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2009-10 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Season
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League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 10
Regular Season
Tournament
Basketball seasons

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2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
   Conf Overall
Team W L PCT W L PCT
y-California 13 5 .722 23 10 .697
Arizona State 12 6 .667 22 11 .667
†-Washington 11 7 .611 24 9 .727
Arizona 10 8 .556 16 15 .516
USC* 8 10 .444 16 14 .533
Oregon State 8 10 .444 14 17 .452
UCLA 8 10 .444 14 18 .438
Stanford 7 11 .389 14 17 .452
Oregon 7 11 .389 16 16 .500
Washington State 6 12 .333 16 15 .516

2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 16 , 2010 • Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament
y-Clinched conference championship

The 2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball season began with practices on October 17, 2009 and will end with the Pac-10 Tournament on March 10-13, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Contents

Pre-season

  • 2009-10 PAC-10 Men's Basketball Media Poll:
1. California (25 first place votes)
2. Washington (7)
3. UCLA (5)
4. Arizona
5. Oregon State
6. Oregon
7. Arizona State
8. Washington State
9. USC
10. Stanford
  • In the ESPN/USA poll: California, No. 12; Washington, No. 13.
  • In the AP poll: California, No. 13; Washington, No. 14.
  • In the ESPN The Magazine: California, No. 10; Washington, No. 13; UCLA, No. 30; Oregon State, No. 36[1]

Rankings

  • November 2, 2009 - Washington (0-0) #14 (AP), #13 (Coaches); California (0-0) #13 (AP), #12 (Coaches)
  • November 16, 2009 - Washington (3-0) #14 (AP), #14 (Coaches); California (2-0) #13 (AP), #12 (Coaches)
  • November 23, 2009 - Washington (4-0) #14 (AP), #14 (Coaches); California (2-2) #23 (Coaches)
  • November 30, 2009 - Washington (5-0) #12 (AP), #10 (Coaches); California (4-2) #25 (Coaches)
  • December 7, 2009 - Washington (6-1) #17 (AP), #16 (Coaches)
  • December 14, 2009 - Washington (6-2) #24 (AP), #21 (Coaches)
  • December 21, 2009 - Washington (7-2) #22 (AP), #19 (Coaches)
  • December 28, 2009 - Washington (9-2) #17 (AP), #16 (Coaches)
  • January 4, 2010 - Washington (10-3) #24 (AP), #22 (Coaches)

Conference games

  • January 23, 2010 – Five conference teams are tie for second place, and the Oregon schools are last.
  • January 23, 2010 – Washington has lost all road games, including four conference games.
  • January 31, 2009 – After playing 9 conference games, California and Arizona are tied for first place with 6 wins and 3 losses, followed by Arizona State and UCLA at third place with a 5–4 conference record.
  • February 4, 2010 – Four teams tied for first place, Arizona, Arizona State, California and UCLA.

Conference tournament

  • March 10–13, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
  • Tournament winner becomes the NCAA Tournament automatic qualifier
  • USC will not participate in the conference tournament this season

Head coaches

Sean Miller, Arizona
Herb Sendek, Arizona State
Mike Montgomery, California
Ernie Kent, Oregon
Craig Robinson, Oregon State
Johnny Dawkins, Stanford
Ben Howland, UCLA
Kevin O'Neill, USC
Lorenzo Romar, Washington
Ken Bone, Washington State

Post season

Highlights and notes

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November

  • 50 former Pac-10 players were listed on the NBA opening day rosters, the average of 5.0 player per conference team tops among all conferences, with 14 former UCLA players are on the teams.
  • November 26, 2009 – UCLA's loss to Portland 74-47 was the worst defeat during the Ben Howland era.[2]

December

  • December 1, 2009 - UCLA head coach Ben Howland announced that by mutual agreement, sophomore forward Drew Gordon is no longer a member of the team. Gordon will transfer at the end of the school quarter.
  • December 6, 2009 – After winning just one in their first four games, the Beavers won three games in a row.

January

  • January 3, 2010 – USC Athletic Director Mike Garrett announced that the school is forfeiting the 2007-08 season's victories, not participating in any post season tournaments in 2010 and reducing the number of scholarships for two years for violation of NCAA rules.[3]

March

  • Oregon State basketball coach Craig Robinson has agreed to a two-year contract extension, through the 2015-16 season.
  • March 17, 2010 – California's Omondi Amoke was suspended for team rules violation going into the NCAA tournament.[4]
  • March 17, 2010 – Oregon head coach Ernie Kent's contract was terminated effective June 30.[5]

Awards and honors

Three guards from the Pac-10 Conference have been named to the pre-season John R. Wooden Award list: Nic Wise, Arizona; Jerome Randle, California; Isaiah Thomas, Washington.[6]

Scholar-Athlete of the Year

  • Senior Landry Fields, Stanford – Scholar-Athlete of the Year, presented by Toyo Tires

Player-of-the-Week

  • Nov. 16 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
  • Nov. 23 - Klay Thompson, WSU[7]
  • Nov. 30 - Klay Thompson, WSU[8]
  • Dec. 7 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
  • Dec. 14 - Patrick Christopher, CAL
  • Dec. 21 - Alex Stepheson, USC
  • Dec. 28 - Mike Gerrity, USC
  • Jan. 4 - Michael Dunigan, ORE
  • Jan. 11 - Ty Abbott, ASU
  • Jan. 18 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
  • Jan. 25 - Landry Fields, STAN
  • Feb. 1 - Nic Wise, ARIZ
  • Feb. 8 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH
  • Feb. 15 - Jerome Randle, CAL
  • Feb. 22 - Landry Fields, STAN
  • Mar. 1 - Jamal Boykin, CAL
  • Mar. 8 - Quincy Pondexter, WASH

All-Americans

All Pac-10 teams

  • Player Of The Year: Jerome Randle, California
  • Freshman Of The Year: Derrick Williams, Arizona
  • Defensive Player Of The Year: Seth Tarver, Oregon State
  • Most Improved Player Of The Year: Nikola Vucevic, USC
  • Coach Of The Year: Herb Sendek, Arizona State

FIRST TEAM:

Name School Pos. Year Hometown
Ty Abbott ASU G Jr. Phoenix, ARIZ
Patrick Christopher CAL G Sr. Compton, Calif.
Landry Fields STAN G/F Sr. Long Beach, Calif.
Quincy Pondexter WASH F Sr. Fresno, Calif.
Jerome Randle CAL G Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Michael Roll UCLA G Sr. Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Isaiah Thomas WASH G So. Tacoma, Wash.
Klay Thompson WSU G So. Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Derrick Williams ARIZ F Fr. La Mirada, Calif.
Nic Wise ARIZ G Sr. Houston, Texas

All-Academic

USBWA All-District team

References

  1. ^ Elena Bergeron, Matt Giles, Ian Gordon and Dan Hodes, Splite Takes, ESPN The Magazine, College Basketball Preview: 2009/10
  2. ^ David Wharton, UCLA's loss to Portland is a real drag, Los Angeles Times, November 27, 2009
  3. ^ David Wharton and Baxter Holmes, O.J. Mayo scandal leads to heavy sanctions for USC basketball; team 'shocked and saddened', Los Angeles Times, January 3, 2010
  4. ^ Amoke suspended for rules violation, Associated Press, March 17, 2010
  5. ^ Oregon fires basketball coach Kent, Los Angeles Times, March 17, 2010
  6. ^ Three Pac-10 Men's Basketball Players Named to Wooden Award Preseason List, Pac-10.org, Aug. 20, 2009
  7. ^ Washington State's Thompson Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Pac-10.org, November 23, 2009
  8. ^ Washington State's Thompson Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Pac-10.org, November 30, 2009

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