This Week in Pac-10 Men's Basketball
Feb. 15, 2010
Saturday, February 20
Sunday, February 21
Games local to site. Associated Press rankings
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Saturday, February 13
Sunday, February 14
AROUND THE LEAGUE
• SR G Nic Wise has hit 34 of his last 37 free throw attempts (.919). He ranks sixth nationally, hitting 90.6 percent from the charity stripe. His career free throw percentage (.846) ranks fourth all-time at Arizona. Wise has improved his free throw percentage by nearly eight percent each season (Fr. - .688; So. - .768; Jr. - .848; Sr. - .906)
• JR F Jamelle Horne collected a career-high 14 rebounds vs. Oregon State, which broke him out of a rebounding slump in which he grabbed a total of 13 boards over the previous five games.
• Over the last three seasons, the Sun Devils have posted a record of 64-31 (.674). It’s the second most wins in a three-year period in Sun Devil history. ASU posted a record of 72-13 from 1961-63.
• The Sun Devils lead the Pac-10 in three-point percentage (.377). Their 218 treys (league-leading 8.4 per game) this season is tied for fourth most in a season in school history.
• With a 14-3 home record and two games remaining at Wells Fargo Arena, the Sun Devils have a chance to eclipse the 2008 record of most home wins in a season (15).
• SR G Jerome Randle sits third on the school’s career scoring list with 1,680 points. He needs nine points to move into second, passing Lamond Murray (1,688; 1992-94). Sean Lampley holds the school record iwth 1,776 points (1998-01).
• Randle needs 12 assists to reach 500 for his career. He currently ranks fourth on Cal’s all-time list and needs seven to pass Jason Kidd (494; 1993-94) for third.
• California is 11-0 when it shoots 50 percent or better from the field.
• SO G Jorge Gutierrez picked up a pair career-high’s with 15 points and six assists, and added four steals in the win vs. WSU.
• The Ducks have used 14 different lineups in 24 games this season.
• SO G Malcolm Armstead posted six asssits in back-to-back games vs. the Arizona schools. He’s recorded six or more assists eight times this season. He’s fourth in the Pac-1-, averaging 4.3 assists per game.
• SR G Tajuan Porter sits second on the Pac-10 career charts with 324 three-pointers. He needs 19 treys to take over the top spot from Salim Stoudamire (342; 2002-05).
• SO C Michael Dunnigan already ranks eighth on the school’s career blocked shots list with 61. His 33 blocks this year rank tied for sixth on Oregon’s single-season list.
• With the 63-55 win over Arizona, the Beavers knocked off the Wildcats in Tucson for the first time since the 1982-83 season, snapping a winless streak in the Old Pueblo at 27 games.
• Oregon State is now 9-0 this season when leading at the half.
• SR G/F Seth Tarver posted eight rebounds in each game last week, pushing his career total to 502 rebounds.
• In league games only, the Beavers are second in the Pac-10 allowing 59.3 points per game. Since Washington scored 76 points in the league-opener, OSU has not allowed more than 66 points in Pac-10 play.
• SR F Landry Fields is averaging 22.5 points per game (seventh in the nation). Should he maintain that average, he’d be the first Cardinal since Adam Keefe in 1991-92 to average better than 22.0 points for a season.
• With 562 points this season, Fields is on pace to become the fifth different Cardinal to score 600 points in a season. He’d join a list of former All-Pac-10 performers that include Keith Jones, Todd Lichti, Adam Keefe and Casey Jacobsen.
• SO G Jeremy Green averaged 22.0 points in a split with the Washington schools. He’s averaging 21.0 points in six league home games, 17.1 points in seven league road games.
• SR G Michael Roll has had the hot hand of late for the Bruins, hitting double digits in each of the last six games, averaging 16.2 points, while shooting 36-of-72 (.500) from the field and 19-of-39 (.487) from three-point range.
• Roll is on target to appear in more games than any other Bruin in school history. He enters this week’s action having appeared in 139 games. The UCLA record is 142 games, set by Darren Collison and Alfred Aboya.
• FR F Reeves Nelson is second in the Pac-10, and leads all league freshmen in field goal percentage, shooting 100-of-160 (.625) from the field.
• SO F Nikola Vucevic has led the Trojans in rebounding in each of the last seven games, hauling in 77 rebounds (11.0 rpg).
• USC has held 15 opponents to 56 points or less this season and only twice has allowed more than 67 points.
• JR G Donte Smith matched his career high with 12 points in the win over UCLA.
• SR G Dwight Lewis backed up his 24-point effort at UCLA earlier this the season with a team-high 23 points in Sunday’s win over the Bruins. In 11 career games vs. UCLA, Lewis averaged 12.3 points and shot 50-of-100 (.500) from the field, 17-of-35 (.486) from three-point range.
• Huskies picked up their first road win of the season with a 78-61 win at Stanford.
• After hitting a combined 65-of-96 (.677) from the free throw line in their last three home games, the Huskies stepped up on the road, hitting 46-of-56 (.821) at the charity stripe in a pair of road games last week.
• Over the last five games, JR F Justin Holiday collected 36 rebounds, averaging 7.2 per game. Prior to the last five games, he was averaging 3.4 rebounds per game.
• JR F Matthew Bryan-Amaning averaged 12.0 points/6.7 rebounds the last three games, shooting 15-of-28 (.536) from the field.
• SO G Isaiah Thomas needs 38 points to reach 1,000 points for his career.
• SO F DeAngelo Casto leads the Pac-10 in blocked shots with 55 (2.2 per game). He set the WSU freshman single-season record with 39 blocks last year, and now owns the WSU sophomore record with 55. The 55 blocks are the most in a season for the Cougars since Stuart House swatted a league-leading 69 shots during the 1979-80 season.
• SO G Klay Thompson needs 32 points to reach 1,000 career points. At his 21.4 ppg scoring average, he could accomplish that this week. The UCLA game will be his 59th, the USC game his 60th. It would be the third fastest to 1,000 points by a Cougar behind Steve Puidokas (52 games) and Jim McKean (57 games).