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|
|Number of teams||10|
|2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings|
|† 2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 25
, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll
- 1 Pre-season
- 2 Rankings
- 3 Conference games
- 4 Conference tournament
- 5 Head coaches
- 6 Post season
- 7 Highlights and notes
- 8 Awards and honors
- 9 References
- Tim Floyd, the head coach at USC resigned and was replaced by Kevin O'Neill, who was on the Arizona staff.
- Pre-season media day is scheduled for October 29.
- 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
Main article: 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball 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)
- 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.
Main article: 2010 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
- 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
- Thurs., Mar. 18, – No. 11 Washington def. No. 6 Marquette 80–78, San Jose, CA (East Region)
- Fri., Mar. 19, – No. 8 California def. No. 9 Louisville 77–62, Jacksonville, FL (South Region)
- Sat., Mar. 20 – Washington def. New Mexico 82–64, San Jose, Calif. (East Region)
- Sun., Mar. 21 – Duke def. California 68–53, Jacksonville, FL (South Region)
- Thu., Mar. 25 – West Virginia def. Washington 69–56, Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York (East Region)
- Tues., Mar. 18 – No. 8-seed Jacksonville def. No. 1-seed Arizona State 67–66, (First Round, Arizona State Bracket)
Highlights and notes
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- March 17, 2010 – Oregon head coach Ernie Kent's contract was terminated effective June 30.
- March 19, 2010 – Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti step down to join ESPN as a football analyst.
- June 10, 2010 – NCAA to release the report of its investigation of the USC basketball team.
- June 10, 2010 – Colorado Buffaloes join the Pac-10 as its 11th member.
Awards and honors
Scholar-Athlete of the Year
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
Main article: All-Pac-10 men's basketball team
|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|
|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|
|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
- Elena Bergeron, Matt Giles, Ian Gordon and Dan Hodes, Splite Takes, ESPN The Magazine, College Basketball Preview: 2009/10
- David Wharton, UCLA's loss to Portland is a real drag, Los Angeles Times, November 27, 2009
- 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
- Amoke suspended for rules violation, Associated Press, March 17, 2010
- Oregon fires basketball coach Kent, Los Angeles Times, March 17, 2010
- Three Pac-10 Men's Basketball Players Named to Wooden Award Preseason List, Pac-10.org, Aug. 20, 2009
- Washington State's Thompson Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Pac-10.org, November 23, 2009
- Washington State's Thompson Named Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week, Pac-10.org, November 30, 2009