Roundup: Ka'Deem Carey, David Yankey enter NFL draft
Thanks to a 73-53 victory over USC last night, No. 1 Arizona hoops is off to a school-best 17-0 start. The previous best was a 16-0 opening to the 1931-32 season. Props, y’all. On the gridrion side of things, Ka'Deem Carey will enter the 2014 NFL draft after another stellar campaign.
Ka'Deem isn't the only one leaving school; All-American left guard David Yankey is also entering the NFL draft. He could have returned for a fifth year, but since he’s on track to graduate this spring and his stock can’t be any higher, he might as well bounce.
Here are some takeaways from the USC side of things on that 73-53 loss to Arizona courtesy of The Ripsit Blog. ‘Twas just a three-point Arizona edge at the half and the Trojans fought hard all night.
Tough news to take if you’re a Buff: Spencer Dinwiddie got injured and was carried off the court at Washington in the 71-54 loss to the Dawgs yesterday. His left knee is what’s in question – no official word on what it is yet, but it didn’t look good.
Watch out for these Huskies, who are now 3-1 in conference after that win over the Buffs. Did you know that C.J. Wilcox tied an Alaska Airlines Arena record by hitting seven three-pointers against Colorado?
As a result of hanging very tough with Arizona on Thursday and eclipsing Arizona State last night, UCLA moved into a tie for 25th in the AP poll alongside Oklahoma, which got in there thanks to knocking off a previously undefeated Iowa State team. Oh, and how about Jim Mora and Snoop Lion posing for pictures following a workout at UCLA?
This article is a couple of days old but still a great read by Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Trib on Ute big man Dallin Bachynski growing up on and off the floor.
Allen Crabbe’s NBA career with the Portland Trail Blazers is off to a humbling start, but he’s keeping a good attitude about it, and Rip City head coach Terry Stotts is impressed by Crabbe’s game. Just not a whole lot of minutes to go around in a deep backcourt for one of the best squads in The Association.
Round No. 2 of the women’s basketball Civil War takes place tonight on the Pac-12 Networks at 7 p.m., and Lindsay Schnell gives us this story on how it has been a balancing act for Oregon State’s Sydney Wiese as a freshman trying to learn Scott Rueck’s system and keep up with her classwork. She had a huge game in round one, though, hitting seven triples and leading the Beavs to an 88-80 triumph in Eugene.
Here is Washington State men’s basketball head dude Ken Bone on the Cougs’ 49-46 win over Utah yesterday for the team’s first win in conference play.
Kevin Gemmell gives us a season review of Arizona State football in 2013, grading the Forks out with a B+. And yeah, the men’s hoops team is coming off a 15-point loss to UCLA last night, but Eamonn Brennan plans for success for Arizona State against Arizona by talking about ASU’s best hope against the undefeated and top-ranked Cats.