Roundup: Obama picks Arizona for Final Four

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So President Obama has Arizona reaching the Final Four, but he’s picking Michigan State to win it all. Not sure if you want Barry picking the 'Cats to go that far, because he’s only correctly predicted seven of the last 24 Final Four teams, according to the article.


Very good read here from Brian Howell on Askia Booker finding a safe haven in the gym to keep himself away from gang violence growing up in Inglewood and to clear his mind these days in Boulder.

Arizona State

Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports considers Arizona State’s Jahii Carson one of the 15 best go-to guys in the NCAA tournament, and Nick Johnson of Arizona is one of his honorable mentions.


As senior-laden as Stanford is this year, its bench has been hammered by the injury bug, with Aaron Bright, Andy Brown, Christian Sanders and Rosco Allen all going down for the count either early on or before the season started. That said, the Stanford men have been stretched thin but have stayed strong.


Need some extra hope going into this tournament run, Bruin fan? UCLA hero Tyus Edney says this year’s UCLA team reminds him of the 1995 squad that won the national championship.

Washington State

Now that Ken Bone has been fired, CougCenter makes a list of potential candidates for the Washington State head coaching vacancy. Ernie Kent and Ben Howland find themselves on said list.


Utah led much of the way, but St. Mary’s rallied past the Utes 70-58 in the Pac-12 postseason lidlifter, a first round NIT matchup. Still, a great season for the Fighting Krystkowiaks.


Cal opens its NIT run against Utah Valley Wednesday night, and the NIT isn’t Justin Cobbs’ ideal spot to end his Cal career.

Oregon State

Oregon State hosts Radford in the first round of the CBI Wednesday night, and here’s what you need to know about the Oregon State-Radford game courtesy of The Oregonian.


Up in Seattle, Lindsay Schnell tells us that Washington’s Shaq Thompson is making a case to be a potential two-way star like UCLA’s Myles Jack. So far, Chris Petersen has been receptive to the idea of the linebacker taking some handoffs (he rushed for more than 1,100 yards as a senior in high school).


Hey look, Johnny Manziel has Oregon Duck Nike shoes. Of course, Johnny Football originally committed to the Ducks before flipping to A&M.


Scott Wolf ranks the USC quarterbacks in his latest update, putting Cody Kessler first, Max Browne second and Jalen Greene third.

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