Pac-10 Roundup: Preseason Results

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UCLA's Malcolm Lee gets more than he bargained for going to the hoop against NAIA school, Concordia. /

While some teams still have an exhibition game left to play, the majority of the Pac-10 has already finished its preseason schedule, and is looking ahead to their season openers.

Here’s a look at how the rest of the league has fared so far:

Arizona: Beat Augustana College 92-76, behind a 19-point, 10-rebound, three-block performance by forward Jamelle Horne. Star guard Nic Wise had 12 points and five assists coming off an ankle injury.  Here’s a link for more on the game.

Arizona State: Didn’t schedule an exhibition game. The best way to get a feel for what’s been going on around the Sun Devils so far (Ty Abbott’s injury being the biggest news)  is to read Doug Haller’s AZ Central blog — he covers ASU, but also adds a great notes column on the whole Pac-10 pretty frequently.

Cal: Defeated Chico State 84-42. Senior guard Patrick Christopher led all scorers with 16 points. Player-of-the-Year candidate Jerome Randle had a poor shooting night, going 2-8 from the field, scoring seven points to go with four assists. Here’s the box score and here’s the game story from Cal’s website.

Oregon: Was led by two newcomers in their win over Concordia, 99-61. Freshman wing Jamil Wilson had 17 points, three rebounds and four steals, while junior transfer Malcolm Armstead (read our interview with him here) had 14 points and four assists in his effort to win a starting role. Here’s the game recap and here’s a box score. The Ducks play a second preseason game against Lewis and Clark on Sunday.

Oregon State: Defeated Southern Oregon, 94-53, last weekend, and play Western Oregon Sunday afternoon at home in their final exhibition contest. Against Southern,  every starter except center Roeland Schaftenaar scored in double figures. Freshman big man Angus Brandt had five points, six rebounds and four blocks. Here’s the game story, and here’s the box score.

Stanford: Won their lone exhibition game on Friday night against Sonoma State, 82-61. Landry Fields led with fifteen points and eight rebounds for the Cardinal who played without two projected starters, Jeremy Green (suspended indefinitely) and Josh Owens (undisclosed medical condition). Here’s the game recap and box score.

USC: Had to come from behind to beat Cal State-Dominguez Hills, 64-47. Missing two key players, transfer Alex Stepheson and sophomore Nikola Vucevic, the Trojans only played eight men. Dwight Lewis led all scorers with 17 points, and freshman Davis Rozitis had 14 points and nine boards off the bench. Here’s the game story and box score.

UCLA: Needed a late three-pointer to bear Concordia (a different school than the one Oregon defeated last weekend), 62-61. Still plagued by injuries, most notably to starting point guard Jerime Anderson, the Bruins were not able to get anything out of their highly touted freshman class to help the effort, with Mike Moser, Tyler Honeycutt, and Reeves Nelson all being held scoreless. Forward Drew Gordon led UCLA with 17 points and 11 boards. Here’s the game story and box score.

Washington State: Plays their only exhibition game on November 9th against Lewis-Clark State.

For my observations from the Huskies exhibition victory over Central Washington, click here. And, for my game story at, click here.

Thanks for coming!