Roundup: Utah 'making life miserable' for Huntsman Center foes
I’m not sure there’s a team in the country that wants to play the Runnin’ Utes right now… ESPECIALLY in the SLC. After a 74-49 drubbing of Colorado (the game wasn’t as close as the score indicates), Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune writes that Utah basketball is "making life miserable” for road teams that enter the Huntsman Center. Visiting Pac-12 teams have been outscored by a combined 81 points in three games this year.
He returned to the lineup after missing last weekend with back spasms, but Colorado forward Josh Scott is still playing in pain, and it showed – he had three points and two rebounds in 28 minutes.
USC men’s basketball improved to 1-2 in conference play Wednesday night, and here’s the recap of USC’s 71-57 victory over Cal from Scott Wolf of the Los Angeles Daily News.
As the Bruins get set to face Stanford in Westwood (where the Cardinal hasn’t won in 10 years, by the way), Doug Gottlieb of CBS Sports takes a look at the troubles UCLA basketball has had this year. The Bruins bring a five-game losing skid into the Thursday night contest (6 p.m. PT, ESPN).
Tom FitzGerald features Stanford basketball player Rosco Allen, the Budapest-born redshirt sophomore who has made a name for himself in a reserve role this season.
The Beavers host Arizona State with a chance to get to 1-1 in conference play, and Connor Letourneau says that Oregon State basketball guard Langston Morris-Walker is growing comfortable in his expanded role with the team this season.
Four days away now from the CFP National Championship… To whet your appetite, Ted Miller informs us that Oregon’s offense is about more than tempo.
This might be the best thing you read all day: GoHuskies.com’s Mason Kelley reflects on his reporting on Washington wide receiver Kasen Williams throughout the years, starting from the time Williams was in high school. I seriously recommend this article.
David Lombardi dissects Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright’s performances against Cal and UCLA. A combined 37 tackles and eight tackles for loss in two games. Yeah, just two.
Nick Kranz of California Golden Blogs thinks that Cal women’s basketball’s home sweep of Colorado and Utah could be a turning point in the Golden Bears’ season. Tough road trip to the Washington schools this weekend.
Doug Haller previews what Arizona State football could look like in 2015.
Washington State athletics encourages you to vote to help raise money for Team Gleason. Details inside the link.