Head Coach Joan Bonvicini Seeking Career Win No. 499
WHAT'S HAPPENING: On a seven-game win streak, the University of Arizona women's basketball team (No. 19 AP/No. 23 USA Today) heads for Los Angeles this weekend for a pair of Pac-10 games, kicking off a three-game road swing. The Wildcats play at Southern California on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. PST in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. On Saturday, Jan. 20, the Cats play UCLA in Pauley Pavilion at 4 p.m. PST.
POSSIBLE STARTING LINEUP:
35 Krista Warren F/G 6-2 So. 45 Elizabeth Pickney F 6-4 Jr. 50 LaKeisha Taylor C 6-4 Jr. 10 Reshea Bristol G 5-10 Sr. 13 Aimee Grzyb G 5-7 Fr.
OFF THE BENCH: (in numerical order)
4 Candice Allen G 5-10 Fr. 14 Jen Chesney G 6-0 Fr. 22 Veranda James F 6-3 Fr. 33 Tysell Bozeman G 5-8 Jr. 51 Michelle Mitchell C 6-4 Jr.
ABOUT ARIZONA: Having matched the 2000 team for the best record ever through the first 16 games of a season, the Wildcats stand at 14-2 overall and 4-0 in Pac-10 play. The 19th-ranked Cats, who have won 13 of their last 14 games, are coming off a sweep of Washington State (97-58) and Washington (88-72) at home last weekend. This is the first time in the program's history that the Wildcats have opened Pac-10 play with a 4-0 mark.
With 15.8 points per game, junior forward Elizabeth Pickney leads five Wildcats averaging in double digits in scoring. She is third on the team in rebounding, at 6.4 per game. Freshman forward Veranda James is a very close second in scoring at 15.0 ppg and has the team's top rebounding average at 8.4 per game. Senior guard Reshea Bristol follows at 14.3 ppg and is leading the Pac-10 with an average of 7.4 assists per game.
Junior center LaKeisha Taylor has moved up into fourth place on the scoring chart, with 10.5 ppg, and is the team's second-leading rebounder, at 6.5 per game. Returning to action this week after serving a two-week team suspension, junior guard Tysell Bozeman is fifth on the scoring chart, with 10.3 ppg and 5.1 rpg.
As a team, Arizona is leading the Pac-10 in scoring (83.2 ppg), scoring margin (+17.8 ppg), assists (17.31 apg) and assists-to-turnover ratio (0.95). The Cats are second in seven other categories, including rebounding (43.6 rpg), rebounding margin (+5.9 rpg) and field goal percentage (.459).
Reshea Bristol is leading the Pac-10 in assists and is second in steals (3.25 spg), while LaKeisha Taylor tops in field goal percentage (.608). Arizona has five players currently among the top 20 rebounders in the conference.
ARIZONA'S LAST TIME OUT: Junior center LaKeisha Taylor scored a career-high 23 points, and senior guard Reshea Bristol tied a school record with 16 assists as the Wildcats logged an 88-72 win over Washington at home on Jan. 13.
Both teams got off to a slow start, with Arizona owning only a 25-12 lead by the 8:36 mark in the first half. Washington used a 22-12 run to cut the UA's lead to three (37-34) at 2:27, then the Wildcats finished the period on an 11-0 run to take a 48-34 edge into the break.
Arizona pushed its lead out to 15 points (56-41) early in the second half, then UW got hot from three-point range and put on a 29-16 surge to cut the lead down to only two points (70-68) with 4:53 left in the game. The Cats managed to stop the bleeding and ended the contest with an 18-4 run that shut the Huskies down for good.
In addition to her 23 points, Taylor grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. Junior forward Elizabeth Pickney added 17 points, while freshmen Aimee Grzyb and Veranda James contributed 13 points apiece. Bristol had 10 points and three steals to go with her school-record 16 assists.
The victory gave Arizona a 4-0 start in Pac-10 play, marking the first time in the program's history that the Cats swept both of their first two weekends of conference action.
ABOUT USC: On a six-game losing skid, USC slipped to 5-8 overall and 0-3 in Pac-10 play after a 65-53 loss at UCLA on Sunday. The Women of Troy are coming off a stretch that saw them play seven out of nine games on the road. They are 3-1 at home this season.
Freshman guard Aisha Hollans is leading USC in scoring, with 13.7 points per game. Freshman forward Ebony Hoffman is the team's second-leading scorer, with 10.5 ppg, and is leading USC in rebounding, at 7.5 per game. Senior center Denise Woods is the only other player in double digits, averaging 10.1 ppg.
USC is second in the Pac-10 in steals (10.23 spg) and is tied for second in blocked shots (4.38 bpg). Denise Woods is leading the conference in blocked shots, with an average of 1.75 per game.
Head coach Chris Gobrecht (USC, 1977) has a 40-54 mark in four years at the helm of her alma mater's program. She is 372-260 in 22 years as a head coach.
THE SERIES vs. USC: The Women of Troy have a solid 34-10 lead in the series with Arizona, although Wildcats have won eight of the last 10 meetings. The two teams split last season, with Arizona winning (67-52) on Jan. 22, 2000, in Tucson and USC winning (80-68) in L.A. on Feb. 17, 2000. Arizona has a 3-18 record all-time when playing at USC.
LAST MEETING WITH USC: Committing 24 turnovers and shooting only 56.7 percent from the line, the Wildcats saw a six-game win streak come to an end on Feb. 17, 2000, with an 80-68 loss at USC.
The UA led only once in the game, briefly at the 16:20 mark in the first with a 9-6 advantage. USC put on 25-4 run, taking an 18-point (31-13) lead at 4:30 left in the period and managed a 15-point (35-20) lead at halftime.
Arizona never seemed able to get the lead under 10 points through the first 11 minutes of the second period, then the Cats put on a 12-1 spurt, cutting the lead down to four (66-62) at 6:23. USC shot 12-for-16 from the line down the stretch and pulled out the win.
Reshea Bristol notched a game-high 18 points to lead the Cats, adding four assists and three rebounds. Elizabeth Pickney had five rebounds and four points, while Tysell Bozeman added six points.
ABOUT UCLA: With their 65-73 win over rival USC at home on Sunday, the Bruins brought to an end their six-game losing skid and improved to 2-12 overall and 1-2 in Pac-10 play. UCLA will play host to Arizona State on Thursday before facing the Cats on Saturday.
With 19.1 points per game, junior guard Michelle Greco leads both UCLA and the Pac-10 in scoring. Sophomore forward Kristee Porter, who is also a starting outside hitter for the UCLA volleyball team, is averaging 9.3 points and a team-best 6.7 rebounds per game. Junior center Malika Leatham is third in scoring (7.6 ppg) and second in rebounding (5.4 rpg).
UCLA is leading the Pac-10 in steals, with 11.36 per game. In addition to leading the conference in scoring, Greco is tops in free throw percentage (.884).
In her eighth year at the helm of the Bruin program, head coach Kathy Olivier (UNLV, 1982) has a 117-97 record.
THE SERIES vs. UCLA: After sweeping Arizona each of the last two years, the Bruins have a 33-11 lead in the series with the Wildcats. Arizona hasn't beaten UCLA since an 84-73 win on Mar. 7, 1998, in Tucson. The Wildcats are 5-17 all-time when playing at UCLA.
LAST MEETING WITH UCLA: A 10-0 run midway through the second half gave then-24th-ranked UCLA all the momentum it needed to defeat Arizona, 80-66, in Los Angeles on Feb. 19, 2000.
The first half featured six ties and six lead changes as the two teams played to a 36-all score at halftime. The teams traded buckets early in the second half, until UCLA put on its 10-0 run, capitalizing on seven straight Wildcat turnovers. Arizona came no closer than five points for the remainder of the game. The Cats committed a season-high 29 turnovers in the contest.
Elizabeth Pickney had 10 points and a game-high six rebounds, and Reshea Bristol tallied a game-high seven assists to go with five points and four rebounds. Krista Warren contributed six points and two rebounds, and Tysell Bozeman had two points and three rebounds.
LOOKING AHEAD: The Wildcats wrap up their three-game road swing next weekend with contest against rival Arizona State in Tempe on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. Arizona returns to the friendly confines of McKale Center for home games against Oregon and Oregon State on Feb. 1 and 3, respectively.
WILDCAT GUARD RETURNS TO TEAM: After serving a two-week suspension for violation of team policies, junior guard Tysell Bozeman has returned to the team. She is scheduled to play in this weekend's games.
HEAD COACH JOAN BONVICINI: In her 10th year at the helm of the Arizona women's basketball program, head coach Joan Bonvicini has collected an unparalleled list of accomplishments, both for the university and for her career.
Bonvicini has posted a 173-107 (.618) mark in 10 seasons at Arizona and has more wins at the UA than all six of the previous Wildcat coaches combined. In 22 years as a collegiate head coach, Bonvicini has a 498-178 (.737) career record. She also has a 23-14 mark in NCAA tournament play and has never lost a first-round game in 14 appearances.
Prior to taking over at the UA, Bonvicini led Long Beach State to 10 consecutive NCAA appearances, including two trips to the Final Four. She registered a 325-71 mark in 12 seasons with the 49ers.
COUNTDOWN TO 500: Joan Bonvicini is only two wins away from reaching the 500-victory mark for her career.
THE REST OF THE STAFF: Awarded the title of associate head coach two years ago, Denise Dove Ianello (Northern Illinois, 1991) is in her ninth year at the UA, functioning as both the team's recruiting coordinator and a perimeter coach. Third-year assistant coach Karen Caires (Cal State Northridge, 1990) works with the perimeter players, assists with scouting and recruiting and directs the Joan Bonvicini Hoop Camp. In his second year at the UA, assistant coach Curtis Loyd (Southern Utah, 1994) is involved with scouting and with coaching the post players.
DID YOU KNOW: Since Joan Bonvicini took over the Arizona program in 1991, the Wildcats have gone 89-77 against Pac-10 teams, although they have a 55-21 league mark over the last five seasons combined.
WILDCAT RADIO FREQUENCY HAS CHANGED: All Arizona women's basketball broadcasts have moved, along with host station KCEE, to a new frequency. All broadcasts, including games and the Joan Bonvicini Coach's Show (Mondays, 6-7 p.m.), can now be heard on 97.1 KCEE FM, instead of the previous frequency of 940 AM.
NICE START: With their 14-2 record, the Wildcats have tied the 1999-2000 team for the best record ever through the first 16 games of a season. The Cats' 4-0 start in Pac-10 play this year is their best start ever in conference action.
STEPPING UP: Junior center LaKeisha Taylor seems to have come into her own lately. During her first six games, Taylor registered only 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 58.3 percent (14-24) from the floor. However, over the last nine games, Taylor has averaged to 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while hitting 61.5 percent (48-78) from the field. She scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while leading the Cats to an 88-72 win over Washington at home on Jan. 13.
A TALE OF TWO HALVES: Arizona seems to be a "second-half team" this season. The Cats are averaging 38.6 ppg during the first halves of this season's contests, out-scoring opponents by an average of only 6.5 ppg in that period. During the second halves of this season's games, though, the Wildcats are averaging 44.6 ppg and are out-scoring opponents by an average of 11.3 ppg for that period.
BY THE NUMBERS: Ten of Arizona's wins this year have been by a total of 10 points or more... Five of those wins have been by spreads of 30 points or more... The Cats have hit four or more 3-pointers in 13 games... Arizona has had 15 or more assists in 10 games... The Cats have had 10 or more steals in eight games... Arizona has forced its opponent into 20 or more turnovers in 11 contests... The UA has scored 80 points or better in nine games.
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: The Wildcats have won 14 of their last 15 home games and are 32-6 on their home court over the last three seasons combined. During Joan Bonvicini's 10 seasons at Arizona, the Wildcats have posted a 101-41 mark in McKale Center. Arizona has a record of 167-149 on its home court since the 1976-77 season.
THERE'S REALLY NO PLACE LIKE HOME: In home games this season, Arizona is averaging 88.7 points per game and is out-scoring opponents by an average of 24.6 ppg...
The Cats at Home - Arizona 88.7 ppg 44.6 rpg 20.4 apg 10.7 spg .484 fg pct .712 ft pct Opp. 64.1 ppg 40.0 rpg 15.0 apg 6.0 spg .347 fg pct .667 ft pct +24.6 ppg +4.6 rpg The Cats on the Road - Arizona 77.6 ppg 43.4 rpg 13.8 apg 7.4 spg .440 fg pct .684 ft pct Opp. 66.4 ppg 35.2 rpg 16.4 apg 8.2 spg .427 fg pct .605 ft pct +11.2 ppg +8.2 rpg
CRASHING THE BOARDS: The Wildcats are out-rebounding their opponents by an average of 5.8 boards per game this year. The best rebounding margin of the season so far was against UPR-Mayaguez on Dec. 20, when the Cats out-rebounded the Bulldogs by 24.
Individually, freshman Veranda James grabbed a team season-high 16 boards against Rice on Nov. 28. That's the highest individual single-game rebound total for any player since then-freshman Adia Barnes pulled down 18 against Arizona State on Jan. 7, 1995.
GETTING TO THE LINE: Arizona is averaging 19.3 points per game from the free throw line so far this season. The Cats have made it to the free throw line 442 times over 16 games, for an average of 27.6 attempts per contest. The Wildcats have connected on 308 of those attempts (69.7 percent).
STRONG SCHEDULE: Several of Arizona's 2001 opponents were listed in this week's national rankings.
In this week's Associated Press Top 25, Notre Dame is No. 3 and Oregon is No. 18. Auburn, Stanford, Washington and Oregon State were among teams receiving votes for ranking.
In the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, Notre Dame is No. 3 and Oregon is No. 18. Auburn, Stanford, Kansas and UC Santa Barbara were all among the teams receiving votes.
CHECKING THE RECORD BOOK: Senior guard Reshea Bristol is third on the Arizona career list in free throws made (285), third in steals (216), fourth in free throws attempted (399), fifth in three-pointers attempted (212), fifth in three-pointers made (68) and seventh in assists (348). She is in the No. 9 spot on the UA's all-time scoring list, with 991 career points, and needs nine points to move into the No. 8 spot.
Junior forward Elizabeth Pickney is tied for third on the UA career list in blocked shots (87), is fourth in rebounding average (5.4 rpg), fifth in free throws made (266), sixth in scoring average (11.6 ppg) and sixth in free throws attempted (354). She is holding down the No. 17 spot on the all-time scoring chart with 897 career points, needing 28 points to move to No. 16.
WE CAN HANDLE THE CLOSE ONES...: Under head coach Joan Bonvicini, the Cats have gone 27-20 in games settled by five points or less, including a 9-4 mark in games settled by one or two points.
...BUT WE REALLY PREFER THE BLOWOUTS: Over the last 10 seasons, Bonvicini's Arizona teams have won 55 games by spreads of 20 points or more.
80 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER: It seems that the 80-point mark almost always means adding another to the "win" column for the Wildcats. In the 29-year history of UA women's basketball, the Cats have posted a 130-16 record when scoring 80 points or more in a game. Under Bonvicini, the Wildcats have gone 90-9 when topping that 80-point plateau.
KEYS TO THE WIN: This season, Arizona is... 9-2 when out-rebounding its opponent... 12-0 when shooting better than its opponent from the floor... 13-1 when shooting 40% or better from the field... 11-1 when four or more players reach double digits in scoring... 9-0 when leading at halftime... 10-1 when forcing more turnovers than it commits... 13-0 when scoring 70 points or more... 11-1 when opponents score 71 points or less.
ON LOCATION: Arizona has a 9-0 mark at home this year, is 4-1 on the road and is 1-1 in neutral games. The Wildcats were 12-3 at home last season, 9-4 in road games and 4-0 in neutral contests.
CAT SCRATCHES: The Arizona women's basketball program has a 332-397 (.455) all-time record, however it is 136-61 (.690) from 1994 to present... Joan Bonvicini has a 179-91 career record against Pac-10 teams.
WILDCATS ON TELEVISION: The Cats are currently scheduled to make television appearances for at least three more games...
Sat., Feb. 10 at Washington St. Fox Sports Net 1 p.m. PST Sun., Feb. 18 USC Fox Sports Net 2 p.m. Thurs., Mar. 1 at Oregon State Fox Sports Northwest (taped delay)
The Mar. 3 (at Oregon) and Mar. 10 (California) contests have been selected by Fox Sports Net as potential TV games. The television status of each contest will be determined approximately 12 days before the specified dates.
BRISTOL NAMED NATIONAL STAR OF THE WEEK (Jan. 8): After leading the Cats to a road sweep of the Bay Area schools, senior guard Reshea Bristol was named the WomensCollegeHoops.com "National Star of the Week" for Jan. 2-9.
BRISTOL NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Jan 8): Wildcat senior guard Reshea Bristol was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for Jan. 2-8. She averaged 22.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 steals, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks while leading the Wildcats to a road sweep of the Bay Area schools. She shot 90.9 percent (10-11) from the line, 66.7 percent (4-6) from three-point range and 46.9 percent (15-32) from the floor. That was the second straight week that Bristol earned the Player of the Week honor. The Player of the Week honor is the third of Bristol's career, her second this season and the 22nd all-time selection for Arizona.
BRISTOL NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Jan. 1): Wildcat senior guard Reshea Bristol was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week for Dec. 18-31. She helped lead Arizona to a 3-1 mark during that time frame, including all-tournament acclaim as the Cats earned runner-up honors at the San Juan Shootout. In wins over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Nebraska and Kansas and a narrow loss to then-No. 9 Auburn, she averaged 16.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game in 123 total minutes of play. The Player of the Week honor is the second of Bristol's career.
THE CATS AND PAC-10 OPENERS: Under Joan Bonvicini, Arizona has a 7-3 mark in Pac-10 openers and has won its first conference contest in seven of the last eight years.
NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS: The Wildcats wrapped up regular season non-conference play this year with an outstanding 10-2 mark. Their only two losses were to No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 9 Auburn. During its 10 non-conference wins, Arizona averaged an astounding 86.8 points per game and out-scored opponents by an average of 24.9 points per game. Arizona has recorded a 60-14 mark against non-conference opponents over the last six years combined.
WHAT A GAME!: During the Dec. 20 contest against UPR-Mayaguez at the San Juan Shootout, Arizona set a new school record for margin of victory by defeating the Bulldogs, 105-41, a margin of 63 points. That surpassed the previous record if 56 points (99-43) set only 12 days earlier against Bowling Green on Dec. 8.
Arizona's 105 points in that contest is its highest offensive output since scoring 105 points against Sacramento State at home on Dec. 17, 1994. The 41 points scored by the Bulldogs is the best defensive effort since the Cats allowed Cal Poly-SLO to score only 39 on Jan. 9, 1996, in Tucson. The Cats also out-rebounded the Bulldogs by 24 (46-22), the best rebounding margin since the UA out-rebounded Sacramento State by 31 (59-28) during that Dec. 17, 1994 game.
OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION: For the first time in the program's history, the Wildcats had four consecutive games of 90 points or more. Arizona defeated UNLV (91-74) on Dec. 6, Bowling Green (99-43) on Dec. 8, Fresno State (92-55) on Dec. 10 and Louisville (90-60) on Dec. 17 to put together the first-ever string of four straight games with offensive outputs of 90+ points.
PICKNEY NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Dec. 11): Junior forward Elizabeth Pickney was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for Dec. 4-11. She averaged 20.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game while leading the Wildcats to a 3-0 record for the week. In the three home victories, she shot a combined .489 from the floor (23-for-47), .824 from the line (14-for-17) and hit her first career three-pointer. This is Pickney's second career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Arizona's 20th Player of the Week honor all-time.
DISHING IT OUT: Against UNLV on Dec. 6, senior guard Reshea Bristol racked up a career-high 14 assists. That was the highest single-game assists total for any individual since former Wildcat Brenda Pantoja -- who was on UNLV's bench for that Dec. 6 game as an assistant coach -- collected 14 against Washington State at home on Feb. 29, 1996.
GOOD BEGINNINGS: With Joan Bonvicini at the program's helm, the Wildcats have won six straight season openers and eight in the 10 years she has been at the UA.
BRASE TO REDSHIRT: Wildcat junior guard Julie Brase will redshirt for the 2000-2001 season after having wrist surgery before the start of the season. Brase played in all 32 games last year, starting 19, and averaged 6.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.
WHAT THE COACHES THINK: Here is the predicted order of finish for the Pac-10 this season, according to the league's coaches... 1. Stanford, 2. Oregon, 3. USC, 4. ARIZONA, 5. Arizona State, t6. UCLA, t6. Washington, 8. Oregon State, 9. California, 10. Washington State.
The Pac-10 women's basketball media members picked Arizona to finish fourth, as well.
BUT WE CAN DO BETTER: In each of the previous three years, Arizona has equalled or bettered the Pac-10 coaches' pick for its finish... 2000 - picked fourth, finished tied for second; 1999 - picked fifth, finished fourth; 1998 - picked second, finished tied for second.
CATS INK EARLY SIGNEES: The Arizona women's basketball program signed four players on the first day of the early signing period last week. Forwards Danielle Adefeso (Santa Monica, CA/St. Monica HS) and Shawntinice Polk (Hanford, CA/Hanford HS) and guards Robin Roberson (Berkeley, CA/Berkeley HS) and Dee Dee Wheeler (Chicago, IL/Dunbar HS) will all join the Wildcats for the 2001-02 season.
PAC-10 APPROVES CONFERENCE TOURNAMENTS: The Pacific-10 Conference Chief Executive Officers have approved the establishment of men's and women's post-season basketball tournaments.
The men's tournament will be an eight-team event to be staged at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The women's tournament will be a 10-team event hosted on campus by one of the Pac-10 members. Both tournaments will begin in March 2002. In each case, the winner of the Tournament will earn the Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.
The Conference previously conducted a men's tournament following the 1987 through 1990 seasons. It has never sponsored a similar event for women.
OREGON TO HOST FIRST TOURNAMENT: Oregon has been selected as the first school to host the Pac-10 women's basketball tournament. The historical event will take place in March 2002 on the UO campus.
1999-2000 IN REVIEW: After returning 10 letterwinners and all five starters from the previous year's squad, the 1999-2000 Wildcats utilized their depth and experience to roll to a 25-7 overall mark, setting a new school record for most wins in a season. The Cats garnered a 13-5 record in Pac-10 play, finishing in a tie for second with Stanford.
Arizona opened the season with a nine-game win streak and went on to register an 11-1 mark in non-conference action. By winning their first Pac-10 game to improve to 12-1, the Cats tied the school record for the best start in the history of the program.
The Wildcats earned their fourth consecutive NCAA tournament berth, ending up as the No. 8 seed in the Mideast Region. Arizona travelled to Knoxville, Tenn., where it downed No. 9 seed Kent, 73-61, in the first round of the tournament. The Cats faced No. 1 seed and eventual national runner-up Tennessee in the second round and put up a valiant fight, only to fall, 75-60.
The UA set or tied 23 school records during the season, including most wins in a season (25), highest winning percentage (.781), most three-point field goals made in a season (162) and most points in a season (2,484). The Wildcats were ranked 21st in the final Associated Press Poll of the year and were 20th in the last USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.
ON THE INDIVIDUAL FRONT: With 12.7 points per game, forward Angela Lackey finished as Arizona's leading scorer for the second straight year. She was second in rebounding, at 5.3 per game. Fellow forward Tatum Brown was second in scoring, with 12.4 points per game, and was the team's top rebounder, with 7.7 boards per contest. Forward Elizabeth Pickney was third in both categories, averaging 9.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Guards Lisa Griffith (8.9 ppg), Reshea Bristol (8.6 ppg), Felecity Willis (7.8 ppg) and Julie Brase (6.1 ppg) followed on the scoring chart. Willis was the team's assists leader, at 5.3 per game, while Griffith had the highest steals average, at 2.1 per game.