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Women's hoops faces unbeaten Connecticut in Trenton Regional Final


March 31, 2009

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For the second time in three seasons the Arizona State women's basketball team will compete for a berth in the NCAA Women's Final Four when it faces the Connecticut Huskies in the Trenton Regional final on Tuesday. Tip-off at Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. in Arizona.

The Sun Devils (26-8, 15-3 Pac-10) earned their second ever Elite Eight bid with an 84-69 win over Texas A&M on Sunday. In one of its best offensive performances in recent memory, ASU shot a season-high 62 percent and achieved perfect symmetry with a pair of 42-point halves, to roll up the most points (84) given up by the Aggies all season. Senior guard Briann January led the Sun Devils with 22 points (8-10 FGs, 6-6 FTs) to go along with five assists, two steals and one block. Junior guard Danielle Orsillo scored 15 points (3-6 FGs, 7-7 FTs) and senior forward Lauren Lacey added 14 (7-8 FGs) for ASU, which outscored Texas A&M 10-0 over the final three minutes to secure the win.

Several other Sun Devils played important roles in the win, including seniors Sybil Dosty (3-4 FGs, two blocks), Kate Engelbrecht (2-4 3-point FGs, five assists) and Nia Fanaika (3-4 FG, three rebs), who scored six points each. The Sun Devils also shot 86 percent from the line (18-21) and held a plus-nine advantage in rebounding.

Connecticut comes into Tuesday's game with an unblemished 36-0 record (15-0 Big East). The Huskies punched their ticket to the Trenton Regional final with a 77-53 win over fourth-seeded California on Sunday. Connecticut faced its largest deficit of the season - eight points - in the first half against California before using a 24-6 rally over 10-plus span to take control of the game. The Huskies are led by 2009 Big East Player of the Year sophomore forward Maya Moore (19.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg), and 2009 All-Big East first-team players junior center Tina Charles (16.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg) and senior guard Renee Montgomery (16.1 ppg, 5.1 apg). The three have combined to average 57.7 points in Connecticut's first three NCAA Tournament wins.

The winner of Tuesday's game will advance to the 2009 NCAA Women's Final Four at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The Final Four will commence play on Sunday with the national semifinals.   

TELEVISION/RADIO
ASU's game vs. Connecticut can be seen live on ESPN. Pam Ward (play-by-play) and Debbie Antonelli (analysis) will call the game while Rebecca Lobo reports from the sidelines. The game can also be heard live on The Fan AM 1060 and on the sundevilsportsnetwork.com (subscription-based service). Coverage of the game will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Valley. Veteran broadcaster Jeff Munn is in his fifth year as the voice of ASU women's basketball.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR
• The active players on ASU's current roster have combined to play in 88 NCAA Tournament games.

• The Sun Devils split their only two prior meetings with Connecticut. In 2003 the Sun Devils were defeated 81-55 on the road, before returning the favor with a 61-50 victory the following year in Tempe.

• This will be ASU's first meeting against the top-ranked team in the country since March 7, 2005 when it fell to No. 1 Stanford 56-42 in the championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament. ASU's upset of second-ranked Stanford in the championship game of the inaugural Pac-10 Tournament (March 4, 2002) represents the highest ranked team ASU has ever defeated. The Sun Devils also defeated second-ranked USC 53-51 on February 15, 1982 under then head coach Juliene Simpson.

• ASU has outscored the opposition 29-14 over the last five minutes of its last two games (vs. Florida State and vs. Texas A&M). 

• Senior guard Briann January has averaged 14.3 points, 6.7 assists and 2.0 steals in ASU's three NCAA Tournament games. She has connected on 50 percent of her shot attempts (15-30).

• Junior guard Gabby Fage has played a career-high 26 minutes in each of ASU's last two games. Prior to ASU's initial tournament game against Georgia in which she played 22 minutes, Fage had played 10 or more minutes only three other times this season (10 vs. Tulane, Nov. 16; 11 vs. UC Irvine, Dec. 6; and 14 at California on Mar. 5).

• With 15 points in Sunday's win over Texas A&M, junior guard Danielle Orsillo has now scored in double figures 16 times this season. Ten of those double-figure scoring performances have come in ASU's last 14 games.

• Currently with 164 assists this season, Briann January is tied with former Sun Devil Patti Peppler for the fourth-most assists in a season in program history. January needs 10 assists, which would match her single-game career high, to tie Tamika Matlock for third place.

• Junior forward Kayli Murphy has been successful on 68 percent of her shots (19-28) in ASU's last five games.

• Senior F Lauren Lacey has averaged 10.0 points and has made 72 percent of her field goal attempts (13-18) in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

• ASU began the NCAA Tournament without junior guard, leading scorer and second-team All-Pac-10 performer Dymond Simon, who suffered a season ending injury in ASU's regular season finale at Stanford (Mar. 7).

• If the Sun Devils advance they would meet Stanford in one of two national semifinal games on Sunday. The Cardinal won both meetings this season, defeating ASU 64-61 in Tempe (Jan. 2) and again 77-68 in Palo Alto (Mar. 7) in the regular season finale. A Sun Devil win would give the Pac-10 two teams in the Final Four for the first time.

DID YOU KNOW...?
ASU is 18-2 in its last 20 contests. Among teams that qualified for the Elite Eight, ASU's record is tied for third best over the last 20 games (see chart below).

Records of 2009 Elite Eight Teams in their 20 games prior to NCAA Regional Final

UConn 20-0

Stanford 19-1

ARIZONA STATE 18-2

Maryland 18-2

Oklahoma 18-2

Louisville 17-3

Purdue 15-5

Iowa State 14-6

RESERVATIONS FOR THREE
Coming into the 2008-09 season, ASU head coach Charli Turner Thorne said she expected the Sun Devils to have an improved perimeter game from last season when they shot slightly more than 33 percent from beyond the arc. "We were an ok perimeter shooting team last year; but not great," Turner Thorne said before the season. "I think this might be one of the best perimeter shooting teams we have had in my tenure at ASU." The Sun Devils would prove Turner Thorne's prediction to be correct as they concluded the regular season first in the Pac-10 and No. 2 in the nation in 3-point shooting percentage (.403). Currently with 173 3-point FGs this season the Sun Devils have already broken the previous school record of 135 triples set by the 2004-05 team. Leading the way are guards Briann January (64), Dymond Simon (37) and Danielle Orsillo (34), who have combined for 135 of ASU's 173 triples. Earlier this season the Sun Devils hit a school record 14 3-pointers in a 73-59 win at UC Davis. January paced the Sun Devils as she tied the school record with seven makes from downtown. Her 64 treys this season are an ASU single-season record.

IT'S BETTER TO GIVE THAN RECEIVE
Finishing 12th in the country in any statistical category would usually be considered great by most standards. That is unless of course a team is used to higher standards. After finishing among the nation's top 5 in assists in 2005-06 and 2006-07, the Sun Devils slipped to 12th last season. This season the Sun Devils would return to the nation's elite in the category as they concluded the regular season ranked No. 5 in the country (17.0 assists per game). The Sun Devils have dished out 20 or more assists seven times this season, including a season-best 30 assists vs. Northern Arizona (Dec. 7), the second-highest single-game total in the Pac-10 this season.

2008-09 ASU Women's Basketball Player Notes

#1 Dymond Simon • 5-5 • Jr. • G • Phoenix, Ariz.

• All-Pac-10 Second Team.

• Will miss the remainder of the season after being injured in ASU's loss at Stanford (Mar. 7). Was the team's leading scorer at the time of her injury (13.8 ppg). Was also second on the team in 3-point FGs (37) and assists per game (3.2).

• Scored in double figures 24 times in 29 games and led the team in scoring 14 times.

• Set a new single-season school record for free throw percentage, connecting on 88.2 percent of her free throws.

• Dished out five or more assists nine times this season, including six in back-to-back contests at Oregon (Jan. 10) and vs. UCLA (Jan. 15), which tied her career high.

• Scored 20 points and tied her career best with four 3-point field goals in ASU's 73-59 win over UC Davis (Dec. 3).

• Led ASU with 21 points and tied her career high with five rebounds at Texas (Dec. 18).

• Did not play in ASU's 75-57 win vs. Xavier (Dec. 21) after spraining her foot in practice the day before.

• Led ASU with 17 points, including 12 in the second half, in 54-53 loss vs. California (Jan. 4).

•Paced ASU with 14 points (10-12 FTs) and six assists in win vs. UCLA (Jan. 15).

• Scored a season-high 22 points and had four assists in win vs. USC (Jan. 17).

• Scored a game-high 19 points to go along with six assists (tied career best) and a career-best four steals in 75-38 win over Arizona (Jan. 24).

• Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 assists in wins over Washington State and Washington.

• Scored a game-high 18 points in win at Arizona (Feb. 21).

• Led ASU with 15 points in its 63-41 upset of No. 9 Cal (Mar. 5).

NCAA Notes: For the second time in three seasons Simon will miss the NCAA Tournament because of a knee injury. As a freshman in 2007 Simon suffered a torn ACL midway through the Pac-10 season and was unable to play as the Sun Devils advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in school history... Averaged 9.5 points in ASU's two tourney games last season. 

#10 Lavinia Fanaika • 5-8 • Sr. • G. • Millbrae, Calif.

• Walked on to the squad prior to her freshman season in 2005.

• Has played in 56 career games, including 32 games this season (12.6 minutes per game).

• Has made 50 percent of her shot attempts (24-48), including 54 percent of her 3-pointers (7-13).

• Is third among ASU's guards with 22 offensive rebounds.

• Tied her career best with 8 points (4-4 FGs) and set new career highs in assists (5) and steals (5) in ASU's win against Northern Arizona (Dec. 7).

• Scored four points and had two steals and two assists in win at UCLA (Feb. 14).

• Scored six points (3-4 FGs) and grabbed three rebounds in ASU's 84-69 win over Texas A&M in Trenton regional semifinal (Mar. 29).

NCAA Notes: Has appeared in five NCAA Tournament games in her career... Has averaged 11.3 minutes in 2009 NCAA Tournament.

#11 Kate Engelbrecht • 5-10 • Sr. • G • Tucson, Ariz.

• Brilliant shooter who has played in 129 career games for ASU.

• Was inserted into the starting lineup after junior guard Dymond Simon was lost for the season with a knee injury.

• Connected on 67 percent of her shots in the first two games before suffering a hand injury in the season's third game against Oklahoma (Nov. 21), which affected her ability on the offensive end for several games. 

• Scored a career-best 13 points on 5-6 FGs in second round WNIT win over Tulane (Nov. 16).

• Added a career-best five assists vs. Hofstra (Nov. 28).

• Made the first start of her career in place of Dymond Simon (sprained foot) vs. Xavier (Dec. 21) and tallied three points, four assists and three rebounds.

• Secured a season-high six rebounds in win at Oregon State (Jan. 8).

• Scored five points and had three steals and two assists in win at Arizona (Feb. 24).

• Made all four of her field goal attempts and scored nine points in ASU's win vs. Washington (Feb. 26).

• Connected on 78 percent of her shots (7-9) in ASU's wins over Washington (Feb. 26) and Washington State (Feb. 28).

• Had a phenomenal outing in ASU's second round NCAA Tournament win over Florida State in which she made 4-7 FGs, including both 3-pointers she attempted, and scored 12 points (one point short of tying career best in scoring).

NCAA Notes: Has made 54 percent of her shots (14-26) in 11 NCAA Tournament contests... Came through with strong outing in 2007 Sweet Sixteen game against Bowling Green in which she played 27 minutes and scored seven points (3-4 FGs) and grabbed four rebounds. 

#12 Alex Earl • 5-10 • Fr. • G • Beaverton, Ore.

• Helped lead her high school team (Southridge) to a 105-10 record and four state titles.

• Has played in 22 games this season (4.4 minutes per game) and is 3-10 shooting.

• Scored first points of her Sun Devil career with a 3-point FG against UC Irvine (Dec. 6).

• Contributed three points, three rebounds and one assist in win at Oregon State (Jan. 8).

• Grabbed her first career steal in win over Oregon State (Feb. 7).

NCAA Notes: Has averaged 2.3 minutes (0-2 FGs) in ASU's three NCAA Tournament games.

#13 Danielle Orsillo • 5-9 • RS-Jr. • G • Oroville, Calif.

• Has started every game this season after redshirting last season with a knee injury.

• Is currently third on the team in scoring (9.1 ppg) and assists (2.5 apg).

• Has scored in double figures 16 times this season, including 10 times in ASU's last 14 games.

• Is second on the team in scoring (10.7 ppg) in ASU's three NCAA Tournament games 

• Is first among ASU's guards with 31 offensive rebounds. 

• Has made 20 of her last 21 free throws.

• Has tied her career high in steals (3) three times this season.

• Had 10 points and was 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in 73-59 win over UC Davis (Dec. 3).

• Was named to the ASU Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.9 points in wins over UC Irvine and Northern Arizona (Dec. 6-7). Scored a season-best 16 points vs. NAU (Dec. 7).

• Led ASU with 16 points (7-11 FGs) at Nebraska (Dec. 28).

• Scored 10 points and had three assists and two steals in win at Oregon (Jan. 10).

• Scored 10 points and was 2-of-3 from beyond the arc in win at USC (Feb. 12).

• Scored 11 points and had three rebounds in win at Arizona (Fed. 21)

• Poured in 15 of her season-high 19 points in the second half of 81-73 win vs. USC (Jan. 17).

• Scored 13 points in ASU's 63-41 upset of No. 9 California (Mar. 5).

• Led ASU with 17 points (8-13 FGs) and grabbed seven rebounds in Pac-10 Tourney Quarterfinal against USC.

• Scored 10 points and had five assists in ASU's come-from-behind second round NCAA Tournament win over Florida State. Connected on a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left, which broke a 54-54 tie and put ASU up for good.

• Scored 15 points (3-6 FGs, 7-7 FTs) in ASU's regional semifinal win over Texas A&M (Mar. 29).

NCAA Notes: Has played in nine NCAA Tournament games... Was not a part of ASU's active roster in 2007-08 because of knee injury sustained at the start of the season and ended up redshirting... Was named to the Greensboro Regional's All-Tournament Team in 2007 after averaging 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists against Bowling Green (NCAA Regional Semifinal) and Rutgers (NCAA Regional Final). Came up big in ASU's 67-49 Sweet Sixteen win over Bowling Green (Mar. 24) in 2007. Without Briann January in the lineup (concussion), Orsillo made only the sixth start of her career and responded by scoring a game-high 16 points on 7-12 shooting to go along with three rebounds and two assists all while playing a career-high 34 minutes.

#20 Briann January • 5-8 • Sr. • G • Spokane, Wash.

• Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year (second consecutive year), All-Pac-10 First Team Team, Pac-10 Defensive Team. 

• Named WBCA All-Region and is now one of 40 finalists for the 2009 State Farm Coaches' All-America Basketball Team.

• All-American candidate and one of the top all-around players in the country who can score (has scored in double figures 61 times over the last two-plus seasons), defend (2008 & 2009 Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year) and distribute the basketball (ASU's all-time assists leader).

• Ended the regular season No. 2 in the nation in 3-point FG pct. (.469) and No. 12 in assist-to-TO ratio (2.1). WIthin the Pac-10 was first in assists (4.7 apg), 3-point FG percentage (.469) and assist-to-TO ratio, second in steals (2.3 spg) and fourth in FT pct. (.840) and 3-point FGs per game (2.0).

• Has averaged 15.0 points and 5-8 assists (29-12 assist-to-TO ratio) in ASU's last five games.

• Already ASU's all-time leader in career assists (535), January is steadily making her way up the list of ASU's all-time leaders in steals, free throws and points. Currently she is second in steals (265), second in free throws (398, needs 13 more free throws to pass Jodi Rathbun for first place) and seventh in scoring (1,305 points).

• Currently with 64 3-pointers, January has already eclipsed the school's single-season record for 3-pointers (60).

• Has recorded a season-best nine assists four times this season (one short of career best and second-highest single-game total in the Pac-10 this season) and has had five or more steals four times, including a season-high six vs. Florida.

• Was named to the Junkanoo Jam's All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.0 rebounds while shooting nearly 79 percent, including 75 percent from beyond the arc, in games against Hofstra and Florida.

• Averaged 20.0 points and 4.5 assists in two contests against Stanford. Made 58 percent of her FGs (11-19) in the two games, including 71 percent of her 3-pointers (5-7).

• Scored a career-best 25 points and tied a school record with seven 3-pointers in ASU's 73-59 win at UC Davis (Dec. 3).

• Was named to the ASU Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 6-7) after averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 steals and 4.0 assists in wins vs. UC Irvine and Northern Arizona.

• Scored 16 points and dished out nine assists in win vs. Xavier (Dec. 21).

• Dropped in 16 points (6-10 FGs, 4-5 three-point FGs) in ASU's 75-38 win over Arizona (Jan. 24).

• Scored 15 points and had a career best three blocks in win vs. Oregon State (Feb. 7).

• Nearly posted a double-double with 10 points, nine assists and two steals in ASU's first round NCAA win over Georgia. Seven of her 10 points (3-5 FGs) and six of her nine assists came in the second half.

• Overcame foul trouble and a sprained ankle in the second half to score 11 points and dish out a team-high six assists in ASU's 63-58 come-from-behind win over Florida State.

• Matched her scoring high in an NCAA Tournament game with 22 points (8-10 FGs, 6-6 FTs) to go along with five assists, two steals and one block in ASU's 84-69 win over Texas A&M in the Trenton Regional semifinal (Mar. 29).

NCAA Notes: In 10 career NCAA Tournament games has averaged 11.3 points and 4.2 assists. In those games she has hit 47 percent (32-68) of her field goal attempts... During the 2009 Tournament has led the Sun Devils in scoring (14.3 ppg), assists (6.7 apg) and steals (2.0 spg) and has hit 50 percent of her field goals (15-30)... Tied for the team lead in scoring (13.5 ppg) while hitting 67 percent of her shots (8-12) and 91 percent of her free throws (10-11) in ASU's two NCAA Tournament games last season... Averaged 18.5 points while shooting 60 percent (12-20) from the field in ASU's come-from-behind wins over UC Riverside and Louisville in the first two rounds of the 2007 NCAA Tournament... Missed ASU's regional semifinal win over Bowling Green in 2007 because of a concussion suffered in the final minute of the second round win over Louisville.

#21 Kayli Murphy • 6-2 • Jr. • F • Mesa, Ariz.

• After playing in every game for ASU the last two seasons, missed the first six games of the season with a hand injury she sustained during preseason workouts before returning to the lineup against UC Irvine (Dec. 6). Has been a regular starter since the ninth game of the season.

• Made 58 percent of her field goal attempts in Pac-10 play and has been successful on 68 percent of her shots (19-28) in ASU's last five games.

• Has averaged 9.0 points and 7.3 rebounds in ASU's three NCAA Tournament games. Also leads ASU with six offensive boards.

• Led ASU in rebounds (7) in win vs. Xavier (Dec. 21).

• Grabbed seven rebounds including three offensive boards to help spur come from behind victory at Arizona (Feb. 21).

• Scored 10 points (5-7 FGs) in win vs Washington State (Feb. 28).

• Scored eight points (4-7 FGs) in ASU's 63-41 upset of No. 9 California (Mar. 7).

• Posted career-best marks in points (12) and field goals (6) in ASU's Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal against USC (Mar. 13).

• Had the best all-around game of her career in ASU's first round NCAA Tournament win over Georgia (Mar. 21). Made all six of her field goal attempts and scored a career-high 12 points for the second  consecutive game. Also grabbed to season-best 11 rebounds (one short of her career high) to account for the first double-double of her career.

• Made 3-of-4 shots and grabbed five rebounds in ASU's 63-58 win over Florida State.

NCAA Notes: Has played in all nine of ASU's NCAA Tournament games the last two-plus seasons... Has made 51.4 percent of her shots (18-35) in NCAA Tourney play... Scored six points, grabbed three rebounds and made the only three-point field goal of her career in ASU's regional semifinal win over Bowling Green in 2007.

#23 Kirsten Thompson • 6-6 • Sr. • C • Monroe, Wash.

• Veteran post player who missed the first game of her career (injured) in ASU's Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal against USC (Mar. 13). 

• Has connected on 50 percent of her career shot attempts (301-603).

• Has made 84 percent of her free throws this season (16-19).

• Has the ability to create instant offense as evidenced in ASU's season opening win over Cleveland State in which she scored 10 points (5-9 FGs) in only 12 minutes of play.

• Added 10 points in 10 minutes vs. UC Riverside (Dec. 14).

• Scored season-best 12 points (3-4 FGs, 6-6 FTs) in win vs. UCLA (Jan. 15).

NCAA Notes: Has played in all 11 of ASU's NCAA Tournament contests the last three-plus seasons... In her first NCAA Tournament game as a freshman in 2006, scored 12 points in first round win over Stephen F. Austin. 

#24 Jazlyn Davis • 5-9 • Jr. • G • Toledo, Ohio

• Transferred to ASU last April from Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, Calif.) where she earned JC/CC All-America honors in 2008.

• Is currently out of the lineup indefinitely.

• Missed first eight games of 2008-09 while waiting to be academically cleared. 

• Made her Sun Devil debut vs. UC Riverside on Dec. 14 and scored four points and had one steal in 11 minutes of play.

• Scored a season-best nine points in win vs. Xavier (Dec. 21).

#25 Kimberly Brandon • 6-2 • Fr. • G/F • Chatsworth, Calif.

• Has played in 29 games this season (5.9 minutes per game) and has made 48 percent of her shot attempts (22-46) and 77 percent of her free throws (13-17). 

• Scored 9 points (4-5 FGs) and had five rebounds in win vs. UC Irvine (Dec. 6).

• Recorded career-best numbers in points (11), rebounds (6) and steals (2) in win at Oregon (Jan. 10). 

NCAA Notes: Has played in all three of ASU's 2009 NCAA Tournament games (4.0 mpg).

#30 Gabby Fage • 5-11 • Jr. • G • Melbourne, Australia 

• Former member of the Junior Australian Junior National Squad.

• Has played in 66 career games for the Sun Devils, including 27 games this season (7.9 minutes per game).

• Has played a career-high 26 minutes in each of ASU's last two games. Prior to ASU's initial tournament game against Georgia in which she played 22 minutes, Fage had played 10 or more minutes only three other times this season (10 vs. Tulane, Nov. 16; 11 vs. UC Irvine, Dec. 6; and 14 at California on Mar. 5).

• Had a career-high three blocks vs. Hofstra (Nov. 28).

• Made 67 percent of her shots, dished out three assists and grabbed two rebounds in ASU's wins vs. Washington (Feb. 26) and Washington State (Feb. 28).

• Scored a career-best six points, which came on a pair of 3-point field goals in ASU's 63-41 upset of No. 9 California (Mar. 7).

• Came through with clutch effort in ASU's 63-58 win over Florida State to help send the Sun Devils to the Sweet 16. Provided ASU with a big spark off the bench as she played a career-high 26 minutes and tied her career high in points and set a new career best with six rebounds. Hit back-to-back 3-pointers over a 31-second span to cut Florida State's once nine-point lead to a single point, 46-45, with 6:12 left in the game. 

• Solid effort produced two points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 26 minutes in ASU's Trenton Regional semifinal win over Texas A&M.

NCAA Notes: Has played in all three of ASU's NCAA Tourney contests in 2009.

#32 Becca Tobin • 6-5 • So. • F • Glendale, Ariz.

• Solid contributor who is currently averaging 4.7 points and 5.1 rebounds (second on the team) per game.

• Has been successful on 55 percent of her shot attempts (64-116) and 72 percent of her free throws (33-46).

• Has averaged 5.7 points (7-14 FGs) and 4.0 rebounds in ASU's three NCAA Tournament games

• Connected on 62 percent (31-50) of her shot attempts during ASU's earlier 15-game winning streak.

• Has surpassed her single-game career high in rebounding multiple times this season after grabbing seven against Cleveland State (Nov. 14), 10 against Tulane (Nov. 16) and Northern Arizona (Dec. 7), 13 vs. UC Riverside (Dec. 14) and at UCLA (Feb. 14), the most by a Sun Devil this season.

• Tallied a then-season-best nine points to go along with 10 rebounds in win vs. Northern Arizona (Dec. 7).

• Grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds while adding six points and two blocks in win vs. UC Riverside (Dec. 14).

• Tallied nine rebounds in win at Oregon State (Jan. 8).

• Set new career bests in points (13), field goals (6) and blocks (4) in win at Washington State (Jan. 29). 

• Scored six points and tied her career high with 13 rebounds in ASU's 72-69 win at USC (Feb. 12).

• Led ASU in rebounds with nine in win at Arizona (Feb. 21).

• Had a near double-double (nine points, nine rebounds) and tied her career high with three steals in win vs. Washington State (Feb. 28).

• Had a remarkable performance in ASU's first round NCAA Tournament win over Georgia as she scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds and had one steal in 21 minutes of play.

NCAA Notes: Has averaged 3.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in five career NCAA Tournament games..

#33 Sybil Dosty • 6-4 • Sr. • C • Tucson, Ariz.

• Pac-10 Honorable Mention and Pac-10 Defensive Honorable Mention.

• Pac-10 Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

• Has led or shared the team lead in rebounding 19 times this season and has posted double figures in rebounds eight times.

• Currently leads the team in rebounding (6.7 rpg), offensive rebounding (2.6 rpg) and blocks (1.4 bpg) and is fourth on the team in scoring (8.2 ppg).

• Has averaged 7.0 points (10-16 FGs, .625), 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

• Is currently in third place on ASU's all-time list with 88 career blocks. Needs 12 more to pass Fran Ciak for second on the list).

• Is also second in program history for most blocks in a single-season (48). Needs seven more blocks to tie Kym Hampton's single-season school record of 55 blocks set in 1981.

• Was named to the Preseason WNIT's All-Tournament Team after averaging 11.7 points, 7.0 rebs and 2.0 blocks in ASU's three games.

• Grabbed a season-best 12 rebounds vs. Florida at the Junkanoo Jam (Nov. 29). 

• Was named the MVP of the ASU Classic (Dec. 6-7) after averaging 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while making 80 percent of her shots in wins against UC Irvine and Northern Arizona.

• Scored 11 points (5-6 FGs) and grabbed six boards in win vs. Xavier (Dec. 21).

• Had third double-double of the season (14 points, 11 rebounds) at Nebraska.

• Tallied her sixth double-digit rebounding game with 11 vs. Stanford (Jan. 2).

• Scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and added seven rebounds in ASU's 61-36 win at Oregon State (Jan. 8).

• Scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in win over USC (Jan. 17).

• Registered her fourth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds in win over Arizona (Jan. 24).

• Led ASU, narrowly missing her fifth double-double of the season, with 13 points and nine rebounds and tied her single-game career-high with four blocks in the Sun Devils' 63-58 come-from-behind win over Florida State.

NCAA Notes: Has played in 12 career NCAA Tournament games (seven at Tennessee and five with ASU)... Was on the Lady Vols squads that advanced to the Final Four in 2005 (Lost to Michigan State in national semifinals) and to the Elite Eight in 2006 (lost to UNC)... Scored a then career-best 12 points against Army in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament... Has made 56 percent (22-39) of her field goal attempts in NCAA Tournament play.

#34 Lauren Lacey • 6-4 • Sr. • F • Olympia Fields, Ill.

• Made 49.5 percent (54-109) of her shots in Pac-10 play, which was seventh in the conference.

• Has scored in double figures 10 times this season, including a season-best 19 points at Oregon (Jan. 10).

• Has averaged 10.0 points and has made 72 percent of her field goal attempts (13-18) in the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

• Posted a near double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds vs. UC Irvine (Dec. 6).

• Scored eight of her 10 points in the second half of 54-53 loss vs. Cal (Jan. 4).

• Had 10 points (4-5 FGs) and five rebounds in win at Oregon State (Jan. 8).

• Poured in a season-best 19 points (9-13 FGs) and had five rebounds in win at Oregon (Jan. 10).

• Pulled down a season-best 10 rebounds to go along with 10 points in win over USC (Jan. 17).

• Led the team with nine rebounds in win vs. Washington (Feb. 26).

• Scored 14 points and tied for the team lead in rebounds (7) in Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal against USC.

• Tied for the team lead with 12 points (5-7 FGs) in ASU's NCAA first round win over Georgia (Mar. 21).

• Was nearly perfect from the field making 7-of-8 field goals and scoring 14 points in ASU's Trenton Regional semifinal win over Texas A&M (Mar. 29).

NCAA Notes: Has played in seven NCAA Tournament games (two at Minnesota and five with ASU)...  Has averaged 11.4 points and has made 62 percent of her field goal attempts (24-39) in her five NCAA Tournament games as a Sun Devil.