFORD, UCLA, WASHINGTON; 4 - USC; 6 - OREGON... In addition, all but one team (UCLA), has at least eight players each averaging better than 10 minutes of playing time.
Seniors Making Most of Charity
ARIZ SR G Nic Wise leads the Pac-10 in free throw percentage (.947), having converted 36 of 38 free throw attempts. CAL SR G Jerome Randle is right behind (.935), hitting 43 of his 46 attempts. WASH SR F Quincy Pondexter has hit 54-of-61 (.885), while ASU SR G Derek Glasser is shooting 41-of-47 (.872) from the foul line.
Several freshmen are making the most out of their playing time. ARIZONA FR F Derrick Williams is the Pac-10’s top freshman scorer (14.0 ppg) and rebounder (6.1 rpg). WASHINGTON STATE G Reggie Moore is averaging 13. 5 points and is the league’s top freshman in assists (4.5 apg) and free throw percentage (.866). ARIZONA STATE’s Trent Lockett the top freshman, and third overall, in field goal percentage (.579), with Arizona’s Williams fourth overall (.575)... Other key freshman contributers in the early going are UCLA F Nelson Reeves (5.6 rpg), Arizona F Solomon Hill (4.9 rpg, .793 FT%), and OREGON F Jamil Wilson (4.9 rpg).
Trojans Double Up
USC SO F Nikola Vucevic leads the Pac-10 with four double-doubles this season, and is averaging a double-double with 13.6 points/10.8 rebounds per game. JR F Alex Stepheson has posted three double-doubles in just six games and is nearly averaging a double-double with 12.5 points/9.8 rebounds for the Trojans.
ARIZ SR G Nic Wise needs 18 points to reach 1,000 points for his career, becoming the 44th Wildcat all-time to achieve the feat... CAL SR G/F Theo Robertson needs 53 points to reach 1,000 points for his career. When he does so, he’ll join current teammates Jerome Randle (1,360 points) and Patrick Christopher (1,294 points) to mark the first time Cal would have three 1,000-point scorers on the same team.