This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Feb. 1, 2010
Saturday, February 6
Games local to site. Associated Press rankings
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Saturday, January 30
Sunday, January 31
AROUND THE LEAGUE
• SR G Nic Wise equaled his career-high with 30 points in Arizona’s win over California. He has hit 28 of his last 31 free throw attempts (.903).
• FR F Derrick Williams has scored in double figures in each of the last 16 games. He’s averaging 16.9 points/7.7 rebounds, while shooting 89-of-153 (.582) in that span.
• It is the first time the Wildcats have been in first place in conference play this late into the season since March 5, 2005, the date UA clinched its last Pac-10 regular season title.
• At 5-4, ASU has posted a winning record in the first of half of Pac-10 play for just the third time in the last 15 years.
• JR G Ty Abbott had an impressive weekend as he shot 18-28 (.643) from the field and 12-20 (.600) from three-point range to average 24.5 points last weekend. Abbott shot just 8-of-59 from three-point range all last season. Abbott is averaging 18.8 over the last seven games.
• Over the last seven games, JR G Rihards Kuksiks is averaging 15.7 points and shooting 21-of-46 (.471) from three-point range.
• The Bears have three players who have dished out 200 or more assists in their careers - SR G Jerome Randle (475), SR F Theo Roberston (227), and SR G Patrick Christopher (202).
• Randle is shooting 87-of-93 (.935) from the free throw line, currently the best single-season mark in school history. He’s on pace to set the career record as well, shooting 341-of-390 (.874). While Christopher has hit 39 of his last 43 free throw attempts (.907).
• SR F Jamal Boykin posted a career-high 25 points on 10-of-13 shooting, and added 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season in the win over Arizona State.
• SO F Jeremy Jacob started both games last weekend, his first starts of the season, and averaged 15.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in a pair of wins over the LA schools.
• SO G Malcolm Armstead dished out a career-high 12 assists in the win over UCLA. Over the last three games, he’s averaging 3.7 steals per game.
• SR G Tajuan Porter sits third on the Pac-10 career charts with 322 three-pointers. He needs two treys to pass Stevin Smith of Arizona State (323, 1991-94). Salim Stoudamire of Arizona holds the Pac-10 career record with 342 three-pointers (2002-05).
• JR G Calvin Haynes posted back-to-back 25-point performances when he followed up his 25-point outing vs. California, with 25 more in the win over USC. Over the last three games, he’s averaging 22.0 points in the last three games. During that stretch, he’s shooting 22-of-49 (.449) from the field and 7-of-18 (.389) from three-point range. Aside from Haynes performance the last three game, the Beavers have hit just 3-of -26 (.115) from beyond the arc.
• Oregon State drew a season-high 8,066 fans for the UCLA game. Thru four Pac-10 home games, the Beavers are averaging 7,235 fans for Pac-10 play.
• SR F Landry Fields became the first Cardinal with back-to-back 30-point games since Adam Keefe in 1992 as he followed up his 32-point effort vs. Oregon with 31 points at Arizona. Fields has posted 20 or more points in a game 15 times this season.
• Stanford looks to snap an eight-game road skid. It’s the longest streak since dropping 15 consecutive road games over the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons.
• The injury-riddled Cardinal added fifth-year SR Tavita Pritchard to the roster. Pritchard was the starting quarterback during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, and got the start for Stanford during the 2009 Sun Bowl.
• FR F Tyler Honeycutt has averaged 7.4 rebounds per game over the last eight contests. He collected his first career double-double with 13 points/10 rebounds at Oregon.
• After starting eight consecutive games, FR F Reeves Nelson has had considerable success coming off the bench the last four games, where he is averging 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds. He’s shooting 23-of-36 (.639) from the field the last four games. He posted his first career double-double with 14 points/12 rebounds at Oregon State.
• UCLA has won three of its last five. In the three wins, UCLA shot a combined 117-of-118 (.593) from the field. In the two losses, the Bruins connected on just 40-of-109 (.367).
• With his next appearance, SR G Dwight Lewis will become USC’s career leader in games played. He currently has played in 124 games, tying him with former Trojan Brandon Granville (124 games, 1999-02). With 136 career three-pointers, Lewis moved into USC’s top ten on the career list.
• SO F Nikola Vucevic has averaged 11.3 rebounds over the last four games.
• SR G Mike Gerrity is averaging 6.0 assists over the last four games.
• USC has held 13 opponents to 56 points or less this season and only twice has allowed more than 67 points.
• SR F Quincy Pondexter posted back-to-back double-doubles last week when he collected 27 points/11 rebounds against Seattle and 29 points/12 rebounds in the win over Washington State. For the week, Pondexter shot 19-of-29 (.655) from the field and 16-of-18 (.889) from the free throw line. Pondexter is averaging 22.1 points at home, 15.8 points on the road.
• JR G Venoy Overton started against Seattle in the place of SO G Isaiah Thomas, who missed the game due to a stomach flu. Overton responded with a career-high 20 points, and career-matching eight assists.
• SR G Nikola Koprivica posted his first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds at Washington. Over the last five games, he is averaging 12.4 points and 7.6 rebounds.
• Against Washington, FR G Xavier Thames earned his third start of the season and responded with a career-high 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-3 from three-point range.
• FR G Reggie Moore has scored 20 or more points in four of the last seven games. Over the last eight games, Moore is averaging 17.4 points.