Roundup: Arizona in line for No. 1 overall seed in NCAA tourney
As Arizona heads to Oregon State for an 8 p.m. PT tilt Wednesday night on FOX Sports 1, the Wildcats are on pace for the No. 1 overall seed, pens Bruce Pascoe. Arizona is No. 3 in the polls but No. 1 in the RPI, according to realtimerpi.com.
So Chiney Ogwumike is your Pac-12 Player of the Year, but you already knew that was going to happen since like November. We here at the Pac-12 Post (and by “we,” I mean Justin Karp, Sarah Kezele and myself) take a look at Chiney Ogwumike’s four years of greatness at Stanford. Also, Stanford beat Cal 11-1 in baseball action, and what’s important there is that Cardinal skipper Mark Marquess won his 1,500th game.
Women’s hoops guru Jayda Evans has a nice short story on Washington guard Kelsey Plum being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and why she thinks Plum deserved the honor over Oregon standout Chrishae Rowe.
As the Ducks enter the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, the school announced that Paul Westhead is in his last season with Oregon and will not have his contract renewed.
In our lone men’s basketball game Tuesday night, Jahii Carson scored 28 points for Arizona State, but it wasn’t enough as the Sun Devils fell to Oregon 85-78.
With Boyle’s Bunch all set for a Wednesday nighter on ESPN2 at Stanford (6 p.m. PT), Askia Booker and the Buffs hope to bounce back from their two-game losing streak, a skid in which Booker has had troubles as well.
What’s this – “NCAA tournament talk” and “Utah Utes” in the same sentence? Just like the good ol' days of not too long ago thanks to the masterful job done by Larry Krystkowiak in the SLC. It might be a long shot even if they do go 2-0 on this Bay Area swing, but Tony Jones writes that rewards await the Utes if they can win on their final road trip. It starts at 8 p.m. PT at Cal Wednesday night on ESPNU.
California Golden Blogs previews the upcoming Utah game and asks, “can the Bears stop the bleeding?” Monty’s Crew has lost three of four.
And for our Cougar link, why don’t we take a look at Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson’s last-second, game-winning jumper to beat the Pacers Tuesday night, eh?
Lost Lettermen believes Oregon State has the eighth-best old-school college logo in the nation, while Oregon is second (my mom, a former Beaver cheerleader, is a much bigger fan of the old-school look).
In some Bruins pigskin news, the Los Angeles Times reports that UCLA officials are pushing to raise funds for a football facility. Should cost around $50 million.
The Ripsit Blog’s Jordan Moore has some 2014 USC spring football info for ya. Spring game April 19 at the Coliseum.