Roundup: Arizona is still perfect
Make ‘em a perfect 20-0 now. Utah put up a valiant fight, but Nick Johnson and offensive rebounding pushed No. 1 Arizona past Utah by a score of 65-56. In more solemn news, former Arizona AD Dave Strack died at the age of 90 over the weekend.
Oregon finally got back on the right track, and did so in a big way with a 71-44 result over Washington State. During the course of the game, Oregon defensive lineman Arik Armstead scored his first career points on the collegiate hardwood. Impressive.
Big win on the road for the Farm Boys, taking care of USC in overtime 79-71. After the game, our Don MacLean caught up with Anthony Brown to talk about Stanford’s team play. Good stuff by Brown to put that unforced error near the end of regulation behind him and make big plays in OT. Also, Stanford has promoted Lance Anderson to defensive coordinator.
By beating Cal 76-64 on Sunday, UCLA men's basketball moved into a tie for second place.
Yes, Cal has lost two straight games and yes, this article was only written after the first one, but still, the improvement of returning starters fuels Cal as a competitor in the Pac-12.
Let’s hear ASU women’s hoops coach Charli Turner Thorne mic’d up. Big road sweep of the Mountain schools this weekend for her nationally-ranked squad. This feature comes from the Forks’ win over Cal about a week ago.
Not only did Washington beat Oregon State on Saturday, but Nigel Williams-Goss set a UW freshman scoring record by going for 32 against the Beavs. He wasn’t the only Dawg to go off this weekend, because former Romarite and current Toronto Raptor Terrence Ross scored 51 points against the Clippers.
Failing to capitalize on an opportunity in the loss to Washington, the women’s basketball team walked away with a 72-57 win over Washington State. Scott Rueck’s group is now back to .500 in conference play (4-4).
In breaking an eight-meet losing streak to UCLA, Ute gymnast Georgia Dabritz was almost perfect in her performances: 9.975 on the vault, 9.95 on bars and 9.975 on floor, which won her those three event titles.
Rough weekend for both hoops teams in Boulder, so let’s hear from Colorado football offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren on the Buffs’ QB shortage. Sefo Liufau and Jordan Gehrke are the only two quarterbacks on the roster heading into spring ball.
Nice Q&A with USC football coach Steve Sarkisian done by Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated here. Good stuff on Sark’s previous stops at SC.
Early 2014 bowl projections have Washington State going to the Independence Bowl to play Louisiana-Monroe.