Roundup: Dawgs shock Cardinal
You sort of take for granted that Stanford women’s basketball is going to win every conference contest in which it participates, but as Chris Berman says, “That’s why they play the game.” Exhibit A: Sunday, when the Dawgs shocked No. 3 Stanford 87-82 in Seattle to give the Cardinal its first conference road loss in more than 60 games. Congrats to The Listmaster Mike Neighbors.
Hey, kudos to Arizona women’s basketball for pummeling 11th-ranked Arizona State 68-49 and getting its first conference victory of the season. It was also Arizona’s first win over a ranked team in nine years.
As of now, projections have Johnny Dawkins’ boys squarely in the NCAA tournament after winning six of their last eight to get to 6-4 in league play. Adam Butler examines the situation further for Rush the Court, wondering if Stanford’s senior class is ready to shine. This was the 15th-ranked recruiting class by Scout four years ago.
So the new-look Buffs are finding a groove with Askia Booker as the go-to guy, and that was written before Colorado dismantled Washington 91-65 on Sunday. No bubble trouble for these boys even without Spencer Dinwiddie, in large thanks to Xavier Johnson doin’ work.
Here’s a must-read about Oregon State signee Drew Clarkson displaying courage beyond his years. At 17, Clarkson was diagnosed with stage 2 testicular cancer. He had to have the testicle in question removed and underwent chemotherapy.
Arizona State finds itself at 7-4 in league play after two nailbiting wins over the Oregon schools last weekend, and Paola Boivin believes that Jordan Bachynski and Arizona State are better than a year ago. #Blockchynski
Joseph Young scored 29 in the second half to bring his team back from 21 down, but the Ducks’ Arizona State loss was a near-miss at making NCAA history. Oregon would have been just the 22nd team to come back from 21 down in the second half.
It looked like the Trojans were going to pull off the upset of the Bruins after 20 minutes of play Saturday, but Norman Powell provided a spark for UCLA against USC, and the Bruins won 83-73. Powell scored 17 of his season-high 21 points in the second half.
Utah swept the Washington schools to get to 5-6 in the Pac-12, and Brandon Taylor has his groove back for the Utes.
Here’s a visual analysis of the 2014 Washington State football recruiting class thanks to the folks at CougCenter.
Former NFL players Ricky Brown and Kyle DeVan are now on the USC staff as graduate assistants, per Scott Wolf.