This Week in Pac-10 Women's Basketball
Jan. 4, 2010
Friday, January 8
Saturday, January 9
Sunday, January 10
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PAC-10 ON TELEVISION
Saturday, Jan. 9
Thursday, Jan. 14
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Tuesday, December 29
Wednesday, December 30
Friday, January 1
Saturday, January 2
Sunday, January 3
PAC-10 CONFERENCE NOTES
PAC-10 PLAY CONTINUES: If the opening weekend of Pac-10 play was any indication, the 2009-10 campaign could be very exciting. Four of the nine Conference games played last weekend were decided five points or less, including an overtime contest. One other game was a 10-point decision. On the slate this week is the women's basketball version of the Civil War as Oregon travels to Corvallis to face Oregon State on Saturday, Jan. 9. Tip time is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT and will be televised on Fox Sports Net.
Also this weekend, the Bay Area schools head down to Los Angeles for games on Friday and Sunday, while the Washington teams host Arizona and Arizona State on Thursday and Saturday.
REACHING MILESTONES: A couple of players have already reached significant career milestones, while some coaches are approaching pivotal ones, as well.
Cal's Alexis Gray-Lawson reached a significant milestone, becoming just the 42nd player in Pac-10 history to score 1,500 career points. Stanford's SR F/C Jayne Appel was the 10th league player all-time to reach the 1,000-rebound mark, also becoming just the eighth player in Conference history to accumulate 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds.
JR F Kayla Pedersen reached the 1,000-point career mark in late November, while Arizona State's SR G Danielle Orsillo did so in early December. Oregon SR G Taylor Lilley reached 1,000 for her career in the opening weekend of Pac-10 play.
Fifth-year California head coach Joanne Boyle became only the second coach in Golden Bears history to win 100 games in Berkeley. WSU head coach June Daugherty coached her 600th-career game on Jan. 3. Meanwhile, ASU head coach Charli Turner Thorne is just a one win shy of career number 300.
TOUGH SCHEDULING: Pac-10 teams have played 49 games against teams that advanced to the 2009 postseason, making up 47.1 percent of the non-conference slate across all 10 schools. Of those, 34 were NCAA Tournament participants.
With one non-conference game still left to be played, the Pac-10 has posted a 69-35 record overall in non-league games for a 66.3 winning percentage. It is the fifth-straight year of at least 65 non-conference wins and the sixth time in seven years the Pac-10 has won better than 65 percent of those games. Stanford stacked its schedule with eight 2009 NCAA Tournament teams, a Conference high. USC faced seven teams that played in last year's tournament.
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