Roundup: Stanford basketball gets OT win at No. 9 Texas
Bigtime dub for the Cardinal Tuesday night, as Chasson Randle led Stanford basketball to a much-needed win at Texas, 74-71 in overtime. Randle scored 22 (with some big-league buckets in crunch time) and Brown chipped in 25 to propel Stanford to an upset of the ninth-ranked Longhorns.
The Wildcats are undefeated no more, as a young UNLV team beat No. 3 Arizona men’s basketball 71-67 in Vegas. Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports gives us his thoughts on the game.
Great feature from Martin Rickman of Sports Illustrated on Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong and how the memory of his late father has helped propel him to the career he’s had in Tempe (Strong recently declared for the NFL draft). Also, Ted Miller writes that Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici will lead a strong class of returning QBs in the Pac-12 in 2015. Berco will be a fifth-year senior next season.
Utah defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake will reportedly join Oregon State’s staff in the same position, according to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans. Joining him in Corvallis will be former Utah defensive line coach Ilaisa Tuiaki. Here’s another report from Gina Mizell of The Oregonian saying the same thing.
Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times tells us USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams hasn’t made a decision yet on whether or not he is going to enter the NFL draft. Klein also reflects on Williams’ not-yet-finished USC career.
Jeff Faraudo reports that Cal basketball player Jabari Bird has a stress fracture, and that’s what has kept him out the last six games.
While the Buffs won two fewer games on the gridiron this season, Kyle Bonagura writes that Colorado football was better this season even if the record didn’t show it. Also, Colorado did win the same number of games against FBS opponents in 2014 as it did in 2013 (two).
Watch some tape on UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks talking about his final game in a Bruin uniform and Kansas State’s offense as the Bruins get ready for the Alamo Bowl.
Jacob Thorpe reports that Washington State linebacker Tana Pritchard is leaving the program. He has reportedly graduated, so he can play elsewhere right away for one season.
Miss the game? Watch a recap of 14th-ranked Utah basketball beating South Dakota State 80-66 Tuesday night on the Pac-12 Networks.
Andrew Greif previews the special teams units for Oregon and Florida State in advance of the Rose Bowl.
The mighty Jack Follman of Pac-12.com gives us a preview of the Cactus Bowl between Washington and Oklahoma State.