2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball season

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2009–10 Pac-10 Men's Basketball Season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 10
Regular Season
Tournament
Basketball seasons
← 08–09
10–11 →
2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
y-California 13 5   .722     24 11   .686
Arizona State 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
†-Washington 11 7   .611     26 10   .722
Arizona 10 8   .556     16 15   .516
USC* 8 10   .444     16 14   .533
Oregon State 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
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 25

, 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 ended with the Pac-10 Tournament on March 10–13, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Pre-season[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • March 10–13, 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California
  • Tournament winner became the NCAA Tournament automatic qualifier
  • USC did not participate in the conference tournament this season
  First Round
March 10
Quarterfinals
March 11
Semifinals
March 12
Final
March 13
                                     
        
  8  Oregon 74  
    1  California 90  
9  Washington State 80
8  Oregon 82  
  1  California 85  
  5  UCLA 72  
        
        
  5  UCLA 75
    4  Arizona 69  
      
        
  1  California 75
  3  Washington 79
        
        
  7  Stanford 70
    2  Arizona State 61  
      
        
  7  Stanford 64
  3  Washington 79  
        
        
  3  Washington 59
    6  Oregon State 52  
      

Head coaches[edit]

Post season[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

NIT[edit]

CBI[edit]

Highlights and notes[edit]

November[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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]
  • March 19, 2010 – Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti step down to join ESPN as a football analyst.

June[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

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[edit]

Player-of-the-Week[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All Pac-10 teams[edit]

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[edit]

First Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major
Mustafa Abdul-Hamid, UCLA Jr. 3.81 Global Studies
Landry Fields, Stanford Sr. 3.03 Communication
Nikola Koprivica, Washington State Sr. 3.32 International Studies
Roeland Schaftenaar, Oregon State Sr. 3.17 Business
Drew Shiller, Stanford Sr. 3.14 Communication

Second Team:

Player, School Year GPA Major
Jorge Gutierrez, California So. 3.09 Undeclared
Malcolm Lee, UCLA So. 3.13 Undeclared
Abe Lodwick, Washington State So. 3.26 Communication
Garrett Sim, Oregon So. 3.08 Undeclared
Jack Trotter, Stanford So. 3.31 Undeclared

USBWA All-District team[edit]

References[edit]

  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