Let's get right to it, shall we?
Player of the Year: Sam Clancy, Sr. PF-USC
Freshman of the Year: Salim Stoudamire, SG-Arizona
Coach of the Year: Ernie Kent-Oregon and Lute Olson-Arizona (co-winners)
Newcomer of the Year: Doug Wrenn, Soph. SF-Washington
1. Sam Clancy, Sr. PF-USC. 19.2ppg, 9.8rpg, 1.9stl, 1.4blk, .495FG%, .633FT%
2. Jason Gardner, Jr. PG-Ariz. 20.6ppg, 4.7apg, 1.8stl, .427FG%, .800FT%, .397 3pt%
3. Freddie Jones, Sr. SG-Oreg. 18.6ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.8stl, .528FG%, .855FT%, .362 3pt%
4. Luke Walton, Jr. SF-Ariz. 15.1ppg, 7.4rpg, 6.4apg, 1.8stl, .477FG%, .651FT%
5. Curtis Borchardt, Jr. C-Stan. 17.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.9blk, .581FG%, .691FT%, .440 3pt%
6. Casey Jacobsen, Jr. SG-Stan. 22.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.6apg, .446FG%, .772FT%, .380 3pt%
7. Luke Ridnour, So. PG-Oreg. 15.1ppg, 4.9apg, 1.5stl, .470FG%, .866FT%, .445 3pt%
8. Jason Kapono, Jr. SF-UCLA. 16.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.2apg, .470FG%, .867FT%, .471 3pt%
9. Luke Jackson, So. SF-Oreg. 15.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.4stl, .458FG%, .862FT%, .388 3pt%
10. Chad Prewitt, Sr. C-ASU. 17.6ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.3apg, .534FG%, .737FT%, .429 3pt%
*Doug Wrenn, So. SF-Wash., Marcus Moore, So. PG-WSU, Matt Barnes, Sr. PF-UCLA, Philip Ricci, Jr. PF-OSU, Rick Anderson, Jr. PF-Ariz., Joe Shipp, Jr. SF-Cal, Billy Knight, Sr. SG-UCLA, Brandon Granville, Sr. PG-USC, Dan Gadzuric, Sr. C-UCLA, Salim Stoudamire, Fr. SG-Ariz.
1. Salim Stoudamire, 6-1 SG-Ariz. 12.9ppg, 2.1 rpg, .438FG%, .933FT%, .441 3pt%
2. Errick Craven, 6-2 SG-USC. 12.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.3stl, .452FG%, .644FT%, .320 3pt%
3. Channing Frye, 6-10 C-Ariz. 9.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.4blk, .586FG%, .762FT%
4. Jamal Sampson, 6-11 C-Cal. 7.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.5blk, .444FG%, .527FT%
5. Josh Childress, 6-8 SF-Stan. 7.7ppg, 4.9rpg, .402FG%, .676FT%, .296 3pt%
*Jason Braxton, 6-3 PG-ASU, Will Bynum, 5-10 SG-Ariz., Isaiah Fox, 6-9 PF-Ariz., Erroll Knight, 6-7 SG-Wash., Rory O'Neil, 6-10 PF-USC.
Game of the Year: UCLA 76, Arizona 75, February 14, 2002-Pauley Pavilion.
*Bruin forward Jason Kapono hits a wide-open three-pointer with under ten seconds to play to give UCLA a one-point lead. Arizona's Channing Frye had a shot to win the game for the Wildcats but saw his 10-foot bank-shot rim in and out at the buzzer.
Play of the Year: "Rid to Freddie J."
*Oregon's point guard Luke Ridnour raced down court at McKale Center with one defender in his path to the basket. Instead of trying to score himself, Ridnour threw a pass off the glass right into the waiting hands of Freddie Jones, high above the rim, for a thunderous two-handed dunk.
Performance(s) of the Year:
* Luke Walton's triple-double vs. USC. Walton led Arizona to a blowout of first place USC, 97-80, at McKale Center. The Wildcat junior "point" forward had 27 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and four blocked shots. It was an virtuoso all-around performance by Walton, who flirted with several other triple-doubles throughout the season.
*Casey Jacobsen explodes for 49 points against ASU. Casey Jakes scored 31 of his NCAA-high 49 points after halftime and made 14 of his 22 shots against the Sun Devils in Maples Pavilion. Jacobsen also scored 41 points in a win over Oregon later in the year en route to winning the Pac-10 scoring title (22.2 points per game).
*Freddie Jones hits two game-winners in L.A. The Ducks' electric senior guard hit a floater in the lane at USC to give Oregon a two-point win with just under a second remaining. Two days later at UCLA, Jones again hit a runner in the paint to secure a 67-64 Oregon win and clinch the Ducks' first outright Pac-10 championship in 57 years.
All of these players, teams and games made the Pac-10 the most exciting and competitive conference in America. And to think, the real season is just beginning…